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ISCA 6th Congress

Name:ISCA 6th Congress
Type of event:Congress
Date:18. October 2010 - 23. October 2010
Country:Slovak Republic
Town / City:Liptovský Mikuláš
Address:Hodžova 11, Slovakia
Place:Druzba Hotel, Demanovska Dolina

Final congress numbers

Number of registered participants:Full participants: 72, Accompanying persons - 44, Total: 116
Number of papers:27
Number of posters:16
Number of Around the world:28
Pre-congress excursion:26
Post-congress excursion:22
Number of states:22
Number of continents:5


DEADLINE for sending full papers: January 31, 2011




for Proceedings of the 6th ISCA Congress, 2010, Demanovska Valley, Slovakia

Dear authors, your full papers should have the structure below, font and other text formatting is not prescribed – they will be adapted by editors. All texts should be in English.

Title of the paper

The name(s) of the author(s) and their addresses


max. 300 words


4 to 6 keywords

Main Text

Max. 5000 words, all references should be cited in the text (e.g. Slabe 1995; Ford & Williams 2007; Kempe et al. 2003) and in full form given in the Reference list at the end.

Tables can be inserted in text in desired place, or title of table cited in text in the right place and table itself given at the end of the text in the List of tables. Tables should be made in word processor.

Figures should be only cited in text as: Fig. Number; title of figure should be given at the end in the List of figures and the figure itself attached as separate file with the proper name.


The reference list should be in alphabetical order, entries from the same author should be ordered by date, starting with the oldest

See citation examples for details (one author, two and more authors / journal article, book, chapter in an edited book, conference proceedings):

Cigna, A. A. 1978: A Classification of Karstic Phenomena. Interna­tional Journal of Speleology, 10, 1, 3-9.

Mylroie, J. R. &Mylroie, J. E. 2007: Development of the carbonate island karst model. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies, 69, 1, 59-75.

Audra, Ph., Hoblea, F., Bigot, J.-Y. &Nobécourt, J.-C. 2007: The role of condensation corrosion in ther­mal speleogenesis. Study of a hypogenic sulfidic cave in Aix-les-Bains, France. Acta Carsologica, 36, 2, 185-194. 

Ford, D. C. & Williams, P. W. 1989: Karst Geomorphology and Hydrology. Academic Division of Unwin Hyman Ltd, London, 601 p.

Lauritzen, S. E.  & Lundberg, J. 2000: Solutional and erosional morphology. In Klimchouk, A. B., Ford, D. C., Palmer, A. N. &Dreybrodt, W. (eds.): Speleogenesis. Evolution of Karst Aquifers. Huntsville, Alabama, U. S. A., pp. 408-426.

Skinner, C. E. 1993: Open vertical volcanic conduits: a preliminary investigation of an unusual volcanic cave form with examples from Newberry volcano and the central High Cascades of Oregon. In Halliday, W. R. (ed.): Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Vulcanospeleology,  July 30 – August 1, 1982, Bend, Oregon. Vancouver, Washington, pp. 7-16.  

List of tables

If not given in text. Table no., caption and table itself.

List of figures

All figure captions in a uniform list (Fig. 1. Description, etc.), each figure should be submitted in a separate file, do not embed figures in text, vector graphics are accepted only in eps (Encapsulated Postscript) format with “text as curves” option, rasterfigures and photos should be in one of the common types (e.g. tiff, jpg) – resolution must be at least 300 dpi, raster files of line drawings should have resolution of 600 dpi, all figures will be printed in greyscale


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