IAHS Charles University, Faculty of Science International Hydrological Programme The International Association for Ecology Gesellschaft für Ökologie; Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland Società Italiana di Ecologia, Italian Society of Ecology USGS International Society for Subsurface Microbiology

  Nederlandse Hydrologische Vereniging, Netherlands Hydrological Society NecoV, Netherlands-Flemish Society for Ecology British Ecological Society Umweltbundesamt, the expert authority of the federal government in Austria for environmental protection and environmental control Vienna City Administration Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management Wiener Wasserwerke, water supply company of Vienna


If the abstract is accepted for an oral or poster presentation, the author will be notified by October 30, 2008; he/she can submit a short paper (Word file, max. 4 pages) for publication (not reviewed) in the proceedings by January 1, 2009. The short papers will be prepublished in a conference proceedings volume.

Authors can also, in addition to a short paper, send a full-extent paper (Word file, max. 5 Mbyte), to be included on a CD-ROM (not reviewed) available at the conference. The publications in the proceedings and on the CD-ROM will be without any difference as to whether they were accepted for oral or poster presentation. The full-extent papers are due January 15, 2009.

In fact, the authors may choose whether to publish:
(a) publish only the short paper,
(b) publish only the full-extent paper,
(c) publish both short and full-extent paper, or
(d) no publication.

If only the short paper is submitted, then this paper will be included on the CD-ROM. If both the short paper and the full-extent paper are submitted, then the CD-ROM will contain only the full-extent paper. The format information for papers will be sent with the abstract acceptance notice.