International Conngress of Neogene and Quaternary Mammals

Joanna Godawa negodawa at cyf-kr.edu.pl
Wed Oct 6 09:47:51 EST 1993


2nd Circular

       NEOGENE AND QUATERNARY MAMMALS OF THE PALAEARCTIC

    Conference in honour of Professor Kazimierz Kowalski

                                        May, 17-21, 1994

                                          Krak"w, Poland

INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE     SECRETARIAT

J. Agusti                              Adam Nadachowski    
J. Chaline                             Institute of Systematics 
C. Denys                               and Evolution of Animals
F. Fahlbusch                           Pol. Academy of Sciences
O. Fejfar                              Sawkowska l7
A. Forsten                             31-016 Krak"w, Poland 
W. v. Koenigswald 
T. van Kolfschoten                     Phone: (*48)(12)221901 
A. Markova
A. Nadachowski                   Tlx: (*48)(12)0322414 pan pl
L. Rekovets
G. Storch                              Fax: (*48)(12)222791
D. Torre                        E-mail: negodawa at cyf-kr.edu.pl
A. Turner
L. Werdelin



                          DEADLINES:

  Registration & Special Registration Fee: December 31, 1993

             Abstract Submission: January 31, 1994

             Manuscript Submission: June 30, 1994



  All money should be made payable to account (please, do not
                        use cheques !):

Polska Akademia Nauk, Instytut Systematyki i Ewolucji Zwierzt,
                 Sawkowska l7, 31-016 Krak"w
    Bank Przemysowo-Handlowy IV Oddzia Krak"w 323415-1469
                          "CONFERENCE"




                        PRESENTATION

The Conference on "Neogene and Quaternary Mammals of the
Palaearctic" is a scientific meeting which is intended to deal
with systematics, evolution, biogeography, palaeoecology,
taphonomy and biostratigraphy of the European and Asiatic
Neogene and Quaternary mammals. 
     The aim of the meeting is also to bring together all those
who have developed scientific contacts with Professor Kazimierz
Kowalski. 
     More than 130 participants from 25 countries have
expressed interest in attending the Conference. 
     The Conference comprises thematic sessions. The main
lectures will be given by invited researchers. The thematic
sessions will include oral and poster presentations, selected
by the Scientific Committee. Round table discussions on a
number topics will also be arranged. 
 
                        DATE & LOCATION

The Conference begins in the afternoon of May 17, 1994 at the
Polonia Institute of the Jagiellonian University, 7 kilometers
from the center of Krak"w.    

                 OUTLINE OF SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

In view of the unexpectedly large number of the applications,
it is anticipated that the Scientific Committee will have to
reduce the number of oral presentations proposed by the
participants. This is because any possible overlapping of the
sessions must be avoided. Accordingly, please consider the
possibility of presenting your communication in form of a
poster. The Poster Sessions will be arranged so that the author
will be able to present his work in front of the poster during
5 minutes; another 5 minutes will be provided for discussion. 


The details of the program are still under consideration.
However, following thematic sessions can be indicated:
Systematics & Evolution, Biostratigraphy & Biodiversity,
Taphonomy & Palaeoecology, Fossil Mammals: Methodological
Approach. The Local Organizing Committee urgently needs your
suggestions concerning Round Table Discussions. Up to now we
received following proposals: "Allophaiomys problem and early
stages of Microtus evolution" and "Evolutionary dynamics and
classification of phyletic series".

The outline of the program is as follows:

Tuesday, May 17

8.OO - 17.00 Arrival and Registration
17.00 - 18.30 Opening Ceremony
18.30 - 19.30 Free time
19.30 Welcome Party

Wednesday, May 18

9.00 - 13.00  Lectures
13.00 - 14.30 Lunch & free time
14.30 - 18.00 Poster session
18.00 - 19.00 Supper
19.00 - Round Table Discussion

Thursday, May 19

9.00 - 13.00  Lectures
13.00 - 14.30 Lunch & free time
14.30 - 18.00 Poster session
18.00 - 19.00 Supper
19.00 - Round Table Discussion

Friday, May 20

8.00 - 13.00 Excursion to the Wieliczka Salt Mine 
13.00 - 14.30 Lunch & free time
14.30 - 18.00 Poster session
18.00 - 19.00 Supper
19.00 - Round Table Discussion

Saturday, May 21

9.00 - 13.00  Lectures
13.00 - 14.30 Lunch & free time
14.30 - 19.00 Poster session
18.00 - 19.00 Free time
19.00 - Closing Ceremony and Farewell Party

Sunday, May 22

8.00 - 21.00 - Scientific Post-Conference Excursion
 


                           LANGUAGE

The official language of the Conference will be English
(lectures, discussions, abstracts, manuscripts).

                            CLIMATE

The half of May is spring in Krak"w. The weather often changes.
Days are sunny and warm (up to 20-22 ~C) or rainy and cold.
Warm clothing, raincoat and shorts are recommended. 

