We are thrilled to have received a very positive feedback regarding our choice for a physical ICONHIC2021 event. Tens of invited lectures and special sessions have already been confirmed. We are also pleased to announce that a very large volume of abstracts has been received representing authors with diverse backgrounds thereby setting the base for a stimulating and engaging conference this June in Athens.
However, fully acknowledging the uncertainty attributable to COVID-19 restrictions, and in response to numerous requests from colleagues, we have decided to extend the deadline for submission of abstracts so that ICONHIC2021 remains an open and inclusive venue without compromising the active participation of stakeholders that are unable to commit at this stage.
Abstract submissions are now open. The Deadline for abstract submission is 18 December 2020. Abstracts received after the deadline will not be considered.
Content – All abstracts must be written in English and should be relevant to the Conference Scientific Topics. Abstracts should contain the specific goals of the study, the methods used and a summary of the results. The Abstract title should clearly define the work discussed. Authors should refrain from using abbreviations in the title.
Length of Abstracts – Abstracts should be no more than 250 words and must be submitted through the authors’ portal in the required format. (The 250 word limit does not include the title, author or affiliation information).
Acceptance – The Scientific Committee will review all abstracts submitted and notice for acceptance will be sent to the corresponding author within 3 weeks (from the time of submission). Authors of accepted Abstracts will receive an ID by email which will be referenced in all future correspondence of the Authors with the Conference. Only the authors of accepted abstracts will be allowed to submit manuscripts to the Conference Proceedings.
Manuscripts may be either in the form of a full paper or an extended abstract (if the work presented has been published elsewhere and provided that appropriate reference is made).
Full papers are expected to meet the scientific criteria of novelty and academic excellence. Accepted full-papers will be submitted for indexing to SCOPUS. There is no restriction on the length of manuscripts, provided that the text is concise and comprehensive.
Extended Abstracts should summarize the key points of a research. They should include a brief introduction on the objectives of the work presented, description of the methodology and major research outcomes. Extended abstracts may also include diagrams, graphs, charts and photos. They will be eligible for oral presentation and will be included in the proceedings marked as extended abstracts. Recommended length for extended abstracts is 2 – 3 pages in A4 format including figures, photographs, tables, references etc.
Review Process – All manuscripts will be subjected to peer-review. The acceptance decisions will take into account paper novelty, technical depth, practical or theoretic impact, and clarity. Review occurs during a fixed window of time of 2 months. All authors will be notified of the decision on their paper within the specified timeframe. Authors may receive one of three possible decisions:
1. Accepted manuscripts will be published in the conference proceedings provided that the corresponding author has been registered to the conference by May 20 2021. The corresponding (registered) author is not necessarily the first author.
2. There is a limit of 2 (two) papers per registered corresponding author.
3. At the time of manuscript submission, authors will be charged to a publication fee of 100 €. The publication fee will be deducted from the registration fee and will be refunded in case the manuscript is rejected.
4. Accepted Papers will be presented either orally or in poster format. Oral presentations will be allocated to the highest-ranking manuscripts.
Authorship of the paper: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, interpretation and presentation of the reported study. All authors should be acknowledged accurately and clearly.
Originality of the paper: The submitted material should be original, prepared to a high scholarly standard and fully referenced using the prescribed referencing system.
Data Quality and access: All data presented should be acquired in accordance with recognised ethical research practices. Authors should be ready to provide access to their raw data if requested by the Editor.
Fundamental errors in published works: When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in the published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the Conference editor and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
Communication: Author(s) should remain in good communication with the editor if the need arises. All authors should recognise that the Editorial Board of ICONHIC has the final decision to publish.
Reviewers should :
National Technical University of Athens [ ISSN: 2623-4513 ]
Editors in Chief
Professor George Gazetas, National Technical University of Athens (Conference Chair)
Professor Ioannis Anastasopoulos, ETH Zurich (Conference Co-Chair)
Dr. Rallis Kourkoulis, ICONHIC, Athens (Conference Organizer)
Dr. Fani Gelagoti, ICONHIC, Athens (Conference Organizer)
Tarek Abdoun, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Eduardo Alonso, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, SPAIN
Günter Blöschl, TU Wien, AUSTRIA
Michalis Fardis, University of Patras, GREECE
Guillermo Franco, Marsh and McLennan, IRELAND
Roger Frank, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, FRANCE
Nicos Makris, University of Central Florida, USA
Maria Mimikou, National Technical University of Athens, GREECE
Sissy Nikolaou, WSP, USA
Ton Peters, Deltares, NETHERLANDS
Kyriazis Pitilakis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GREECE
Alexander Puzrin, ETH Zurich, SWITZERLAND
Mark Randolph, University of Western Australia, AUSTRALIA
Tizianna Rosetto, University College London, UK
David Wald, USGS, USA
Nigel Wright, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK