Call for Abstracts

ISSW 2020 Program

Submit Your Abstract

ISSW is the premier international conference for snow scientists and professional avalanche workers. It brings together people conducting leading-edge research with those focusing on finding effective solutions to real-world problems—truly, a merging of theory and practice.


2020 brings this conference to Fernie, British Columbia, where we aim to continue the fulfillment of this concept. We plan to build a program comprising research-led as well as practice-based presentations in a wide range of snow and avalanche related themes.

We invite you to submit an abstract for either oral or poster presentation. By submitting an abstract to the ISSW, you are directly contributing to the core element of the conference—the exchange of knowledge and ideas between people. We encourage submissions from practitioners and researchers alike.

THEMES

The themes for ISSW 2020 are listed below. When submitting your abstract, you will be asked to select the theme you think best represents your topic.

  1. Avalanche Dynamics
  2. Avalanche Education
  3. Avalanche Forecasting
  4. Avalanche Formation and Failure
  5. Avalanche Incidents and Case Studies
  6. Avalanche Rescue
  7. Avalanche Risk Communication
  8. Climate Change and Sustainability
  9. Human Behaviours and Decision Making
  10. Instrumentation and Remote Sensing
  11. Planning and Engineering Solutions
  12. Snow and Snowpack Properties
  13. Terrain Management

PREPARING YOUR ABSTRACT

Abstracts must be in English, and should contain no more than 300 words, not including the title or authors. Abstracts may be submitted for either oral or poster presentation. Authors requesting an oral presentation may be offered a poster presentation if space and time constraints do not allow for an oral presentation. One image or table may be included in your abstract and should be attached in a .png or .jpg format. Including an image or table will count as 100 words. The abstract title should contain no more than 25 words.

Please ensure that all authors have agreed to publication of the abstract. The expectation is that all submitted abstracts will highlight new and original content.

Submissions from commercial organizations are encouraged, but must focus on explaining, testing or validating new or emerging techniques, products or approaches to problems. Submissions that are overtly commercial or focus on marketing products or services will not be accepted into the conference program.”

SUBMITTING YOUR ABSTRACT

Abstracts should be submitted via the online submission portal on this website. Abstract submission is now open and will close on April 27, 2020.

Prior to submitting, you will need to create an account, which you will also use to register for the conference.

Authors may submit multiple abstracts, but duplicate submissions on the same topic is not allowed.

Detailed instructions for how to submit an abstract will be available when the submission portal opens.

PROCEEDINGS PAPERS

All authors of accepted abstracts are required to submit a proceedings paper by August 24, 2020. All accepted abstracts and proceedings papers will be published in the ISSW 2020 conference proceedings.

Further details, including paper length, formatting, and how to submit your paper will be provided closer to the submission date.

PUBLISHING YOUR PAPER IN A PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL

We expect ISSW 2020 will have options for authors to submit their work for publication in a peer-reviewed journal, should they wish. Further details to come.

ASSISTANCE

If you require assistance or have submission questions please email: issw2020@icsevents.com 

KEY DATES FOR AUTHORS

  • January 13, 2020 – abstract submission portal opens
  • April 27, 2020 – abstract submission deadline
  • June 5, 2020 – review results released
  • June 26, 2020 – presenting authors must be registered
  • August 24, 2020 – full papers due

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