Call for Abstracts

Program Types | Abstract Preparations | Program Topics | Abstract Review and Selections | Publication of Presentations | Notification and Registration | Questions?

ICOET invites professionals and students to submit abstracts for presentations at its 2017 conference. Abstracts for Podium (oral) presentations, Lightning Talk (oral) presentations (new for 2017), Poster presentations, and proposed Sessions are welcome.

The abstract submission period closed on December 7, 2016.

An Interagency, Interdisciplinary Conference for All Transportation Modes

ICOET is a forum for practitioners and researchers in transportation ecology and related disciplines who are engaged in governmental, academic, nonprofit, and corporate sectors. Presentations at ICOET focus on the interface between transportation systems and ecosystems in terrestrial and aquatic environments. Abstracts are invited from professionals and students working in:

  • Ecology
  • Fish and wildlife biology
  • Engineering design and construction
  • Transportation operations and maintenance
  • Transportation policy and planning
  • Conservation
  • Natural resource and management
  • Vegetation and habitat management
  • Landscape architecture
  • Urban and regional planning
  • Sustainability
  • Social sciences – Human dimensions of transportation ecology


Presentation Types

Authors may submit abstracts for Podium or Lightning Talk oral presentations, Poster presentations, and proposals for a complete Session. Choose the preferred type of presentation when submitting your abstract online. The ICOET Program Committee decides on the abstract’s accepted presentation type, with consideration given to the author’s preference and to recommendations from abstract reviewers. For more details on each presentation type, download and review the ICOET Requirements and Guidelines for Abstract Submissions.


Abstract Preparation

Abstracts – excluding session proposals – must not exceed 500 words. All abstracts must be clearly written, in English, with your ideas well communicated. Your abstract should describe a current project, planning activity, or emerging issue addressing both transportation and ecological concerns. The described presentation should offer applicable research findings or best practices that may advance the field of transportation ecology. Your presentation also should be supportive of the conference theme. For more details on preparing you abstract, download and review the ICOET Requirements and Guidelines for Abstract Submissions.


Program Topics

The ICOET program includes numerous presentations covering a broad range of topics. When submitting your abstract for a Podium, Lightning Talk or Poster presentation, choose one of the following general topics that best fits your subject matter. Authors proposing to organize a Session should choose the Session Proposal topic when submitting your abstract. For more details and examples of subtopics within each program topic, download and review the ICOET Requirements and Guidelines for Abstract Submissions.


Abstract Review and Selection

All abstract submissions are evaluated and scored on several criteria by multiple peer reviewers. The ICOET Program Committee considers score rankings, reviewer comments, and the diversity of topics and presenters in its final selection of presentations to be included in the conference. For more details on abstract review, download and review the ICOET Requirements and Guidelines for Abstract Submissions.


Publication of Presentations

ICOET will electronically publish the abstracts of all presentations from the conference in its online proceedings. A final version of your original abstract—revised and expanded as required—and a signed ICOET copyright verification form must be submitted following the notification of selection and prior to conference. Submission of your abstract and related presentation documents grants ICOET nonexclusive permission to publish.

Authors selected for Podium presentation, whose topics describe scientific research or similar work, also are invited to submit a full paper for the proceedings. Authors retain all rights to their papers for future publication in industry journals. Poster presenters also are encouraged to submit a PDF image of the poster for the proceedings. PowerPoint slides from Podium and Lightning Talk presentations also will be posted in the proceedings if requested by the author.


Notification and Registration

Please note the following dates and additional requirements for abstract authors:



Contact Eugene Murray or Andrea Jarus if you have any questions about your submission.