Please download the abstract template
Abstract submission for oral presentation, poster presentation, and poster exhibition is open until 15 December 2020. Abstract submission is done through the IWA online submission system.
The Abstract must have no more than two A4 pages of text, tables/figures. This should clearly summarize your proposed presentation. All uploads must reach our online submission system before 15 December 2020.
In the online abstract submission system you should:
If the submission is successful, you should receive a confirmation email immediately by email. If you do not receive it, please contact the conference secretariat email@example.com
Your outline abstract submission must be in plain English, clearly defining the objectives, status, methodology, findings and significance of the investigation or study. Your submitted outline abstract will be peer reviewed by international experts. Abstract selections are based on the scores and comments of those reviewers. Presenter decisions and author notification will be announced in March 2022.
Once the outline abstract is selected, at least one of the authors must register for the conference before Early Bird Registration deadline (15 February 2022) in order to be included in the conference program.
What to submit
Your initial submission must be in the form of an outline abstract, using the template, as described above.
You may submit as many outline abstract, as you want. However, no individual can present more than two platform/poster - the co-authors can present any further papers/posters.
Improving your abstract/paper
Three fundamental questions determine whether an abstract will be accepted onto the conference program: Is the work novel? Is it correct and well presented? Is it interesting? To improve your chance of success, consider the following criteria.
Conference participants will receive a full digital proceeding with the final program. The abstract accepted for the conferences can be updated before published in the conference proceeding. Accepted abstracts will also be offered to submit their contribution as full paper and be reviewed for publication in one of the IWA Publishing journals. The editors of the journal will take the final decision on publication. Please note that acceptance of a paper for conference presentation does not guarantee subsequent acceptance for journal publication, the final decision on journal publication lies with the journals' Editor-in-Chief.
If you do not wish your paper to be considered for publication in a journal, please indicate this when submitting your abstract.
Full oral presentation
If you are selected for full oral presentation, you will be asked to give a 20-minute oral presentation at the conference during the selected session, and your submitted abstract is included in the digital proceeding.
If you are selected for a Poster presentation you will be asked to give a 5-minute poster presentation of your research at the conference during the selected session, but no questions will be asked, in addition to present you poster at the exhibition (see guidance below).
If you are selected for poster exhibition, you will be asked to present your poster during the conference exhibition.Poster presenters need to print their own poster and bring it to the conference.
If you have any enquiry, please email the conference secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org