It is a great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 16th International Symposium FORAGE CONSERVATION in BRNO, Czech Republic, June 3rd - 6th 2014.

The Symposium will present scientific knowledge from the sphere of forage production, silage production, regulation of fermentation process, technology of forage conservation, silage feeding, nutrition and sustainable animal agriculture.

Registration information

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You can find registration forms at the right side of page (below the ISFC logo). There are two types of registration forms:
  • Papers - Registration of papers
    One author registrates an article to the conference and he gives us the mail on which members of scientific committee can contact him about an acceptance of paper. More information are available in "Instructions for authors".
  • Participants - Registration of participants fees
    The registration form has two parts. The first one is about personal information and the second one is about financial site of registration. The second part contains items which you can order. The description of these items is available in "Fees".
    The voucher will be sent to you after we get your payment on our bank account. For better recognation of your payment, please fill a bank account information.
    You can pay your order directly at registration point in Brno on Monday (2nd June) or on Thuesday (3rd June). Currency of payment at registration point is EUR or CZK. Currency of payment via bank account is only CZK.
Both forms are obligatory only if you push button with label "Submit". You can switch from personal part of Participants form to financial part without worry that you confirm a registration.

You will be inform about your registration at isfc.eu by automaticaly generated e-mail. Please comunicate only via e-mail addresses - use isfc@seznam.cz. Do NOT use e-mail admin@isfc.eu!

In case that you do not receive automaticaly generated e-mail in few minutes, please contact our committee by isfc@seznam.cz (before you do this please check your e-mails filters to be sure that problem is on our side).

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Fees

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Deadline for the registration of fees is on the 31th March 2014. Later registration will be more expensive.

Participants

The delegate fee include:
  • Interesting works - written by the people from the whole World
  • Symposium Proceeding - two language versions (english, czech)
  • List of the participants
  • Excursion (Wednesday - June 4th, 2014)
  • Lunch - every day
  • CD - digital image of the symposium (photos, articles, etc.)
The accompanying person has special program.

Banquet

The first day of the symposium (3rd June, 2014) will be organized banquet for the participants of the symposium.

Post Congres tour - June 6th, 2014

After the end of symposium (on Friday, 6th June, 2014) will be held an all-day trip. You can look forward to a wonderfull landscape and the sigths of the neighbourhood Brno (South Mouravia) - castle Lednice (http://www.zamek-lednice.info/ or http://www.zamek-lednice.com/) and the Lednice-Valtice area which is registered in the list of monuments protected as World Heritage by UNESCO.

  • 8,00 Departure from Hotel Boby Centrum by bus
  • 9,00 - 11,00 Faculty of Horticulture, Lednice (www.mendelu.cz)
  • 11,30 - 18,00 Castle Lednice

NOTE: Payment during registration (in Brno registration point) is possible in EUR (according acctual exchange rate).
NOTE: Actual prices of fees are posible to find in Financial Section during registration.

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Venue - BRNO

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BRNO is a historical city located in South Moravia approximately 200 km from the capital of Czech Republic, Prague and 100 km from Wien. Brno is town of international fair. Information about Czech republic and Brno.

Information about Brno are summarized in this video (here).

At the same time, there will be held IGNIS BRUNENSSIS FESTIVAL. You can find more information on http://www.ignisbrunensis.cz/

How to reach the place of Brno
  • By car you can drive according to map. In Austrian and Czech motorways you must buy motorway licence.
  • From Prague Airport you can take a taxi to Prague Central bus-station and there take a bus to Brno (for example Student Agency, Tourbus, etc.). From Brno Central bus station you can take a taxi to your hotel.
  • From Wien airport (Schwechat) you can travel by bus to Brno Central bus-station (for example Student Agency, Tourbus, etc.) and proceed as above.
  • Information about bus and railway station www.idos.cz (simple dictionary).
  • Information about public transport system in Brno www.dpmb.cz

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Maps

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Important places od symposium

GPS:
- hotel Avanti - 49°12'45.043"N, 16°36'18.234"E
- hotel LeCafe - 48°58'44.436"N, 16°31'22.748"E
- Mendel University in Brno, pavilon Q - 49°12'34.332"N, 16°36'51.326"E
Map with location of hotels and post congres tour

