Abstracts information

Outline papers:

Delegates are expected to submit 1000-words outline papers using the IWA template hereafter, by Sept. 30, 2017 (CET). No extension of the submission deadline is expected. The on-line platform will open on August 1, 2017. Outline papers will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee for selection for either oral platform presentations or poster presentations.

Download the template here: FirstAuthor-et-al__session-n.docx

Link your abstract to one of the sessions of the conference:

Session 1 - Granular sludge functionalities
Session 2 - Mechanisms of granular sludge formation
Session 3 - Characterization of granular sludge and EPS
Session 4 - Granular sludge microbiomes
Session 5 - Granular sludge reactors
Session 6 - Modelling of granular sludge processes
Session 7 - Product and resource recovery
Session 8 - Application of granular sludge technologies


  • Outline papers are written in fluent, scientific English.
  • Research question and take-home messages are highlighted.
  • All contributors approved the outline paper prior to submission.
  • The Scientific Committee can reject outline papers of low quality.

Notification of selection will be given by November 10, 2017.

The presenter of the contribution will have to early-bird register (September 1 - November 15, 2017; payment effective).


Full papers (optional):

Following abstract selection, authors can submit full papers on their contributions. Excellent contributions will be recommended by the programme committee to IWA Publishing for consideration for Water Science and Technology, Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, or Water Practice and Technology after peer-review.

(further information can be enquired by: wst@iwap.co.uk).