Scientific / Article Submission

Scientific Sessions and Abstract Submission

The scientific sessions will be based on perspective case studies, multidisciplinary concepts/approaches, integrated analysis, environmental problems in aquatic and continental regions, science-policy linkages, stake holders participation and field-based action oriented implementable research results.

Theme 1: Basic Natural Sciences

Theme 1-1: Paleoclimate, Mitigation and Global Environmental Change
Theme 1-2: Water & its Cyclicity
Theme 1-3: Coastal Environmental Management
Theme 1-4: GIS & its technological developments
Theme 1-5: Plastics in the Environment
Theme 1-6: Contamination and Environment
Theme 1-7: Human Health & Pollution

Official Language

The official language of the conference will be English.
Spanish translation will be provided for selected sessions only.

Theme 2: Political & Social Sciences

Theme 2-1: World cities against the socio-environmental phenomena
Theme 2-2: Crisis related to production and consumption of matter, energy and information
Theme 2-3: Role of Universities in the creation of Science and Technology
Theme 2-4: Social movements facing global warming, climate change and alternatives
Theme 2-5: Nature in modified way
Theme 2-6: Social and Political Challenges to Science and Society on “Green Environment”
Theme 2-7: Environmental Sociology and Environmental impacts on Human Beings.

General guidelines and format for abstract submission

  • Abstracts should be written in English or Spanish. Spanish abstracts should have English translations.
  • Abstracts should not exceed 300 words (avoid graphs and tables).
  • Use simple fonts wherever possible. Italics, underlining, bold, superscript, simple tables are acceptable.
  • Abstracts, Posters and Slides should be in English. All lectures and oral presentations should preferably be given in English. Spanish translation will be provided simultaneously for selected sessions only.
  • Please be informed that submission does not guarantee acceptance for Presentation and will be subject to approval by the Scientific Committee.

Is the article being presented for Young Scientist Award (Below 32 years) (YES/NO)

  • The article should be First author ORAL PRESENTATION or First author with others and student of Postgraduate or Doctorate Program. Evidence of Registration in the program should be produced.
  • Two Awards in Basic Sciences and Two in Social Sciences will be given on the last day of the conference. Participants should be present during three days of conference.

Abstract Format

TITLE (Arial-12-bold): Use a concise title that summarizes the content of the abstract.
AUTHORS (Arial-11): Enter complete author(s) names and affiliation in the following format:
Example: 1st Author name, 2nd Author name,3rd Author name
1. xxx University
2. xxx University

Please specify presenting author in bold.
Corresponding author (email ID):
ABSTRACT TEXT (Arial-11): 300 Words only
Keywords: Six keywords only which should be separated using semicolon.

Presenting the article:
The authors will be provided with a laptop, projector and pointer for logistical purpose inside the Conference Hall.

Conference proceedings volume:
The conference proceedings volume will be published under the Seal of University of Madras Publication and Information Technology process and the papers published will be evaluated by an Editorial Committee. The publication volume will bear the following ISBN number as per the order of the Press from University of Madras, Chennai, India.


A Special Proceedings Volume with ISBN number will be published with all the submitted articles.

A selected number of articles will probably be published in Indexed Journal.

Preparation of Manuscripts

Manuscripts must be submitted only in English and authors must take utmost care to avoid grammatical mistakes. Manuscripts should be prepared in Arial of 12 pt font and in MS-Word format with double spacing and page/line numbered.

Articles submitted in Spanish will be made as a separate volume.

Length & limitation of full manuscript:

In double space line, 12 pages (A4 Size) including figures/tables (Maximum 7). All pages should be continuously numbered. Manuscript, figures (as TIFF o BMP o JPEG) and tables should be made as separate file and sent separately.

Manuscript Structure

Authors are required to follow the following manuscript structure of the Journal:

  1. Title of the manuscript followed by the name(s) of the author(s); their affiliation and address; email(s) of authors/corresponding author.

  2. Abstract

  3. Keywords

  4. Introduction

  5. Materials and Method(s) Study area description etc.,

  6. Results & Discussion

  7. Conclusion

  8. Acknowledgements

  9. References

  10. List of Tables/Figures


The abstract should be concise and informative. The abstract should be briefly explain the topic, state the scope of the experiments, principle results and point out major findings and conclusions. The abstract should be 100 to 300 words (maximum) that sketch the important findings of the study and in general, it should be presented separately from the article, so that it must be able to stand alone. Standard nomenclature should be used and abbreviations should be avoided.


Following the abstract, provide 4 to 6 key words, which will be used for indexing purposes. Choose the keywords, which will reflect your research work and makes your article easily visible in literature database.


The introduction should provide a clear statement on the objectives of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject/theme and the proposed approach or solution. Authors are instructed not to provide a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results in this section.

Material and Methods o Area Description

The material and methods section should provide clear descriptions and explanation of the experimental procedures to allow the work to be reproduced by other researchers. Clearly indicate the exact references which describes the experimental/analysis and any modifications in the methodology should be mentioned, which will allow other users to get benefitted.

Results and Discussion

Results should be presented with clarity and those results, which are essential for the study alone, should be included. Repetition of data in tabular and graphical form should be avoided. Discussion and interpretation of the published literature should be avoided. The discussions may relate the new findings to the internationally accepted facts and may mention the advantages of the new findings in a logical manner.


This section should highlight the major findings of the present work without any references. Detailed discussion and interpretation should be avoided in this section.

Figures and tables

All figures are to be numbered and cited in the text using Arabic numerals as Figure 1. Figure legends should be typed in numerical order on a separate sheet and not to be attached to the figure. Information given in the legends should not be repeated in the text. Figures should be presented in JPEG o TIFF o BMP (300 dpi).


Individuals who provided assistance in the preparation of the manuscript or assisted in the research work and the name of the funding organizations may be acknowledged before the list of reference.


  1. References in the text should be cited first by name and year in paraentheses as (Jankowshi and Acworth, 2007), (Vega et al. 2008). References should be arranged in the alphabethical order under the reference section of your manuscript. Authors should take much care in the accuracy of the references.

Journals and books must be in the following format:

  1. Meybeck M (1987). Global chemical weathering of surficial rock estimated from dissolved loads. Amer J Sci. 298: 401-428.

  2. Edmond JM, Palwer MR, Measures CF, Grant B and Stallard RF (1995). The fluvial geochemistry and denudation rate of the Guayana Sheild in Venezuela. Geochim Cosmochim Acta. 59: 3301-3323.

  3. Domenico PA (1972) Concepts and models in ground water hydrology. McGraw-Hill, New York.


After the manuscript is accepted for publication, corresponding author will be required to sign a copyright transfer form.


E-proofs will be sent to the corresponding author, which will be considered as the final version of the manuscript. Except typographical or minor alignment errors, no major changes will be allowed to made in the manuscript at this stage.

All correspondence should be addressed to the Secretary, ICCC-SEC 2019 along with your manuscript reference number.