Technical Topics

/ Why submit an abstract ?

The call for abstracts is an opportunity offered to all waterways experts worldwide to showcase their knowledge, expertise and the latest technical innovations, while also raising them and their company’s profile.

At the beginning of October 2018, authors will be invited to submit abstracts relating to topics defined by the Smart Rivers 2019 scientific committee, giving them the opportunity to shape and influence discussion and to present their technical knowledge and skills to a global audience.

Submitted abstracts should be an overview of their proposed final paper based on their selected conference topic (See the conference technical topics in this leaflet).

On-line abstract submission will be easy to complete online.

Proposing authors whose abstracts are accepted will be expected to attend the conference, pay the appropriate fees, and make the presentation in person.

Waterway infrastructure
  • Navigation improvement on rivers and canals
  • Structural Health Monitoring
  • Building information modelling (BIM)
  • Asset management,
  • Reliability, Maintenance and Resilience
Smart Inland Waterway Transport
  • E-navigation, River information services
  • Safe and secure operation
  • Cyber-security
  • How Big Data and Block Chain will help
River induced Land Planning and Development
  • Waterway Transport policies (local, regional) and governance
  • Funding issues and Business models
  • Climate change, Environmental transition, Energy transition
  • Working with Nature
  • Cruise shipping and Recreational boating
  • Social acceptability, urban integration of waterways
Water and Sediment Management and Morphological Issues
  • Sediment transport modelling
  • Smart dredging technology and management
  • Ecotox analysis, Remediation and Re-use of Dredging material
  • Water resources, water quality and water levels: management and forecast
  • Logistics at the river-sea interface and urban ports
  • Port Gateways and cooperation between maritime and inland ports
  • Flexible Lay-outs
  • Data processing
Innovation and Future Trends
  • Innovative infrastructure design
  • Future trends in river energy production
  • Advanced navigation systems
  • Vessel design
  • Development of Large African Rivers
  • Academic Task Force
  • Young Professionals
  • Design of the River of Tomorrow – with IFGR Forum (Initiatives for the Future of Great Rivers)
  • Memorial Claude Gressier - former First Delegate of French section

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