Key Dates:

Abstracts Submission: Closed
Abstract Notification of Acceptance: Passed
Draft Paper Deadline: Passed
Draft Paper Comments: Passed
Final Paper Deadline: Passed


Final Paper Submission is Closed    


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We would like to thank everyone who submitted an Abstract for consideration for the Pipelines 2014 Conference. This year we have a new record for submitted Abstracts, with more than 325 received, when the submittal system was closed down. This will certainly make the selection process even more challenging than previous years, as there will be many high quality Abstracts to choose from, for a limited number of spaces. We appreciate your interest in participating in the Technical Program and look forward to notifying you of a decision on your submission by Tuesday, November 19, 2013.

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David McPherson
Shah Rahman, A.M.ASCE
David McPherson, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
Northwest Pipe Company
Alan Plummer Associates, Inc.


Prospective authors for ASCE’s Pipelines 2014 Conference are invited to submit a one-page abstract in English not to exceed 500 words outlining the scope of the paper and the principal points they believe would benefit the professional community. The abstracts must be prepared in MS Word and submitted electronically by Tuesday, October 8, 2013 to ASCE at

Abstracts should include the following information about the primary author: name, credential (i.e., P.E., Ph.D.), title, affiliation of authors, complete mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, and email address. A person can be a primary author on no more than two submitted abstracts, although they may be co-author on multiple abstracts. Pipeline Division or ASCE membership is not required for submission. The Pipelines 2014 Conference Steering Committee will review abstracts and notify the primary authors of acceptance by Wednesday, November 20, 2013. Draft papers are due by Tuesday, January 28, 2014; authors will receive comments by Tuesday, March 11, 2014, and final papers are due by Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Guidelines and instructions for paper submissions will be provided to authors and can be found on the submission website. Deadlines will be strictly observed. Failure to submit final papers by the deadline may result in removal from the conference program and the proceedings.

To ensure meaningful technical content, all papers will be peer-reviewed by a minimum of two recognized experts. All accepted papers will be published by ASCE in the conference proceedings. Papers cannot have been previously published with current contents.

Authors whose abstracts are accepted will be required to register for the conference at the time of 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 the paper is accepted, the author will register for the conference at the appropriate fee(s), attend the conference, and make the presentation 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 that the deposit fee will not apply to the substitute’s registration fee.

Should an individual pay the deposit fee but fail to register for the conference by the prescribed deadline, the individual’s paper will be removed from the conference program and proceedings, and the deposit will not be refunded. Payment of the deposit fee does not guarantee the author a copy of the Proceedings. Authors must register and attend the conference to receive the Proceedings. 

International participants residing outside continental North America will be required to provide proof of already having obtained a Visa for entry into the United States for the conference by the time their final paper is submitted to ASCE. Those international participants from countries that are exempt from obtaining Visas for travel to the U.S. must submit proof of the exemption at the time of submission of their final paper(s). Failure to provide either of these supporting documents will result in the exclusion of their paper from the conference program and the conference Proceedings.