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

    June. 20, 2021

    Notification of provisional acceptance:

    June. 30, 2021

    Deadline submission of extended abstract:

    Aug. 15, 2021

    Notification of final acceptance:

    Aug. 31, 2021

    Deadline of early registration:

    Sept. 15, 2021


    Oct. 23-25, 2021