Abstract submission

You are invited to submit an abstract to the 33rd International Workshop on Water Waves and Floating Bodies (IWWWFB), to be hosted by ENSTA Bretagne, and held in the Belambra at Guidel-Plage, France, from  April 4th to April 7th, 2018.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is Monday January 8, 2018.

Principles and scope of the Workshop:

The fundamental principle in the IWWWFB has been essentially the same since its inception. That is:

  • The focus of the Workshop should be on water waves and their effects on floating and submerged bodies. Abstracts may be accepted in adjacent fields of speciality, provided they are sufficiently broad or profound to be of interest to this specific field.
  • Abstracts should be of high quality in that new ideas are included in the analytical and/or numerical work. Purely experimental work must emphasize underlying physics. As far as these are satisfied, even incomplete and on-going work can be accepted.
  • The programme will be in the form of a single session and the maximum number of abstracts to be accepted will consequently be restricted to roughly 50-55 papers. Attendance is restricted to authors who have submitted abstracts, regardless of whether they are accepted or not. (Exceptions may exist for sponsors, the past hosts, and session chairpersons.)
  • Sufficient time for discussion will be provided not only just after each presentation but also after the session (during tea and coffee breaks, lunch, dinner etc).

Abstract preparation and submission instructions:

  • Authors are invited to prepare an abstract a maximum of 4 pages in length
  • Prospective participants are asked to submit only ONE abstract as the first and/or presenting author. The number of abstracts from the same working group will also be restricted, depending on the balance in the program.
  • The body of the text should be single spaced, in 10 point, Times New Roman font (or 11 point LaTeX default font). Use only single-column format. DO NOT number the pages.
  • The abstract should include the paper title, author(s) name, affiliation, address and email centered at the top of the first page. Please underline the name of the presenting author.
  • Examples of abstracts from the 1986 workshop can be found here.
  • Note: proceedings may be printed in black and white, so authors should ensure that all artwork is legible when printed in black and white.
  • Abstracts should be submitted in PDF format, and sent by email to: iwwwfb2018@ensta-bretagne.fr with the subject heading submission by the deadline given above. Note: The PDF file must not exceed 1Mb in size.

The Tuck Fellowship:

Young authors applying for the Tuck fellowship should also send an email to iwwwfb2018@ensta-bretagne.fr with the subject heading tuck with an accompanying letter as specified here. The accompanying letter should be submitted at the same time as the abstract.

Abstract Review Procedure and notification:

All submitted abstracts will be peer-reviewed by a small committee comprised of the current hosts and hosts from the past two workshops. Authors will be notified by January 31, 2017 about the status of their submission. All authors who have submitted an abstract are invited to participate in the workshop. Accepted abstracts will be published in the Workshop proceedings and presented at the Workshop. Authors unable to present an accepted abstract (or find a suitable proxy) and wishing to withdraw the abstract should notify the organizers at the earliest opportunity.

Oral Presentations:

Oral presentations will be 20 minutes plus 5 minutes for discussion. (However, depending on the program arrangement, this presentation and discussion time may change.)

Background information which is well-known to specialists working in the same field should be omitted. Work which is still incomplete may be presented, but material already published and disseminated should not be reported.