2010 Dresden, Germany

Q : Whom do I contact if I require a formal confirmation of my registration and payment to apply for a visa?
A : Contact the Organizing Committee Chair Prof. Dr. Stefan Siegmund ( aims2010@tu-dresden.de ).

Q : How do I pay the registration fee and other charges?
A : First, see the instructions at http://aimsciences.org/AIMS-Conference/2010/payments.htm .
If you sign in ( http://www.aimsciences.org/AIMS-Conference/conf-reg2010/index.html ), you can find the button “Make Payment”.

Q : Do I have to pay the registration fee if I am invited to give a talk in a special session or if I am a special session organizer?
A : Yes. All participants are required to pay the registration fee.

Q : How is the registration fee used?
A : The conference registration fees are used exclusively for the conference. They help to cover the costs related to the program, conference documents, refreshments and lunches for four days , public transportation tickets etc.

Q : Do I have to submit my abstract online?
A : Yes. Each speaker must submit his/her abstract online by the deadline (Feb. 28, 2010) to be able to give a talk at the conference.

Q : Do I submit my abstract to the organizer of the special session at which I am invited to speak?
A : Everyone should submit his/her abstract online at the conference website http://www.aimsciences.org/AIMS-Conference/conf-reg/index.html .

Q : Do I need to submit my registration information separately when I submit my abstract online?
A : Yes. First, you need to register online. Then you must submit your abstract online. You may logon any time to update your information online, including your arrival and departure information.

Q : Whom do I contact if I would like to re-schedule my talk due to special circumstances ?
A : For a special session talk, send your request to the organizer(s) of your session.
For a contributed session talk, send your request directly to the Organizing Committee Chair Prof. Dr. Stefan Siegmund ( aims2010@tu-dresden.de ). Such a special request must be received prior to April 15, 2010. Due to the size and the complexity of the conference, there is no guarantee that your request can be fulfilled.

Q : Is there any financial support available for travel and local expenses?
A : Yes. However, our (pending) NSF travel grant support is restricted to graduate students from the US and recent graduates (5 years or less after their PhD) from the US . We will post the support information on the web as soon as we receive the final decision from the NSF. For details, see http://aimsciences.org/AIMS-Conference/2010/Travel.htm

Q : What do I do if I have difficulties in registering or submitting my abstract online?
A : You may try the following: 1. Restart the browser and reload the webpage, 2. Try it later in case the conference web server is temporarily out of service. If none of these help, please email Le Qiao at web@aimsciences.org

Q : What do I do if I need a visa to enter Germany ?
A : Participants who need a visa to enter Germany , please see http://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/diplo/en/ WillkommeninD/EinreiseUndAufenthalt /Visabestimmungen.html for instructions on how to apply for a visa.

Q : I will give a talk. What are the technical facilities? What do I have to consider / What must I pay attention to?
A : All rooms are equipped with blackboard, overhead projector, beamer and laptop. Comments regarding: they are Windows laptops with sound, Firewire, ppt-Viewer, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Open Office. It should be avoided, that you use your own laptops. The technician in every room will play your lecture (from a virus-free medium which does not need any additional device driver for Windows XP computers) on the laptop computers provided. Please contact us (aims2010@tu-dresden.de) if you have any questions.

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