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Paper Deposit Fee

Authors whose abstracts are accepted will be required to register for the conference at the time of the final paper submission, attend the conference, and make their presentation(s) in person. Authors whose abstracts or draft papers are selected will be requested to submit a final paper along with the paper deposit fee of $150 by the prescribed deadline. Submitting a paper for the conference constitutes agreement that, if their paper is accepted, the author will register for the conference at the appropriate fee(s), attend the conference, and make their presentations in person.

The deposit fee will be credited towards the conference registration for the author submitting the final paper. Upon acceptance of the paper, the registration discount code and instructions will be forwarded to the author. Authors uploading more than one paper will pay only one deposit fee. If an individual uploads a paper but a substitute author will present the paper, please note the deposit fee will not apply to the substitute's registration fee.

All paper deposit fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable, and payment of the deposit fee does not guarantee the author a copy of the proceedings. Authors must attend the conference to receive the proceedings. Should an individual pay the deposit fee but fail to register for the conference by the prescribed deadline, the individual's abstract/paper will be removed from the conference program and proceedings, and the deposit will not be refunded. All expenses associated with the preparation, submission, and presentation of abstracts and papers are the responsibility of the authors.


Guidelines for Submission of Abstracts

You are invited to submit paper abstracts and session proposals online by clicking here . Authors are expected to orally present their papers in a technical session or poster session.

Online submission is easy and is required to be considered for acceptance into the program. Simply follow the online instructions. Final papers and posters will be peer reviewed and published in the Conference Proceedings. Please note the following requirements for abstract submission.

Deadlines will be strictly adhered to and authors will be required to register for the Conference at the time of final paper upload. Failure to submit abstracts and/or papers by the deadline will result in removal from the Conference program and proceedings. Authors whose abstracts are accepted and who submit a final paper are expected to attend the Conference, pay the appropriate fees and make their presentation(s) in person. For program questions, contact the Steering Committee Co-Chairs. Proceedings will be published on CD-ROM.

Who to Contact for More Information

Conference Chair:
Thomas G. Krzewinski, P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE
Golder Associates, Inc.; President of IACORD

Proceedings Editor:
Jon E. Zufelt, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; ERDC-CRREL, Anchorage, AK

Suggested Conference Technical Topics

Papers and poster presentations are encouraged on all aspects of cold regions engineering and development, including:

  • Frozen Ground and Permafrost
  • Building Design
  • Construction Techniques
  • Logistics Issues
  • Ports and Shipping
  • Pavement Performance
  • Sustainable Technologies
  • Oil and Gas
  • Pipeline Infrastructure in the Frozen Environment
  • Environmental Considerations
  • Energy Issues, including Renewable Sources
  • Socio-cultural Considerations
  • Policy Development
  • Structure and Foundation Failures
  • Geomatics and Specific Arctic Issues
  • Forensic Investigations and Practices in Cold Climates
  • Education
  • Life-line and Earthquake Engineering
  • Water and Wastewater Systems
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Landfill Development on Permafrost
  • Road Maintenance
  • Urban Snow Management
  • Innovative Engineering Solutions


Key Dates

Abstracts due: May 1, 2012 - Deadline extended to June 30, 2012
Authors Notified: July 18, 2012
Draft Final Papers: October 2, 2012
Authors Notified: December 4, 2012
Final Papers Due: January 31, 2013 - Deadline extended to February 11, 2013