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Outlined below are frequently asked questions often asked about the Conference.  If you cannot find the answer to your query, please contact us by the form below.

What is the dress code of the conference? 

LET conference has no defined any dress code. Taking into account that it is a Scientific Technological Conference you will have a mixture of styles within the delegates. Be aware of the temperature on the location at this period of the year.  We would advise you to use a comfortable style for networking with peers. But this is up to the person, business, informal or a mix of it.

Can the organisers help me in covering my registration fees and accommodation?

The  International Water Association is a no-for- profit network; we are not able to fund the delegates of the conference. We advise you to look for your own funding to cover the expenses.

Deadline is over and I forgot to submit my paper. Please review and let me know if it can still be considered for the IWA conference.

Once the abstract submission of LET  is closed ( Deadline October 2017), the review process by the Programme Committee the Conference Programme starts. Therefore when the deadline is over it is not possible to consider any paper for the conference. We encourage you to attend the Conference, there are plentiful opportunities to showcase your work and experiences and to hear from others. 

I would like to deliver an oral presentation but my paper was selected for a poster presentation?

All the applications are reviewed by the Programme Committee in order to elaborate the programme. After extensive review from the Conference Programme Committee the submission is decided to be presented as a poster. Please note that only few papers are selected to be presented at platform.

Why  it is important to submit the digital poster?

The submission of the poster will allow you to show your work on the online proceedings of the Conference. We will make the proceedings available for the registered delegates before the congress. It is an opportunity to show your study in advance and reach more audience. You can try to send the digital version after the deadline (the sooner the better), but in that case we cannot assure that it will be available on the proceedings (you paper will be just referred).

If I send the digital poster before the Conference, do I still need to bring the hard copy of the poster with me? 

Yes, Poster presenters are requested to print and bring the hard copy of the poster to the venue. The Organisers will not print any poster. 

When do I need to display the poster?

Ideally all poster should be put up before the afternoon of the  first day of the conference. The posters will be shown during the whole duration of the event however, if you need to leave before the end of the LET conference, it is not a problem to take your poster with you.

I cannot attend to the Conference. Can a colleague of mine who is going to the Conference, presents it on my behalf. Although she/he is not on the author list?

The paper must be presented by the authors or co-authors. If your colleague is not the co-author of the poster, it is not possible to present on your behalf. If any of the other co-authors are attending the Conference they may present instead of you.  However any change of presenter must be notified to the Conference Secretariat a soon as possible. Papers whose presenter change without notification will not be accepted to be part of the Programme of the Conference.

My research group has submitted 5 papers that were accepted to be presented as poster, but we have only funds to send one person to the conference. What is the maximum number of papers that one person can present?

We only allow a maximum of 3 papers per presenter.  In that case 2 papers would have to be withdrawn from the programme or another person should register to present them.

I have submitted a paper that will be part of the Programme of the Conference. Do I have to pay the registration fee?

Yes, you must register and pay the registration fee. Authors must register at Early Bird period, so they benefit for this discounted rate. Papers from authors that do not register to the Conference at the due time will be withdrawn from the Conference Programme.

Deadline is over and I forgot to submit my paper. Please review and let me know if it can still be considered for the IWA conference.

The abstract submission for LET 2017 is already closed ( Deadline October 2016). After the review process by the Programme Committee the Conference Programme is finalised. Therefore we regret to inform you that it is not possible to consider your paper for the conference. We encourage you to attend the Conference, there are plentiful opportunities to showcase your work and experiences and to hear from others.

What do you mean with “platform presenter”?

As a platform presenter, you will have a slot in the programme, which means that you will have around 15 minutes to present your work on a power point presentation. The Programme Committee will allocate your presentation in a session with much related topics that will allow you to share your work within a very interested audience.

I cannot attend to the Conference. Can a colleague of mine who is going to the Conference, presents it on my behalf. Although she/he is not on the author list?

The paper must be presented by the authors or co-authors. If your colleague is not the co-author of the poster, it is not possible to present on your behalf. If any of the other co-authors are attending the Conference they may present instead of you.  However any change of presenter must be notified to the Conference Secretariat a soon as possible. Papers whose presenter change without notification will not be accepted to be part of the Programme of the Conference.

I have submitted a paper that will be part of the Programme of the Conference. Do I have to pay the registration fee?

Yes, you must register and pay the registration fee. Authors must register at Early Bird period, so they benefit for this discounted rate. Papers from authors that do not register to the Conference at the due time will be withdrawn from the Conference Programme.

My paper has been accepted to be part of the programme  as an Oral presentation.  Does it mean that my full paper will be published by an IWA journal? 

No, it doesn’t. Please note that acceptance of a paper for conference presentation is not related to the publication in the IWA journal and does not guarantee subsequent acceptance for journal publication. Once you send the full paper, the final decision on journal publication lies with the journals’ Editor-in-Chief.

It is necessary to submit a full paper if I do not intend to have the paper published in the journal?

No, it is not mandatory to submit a full paper. 

Can I submit the full paper if my paper will be presented as a poster?

If you wish to submit full paper of your work, kindly consider submitting directly to IWA Publishing; please do so at: https://www.editorialmanager.com/wst/. You should select the journal that fits the best to your paper’s topic, for instance;  Water Science and Technology; Water Science and Technology: Water Supply; Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination; or Journal of Hydroinformatics. Please for further details about publication you must liaise with IWA Publishing. Conference Secretariat of LET will not be able to help you in this regard.

What are the online proceedings of the IWA Congress?

In the IWA events, the online proceedings are a collection of the papers presented (outline papers of oral presentations and digital version of posters). All the paper submitted to the event and accepted to be part of the programme may be uploaded to the proceedings, if the author agrees. The proceedings are available for all the registered delegates of the Congress.

May the online proceedings of the IWA Conference be referred as a publication?

No, the only proceedings are not a publication.

Which IWA’s Scientific Journals that the submitted paper can be published? 

Depending on the subject of the paper the majority of papers will be sent to either Water Science and Technology or WST: Water Supply.

What is the SCI(E) listed Journals? 

The ratings of the IWA Journals can be found on www.iwaponline.com

I have submitted a paper that will be part of the Programme of the Conference. Do I have to pay the registration fee?

Yes, you must register and pay the registration fee. Authors must register at Early Bird period, so they benefit for this discounted rate. Papers from authors that do not register to the Conference at the due time will be withdrawn from the Conference Programme.

I have submitted several papers, which ID shall I give in my registration

At the registration site is only possible to provide one paper ID. Please proceed with registration indicating only one of the ID. We kindly ask you to contact the Conference Secretariat after you register. They ill make sure all your submissions are kept in the programme.

Registration rates:  What does demarcation “LIC.”  stand for, and how do I know if my country  is eligible for the discounted rates?

LIC Acronyms stands for LOW INCOME COUNTRIES. Please consult the following link where it is explained the eligibility criteria for LIC.

How do I know that my company fall under LIC egistration rate?

Please have a look of the following link where it is explained the eligibility criteria for LIC.

 

May you send me the invitation letter to the congress in order to facilitate my VISA process?

We are not able to provide an invitation letter before the registration is completed, therefore we kindly ask you to proceed with payment. In the registration site you will be able to request the invitation letter. Only when the full payment of the registration fee has been received we will be able to send you an invitation letter signed by the Chairman of the Organising Committee.

Email: let@iwahq.org

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