The conference will consist of plenary sessions for invited talks and for oral contributed papers, and poster sessions for contributed papers. Parallel sessions for short oral contributed papers can be organised if the need arises; interested participants should indicate this on the registration form on this site.

The preferred option for contributed papers is poster, but time has been set aside for parallel sessions for short oral papers; posters will be put up at the beginning of the conference, and will stay up for the entire week. The poster locale is the same as the locale where coffee and tea breaks are organised, and so can be consulted at any time.

Posters should be prepared in modules of 1m x 1,10m. since this is the size of the supporting frame. Currently, there is no restriction on the number of modules, but you are advised not to have too many, since people's patience is limited! If you plan to have more than 3 modules for a given presentation, please let us know, so that we can ensure a sufficient number of supports.

Also, please remember to bring your own scotch tape, to avoid a rush on our limited resources!

There will be a coffee break in the middle of the morning and afternoon, coupled with the poster sessions; lunch and dinner will be served at the Chateau to all participants in order to enhance opportunities for contact and exchange of ideas. Moreover, the organisers hope that participants stay for the entire meeting, in order to benefit fully from the multidisciplinary nature of the conference.

The scientific programme is currently being developed: a preliminary skeleton programme follows, and details will be filled in as theyy become available.

Abstracts for the papers to be read at this conference (invited and contributed, oral and poster) are posted up (in alphabetical order of presenter or author) on this site as they are received (deadline May 15th, 2009); they may be consulted by clicking on the abstracts link below:


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