Proceedings, containing final papers presented during the Congress, will be produced from the manuscripts received from authors. Please read through all the information provided here. Issues raised in one section may be discussed more fully in a later section.
Thank you for your participation in the 33rd IAHR Congress. There are a few items that we would like you to take notice of in the preparation of your final paper submission:
Robert Ettema Barbara Lence
Technical Program Chair Technical Chair, CSCE
Please read the complete list of Manuscript Preparation for Conference Proceedings On Line Instructions located on the following web page BEFORE submitting your final paper:
Some of the formatting requirements are listed below:
Length. Length is restricted to a minimum of 6 pages and a maximum of 8 pages. The total final paper length includes all text, graphics, and appendices. Please note the proceedings will not contain PowerPoint Presentations.
Point size and font. Use 12 point type for text, captions, and author contact information. For type within figures or tables, the 12 point size is preferred. We recommend selecting a serif text font such as Times Roman. Italics, bold, and bold italics may be used; we recommend sticking to one “family” of typefaces.
Headers and footers. Do not put any information in the header. The only acceptable content in the footer is a single page number.
Layout. All text must be single-spaced. Page design should be consistent throughout the extended abstract. Margin settings (see below) must contain all elements of the paper that will be reproduced (text, figures, tables, captions). Imagine a “box” whose width does not exceed 5.75" (14.5 cm) and depth does not exceed 9" (22.5 cm). Short pages are unsightly and waste space; try to “fill” the imaginary box on each page. Leave at least 1" (3 cm) top and bottom margins. The title of your paper should fall approximately 1.5 (3.8 cm) below the standard margin.
The length of time alotted for oral presentations is typically 15 minutes, with the opportunity for five minutes of questions, should that be required. Powerpoint Presentations are a welcome visual aid for these presentations, and it is recommended that files for the slideshow is brought to the Congress on a thumbdrive, compact disc (CD), or a combination of both (for back-up purposes). Any handouts or papers should be printed beforehand by the presenter, as Congress staff will unable to print any supplementary material on-site at the conference.
Plan to mount your materials at least 15 minutes prior to the opening of the session. All illustrations, charts, etc., to be posted should be prepared in advance as materials for these purposes will not be available at the conference facilities. You will need to bring your own supply of push pins. It is also recommended that you bring extra copies of your illustrations or a signup sheet for people to request copies of your information. However, no duplication facilities will be available at the conference.
A poster board will be assigned to two poster presenters, with dimensions 1.22 m tall by 2.44 m wide (4' x 8'). There will be two presenters on each side of the board, so please be prepared to keep your posters at a size smaller than, or equal to 1.22 m x 1.22 m (4' x 4').
Each poster must have a heading in very large type, 84 pt or greater. Your name and affiliation should also be noted in large type, around 72 pt. Subheadings should be at least 36 pt. You need not use all capitals for titles and headings, for this can sometimes make them difficult to read. Other lettering, including text and lettering on illustrations or charts, should be between 18 and 24 pt, and should have double or 1.5 spacing between lines. Use a simple font such as Times, Arial or Helvetica throughout your presentation. To make something stand out, use a larger font size, bold or underline. You can also frame a section of text by putting a box around it. All material should be readable from a distance of three feet or more.
Any format that fits in the available space is acceptable. Some posters are prepared as one, large sheet and usually brought to the conference rolled up in a tube. You may need to locate a largeformat printer for this purpose, e.g., at a copy store. Other posters are prepared as a group of smaller sheets, which may be easier to prepare and transport. The format is up to you.
Remember that you can refer to your proceedings paper for additional details. Do not simplybring a normal sized copy of your proceedings paper!
Questions or Problems:
IMPORTANT: Email submissions WILL NOT be accepted as only authors are authorized to submit papers on their own behalf. DO NOT email papers to the committee or staff.
Proposing authors must recognize that submission of an abstract indicates commitments to complete the paper, attend the conference, and present the paper, and asserts that permission to present the paper has been obtained from the responsible owning authority of the featured project. The conference proceedings will not be an ASCE publication.
The Committee will accept or reject proposed papers based on information provided online in the abstracts. To the extent possible and appropriate, papers will be assigned to conference technical sessions based on the Topic and Track identified by the author and co-authors, as best suited for their subject material.
Please note that oral and poster presentation modes for papers will be of equal prestige during the Congress. The period allotted for oral presentation is quite brief (within 15 minutes), whereas a period of several hours will be allotted for poster presentations. Also, posters will be displayed in central locations. The Chairs of Tracks will arrange the sequences of papers for oral or poster presentation.
All expenses associated with the preparation, submission, and presentation of abstracts and papers are the responsibility of the authors and co-authors. This includes camera-ready manuscripts and illustrations. Scholarship and/or travel funds are not available for conference attendees. All attendees are required to pay conference registration fees.
Topic A. Advances in the Fundamentals of Water Science and Engineering
This topic concentrates on new ideas and general fundamental concepts facilitating the advance of engineering hydraulics.
