Pre-Congress Registration is closed!

On-site Registration starts on Sunday July 20 at 5:00 p.m. at the "Palau de Congressos de Catalunya" (Congress venue)

Congress Information

Registration and Check in:

All attendees are required to check in at the registration desks, located at the Lobby of the Palau de Congressos (Ground Floor).
A few days previous to the Congress dates you will receive by e-mail your Congress voucher to be printed and presented at the registration desk. Recall to print out this document to avoid queuing in peak time registration.

Secretariat Timetable:

Sunday July 20, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Monday July 21, 7.30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday July 22 to Thursday July 24, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Friday July 25, 8:30 to 12:00 a.m.
Delegates arriving on Sunday July 20th are kindly requested to check-in at the Secretariat desk from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Identification Badge:

Participants are reminded to wear name badges at all times while in the congress area or at congress-sponsored events. Access will be prohibited to the exhibit, break and technical session areas if a name badge is not visible.
Accompanying persons are not allowed to attend technical sessions.

Oral Presentations – Time and Equipment:

Technical Sessions will last 2 hours. The regular format will consist of:
Sessions with a Keynote Lecture (KL): KL presentation (30 minutes ) + 5 presentations of 18 minutes each. Time includes Q&A. Sessions without a Keynote Lecture: 6 regular presentations (20 minutes each). Time includes Q&A.
The congress will not provide computers for presentations.
All presentations will need to be made with the presenter's laptop computer using an LCD projector. You are kindly requested to test your laptop with the projector in your session room during the coffee-break before your presentation.
No overhead projectors will be provided, therefore no presentations using transparencies will be possible.

Recommendations for your presentation
Please take into account that the only connector available on the projector will be VGA. We suggest you to take with you any adaptor needed to connect your laptop to the VGA cable.
Please remember to bring also a EU AC Power Adapter Plug if you come from outside EU.
In order to prepare your slides for oral presentation please take also into account that the projectors available at the venue of the conference will have a resolution of 1024x768 pixels (4:3 aspect ratio).
If you are using PowerPoint, we recommend you to adjust the slide size in Design->Page Setup menu and choose 4:3 ratio to ensure the compatibility.
We strongly encourage you to have a backup of your presentation on a USB storage device in the event your laptop has a technical problem or is incompatible with the LCD projector.

Make sure that you have the necessary cords/converters/adapters so that your laptop will work with Spanish power outlets (CEE 7/4, also called "Schuko" socket, see image) and the LCD projector.
It is the authors’ responsibility to check in advance that their presentation works fine with the available version of the installed software. Detailed software information will be available soon.

Poster Presentations and Lay Out:

Posters will be displayed in two Poster Sessions at the Coffee Break areas (from Monday July 21st 4:00 p.m. until Thursday July 24 11:00 a.m.).
This will give posters a high visibility among the participants in the congress, and will provide time for poster viewing and interaction between poster presenters and conference attendees.

The poster size should not be larger than 120 cm height and 94 cm width.

Posters have to be placed on the boards on Monday July 21 (10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) and have to be taken down on Thursday July 24 (11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) Your paper place will be identified by a label posted on the corresponding board.

Congress Proceedings:

The Congress Proceedings will be edited in electronic format, including full papers only. The Proceedings will be indexed by Scopus and submitted for evaluation to ISI Web of Knowledge.

Internet Access:

Wireless Internet access will be available in the premises of the congress venue.
Out of respect to all of the congress participants, limited access to the Internet would be much appreciated.

Lunch Options:

Due to the large number of delegates and the limited time available for lunch (1 hour) the congress organization has made arrangements to offer to registered participants the option of a “Light&Quick” Picnic Pack from Monday to Thursday. On Friday noon a Fairwell Cocktail will be offered.
The Picnic Pack will include: 1 English bread sandwich, 1 salad, 1 piece of fruit (different varieties each of the days) and 1 water plastic bottle (33cl). Cost of Picnic Pack unit is 16.00 Euros.
Deadline to place the orders is June 6th. This option will not be available for on-site purchase.
For further information on lunch options check the Practical Information.