International Dam Safety Conference - 2019
13-14 February, 2019 at Bhubaneswar, Odisha (India)
Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation
Government of India

Guidelines To Authors


INTRODUCTION : To bring about uniformity in the technical papers, all the authors shall strictly adhere to the guidelines provided hereunder; for convenience, a format for technical papers is annexed to provide an example while specifying the requirements. Papers not complying with the guidelines may not be accepted for publication in the Conference Proceedings.


For wider dissemination of the ideas contained in conference papers, Central Water Commission may edit and publish the conference papers as well as upload them on its websites or any other media. The principal author is required to give his consent for the same while uploading the paper.


Manuscripts should be submitted in English and must be original, unpublished work and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Maps, when included as part of the paper shall not depict territorial boundaries incorrectly.

Manuscripts should be prepared in .docx (Word 2007 format) file or later version. It should be no more than 6 (six) pages on the A4 format, including text, tables, figures, and references. The size of the Word files should be not more than 10 MB. Font type and sizes to be used in the paper should be as follows:

The completed full paper needs to be uploaded by any one author who is registered as a delegate to the Conference on to the website: No other mode of submission will be accepted, and no acknowledgments will be issued other than that issued by the web portal. The contact information of the principal author or the author who will be presenting the paper should be provided when uploading the paper.


All papers will be reviewed by qualified technical specialists, and papers considered suitable for the conference will be selected. The reviewers of the papers may also offer comments / suggestions for consideration by authors for implementation before accepting the papers. Keeping in view the time available for oral presentation of papers in the technical sessions, only some papers will be selected for oral presentation and the principal authors of the papers will be informed. Principal authors of papers considered suitable for the conference but not selected for oral presentation will also be informed; however, they may keep themselves in readiness to make an oral presentation, if an opportunity arises during the conference.


Principal authors of all the papers selected for oral presentation at the conference should prepare slides suitable for projection using LCD projector. The number of slides may be confined to about 12 for a 10-minute oral presentation. The font size of at least 24 pt. shall be used for the text with a maximum of 5 bullets per slide and the text per bullet to limited to a phrase or keywords. Colour contrast to be maintained for better readability; white backgrounds are difficult to view in subdued lighting. Photographs, videos, charts or tables may be included in the presentation after ensuring their clarity while projecting onto a large screen. Softcopy of presentation slides / videos should be sent by email to the Organizing Secretary ( at least 10 days before the conference.


The principal authors, who may be presenting the papers, shall provide their brief profile (not exceeding 6 lines) while uploading the paper, for facilitating their introduction.

Download : Format For Technical Papers

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