Abstract Submission


10 September 2021

Recordings DUE

22 October 2021

The call for abstracts closed on Sat 21st August, and we expect author acceptance notification emails to be distributed in mid-September.

If you have missed the deadline and would like to submit an abstract please contact mail@conferencedesign.com.au as the committee will consider late submissions.

Invitation to Present

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We invite you to submit a 500-word abstract to present at the 15th International Conference on Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS-15).

Submissions are invited for the following presentation types which will be delivered as part of the online conference program:

  • Oral Presentation
  • Poster-Plus Presentation (poster + 2 minute oral presentation)
  • Poster

Authors should review the instructions given below on how to submit abstracts electronically via the abstract portal. Authors will be required to choose their preferred presentation mode and appropriate conference theme for their abstract.

All presenters will be required to register for the conference and pay the prevailing registration fee. Authors should not submit an abstract if this is not possible.

The call for abstracts will close at 23:59 AEST (GMT +10) Saturday 21st August 2021.


Please contact Conference Design for all abstract submission enquiries or assistance.

Email: mail@conferencedesign.com.au
Phone: +61 3 6231 2999

The following themes will be used to guide the Committee in structuring and timetabling the Conference Week schedule.

Authors of abstracts are requested to nominate one of the Themes for their abstract.

Applications of AMS to the world’s most pressing problems/questions:

  • A-1 : Earth’s dynamic climate
    • palaeoclimate studies, human impacts on climate, data for climate modelling.
  • A-2 : Water resource sustainability
    • groundwater dating, hydrology, water quality and  management
  • A-3 : Living landscapes
    • soil production, carbon storage, erosion,  sediment transport, geomorphology.
  • A-4 : Catastrophic natural events
    • volcanoes, cyclones, earthquakes, tsunamis, space weather, mass extinctions.
  • A-5 : Advancing human health
    • metabolic and bio-kinetic studies, bomb-pulse dating, diagnostics and bio-tracing.
  • A-6 : Challenges of the nuclear age
    • nuclear safeguards, nuclear forensics, nuclear waste management, nuclear site monitoring, impacts of nuclear accidents.
  • A-7 :Understanding the human story
    • archaeology, human evolution and migration, history, art and cultural heritage
  • A-8 : Understanding the cosmos
    • fundamental physics, nuclear astrophysics, nuclear physics

AMS Research and Development:

  • T-1 : Novel AMS systems, components and techniques
  • T-2 : Suppression of isobars and other interferences
  • T-3 : Ion sourcery
  • T-4 : New AMS isotopes
  • T-5 : Advances in sample preparation
  • T-6 : Data quality and management
  • T-7 : Facility Reports (Poster Presentation only)

Whilst the AMS-15 organising committee will endeavour to allocate your abstract to your preferred presentation mode, the Committee may request an alternative format. Allocations to the Conference program will be made in consideration of authors’ choice in balance with time available and the number of abstracts submitted.

Authors will be notified of the Committee’s decision no later than Friday 3rd September 2021.

All presentations (oral, poster-plus, poster) will be pre-recorded and must be uploaded to the AMS-15 conference website (see instructions below) before Friday 15th October. All presentations will be uploaded to an online resource gallery on the AMS-15 online conference portal where delegates can view presentations on demand during the early-access period commencing Monday 8th November, one week before the Conference Week of Monday 15th – Friday 19th November. The resource gallery will remain open to all delegates for on-demand viewing for 8 weeks after the conference concludes ie until Friday 14th January 2022.

Oral Presentations

  • All oral presentations will be up to 15 minutes duration and prepared in MP4 format, pre-recorded and uploaded.
  • If accepted, your pre-recorded oral presentation will be scheduled in an appropriate concurrent theme session during the Conference Week with live Q&A at the conclusion of the oral session.

Poster-Plus Presentation

  • Poster-Plus presentations are similar to a conventional conference poster but will be expanded to include 4 static pages accompanied by a 2-minute one-page ‘elevator –pitch’ representing your work.
  • All Poster-Plus presentations will be in pdf format (4 pages) and MP4 format (2 minutes) and uploaded by Friday 15th October.
  • If accepted, your pre-recorded 2-minute elevator pitch will be scheduled in an appropriate ‘poster session’ during the Conference Week with live Q&A at the conclusion of the poster session.

