Danube River
The Danube River in Croatia

43rd IAD Conference: June 9-11, 2021

News: Current status as of May 7

  • Registration for the Virtual Conference is open now – no conference fees will be charged, see 'Important Topics' below!  >>> Please register - no matter whether you have a presentation or not!
  • Detailed programme is out, see 'Important Topics' below!
  • As a next step, please submit your extended abstract to aueninstitut(at)ku.de by 14 May 2021 at the latest (deadline is extended from May 09). You will find the link to the template on this webpage under Important Topics / Important Dates.

The Floodplain Institute Neuburg (Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt) and the International Association for Danube Research (IAD) are happy to invite you to the conference with the framework topic

Rivers and Floodplains in the Anthropocene – Upcoming Challenges
in the Danube River Basin

Dear participants of the 43rd IAD Conference,
Dear colleagues,

After two postponements of the 43rd IAD Conference due to the corona crisis, we are very pleased to inform you that we have set the new and final date on

9-11 June 2021

when the event will now definitely take place, as a virtual conference. Even though this means that we will unfortunately not have the opportunity to meet in person for an exchange of ideas, this method of holding the conference has the great advantage that we will not have to travel and use public transport in these difficult times of the pandemic.

More information will follow at the end of January 2021. The registration process for the conference will start again in a couple of weeks, and we will inform you here about all news, also about the admission details for the conference itself. All registrations received so far remain valid. Deadlines/important dates (see below) are being re-scheduled.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Please check our conference homepage iad2020.ku.de from the end of January 2021 for the latest planning status.

We thank you for your patience and understanding in these troubling times. Take care and stay healthy!

IAD Organization Team

Important Topics

Registration for the Virtual Conference

The conference will be virtual, therefore no conference fees will be charged! We are sure that this opportunity to participate in the conference without travel costs or conference fees will be welcomed by many interested parties!

Registration is open!

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Detailed Programme of the Conference

Important Dates

Notification of acceptance (for abstracts sent in 2021):        26/03/2021 (at the latest)
Deadline for extended abstracts (all accepted abstracts):  14/05/2021 (new deadline)
Please send in extended abstracts only after the notification of acceptance. A template for the extended abstracts is available here!


The submission of abstracts is not possible anymore. All participants who have already submitted an abstract in 2020 and have confirmed it in January are accepted for presentation. The notification of acceptance for new abstracts, will follow on March 26 at the latest.

Organizing Committee

  • Florian Betz, Aueninstitut Neuburg
  • Tim Borgs, Aueninstitut Neuburg
  • Bernd Cyffka, Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt/Aueninstitut Neuburg
  • Marion Gelhaus, Aueninstitut Neuburg
  • Thomas Hein, IAD Vice President, Vienna
  • Cristina Sandu, IAD President, Bucharest
  • Barbara Stammel, Aueninstitut Neuburg
  • Katrin Teubner, IAD General Secretary, Vienna
  • Michaela Walter-Rückel, Aueninstitut Neuburg

Scientifc Committee

  • Grigore Baboianu, Romania
  • Florian Betz, Germany
  • Bernd Cyffka, Germany
  • Edith Durisch-Kaiser, Switzerland
  • Marion Gelhaus, Germany
  • Gertrud Haidvogl, Austria
  • Thomas Hein, Austria
  • Vera Istvánovics, Hungary
  • Georg Janauer, Österreich
  • Roumen Kalchev, Bulgaria
  • Vladimír Kováč, Slovakia
  • Artem Lyashenko, Ukraine
  • Melita Mihaljević, Croatia
  • Petr Paril, Czech Republic
  • Snežana Radulović, Serbia
  • Barbara Stammel, Germany
  • Katrin Teubner, Austria
  • Ion Toderaş, Moldova

IAD Membership - Special Student Offer

You are a German student and interested in becoming an IAD member? Student membership is 2.50 € per year only! Please contact us if you are interested: aueninstitut(at)ku.de. The application form for becoming a member can be downloaded here.