Abstracts And Technical Papers2018-09-18T13:38:50+00:00

Call for Abstracts and Technical Papers

All abstracts and technical papers must be submitted using our online system. Submissions will not be accepted by email, facsimile or regular mail.

Submission Deadline:

Saturday, September 29, 23:59 (EST)

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Theme: Sustainable and Safe Dams Around the World

ICOLD 2019 is pleased to accept abstracts and technical papers on the following topics:


Recent advancements and techniques for investigations, design, construction, operation and maintenance of water or tailings dams and spillways.

Sustainable Development

Planning, design, construction, operation, decommissioning and closure management strategies for water resources or tailings dams (e.g. climate change, sedimentation, environmental protection, risk management).


Design, mitigation and management of hazards to water or tailings dams, appurtenant structures, spillways and reservoirs (e.g. floods, seismic, landslides).

Extreme Conditions

Management for water or tailings dams (e.g. permafrost and ice loading, arid/wet climates, geo-hazards).

Technical Paper Format

Accepted technical papers will have a maximum length of 15 pages. This page count includes: title page, summary in BOTH English and French, references and appendices. Authors are encouraged to be concise. Word template available shortly.

Schedule for Technical Papers:   

  • September 29, 2018: deadline for abstract submission and confirmation of your commitment to produce a technical paper as well as a presentation.  A French version of your abstract is not essential at this stage; however, it will be necessary for the completed paper. Please note that the Technical Committee can assist you with this requirement.
  • October 27, 2018: notification sent to authors of accepted abstracts.
  • January 15,  2019: completed paper submission in DOC and PDF format.
  • May 15, 2019transmission in PPT format of presentation for the conference.

Please address questions surrounding your submission to: Ottawa_2019_Articles@outlook.com.

Young Professionals (age 35 and under) are especially encouraged to submit papers and posters for the Symposium.