It will be a four-day meeting. The conference keynotes and contributed papers will be structured around 6 theme sessions and one contributed paper session. Several keynote speakers will set the tone for some of these theme sessions. There will be no parallel sessions during these keynote presentations. Contributed oral papers will follow keynote talks. According to the number of oral papers, two parallel sessions had to be arranged.
Keynote oral presentations will be a total of 45 minutes, including questions. Contributed oral papers will be a total of 20 minutes, including questions.
Posters should be set-up on the first day of the conference and will remain on display throughout the meeting. All posters must be removed from the poster display area by the evening of 7 August 2008.
The poster session will be on 4 August, 2008 from 18:00 until 21:00.
The conference has been endorsed by Eur-Oceans (www.eur-oceans.eu, European network of excellence for Ocean ecosystem analysis), meaning that Eur-Oceans members can use Eur-Oceans travel funds to come to the conference.
Audio-visual equipment and PowerPoint presentations
All lecture rooms will be equipped with digital projectors connected to recent-model laptop computers (you will not require your own computer).
All presenters are asked to check in with the Audio Visual team and their session chairpersons before their session. A lecture room (hall A) is available for presenters who wish to preview their visuals. Talks will be 20 minutes in total including discussion. Limit your talk to 15 minutes to give sufficient time for discussion. Please give your talk to the AV Team the day before your presentation and label it with your last name. For those presenting on Monday, August 4th please deliver your talk to the AV team by 8:00 on Monday or send it before the meeting to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Power-Point presentations should be brought on a CD or USB memory stick. If you use a Windows PC, make sure to have it virus checked. Please keep your presentation simple and small in file size. This can be done by scaling images and avoiding video sequences. Please test your presentation on another computer than your own. The presentations will be run on Windows XP SP3 and Microsoft Office 2003. PDF and Open Office ODF will be supported, as both are open standards and available on almost any computer platform.