Five days of scientific sessions will be held. Papers will be presented in English or Spanish: The meeting will consist of concurrent sessions of talks, 20 minutes each (including questions and discussion). Invited guest speakers will have 40 min (including questions and discussion) to present their work. Talks will be grouped based on broad topics (see sessions for detail). There will be poster sessions, including afternoon refreshments.
Speakers will usually be limited to one presentation (talk) per session at the meeting but may submit several of abstracts presented as posters.
The sessions will be divided into 2 categories:
1) Plenary sessions with papers presented by invited speakers and devoted to present outstanding results in their respective fields
2) Parallel sessions, with contributed papers grouped according to subject matter.
Posters will be exhibited in addition to the sessions, and authors will be expected to present their findings orally in front of their posters within a scheduled time frame.
Several workshops will be scheduled. Any colleagues or working groups wishing to hold a special symposium or workshop are advised to contact the organizers with their ideas no later than December 31, 2014.
Proposed field excursions
A. Pre-congress excursions:
A1) Highlands and volcanoes of Ecuador, Galápagos Islands
B. Post-congress excursions:
B1) Highlands and volcanoes of Ecuador, Galápagos Islands
Exact schedules, costs and payment for field excursions will be detailed in the Second Circular depending on the amount of participants.