The 2020 Real World Emissions Workshop returns to Hyatt Regency Mission Bay in San Diego , CA March 15 through 18, 2020  to celebrate it’s 30th Anniversary.  The 2020 workshop honors 30 years of research and contributions to ever-improving emissions and air quality and  continues to evolve in response to research needs.  We welcome abstracts highlighting new and novel research in topics relating to:

      • Air Quality
      • Emissions Modeling
      • Off-Road & Non-road Emissions
      • Emissions Measurement Methods
      • Fuel Effects on Exhaust Emissions
      • Improving the Emissions Inventory
      • Particulate Emissions and Measurement
      • Emissions Control Measures (I/M) and OBD
      • In-Use Emissions for Light–Duty Vehicles
      • In-Use Emissions for Heavy-Duty Vehicles
      • Non-Tailpipe Emissions
      • Sensors and New Measurement Technologies

The 2019 Workshop hosted 265 participants from over 12 countries, and was co-sponsored by the California Air Resources Board, the U.S. Department of    Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the South Coast Air Quality Management District,  and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 

Deadline to Submit Abstracts is October 25th, 2019

Abstract applications can be submitted as one of the following:  

While we do our best to accommodate your preferred selection, your selection does not guarantee placement in the workshop agenda.  Abstracts submitted as platform presentation may be invited as a lightning talk or a poster presentation.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Each abstract submission must include:

      • Type of Presentation Requested — Platform Presentation, Poster, or Lightning Talk. Students are encouraged to identify themselves as student presenters.  Abstracts for demonstrations may also be submitted.
      • Primary Topic Area — Select among the topic areas listed, or enter other unlisted topics.
      • Contact Information
      • Biography — Limited to several sentences for the chair to introduce the intended speaker
      • Speaker Information — Identify if the submitter is not the intended speaker
      • Title of Talk or Abstract

Before beginning the submission process, please complete your abstract in the template using the text and formatting provided.

      • Save your file as LastName_FirstName_First5Wordsof Title.doc (only word files will be accepted)

To be considered to present at the 30th Real World Workshop, submit your abstract using THIS ABSTRACT TEMPLATE by clicking the “Submit Your Abstract”  link below. 

Review Process

Abstracts are evaluated on the basis of content, originality, and relevance to the workshop.   Presentations can describe works in progress or even planned work if the project is of sufficient scope and relevance.  Preference for platform presentations is given to those containing new research results.  Presentations should not be of a marketing or promotional nature. 

Multiple abstracts may be submitted, although oral  presentations may be limited to one per submitter.  Submissions as oral presentations may be offered as lightning talks and/or poster presentations.  Lightning talk submission may be invited as poster presentations.  If you would like your abstract to be evaluated for all categories, please submit it under “Platform Presentation.”

Important Dates and Deadlines to Remember:

      • October 25, 2019 — Abstract and Biography Deadline
      • Mid-to-late November — Notices of Acceptances
      • February 10, 2020 — Session Chairs may request draft platform presentations
      • March 2, 2020 — Lightning Talk Slides due to CRC
      • March 15-18, 2020 — Real World Workshop

Registration will be available shortly at A preliminary agenda is expected to be posted in December 2019.

Demonstrations are also encouraged.  If you would like to present a demonstration at the workshop, please contact Jan Tucker at for more details. 

The Coordinating Research Council assumes the right to publish or reproduce submitted abstracts and all presentations given at the Real World Emissions Workshop on the CRC website and in conference proceedings and to summarize the materials in articles for other publications.

March 15-18 2020 Hyatt Regency Mission Bay San Diego, California

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