Call for Ideas and Abstracts 

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Submission of ideas and abstracts:


October 7, 2016 - Call for Abstracts and Session Ideas
December 12, 2016 (extended deadline)
 - Deadline for Submission of Abstracts and Session Ideas
January 6, 2017
- Notification of accepted abstracts and ideas for seminars
March 6, 2017
- Deadline for submission of final two page abstracts and papers    

The Organising Committee for IABSE Bath 2017 is now inviting submissions of abstracts for the lecture format sessions and ideas for the seminar format sessions.

Abstracts for Lecture Sessions
Abstracts should be no more than 500 words and a single page of A4, and should identify which of the Conference Topics the paper is intended to address. The abstract should summarize the contents of the paper and clearly indicate the relevance to the theme of the conference.
Ideas for Seminar Sessions
Ideas for the seminar format sessions should be submitted by the proposed session Chair or a potential seminar participant. It is intended that a small group of speakers/presenters with a common interest will conceive and propose a seminar on a subject which must be relevant to the overall theme and fit within one or more of the Conference Topics. The proposal should be no more than 1000 words and two pages of A4. It should include the title and intended purpose of the seminar, the subject(s) to be addressed, the names and affiliations of the presenters, and the session Chair if known. If appropriate, the Scientific Committee will suggest a suitable session Chair. If the proposal is accepted, the Chair will be expected to assemble the speakers and ensure that their participation maintains the high standard expected of an IABSE conference.

Submit here:
Please submit abstracts and session ideas online at The abstracts and session ideas will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee. Authors of accepted abstracts and Chairs and presenters involved in accepted seminar session ideas will be expected to attend and participate in the conference.

Final submission of two page Abstracts and Papers
Two page abstracts will be required in the standard IABSE format (format to follow) for all accepted abstracts and for all topics accepted for the seminar sessions. All two page abstracts will be produced in a bound book, including the two page descriptions of the seminar sessions. Full written papers are not compulsory but may be submitted in addition to the abstract if the author wishes to have a full paper published. Any submitted papers will be subject to review by the Scientific Committee prior to publication in the conference proceedings. These shall be prepared in the standard IABSE format (format to follow). Papers will be issued to delegates only in digital form.