Thanks for your interest in the 5th ISSF. Due to the global Coronavirus situation, please be advised that the 5th ISSF has to be postponed to 23-25, December, 2021. More information will be announced as soon as possible.

Brief Introduction

The 5th International Symposium on Shallow Flows (5th ISSF) is a follow-up of earlier  shallow-flow meetings in Delft (NL, 2003), Hong Kong (CHN, 2008), Iowa City (USA, 2012) and Eindhoven (NL, 2017). ISSF is the major meeting event in the area of environmental fluid mechanics and hydraulics, attracting primarily participants from academia and from environmental research institutes. The 5th ISSF is organized under auspices of the Fluid Mechanics Committee of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research IAHR.

Main Topics

The symposium will cover many aspects of shallow flows, including:

Ø  Gravity currents and salt intrusion

Ø  Surface waves

Ø  Open channel flows

Ø  Shallow flows in semi-enclosed basins

Ø  Vegetation and roughness

Ø  Stratification and rotation

Ø  Sediment transport and morphodynamics

Ø  Water quality and ecological aspects

Ø  Shallow flow models for flooding

Ø  Measurement techniques and applications

Ø Memorial colloquium of Prof. Gerhard H. Jirka

Key Dates

  • Deadline submission of short abstract

    Mar. 15, 2020

    Notification of provisional acceptance:

    Apr. 15, 2020

    Deadline submission extended abstracts:

    Jun. 15, 2020

    Notification of final acceptance:

    Aug. 15, 2020

    Deadline of early registration:

    Sept. 15, 2020


    Dec. 16-18, 2020