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Instruction for authors

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Download file (instruction.doc)

EDITORIAL:

Papers and all editorial correspondence should be addressed to:

NutriVet Ltd.
Vídeňská 1023
Pohořelice
ZIP code: 691 23
Czech Republic

E-mail: isfc@seznam.cz
Internet presentation: www.isfc.eu

Authors are requisted to indicate their preference for oral or poster presentationat the time of submission. papers not accepted for oral presentation will be considered for acceptance as posters. Provissionally accepted papers will enter an editorial process and the returned for checking prior to inclusion in the proceedings.

The instructions for submission and the method of publication are identical for oral and poster papers. Papers must be submitted to arrive by February 15, 2010 using the downloadable Offered paper Submission Form and following the instructions given bellow. It is strongly advised that authors have their paper checked prior to submission by a nitave english speaker.

We except the papers to be submitted electonically to isfc@seznam.cz . If difficulties are experienced with the downloadable Offered paper Submission Rorm, a hard copy of the form can be obtained from ISFC, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno and copy of the completed form and paper should be returned to that address.

Papers will be reviewed by the secretary and authors will be informed of provisional acceptance or rejection of the paper by January 31, 2010. provisionally accepted papers will enter an editional process and be returned for checking prior to inclusion in the proceedings.

Accettance of the paper will be confirmed provided that a regretion fee for at least one of the authors is received by February 15, 2010.

TIMETABLE FOR PAPERS:

Proceedings of the Conference will be distributed to delegates at the meeting. It is imperative, therefore, that the deadlines and instructions are strictly observed.

Your paper or poster in send e-mail address or post address on 3 1/2´´ disk suitable for reading into Microsoft Office 97, into Word 7.0 (figure into Excel 7.0) and advanced must be received by the Editors on or before February 15 2010.

Preparation of manuscripts:

Length: The maximum page allocation for manuscripts, prepared according to the format given below, is as follow (including abstracts where required, tables, figures and references):

  • Plenary paper max. 15 pages A 4
  • Oral paper and poster max. 2 pages A 4
Language: All papers must be written in English.

Format: Papers should be typed or printed on A 4 paper single pacing, 20 - 20 mm wide margins and a type size of 10 point. Reductions in type size will not be accepted for test, tables or references. The line spacing to single space, style font Times New Roman CE or Times New Roman.

Title: The title should be in bold type, lower case with capital first letters. Name of authors should be in capitals (not bold) followed by the address in lower case (not bold).

Text:
The text should be arranged under headings of Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions and References. An abstract is not required for plenary paper.

Main headings : Capitals in bold and to the left
Second headings : Lower case in bold and to the left
Third headings : Lower case in italics and to the left
The text should run on from the second and hind head links Headings should not be numbered.

Tables: Should be included in the text (and disd) in the desired position. They must fit the A 4 page allowing for margins. The title should be brief but precise and in lower case (not bold). The title number should be in bold and to the left. The lining and general layout of the tables should conform with the examples enclosed.

Figures: Should be kept to a minimum. They must be on separate sheets either drawn in indelible ink on white card ets. or computer generated using a high quality printer (not dot matrix). The author's name and figure number should be pen celled on the back and the position in the text indicated.

Photographs: Will only be accepted in very exceptional circumstances and only after prior discussion with the Editors.

Summary: Will be maximal 10 line accepted for English version.

Species: May be referred to by full common English names followed by the scientific (Latin) name in italics and brackets at fires mention. Capitol letters associated with the English names can be dispensed with except where proper nouns are involved. Latin names should be typed in italics.

References to rates: should be in the form : kg/ha or kg/ha per day etc.

Concentrations: Should appear as g/kg, mg/kg etc. and not as percentages. Digestibility may appear as a decimal fraction or as a percentage value.

Spellings: Should conform to the preferred spellings given in the Concise Oxford Dictionary or the Oxford dictionary for Writes and Editors. The suffix - ize rather than - ise should be used in verbs taking this form (e.g. fertilise, utilise). Numerical data should be in SI (metric) units and standard abbreviations and statistical terms may by used without explanation (e.g. DM for dry matter, s.e. standard error, UK, EC etc.) Abbreviations using capital letters do not take full stops.

