Paper and poster submissions
All abstracts should be written in English. An international Programme Committee will review the abstracts. Only papers and posters presented in person by the author(s) will be accepted. Authors must be able to meet their own expenses and fee. When submitting your proposal online, you will find a more detailed list of key words that we will use to categorise your submission and match it with appropriate reviewers. Papers and posters within the scope of the congress are welcome. Authors should submit an abstract of about 1,000 words (2 pages) to the Conference Secretariat, before the 1st of March, 2020.
For further abstract submission guidelines and an example of a required abstract, see the abstract submission form.
The contributions should focus on the topics mentioned. Send also a photograph and a short text about yourself with your abstract. All abstracts should be typewritten in English. An international Scientific Committee will review the abstracts. Only papers and posters presented in person by the author(s) will be accepted.
Once all proposals have been reviewed and as the final programme for the congress is developed, the selected papers, and posters will be grouped into appropriate sessions. The names of the themes, tracks and topics may change to reflect these groupings. Full instructions on how to prepare and submit your proposal are available online.
Proposals for platform presentations on current issues or developments, regulatory issues and new water or wastewater technologies are especially welcomed. Submissions (platform and poster) must be in the form of an outline paper (two pages of text, plus maximum two additional pages of tables and figures).
If you present a poster paper it will be on display for two days and eligible for a best poster award which will be announced at the congress closing ceremony. Oral and poster presentations are accorded equal status. The difference from a platform presentation is that you should let your poster do the ‘talking’; i.e. the material presented must convey your key points. If you prefer to present a poster please note this when you submit your proposal.