Calls for Papers

September 8th, 2015


Call for Papers: CCWI Intelligent Water Systems Conference, 5-7 September 2017, Sheffield

15th International Computing & Control in the Water Industry Conference

Papers addressing Water Distribution, Sewer (Collection), Sustainable Urban Drainage and related Water Systems are welcome.


  • Advances in sensors, instrumentation and communications technologies
  • Big Data and IoT applications
  • Data driven and soft computing analytics and visualisation
  • Systems modelling, optimisation and decision support
  • Real time monitoring, modelling, control and uncertainties
  • Water quality modelling, including sediment and pollutant transport
  • Water and wastewater treatment modelling, optimisation
    and control
  • Demand forecasting, leakage and energy management
  • Asset management and performance modelling
  • Sustainable urban water management, including stormwater
    management and integration of water within smart blue-green cities
  • Flood modelling and management
  • Security, reliability and resilience
  • Social and economic aspects of the water management

Papers presenting case studies and practical application are
particularly welcomed, including laboratory experimentation,
case studies and real world projects.

Deadline for Abstract Submission – 1st March 2017

Deadline for Full Paper Submission – 1st July 2017

For further info see the website


Call for speakers and posters: Emerging Analytical Professsionals – Theory of Everything Conference


Oral abstract – 31st January 2017

Poster abstract – 31st March 2017

 Building on the success of previous events, the EAP weekend provides networking and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities for early career analytical scientists across all disciplines, open to both industry and academia.  Each year we include general interest talks as well as specialist lectures, CPD and back to basics sessions.  

Our 2017 theme, ‘The Theory of Everything – Launching the Careers of Analytical Scientists’ is encompasses everything that facilitates sharing of knowledge and experience between a diverse group of analytical scientists.  Topics will include (but are not limited to) Analytical Chemistry, Environmental, Forensic and Clinical Science. Please see the website for more information: www.analyticalsciencenetwork.co.uk

We are currently looking for speakers, all analytical science presentations will be considered but we would particularly welcome presentations related to our theme ‘The Theory of Everything’.

Opportunities for Early Career Analytical Scientists to present:

Bright Spark presenters

We are looking for ‘Bright Sparks’ to present a 20 minute talk (including questions); the subject may be related to their current research or job role. The ‘Bright Spark’ category is for early career industry professionals or researchers (including PhD students) who might not have presented to a large audience before. Outstanding presentations are awarded prizes of £150 donated by EAP sponsors.  

Standard registration fees apply but we do have several bursaries that can be applied for.  We will require an abstract for your presentation by 31st January 2017.

Poster presenters 

We also encourage delegates to present posters detailing their work or research. Poster presenters give a 2 minute pitch during the conference, summarising their work. We strictly adhere to the pitch time limit as the ability to talk clearly and concisely under pressure is a useful skill to master. Prizes of £50 are awarded to authors of exceptional posters and good summarisers; the prize money is donated by EAP sponsors. 

Standard registration fees apply but we do have several bursaries that can be applied for.  We will require an abstract for your poster by 31st March 2017.

To submit an oral (Bright Spark) or poster abstract please visit http://www.mmsconferencing.com/EAP2017.php


Call for Papers & Posters: AAMG Sensors 2017 – Smart Chemical and Biological Sensing Technologies Conference & Exhibition, 16 June 2017, London

This is the ninth annual AAMG Conference concerning monitoring and analysis using sensor technologies. The conference will examine the design and application of materials and development of smart sensors and technologies for monitoring medical, biological and other related processes.  Sessions will feature presentations by invited speakers supplemented by presentations selected from submission of abstracts, on a variety of topics in the following areas:

  • Key enabling technologies and monitoring systems for smart sensors.
  • Electrochemical and optical (colour changing) smart sensors.
  • Smart sensors and materials for chemical, biochemical and medical monitoring.
  • Informatics in smart sensing applications – communication and data analysis.

Deadline for abstracts for presentations or posters: 7 April 2017

For further details see the website


Call for Open Knowledge Exchange Fellowships: NERC

Opening date on Je-S: 26 February 2017

Closing date on Je-S: 16:00 on 27 April 2017

Interview dates: 13 & 14 June 2017 in Birmingham

NERC wishes to award a number of Knowledge Exchange (KE) fellowships. KE Fellows work between 20% and 80% of their time on a work plan of their own choosing to generate impact from NERC-funded research in their host institution. The KE Fellowships will cover 100% of the Fellow’s salary on a pro-rata basis including superannuation, NI and specific allowances, plus up to £40k for travel and other associated costs. They cover direct costs only and do not include overheads. There is no budget limit for salary costs and applications are particularly welcomed from individuals who are working at a senior level within a department or school. The KE Fellow must be employed by their host institution for the duration of their fellowship.

