Abstract Submissions

The 14th Australian and New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics 2023 would like to thank everyone for the overwhelming response to the call for abstracts. We are absolutely delighted by the quality and number of submissions received. The Organising Committee invites the submission of full papers of original work for consideration as an Oral or Poster Presentation for the Conference.

Key Dates

Full Paper Submissions Open 1 November 2022
Full Paper Submissions Close 6 February 2023
Early Bird Registrations Close 2 March 2023
Standard Registrations From 3 March 2023


Each abstract will be submitted under one of the following themes:

  • Soil Mechanics & Rock Mechanics
  • Numerical Methods for Geomechanics
  • Digital Solutions in Geomechanics and BIM
  • Ground Characterisation and Site Investigation
  • Soft Soils Engineering
  • Ground Improvement
  • Partially Saturated Soils and Shrink-Swell Behaviour
  • Sustainability in Ground Engineering
  • Energy Geotechnics – Onshore & Offshore
  • Geotechnics & Climate Change – Levees, Scour, Coastal Erosion
  • Seismic Geomechanics
  • Tunnels and Underground Construction
  • Mining Geomechanics
  • Slopes, Dams & Retaining Structures
  • Earthworks and Pavements
  • Foundations


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    Abstract Submission Portal

    Abstract Guidelines

    Format of Presentation

    At the time of submission, you will be asked to select your preferred format of presentation. However, not all requests can be accommodated, and the final format will be selected by the Program Committee. Every effort will be made to honour poster only presentation requests. The ANZ Geomechanics 2023 Conference will include presentations in the following format:

    Oral Presentation

    The number of Oral Presentations we can accommodate in the program is limited and will be selected by the Organising Committee. The session date and time will be advised to the presenters at the time of selection.

    Poster Presentation

    The Poster Presentations will be displayed on a poster board without any audio-visual equipment. Poster presentations will be allocated to specific poster board to be advised closer to the Conference dates. 

    1. The Organising Committee will not be responsible for any errors published.
    2. Presenters must disclose any potential conflict of interest and you must receive approval of all co-authors before including their names on the abstract.
    3. All abstracts must contain original work of the presenting author(s).
    4. The presenting author must submit the abstract.
    5. Abstracts must be submitted via the online abstract submission site by Friday 30 September 2022. Faxes, photocopies or emailed copies will not be accepted
    6. All presenting authors will be required to register and pay for the Conference by the author registration deadline of Thursday, 25 May 2023 to ensure that their submission(s) are included in the final program.
    7. The Conference Managers will not be held responsible for abstract submissions not received via the website or for submission errors caused by Internet services outages or other unforeseen events.
    8. The Organising Committee reserves the right to reject submitted abstracts and to reclassify abstracts submitted to a particular theme, into a different theme.
    9. Abstracts will be reviewed after the submission deadline of 30 September 2022. Presenters are not permitted to modify their abstracts after this date.
    10. You may withdraw your abstract at any time until 30 September 2022, without notifying ANZ Geomechanics 2023 Conference Organisers, through the abstract submission site. Abstracts withdrawn after 30 September 2022, must be withdrawn by contacting the Conference Organisers via email at anzgeo2023@arinex.com.au


    Each abstract will be assessed according to the following criteria:

    1. Relevance to a Conference theme(s).
    2. Relevance to the professional context of delegates.
    3. Potential to contribute to the body of knowledge.
    1. How do I know if my abstract was successfully received? If there are any incomplete steps, you will not be able to submit your abstract. You will be able to view a proof of your abstract when you click on the Submit button. You will also receive a confirmation email from the system following successful submission of your abstract.
    2. Is there a word limit imposed on abstract titles? No
    3. Is there a word limit imposed on abstract text? Yes, main abstract text must not exceed 250 words. The word count does not include the title, authors’ names or their affiliations.
    4. Can I change my selected theme after I complete my submission? Yes, you may return to your submission at any time prior to the abstract submission deadline to change the selected theme. Be sure to save your changes and resubmit your abstract.
    5. Can I make changes to my abstract text after the deadline? No. No change is allowed after the deadline.
    6. If I forget to add an author, can I do so after the abstract deadline? Yes, you can still add an author if necessary, by emailing the Conference Organisers. However, please make every attempt to add all authors during the abstract submission
    7. Can I submit more than one abstract presenter? ANZ Geomechanics 2023 permits authors to submit one abstract only as a presenting author, but you may be listed as a co-author on more than one abstract. If you submit more than one abstract as a presenter, you will be asked to delete one of the submissions. If your response is not received, one of the submissions will be automatically removed.
    8. When I submit my abstract, how do I indicate my format preference (oral or poster)? You will be asked to indicate your preference at the time of submission. While every attempt will be made to meet your preference, the number of abstracts that can be selected for oral presentation is limited. The Organising Committee makes the final decision regarding presentation.
    9. Should I put the abstract title, authors and affiliations in the main text of my abstract? These items will be collected separately during the abstract submission process.
    10. Is there a limit on the number of co-authors that I can add to my abstract? No.