CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

The theme for the 2019 conference is “A National Call to Action: Making Australia Flood Safe”

The Conference Committee is now calling for papers for the Floodplain Management Australia National Conference, hosted by the ACT Government.

The theme for the 2019 conference is “A National Call to Action: Making Australia Flood Safe“, which will focus on bringing together various partners and sharing of great research and ideas to set a clear and compelling vision, mission and priorities for the flood community of Australia.

We are looking for a range of high quality presentations from across Australia and overseas dealing with riverine, overland and flash flooding, coastal inundation, emergency response and community engagement. The content can be technical or non-technical to suit our varied audience, so you don’t need to be a “flood expert” to present at the conference. Tertiary students studying floodplain management or natural disaster management are particularly encouraged to participate.

The subject of the presentation should align with one or more of the following topic areas:

 

  • Communicating flood hazard and risk
  • Modelling
  • Flood prediction and warning
  • Land use planning
  • Infrastructure projects
  • Climate adaptation
  • Flood policy, guidance and best practice
  • Social and cultural aspects
  • Emergency preparedness and management
  • Recoveryo Flood stories & case studies
  • National collaboration and coordination
  • Environmental aspects

Presentation Types

Oral Presentation: 10 minute presentation for concurrent session. Provision of a written paper is optional.

Oral Presentation: 25 minute presentation for concurrent session. Provision of a written paper or extended abstract is an essential requirement.

Poster Presentation: will be displayed during the conference and there will be an allocated time for authors to provide a 3 minute presentation and answer queries. Electronic posters will also be available this year. 

Critical Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: Monday 29th October 2018
Presenter Notification: Monday 17th December 2018
Peer Review Submission Deadline: Friday 15th February 2019
Early and Author Registration Deadline: Friday 22nd March 2019
Full Paper Submission (not being peer reviewed): Friday 26th April 2019

Abstract Submission

Please note that abstract submission is only available online.

If you are interested in submitting an abstract for consideration, please complete the following steps:

  1. Download and read the Author Instructions. Please print these instructions and have them nearby when you are ready to submit your abstract.
  2. Save the Abstract Template to your computer and use this to prepare your abstract.
  3. Write your abstract using the Microsoft Word template, adhering to the formatting guidelines outlined in the Author Instructions. Save your abstract on your computer, in an easy to find location. Please note that abstract titles should be a maximum of 12 words, and abstract text should be a maximum of 300 words.
  4. Ensure you have a short biography (max 50 words) for yourself, and every co-author listed on the abstract.
  5. Click on the “Submit Abstract” button below, and follow the steps outlined in the Author Instructions.

If you experience any difficulties with the abstract submission process, or have any questions, please contact Amy McIntosh at East Coast Conferences by emailing amy@eastcoastconferences.com.au or by calling 02 6650 9800 or 0408 220 188.

Please note that abstracts need to be submitted by the main presenting author of the paper.

If accepted, all presenting authors will need to register and pay to attend the conference, at least for the day of the presentation. The deadline for presenters to register is Friday 22nd March 2019.

Full Presentation Papers

If you wish to provide a 25 Minute Presentation you must provide a paper or an extended abstract before the conference.

Papers will be published electronically on the Floodplain Management Australia website, Members’ Section, following the conclusion of the conference. They will be publically available 12 months after the Conference. Guidelines on Full Paper submission will be distributed if your abstract is accepted. The deadline for Full Paper submission is Friday 26th April 2019.

Presentations will be published on the Floodplain Management Australia website following the conclusion of the conference.

Optional Peer Review Evaluation

As an additional option for authors where publishing is an important element, Full Papers can be submitted for peer review refereeing by Friday 15th February 2019. Authors will be advised of acceptance and/or any changes needed by Friday 22nd March 2019. Acceptance of abstracts for conference presentation does not depend on submission for peer review.

If you would like to take have your full paper peer reviewed, please type “Peer Review” in additional comments when submitting your abstract.

Abstract Submission

Click on the “Submit Abstract” button below, and follow the steps outlined in the Author Instructions.
Submit Abstract