Guide for Authors

Dear authors, you will find comments from the reviewers by logging in to your ISDRS 2017 ExOrdo Dashboard and by clicking on the "View my Reviews" to-do. Please take these comments into account when preparing the final version of your abstract, if changes are requested.

Authors are also invited to submit a full paper (optional). Full papers will have an additional review process. Either way you can register without submitting a full paper.

The ISDRS 2017 proceedings will have an ISBN number and be published via the ISDRS website. Proceedings will be available to ISDRS members as well as delegates to ISDRS 2017 conference and authors retain the copyright of their contribution.

Shortly after the Conference, and independent of the conference proceedings, authors will be encouraged to submit to one of the following leading indexed peer-reviewed journals, within special issues foreseen as an output of the conference: Journal of Cleaner Production, Sustainable Development, and Revista de Ciencias Ambientales.

Full papers and revised abstracts are due by April 15 April 21, 2017.

Authors who submitted a full paper will be notified on the decision by May 30, 2017. 

The conference will have a special recognition for the best three papers presented.

Instructions for accepted submissions (to edit or confirm the final abstract or full paper):

  • Log in at the ExOrdo system and check your dashboard.
  • Click on "View my reviews".
  • Click on the respective title of each submission to see the reviewers comments.
  • Go back to your Dashboard.
  • Click on "Upload Final Draft". This will lead you to the workflow menu to upload your final submission.
  • You will see this instructions.
  • Click on "Start workflow" and follow the next 3 steps. In these steps, you can edit your abstract per your reviewers' comments.
  • In step 3 we require you to submit your paper. Please read these instructions carefully:
    • If you are submitting a full paper please use this Word doc template file to create your paper. Once your paper is ready, save it as a PDF, and come back to your dashboard to upload it. Only the PDFs will be accepted. Please use the following file name convention: Track Number_Last Name of First Author_Paper_Final (e.g. "1a_Annan_Paper_Final.pdf").
    • If you are NOT submitting a full paper please amend your abstract as per the reviewers' comments, and in Step 3 upload this empty pdf file - this is important as the system need this to prepare the proceedings and will not allow you to finish until you do this.

For more details about how to submit your revised abstracts and full papers in Exordo, please follow this link:



A poster is an alternative to the oral presentation of a paper. The poster allows authors to create a self-explanatory document, but the authors should be available to interact with viewers and answer questions. It is a highly successful form of communication when it considers the needs of the public and the authors. Posters allow more time for authors and viewers to discuss the topic, more personal interaction and exchange of professional experience, ample question time with focus on your subject, and the potential for continued display of the poster at your workplace. For more detailed guidelines on how to make poster presentations, see the ‘How to make poster presentations’ document.


Each poster presenter is assigned one space on a flat panel. Only works that have been accepted through the review process can be displayed on-site.

Poster dimensions: A1 series A - Portrait 594 x 841 mm

All poster authors are responsible to print their own poster and bring it to the conference. Please note that we do not have printing facilities to print your poster at the University of Los Andes.

We have created a powerpoint file with the correct poster dimensions if you wish to use it. (See the attached file: ISDRS Poster template 594 mm x 841 mm.ppt)


As a registered delegate and confirmed poster presenter, you are welcome to upload the PDF of your poster prior to the conference to the new Poster in my Pocket app. This is an extra free service to help increase the exposure of your poster to conference attendees and more.

Note: You do not need a smart phone to take part in this initiative!

What you do need:

• 5-10 mins of your time

• Access to email & internet

• PDF copy of your poster

Visit here:

Create an account via the Register/Login tab. Upload the PDF of your poster. You can then download the QR code and Poster in my Pocket logo and add to your poster before printing. This allows attendees to recognise your poster as a “Poster in my Pocket” poster, and download your poster to read on their smart phone. You will also have the option of whether you wish people to contact you via the app. This could lead to new collaborations and future discoveries. For more information visit the webpage above.


Please download the Guide for Poster Authors here if you would like to learn more about what the poster author needs to do to submit their poster to the app:



All oral presenters will have a maximum of 15 minutes for presenting. Please follow these guidelines when preparing your presentation:

- Use a maximum of 7 slides

- Your presentation should be structured around the following:

  1. Research Question
  2. Importance of the study and Literature Review
  3. Methods and data collected (to be collected in case your study hasn't concluded yet)
  4. Results
  5. Discussion
All presenters are responsible to bring their presentation in Powerpoint/PDF to the conference and upload it in the laptop of their session ahead of time. If you wish so, you can upload your presentation in ExOrdo at the beginning of June for it to appear in the online programme.

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