Instructions for Authors


The deadline for submission of abstracts has now passed. Successful authors should now submit a full manuscript as described below by the 15th May 2008.

Full manuscripts

Manuscripts submitted for publication in the conference volume

Following acceptance of an abstract for either an oral or a poster presentation, manuscripts should be submitted using our online submission system.

The full manuscript should be prepared in word or latex according to Springer instructions for authors with a maximum of 12 pages (including pictures, tables, etc.). Springer instructions for authors and templates are available for download.

Extended abstracts (not for publication in the conference volume)

Where authors wish to present their work at geoEnv 2008, but do not wish to have this work published in the formal conference volume, submission of a full manuscript is not required. Instead, a final extended abstract (2 pages including pictures, tables, etc.) should be submitted that will appear only in the draft conference proceedings given to delegates at the conference, and not in the published conference volume. Such extended abstracts should be submitted using the same online submission system.

Oral Presentions

  • Presentations can be made either by using overheads or LCD-projectors.
  • Allotted time for presentations is 20 minutes presentation + 10 minutes discussion. Invited lectures are allotted 15 minutes additional minutes (35 minutes + 10 minutes).
  • Please contact your session Chairman well in advance of the session.

For PowerPoint presentations using LCD-projectors, PC's are available in all the lecture halls. We recommend that you bring a CD-ROM or an USB pen with PowerPoint presentations for these program versions. In case you prefer to bring your own computer, we cannot guarantee compatibility, and therefore a check the day before your presentation is needed.

Poster Presentions

The title of the poster should be exactly the same as the abstract in the programme, with authors and institutions, to allow easy identification of your poster. Title letters should be large enough to be read from approximately 6 meters away. Your poster should include an abstract, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, conclusions and literature cited. Most data are best represented with figures rather than tables. Text should be easily readable from a distance of 1 meter away. We recommend that you use the following minimum font sizes:

  • Title 84 pt
  • Authors/Addresses 42 pt
  • Section Headings 30 pt
  • Text 24 pt

The poster should be printed in A1 size (59.4 cm width and 84 cm height).