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.


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

The official language of the Symposium will be English, and papers should be given in this language (orally or as posters), although papers written in French and Spanish will be accepted for publication in a proceedings stick memory that will be done.


Author guidelines for Eurokarst 2022 will be available soon. Below are the guidelines of the previous edition for reference.

Oral presentations

A time slot 15 minutes is allotted for oral presentations, plus 5 minutes for questions and discussion. The accepted file formats for presentations are pptx, odp and pdf. All rooms are equipped with a Windows-laptop and a laser pointer. Presentation files must be delivered on a USB stick to the technical operator at least 5 minutes before the beginning of the conference session.

Poster sessions

Poster authors will have to introduce their poster orally during the “poster Blitz session” preceding the poster sessions of Monday and Tuesday afternoon using a single summary slide. The schedule of these presentations is detailed in the conference program.

The recommended poster size is portrait A0 (W 84.1cm × H 118.9cm). Authors should hang up their poster in the designated area Monday morning. Posters will remain in place throughout the entire conference.

Extended abstracts

Abstracts and extended abstracts of all presentations and posters will be distributed in electronic form.

Book paper

A selection of peer-reviewed articles of the conference will be published as individual chapters in the Eurokarst 2018 conference book to appear in the Springer series “Advances in Karst Science”. Candidate articles should comprise 8 to 10 formatted pages, figures and tables included. The manuscripts must be written in English and comply with the Springer guidelines in terms of format and style using the template available here.

Note that for the final version of the paper all figures have to be provided as individual files. Make sure to obtain permissions if your article contains copyrighted works (published figures for example). More detailed author instructions are available here .