Abstract submission guidelines

Thank you very much for your interest in the 8th International Conference on Fog, Fog Collection and Dew. Please follow the guidelines on this page for the submission of your abstract. Please note that an abstract processing charge (APC) of €50 per abstract is levied and can only be paid by credit card upon abstract submission.

The IFDA conference series aims to foster exchange and cross-fertilization of ideas on topics related to fog, fog collection and dew. For the IFDA2019 conference, we solicit contributions based on new and original work among the following topics:

  • Fog and Dew Chemistry (including aqueous chemistry and impacts on atmospheric chemistry)
  • Fog and Dew Physics (including microphysics, thermodynamics, dynamics, turbulence, radiation)
  • Fog and Dew Deposition/formation, interaction with the surface and vegetation, hydrological, nutrient and pollution transfer
  • Fog and Dew Measurement and monitoring, in-situ sensors, ground-based and satellite remote sensing, field campaigns, new technologies
  • High-resolution modeling for process studies and forecast of Fog and Dew
  • Life cycles of Fog and Dew in different environments (coastal, mountains, urban, continental), including climatology and trend
  • Haze and fog in highly polluted environments (aerosol response to humidity)
  • Impact of fog on human activities in different
  • sectors, e.g. transportation, renewable energy, health
  • Fog and Dew as a water resource (freshwater production and technologies)
  • Fog and Dew in art, literature, social sciences

The abstract will be the basis for conveners to accept a contribution and decide about the type of presentation.

For clarity, it is recommended that the abstract include the following information: (1) context/Purpose; (2) Methods; (3) Results; (4) Interpretation; (5) Conclusion.

  • Context/Purpose: Explain why you studied this particular topic and what is significant about it. Has past research been done? How does your research add to existing knowledge?
  • Methods: Outline the methods you used to conduct your research. How did you collect your data? How did you process your data?
  • Results: Describe what you found through your research.
  • Interpretation: Discuss those findings. What do the results mean?
  • Conclusion: Summarize what you have learned from your research and why it is significant.


  • Abstracts should be between 250 and 450 words, clear, concise, and written in English with correct spelling and good sentence structure.
  • Mathematical symbols and equations must be typed in, and metric symbols should be used. Figures and tables cannot be included.
  • Use a text editor of your choice to compile your abstract: title, author(s), affiliation(s) of author(s), and abstract text.
  • You will be asked to log in to the Copernicus Office Meeting Organizer. Use your account data or create a new account.
  • Fill in the submittal information about title, author(s), and affiliation(s) of author(s).
  • Choose between plain text, LaTeX, or Word content with regard to the abstract text.
  • Please remember that a LaTeX submission only refers to general LaTeX commands directly inserted into the form (e.g. formatting commands like superscripts and subscripts, and special characters). Style packages and environment commands cannot be considered and must not be included in the form.
  • For Word content, please copy-and-paste your information into the form or download and use the Word template.
  • Select your preference for poster presentation or for oral presentation. However, please be aware that there is no guarantee that an oral preference can be realized.
  • Accept the licence & copyright agreement and proceed to the abstract preview.
  • Check the generated PDF file of your edited and formatted abstract. Please note that this PDF is only a preview file (indication "PREVIEW" is highlighted in the abstract header) to enable you to check the input. Close the PDF preview and click on "Payment" to proceed.
  • In case of a successful submission, a confirmation message including your abstract number will be displayed and you will receive an abstract submission confirmation email.
  • If the conversion of your abstract fails, please specify your problems and we will then take care of them.
  • In any case, please indicate your invoice details for the APC of €50.
  • Submit your abstract. You will receive a confirmation email providing your abstract number. Should you not receive the abstract submission confirmation email within 24 hours, please check your spam folder first and then contact us at: meetings@copernicus.org.

In case any questions arise, please do not hesitate to contact us at: meetings@copernicus.org.

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Abstract processing charges (APCs)

  • An APC of €50 must be paid for each abstract submission.
  • APCs can only be paid by credit card.
  • Abstracts are only processed and available for the session organization by conveners after the payment is completed. Please note that this is a processing charge and not a publishing fee.
  • APCs are not refundable in case of an abstract withdrawal, rejection, or double submission. The charges collected cover the cost to process the abstracts, whether or not one attends the meeting.
  • The APC does not register you for the 8th International Conference on Fog, Fog Collection and Dew. Separate registration fees apply.