PIANC APAC 2020 is a biennial conference series focusing on harbours, ports and recreational boating in the Asia Pacific region.

Guidelines & Submission

As the PIANC APAC 2020 Conference has been postponed until later in the year, we are giving potential authors the opportunity to submit an abstract for consideration as part of a second round call for abstracts.

Note: The Conference will not include any full peer reviewed papers, rather authors are required to submit two page extended abstracts following the template provided.

Two page Extended Abstracts must be submitted online as Microsoft Word documents only using a specific format – an abstract template is available online and must be used for all abstracts submitted.

  • Extended abstracts are to be preferably between 500 and 800 words of text and should include supporting tables, figures, and equations.
  • The extended abstract should fill but not exceed two pages in 2 column layout.
  • Extended abstracts must be submitted in Arial 10 point font
  • The extended abstract title must be typed in Arial 14 point, bold and centred font
  • The first listed author should be the presenting and contact author
  • The presenting authors name must be underlined
  • All author details and affiliations must be included
  • The first author’s email address must be included
  • The extended abstract is to include a 100 word maximum summary
  • Authors must include a maximum of five keywords sufficient to highlight the relevant topics addressed in your extended abstract.

Please note that while there is no limit to the number of extended abstracts you can submit, the Conference Program Committee will, where possible, limit the number of presentations per first author to one.

Presenters of accepted extended abstracts are required to register and pay to attend the Conference as a delegate for at least the day they are presenting.

Submission of extended abstracts implies the author’s agreement to have their extended abstract uploaded on the Conference app and website.

Acceptance of extended abstracts does not imply any payment from the Conference Committee. Authors must arrange and pay their own accommodation, travel etc. to attend the Conference.

Acceptance or otherwise is at the discretion of the Conference Program Committee whose decision is final.

Key Dates:

14 August 2020 Abstract Submission (Round 2) Deadline (midnight AEDT)
28 August 2020 Authors advised of Submission Outcome
18 September 2020 Earlybird Registration Closes
25 September 2020 Speaker Registration Deadline
18 October 2020 Earlybird Registration Closes


Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation
Coastal Processes and Risk Implications
Dredging and Reclamation
Economic, Social, Legal and Political Aspects
Environmental Aspects and Ecosystem Services
Port Planning
Ports and Marine Facilities – Design and Construction
Recreational Facilities, Waterfront Development and Marinas
Sustainability, and Stakeholder Engagement
Working with Nature

All abstracts must be submitted by midnight AEDT Friday 14 August 2020

Additional enquiries should be directed to the Conference Secretariat: Encanta Event Management T: +61 3 9863 7609 E: lexie.duncan@encanta.com.au