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Dam Engineering Journal Special Issues

The Editors of the DAM ENGINEERING Journal will publish two Special Issues dedicated to the Fourth International DAM WORLD Conference.

The First Special Issue of the DAM ENGINEERING Journal was published in September/2020 with the 5 Best Papers published in Volume I of The Fourth International DAM WORLD Conference Proceedings.

Two extra Papers of the DW Webinar will be published in the December/2020 issue of the DAM ENGINEERING Journal.

The Organisers of the DAM WORLD Conference Series acknowledge the partnership of the editors of the DAM ENGINEERING JOURNAL.

Submission of Abstracts - 15th February, 2020 (closed)
Notification of Abstract Acceptance - 20th February, 2020 (closed)
Submission of Full Paper - 10th May, 2020 (closed)
Notification of Full Paper Acceptance - 31st May, 2020 (closed)
Authors Registration - deadline 15th August, 2020 - (closed)
Webinar Registration (non-Authors) - deadline 23rd September, 2020 - (closed)
Final Version of Full Paper - 24th July, 2020 (closed)
Webinar PPT Upload - deadline 3rd September, 2020
Webinar - 22-24th September, 2020
DW2020 Closing Ceremony - 30 September/2021


Authors are invited to submit an Abstract within the Themes & Topics of Fourth International DAM WORLD Conference until 15th February, 2020 (closed).

The Fourth International DAM WORLD Conference will be using the ConfTool Conference Management System for Submissions of Abstracts, Full Papers and for Registrations. Please, create an Account in the Conference ConfTool plataform.

Abstracts should have a maximum of 350 words and must be written in English (text only). All Abstracts submissions should be entered directly in the ConfTool form (Abstract field), there is no need to upload any files.

The Publication Fee entitles Authors to publish papers in the Conference Proceedings and to receive an electronic copy of the Proceedings ONLY.

At least one Author must register for the conference. Deadline for Authors registration to be announced.

Each Author Registration is entitled to 3 Papers. There is also an option of paying Publication Fees, which will entitle Authors with more than 3 Papers, or Authors who do not intend to participate in the Conference, to publish extra Papers. Please, contact the Fourth International DAM WORLD Conference Organising Committee if you would like to submit more than 3 Papers.

Abstracts should be updated in the ConfTool form when submitting the Final Version of the Full Paper.

Full Paper

All Authors of approved Abstracts are invited to submit Full Papers until 10th May, 2020 (closed).

Full Paper Guidelines and the Full Paper Template are available to download.

Full Papers should be submitted in a PDF file (maximum of 5MB). Files are to be uploaded in the DAM WORLD ConfTool System, please, DO NOT send files by e-mail.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: ConfTool will be using double-blind reviews. Thus, in the first submission of Full Papers DO NOT enter the Authors names neither photos in your paper, despite the fact that those fields are available in the template. For the Final Version of the Full Paper, Authors are kindly requested to add Authors Names and Authors Photos in the file.

After approval of the Full Paper, Authors are required to upload a pdf and word versions of the Paper. Do not forget to include Authors Names and Authors Photos in the Final Version!

Conference Proceedings will be published electronically.

Only Papers with at least one Author registered by the deadline for Authors Registration (deadline to be announced) will be included in the Proceedings. Each Registration is entitled to 3 Papers.

If you have any problems with Conference ConfTool, please, contact the Fourth International DAM WORLD Conference Organising Committee (

Paper Presentation

Authors of approved Papers and registered by the Authors Registration Deadline, are kindly requested to upload their presentations (PPT files) in Conference ConfTool system by the deadline of 3rd September, 2020.

The Presentation Template is available to download. Only presentations using the template will be accepted.


The DAM WORLD Webinar will run using Zoom.

The event will run live online, however, to avoid some problems that can come up during live presentations as well as to meet the schedule, presentations will be video recorded by Authors and then transmitted during the online event. At the end of each video-recorded presentation, there will be a period for discussion.

Authors will find all information required to prepare your video for the DAM WORLD Webinar here.

The Portuguese Journal of Structural Engineering (RPEE) will publish a Special Issue with a selection of Best Papers submitted to the Fourth International DAM WORLD Conference in Theme 1 - Concrete and Masonry Dams


Please, contact or +351-218443411 / 218443986.