Information Desk

The PLENARY talks will last 50 minutes (discussion included). The INVITED talks - 30 minutes and, the ORAL talks - 20 minutes.
Posters should be not larger than A1 format (60x90 cm), portrait orientation.
All the lecture halls will be equipped with PC with presentation projector for Power Point presentations (MS Windows 98, 2000, XP and MS PowerPoints 2000 or higher, no Makintosh will be available).
If you use movies in your presentation it may be useful to bring the used codecs with you to install in case of a problem.
Participants are strongly advised to have their presentations on CD, or USB FlashDrive as it will be difficult to use personal notebooks because of a very dense program and lack of time.
We are sorry if this causes you inconvenience.
Voltage standard in Russia is 220 V/50Hz.

Useful Information

Nizhny Novgorod is the 4th largest city in Russia with a population of 1.5 million, and
is the administrative center of the Nizhny Novgorod region and of the Volga Federal District,
which covers 14 regions and republics of the Russian Federation. Nizhny Novgorod
covers an area of 260 square miles along the riverbanks of the Volga and Oka Rivers.

Nizhny Novgorod is situated about 250 miles east of Moscow and is easily accessible
by an overnight train or by air (see Travel Information).

The climate of Nizhny Novgorod is similar to the climate of Moscow.
The weather in Nizhny Novgorod in July is typically warm (sometimes hot), with daily temperatures ranging from 20 to 30 C. Rain is quite possible.   

The Russian payment and monetary unit is ROUBLE.
Foreing currency is not accepted. One can exchange foreign currency in the cities.

The American dollars and the Euros are the most widely accepted currency all over Russia.
Traveller's cheques can be cashed at the commission of 2 or 3% (available only in major cities and not at every bank).
One gets the equivalent in roubles at the current purchase exchange rate of the bank where he or she is cashing the cheque.

Credit cards are relatively widely accepted in Russia (practically only VISA or MASTER CARD). Payment with a credit card may sometimes incur a surcharge of a couple of per cents, so make sure you know if there are surcharges before you decide to run your card.
Credit cards will not be accepted on board.
The exchange rate is variable, at the present it is about 23.5 rbls for 1 US dollar and 37.3 rbls for 1 Euro