Call for Paper and Panel Proposals
The ICID 2010 meeting in Fortaleza from 16 to 20 August 2010 will provide a forum for sharing and comparing findings from research and practice on means for improving wellbeing and reducing vulnerability of peoples in arid and semi-arid regions worldwide. To achieve these goals ICID is soliciting papers related to the four conference thematic areas. Based on these papers and on those presented within thematic streams, ICID will produce and publish recommendations to guide analysis and policy aimed at reducing vulnerability and improving the lives of the people of semi-arid lands around the world.
The mix of papers at the meeting will be selected to address the ICID 2010 thematic areas outlined above. The selection committee will seek a balance in papers addressing different categories of climate stressors (slow onset or sudden events) and a mix of approaches to vulnerability reduction, adaptation, and development for populations at risk. We encourage historical depth and grounded field-based research in case studies. Studies can be of individual cases or can be comparative synthesies across cases on climate data use, mitigation or vulnerability reduction. They can cover specific areas, sectors or target groups, such as water resources, agriculture, land use, energy, social groups, traditional communities, gender issues, youth, ecosystems, biodiversity, human activities, institutions etc, or they can cover a region or compare different regions. We also encourage cross-cutting studies on such topics as analytic tools, conflict and violence, and migration.
The abstracts should not contain more than 200 words and should be sent to the Secretariat by the Conference on march 15, 2010. The abstracts should identify the theme or themes for the work for which they will answer, the (s) case (s) or problem (s) addressed (s) and the central findings of the study.
Theme with which paper is best associated
Abstracts of up to 200 words
Author name(s), affiliation(s) and contact information.
The authors are encouraged to organize panels. Submissions for panels should contain an abstract of 200 words, plus a summary for each job on the panel. Panels can be up to five works. Larger panels can be divided into two or more consecutive sessions.
Theme with which panel is best associated
Panel abstracts of up to 50 words
Names, affiliations and contact information for participants in each workshop or panel
Abstracts of up to 200 words for each paper in the panel
Panels may also include one or two discussants. These discussants can be identified in the proposal. Discussants can also be named after acceptance of the panel when the full list of ICID participants is available.
Round Table Submission
Thematic or cross-cutting round tables may address specific hot topics. Applications for round tables should include a 150 word abstract for the round table that describes its relation to the conference thematic areas and a list of the panelists, their affiliations and contact information.
Poster sessions can also be submitted using the same format as individual papers. Please specify that you will be conducting a poster session at the top of your abstract and please write include information on how much space you will require.
To please submit applications on Submission Page before 15 march 2010.
Travel and accomodation funding for a limited number of applicants will be available after the selection process is complete. Please see Funding Page.