Polychaete conference: First call

Elin Sigvaldadottir elins at NI.IS
Tue Jun 29 13:56:53 CDT 1999

                    First announcement and call for papers

                                  2-6 July 2001
                          Homepage: http://www.ni.is/7IPCI


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 velcome.
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.


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
Jóhann Sigurjónsson, Director of  the Marine Research Institute.


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


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

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

Conference tours

There will be a traditional mid-conference tour, free of charge for
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


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.


(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):+


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

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
Phone: +354-5629822,  +354-5626611-209
FAX: +354-5620815

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