Scientific Program
Opening Ceremony
  The Opening Ceremony will take place in the morning of May 19 (Monday).
Plenary Sessions (speakers)
  Each day will include a 1.5-hour Plenary Session in the morning, with two speakers.
Theme Sessions (speakers)

Each day two parallel Theme Sessions will be convened immediately after the Plenary Session. These Theme Sessions will continue until 18:00 on May 19 (Monday), May 20 (Tuesday) and May 22 (Thursday), and until 13:30 on May 21 (Wednesday) and May 23 (Friday).

Theme Sessions will include invited and contributed papers. Contributed papers will be selected for oral or poster presentation.

  In addition to the Plenary and Theme Sessions, several workshops will be convened in conjunction with the symposium.
  Posters will be on display during the entire Symposium. All coffee breaks and refreshments will be served in the poster area to maximize opportunities to see these contributions and to interact with the presenters.

Two evening poster sessions/receptions with wine and tapas will be held from 17:00-20:30 on May 20 (Tuesday) and May 22 (Thursday). Poster presenters are expected to be available to answer questions during these sessions.

Maximum poster dimensions are 90 cm WIDE and 180 cm HIGH (your poster should be PORTRAIT- ORIENTED).

Closing Ceremony
  The Closing Ceremony will take place in the afternoon of May 23 (Friday) and will include a distinguished panel to provide discussion and conclusions.
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  • Detailed Schedule
  • Invitation Letters
  • April 3, 2008
    On-line reg. fee receipts can be downloaded from "on-line payment form" page
      August 15 , 2008
  • Publication
    Manuscript submission deadline
    Past Deadlines
      April 17 , 2008
  • Please, check the Book of Abstracts and email us your final comments (if there are any).

      March 13 , 2008
  • Confirmation from presenters regarding edited abstracts
      March 10 , 2008
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    from presenters (except those who applied for Fin. sup.)
      March 7 , 2008
  • Notification e-mails about Financial Support Grant (postponed from February 29)
      February 29
  • Notification e-mails about Abstract Acceptance.
      February 19
  • Early registration
      January 27
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