Topics

The following themes are to be addressed in the framework of this Conference:

  • Karst Hydrogeology: water resources assessment, groundwater pollution and protection.
  • Methods to study karst aquifers: based on hydrodynamic, hydrochemistry, isotopes, dye tracing, geophysical surveys and modelling techniques.
  • Karst Geomorphology and Landscape.
  • Mining and Engineering in karst media: mining and large structures (tunnels, dams, etc.).
  • Karst cavities: touristic caves, natural heritage.

Abstracts

The topics of interest will be experiences and case studies, techniques used and results obtained in recent scientific research on karst. Free papers may be presented. Initially, an abstract of 300 to 500 words should be submitted. Papers accepted by the Scientific Committee will be included in a proceedings report. The papers that meet the requirements will be selected for publication in a Springer book series. In addition, an expanded version of the most interesting papers will be published in a special issue of the journal Environmental Earth Sciences. Guidelines for authors will be provided in the next circular.

The official language of the Symposium will be English, and papers should be presented in English (orally or as posters), although papers written in French and Spanish will be accepted for publication in a proceedings that will be distributed to attendees.

Full-length papers

Upon abstract acceptance, the organization encourages participants to prepare full papers, which will be distributed electronically to all conference attendees. Full-length papers should comprise 8 to 10 formatted pages, figures and tables included. The manuscripts must be written in English and comply with the Springer manuscript guidelines in terms of format and style using the template available (https://resource-cms.springernature.com/springer-cms/rest/v1/content/3318/data/v5).

A selection of peer-reviewed full articles of the conference will be published as individual chapters in the Eurokarst 2022 conference book to appear in the Springer series “Advances in Karst Science”. More detailed author instructions are available (https://www.springer.com/gp/authors-editors/book-authors-editors/your-publication-journey/manuscript-preparation).

Submission

Communications will be managed through the Indico platform. You must first register with a user account to access the submission form. This user account will allow you to track your communication and register later for the event, workshops, field trips, etc.

Young researchers awards

The eurokarst organization will award  the best oral communication and the best poster presented by a young researcher.

Updates regarding the preparation of presentations and posters, as well as the procedure for submitting full papers will be available later on this website.