Scientific Programme

All aspects of diatom research are welcome at IDS2008 and will be delivered as contributed lectures and poster presentations. The official symposium language is English. We strongly recommend participants to be respectful of the allotted time for their communication. Participants as first authors are welcome to present one oral and one poster. However, it is permissible to be listed as a co-author in other presentations. Authors who intend to give a contributed lecture and/or a poster should send us the abstract information in the proper format.

Contributed Lectures

Speakers will have 15 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for discussion. All oral presentations should be delivered in the conference office of the Grand Hotel Park, a day before the lecture at latest.
The conference hall will be fully equipped with audio-visual devices:

  • Multimedia overhead projector; the computer platform running PowerPoint software is IBM PC compatible only. Speakers wishing to use computer-assisted technology (PowerPoint) are encouraged to save their presentation on CD and send it to us at least two week before the opening of the Symposium.
  • 35 mm slide projector should be avoided.
  • Microphones.

Poster Presentations

Posters will be displayed on smooth boards and double-side tape will be provided on site. Authors should comply with the following guidelines when preparing posters:

  • maximum size not to exceed 90 cm in width by 110 cm in height.
  • include title, author(s) and affiliation(s)
  • title in capitals
  • text should be legible from a distance of 1 m.