Call for papers - Scottish Contaminated Land Forum
Dear SCLF members and colleagues    
SCLF will be holding its first ever conference on 14th September 2010.     
The aim of the conference is to facilitate knowledge transfer in the     
contaminated land sector.  SCLF 2010 will contain a mix of     
academic/research, practice and policy/regulatory presentations and     
posters, keynote presentation, and panel discussions to discuss     
emerging issues.  We strive for an interdisciplinary mix of presenters     
from different disciplines (e.g. geochemistry, toxicology, risk     
assessment) and with a different angle (research, practice, and     
You are invited to submit an abstract to propose a 25 minute talk or a poster.    
General Submission Instructions    
Your submission should be submitted by email to the SCLF secretary     
Alison McKay  by 23rd July 2010. Your submission     
should include the following:    
1.      Confirmation of whether a presentation or poster is being submitted    
2.      Abstract of no more than 250 words.  Note that after submission     
you cannot change your abstract    
3.      Abstract Authors involved in writing the abstract  (name, email     
address (where we should direct any correspondence) and affiliation).    
4.     Presentation or poster title which will be used in promotional material.    
5.     Designated Presenter Biography  (for presentations only) a     
short, narrative biography of the designated presenter  (max 100     
words). If the abstract is chosen for presentation at the conference,     
this biography will be published on the SCLF website and promotional     
material. Do not include personal contact information, unless you want     
to make this information public.    
General Abstract Acceptance Procedure    
Acceptance of abstracts will be determined by the SCLF Executive     
Sub-committee set up to organise the conference, namely:    
John Curran, Soilutions     
Alison McKay, McKay Environmental    
Paula Coopland, Coopland Consultancy Ltd                   Sarah Steel, Environ    
Michael McNaughton, Clackmananshire Council            Andrew     
MacKenzie, ERS Ltd    
Harry Preston, Stirling Council    
Presentations and posters that we think would be of most interest to     
members will be selected although we hope you make this a difficult     
task and get submitting!  If your proposal is accepted, you have the     
option of including a companion paper along with your presentation. The     
paper will get published on our web site.  If you not successful, you     
can still prepare a paper which can be accessible to members on our     
conference section of the website.    
Important Dates    
Announcement and Call for Papers: June 2010    
Submission deadline: 23th July 2010 (but the sooner the better!)    
Schedule published: 13th August 2010    
Deadline for any slides, handouts: 7th September 2010    
SCLF is a not-for-profit organisation, so sadly we cannot reward     
speakers (but what price on glory!) and speakers will benefit from     
waiver of the conference entry fee.  Please get involved!!    
We especially welcome first-time speakers; we are a community     
conference and we are eager to hear about your experience.  If you have     
friends or colleagues who have something valuable to contribute, twist     
their arms to tell us about it!  Please also forward this Call for     
Abstracts to anyone that you feel may be interested.    
John Curran - Soilutions Ltd    
SCLF Chair 
Posted: 01/07/2010 By: Mr John Curran