Abstract/Paper Submission: Information for Submissions
If you or a co-author who will be presenting the paper poster will require a visa to attend the conference, please start that process immediately to allow sufficient time for processing.  If you will require a letter indicating that you are participating in the conference as part of the visa application, please contact the Technical Program Chair immediately.
If your abstract is accepted, the following requirements must be met before your paper will be published in the citable Proceedings of the Conference:
You or a co-author must execute a valid assignment of copyright.  This process is normally completed on-line when uploading your paper.  If employer or funding source requirements will prevent use of the standard copyright form, please allow sufficient time before the paper deadline to contact the Technical Program Chair.  There are established modifications to the standard form to accommodate such cases, but execution of modified copyright requires several days at a minimum.  Copyright must be assigned before your paper can be uploaded.
You or a co-author must pay the paper registration fee. This process is normally completed on-line when uploading your paper or poster. All papers or posters in the regular technical program, including those by students, are required to pay a registration fee at the full conference rate. We are unable to offer student discounts for paper registrations. There are however discounts for members of the sponsoring societies and for early registration. The paper/poster registration fee is waived for students accepted to the Student Poster Competition; however, they still go through the registration process when uploading their papers and posters. The paper registration includes one full registration to the conference. A single paid paper registration fee can cover up to three papers that share a common author or co-author. The waived fee for a Student Poster Competition paper cannot be applied to other papers in the program.
We are now accepting abstracts in these four categories:
1. Regular Technical Program: Technical papers are the core of the OCEANS technical program. An abstract is submitted, and if selected, you are required to write a paper per instructions for publication in IEEE Xplore. Further, to achieve publication, you or one of your listed co-authors are required to prepare and upload a recorded presentation of the paper.
2. Student Poster Competition: Students may submit abstracts to the Student Poster Competition. If an abstract is chosen, the student will then submit a full paper and poster which will be presented during the conference in the student poster section of the exhibit hall. Following the conference, the paper will then be published in IEEE Xplore. This competition is open to any full-time student in an accredited program. The student must be listed as the lead and corresponding author. Selected applicants, based on abstract reviews, will have travel and registration expenses subsidized. Those abstracts which are accepted into the regular technical program, but are not selected for the SPC, will be invited to submit a paper presentation to a Technical Session in one of the regular conference tracks.
3. Commercial Papers: A second type of paper may be submitted as part of the technical program ?? the commercial paper. Commercial papers may only be submitted by conference exhibitors and if accepted, they will be presented in a designated track. They may include commercial content and will not be published as part of IEEE Xplore.
4. General Poster Session: The General Poster session is open to all authors (student and non-student). Authors participating in this session will have the option to upload a pre-recorded poster presentation in lieu of an oral presentation of the paper. Additionally, the author has the option to present the poster on site during a live session at the conference in Hampton Roads. Participants in the General Poster session are still required to upload a final paper PDF for publication in IEEE Xplore
You must upload a paper or poster by the deadline or oral presentation of the work will not be scheduled in the Technical Program of the Conference.  This process must be completed through your author dashboard. Upon completion of your abstract submission, you will be given login access to your author dashboard. You or a co-author must make an oral presentation of the paper or poster during the scheduled time in the Technical Program of the Conference.
Instructions to Authors
OCEANS 2022 Hampton Roads will be a hybrid conference, thereby allowing for both in person and virtual presentations during the on-site conference schedule.
All authors can therefore submit for either in person or virtual, which you will choose when submitting your abstract All authors will produce a pre-recorded video presentation (as backup for not being able to present live), All submissions will include both the technical paper and a 5-7 minute video.
Each session will have a unique zoom invite for the virtual authors during the regular in person technical sessions.
The Session Plan follows:
  • Session Chairs will initiate a Zoom call at the podium and make introduction.
  • Onsite authors will present their Power Point Presentation (screen share from podium computer).
  • Session Chairs will give each virtual author screen share for their presentation. If the virtual author is unavailable due to time zone issues, the Session Chair will present the pre-recorded video presentation.
  • Screen Share returns to podium for Questions and Answers.
The abstract submission deadline is May 16th has been extended to May 31, 2022.
Acceptance notifications will be sent out on July 11th, 2022.
Technical Co-chairs:
Dr. Derek Loftis, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary

Rear Admiral (IUSN RET) Tom Donaldson
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