AWWA 2001 Annual Conference and Exposition (New Horizons in Drin)
Venue: Washington Convention Center
|Event Date/Time: Jun 17, 2001||End Date/Time: Jun 21, 2001|
If you have ideas that could impact the drinking water community, there's no better place to share them than AWWA's Annual Conference and Exposition. Both oral and poster presentations are being solicited for the conference's technical program, and papers for both will be included in the conference proceedings. The information you need to submit a paper for consideration is right here!
The annual conference technical program is organized by AWWA's Technical & Educational Council. The program will consist of at least 80 half-day sessions, each comprised of several presentations. Oral presentations are typically 20 minutes long, followed by a short discussion period. The organization of each session is delegated to one or more of the divisions and committees in AWWA, who have the sole discretion of determining the format and content of the session. In addition, poster presentations are selected by the organizing groups. Each group is required to review all pertinent abstracts submitted; they may select some of the speakers from other sources.
Individuals or organizations may submit as many abstracts as they choose but each abstract can only be submitted in one subject area. If more than one abstract is submitted on different aspects of an individual project, the project may be selected more than once for presentation. In all cases, the authors will be contacted to confirm their availability to make the presentation. Presentation of more than one paper by the same organization during any given session is discouraged.
Membership in AWWA is not a requirement for presentation.
Abstracts will be reviewed and judged on the basis of the following criteria:
Relevance to the theme of the conference and the theme of the individual session(s)
Significance of the work to a broad audience
Originality of the work, including new concepts, innovations, or data
The completeness of the work or project
The quality of the abstract presentation will be viewed as an indication of the quality expected in the presentation and final manuscript. Previous performance or paper cancellation at annual and specialty conferences may influence the decision for acceptance.
Abstracts will be reviewed and sessions will be chosen by committees in October and November. All corresponding authors will be notified by January 2001 of the selection or rejection of their abstract. Due to the large number of abstracts and the many committees making selections, it will not be possible to notify each submitter of the reasons for rejection. By submitting an abstract, authors are agreeing to provide to AWWA by April 2, 2001, a copyright release and a camera-ready copy and electronic copy of their final manuscript for publication in the proceedings.
Please complete all information requested on the abstract submission form. A separate form must be provided for each individual abstract. The form includes a block that must be used for the abstract. For research sessions, an extended abstract must be provided that is substantive and detailed enough that the research and the presentation can be evaluated. It must be at least three but no more than five typed pages long. Indicate if your presentation is suitable for a poster and/or oral presentation.
We recommend composing your abstract in a word processor, then copying and pasting it into the Abstract field of the submission form.
Abstracts received after September 15, 2000 will not be considered.
Presenters at the conference are also considered attendees, and will be expected to pay their own travel expenses and pay the applicable conference registration fee.