Important Info


The centre piece of ISSW 2014

We received 266 submission for presentations at this year's ISSW, which we believe is a new record for a North American ISSW. Screening all of the submitted abstracts was a big job - thanks to all the reviewers -, but we were able to put together an exciting program that showcases the different areas of avalanche research and operating challenges, focuses on hot topics and recent developments and appeals to both researchers and practitioners. We are quite excited about the program, which we will publish shortly.

Instructions and guidelines

Please click on the links below for critical information for authors, presenters and session chairs.

  • Instructions for poster presentations (PDF) - Updated on Sept. 15
  • Instructions for oral presentations (PDF) - Updated on Sept. 12
  • Guidelines for formatting and uploading your manuscript (Word template / PDF)
  • Instructions for session chairs (PDF)

Publishing your paper in a peer-reviewed journal

ISSW 2014 authors wishing to publish their studies in a peer-reviewed journal now have two options. In addition to the traditional special issue in Cold Regions Science and Technology (CRST), we are excited to announce a new collaboration with the Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism (JORT) to give studies on the human dimension of avalanche safety and papers focused on management implications a better home. Working together with these two journals more accurately represents the breath of today's avalanche research and gives authors more options for reaching their target audience. Please click on the links below for more information on how to submit your manuscript to these journals.

Important Dates for Authors

  • Apr 25, 2014: Deadline for submission of abstracts

  • Jul 4, 2014: Deadline for registration of presenting authors

  • Aug 22, 2014: Deadline for submission of papers

  • Aug 22, 2014: Deadline for requesting a laptop table for poster presentations

  • Sep 29, 2014: Start of ISSW

  • Nov 7, 2014: Deadline for submission to CRST special issue

  • Nov 7, 2014: Deadline for statement of interest for JORT special issue