15th Annual Conference of the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences

The official language of IAMG 2013 is English. Authors are expected to present and publish their research and projects in English.

Extended abstracts must be four pages long and must follow a Word or Latex template. Please check deadline details.

Springer’s Online Conference Service (OCS) has to be used to submit extended abstracts:

You should register into the OCS.

First authors may submit up to two abstracts for oral presentations. There is no limit to the number of times an individual may appear as co-author on abstracts. There is no limit to the number of times the same first author may submit abstracts for poster presentations.

We intend to publish a set of high-quality short communications of presentations and posters. All contributions will be subject to peer-reviewing. Submissions that are of inferior quality will be rejected. Authors may decide to submit their contributions with a preference either for oral presentation or for poster presentation. However, there is no guarantee than an oral presentation preference can be realized.

Extended abstracts will be published in the series “Lectures Notes in Earth System Sciences” from Springer. To guarantee a smooth publication process, it is important that you ensure the text and figures of your manuscript are complete and final when submitted to us.

To help you, there are a series of templates, guidelines, and reference standards that make submitting your extended abstract quick and easy.

Please note that the macro package is not intended for the preparation of camera-ready manuscript pages. It simply helps you to structure your content, e.g. to define the hierarchies of headlines, or to position tables or figures.



A simple extended abstract example has been prepared.

Word Example Word 2003 Word Example Word 2007

A document template has been prepared by Springer for use with Word 2003 and higher. Predefined style formats are available for all the types of content that are part of the manuscript, and these formats can be easily accessed via hotkeys or special toolbars.

Zip T1-book.zip



A simple extended abstract example has been prepared.


To start with, please use the Springer LaTeX2e macro package developed for contributed books (svmult.cls).

Zip svmult.zip




For authors using EndNote, Springer provides output styles that support the formatting of in-text citations and reference lists.

Zip SpringerEndnotestyles_Books.zip


Artwork and Illustration guidelines

For the best quality final product, all of your artwork – photographs, line drawings, etc. – should be submitted in an electronic format. Your art will then be produced to the highest standards with the greatest accuracy to detail. The published work will directly reflect the quality of the artwork provided.


Electronic Figure Submission

-        Supply all figures electronically.

-        Indicate what graphics program was used to create the artwork.

-        For vector graphics, the preferred format is EPS; for halftones, please use TIFF format. MS Office files are also acceptable.

-        Vector graphics containing fonts must have the fonts embedded in the files.

-        Name your figure files with "Fig" and the figure number, e.g., Fig1.eps.


Line Art

-        Definition: Black and white graphic with no shading.

-        Do not use faint lines and/or lettering and check that all lines and lettering within the figures are legible at final size.

-        All lines should be at least 0.1 mm (0.3 pt) wide.

-        Scanned line drawings and line drawings in bitmap format should have a minimum resolution of 1200 dpi.

-        Vector graphics containing fonts must have the fonts embedded in the files.


Halftone Art

-        Definition: Photographs, drawings, or paintings with fine shading, etc.

-        If any magnification is used in the photographs, indicate this by using scale bars within the figures themselves.

-        Halftones should have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.

-        Definition: a combination of halftone and line art, e.g., halftones containing line drawing, extensive lettering, color diagrams, etc.

-        Combination artwork should have a minimum resolution of 600 dpi.


Color Art

-        If black and white will be shown in the print version, make sure that the main information will still be visible. Many colors are not distinguishable from one another when converted to black and white. A simple way to check this is to make a xerographic copy to see if the necessary distinctions between the different colors are still apparent.

-        If the figures will be printed in black and white, do not refer to color in the captions.

-        Color illustrations should be submitted as RGB (8 bits per channel).


Figure Lettering

-        Variance of type size within an illustration should be minimal, e.g., do not use 8-pt type on an axis and 20-pt type for the axis label.

-        Avoid effects such as shading, outline letters, etc.

-        Do not include titles or captions within your illustrations.


Figure Numbering

-        All figures are to be numbered using Arabic numerals.

-        Figures should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.

-        Figure parts should be denoted by lowercase letters (a, b, c, etc.).


Figure Captions

-        Each figure should have a concise caption describing accurately what the figure depicts. Include the captions in the text file of the manuscript, not in the figure file.

-        Figure captions begin with the term Fig. in bold type, followed by the figure number, also in bold type.

-        No punctuation is to be included after the number, nor is any punctuation to be placed at the end of the caption.

-        Identify all elements found in the figure in the figure caption; and use boxes, circles, etc., as coordinate points in graphs.

-        Identify previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference citation at the end of the figure caption.

Figure Placement and Size

-        When preparing your figures, size figures to fit in the column width.



If you include figures that have already been published elsewhere, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format. Please be aware that some publishers do not grant electronic rights for free and that Springer will not be able to refund any costs that may have occurred to receive these permissions. In such cases, material from other sources should be used.



In order to give people of all abilities and disabilities access to the content of your figures, please make sure that

-      All figures have descriptive captions (blind users could then use a text-to-speech software or a text-to-Braille hardware)

-        Patterns are used instead of or in addition to colors for conveying information (color-blind users would then be able to distinguish the visual elements)

-        Any figure lettering has a contrast ratio of at least 4.5:1