1.Characterization of NOM in diverse environments

Unveiling the physicochemical properties of NOM is important to better understand the functions and dynamics. For, they are different depending on the sources and generation processes, as well as control functions of NOM. In this session, we call on presentation on the physicochemical properties of NOM of diverse environments in order to gain an insight into the common and unique features.

Keywords: Novel analytical method; NOM in soil, water, sediment and air; Anthropogenic NOM

2.Various functions of NOM in diverse environments

NOM plays various roles in diverse environments, which include nutrient supply and soil fertility, transport of chemicals, PAHs and metals, generation of disinfection by-products (DBP), and C sequestration. In this session, we call on presentation on various functions of OM in diverse environments. We would encourage the precipitants to discuss the structure and environmental factors that is responsible to the functions.

Keywords: Buffer reaction; By-product; Transport; Reaction at interface; Nutrient supply

3.Dynamics of NOM in various environments

NOM changes continuously in natural environments through biogeochemical processes. Dynamics of NOM is various among diverse environments and among different NOM components, which suggest qualitative change of NOM can be used as a clue to investigate the diversity of environments and environmental changes. In this session, we call on presentation on dynamics of NOM at various scales, and environment assessments using NOM as a surrogate.

Keywords: Biogeochemical processes; Carbon cycle; Climate change; Human impact; Humification; Inter-sphere; Transformation

4.Application of Diverse OM, industrial and agricultural applications of organic matter

Reuse and recycle of organic wastes are attracted from sustainable point of view. This session includes refractory organic matter from a variety of resources, such as biomass, organic wastes and fossil fuels. Their applications to agricultural and environmental technologies, as well as their characterizations, are also welcome in this session.

Keywords: Char; Biomass; Coal; Peat; Compost, Fossil fuels; Sewage sludge; Manure; Organic wastes; Applications; Characterizations

5.Diversity of NOM in water treatment

NOM in aquatic environments causes a variety of problems in water treatment processes. This session includes the process assessments for the inhibition of water treatment by NOM and the techniques for overcoming NOM inhibition. The processes for removing and/or degrading toxic metals and organic pollutants are involved in this session. In addition, influence of NOM on toxicology should be addressed in this session.

Keywords: Filtration; Photodegradation; Sedimentation; Biodegradation; Chemical degradation; Toxic metals; Organic pollutants; Toxicology


8:30am-12:30pm 2:00pm-3:00pm 3:00pm-6:30pm 6:30pm-
  • Reception (3:00pm-6:00pm)
  • Ice breaker party (6:00pm-7:30pm)
  • Special Session by Roger Swift
  • IHSS National Chapter Meeting
  • Excursion (8:30am-5:30pm)
  • Banquet (7:00pm-9:00pm)
  • Memorial Talk to Stevenson (6:00pm-6:30pm)
  • IHSS General Assembly
  • Closing Remark

Oral Presenter Instructions

Talk Length

Talks are scheduled in 15-minute time slots for General Presenter. We strongly encourage a presentation of no more than 12 minutes to allow three minutes for questions from the audience. The time limit will be strictly enforced to facilitate movement between sessions.

No Photos or Recording

No recording, taking pictures, taking video, etc. is allowed in any of the session rooms during the meeting, including by cell phone. This includes posters displayed in the poster area.

Format for Presentations

PowerPoint (.ppt) or (.pptx)

Apple Macintosh Users

Please make sure that all inserted pictures are either JPEG or PNG file-types. Individuals using Apple Keynote should bring their files directly to the Speaker/Presentation Room to have them correctly transferred.

Microsoft Powerpoint Tips

Your content will be displayed on a 4:3 aspect ratio screen. Choose the correct format by going to the "Design" tab - select "Page Setup" - select the drop down arrow for "Slides sized for" and select "On-screen Show 4:3."
PowerPoint embeds image files directly into the file when you save them, while video files are not embedded. Only a link is made to the video file. Copy the video clips you want to insert into the same folder as the PowerPoint file. This will eliminate the problem of PowerPoint losing the link to the file. Be certain to bring the video files and the PowerPoint files to the meeting. Use short video segments when needed, and try to keep the file to less than 20 MB. Large files will load and play slower during your presentation.

List of Preferred Media

Video Formats: The recommended video format for Windows-based presentations is Windows Media Video (.wmv).
Audio Formats: MPEG3 (.mp3), Windows Audio File (.wav), Windows Media Audio (.wma). iTunes based files will not work.
Fonts: Choose a font available in Windows/PowerPoint 2007. Fonts not available in Windows 2007 will not display correctly.
Images: Large images (i.e. 2000 x 1500 pixels) which are created with digital cameras and scanners will make the resulting PowerPoint file very large.
This may cause the presentation to load slowly. This can be avoided by inserting images with the following properties: For on-screen presentations, JPEG-type images work well.
Resize image to 1024x768 as a default.
Compress all files
Insert all images directly into PowerPoint (Insert / Picture / from File)
Animations: Keep animations to a minimum. When using a bulleted list of points, it may be useful to have the points appear.

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Poster Presenter Guidelines

Poster Size

Posters prepared for the IHSS 2016 Meeting must be no more than 900 mm wide by 1200 mm high (recommendation as A0 size; 841mm x 1189mm).

Poster Display

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Poster Session

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Suggestions for Poster Preparation

The following are some very general suggestions for preparing your poster:
  • Minimize text - use images and graphs instead.
  • Keep text elements to 50 words or fewer.
  • Use phrases rather than full sentences.
  • Use an active voice.
  • Avoid jargon (depends somewhat on audience).
  • Left-justify text; avoid centering and right-justifying text.
  • Use a serif font (e.g., Times) for most text - easier to read.
  • Sans-serif font (e.g., Helvetica) OK for titles and headings
  • Text should be at least 24 point in text, 36 for headings.
  • Pay attention to text size in figures - it must also be large.
  • Title should be at least 5cm tall.
  • Use a light color background and dark color letters for contrast.
  • Avoid dark backgrounds with light letters - very tiring to read.
  • Stick to a theme of 2 or 3 colors - much more will overload and confuse viewers.
  • If you use multiple colors, use them in a consistent pattern - otherwise viewers will spend their time wondering what the pattern is rather than reading your poster.
  • Overly bright colors will attract attention - and then wear out readers' eyes.
  • Consider people who have problems differentiating colors, especially when designing graphics - one of the most common is an inability to tell green from red.