Oral presentations

Each oral presentation is allotted a 15 minutes time slot, plus 5 minutes for questions and discussion.

Poster sessions

All the posters will be presented orally using 1 summary slide during the sessions preceding the two main poster sessions  (1h30 each) organized in the afternoon of the 1st and 2nd day of the conference.

The recommended poster size is portrait A0 (W 84.1cm × H 118.9cm).

Authors are required to display their poster in the designated area during the first morning of the conference. Posters will remain in place for the three days.

It is possible to send us the pdf file of your poster and we can print it so that you do not have to travel with it. The cost for printing the poster is CHF 45. If you want to use that option, please add it in your registration and send us the poster before the 26th of August 2016.

Extended abstract

Abstracts or extended abstracts of all the presentations and posters will be distributed in electronic format at the conference. The format of the extended abstract is free.

Book paper

A book  will be published by Springer. It will belong to the upcoming Advances in Karst Science series and will contain only peer-reviewed articles evaluated by the Scientific Committee. Each article will constitute a chapter.

Candidate articles for the book should be from 8 to 10 pages maximum (including figures). The manuscripts (in english) must comply with the Springer guidelines in terms of format and style. They must be written in word format using the template available here.

Note that independent files for each figure will have to be provided with the final accepted revision, and that you will need to obtain permissions if your articles contains copyrighted works (published figures for example).

More details about the Springer style and format can be found here if needed.

IMPORTANT: The time schedule for producing the book for the conference is very tight. All the process requires that everyone respects strictly the deadlines for submitting papers, doing the reviews, and the corrections. This is why we kindly ask you to be in time with all the deadlines to respect the efforts of the other people involved in the preparation of the book. Be aware that we will not be able to include papers submitted after the deadlines in the book.