I. Magmatism and tectonism   

I.1 Planetary Volcanology

I.2 Relating magmatic-tectonic processes and volcano flank stability

I.3 How good are volcanoes at sampling magmatic systems in space and time?

I.4 Arc evolution: space, time, morphology, and longevity of volcanic arcs


II. Using geophysics and geochemistry to probe magmatism and eruption processes

II.1 Viscous Lava Flows and Domes: Multi-disciplinary Studies of Emplacement Mechanisms

II.2 Basaltic eruption styles and transitions in intensity: from driving processes to impacts

II.3  Active Lava Lakes: A Window into the Deep?

II.4 Experimental volcanology: from magma generation to the transport and emplacement of pyroclastic materials

II.5 Using geochronology and quantitative petrology to understand the P-T-t-X evolution of magmatic systems leading up to volcanic eruptions

II.6 Volcanism and magmatism under water or ice            
(Sponsored by the Commission on Submarine Volcanism)

II.7 Architecture of magmatic plumbing systems

II.8 Investigating conduit processes and eruption dynamics by integrating experiments, numerical modelling, observations, and sample analysis

II.9 Continental large igneous provinces: understanding processes of magma formation, storage, evolution, and eruption            
(Sponsored by the Commission on LIPs)

II.10 A tribute to the life and work of Jon Davidson (1959-2016)


III. From precursors to eruption

III.1 Forecasting volcanic eruptions

III.2 Geophysical multi-parameters techniques for monitoring active volcanoes
(Sponsored by the Commission on Volcano Seismology

III.3 Multidisciplinary constraints on volcanic eruption triggers            
(Sponsored by the Commission on Monogenetic Volcanism)

III.4 Wet volcanoes: aquifers and lakes and their related hazards

III.5 Processes leading to monogenetic volcanism            
(Sponsored by the Commission on Monogenetic Volcanism)

III.6 Linking monitoring data with volcanic processes

III.7 Combining geological data and numerical simulations for understanding the eruption dynamics and depositional processes

III.8 Progress in understanding submarine volcanism            
(Sponsored by the Commission on Submarine Volcanism)

III.9 Understanding pyroclastic density currents through analysis of their deposits


IV. Volatile influences on eruption style, degassing, atmospheric chemistry and climate

IV.1 Remote sensing of volcanic gases from space-based, airborne and ground-based platforms

IV.2 Sulfides in volcanic systems: implications for sulfur and trace metal budgets of eruptions

IV.3 The role of volatiles and degassing in magmatic and eruptive processes

IV.4 Volcanic plumes and clouds: from injection to dispersion

IV.5 The role of volatiles in volcanic systems of the Earth's lithosphere


V. Evaluating volcanic hazards

V.1 Lava flow dynamics and hazard assessment

V.2 Volcano geomorphology and sedimentology:  topography, processes, and deposits

V.3 Modelling volcanic hazards            
(Sponsored by the Commission on Statistics in Volcanology)
(Sponsored by the Commission on Volcanic Hazards and Risk)

V.4 Just add water: hazards variation in lava flows, steam-driven and hydromagmatic explosive eruptions

V.5 Evaluating hazards by mapping and interpreting volcanic deposits            
(Sponsored by the Commission on Volcanic Hazards and Risk)

V.6 Volcanic ash and gas: Generation, transport and impacts on infrastructure, aviation, and climate

V.7 Volcano geology and geological mapping as tools for unravelling volcanic history and long term hazards assessment
(Sponsored by the Commission on Volcano Geology)


VI. Volcanoes, energy and resources

VI.1 Volcano-hydrothermal system dynamics: Hazards, resources, and extremophiles

VI.2 New approaches to understanding magma and volatile evolution, sub-volcanic intrusions and porphyry ore mineralization

VI.3 Application of geological mapping and field surveys to different exploitation contexts (geothermal and ore deposits)            
(Sponsored by the Commission on Volcano Geology)


VII. Volcanoes and human societies

VII.1 Managing Volcanic Risk in Developing Countries: Benefits from Community Based Risk Strategies
(Sponsored by the Commission on Cities and Volcanoes)

VII.2 Volcanic geoheritage            
(Sponsored by the Commission on Volcano Geoheritage and Protected Volcanic Landscapes)

VII.3 Start spreading the news: Diverse and effective methods for communicating about volcanoes

VII.4 Integrated volcanic risk assessment            
(Sponsored by the Commission on Cities and Volcanoes)
(Sponsored by the Commission on Volcanic Hazards and Risk)

VII.5 Health roles in volcanic crises: looking back, looking forward

VII.6 Successful information coordination among scientists, civil protection groups, and local officials during a crisis
(Sponsored by the Commission on Cities and Volcanoes)


VIII. Future thinking - what's on the horizon that could be a game-changer?

VIII.1 New approaches using statistical methods in volcanology            
(Sponsored by the Commission on Statistics in Volcanology)

VIII.2 Drones and robots in volcanology

VIII.3 Volcano databases: new developments and applications            
(Sponsored by the Commission on Volcano Geology

VIII.4 Visualization Tools And Image Processing In Volcanology