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PRE-SYMPOSIUM WORKSHOPS
The workshops are intended to promote contemporary methods for assessing environment-related effects. Each session is limited to 45 minutes. If you are interested in holding a workshop on a subject relevant to symposium themes, please apply to the ISTA 13 Symposium Organizing Committee by May 1, 2007.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Scientific Committee invites all professionals and researchers working in the field of ecotoxicology to present papers relating to one of the symposium themes. Abstracts are invited for either oral or poster presentations. The objectives, methods, results and conclusions of the reported work should be clearly stated in an approximately 250-word treatise in English (the recommended font is 12-point Times New Roman). An abstract must include a title (in capital letters), initials and surnames of authors, an affiliation, and a body. The presenting authorÕs name should be underlined and an address/phone/e-mail included. Indicate your preference for an oral or poster presentation. Authors are requested to submit abstracts via email (as a MS Word file attachment) or regular mail (digital data such as floppy discs or compact discs ) to the ISTA 13 Symposium Secretariat by April 30, 2007.
‚she Organizing Committee has decided to extend the period
of abstract submission.
The new deadline is 25 May 2007. The abstracts received after this date will not be accepted.
Oral presentations:
Oral presentations are limited to 20 minutes including a 5 minute question/discussion period. Presenters should use PowerPoint and a liquid-crystal display projector, which will be available in site.
Poster Size:
The maximum poster size is 0.9m (width) x 1.5m (height).
THEMES
  • New Microscale Techniques to Measure Contaminant Effects.
  • Biotoxins.
  • Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals.
  • Genotoxicity /Mutagenicity/Immunotoxicity.
  • Biodegradation and Bioremediation.
  • Biomarkers and Biosensors.
  • Interactive Effect of Chemicals.
  • Aquatic and Terrestrial Application Studies with (Micro)Biotests (chemicals, drinking/surface/ground/marine waters, effluents, leachates, sediments, soils and solid waste).
  • Laboratory Techniques and Field Validation.
  • Risk/Hazard Evaluation.
  • Biotesting and Environmental Control Strategy.
  • Hot Spots and Accidental Spills.
  • Hazardous Waste Management.
  • Effluent Toxicity.
  • On-line Toxicity Monitoring.
  • Biological Contaminants: Micro-techniques for Detection of GMOs and Transgenes.
SELECTED SUBMISSIONS/PUBLICATIONS
The Scientific Committee will assess and judge the relevance, originality, and validity of submitted papers. The Scientific Committee will accept the papers, suggest a different format (e.g. poster instead of an oral presentation), or reject the submission altogether.
Authors interested in having their work published in a Special Issue of Environmental Toxicology, which will highlight presentation made at the symposium, can submit their manuscripts during the symposium or within one month after the symposium ends. The format should follow the instructions to authors for the journal, which can be found at http://www.interscience.wiley.com.
If accepted, the paper will be published in an Environmental Toxicology Special Issue (John Wiley & Sons).
AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE
Awards of excellence will be handed out for the best oral presentation, best poster presentation, and best oral presentation by a young scientist during the closing ceremony. The judging will be conducted by the International Scientific Committee while the symposium is in session.

Department of Environmental Systems Engineering, College of Technology, Toyama Prefectural University
5180 Kurokawa, imizu-city, Toyama Prefecture, 939-0398 Japan
TEL: +81-766-56-7500, FAX: +81-766-56-0396
@Prof. Kusui, ISTA 13 Organizing Committee Chairman

@Associate Prof. Okugawa, ISTA 13 Symposium Secretariat