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Papers and Presentations


We have received well over 220 abstracts. Each abstract has been assessed by the Programme Committee on its scientific quality, relevance and novelty to the typical ISSW audience. Most contributors requested oral presentations, which would have far exceeded the available time.

We have scheduled nine oral and three poster sessions. From over 220 Abstracts we had to choose 45 for the oral sessions. Decisions for the draft schedule were made objectively with the conference theme as a priority. Many authors of excellent and relevant contributions – as far as that can be judged from the abstract – were offered poster presentations.

In our experience, discussion with interested participants is much easier at poster presentations than at oral presentations. In addition, all poster presenters will have the chance to very, very briefly introduce their poster in the plenary hall (1 minute, 1-2 slides). Posters will be on display during most of the conference (at least Monday to Wednesday). Instructions for oral as well as poster presenters will follow.


The papers to be published in the Proceedings are due on 3 August 2009. We will attempt to have the Proceedings available at the conference, but we cannot do this without adhering to the deadline listed above. We cannot guarantee that late submissions will be included in the Proceedings.

The presenting author must register as participant for the ISSW before submitting the paper. Otherwise the contribution will be dropped.

Paper submission is through the same webpage as was abstract submission: www.conftool.net/issw09. Go to “Your submissions” where you can upload your file. Please make sure that the name of the file you upload starts with your last name.

Please write so your paper can be easily understood by practitioners.

Papers have to be prepared in a given format and submitted as a pdf-file. Papers will not be edited. Therefore it is imperative that you follow the guidelines on how to prepare your paper: Paper formatting guidelines.

Papers that do not follow the guidelines cannot be considered for the Proceedings.

Papers must not exceed 5 pages. Extended abstracts, i.e. short papers of 1-3 pages are certainly welcome, but must adhere to the paper formatting guidelines.

Papers can be written in either of the four conference languages (English, French, German, Italian). Submissions in English are preferred.


Oral presentations in the nine regular oral sessions are scheduled to be a maximum of 15 minutes followed by 5 minutes of questions from the floor. Presentation time might be different if your contribution is scheduled in one of the workshop.

The size of the poster boards will be 100 cm (width) x 150 cm (height). Posters should not exceed this dimension. We recommend A0 portrait size (841 mm x 1189 mm).

CRST Special Issue

ISSW 2009 authors may also wish to consider submitting a paper for a special issue of Cold Regions Science and Technology (CRST). Papers submitted to CRST must be different from those published in the ISSW Proceedings and compared to the short ISSW paper, more precise language may be required. They typically contain expanded technical information, additional details of methods and a more complete description of results. These papers will undergo rigorous peer review. Guest editors include: Karl Birkeland, Peter Gauer, Bruce Jamieson, Martin Kern, Kalle Kronholm, Michael Lehning, Stefan Margreth, Mohamed Naaim, Martin Schneebeli, Jürg Schweizer, Betty Sovilla and Alec van Herwijnen.

The formatting guidelines are different, see


Submission deadline is 2 November 2009.

All manuscripts should be submitted online through Elsevier Editorial System (EES), which can be accessed at http://ees.elsevier.com/crst.

Please make sure you select 'ISSW09_Davos' when you reach the "Article Type" step in the submission process.


Archived for 'International Snow Science Workshop' by CJM. Last edit Jan 2014.