The Conference provides an excellent opportunity for sharing knowledge through presentations. The preliminary schedule for submittal of abstracts and manuscripts is shown below.

  • January 1, 2018 :: Call for abstracts
  • May 31, 2018 :: Abstracts submittal deadline
  • June 15, 2018 :: Abstract decisions to authors
  • November 1, 2018 :: Draft manuscripts due to editor
  • February 1, 2019 :: Peer review decisions to authors
  • March 1, 2019 :: Final manuscripts due to editor

Requirements for Papers

All accepted papers will be presented at the Conference as poster presentations unless the author(s) is/are invited by the organizing committee to present the material as an oral presentation. An abstract of each paper must be submitted for review and acceptance. Upon acceptance of an abstract, full manuscripts will be due in accordance with the schedule presented above. Upon review, a final manuscript may be determined to require additional editing for final publication; therefore, a final "camera ready" submittal may be required. Papers are not required to relate to any particular topic, although the focus of the paper should fall within the general topics listed on the TOPICS page of this website.

All accepted papers will be published as a Special Publication by the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, with an ISBN number, and the publication will be made freely available on-line to ensure maximum exposure and distribution. Select papers will be published in a special edition of the journal Environmental and Engineering Geoscience, which is co-published by AEG and the Geological Society of America.


Abstracts shall be submitted as Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) computer files. An abstract shall not exceed 300 words in length and shall conform with the requirements below:

  • Font/typeface: 10 point Times (may also be called "Times New Roman")
  • Title: Bold font; title case (all lower case letters, except the first letter of major words shall be capitalized); no more than 120 characters
  • Content: Paragraph text only; tables, graphs, images, or other non-paragraph text are not allowed
  • Authors: Provide last name first, followed by first name, followed Company or Affiliation and email address. All co-authors should be listed as last name, first name and email address only. Group names will not be accepted as an author.

Full Manuscripts

Full manuscripts, 4 to 8 pages in length, shall be submitted as Portable Document Format (PDF) computer files. The manuscript within the file shall be "camera-ready"; that is, it shall be complete, properly formatted, and ready in all respects to be directly included in the publications identified above. Each full manuscript shall be constructed in strict accordance with a defined template that is will be available for download from the Conference website.

Submittal of documents

All abstracts and final manuscripts shall be submitted to the Conference staff through a web-based Document Management System (DMS) whose address is:

Persons wanting to submit documents for the Conference should visit the website listed above and create an account. Those who create an account for use in submitting an abstract should use their existing credentials to access the DMS for subsequent submittals. Do not create more than one account on the DMS; you must use the same DMS account for all submittals.

While it is not required that the person submitting documents is an author of a paper, all communication from the Conference staff concerning a paper will be directed to the person who submits the documents (the account holder). It is the responsibility of this person to communicate relevant information to the paper author(s).

For questions about paper submission or for help with the Document Management System, please contact the Conference staff using the contact information available here.

Attendance of Conference

At least one author of each accepted paper shall register for and attend the Conference and shall present the paper at the Conference in accordance with the applicable presentation schedule. Please do not submit an abstract if you do not plan to attend the 2019 DFHM meeting. Please have a backup author prepared to give your presentation should you not be able to attend. Registration for attendance of the Conference by the presenting author must be received by May 1, 2019 in order for your paper to be presented at the Conference and to be included in the publications identified above.