Call for Abstracts
Abstract Submissions are now closed.
Over 700 abstracts submitted!
The Scientific Committee is pleased to announce that we have received an unprecedented number of abstracts submitted to the Congress program. The quality of oral and poster abstracts is excellent and will result in an exceptional scientific program that focuses on ‘Solving the Groundwater Challenges of the 21st Century’.
Should your abstract be accepted (authors to be notified on 13 May 2013), authors are invited to submit a 4 page paper which will not be included in the printed proceedings but will be compiled into the digital proceedings supplied to all delegates. Note that 4 page papers will not be reviewed and may be included in the digital proceedings as received at the discretion of the Scientific Program Committee. Authors of selected abstracts and 4 page papers may also be asked to submit a full paper for publication in the IAH Book Series: Selected Papers on Hydrogeology. This is subject to the approval of the IAH Book Series Editor, Nick Robins, who is always pleased to discuss proposals for IAH book publications.
Abstract Submission Deadline
13 May 2013 – Authors Notified
To be Confirmed Author Notifications
1 July 2013
Deadline for Author Acceptance and Early Bird Registration
17 June 2013
There are two presentation formats at the Forum:
- Oral Presentation – Oral presentations will be delivered in parallel sessions. The Organising Committee has provisionally allocated 12 minutes for each oral presentation with additional minutes for questions and speaker transition/introduction for a total of 15 minutes.
- Poster Presentation – 1m x 1m hard copy poster to be displayed in the exhibition area.
While the program organisers and session convenors will do their best to meet your indicated preferences, they reserve the right to override your requests if they feel your paper would fit well in another session with compatible abstracts.
Click here for a full list of themes and session topics.
Abstract Submission Instructions
Please read through the submission instructions listed below before preparing your abstract:
Step 1: Read the General Policies and Requirements for the submission of abstracts.
Step 2: Write your abstract following the Abstract Format & Layout Guidelines.
Step 3: Download the Abstract Template and insert/add your abstract text. Save as a .doc document to your computer. Please note: Abstracts must not exceed 2,000 characters not including spaces.
Step 4: Click on the button below to complete the Abstract Submission Form. It will be necessary to attach/upload the .doc copy of your abstract.
NOTE: Please print a copy of the abstract submission form for your records prior to clicking ‘upload’.
General Policies and Requirements
- All abstracts must be original work.
- All abstracts should indicate a target audience.
- All authors must submit a 50 word biography.
- An abstract must contain sufficient information so that if published it will be a complete report independent of presentation. The text should not contain statements alluding to results or conclusions not presented within the text.
- Submission acknowledges consent to publication of the abstract in the Congress proceedings publication.
- The presenting author will be required to register for the Congress in order to ensure their abstract(s) is included in the final program. Deadline for presenting author registration is 17 June 2013.
- All submissions must be completed electronically via the online submission facility. If you are unable to submit in this manner, please contact the Congress Managers at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: +61 8 9486 2000 for further information.
- All abstracts must be prepared according to the guidelines provided. Abstracts will only be accepted and published if submitted using the supplied template.
- There is no limit to the number of abstracts that may be submitted by an individual. However, splitting of a body of work into multiple abstracts is discouraged and consolidation into one abstract is preferred.
Abstract Format and Layout Guidelines
- Abstracts must not exceed 2,000 characters not including spaces.
- Tables or graphics may be included but must fit within the abstract box of the template. Formatting is preserved (italics, bold, superscripting, subscripting, underlining) and symbol characters (ie ± , µ, ß) may be used.
- The template will allow a title of up to 180 characters in length.
- Abstracts must be free of typographical and grammatical errors.
- Standard abbreviations may be used for common terms only. Otherwise, any abbreviation should be given in brackets after the first full use of the word. Abbreviations may be used in the title, provided the name in full is outlined in the body of the abstract.
- You will be asked to nominate your preference for poster or oral presentation.
- Font type must be Arial Font 9pt.
- Use single line spacing.
- Title should be in lower case, bold and at the top of the abstract.
- The name of the presenting author is to be indicated by an asterisk (*). The authors’ names should be followed by institution and city. The institution and city should be in italics.
- Authors who wish to indicate multiple organisational affiliations should do so using superscript numbers to indicate the author’s institution followed by city and country (in this order) Do not include degrees or professional titles (e.g. Dr, Prof., etc).
Notification of Acceptance
Notifications of acceptance will be sent via e-mail to the submitting author by 13 May 2013.
Abstracts submitted for oral presentations that cannot be accommodated within the program will be considered and reviewed for a place in the Poster display.
Accepted abstracts and summaries will be published online and in the Congress proceedings. The Congress Managers will not be held responsible for abstract submissions not received via the website or for submission errors caused by internet service outages, hardware or software delays, power outages or unforeseen events.
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