Scientific Symposium Call for Abstracts


The Scientific Symposium Committee welcomes the submission of abstracts for the ICOMOS 21st General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS GA2023) to be held at the International Convention Centre, Sydney, Australia from 31 August – 9 September 2023.  The Scientific Symposium offers a major research, information sharing, training and capacity-building opportunity for delegates, who will be able to present and attend papers, seminars, workshops, site visits and other sessions.

Key Dates

1 July 2022 Abstract online submission site opens
30 September 2022 Deadline to submit an abstract to system
10 March 2023 Authors notified of abstract submission outcome
31 May 2023 Author registration deadline*

Presenters and session organisers MUST register for the GA2023 by the above date to confirm attendance. Presenters/session organisers who have not registered by this date will have their abstracts removed from the Scientific Symposium Program.

Abstract Guidelines

  1. Participants are welcome to submit abstracts in English or French. Spanish abstracts accompanied by English or French translation will be accepted.
  2. Participants are welcome to submit more than one co-authored paper and/or poster abstracts, and session proposals.
  3. Participants may only submit one individual paper abstract and/or one individual poster abstract.
  4. The GA2023 Scientific Committee Co-chairs reserve the right to reclassify submitted abstracts into the most appropriate theme or program.
  5. Abstracts must be submitted via the online abstract submission site.
  6. Abstracts will be reviewed as submitted by the abstract deadline of 30 September 2022.

Presenter Agreement

All presenters agree to the following conditions when submitting an abstract:

  1. Agree that if the abstract is accepted, ICOMOS has permission to publish the abstract in printed and/or electronic formats.
  2. Intend to register for and attend the GA2023 Scientific Symposium and pay the appropriate registration fee by 31 May 2023.

Failure to register by 31 May 2023 will result in the following:

  • The proposal being withdrawn from the GA2023 Scientific Symposium.
  • The submitter will not be allowed to present their abstract at the meeting.
  • The abstract will not be citable as being part of the ICOMOS GA2023 Scientific Symposium Proceedings.

Presenter Changes

If you are unable to attend the meeting and wish to name a substitute presenter, please use the following guidelines:

  • The Presenting Author is the only author that may request a substitute presenter.
  • Substitute presenter must be a co-author.
  • Substitute presenter must NOT be presenting another abstract at the meeting.
  • After the abstract submission deadline of 30 September 2023, all requests for presenter changes MUST be made using the ‘Contact Meeting Manager’ function via the abstract submission portal.
  • Substitution requests must be made PRIOR to 31 May 2023.
  • All Presenter Changes must be communicated to and approved by the ICOMOS GA2023 Scientific Symposium co-chairs prior to 31 May 2023.

Withdrawal of Abstracts

The following are the guidelines for withdrawing abstracts:

  • You may withdraw your abstract at any time until 30 September 2022, without notifying the ICOMOS GA2020 Scientific Symposium co-chairs, through the abstract submission.
  • Abstracts withdrawn after 30 September 2022, must be withdrawn using the ‘Contact Meeting Manager’ function via the abstract submission portal. Requests not submitted via the portal will not be considered.
  • Withdrawal requests must be received PRIOR to 31 May 2023.

Notification of acceptance/non-acceptance

The official notifications will be emailed on or about 10 March 2023 to all accepted presenters and session coordinators.
A further notification will be sent with your presentation date, session time and presentation guidelines.
More information on the notification dates will be available soon.

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