Paper Submission Instructions and Guidelines

2019 Conference


October 7, 2018 

The DoD – Allied Nations Technical Corrosion Conference Submission System opens on Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Technical Program facilitates the exchange and discussion of technical information pertaining to corrosion prevention and control of military systems and facilities between personnel from U.S. and Allied Nations government, academia, and industry.  The Technical Program comprises three major elements including the Technical Sessions, the Student Research in Progress Symposium, and the Student Poster Sessions.

The Abstract Peer Review Group is recruited and appointed by the TPC Chair.  Members may be active duty military members, DoD civilians, or contractors.  The Group is charged with reviewing the submitted abstracts and making recommendations to the TPC Chair regarding the suitability of the proposed paper for the technical program and to which of the Technical Tracks the paper should be assigned.

The Abstract Peer Review Group reviews all submitted abstracts for technical quality, lack of commercial content and appropriate location within the Technical Sessions.  Final recommendations regarding acceptance/rejection and location within the Technical Sessions are made to the TPC Chair.  Abstract reviews have traditionally been conducted in December of the year preceding the Conference in order to allow sufficient time for the technical program to be developed prior to notifying authors of the accept/reject decision. 

In the welcoming email for accepted abstracts, the primary/ presenting author will be asked to verify contact and submission information and make any updates or changes, as required. This is a very important step. This is the information that will be used for the final printed conference program and will also be rendered directly into the official technical agenda.

General Information:

  • The DoD Corrosion Conference Proceedings will be created directly from all approved papers submitted as PDF files and as uploaded by the author into the Catalyst portal. It is essential that papers be created and saved, according to the guidelines in this section.  Questions may be directed to your Technical Session Chair or Co-Chair.
  • If copyrighted material is used, the author must get written permission from the copyright holder to do so and must acknowledge the source and the copyright holder in a footnote in the paper.
  • If a paper has been previously presented or published, the Technical Session Chair must be made aware of this and will have the option of approving that the paper for inclusion in that session. If the entire paper has been previously published, the author must obtain an appropriately signed official Permission to Publish form and forward it to your Technical Session Chair.

Submission Process

  • If you do not have an account in CATALYST, click on the Create Account tab.
  • Enter your email address, password and confirm the password. Click the Sign Up button.
  • An email will be sent to you.
  • Click on the turquoise button in the email labeled, Confirm Account.
  • You will receive an email to log in.
  • Once logged in, a turquoise box will pop up at the top of your screen indicating you have begun the submission process. You will be in edit mode of your new submission.
  • Read the Instructions tab.
  • Complete all the required fields on all the tabs.
  • Click Save, on the bottom right of your screen after you complete each tab.
  • Click on the Submit button on the bottom right of your screen when you are ready to submit your abstract.

Editing Your Abstract:

If you go back in and edit your submission, you will need to click the “Edit” button.  Once you make your changes, click "Save".  When you are finished, click "Submit".  You will receive a notification email.

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Contact Information

Conference program and logistics questions should be directed to Nicole Lourette at
Technical program questions should be directed to the Technical Program Committee Chair Wes Barfield at
Technical support can be accessed via the Support button in the navigation bar at the top of the screen once you have logged into your CATALYST account.


Submission Info At-a-Glance

Abstract Deadline

October 7, 2018


Acceptance Notifications



Final Collection

January 28, 2019


2019 DoD – Call for Abstracts

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