For further info see the website


US EPA Technology Challenge Competition: Nitrogen sensor for a septic system

Award: $20,000 USD

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) (the Seeker) in collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) seeks to identify and spur development of technologies to monitor nitrogen concentration in effluent from advanced Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS). Phase I of this Challenge program is an Ideation Challenge to gain a better understanding of low cost sensor technology that could be utilized to detect and measure nitrate and ammonium, or total nitrogen in the effluent of advanced OWTS. If this initial Ideation is successful, future phases of the Septic Challenge program will include prototype development and testing.

For further info see the website

The deadline for submissions is 17 March 2017



Innovation Gateway Call for innovative technology and solutions: to reduce water use and water waste in buildings

Partners: Kingfisher plc, Royal Bank of Scotland, Carillion plc, Heathrow Airport, Lancaster UniversityUniversity of Cambridge and UNITE Students.

Do you have an innovation that can reduce water use or waste (particularly potable water)? Or a solution that that can help to manage water more efficiently, or increase the use of recycled water? For more detailed information on the latest challenges and solution criteria please see the website and pdf

The deadline is Sunday 2 April 2017


NERC: Innovation Placements call 2017 pre-announcement

NERC’s Innovation Placements call (previously Innovation Internships) will open on 13th April and close on June 29th. NERC is inviting researchers to apply for placements of up to six months based in business, policy and civil organisations. The researcher will be expected to spend between 80% and 100% of their time in their partner organisation’s premises, demonstrating how their partner can best make use of scientific knowledge and outputs, leading to longer term, self-sustaining activities for the host.

Applications should be in the NERC Innovation priority areas of: infrastructure; risk management; sustainable food production; environmental data; natural resources; and policy and government.

During the placement, the researcher will remain employed by their institution with NERC paying for direct salary costs plus NI and superannuation, travel and subsistence costs. The partner organisation is expected to cover the overhead costs of hosting the researcher.

NERC will also be identifying partner organisations that wish to host a Placement to carry out specific directed activities.

For any further information, please contact:

Tessa Edgecombe, Senior Programme Manager: Research Centres & Commercialisation

Innovation Team

Natural Environment Research Council

Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon SN2 1EU

Direct line: 01793 442610



NERC Announcement of Funding Opportunity: Environmental Risks to Infrastructure

As part of the Environmental Risks to Infrastructure Innovation Programme (ERIIP), NERC invites Expressions of Interest (EoI) for innovation projects which apply existing research to industry challenges.

For this third ERIIP funding call NERC are encouraging proposals that address the challenges of ERIIP members  as well as fill gaps in the portfolio of themes, hazards and sectors within the scope of the programme- as described in the Announcement of Opportunity.

Brokerage Event: 15 March 2017

Deadline for Expressions of Interest: 16:00 on 3 May 2017

Deadline for Full proposals: 11 July 2017

For more information please see the call webpage


Pre-announcement Innovation Follow-on Fund: enabling innovation in the UK and developing countries

 Deadlines: This call opens on JeS 24th May 2017, closing at 16.00 hours on 12th July 2017

NERC is making £1.65M funding available to support projects which deliver tangible and demonstrable benefits to end-users, particularly businesses –  in the UK or internationally, in countries on the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) list1. Examples of activities funded either for commercial or non-commercial exploitation include technology licensing, launching technology-based products or services, selling know-how based consultancy services, and the commercialisation of NERC-funded datasets. Proposals are invited for projects pursuing any of these or other approaches.

The fund is open to researchers with current or past NERC funding.  £1.65M is available in total for this call, with about 40% dedicated to the directed element focussing on activity in the DAC territories. A maximum of £125,000 (£100,000 NERC contribution economic cost) may be requested.

1Proposals aiming to work in a DAC list country, will be funded as part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitment, which is monitored by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). ODA funded activities must focus on outcomes that promote the long-term sustainable growth, economic development and welfare of developing countries as its main objective (further advice will be available in the announcement of opportunity).