Frequently Asked Questions
- Will my registration guarantee my acceptance as a participant?
- Currently your registration with the paid fee will guarantee your
participation. However, the organizers reserve the right to
decline acceptance for people or organizations whose
motivation or background is incompatible with the goals of the
meeting and the spirit of collaboration.
- Does everyone who registers have to be a coauthor of a paper
submitted to the meeting?
- Currently no. However, at the later time, organizers may decide to limit
the number of participants, and then, the preference will be given to the
accepted speakers or poster contributors.
- Does submission of an abstract guarantees its acceptance?
- No, unless you are an invited speaker. The decision about an
acceptance of your abstract will be made by the organizers and appointed
reviewers. The authors of accepted abstracts will be notified about the
- I (my organization) do(es) not have enough funding to support
my participation at the meeting. Do I have a chance to attend?
- You may apply for support on-line by choosing "Financial Aid" on the
navigation bar or to seek financial assistance for attending this
meeting from other sources. Organizers will gladly provide a letter
of support for participants whose presentations are accepted.
- Do I need a rental car in Moscow?
- No, it will be only a headache for you, even if you
manage to get one. Metro (underground train) is a fast and convinient way
of transportation in Moscow. Organizers will help you
with directions and general instructions concerning
transportation in Moscow to the meeting/hotel locations
- How does the weather look like in Moscow in September?
- The 2nd and 3rd week of September are usually warm
and sunny (around 20oC / 70oF during daytime).
This time of the year is called Indian Summer in Europe (L'ete Indien,
Bab'e Leto). However, weather is not always predictable and colder
and rainy weather (as low as 10oC / 50oF)
is possible. By all means, bring with you an umbrella and a jacket
to protect you from wind and rain, especially if you plan to
go outside at evenins or later at night.
- How do I obtain the Russian visa?
- You may obtain it either from the travel agency recommended by
organizers (Russian Connections) or by applying for it yourself in
the nearest Russian consulate (details available at the
Visa and Travel
link on our site).
If you apply yourself, you will need an invitation letter from the
organizers. To obtain such a letter you need to send your
personal information (details available at the
Visa and Travel
link on our site). If you use travel agency, they will apply for
a visa without the need for an invitation letter as they are the
inviting party. In either case, you will need to send the following
documents (either to the travel agency or directly to te consulate):
- the application form
- three passport size photos
- photocopy of the pages of your passport which show your photo, name,
and passport number/expiration date
- money order for the required amount. Travel agency accept personal checks
but charges extra for this service.
Click on Speakers
on the left navigation bar for the list of
speakers and titles.