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Call for Extended Abstracts is Now Open

Extended abstract submission is now open for NIR2019, which will be held on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia on 15th – 20th September 2019. 

Submission Process

The submission process for NIR 2019 will be through an online submission portal. Submitters are requested to create an account and submit an extended abstract for review according to the guidelines set out on this page.

Important Dates

- Opening date of submission: 12 October 2018
- Closing date for submission: 15 March 2019
- Notification of acceptance: 19 April 2019
- Deadline for early registration: 30 June 2019
- Conference dates: 15 – 20 September 2019

Presentation Format

An extended abstract can be submitted for presentation at the conference as one or both of the following:

  • Poster Presentation
  • Oral Presentation


Extended abstracts must be submitted under one of the conference themes.  The official language of the conference is English and all short papers must be submitted in that language.

Conference Themes:

1. Agriculture/Horticulture
2. Aquaphotomics
3. Chemometrics
4. Dairy/Food Science/Meat Science
5. Education
6. Environmental
7. fNIR
8. Forestry
9. Hyperspectral Imaging
10. Instrumentation
11. Medical Science
12. Museum/Archaeology/Heritage Science
13. PAT/IoT/Cloud
14. Pharmacology/Traditional Chinese Medicine
15. Sampling
16. Soil/Geoexploration/Mineralogy
17. Remote and Proximal Sensing
18. Wildlife/Animal Science

Please note that if your abstract falls under multiple categories please select the main category and then put the other categories in keywords.  

Submission Guidelines and Templates

Please download the below submission guidelines and templates prior to starting your submission.

Submission Outline and Template

For assistance on preparing your abstract please see the tutorial by Phill Williams, Pierre Dardenne and Peter Flinn in JNIRS. It is a free download.

Full Registrations


Early Bird registrations close on the 30th June 2019.

Full registrations include tickets to the Welcome Reception and Conference Dinner

  Early Bird Regular
ICNIRS Member $1250 AUD $1400 AUD
OECD Resident $950 AUD $950 AUD
Full-time Student $800 AUD $800 AUD
Non-Member $1400 AUD $1500 AUD

Definitions of Registration Criteria


Financial members of ICNIRS for the period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2021 are eligible to register at the Member rate. You can apply for or renew your ICNIRS membership here.

fNIRS Member

Financial members of fNIRS are eligible to register at the Member rate for the two-day satellite meeting. Attendance at the full conference will require full registration. You can apply for or renew your fNIRS membership here.


The Student conference registration rate and any Student Travel Awards (ICNIRS John Shenk Travel Award and NIR2019 Student Registration Waiver Award) are restricted to full-time students registered at a recognised degree-granting institution. Part-time students will not be eligible for Student registration or Student Travel Awards.

To be eligible for the Student conference registration rate and Student Travel Awards, proof of full-time enrolment is required by submitting a photo of your Student ID (both sides) or a transcript from your institution’s central administration.

 OECD Resident

To qualify for the discounted rate for OECD Resident you must be a full resident or citizen of one of the countries listed on the following document.  To view the document please click on the below button.  Proof may be required with a scanned copy of your passport.

OECD Countries List


Travel Awards

ICNIRS John Shenk Travel Grant

This travel assistance grant is administered by the ICNIRS directly. Applications and criteria for the travel grant will open in the ICNIRS website shortly after registrations open on NIR2019. This award provides partial assistance and is awarded at the discretion of ICNIRS.

NIR2019 Registration Waiver Award

Conference organisers of NIR2019 will make available a limited number of full or half registration waiver awards to applicants on a competitive basis that meets the criteria below. The award will not cover costs for travel, accommodation or Wednesday afternoon social activities.

Selection criteria:

1. Full-time student and/or ordinary delegate from the OECD-defined developing/emerging countries list
2. Must present a poster or oral
3. John Shenk Travel Grant awardees will be eligible for consideration
4. The decision will be made by the grant committee