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Call for Submissions

Abstract submission deadline: CLOSED

Before submitting, please read these submission rules carefully.

By submitting an abstract to EWRI’s 2023 HMEM Conference, you acknowledge that you understand that:

  • You are available to present at any time and in the format (oral presentation or poster presentation) that HMEM assigns your presentation. Presentation schedules, length of presentations and room/space arrangements may vary to accommodate the number of conference abstracts received.
  • It is mandatory that you register and pay for the conference. Speakers who have not registered will be withdrawn from the conference.
  • If you require travel, you acknowledge that you understand that ASCE cannot pay for your travel or other expenses. In some instances, you may need to obtain permission and/or funding from your agency/company to make this presentation, including registration and affiliated travel. Some travel requires for you to apply for your international travel paperwork in advance to obtain international travel permissions. Letters of invitation are available on request.

Thank you so much for your interest in submitting an abstract for the conference. We look forward to seeing you in Fort Collins in June!

Abstract Guidelines

Abstracts must be:

  • Written in the best possible technical and grammatical English
  • Approximately 250 words but no longer than 1-page in length
  • Your own scientific, technical or project work but not literature review
  • No more than 2 submissions per person (as the presenter). Only 1 of which may be approved for oral presentation. Only 1 of which may be approved for poster presentation

Abstracts must NOT be:

  • Autobiographical
  • Including lists, tables, figures, display equations, footnotes, or references
  • Previously published (except if for oral presentation only)
  • Commercial or promotional

ASCE/EWRI membership is encouraged, but not required for submission


The Topics and Tracks for the 2023 HMEM Conference are as follows:


  • PIV/PTV and other image-based velocimetry techniques
  • Complex flow measurements
  • Bedload surrogates and tracers
  • Suspended-sediment surrogates
  • Acoustic flow and sediment measurements
  • Turbulence and discharge measurements
  • Measurements in extreme environments
  • Measurements with infrared cameras
  • Fiber-optic measurement tools
  • Photogrammetric applications in hydraulics


  • Flows through vegetation
  • Automated water quality
  • Bed and floodplain roughness and topography
  • Sediment transport and load
  • Erosion measurement
  • Dispersion and dye tracing methods
  • Intelligent sensor networks
  • Autonomous vehicle/drone techniques
  • Temperature arrays and other distributed sensors
  • Radar and Large-scale PIV
  • Reach scale measurements
  • Morphologic measurements
  • LIDAR and terrestrial laser scanning for hydraulic applications


  • Processing/manipulation of experimental data
  • CFD validation to enhance laboratory and field measurements
  • Quality assurance and uncertainty analysis for hydraulic measurements Quantification of measurement uncertainty
  • Data models for massive datasets
  • Telemetry and communications

Extended Abstracts ** new 3.28.23 **

Authors who have submitted an abstract that has been accepted for presentation to the conference are invited to submit an extended abstract (this is completely optional). 

What is an extend abstract? 

An extended abstract is not simply a long abstract. An extended abstract should contain references, comparisons to related work, proofs of key theorems, and other details found in an extended paper. Writing a good extended abstract can be more demanding than writing a research paper.

The extended abstract should clearly specify the problem(s) that the research is addressing, the expected contributions(s) of the work, a brief description of the methodology adopted, results obtained, and the conclusions resulting from the work.

Some things that can be omitted from an extended abstract include future work, details of proofs or implementations that should seem plausible to reviewers, and ramifications not relevant to the key ideas of the abstract.

Extended abstracts will be posted as a collection on the conference website.  The extended abstracts are not peer-reviewed or "officially published" by the ASCE Publications staff.

How do I submit an extended abstract?

Please email your extended abstract in Microsoft Word to Mark Gable at [email protected] by Thursday, June 1, 2023.

Parts of the Extended Abstract

Your extended abstract should include the following parts, in the order listed:

  • Title
  • Author(s) 
  • Affiliation
  • Introduction
  • Main Body Text (including experimental methods, results, discussion, and summary sections)
  • References

The body of your extended abstract should follow the introduction and should include experimental methods, results, discussion, and a summary. The experimental section should be descriptive enough that the reader can identify what was done. References to experimental techniques are appropriate. The results and discussion sections may be combined. Within the body of your extended abstract, you can apply as many first-, second-, and third-level headings as you need. You can also include numbered and/or bulleted lists, as well as bold and italic type, and superscript and subscript characters.

The summary should highlight key findings and compare the results of your work to others as appropriate. Your summary should be based on the evidence presented in your extended abstract. Discuss how your work contributes to other studies.  

If your extended abstract contains acknowledgments, they should be placed immediately after the conclusion but before the list of references.

References should be cited within your extended abstract using superscript Arabic numerals, as in this example:  Sample Extended Abstract

Extended Abstracts should be:

  • Written in the best possible technical and grammatical English.
  • Approximately 3-6 pages in length.  
  • Your own scientific, technical or project work but not literature review.
  • May include lists, tables, figures, display equations, footnotes and references.
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