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2019 International Emissions Inventory Conference - Collaborative Partnerships to Advance Science and Policy

The Emissions Inventory and Analysis Group of the US EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards is pleased to announce the 2019 Emission Inventory Conference to be held July 29-August 2, 2019 in Dallas, TX:

Registration Fee: $0

The 2019 International Emission Inventory Conference (IEIC) will focus on collaborative partnerships within the emissions inventory community.  Participating organizations are expected to include state, local, tribal, regional, international agencies, researchers, industry and academia.  Our conference will provide useful information on past and present collaborations as well as ongoing research.  We hope to form new partnerships that can aide in overcoming challenges and improving national and international emission inventories.

This following lilst provides examples of specific topics/sessions of interest to the audience for this conference.  If y ou have an idea for a relevant session topic that is not included here, please suggest it with your abstract submission.  A final list of sessions will be compiled following the abstract deadline.

Possible Sessions:

  • Stationary sources
  • Agriculture sector emissions
  • Oil and gas emissions inventories
  • Fire emissions (Wildfires, Ag Fires, Biomass Burning, Prescribed Fires)
  • Mobile sources (including aircraft, rail and ports)
  • Dust emissions (unpaved and paved roads, animal hooves, wind-blown, etc)
  • Speciation Improvements for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and PM2.5
  • Air toxics
  • GHGs (including methane, BC, other short-lived climate forcers)
  • Emission factors
  • Top-down emission inventories and analyses
  • Remote sensing tools used in emission inventory development and review
  • Emissions and their role in explaining observed or modeled air quality levels
  • Global/International inventory development and related issues
  • Tools for improving development, display and review of emission inventories
  • Inventory QA methods, trends, and data analysis
  • Air Quality modeling emissions preparation and projections
  • Combined Air Emissions Reporting (CAER) Project/LEAN processes
  • Emissions-related topics in air quality management (setting and implementing NAAQS)

Invitation to submit Abstracts
You are invited to submit a short abstract on a relevant topic that you would like to present either by podium (orally), poster (visual display), or lightning talk.  New to the conference this year are two rounds of lightning talks.  You can submit your abstract for any of the following formats:

  • Lightning Talk - talks will be strictly limited to a maximum of five total minutes and will proceed one after the other.  A question and answer mingling session will follow the lightning talk rounds.
  • Podium Presentation - presentations are a maximum of 20 minutes in length plus an additional 5 minutes for questions and answers at the end of the presentation.
  • Poster Display - a single visual presentation printed for display during the conference.  Authors will be expected to be present at their poster during a scheduled poster session to describe their work and answer questions.

Submissions will be judged on the quality, novelty, and significance of the content and relevance to the conference theme.  Authors will be notified upon selection of abstracts; we will do our best to accommodate your format preference.  A submission of a conference paper or extended abstract is no longer required.

Invitation to Submit Ideas for Special-Topic Sessions
In addition to the topics and potential sessions listed above, if you have ideas about session topics that could benefit the emissions inventory community, please let us know, this includes planning round table discussions or panels that fit the theme of this Conference. If you make a suggestion, please be very specific about the topic and the interested audience (broad EI community vs narrower audience) and suggest how you think it could be delivered within the technical program. Such special topics might be woven into the technical program as a new session area, panel discussion forums, lunchtime informational sessions/seminars, as an add-on to the plenary session. Please email your specific ideas by February 15, 2019 to Caroline Farkas, at EIC2019@epa.gov.

Students at IEIC 2019
We welcome and encourage students (undergraduate and graduate) to join us for the 2019 IEIC. We encourage students to submit an abstract for any of the formats listed above. The IEIC will have a committee of experts judging and presenting awards for student poster submissions. If you are submitting an abstract as a student, please note that in your submission.

Additionally, we are seeking student volunteers who would like to gain experience assisting with an international scientific conference. Students may be tasked with timing speakers, administering lightning round talks, and assisting with conference registration and check-in. This is a great opportunity to gain experience and network with experts in your field! If you are interested in becoming a student volunteer, please email Caroline Farkas, at EIC2019@epa.gov.

Abstract Submission Procedures