Call for Abstracts Portal CLOSED

The Conference Organising Committee invites submission of abstracts to be considered for presentation at the International Public Works Conference to be held from Sunday 1 May – Thursday 5 May 2022 at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Contributed papers are an integral part of the success of the Conference and the Committee is seeking papers and presentations that are topical, relevant, stimulating and will expand thinking on a variety of issues within the conference theme: Public Works for a Global Future.

Please submit late abstracts directly to

This is a chance to share your knowledge and experiences with your peers both locally and internationally and we encourage you to submit an abstract.

Abstract Submission

Click here to download First Announcement and Call for Papers.

If you are interested in submitting an abstract for consideration, please complete the following steps:

  1. Download and read the Author Instructions. Please print these instructions and have them nearby when you are ready to submit your abstract.
  2. Save the Abstract Template to your computer, and use this to prepare your abstract.
  3. Write your abstract using the Microsoft Word template, adhering to the formatting guidelines outlined in the Author Instructions. Save your abstract on your computer, in an easy to find location. Please note that abstract titles should be a maximum of 12 words, and abstract text should be a maximum of 300 words.
  4. Ensure you have a short biography (max 50 words) for yourself, and every co-author listed on the abstract.
  5. Click on the “Submit Abstract” button below, and follow the steps outlined in the Author Instructions.

Full Papers, Extended Abstract Required and Speaker Notes

Full Paper or an Extended Abstract

While full papers are preferred from those who are accepted to give an oral presentation, an extended abstract of about two pages will be accepted instead of a full paper. The deadline for full paper / extended submission is Wednesday 16 March 2022. When your full paper or extended abstract is complete, please email it to in Word or PDF format.

Guidelines for Full Papers

Please refer to full paper guideline document or extended abstract guideline document both located on the Conference website. See links below. 

Themes & Topics

The conference will cover a range of topics including but not limited to:


The Conference Organising Committee invites submission of abstracts to be considered for presentation at the conference. The following is a guide only and abstracts are welcome on other topics that might be of interest.

  • Innovative Urban Renewal
  • Managing Environment and Climate Change
  • Project Management and Delivery
  • The Future
  • Communications
  • Emergency Management
  • Roads and Transport
  • Asset Management
  • Waste Management
  • Governance
  • People and Culture
  • Stormwater, Water and Wastewater
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Street Light and Smart Controls
  • Plant & Vehicle Management


Critical Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: CLOSED

Presenter Notification: CLOSED

Full Paper or Extended Abstract Submission: 16 March 2022

Presenter Registration Deadline: 16 March 2022