[BiO BB] DATE CHANGE - European Conf. on Computational Biology (ECCB)

Sarah Wang sswang at berkeley.edu
Mon Jul 31 13:02:38 EDT 2006

Do you still accept poster presentations if the meeting date is changed? I'm
interested in a poster presentation at the conference, if it's held in



On 7/30/06 5:18 AM, "Hershel Safer" <hershel.safer at weizmann.ac.il> wrote:

> We appreciate the concern that some people have expressed regarding the
> security situation in Israel and how it will affect the safety of
> participants in the 5th European Conference on Computational Biology
> (ECCB Œ06). In order to host a high-quality conference that people will
> feel comfortable attending, we are delaying the conference to January
> 21-24, 2007.
> The conference schedule will remain unchanged to the greatest extent
> possible. We are in the process of contacting all the speakers to verify
> that they will be able to participate on the new dates. The scientific
> program is available for viewing on the web at www.eccb06.org
> <http://www.eccb06.org/>, and any changes will be displayed there.
> Many people will have achieved new results during the intervening
> months. We are planning an additional session for presenting
> late-breaking results; we will send an announcement once the details
> have been worked out.
> We realize that some people have already made travel plans, and in
> particular may have to pay penalties to reschedule their airline
> tickets. Travel to Eilat should be somewhat less expensive in January
> than in September, which should help offset the change fee. In addition,
> hotel prices will be approximately 10% lower; detailed prices will be
> posted on the website when they are available. Overall, the change in
> dates should have at most a small effect on the cost of participation.
> People who have already registered for the conference can simply
> maintain their reservations, and hotel reservations made via the
> conference website will be moved to the corresponding dates in January;
> confirmations will be sent shortly.
> The early-registration deadline will be extended to Tuesday, November
> 21, 2006. Anybody who has already registered at the regular registration
> rate will be charged only the early-registration fee.
> The new dates will, unfortunately, be inconvenient for some people who
> planned to participate in September. Cancellations received by August
> 31, 2006, will be processed without a cancellation fee. Thereafter, the
> standard policy will apply; cancellations until three weeks before the
> start of the conference will be charged a $30 processing fee.
> The weather in Eilat is very pleasant in January, averaging 22C (72F).
> Always pleasant as a Red Sea resort, Eilat is especially attractive
> during the northern-hemisphere winter months.
> Eilat itself is safe, both in terms of street crime and terrorist
> activity. Travel from Ben Gurion International Airport to Eilat is also
> safe and has been continuing without interruption. The post-conference
> tours go only to safe areas.
> Details about matters related to the date change are being added to the
> FAQ page on the conference website. Please contact the Secretariat
> (eccb06 at diesenhaus.com) if you have questions that are not answered in
> the FAQ.
> We apologize that events beyond our control have caused us to change the
> conference dates and for the inconvenience that this will cause you. We
> nevertheless look forward to seeing you in Eilat for an exciting
> conference in January 2007!
> Best regards,
> Hershel Safer and Haim Wolfson
> ECCB Conference Chairs
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