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Submission of Abstract

The abstracts should be formatted in accordance with the template that may be downloaded from the conference website. Authors will be notified of the acceptance/rejection of papers for presentation or for display as posters by February 2020. Authors whose abstracts are accepted for presentation after modification or amendment will be required to re-submit the final digital copies of their formatted abstracts by the end of March 2020 and the final papers should be submitted before 1st July 2020. The full set of abstracts and papers will be available online (password protected) for all registered participants.

Instructions regarding approved software, formatting, layout, typing and submission of papers will be forwarded to authors whose papers are selected for presentation.  This information will also be posted on the website.


Papers have to be presented at the conference by one of the authors. The main author must guarantee such a presentation. Presenting authors will be required to register early (by July 2020) to ensure inclusion of their papers in the technical program.

Papers need not be strictly limited to the above themes and topics pertaining to allied areas will be accommodated. Selection of papers for presentation will be based on a one or two-page abstract, provided as a digital copy (e-mail document) which shall be either submitted through our web portal or forwarded to the paper selection Secretary by email to: before 01 October 2019. For any clarifications, the delegates can contact the PIANC-COPEDEC X Secretariat  at or consult the website hhtps://

Short Course

Following the huge success of the short course organized in connection with each of the previous four conferences, the conducting of two one-day pre-conference short courses is under consideration. This will only take place if sufficient interest is shown by participants in their responses to the pre-registration questionnaire on the website. The courses, one on dredging and one on port planning, will be conducted by internationally recognized specialists and is intended to support the theme and philosophy of COPEDEC. It will be aimed at improving skills in coastal, port and inland waterway engineering with particular application to developing countries. The final program for the Short Course and the associated costs will accompany the Final Announcement. The course numbers will be limited, so early indication of interest is requested.

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