Presenters, speakers and schedules.

Papers and Presentations

13th June 2008: Earlybird registration deadline for presenting authors.
The paper submission deadline of Aug 5th has passed, and is now closed.

Videos of many of the presentations were taken and are now available for viewing online at:

Delegates to the conference were given transcripts of the proceedings on CD. They will also be made available here via the web soon.

2008 brings the return of the International Snow Science Workshop to Whistler BC Canada. We are encouraging a true merger of theory and practice. The oral and poster presentations are often thought of as the core content of the ISSW. A second, and just as important is the "workshop". John Montagne described this in his history of ISSW as the open exchange between those with theoretical interests and those with practice.

The presentation schedule has been completed and there will be 74 oral and well over 100 poster presentations. Oral presentations will take place every day, except Wednesday, and can be viewed from the main theatre or simulcast room. All the posters will be displayed throughout the conference centre for the duration of the workshop, with scheduled sessions when the authors will be available for discussions.

Session themes include:

In addition, there will be a panel discussion on field-testing for fracture propagation propensity.
Click here to view the presentation schedule.

The papers committee received over 200 submissions of abstracts and were able to offer presentations to every one. The majority were requests for oral presentations, which far exceeded the available time and as a result, some authors that request oral presentations were offered poster presentations. The papers committee evaluated submissions based on clarity, new information, relevance to the practitioner, contrasting views to other presentations and general interest. Decisions for the current draft schedule were made objectively with the conference theme as a priority.

Please pay careful attention to submission dates. We will attempt to have the Proceedings available via CD at the conference, but we cannot do this without adhering to the deadline listed above. Papers that are not received by the due date will not be included in the proceedings. The author or co-author MUST register for the ISSW before submitting the finished paper. If the author or co-author do not register and submit a paper by the deadline, the presentation will be dropped and the slot given to another presentation.
All submissions are due on or before: 5th August (This date having passed, paper submission is now closed).

Authors that present an oral presentation are expected to submit a full paper (up to 10 pages in length) for the proceedings. Authors who present a poster are expected to submit at least an extended abstract (more than one page) for the proceedings, but are encouraged to submit a full paper.

For guidelines and additional information in both Adobe and Word formats on putting together your written paper for submission to the publisher, please click here: Paper Formatting Guidelines as an Adobe PDF File.
And as a Word.doc please click here: Paper Formatting Guidelines as a Word.doc.

For guidelines and additional information on putting together your poster presentation please click here: Poster Presentation Guidelines.

Oral presentations are scheduled to be a maximum of 15 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of questions open to the floor. For guidelines and additional information on putting together your oral presentation please click here: Oral Presentation Guidelines as an Adobe PDF File.
There will be a projector available for use during presentations. The details and resolution are:- Sharp WXGA (1280 x 800) Native Resolution 3-chip DLP.

ISSW 2008 authors may also wish to consider submitting their papers for a special edition of Cold Regions Science and Technology (CRST). Papers submitted to CRST must be substantially different than those published in the ISSW proceedings and typically contain expanded technical information, additional details of methods, and a more complete description of results and conclusions. These papers undergo a rigorous peer review. For more information about submitting to CRST, please click here: Cold Regions Science and Technology journal as an Adobe PDF File.

Papers Committee Co-Chairs
Cam Campbell and Steve Conger
Poster Session Chair
Pascal Hägeli

For other general "Papers and Presentations" information, please contact Cam Campbell at:-

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