Abstract Submission

Short Abstract Submissions Now Open!

On behalf of the Conference Organising Committee, the Technical Program Committee, co-chaired by Ms. Megan Nightingale and Mr. Bill Reid, invite you to submit a paper for the 4th Australasian Exploration Geoscience Conference (AEGC 2023) to be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 13 – 18 March 2023. The AEGC 2023 Conference will provide you with a world-class forum to showcase your latest technical advances and research achievements in all areas of geoscience-related exploration techniques.

Our Conference theme of “Geoscience – Breaking New Ground” and we invite contributions from all geoscience related disciplines, highlighting the application of exploration techniques in diverse industries from petroleum, mineral and water resource exploitation to environmental, mining and engineering applications. This should be provided as a short abstract outlining your topic, results and how your research relates to the theme. The oral and poster sessions will be designed around accepted abstracts.

Key Dates

Thursday 30 March 2022 Short Abstracts Open
Wednesday 12 July 2022 Short Abstracts Close
Wednesday 31 August 2022 Author Notification 
Wednesday 31 August 2022 Extended Abstracts Open
Tuesday 15 November 2022 Extended Abstracts Close
Sunday 13 November 2022 Author Registration Deadline


Submit Your Short Abstract Today

Submit your short abstract of 300 words or less to be considered for the extended abstract submission process!

Short Abstract Submission Guidelines

Click here to view and download the short abstract submission guidelines. 

AEGC 2023 follows a two-step submission process.

All accepted short abstracts must submit an extended abstract to be included in the Conference program.

The Conference Organising Committee is looking forward to presenting a technically strong program for the AEGC 2023 and welcomes you, the contributor, to assist us to achieve this aim.

Types of Presentation

At the time of submission, you will be asked to select your preferred presentation type. Not all requests can be accommodated, and the final presentation type will be selected by the Technical Program Committee.

The AEGC 2023 Conference will include presentation types as follows:

Oral Presentation

The number of Oral Presentations able to be accommodated in the program is limited and presentations will be selected by the Technical Program Committee. The duration for oral presentation 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 sessions to be advised at the time of selection.

Technical Areas
  • Role of geosciences in a sustainable world
  • Environmental and stakeholder management
  • Future geoscience career opportunities and challenges
  • Advances in sustainable exploration and resource recovery
  • Geosciences for Energy Transition
  • Geothermal
  • Green hydrogen
Integrated Geosciences
  • Hydrogeology and Groundwater
  • Environmental Geology and Agriculture
  • Engineering Geology
  • Regional studies
  • Deep crustal studies and Tectonics
  • Structural Geology and Geomechanics
  • Archean and Proterozoic terranes
  • Magmatic/arc terranes
  • Petroleum Geoscience – Case Studies
  • Petroleum Geoscience – Unconventional Hydrocarbons
  • Petroleum Geoscience – Petrophysics and Laboratory Studies
  • Petroleum Geoscience – Geochemistry
  • Petroleum Geoscience – Petroleum Systems  
  • Petroleum Geoscience –  Stratigraphy and Sedimentology
  • Petroleum Geoscience – Basin Modelling
  • Minerals Geoscience – Case Studies
  • Minerals Geoscience – Mineral Exploration
  • Minerals Geoscience – Minerals Systems
  • Minerals Geoscience – Battery Minerals
  • Minerals Geoscience – Strategic Deposits – Gold
  • Minerals Geoscience – Strategic Deposits – Base Metals
  • Minerals Geoscience – Strategic Deposits – IOCG Deposits
  • Minerals Geoscience – Sedimentary Basin Minerals
  • Minerals Geoscience – In-situ Mining
  • Minerals Geoscience – Undercover Exploration 
  • Coal Geoscience – Coal exploration
  • Coal Geoscience – Case studies
  • Seismic methods
  • Seismic modeling and theory
  • Seismic acquisition
  • Seismic processing and imaging
  • Seismic interpretation
  • Subsurface characterization and reservoir physics
  • 4D monitoring
  • EOR / IOR
  • Borehole methods and DAS
  • Passive seismic and microseismic
  • Seismic for mineral exploration
  • Seismic for mineral exploration – Mining geophysics
  • Electrical and EM methods
  • Potential fields methods
  • Undercover exploration
  • Remote Sensing and Drone Geophysics
  • Near surface and Environmental geophysics
  • Engineering geophysics
  • Engineering geophysics – AI and Machine Learning
Automation of traditional roles
Data science and multi-disciplinary integration
Data visualization and interpretation
New themes and developments
Abstract Submission Guidelines

Step 1: Click the ‘Submit Abstract’ button.

Step 2: You will be directed to the submission site to create an account. Once an account is created, please verify the account by clicking on the link provided via the account verification email sent to your nominated email address. Please check your ‘junk folder’ if not received.

Step 3: Log in to your account after it has been verified using your email address as username and your nominated password. Please complete your user profile by selecting ‘Edit My Profile’ prior to submitting your abstract. Do note that your photo and biography will be displayed on the Conference mobile app if selected for presentation, thus please include relevant details you wish to be included.

Step 4: Click on the ‘Submit Short Abstract’ button to begin submitting your abstract.

Step 5: Type the title of your abstract in the ‘Abstract Title’ field and type the body of your abstract in the ‘Abstract Body’ field no longer than 300 words. Do not include the title or author(s) details in the body of your abstract. Complete all other fields, noting those labelled with a (*) symbol must be filled.

