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The database consists of detailed information and deadlines about calls for papers for forthcoming conferences and special issues of scholarly journals. These calls for papers are issued by professional bodies, journal editors and other conference organizers in all disciplines and from all over the world. Thus, the database serves as an alerting service for researchers, scholars and students that are seeking opportunities to present and publish their research.

Approximately 10,000 conferences are listed each year along with 1,200-1,500 special issues. These are fully searchable by name, acronym, organizer, location, publisher, topic and other fields. Important dates such as Last Day for Submission of Abstracts or Manuscripts are clearly labeled and are provided well in advance of the event or proposed publication date. A personal alert can be set-up based on any number of keywords and parameters that generates an email notification of newly-announced conferences and publications of interest; new content is added three times per month.
Subject Coverage

All calls for papers have been classified by specific disciplines within the following broad areas of specialization:

  • Arts, architecture, music, and sports
  • Biotechnology and genetic engineering
  • Computers and information technology
  • Engineering and technology
  • Generalities, library science, and journalism
  • Geography and history
  • Human biology, medicine, and health sciences
  • Literature and languages
  • Management and related areas
  • Mathematical sciences and astronomy
  • Natural sciences
  • Philosophy, religion and mythology
  • Psychology and other related fields
  • Social sciences

Dates of Coverage
Current. Scheduled conferences are only listed once the call for papers has been issued; this may occur several years in advance of the event itself. Events that have happened are removed from the database daily.
Update Frequency
Three times per month, with at least 200 new records added.
Over 5,339 records as of August 2013. These represent events that are scheduled to happen; past events are removed from the database.
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Browsable Indexes
A browsable index is an alphabetical listing of terms used in a specific field of a database. You can browse this list to see, for example, how conference titles are spelled so you can then select from this list to search and view the conferences of interest. Browsable Indexes are available for the following fields:
    Conference Title
    Descriptors (these are broad subject areas)
    Journal Name
To access these browsable indexes, first click the purple Search Tools tab above the search form or the results display, then click the Indexes tab.
Field Codes
The following field codes are found in the records of this database. Here they are listed in alphabetical order by field name followed by their two-character code.

A3 = Associated Event LA = Language
AC = Acronym OG = Organizer
AI = Additional Information P4 = Poster Submission Information
AN = Accession Number PB = Publisher
AZ = Additional Contact PD = Publication Date
CC = Conference Country PU = Publication Information
CF = Conference PX = Posters Contact
CG = Conference Location PY = Publication Year
CL = Classification RC = Record Creation
CT = Conference Title RL = Resource Location
CX = Context RM = Record Modification
DE = Descriptor SB = Submissions Information
EL = Eligibility SF = Subfile
EV = Parent Event SV = Scope
IK = Important Dates T2 = Topics
KW = Keyword T3 = Topics of Poster Sessions
L3 = Last Day for Submission of Abstracts TI = Title
L4 = Last Day for Submission of Manuscripts UD = Update
L5 = Event Start Date VI = Scope of Poster Sessions
L6 = Event End Date WO = Workshop Information
EL = Eligibility
Research Scholars
Research Scholars and Students
User Groups
Sample Record
CF: Conference
    8th International Conference on the Application of Stress-Wave Theory to Piles,
    Campus of IST/UTL, Lisbon, Portugal, September 8, 2008-September 10, 2008
LA: Language
OG: Organizer
    IST - Instituto Superior Técnico 

    Scientific Leadership of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and                 
    Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) TC-18
DE: Descriptors
    Physics; Communications Technology
EL: Eligibility
    Research Scholars and Students
L3: Last Day for Submission of Abs
    June 1, 2007
IK: Important Dates
    Notification of Acceptance of Abstracts: July 31, 2007
SV: Scope
    'Science, Technology and Practice'
    The main objective of the conference is to create a forum for exchange of ideas
    and experience between researchers...
    In order to widen the contribution of all participants, the conference format 
    will comprise parallel sessions...
T2: Topics
    * Wave mechanics applied to pile engineering 
    * Relationship between static resistance to driving and long-term static soil
    * Case histories involving measurement and analysis of stress waves 
    * Dynamic monitoring of driven piles 
    * Dynamic soil-pile intereaction models. Numerical and physical modelling 
    * High-strain dynamic test 
    * Low-strain dynamic test 
    * Rapid-load test 
    * Monitoring and analysis of vibratory driven piles 
    * Correletion of dynamic and static load tests 
    * Quality assurance of deep foundetions using dynamic methods 
    * Incorporation of dynamic testing into design codes and testing standards 
    * Ground vibrations induced by pile motions
SB: Submission Information
    Engineers, researchers, teachers and other professionals are invited to submit   
    abstracts for review, dealing with one or more subjects of the Conference 
    related to pile engineering....
    Abstracts should be submitted online through official website.
CX: Contact
    Prof. Jaime Santos
    Organizing Committee
    Instituto Superior Técnico
    Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture 
    1049-001 Lisboa, PORTUGAL
AI: Additional Information
    The conference will also include invited keynote lecturers and presentation and
    discussion of selected papers in plenary sessions.
    Best Student Paper Competition:
    To encourage young researchers interest in pile dynamics issues, the organizing
    committee invites students (undergraduate or postgraduate under 30 years old) to
    join the paper competition. The winner of the competition will receive a cash  
RL: Resource Location
CL: Classification
    10.1 Physics, 13.4 Communications Technology
UD: Update
AN: Accession Number