The 22nd Congress of the Carpathian-Balkan Geological Association in Plovdiv, Bulgaria (CBGA2022) aims to bring together geoscientists from Southeastern Europe with researchers from all over the world for a meeting covering all disciplines of Earth sciences. In 2022, CBGA will celebrate its 100th anniversary and we hope to meet many colleagues (including scientists for the CBGA member country Ukraine) after the years of pandemic and isolation, to discuss recent results, create ideas about collaborative cross-border fundamental and applied studies, and enjoy personal communication again.
We look forward to seeing you in Plovdiv in the late summer of 2022!
On behalf of the CBGA Council and the organizers
|25 February 2022||Abstract submission and Student Grant application open|
|01 June 2022||Student Grant application deadline|
|15 June 2022||Abstract submission deadline - Extended to 29 June 2022|
|15 June 2022||Early registration deadline - Extended to 29 June 2022|
|1-6 September 2022||Pre-conference excursions|
|6-7 September 2022||On-site registration|
|7-11 September 2022||22 CBGA Congress|
|11-15 September 2022||Post conference excursions|
Abstract submission is associated with registration through the CBGA webpage. The abstract body should be short (maximum one A4 page following the instructions in the abstract submission form (CBGA2022_Form_A), clear, concise, and written in English with correct spelling and good sentence structure. Figures and tables cannot be included. Before submission, abstracts should be carefully compiled and thoroughly checked, in particular with regard to the list and sequence of authors and of their full addresses in order to avoid any last minute change.
The submission of an abstract includes the obligation that the contribution will be actually presented at the meeting by the author of submission. Abstracts without registration of at least one of the authors will not be accepted. By submitting an abstract, authors accept the publication in the abstract volume of the CBGA 2022 Conference Abstract volume. Submission of the same abstract to more than one session is not allowed. The content of submitted abstracts is the responsibility of their authors. CBGA reserves the right to reject abstracts that are not written in English, do not meet basic standards of scientific quality, or do not adhere to conventional standards of civil discourse and common decency.
Each registered participant can submit no more than two abstracts, as only one of them can be indicated for oral presentation. In the case, that one abstract is invited by a convener as a solicited oral presentation, the second abstract will be allowed for oral presentation. Note that in a session can be only one solicited abstract per five oral presentations and only ca. half of all submitted abstracts of a session can be oral presentations.
Extended versions (full-length paper or short communication) of the submitted abstracts can be published in the Congress Special Issues of the CBGA journals after regular peer-review. The manuscripts must be submitted directly to CBGA journals: Geologica Carpathica or Geologica Balcanica. Note, that the abstracts of the submitted full-text papers, accompanied by a completed registration form (CBGA2022_Form_A), must also be sent to email@example.com. The deadline for submitting full-length paper or short communication for the Pre-Congress Special Issues has been extended to 15 May 2022.
Several geological field trips and field workshops are available for the congress participants. They are optional and not included in the registration fee. In order to book field trips/field workshops, please fill up CBGA2022_Form_B and submit it (to firstname.lastname@example.org) not later than 15 June 2022.
Please note, that the announced geological excursions/field workshops will take place only if the announced minimum number of bookings are received. Respectively, the fees will be requested after 15 June 2022 only after confirming the trips. All registered colleagues for the excursions will be contacted afterwards by the CBGA2022 secretary and provided with additional information.
Students can apply for grants covering registration fee and/or accommodation by submitting CBGA2022_Form C_Grant Application (to email@example.com) not later than 1 June 2022. Student registrations require either a copy of student card or a scan of confirmation of student status from corresponding academic institution that must be submitted together with the abstract(s).
Researchers from the CBGA member country Ukraine are welcome to attend the congress using grants covering early bird registration fee and/or accommodation in the student houses (situated in the center of Plovdiv and providing good living conditions). After registering they have to submit CBGA2022_Form D_Grant Application form (to firstname.lastname@example.org) to let us know they would like to use this opportunity.
Exhibition places and/or booths are offered to publishers, producers of analytical techniques, mining companies and companies related to the main topic of CBGA 2022.