Polychaete conference: First call

Elin Sigvaldadottir elins at ni.is
Tue Jun 29 05:46:48 EST 1999


                    

                    First announcement and call for papers

            THE SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL POLYCHAETE CONFERENCE, REYKJAVIK,
                                      ICELAND

                                  2-6 July 2001

                          Homepage: http://www.ni.is/7IPCI


THE THEME OF THE CONFERENCE

Major topics of the conference will be polychaete diversity, phylogeny,
taxonomy and systematics, genetics and molecular biology, evolutionary
ecology, population and community ecology, and applied research. Special
plenary sessions will be organized with invited speakers that will discuss
current topics in polychaete research. Ideas and suggestions for plenary
sessions and symposia are welcome.

Keeping with tradition there will be oral presentations and poster sessions.
Contributed papers will be published in the Bulletin of Marine Science. All 
papers must be in English and will be subject to peer review.

Details of the scientific program, registration and abstract forms will be 
provided in the second announcement.

ORGANIZATION

Organizing committee 

Elín Sigvaldadóttir, Icelandic Institute of Natural History.
Guðmundur Víðir Helgason, Institute of Biology, University of Iceland.
Jörundur Svavarsson, Institute of Biology, University of Iceland.
Guðmundur Guðmundsson, Icelandic Institute of Natural History.
Sigmar A. Steingrímsson, Marine Research Institute.

Advisory Board 

Jón Gunnar Ottósson, Director of the Icelandic Institute of Natural History.
Gísli Már Gíslason, Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of
Iceland.                                                 
Jóhann Sigurjónsson, Director of  the Marine Research Institute.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Date and Venue 

The conference will be held at Háskólabíó, July 2-6, 2001
(http://www.haskolabio.is/conference/). The lecture hall is within walking
distance of the city centre.
                                                        
The lecture hall is equipped with conference facilities and all
audio-vision equipment needed for oral sessions and poster displays. Other
facilities (e.g. e-mail, WWW access, fax, and photocopies) will also be
available. 

Language 

English is the official language for the conference, both for oral
presentations and poster displays. No translation facilities will be
available.

Travel arrangements

The official travel bureau of the conference, Iceland Travel, will arrange
hotel accommodations and pre-, mid-, and post-conference tours.

Contact: Helga Lára Guðmundsdóttir, Iceland Travel, PO Box 8650,
IS-108 Reykjavík, Iceland.                    
E-mail: helga at icelandtravel.is                                      
Homepage: http://www.icelandtravel.is 

Current prices of three and four stars hotels vary from US$ 70 to US$ 200
per person per day, breakfast included. Double rooms are available at lower
prices (US$ 50 to US$ 150 per day). A list of hotels, including less
expensive mid-range alternatives, will be provided in the second
announcement.

Conference tours  
                       
There will be a traditional mid-conference tour, free of charge for
participants.
Pre- and post-conference tours will be organized depending on demand.
Possible places to visit are Myvatn, Hornstrandir and Skaftafell. Further
information about these trips will be provided in the second announcement.

Pre-conference workshop

A pre-conference workshop will be held at the Sandgerdi Marine Centre
(http://www.hi.is/pub/smc/). The contact person is Gudmundur Vídir
Helgason. E-mail: gudmvid at mail.rhi.hi.is

Post-conference course

We are planning to hold a post-conference workshop/course on polychaete
phylogeny arranged by Fredrik Pleijel and Greg Rouse.  The contact person
is Elín Sigvaldadóttir. E-mail: elins at ni.is

DEADLINES

1 November 1999
End of first call for interest to attend.  
                       
March 2000                                                                  
Second announcement, including forms for submission of oral or poster
presentations and updated information (to be sent only to those who have
returned the reply form included in this announcement).

1 August                                                    
Booking for hotels and conference excursions.

1 February 2001                                            
Submission of abstracts.

1 April 2001                                                            
Notification of acceptance of contributed papers and posters.

1 May 2001  
Final circular and program.   
                                     
31 July 2001                                                 
Submission of manuscripts for review and publication.
____________________________________________________________________________

REGISTRATION FORM

(You can also registrate on the homepage: http://www.ni.is/7IPCI)

Surname/Family name:

First name:

Work address:

Work phone (international version): +

Fax (international):+

E-mail:


Title of paper:

Title of poster:

Excursions - Mid-conference tour:   Post-conference tour:

Accompanying person(s), not participating in the conference? 

How many?

Papers abstracts must be submitted by February 1, 2001

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Return this form not later than October 1, to:
Elín Sigvaldadóttir, 
Icelandic Institute of Natural History,   
Box  5320,  IS-125 Reykjavik, Iceland
E-mail: elins at nattfs.is                                                
Phone: +46-562982                                                         
FAX: +46-5620815


Elin Sigvaldadottir
Icelandic Institute of Natural History
Box 5320
125 Reykjavik
Iceland
Phone: +354-5629822,  +354-5626611-209 
FAX: +354-5620815

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