Vice Chairs Clean Green Submarine, Protecting and Connecting People and the Planet
This topic area covers the environmental and social responsibility of the subsea community. This encompasses subjects such as the use of renewable energy in telecoms networks, development and implementation of sensor technology, ocean observatories, SMART cables and green initiatives for marine survey, installation & operations. On a similar theme, submarine cable decommissioning, recovery, recycling and redeployment also falls within this topic. From a citizenship perspective aspects such as harmony amongst seabed users, meeting requirements of environment agencies, educating governments, communities and the public at large about subsea systems, creating the next generation of the work force and ensuring diversity and inclusion within organizations are crucial for creating a sustainable community. Finally, and crucially, this topic area will address brokering the global digital divide through increased connectivity and access.
Guideline for Submission
The SubOptic Papers Committee is pleased to request industry experts to submit Abstracts for papers to be presented as either oral or poster presentations at SubOptic 2023
Deadline for Abstract Submission
The deadline for submission of Abstracts is 2 September 2022
Format of Abstracts
Abstracts must be written in English, and consist of plain text only, maximum 300 words. Essentially the abstract should be a brief summary (or an 'abstract') of the proposed paper or poster.
Each Abstract should be original in nature and cover some aspect of the program topics detailed in this Call for Papers. Abstracts will be evaluated and scored for quality, credibility, originality and general interest.
Overt product advertising or company publicity within an Abstract (or the subsequent paper) is not permissible and will be cause for rejection of the submission.
Any type of company of the submarine industry (operators, vendors, manufacturers, service providers, etc.) is invited to submit.
Abstract Submission Method
To submit an Abstract for consideration, the lead author of the paper should:
The SubOptic 2023 Papers Committee reserves the right to change the designated topic area for any Abstract, as may be appropriate.
Notification of Acceptance
Under the guidance of the SubOptic 2023 Papers Committee, multi-company panels of industry experts will review all abstracts in an objective and professional manner, and select the papers desired for presentation at the conference. The Lead Author will be notified by email in early November 2021 of the committee's decision.
Publication in the Proceedings of SubOptic 2023
If an Abstract is accepted for oral or poster presentation, the author will be required to submit a paper (nominally three to five pages, but any length within reason will be accepted), written in English, to the SubOptic 2023 Papers Committee by 31 January 2023
Accepted papers will be published in the SubOptic 2023 Conference proceedings, contingent upon the transfer of copyright to the SubOptic 2023 Executive Committee.