TOPIC

Rete Montagna Conference 2016 will be held in the Apennines, and addresses all European and non European mountains, in their more general or specific contexts. We particularly welcome papers on comparative themes related to European and Mediterranean mountain areas and on topical issues of Apennines in relation with the Alp with a thematic, theoretical or methodological emphasis.

  • Lessons learned
  • Development drivers
  • Strategies, Governance, Policies

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

  • Mauro Pascolini (University of Udine)
  • Roland Psenner (University of Innsbruck)
  • Ester Cason Angelini (Angelini Foundation, Belluno)
  • Antonio Ciaschi (LUMSA)
  • Davide Pettenella (University of Padova)
  • Viviana Ferrario (Iuav University of Venice)
  • Luigi Gaffuri (University of L’Aquila)
  • Salvatore Santangelo (Sapienza University)
  • Andrea Omizzolo (EURAC, Bolzano)

TIMELINE - IMPORTANT DATES

  • 07/12/2015

    Open submission of abstracts
  • 06/03/2016

    NEW Deadline for submission of abstracts
  • 04/03/2016

    Notification of Acceptance/Decline
  • 14/03/2016

    Draft Program
    Open online registration
  • 02/05/2016

    Deadline for submission of Papers/Posters
    Program for the congress book
  • 25/05/2016

    Deadline for online registration
  • 26/05/2016

    Opening Ceremony

INVITO

Experts of mountain areas studies are invited to submit their contributions by sending to retemontagna2016@gmail.com an abstract of maximum 2500 characters including spaces (excluding title and authors) in one of the languages of the conference (Italian, English) by February 12th, 2016. Abstracts should include a statement of problems and objectives, the research questions, brief description of methods, principal results and conclusions. Only one abstract may be submitted per primary author. The Scientific Committee of the Conference will select the best proposals for the four sessions by March 4th. The selected contributions will be included in the official program. Afterwards the authors will have the opportunity to submit a full paper in order to publish the Proceedings with an ISBN code. The attendance is free.
Conference languages: ITA, ENG.
The conference will be held in L’Aquila, Chief Town of Abruzzo and Heart of the Apennines.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

Authors are invited to submit original papers that are not being considered for publication in any other forum. Manuscripts should be submitted in WORD format. By submitting an abstract, the paper and/or a poster, you are granting the Rete Montagna permission to publish it in the conference proceedings and to disseminate it also electronically. Presentations will be audio and video recorded and made available to conference attendees after the conference. All contributed papers (oral presentations) will be scheduled for 20 minutes, which includes 15 minutes for the presentation and five minutes for questions.

We urge participants to consider presenting their work as posters; it’s a great opportunity to obtain interesting and valuable feedback on ongoing research from a knowledgeable crowd at the conference. We are looking for submissions of research posters, describing ongoing research, exciting new research projects, and encouraging preliminary results. Priority will be given to poster proposals which clearly communicate innovative research to the whole conference audience, with a focus on impact and applications of the work. Accepted posters will be displayed for the entire conference on poster boards. Presenters are required to be present at the specific time in order to take part in the discussion and exchange views with other colleagues. Presenters should prepare the best material (visually appealing and succinct) that effectively communicates research problem, techniques, results, and what is novel and important about the work. All posters papers must be in English and all figures, photographs, and diagrams to be used for poster presentation must be clearly discernible and tidy. The presented posters will be digitally archived and made publicly available after the conference.

An award will be given to the three best posters judged during the conference by attendees and by the Scientific Committee of the Congress. The evaluation will be based on quality of research work and quality of poster presentation (concept of poster, the general idea, the technical details offered and insights to be learned, organization of poster, clearly conveying a snapshot of work intended to engage colleagues and research findings and results of the work). It’s a wonderful opportunity for young scientists (under the age of 35) to be recognized and honoured for their outstanding research about the Alps. The Best Posters will be recognized during the “Conclusion” of the congress.
 
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