Please direct any questions to the AEGC 2023 Conference Managers aegc@arinex.com.au


Rules and Guidelines

Rules and Guidelines – Short Abstract

  1. Individuals may submit multiple abstracts as the presenting author.
  2. Presenters must disclose any potential conflict of interest.
  3. The Technical Program Committee reserves the right to reject submitted abstracts and to reclassify abstracts submitted to a particular theme into a different theme.
  4. Abstracts must be submitted via the online abstract submission site. Photocopies, posted, or emailed abstracts will not be
  5. You must receive the approval of all co-authors before including their names on the abstract.
  6. Abstracts will be reviewed after the submission deadline of Wednesday 13 July 2022. Presenters are not permitted to modify their abstracts after this date.
  7. You may withdraw from your abstract any time without notifying AEGC 2023 until Wednesday 13 July 2022
  8.  through the abstract submission site. Abstracts withdrawn after Wednesday 13 July 2022 must be withdrawn using the ‘Contact Conference Manager’ function via the abstract submission portal. Requests not submitted via the portal will not be considered.

Presenter Agreement

All presenters must agree to the following conditions when submitting a short abstract:

  1. Affirm that the work has not been or will be published (in print or electronically) or presented elsewhere prior to the AEGC 2023 Conference.
  2. Abstracts will be made available in electronic format to Conference participants only.
  3. The correctness of the abstracts is the responsibility of the authors. The Conference Managers will not edit the copy although the abstracts will go through a review process for paper selection purposes.
  4. As a commitment to attend and support the Conference, the presenters of the accepted papers are expected to register and pay either for the full Conference Program or the day of their presentation, before Monday 13 November 2022 (a reminder will be sent to authors). Failure to register by this date may result in submitted abstracts being removed from the program.
  5. The preparation and supply of any handouts or other materials used in any presentation will be the responsibility of the presenter(s).
  6. All costs to attend the Conference including registration, travel, and accommodation are to be met by the presenters.
  7. Submit an extended abstract upon acceptance of the short abstract.
Preparing to submit a short abstract

All abstracts must be submitted online via the online abstract submission portal.

Important Submission Elements

  1. Themes: All abstracts must be submitted with one selection of the Technical Areas, listed above.
  2. Abstract Title: Abstract titles are limited to 20 words or less.
  3. Co-authors: Each co-author should be added separately to the submission to ensure proper listing. Enter title, first (given) name, last (family/surname) name, email address, institution/affiliation and country for each author. Please do not list the department/branch in the institution/affiliation field. One person must be identified as the presenting author. AEGC 2023 will only correspond with the presenting author so please ensure all contact details are correct. The order of the authors may be modified at any time prior to the abstract deadline of Wednesday 13 July 2022.
  4. Presenter Biography: A short biography of up to 100 words and a photo of the presenter should be provided and will be displayed on the Conference mobile app and website if selected for presentation.
  5. Abstract Text: All abstracts should be 300 words or less. Do not include your title or authors in the abstract text — these items will be collected separately. Do not include Tables or Figures. Do not include references.
  6. Special Characters: Special characters in the main body of the abstract should be entered into the system using formatting functions in the submission system to avoid formatting
  7. Content of the Abstract: There are no specific requirements regarding the structure of the abstract.
  8. If your short abstract is accepted, you will then need to submit an extended abstract using the extended abstract template which will be provided in due course. The extended abstracts will be available on the Conference mobile app.


The Conference Organising and Technical Program Committees recognise the time and effort it takes for authors to prepare abstracts, however, we encourage your early submission of your intention to present a paper at the AEGC 2023. This will provide the Technical Program Committee with the ability to determine a preliminary program and promote it to our intended delegates.  

Author Notification

Authors will be notified on Wednesday 13 July 2022 should their short abstract is accepted or otherwise.

If your short abstract is accepted, you must submit an extended abstract using the extended abstract template which will be provided in due course. Failure to submit an extended abstract will exclude your submission from the program automatically.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  1. How do I know if my short abstract was successfully received? If there are any incomplete steps, you will not be able to submit your abstract. Please complete all required fields marked with red asterisk before submitting 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 short abstract title? Yes, abstract title must not exceed 20 words.
  3. Is there a word limit imposed on short abstract text? Yes, short abstract text must not exceed 300 words. The word count does not include the title, authors’ names or their affiliations which are entered in separate fields when submitting.
  4. Should I put the abstract title, authors and affiliations in body of my abstract? These items will be collected separately during the abstract submission process.
  5. 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 of Wednesday 13 July 2022 change the selected theme. Be sure to save your changes and resubmit your abstract.
  6. What is the short abstract deadline? Wednesday 13 July 2022 (11:59 p.m. AEST).
  7. Can I make changes to my short abstract text after the deadline?
  8. If I forget to add an author can I do so after the short abstract deadline? Yes, you can still add an author if necessary, by emailing aegc@arinex.com.au. However, please make every attempt to add all authors during the abstract submission
  9. Can I submit more than one short abstract as a presenter?
  10. When I submit my short abstract, how do I indicate my presentation type (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 Technical Program Committee makes the final decision regarding the presentation
  11. Is there a limit on the number of co-authors that I can add to my short abstract? No
  12. If I make a mistake during the short abstract submission process, do I need to start a new submission? You can make changes to your abstract submission at any time prior to the deadline of Wednesday 13 July 2022 by logging into your eOrganiser Account and selecting the Edit button. Be sure to save your changes and resubmit your abstract.
  13. Will AEGC 2023 edit my abstract? Once you submit your abstract, it will not be edited in any way for content. Typographical or grammatical errors that appear in your abstract submission will also appear in the final online Technical Program. Abstracts may be formatted only to follow AEGC 2023 publication guidelines or requirements.
  14. Can I submit an extended abstract without submitting a short abstract? No.
  15. Do i need to submit an extended abstract after my short abstract has been accepted? Yes.

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