The 22nd Congress of the Carpathian-Balkan Geological Association (CBGA) was held in Plovdiv on September 7-11th (CBGA2022). It was jointly organized by the CBGA Council and the National Organizing Committee (NOC), including the Geological Institute - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (lead partner), the Agricultural University-Plovdiv (host institution), Faculty of Geology and Geography - Sofia University, University of Mining and Geology, Institute of Mineralogy and Crystallography – BAS, Earth and Man National Museum, the Bulgarian Geological Society, etc.
More than 330 researchers from over 30 countries attended the congress, making the CBGA2022 an important scientific geological forum. Thanks to the sponsors and organizers, NOC supported over 60 participants, among them 16 Ukrainian researchers and 9 students from 5 countries. Roughly 300 abstracts were published in the special volume of Geologica Balcanica, 10 peer-reviewed full papers and scientific communication were published in the official journals of CBGA – Geologica Balcanica and Geologica Carpathica.
CBGA2022 resulted in many fruitful discussions and, we hope triggered many new collaborations.
Thanks are given to all CBGA2022 attendees who enjoyed and shared science together!
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 7 July 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|
The invited keynote speakers will have a total of 15 or 30 minutes (optionally) for both the presentations and discussion. The duration of common oral presentations will be 15 minutes, 10 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes for discussion, respectively. The poster boards will accommodate A0 size portrait posters: height 1189 mm (46.8 inches), width 841 mm (33.1 inches).
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.