About conference


First Circular and Call for Papers 

The Polar Conference and Glaciological Symposium will be held in Sochi from 24 to 29 September 2018. The Symposium theme is «Polar regions and cryosphere in the context of global warming». Both events will be held by the Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, and Glaciological Association. 

Scientific Program

The Symposium will cover a wide range of cryospheric topics. It is expected that presentations will describe results of recent investigations devoted to the main key issues of present-day glaciology. Each oral presentation will be allowed 20 minutes, including discussion. Working languages are Russian and English (no simultaneous translation will be provided). Abstracts of presentations should be addressed to Muraviev Anton Yaroslavovich (muraviev@igras.ru) not later than, June 01, 2018.

Requirements for abstracts are as follows: 1) Russian or English language; 2) Title must not exceed 10 words; 3) A one-page text should not contain more than 2500 characters with spaces, i.e. to cover one page in the A4 format; 4) Title, authors, and institute should be typed on separate lines in the upper part of the page below title; 5) Microsoft Word (in formats *.doc or *.rtf) and Times New Roman font, 12 pt, one-line spacing, and a paragraph indention of 1.25 cm should be used; 7) No underlining, bold font or italics is allowed.

Reports presented at the Symposium will be published after reviewing as individual papers in the peer-reviewed Journal «ICE and SNOW». Texts of the reports prepared according to the Journal rules should be sent for publication via electronic mail to O.V. Rototaeva (khronika@mail.ru).  Acceptable manuscripts should be between 10 and 20 pages in length (Times New Roman font, 12 pt, 1.5 line spacing) including tables and illustrations (not more than six, with minimum 300 dpi resolution as tiff or jpg electronic files).

All oral presentations are to be done using PC-based PowerPoint or similar formats. Preliminary Symposium Program will be available on the Symposium website.

Polar Conference and Glaciological Symposium will be held in the hotel «Чеботарёвъ» («Chebotarev») in the central part of Sochi [Vinogradnaya St., 12/1, tel. (862) 253-26-80]. Order of scientific events as follows: on Monday and Tuesday are the session of Polar Conference, on Wednesday is the excursion to Krasnaya Polyana sports village, from Thursday to Saturday are sessions of Glaciological Symposium. 


The individual registration fee for participation in the Symposium will be 2500 rubles. This fee includes coffee breaks and organizational expenses. All potential participants (including non-presenters) are invited to register online before June 1, 2018. The following information is necessary:

1) Personal information (name, surname, position and organization, contact information, e-mail address). We ask that you indicate in the field «Comments» the title of your report (if presenting) and information about the format (oral or poster);

2) If you prefer to stay in the hotel mentioned, please, request this. Choice of preferred hotels in Sochi and booking could be made independently (the simplest way via site booking.com).

3) Abstract (if you are presenting a poster or oral paper);

4) Your participation in the excursion.


The site of the Polar Conference and Glaciological Symposium: www.polar2018.igras.ru

e-mail: infopolar2018@gmail.com

We look forward to meeting you at the Polar Conference and Symposium and to sharing your latest scientific results.