ANNOUNCEMENT & CALL FOR PAPERS
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The annual International Symposium on Nanostructures is chaired by two Nobel Prize laureates Professor Zh. Alferov and Professor L. Esaki, and traditionally organized by Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute of RAS and St Petersburg Physics and Technology Centre for Research and Education RAS, which are pioneering in many directions of this impetuously developing area. The Symposium was launched in 1993 by its Co-Chairs. It was one of the first in the area, which has become one of the leading in the modern physics and technology.
The 17th Symposium will be organized together with the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, B.I. Stepanov Institute of Physics. The aim of this Symposium is to focus on the newest achievements in physics, technology and applications of solid state nanostructures and bring together various groups working actively in these very important directions all over the world. The Symposium scientific program will cover a wide spectrum of physical phenomena, both basic and applied, and technological aspects related to nanostructures.
Minsk is a capital of the Republic of Belarus, its largest administrative, cultural and scientific center with the population about 2 million people. Geographically Minsk is situated in the heart of the country. Minsk is a city with an ancient history. It was first mentioned in the chronicles in 1067. Minsk has developed industrial, scientific, transport, management and finance infrastructure. The city's core industries are machine-building, electronics, textile, construction and food industries. 300 enterprises operate in the city. Minsk is an important center of science and technology. There work 164 scientific-research institutions, including the National Academy of Sciences, and 34 higher educational institutions. It's a clean, safe city with many tourist attractions.
All contributions should be presented in English that is the official language of the Symposium. No simultaneous translation services will be provided.
The symposium programme will cover different aspects of semiconductor nanostructure research. We are seeking for contributions in the following list of topics:
Contributions on other subjects related to nanostructures are also encouraged.
The Symposium programme will comprise invited talks and contributed papers. The latter should be earlier unpublished works that either have been completed or are at their final stages. All contributions will be reviewed for technical merit and content by the International Programme Committee on the basis of the extended abstracts submitted by the authors. Main criteria for paper acceptance are originality, significance of presented results, quality and completeness of the abstracts. The accepted papers will be assigned to either oral or poster presentation at the discretion of the International Programme Committee.
Plenary, invited and contributed talks will be presented in a single-session format at opening, closing and regular oral sessions. There will be a few poster sessions.
Oral presentations will conform to a 40-minute, 30-minute and 20-minute format (including 5 minutes for discussions) for plenary, invited and contributed talks, respectively.
Each poster presenter will be provided with a 1x1 m2 board.
Symposium Programme Committee established a special award to honour a young scientist who will present at the Symposium the best paper in the field of solid state nanostructures. The award consists of a diploma and a $1,000 reward.
The recipients of this Award are:
The awardee will be selected by the Award Committee from the Symposium participants nominated by the Programme Committee. The Chair of the Award Committee will announce the winner at the Award Ceremony scheduled for the last day of the Symposium.
Selection Criteria and Conditions of Entry
The competition will be opened to scientists under the age of thirty-five from all over the world. In case of many authors papers the principal author will be considered as an applicant for the award on behalf of others.
In addition to an extended abstract an applicant should also submit a separate sheet with complete information about the applicant: name; birthday; Ph.D. degree, if any; postal address; e-mail and fax number, to the Organizing Committee.
The main selection criterion will be the best demonstration of scientific achievements in the field of physics and technology of solid state nanostructures.
A number of distinguished scientists from all over the world have been invited to present talks on recent progress in various key areas of nanostructure physics and technology. While the invitation process is still in progress, a list of speakers who have accepted the invitation will be timely updated.
The Symposium Proceedings, containing extended abstracts of invited and contributed papers, will be traditionally published by the beginning of the Symposium. The Proceedings will be composed from authors electronic files without any scientific or language editing. Only minor corrections may be done during the composition.
Before the publication, the copyright must be transferred to the Organizing Committee. Copyright transfer will take the effect from the date on which the author is notified of the inclusion of his (her) contribution in the Symposium Programme.
Authors are requested to submit in due time a completed Assignment of Copyright Form in hard copy. In the case of multi-author papers, only one of the authors needs to sign the form. This signature assumes that all the authors have agreed to transfer the Copyright.
Participants should register preliminarily by sending a filled-in Registration Form. The form may be sent in the online mode.
The registration fees include a Proceedings copy, a welcome reception, excursions, coffee refreshments during the technical sessions, meeting at the airport and transportation to a hotel and back while accommodation and meals are not included into fees.
* Students registrations should be accompanied by an appropriate letter from the supervisor confirming the student status.
Symposium participants are kindly advised to make a choice between comfortable hotels Planeta***, Yubileinaya***, Belarus***, where room charges range from 50 EURO to 100 EURO per night with breakfast included. The international class hotel Minsk**** may be also recommended (room charges from 90 EURO per night, breakfast is included).
All hotels are situated in the central part of Minsk. Room reservation may be made on-line or by the Organizing Committee according to personal applications of the participants. Please, contact the Organizing Committee on this point via e-mail as soon as possible. Also note that your trip will be more convenient if you book your return ticket in advance.
Bank details and relevant information.
Beneficiary: Institute of Physics of NAS of Belarus
Beneficiary Bank: Joint Stock Company "Savings Bank "Belarusbank"
If you are required an entry visa to Belarus (please, check this at the web-site of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus: http://www.mfa.gov.by/en/consular/visa/), the Organizing Committee will send you required official letters for your further personal application to the Belarus Consulate in your country. The entire procedure of getting the visa consists in three simple steps listed below:
For further detailed information about visa requirements, Belarus consulates, their addresses, etc. see an official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.
Dear participants of the conference, if you plan to go to Belarus through the territory of Russia, please, make sure that you receive your Belarusian visa in the consulate of your country. You cannot get from Russia to Belarus without Belarusian visa, and it is impossible to receive it in Russia.NT BEL 2009 will be also proposed.
International Nanotechnology Exhibition "NT BEL 2009"The Exhibition Company Belinterexpo of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry organizes the International Specialized Nanotechnology Exhibition NT BEL 2009 that will be held for June, 2325, 2009.
Passport, Visa, Accommodation and PaymentAlina Ponyavina,
Organizing Committee Secretary,
Institute of Physics NASB, 68 Nezavisimosty avenue, Minsk 220072, Belarus
Phone: + 375 (17) 284-0450
ProceedingsZhanna Sokolova, Maria Sudenkova,
St Petersburg Physics and Technology Centre for Research and Education of the RAS
8, bld. 3 Khlopina, St Petersburg 194021, Russia