Abstracts & Sessions

Abstract submission

Participants can present their research work either as oral or poster at ISLL-4 in both languages English or Arabic. The deadline for submitting abstracts is September 10th, 2020. The Organizing Committee accepts submission of abstracts with original contributions on any topic related to any technical session. Abstracts will be published in the form submitted by the author after revision (if suggested by the concerned Chairpersons). Acceptance letters will be sent to the Presenting Author by e-mail only.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

  • Languages:
    Abstract must be written in English or Arabic.
  • plain text:
    Abstract should be in plain text without any special symbol, formula, diagram or data table
  • Abstract submission:
    Abstract must be submitted online, abstracts sent through email or any other mode will not be considered.
  • Title:
    A brief title within 25 words is suggested, it must have capitalization of the 1st letter of all words of four letters or more.
  • Abstract Text:
    The abstract must clearly indicate the research problem / question, the methodology and the results of the work within 300 words. No references should be included.
  • Keywords:
    Maximum of 5 keywords separated by semicolons (;) which best describe the study should be added at the end of the abstract text.
  • Acceptance letters:
    Once notification of “acceptance of abstract” for Oral/Poster is sent, Presenting Authors must pay the requisite Conference Registration Fee by September 10th,2020 to ensure scheduling of their abstract in the respective sessions.
  • Presentation time:
    Invited papers are given 25 minutes with 5 minutes for discussion. Contributed papers are 10 minutes in duration with 5 minutes for discussion. Discussion is often vital to work presented, and these times will be strictly adhered to.
  • Multiple papers:
    Any presenter may give a maximum of one invited talk and one oral contributed talk at ISLL-4, all other papers need to be presented in a poster format.
  • Program Committee of ISLL-4 may revise the presentation type based on their evaluation and their decision will be binding on the Presenting Author.
  • Any scientific session will be excluded from ISLL-4 program that did not meet the minimum number of accepted abstracts of five Oral presentation entries, and may be distributed to other sessions if they fit the topics of these sessions.


Session No.1

Flash Flood Risk Management (Vulnerability, Mitigation and Adaptation)​

The organizer:

Dr. Samir Zaky KAMH

Assistant Professor of Environmental Geology Geology Department, Tanta University, Egypt.

  • skamh@science.tanta.edu.eg
  • skamh2002@yahoo.com

Flash floods are among the worst of natural disasters. This is primarily due to the rapidity of their occurrence, or the lack of warning time they usually allow before striking, as well as the high volume and speed of their flow currents. Their consequential impacts are, however, quite devastating. People are killed, power lines are knocked off and roads are destroyed. Flash floods risk assessment is, therefore, the core of the disaster risk management process. It leads to the identification of potential risk-reduction measures, which can help in defining the needs and requirements of safety. The topics included in this session are; flash flood vulnerability, risk assessment, risk management policy, Rainfall-runoff data analysis, RS and GIS flood zonation, environmental and economic impacts and flash flood benefits.

Session No.2 (A & B)

Karst Geomorphology (Processes, Environmental impacts, Economic Potentialities)​

The organizer:

Prof. Dr. Mortada El AREF

Geology Department, Cairo University, Egypt.

  • elarefmortada@yahoo.com​

Karst is the result of natural processes in and on the earth’s crust caused by solution and leaching of limestones, dolomites, gypsum, halite and other soluble rocks. These are very important natural processes and features. Karst phenomenon represents a significant economic, environmental and scientific value that has a direct impact on the surrounding environment and sustainable development programs. Therefore, this session strongly encourages researchers from all fields of research and pertinent authorities to study these phenomena and investigate solutions to their environmental problems. The term Karstology, which is usually used to refer to the investigation different aspects of karstification, also includes reference to results of studies in the fields listed below; that is: the relevant multi-discipline approaches, such as geomorphology, geography, topography, geology, sequence stratigraphy, hydrology, climatology, environments, engineering geology, land use planning, landscape scenery, heritages (geosites & geomorphsites, geoparks, protected areas).

Session No.3

Geoarchaeology in multi landscapes

The organizer:

Prof. Dr. Magdy TORAB

Damanhour University 

  • Torab.magdy@gmail.com

Geoarchaeology is an approach that uses the techniques and scientific contents of geography, geology and other Earth sciences in order to examine issues educated by archaeological knowledge and thought. This session deals with the physical processes that affect archaeological sites in different landscapes; including mountain landscapes, coastal landscapes, desert landscapes, glacial or semi glacial landscapes and riverine landscapes. It also deals with questions regarding the effects of human activities on archeological sites.

Session No.4

Remote Sensing in environmental monitoring and climatic changes

The organizer:

Dr. Arafa El-NAGGAR

Egyptian Environmental Affair Agency, Egypt.

  • arafaonline@yahoo.com
  • Demonstrating the potential of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems in environmental monitoring, pollution surveying and measurement of the effects of climatic change.
  • Introducing new solutions for environmental problems to decision-makers.
  • Remote Sensing role in climatic changes.
  • Integration of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems
  • Prediction of climatic changes and their effects.
  • The use of Remotely Sensed data in natural resources mapping.
  • Applications of Remote Sensing in air, water and soil pollution.
  • Remote Sensing, environmental monitoring for decision making.

Session No.5

Coastal geomorphology and coral reef in The Red Sea and its natural hazards

The organizer:

Prof. Dr.Tarek Kamel FARAG

Geography Department, Helwan University, Egypt.

  • tarekkamel722@yahoo.com

This session is concerned with the following research topics:

  1. Damage caused by human activities on coral reefs in the Red Sea.
  2. Geomorphological Characteristics of the Coral Reef Environment in the Red Sea.
  3. Coral reef farming.
  4. Coral reefs for coastal protection.
  5. Coral reef protection against natural and human processes. 
  6. Coral reefs and sustainable tourism development in the Red Sea.
  7. Geomorphology of coral reefs in the Red Sea.
  8. Coral reef diseases.
  9. Coral reef biological mapping.