Footnotes: should be avoided in the text.

References: Should be cited in the text either in form of Anderson and Jackson (1997) or (Anderson and Jackson, 1997) depending on the context. When there are more than two authors use et al. after first name. All references cited in the text should be listed alphabetically at the end of the paper. Author's names, titles of journals and books should be given in full. For publications in another European language the original title of the patter or book should be given with an English translation of the title in square brackets.

Proofs: Will be corrected by the Editors and not returned to authors. The Editors reserve the right to make minor amendments without reference to authors. Papers requiring major precision will be returned to authors for amendment before the proof stage.

Reprints will not be available.

General: The following general guidelines should be followed to ensure uniformity of presentation.

Introduction: A brief statement should be made clearly stating the aims of the work and its relevance.

Materials and Methods / Results and Discussion:
It is expected that data will be replicated and subjected to an appropriate statistical analysis. Where this is not possible, e.g. large scale trials, the steps taken to ensure elimination of bias should be stated. Analytical methods should not be detailed unless novel but appropriate references quoted. The source of proprietary products, e.g. additives, should be given (e.g. XYZ plc, Cardiff).
When mean values are quoted e.g. crop composition, the number of samples and standard error should be stated. Do not use.
Conclusions: The main conclusions of the work and its relevance should be summarised.

For present of papers: Will be on disposition data projector.

References: It will not be possible for the Editors to check all references. Authors are asked to pay particular attention to the accuracy of references and their presentation.

PLEASE CHECK THAT YOUR PAPER DOES NOT EXCEED THE PERMITTED LENGHT WHEN PRINTED !

DO NOT FORGET TO ALLOW SPACE FOR FIGURES.

FOLLOW THE INSTURCTIONS GIVEN IN FORMAT.

DO NOT REDUCE PRINT SIZE RO MARGINS TO ACCOMMODATE MORE TEST.


Guidelines for the Preparation of Scientific Posters

Construction

  • Make the poster fit a board length 1 000 mm and breadth 800 mm high.
  • Posters can be made up on one large sheet or up to six smaller sheets (which can go in your suitcase!)
  • Use thick paper (plastic coated is reasonable) or card.
  • Divide the poster into sections (e.g. title, message, introduction, methods, results and conclusions). Make it clear in which order they should be read by numbering (1, 2, 3, ... or lettering A, B, C,...).
  • Titles should be 2.5cm high, text 1cm high.
  • Photocopy enlargements should be avoided as they produce poor quality
  • Use a sophisticated lettering system, photographic enlargements or a high quality computer output.
  • Keep logos discrete.
  • No references.
Clarity is the key word

A simple graph (in colour), a table or a photograph will attract and aid understanding. Too many will confuse.

Golden rules!

  • Posters are a visual way to let people know in the simplest of terms about your work.
  • If people see and remember one visual image relating to one main point, then you have succeeded.
  • The objective of a poster is not to explain every interesting aspect of an experiment; it is to show that aspect which is open to presentation through the poster medium.
  • With a poster the medium and the message are closely connected. What you did and what the result was should be said in large print, simply and be instantly seen by the viewer.

Remember

Most people passing your poster are not interested in details - think how much of other people's posters you read! - give them a handout instead.

  • Posters must be clear and easy to read. Type size should be large. If it is not visually clear, few people will make the effort to read it.
  • Use less information, not more (i.e. a poster should not merely duplicate the summary).
  • Respect the size of type suggested - this will ensure readability. If you think you need smaller text to include everything then you have too much information!
  • The message - "the hook" - that you wish to impart should be the first thing that is read.
  • Avoid design for design sake: colour should be used to enhance the story that you are presenting, not to show off!
  • Consider a photo, table or graph, especially if it helps to explain your story. But not too many!
  • Logos (maximum two per poster) should be discrete - this is a scientific meeting (10cm x 10cm maximum).
  • Proof read, do it again, then get somebody else to do it!
  • Ask yourself - which posters do you have time or the interest to read? Then compare those with your own.

Guidelines reproduced by kind permission of BSAS

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