The call for abstracts is now closed.
The selection notification (oral or poster presentation) was sent to authors on February 23rd. Each corresponding author must send back their commitment form by March 2nd and, if applicable, send the final version of their extended abstract by March 9th.
In total, almost 90 experts were involved in the review process: each extended abstract was proofread by 2 reviewers. 233 extended abstracts were selected for a presentation at I.S.Rivers 2018.
Important dates & deadlines
|Notification of acceptance for oral or poster presentation||
February 23rd, 2018
|Commitment form to be sent by||
2 mars 2018
March 5th, 2018
|Final version of extended abstract to be sent by (if applicable)||
March 9th, 2018
Last February, the scientific committee, made up of 17 members, with the support of external scientific and technical experts, selected the final contributions and divided them into oral and poster presentations.
The abstract selection took 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).
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)
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