54th DPS Meeting
We will strictly adhere to the following deadlines:
26 Jul: Abstract deadline — Abstracts received after this deadline will not be considered. There are NO exceptions to this rule.
Rules & Regulations
- Any member or affiliate of the AAS may submit an abstract.
- The abstract must be submitted through the online system.
- A nonmember may submit an abstract.
- Pending members of the AAS/DPS may submit an abstract. Please contact the Membership Department to submit your membership applications.
- Submission of an abstract indicates all authors agree to adhere to AAS/DPS meeting policies and code of conduct.
- Presenters must be listed as the first author on the paper.
- Presenting/first author must register for the meeting.
- Presenting/first author must be the presenter at the meeting.
- On rare occasions, AAS/DPS will consider exceptions to this rule in the case of a major illness or other emergency. The first author should e-mail the Science Organizing Committee in advance of the presentation, explaining the situation and suggesting a backup presenter.
- Any AAS member may submit an abstract. You can verify your membership status in the Member Directory.
- Suspended/Inactive members must reinstate their membership.
- Suspended/Inactive affiliates must reinstate their membership.
- Undergraduate nonmembers must submit an abstract as a nonmember and are subject to the usual rules governing presentation of abstracts by nonmembers.
- Society of Physics Student Affiliates are considered nonmembers for abstract submission, and may register at the Undergraduate Student Member rate.
Abstracts Per Meeting
An abstract (which will appear in the Meeting program) must be submitted for every presentation. There are 5 types of presentations for the Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting.
- Invited talk (Plenary or Prize)
- Research Contributed (including Dissertation talks)
You may present a maximum of four (4) abstracts from the above categories, selecting no more than one paper for any one category. This applies to in-person, fully remote and hybrid Meetings.
Late-breaking abstracts are subject to all of the above rules and will count as your research contributed abstract.
There is no limit to the number of abstracts that you may co-author. NOTE: The abstract body text can be a maximum of 2,250 characters (which includes letters, numbers, punctuation, and symbols/special characters).
Only speakers invited by the SOC may submit plenary talks.
Types of Presentations
Invited Talk (Plenary or Prize) Presentations
- Plenary Lectures
- Prize Lectures
Plenary sessions are 30 minutes long; no other sessions or events are scheduled in parallel with them. Plenary talks will be prerecorded and there will be Live Q&A Sessions as well as Slack Chat available. Plenary speakers will receive special abstract and presentation instructions from the AAS Executive Office.
Research Contributed Presentations
- Oral or Dissertation Presentations
- Oral Presentations
Education and Community Engagement Presentations
- Oral Presentations
- Oral Presentations
Regular oral presentations, as well as dissertation oral presentations, are generally arranged by topic. For a regular oral presentation, allow 7 minutes for the talk. For a dissertation oral presentation, allow 12 minutes for the talk. All oral sessions will be fully hybrid. If you choose to participate remotely, you will be presenting live using Zoom and mixed in with presenters who are attending in person.
Regular, History, Education, and Workforce iPosters allow far more time and flexibility than the corresponding oral presentations. iPosters are arranged by topic. You will be invited to give a 1-minute 'lightning' talk in an oral presentation meeting room to introduce your poster either in-person or remotely. In person iPosters will be presented at screens in the conference hall during In-Person Poster sessions. Fully Virtual Online iPosters will only be presented online only at designated times in the program in Fully Online Virtual Poster sessions.
iPosters are created online using easy-to-use, web-based templates. Your iPoster will be displayed in the iPoster Gallery and will be downloadable to smartphones, tablets, and desktop computers during the meeting and for at least one year after it concludes. You can add as much text, media content and recorded narration as you need to present your research with all the detail it deserves. iPoster presenters will be scheduled in a session and there will also be Slack Chat available for additional discussions. While iPosters must be “published” by 9 September 2022 (a HARD deadline, NO LATE uploads are possible) the contents can be edited until the beginning of the meeting.
Types of Sessions and Discussion
Gathertown: Participating in Gathertown will require presenters to make an iPoster. There will be dedicated time to browse the Gathertown halls.
Slack: All presenters are expected to participate in the asynchronous discussion via slack.
Abstracts must be submitted through the presenting author's AAS record. Co-authors are not eligible to substitute as the presenting author. The presenting author will be notified once the schedule has been determined.
Abstract Login Instructions
To submit an abstract, you must first log into the system using your AAS Login.
- If you are a member of the AAS you should already have a login.
- If you are not a member of the AAS you may create an AAS Login if you do not already have one.
Abstract Form Details
The form contains instructions on the various steps required to complete a submission.
- The abstract must be complete and submitted by the deadline, 11:59 pm EDT, 26 July 2022.
- The abstract body text can be a maximum of 2,250 characters (which includes letters, numbers, punctuation, and symbols/special characters).
- To enter co-authors, you must have the following: full first and last name, e-mail address, and affiliation.
- You can continue to make changes to your abstract before the deadline. To edit an abstract, sign back in and find the abstract you submitted and make changes. Please remember to resubmit once you have made changes.
To switch the presenting author to a co-author you must log in to the submission and select the other author by checking off the box "Firs/Presenting Author"
Categories are used as a guide for the Scientific Organizing Committee to build coherent sessions. The final session assignments and session titles are at the discretion of the Committee.
