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Call for a symposium

We are now inviting proposals for symposium proposals to be a part of MoChWo-2024. All submissions must adhere to the following guidelines to be considered:

  • Each symposium can be organized by one or more recognized institutions.
  • A symposium may have up to two co-conveners, with one designated as the “Corresponding co-convener (CCC)” for all related correspondence. The CCC must keep all other co-organizers informed. Co-conveners should be active researchers in the proposed field with at least a Ph.D. degree.
  • All symposium abstract submissions and registrations will be managed through the MoChWo 2024 online system.
  • A symposium should include the names of the co-conveners, the symposium title, and a brief description (less than 300 words) of the symposium topics to be covered in the technical sessions.
  • Each symposium should have at least one 90-minute session for oral presentations. Additional sessions, demonstrations, tours, and lab visits may be arranged upon request, subject to availability.
  • Each symposium may include one invited speaker per session. Symposium co-conveners should consult the conference convener before inviting speakers.
  • Time allocations for oral presentations are as follows: Invited speaker = 30 min, General speaker = 12-15 min including questions and answers.
  • Poster sessions for a symposium may be scheduled during breaks, lunches, dinners, or a general poster session.
  • The cost for each symposium is generally $1000, which includes free registration for three participants.
  • After the symposium, the symposium CCC is responsible for submitting a short report including lessons learned, participant feedback, and recommendations for the future. The report format will be provided later.

Submission Process: Submissions should be made according to the guidelines provided. Please send your proposals to

Deadline: The deadline for submitting symposium proposals is August 1, 2024. Late submissions may not be considered. Please don’t wait until the last minute for your submission.

Contact Information: For any inquiries or clarifications regarding the submission process, please contact us at

Review Process: Submitted proposals will undergo a review process by the MoChWo 2024 organizing committee. Accepted proposals will be notified in due course.

Further Information: For updates and additional information regarding MoChWo-2024, please visit the conference website

If you have any further questions or need assistance with your submission, please do not hesitate to contact us.

5th MoChWo Conference announced

Kathmandu Institute of Applied Sciences is pleased to announce the 5th international conference on “Mountains in the Changing World (MoChWo20). The conference will be held on 08-09 October, 2020 in Kathmandu, Nepal. 

The conference is a flagship annual program of Kathmandu Institute of Applied Sciences (KIAS). The conference aims to provide a regular forum for scholarly interactions on various facets of mountain among international/national scholars, researchers, policy makers and students. KIAS believes that conference is an important avenue to boast international collaboration, share research findings and knowledge related to various aspects of mountains.