We cordially invite proposals again for symposia for IPC XIII / IOPC IX 2012, the joint meeting of
the 13th International Palynological Congress and 9th International Organization of Palaeobotany
Conference to be held on August 23-30 2012 at Chuo University in Tokyo, Japan, as previously
A call for pre-proposals of symposia went on early this year, but only a limited number of
applications have arrived by the deadline on 31 May 2011. Now we invite pre-proposals again with
the deadline until 31 August 2011.
The theme of the IPC/IOPC 2012 is gPalynology and Palaeobotany in the Century of the
Environmenth. Proposed symposia could come from various disciplines such as Palaeobotany,
Palaeoecology, Palaeoclimatology, Biostratigraphy, Plant taxonomy, Plant morphology, Cell biology,
Aerobiology, Allergology, Melissopalynology, Forensic palynology, etc. We also welcome
symposium proposals including leading-edge techniques.
If you are interested in organizing a symposium, please prepare a
“pre-proposal” that briefly describes the symposium in English. This
pre-proposal should include the followings.Please use the attached file to submit the pre-proposal.
1. A descriptive title
2. One or two paragraphs explaining the purpose of symposium
3. A tentative list of speakers (unconfirmed), their institutions or affiliations, and preliminary presentation titles
We will accept only one symposium proposal from each individual. Please
send the pre-proposal to the program committee
,and use the
subject heading: IPC/IOPC 2012 Symposium proposal.
The program committee will review the pre-proposals and may make
suggestion in view of organization of whole symposia. For example, the
committee may request merging of proposed symposia with similar topics.
We also welcome workshop proposals.
More information about the IPC/IOPC 2012 is available at
We are preparing for a call for applications of Symposium Proposals, which will start in July.
We would like ask you the application by two steps:
step: pre-proposal (dead line 31 August, 2011
step: proposal (dead line 31 October 2011
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
IPC XIII / IOPC IX 2012
Call for symposia for the IPC/IOPC meeting 2012 in Japan