Call for abstracts


>> Download the CALL FOR ABSTRACTS !

Submit your extended abstract by November 20th
>> extended to November 27th, 2017!

SUBMIT YOUR CONTRIBUTION

Download the Call for Abstracts!

Submit an abstract

Submit your extended abstract (2-3 pages) by November 20th >> extended to November 20th, 2017! via the online form, whether you submitted a declaration of intent* or not.

Please ensure that your proposal fits the themes of I.S.Rivers 2018 (see below)!

Your extended abstract 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).

Modèle de document               Paper template

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:
September 2017
Deadline for the declaration of intent* (non-compulsory)
October 15th, 2017
Deadline for extended abstract submission
November 20th >> extended to November 27th, 2017!
Reviewing process
December 2017
Notification of acceptance for oral or poster presentation
February 2018
Registration opening
March 2018

Themes for 2018

The themes of the call for abstracts were identified by the steering committee and the chairmen of the Scientific Committee:

picto Trajectories 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
   
picto Functioning RIVER FUNCTIONING, QUALITY AND SERVICE
From bio-indication to river good health

River quality; Taking into account connectivity; Ecosystem services
   
picto Restoration 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
   
picto Interactions 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

GRAIE
Conference Secretariat (Lyon)
Sarah SCARROTT
+33 (0)4 72 43 70 56
isrivers@graie.org


* 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 not compulsory nor essential, you can still submit an extended abstract by 20th November, even if you did not submit a declaration of intent.