                           ABSTRACTS

Both lecture and poster abstracts will be printed and supplied
to the participants who submit their abstracts and pay the fee.
Please note the following rules: Abstract must be written on
one side of A4 paper with a 3 cm margin on both sides (65
characters per line, single spaced, up to 55 lines), and a good
quality type face should be used as the abstracts will be
reduced in size. (2) Author's name(s), address and title should
precede the text, see example below:

     Miklos KRETZOI 
     
     Hungarian Geological Institute, Npstadion ut. 14, 1443
     Budapest, Hungary

     QUATERNARY GEOLOGY AND THE VERTEBRATE FAUNA

     Here the 1st line of the text may begin .....

                          PROCEEDINGS

The Conference Proceedings will be published in a festschrift
volume of ACTA ZOOLOGICA CRACOVIENSIA dedicated to Kazimierz
Kowalski. The space provided is limited to 15 and 12 printed
pages for lecture and poster, respectively. Round Table
Discussions can also be published. 


                      REGISTRATION FEES 

1. Professional fee, by December 31, 1993 - 100 US dollars
2. Professional fee, after December 31, 1993 - 120 US dollars
3. Student fee (student verification needed) - 80 US dollars  
4. Accompanying person fee - 80 US dollars
              
The Fee covers: (1) the volume of abstracts, (2) welcome and
farewell party, (3) meals (lunch and supper) during the
Conference, (4) coffee and tea breaks, (5) shuttle transport
from the "Pod Kopcem" Hotel to the Polonia Institute, (6)
excursion to the Salt Mine in Wieliczka, (7) the volume of the
Conference Proceedings. 
The Fee for accompanying person covers all the costs listed
above, except for the volume of abstracts and the proceedings
of the Conference.

                         ACCOMODATION 


A. "Pod Kopcem" Hotel (September 1993 exchange rates):

   1. single room with bathroom (bed & breakfast) per night.. 
                                        ca. 40 US dollars 
   2. double room with bathroom (b & b, 2 persons)...
                                        ca. 45 US dollars
   3. single room without bathroom (b & b) ....
                                        ca. 35 US dollars
   4. double room  without bathroom (b & b, 2 persons) ...
                                        ca. 35 US dollars   
The "Pod Kopcem" Hotel accepts credit cards (e. g. Visa,      
American Express, Master Card etc).
The "Pod Kopcem" Hotel is located about 3 km from the Polonia
Institute. The shuttle transport will be organized. 

B. "Polonia Institute"

   1. double room with bathroom (bed & breakfast) per night..
                                        ca. 24 US dollars
The numebr of these rooms is limited (10-15). The Polonia
Institute does not accept credit cards. 

For those willing to stay in Krak"w longer or to arrive
earlier, the Local Organizing Committee will be able to make
room reservations in the "Pod Kopcem" Hotel or in other hotels
in Krak"w. 

                   POST-CONFERENCE EXCURSION

The Local Committee will organize a scientific excursion to
some Pliocene and Pleistocene vertebrate karst localities on
May 22. The expected cost of the trip will be 15 US dollars
(coach travel, lunch). The excursion will be arranged only if
the sufficient number of participans is registered. 


Subsequent mailings will be sent only to those who respond to
this mailing.


       NEOGENE AND QUATERNARY MAMMALS OF THE PALAEARCTIC

        Conference in honour of Professor Kazimierz Kowalski 

                                            May, 17-21, 1994

                                              Krak"w, Poland

                       REGISTRATION FORM

SURNAME .............................. FIRST NAME...........
INSTITUTION.................................................
............................................................
ADDRESS (street) ...........................................
CITY/POST CODE....................COUNTRY...................
TELEPHONE..............FAX..........E-MAIL..................
COMMUNICATION TITLE.........................................
............................................................
........................................... ~ ORAL  ~ POSTER 
SESSION.....................................................

ARRIVAL ......DEPARTURE......ACCOMPANYING PERSON............ 
~ CAR  ~ TRAIN  ~ AIRPLANE

REGISTRATION FEES:
~ I am sending registration fees in this mailing
~ I will be mailing regstration fees at a later date
~ I will be paying registration fees at the meeting

LODGING:
~ I would like to reserve room in the "Pod Kopcem" Hotel
~ single  ~ double to share with ............................
NIGHTS: ~ May 16/17  ~ 17/18  ~ 18/19  ~ 19/20  ~ 20/21 ~ 21/22
~ 22/23
~ I would like to reserve duble room in the Polonia Institute
to share with.................................................
NIGHTS: ~ May 16/17  ~ 17/18  ~ 18/19  ~ 19/20  ~ 20/21 ~ 21/22
~ 22/23
SCIENTIFIC EXCURSION:
~ I am interested in attending the scientific excursion

PLEASE RETURN THIS FORM BY DECEMBER 31, 1993 TO:

Adam Nadachowski
Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals, Polish
Academy of Sciences, Sawkowska 17, 31-016 Krak"w Poland

FAX: (*48)(12)222791           E-MAIL: negodawa at cyf-kr.edu.pl



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