Poster Presentation

  • Poster presentations are similar to a conventional conference poster but will be expanded to include 4 static pages representing your work.
  • All Poster presentations will be in pdf format (4 pages) and uploaded by 15th October.
  • All Poster presentations will be available for Q&A via the online conference portal meeting hub and via text-based Q&A in the online conference portal Poster Gallery.
  • All facility reports from established AMS laboratories will be via this poster presentation format.

All authors whose pre-recorded oral or pre-recorded Poster-Plus presentations are selected by the Organising Committee for scheduling during the Conference Week are invited to be in attendance during the live Q&A.

All live Q&A will be recorded for access for 8 weeks after the Conference week concludes.


  • Abstracts should be a short summary of the proposed paper, including introduction, methods, results and conclusion
  • Abstracts are limited to 500 words.
  • Leave one line between paragraphs.
  • Specify all abbreviations in full at the first mention, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses, thereafter abbreviation only should be used.
  • Your abstract needs to be written in English.
  • Your abstract should be checked thoroughly for spelling and grammar.
  • References may be included but must fit within the word limit.

Abstract submission procedure:
Abstracts must be submitted electronically through the submission portal.

  • Prepare your 500-word abstract.
  • Create an account within the presentation portal and begin by entering your contact details.
  • Enter the title of your presentation.
  • Enter your preferred presentation type.
  • Enter the Theme most suitable to your presentation.
  • Enter your presenter and author details (including the affiliation/s and a brief biography of the presenting author – 50-100 words are sufficient).
  • Enter the abstract text – copy and paste method.

Abstract Review Process:
The Committee will review all submitted abstracts. Depending on the number of abstracts for oral presentation submitted to each Theme and the time available, the Committee may request that the abstract be presented in poster-plus/poster mode.  Authors in these cases will be advised and asked to confirm whether they wish to accept or withdraw.

Confirming Your Presentation:
Authors are required to confirm their acceptance of the Committee’s decision and intention to present at the conference by completing an online acceptance confirmation form within 1 week after the Conference Program and Schedule has been uploaded to the AMS 15 website on Friday 3rd September.

Failure to notify the conference managers of your intention to present may result in your presentation being withdrawn from the program.

Presenter Registration:
All presenters will be required to register for the conference and pay the appropriate registration fee.

It will be assumed that any presenter not registered has withdrawn from the program and their abstract will be removed from conference publications.

Abstracts CLOSE Saturday 21 August
Results Advised/Preliminary Program Friday 10 September
Early Bird Registration CLOSES Friday 24 September
Presentation Recordings DUE Friday 22 October
Early Portal Access OPEN Monday 8 November
Conference Week Monday 15 – Friday 19 November
Post-Conference Access CLOSES Friday 14 January 2022

Publication of Presentations


Post-Conference Access
All Presentations (pre-recorded, live Q&A, keynote and invited orals) will be made available to registered delegates for viewing in the Online Conference Portal following the end of the Conference for 8 weeks unless authors advise otherwise via email. Access to the Portal will be password protected and limited to conference registrants.

If presentations are to be used or published in any other format or forum, your specific consent will be requested. Please ensure you have permission to use any images, music or content within your presentation. If you do not have copyright permission, your presentation will not be able to be used or published. Do not include any images copied from the internet.

Copyright Ownership
Consenting to have your presentation made available in the on-line Conference portal will not affect your ownership rights. The Conference Organising committee, or Conference Design will not acquire the ownership rights of your presentation should you agree for it to be included or used.

Conference Proceeding publication.
Nuclear Instruments and Methods-B (NIM-B) have agreed to publish the AMS 15 Conference Proceedings as a virtual on-line Special Issue. This Issue will be available only to persons or Organisations that have paid subscriptions to NIM-B.  All papers submitted for publication will be reviewed and published on-line once they have been accepted by the Guest Editors of the Special Issue. Further details and deadlines for paper submission to NIM-B will be given in the 2nd Circular.

Will people be able to record or download my presentation?
During the registration process, delegates must acknowledge and agree to the virtual conference Terms & Conditions, which include strict rules around unauthorised photography and recording of convention material. While these measures can be taken, we cannot enforce this rule in an online environment. The assumption should be made that participants may indeed take unauthorised photographs, screenshots, audio, or video recordings, therefore you may wish to adjust the content of your presentation accordingly.

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