A-1. The mechanics of water flow
A-2. Multi-phase flows
A-3. Sediment transport and fluvial processes
A-4. Numerical modeling
A-5. Laboratory experiments, instrumentation, and hydraulic modeling
S-1. Special Seminar: Sediment Transport at Hydraulic Jumps*
S-2. Special Seminar: Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Method *
S-3. Special Seminar: Experimental research around the world, organized by Euro-Hydralab*
S-4. Special Seminar: Advanced Turbulence Modeling for Flow and Transport processes in River Engineering*
Topic B. Water Engineering in Support of Built Environments
This topic focuses on applied science and engineering to support the energy, water supply, and water-management needs of human infrastructure.
B-1. Flow conveyance systems
B-2. Water control and hydraulic structures (including intakes, outlets, outfalls, and spillways)
B-3. Hydraulic machinery for water and power delivery
B-4. Urban drainage and flood protection (including rainwater and stormwater management)
B-5. Wastewater management (Separation of waste streams, hydraulic issues in centralized and distributed systems, and management of treatment residuals)
S-5. Special Seminar: Fast Transients*
S-6. Special Seminar: Applied Hydrology*
Topic C. Water Engineering for the Protection and Enhancement of Natural Watershed and Aquifer Environments
This topic revolves around the processes and engineering activities associated with the environmental aspects of water flow in watersheds and aquifers.
C-1. Eco-hydraulics (including natural and commercial fisheries)
C-2. Groundwater hydraulics (including integrated river basin management for water quantity, quality, and ecosystems)
C-3. Lake and reservoir hydraulics
C-4. Waterway restoration (including impacts of dam removal or rehabilitation, aquatic creature passage)
C-5. Climate influences on water flow in watersheds
S-7. Special Seminar: Climate Change*
Topic D. Water Engineering for Sustainable Coastal and Offshore Environments (Built and Natural)
This topic examines natural processes and engineering activities associated with the well-being of marine and coastal environments, both built and natural.
D-1. Advances in understanding, modeling, and forecasting waves
D-2. Coastal processes and coastal morphologies
D-3. Estuary hydraulics
D-4. Wave loads and the performance of coastal and offshore structures
D-5. Protection of coastal cities
S-8. Special Seminar: Marine Current Power*
S-9. Special Seminar: Beach Drainage*
Topic E. Advances in Hydroinformatics for Integrated Watershed and Coast Management
This topic links hydraulic engineering work with contemporary developments in cyber-based, or hydroinformatic, methods for monitoring and managing watersheds and coastal regions.
E-1. Observational data models
E-2. Multi-process, data-driven modeling
E-3. Digital watersheds and coasts (fusion of data with models)
E-4. Decision-support systems (including economic and social aspects of management)
E-5. Policy and institutional issues (including trans-boundary waters)
E-6. Education and Training (see F-2)
S-10. Special Seminar: International Flood Initiative*
Topic F. Education, History, Social/Economic Impacts
This topic focuses on the education and training aspects of water engineering. Additionally, it includes presentations on the historical impacts of hydraulic engineering, and on biographical facets of notable hydraulicians.
F-1. Fundamentals, Expts, Modeling, Instrumentation
F-2. Hydroinformatics (also serves as E-6)
F-3. History: Engineering Applications & People
* Special Seminar denotes a specific session involving only invited papers.
Graduate and undergraduate students have submitted technical papers for the John F. Kennedy Student Paper Competition. Papers represent the original work of the student and be authored by the student alone. Technical sessions will be devoted to student paper presentations.
It is advised to check this site in mid July for the final judging guidelines. By the time you arrive at the Congress your written paper will already have been judged. The second part of the judging will occur during your oral or poster presentation session.
The following criteria will be ranked for the paper and presentation from 1 to 5 (1 is the lowest, 5 is the highest):
Award to be presented: CSCE Hydrotechnical Division 2009 Student Award for the best Masters thesis in Canada related to water resource engineering or management.
* Please Note that all submissions must be uploaded to the Conference Connections web site at: www.cconnect.org in order to be reviewed by the committee.
An individual may not be the first author or presenter of more than one paper. An acknowledgement of receipt of abstracts will be sent to the corresponding author. In addition, on-line abstract submission system will ask for, the Congress Topic listed that best fits your paper. Please indicate on your abstract submission all the authors associated with the abstract, affiliations, and contact information. Please also add to the abstract submission the type of presentation (paper, poster, oral, etc.).
The Congress Technical Committee will review abstracts and notify the primary authors of acceptance by January 26, 2009. Final papers are due by March 23, 2009. Guidelines and instructions for paper submissions will be provided to authors.
Deadlines will be strictly observed. Failure to submit abstracts and/or papers by the deadline will result in removal from the Congress program and the proceedings.
Proposing authors must recognize that submission of an abstract is a commitment to complete the paper (if accepted), attend the Congress, and present the paper in person. Submission of an abstract indicates that permission to present the paper has been obtained from the responsible owning authority of the subject project.
All expenses associated with the preparation, submission, and presentation of abstracts and papers are the responsibility of the authors. This includes preparation of high resolution digital manuscripts and illustrations. Scholarship and/or travel funds are not available for Congress attendees. Authors whose abstracts are accepted will be required to register for the Congress.
Thank you for your interest. We are looking forward to an exciting and productive Congress in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.