Drylands, Deserts and Desertification: The Route to Restoration


Call for Abstracts


Presentations (lectures & posters)

The conference will host both invited plenary lecturers and panellists discussing broad topics on the conference theme, as well as many more focused professional presentations in parallel sessions and workshops. Regular Presentations are 20 minutes long + 10 minutes for discussion. Invited lectures are typically 30 minutes long + 15 minutes for discussion.
In addition there will be an extended poster session (author presence is obligatory).

To submit an abstract, please click on a theme below.



Guidelines for Abstract Submission


Abstracts for both oral & poster presentations (both limited to 400 words) are to be written in English, and should include author name(s), mail and e-mail addresses, keywords, requested presentation type and the relevant theme. Full papers are neither accepted nor required. Abstract submission is conducted online only as an attached Word document. The abstracts will be reviewed by an academic committee, according to the conference timetable. Accepted abstracts will be assigned to a lecture or poster session according to the academic committee's decision. At least one author per abstract is requested to register within a week of receiving notification of acceptance.
Please click here to download formatting example document.


Instructions for Poster Presentations:

  • Poster Size: 120 cm - height / 90 cm width. Please bring your poster with you. The Conference will provide stands. There are no poster printing facilities on campus. The nearest print shop is Beer Sheva, 50 km. north of campus.
  • You will be able to put your poster on Monday morning. There will be a conference team member available to assist you during this time. For academic questions, you may approach Prof. Arnon Karnieli, Chairman of the Referee Panel (karnieli@bgu.ac.il).
  • There is a poster contest sponsored by the Israel National Commission for UNESCO. Participation is open for posters in English only. Prizes are 2500 shekels - 1st prize, 1,500 shekels 2nd prize, and 1,000 shekels for the 3rd prize. You are expected to stand by your poster during the formal poster session. The winners will be notified in a ceremony by the end of the conference.
  • The conference requests that the posters remain in place until the end of the conference but can be taken down earlier if needed.


Instructions for Lecturers:

  • Unless advised otherwise by session chairman, regular presentations in the parallel sessions are 15 minutes long + 5 minutes for questions.
  • Plenary lectures are longer: 30-45 minutes each.
  • Each day there will be 1-2 plenaries and 2-3 sets of parallel sessions.
  • The final program will be posted online and will be circulated at the conference. It will inform you of the session at which you are speaking, where and when will your presentation take place.
  • We urge you to bring your presentation on a portable media, such as flash card, disk-on-key etc.
  • There will be a person in charge of each lecture room (5-6 of those) and you will be asked to forward your presentation to that person, the evening before your talk (if you arrive on the day of your presentation, please be sure to coordinate your presentation with your lecture room coordinator- list to be provided).