Abstract Guidelines

Abstract Submission

We are excited by the substantial number of good quality submissions that have already been submitted. Nevertheless, in order to maximise the opportunity for both professional staff and academics working in our field to share the latest developments across the range of topics represented at Seoul 2017, we are pleased to extend the deadline for abstract submission to Thursday, December 15, 2016.

Abstracts of papers must be submitted by November 30, 2016 at the latest.
Please complete the abstract submission form at Abstract submission link

Abstract Format: abstract_format_WRaH2017_v1.docx

Acceptable Topics for Paper Submission

Data quality control
Radar precipitation estimation
Multi-sensor precipitation estimation
Radar-based precipitation nowcasting and short-term forecasting
Uncertainty analysis and modeling in radar-based precipitation estimation and forecasting
Radar-based studies of precipitation variability and extremes
Radar-based hydrologic modeling and forecasting
Weather radar applications in urban areas
Radar-based precipitation reanalysis
Hydro climatological and climate change studies using radar-based precipitation data
Hydro meteorological and hydrologic design studies using radar-based precipitation data
Dual polarization radar
Assimilation of weather radar data into NWP, hydrologic and hydraulic models
Ensemble and probabilistic approaches in hydrologic applications of weather radar
New and emerging technologies and techniques for radar sensing of precipitation
User needs and case studies in hydrologic applications of weather radar
Weather radar applications for new and emerging water management problems - Panel discussion
New and emerging research needs in hydrologic applications of weather radar - Panel discussion
Use of numerical models for extreme events utilizing weather radar data
Validation and verification

Abstract Formatting Instructions

Abstracts should not exceed one (1) page in a Microsoft Word-formatted document. Text should be formatted in font sizes 10-12, and in a legible font such as Times New Roman or Arial. Abstracts should not include any images, graphics, or tables; these items will be permitted for final papers, but abstracts containing any such additions will not be accepted. Those abstracts that exceed one (1) page will also not be accepted, so please format your submission appropriately. Abstract submissions must be provided in English.

Paper Formatting Instructions

Full Paper submissions are limited to 10 pages in length, 10 MB, and Microsoft Word format. Text should be formatted in font sizes 10-12, and in a legible font such as Times New Roman or Arial.
Although thorough, full papers are optional, authors are not required to submit a full paper for the conference proceedings. Additionally, a number of leading papers will be invited to be peer-reviewed for potential publication on Special of Journal to be confirmed after the conference.

For more information or inquiries, please contact the Secretariat via email info@wrah2017.org

Poster Formatting Information

Poster Materials

Plan to mount your materials at least 15 minutes prior to the opening of the session. All illustrations, charts, etc., to be posted should be prepared in advance as materials for these purposes will not be available at the conference facilities. You will need to bring your own supply of push pins. It is also recommended that you bring extra copies of your illustrations or a signup sheet for people to request copies of your information. No duplication facilities will be available at the conference

Layout

A poster board will be assigned to poster presenters, with dimensions 0.9 m tall by 1.21 m wide (3' x 4'). You will have one side of the partition and another poster presenter will use the other side of the board.
Each poster must have a heading in very large type, 84 pt or greater. Your name and affiliation should also be noted in large type, around 72 pt. Headings and subheadings should be at least 36 pt. You need not use all capitals for titles and headings, for this can sometimes make them difficult to read. Other lettering, including text and lettering on illustrations or charts, should be between 18 and 24 pt, and should have double or 1.5 spacing between lines. Use a simple font such as Times, Arial or Helvetica throughout your presentation. To make something stand out, use a larger font size, bold or underline. You can also frame a section of text by putting a box around it. All material should be readable from a distance of three feet or more.
Any format that fits in the available space is acceptable. Some posters are prepared as one, large sheet and usually brought to the conference rolled up in a tube. You may need to locate a large format printer for this purpose, e.g., at a copy store. Other posters are prepared as a group of smaller sheets, which may be easier to prepare and transport. The format is up to you. Remember that you can refer to your proceedings paper for additional details. Do not simply bring a normal sized copy of your proceedings paper!

Important Note: Space will not be available for computer aided poster presentations.

Presentation Details

Oral Presentations

All oral presentations are limited to a total length of 20 minutes. This allotted time is intended for 15 minutes of actual presentation time, with an additional five (5) minutes allowed for questions and answers. Time may vary dependent on final number of speakers in your session.
Visual aids are encouraged in the form of Microsoft PowerPoint slideshows, and presenters are urged to bring the slideshow files to the symposium on a USB flash drive. Plan to bring the files associated with your presentation directly to the session room. By arriving early, presenters will have the opportunity to ensure that their files load and appear as expected during the session. When preparing PowerPoint files for your presentation, try to save the slideshow in a reverse-compatible format. The computer at the symposium may be utilizing an earlier version of Microsoft Office, and therefore, may not be able to open or display certain files optimally that are created in a newer version. Please arrive at the session room approximately 15-30 minutes before the start time. This will provide you with an opportunity to meet your session chair/moderator, and make certain that your PowerPoint slide is appearing correctly.
Keep in mind that staff is not available to print supplemental materials or visual aids. Presenters are responsible for these items, so please arrive prepared.

Poster Presentations

Plan to mount your materials at least 15 minutes prior to the opening of the session. All illustrations, charts, etc., to be posted should be prepared in advance as materials for these purposes will not be available at the conference facilities. It is also recommended that you bring extra copies of your illustrations or a signup sheet for people to request copies of your information. However, no duplication facilities will be available at the conference.

Symposium Proceedings

The symposium proceedings, containing agenda and abstract, will be uploaded at WRaH2017 website in order to download before the conference on late March. Papers that are placed in the Proceedings will be formatted exactly as authors have submitted abstract through on-line system. Any errors, typos, or inaccurate author information is the responsibility of the submitting author.
The final proceedings, containing extended papers presented at this symposium will be produced from the manuscripts received from authors after the conference. The proceedings will only include the final papers of those individuals who register by the Author Registration Cut-off Date, 10 March, 2017.

Commitment to Attend and Expenses

Authors whose abstracts are accepted for oral presentations or technical posters and who submit a final paper are expected to attend the WRaH 2017 Symposium, pay the appropriate registration fees and make their presentation(s) in person.
Expenses related to preparing and presenting the papers, including camera-ready manuscripts and illustrations, are the responsibility of the authors and coauthors.