Call for abstracts
|THE CALL FOR ABSTRACTS IS NOW LAUNCHED!
Submit your declaration of intent by October 15th, 2017
Submit an abstract
- A declaration of intent* may be submitted by October 15th, 2017 via the online form.
Please ensure that your proposal fits the themes of I.S.Rivers 2018 (see below).
- An extended abstract (2-3 pages) must then be submitted by November 20th, 2017 at the latest. It must be written in English or French, conform to the author’s instructions and to the I.S.Rivers template document. It must, on the first page, include a French-English translation of the title and of the 10-line summary (we can undertake this translation – rate TBC – if required, after the abstract selection).
The scientific committee, made up of 18 members, with the support of external scientific and technical experts, will select the final contributions and divide them into oral and poster presentations.
The abstract selection will take into account the following criteria:
• Connection with the conference themes,
• Innovation (approach originality, subject interests, results never presented before, …),
• Quality of the presented work (including literature studies for the scientific contributions),
• Experience and information transferability,
• Clarity of the proposal (approach, aims, conclusions and drafting quality).
Important dates & deadlines
|Call for abstracts - launched in:||
|Deadline for the declaration of intent||
October 15th, 2017
|Deadline for extended abstract submission||
November 20th, 2017
|Notification of acceptance for oral or poster presentation||
Themes for 2018
The themes of the call for abstracts were identified by the steering committee and the chairmen of the Scientific Committee:
|TRAJECTORIES AND ADAPTATION TO GLOBAL CHANGE
Co-evolution of rivers and society
Retro-observations and trajectories; Adaptive management and planning in the context of global change; Extreme events
|RIVER FUNCTIONING, QUALITY AND SERVICE
From bio-indication to river good health
River quality; Taking into account connectivity; Ecosystem services
|ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION AND MANAGEMENT ISSUES
Feasibility, evaluation, strengths and policy issues
Action planning and hierarchisation; Restoration steps; Avoid, reduce, offset; Innovative monitoring and assessment strategies
|RIVERS AND HUMAN INTERACTIONS
Perception, governance, values, fair management
Perception, representation and values associated to the river; Rivers as growth lever for territories; Governance; Fair and integrated management
>> More details about the themes in the CALL FOR ABSTRACTS (PDF)
Expected types of contributions
- Scientific contributions: that focus on our understanding of the evolution and complexity of rivers, with particular emphasis on environmental and socio-economic implications, to inform possible management strategies. These presentations will illustrate experiences of collaborative intervention, between different stakeholders, to further knowledge and integrative action.
- Feedback on management practices: presentation of case studies, contexts, strategies and innovative actions at different spatio-temporal scales, with the site-specific focus enabling the transferability of fundings to be discussed. Approaches that combine scientific and operational viewpoints with scientific analysis of their associated environmental benefits will be particularly welcomed.
- Prospective contributions: introducing new concepts to better understand river complexity and associated processes for management.
Contact for authors
Conference Secretariat (Lyon)
+33 (0)4 72 43 70 56
* Declarations of intent give the I.S.Rivers organisers an idea of the number of extended abstracts likely to be submitted, and thus help to anticipate the likely workload. The declaration is neither compulsory nor essential, but is greatly appreciated by the conference organisers. You can still submit an extended abstract by 20th November, even if you did not submit a declaration of intent.