(1) Research Contributed Presentations
- Asteroid Dynamics, Origins and Theory
- Asteroid Physical Characteristics: Main-belt Asteroids
- Asteroid Physical Characteristics: NEOs
- Asteroids: Observational Surveys
- Asteroids: Ceres and Vesta
- Asteroids: Bennu and Ryugu
- Asteroids: Planetary Defense
- Astrobiology and Origins of Life
- Carbon in the Solar System
- Centaurs and Kuiper Belt Objects: Dynamics, Origins, and Theory
- Centaurs and Kuiper Belt Objects: Observational Surveys
- Centaurs and Kuiper Belt Objects: Physical Characterization
- Comet Physical Characteristics: Comae
- Comet Physical Characteristics: Nuclei and Surfaces
- Comets: Dynamics, Origins and Theory
- Diversity of Planets and Planetary Systems
- Dust and Solar Wind
- Earth as a Planet
- Exoplanets and Systems: Discoveries
- Exoplanets and Systems: Giant Planet Atmospheres
- Exoplanets and Systems: Orbital Dynamics
- Exoplanets and Systems: Other
- Exoplanets and Systems: Terrestrial Planet Atmospheres
- Exoplanets: Habitability and Biosignatures
- Formation of Planets and Satellites
- Future Missions, Instruments and Facilities
- Icy Galilean Satellites
- Interstellar Objects
- Giant Planets: Atmospheres
- Giant Planets: Interiors
- Giant Planets: Magnetospheres and Aurorae
- Laboratory Research
- Mars: Atmosphere
- Mars: Surface and Interior
- Mars Satellites: Phobos and Deimos
- Meteoroids, Meteors, Meteorites and Solar Wind
- Moon: Interior
- Moon: Surface and Atmosphere
- Ocean Worlds Interiors
- Ocean Worlds Surface
- Origins of Planetary Systems
- Other Icy Satellites
- Outer Irregular Satellites
- Planet and Satellite Dynamics
- Planetary Rings
- Pluto System
- Surface-Atmosphere Interactions
- Titan: Atmosphere
- Titan: Surface and Interior
- Trojan Asteroids
(2) History Contributed Presentations
(3) Education and Community Engagement Contributed Presentations
(4) Workforce Contributed Presentations
To encourage the sharing of work highly relevant to the planetary science community, but generated by professionals outside of the planetary science community (e.g., social science results relevant to DPS workforce, education/community engagement, or history discussions): a limited number of discounted DPS 2022 meeting registrations are available and can be inquired about via the DPS Professional Climate and Culture Subcommittee: firstname.lastname@example.org. These discounted registrations are intended for persons who submit an abstract to DPS and engage in the meeting, and whose work would benefit the planetary science community, but who in general receive little professional benefit from attending the meeting (and so generally would not attend).
Presentation Guidelines & Tips
With the iPoster system, you will be able to create an interactive presentation that includes high-resolution images, high-definition videos, narration, interviews, viewer surveys, and more.
- iPosters are created online using easy-to-use, web-based templates.
- Your iPoster will be displayed in the iPoster Gallery and will be downloadable to smartphones, tablets, and desktop computers during the meeting and for at thirty (30) days after the meeting concludes.
- All presentations are required to be available for thirty (30) days, if you would like to remove your content after that please contact us for assistance.
- You can add as much text, media content and narration as you need to present your research with all the detail it deserves.
- iPoster presenters will be scheduled in a session and are encouraged to participate in scheduled Slack Chats.
- Viewers can reach out to you via the "Contact Author" button at the bottom of your poster.
- Include narration so attendees can listen to your presentation (while they scroll through your iPoster) even when you're not there.
- After your abstract is scheduled, you will receive a username and password to login and author your iPoster
- All oral presentations will be live. If you choose to participate remotely, it will be via Zoom and will be mixed with in-person presentations. Training will be provided.
- Seven (7) minutes are allowed for the normal oral presentation and discussions will be in Slack Chats.
- When preparing your presentation, we suggest a maximum of three slides for a seven-minute talk. Slides should be uncluttered and easy to read.
- Presenters are encouraged to practice a few times so the presentation fits comfortably into the seven-minute slot.
If you would like to present a dissertation abstract or want recognition, please be sure to select the options when submitting your abstract under the "Additional" information section. Dissertation recognition can be given for orals or iPosters.
- Twelve minutes are allowed for the dissertation oral presentation. Oral presentations will be live. If you choose to participate remotely, it will be via Zoom and will be mixed with in-person presentations. Discussions will occur via Slack Chats,
- iPosters will also have Slack Chats, and authors will have a choice to participate in Gathertown, same as for regular iPosters presentations.
- Abstracts and presentations should be based upon the author’s dissertation material and will be presented within regular sessions of appropriate topics.
- Only students or graduates within one year of having a PhD conferred by their university or college are eligible. These abstracts are subject to the same rules of preparation and submission as regular abstracts, but they will be specially marked with a “D” in the program materials. For oral presentations, the author may request 12 minutes instead of the standard 7 minutes.
Publication of Abstracts
- Online Program of Abstracts — Available during the meeting; includes full abstract text.
- Astrophysics Data System (ADS) — Abstracts are sent to ADS and typically published shortly before the meeting.
Edits to Abstracts
- If you have a problem with the scheduling of your presentation, please email the abstract help desk. We will try to accommodate your request if possible.
- We understand that edits sometimes need to be made to abstracts after they are submitted. We try hard to accommodate edits and changes as we lead up to the conference, but due to certain deadlines we will be unable to edit abstracts within two weeks of the meeting start date/.