Our symposium is organized with the aim of allowing the debate about the uses and progresses in geometric morphometrics by any practitioner of the field. During the meeting the attendants will have the opportunity to present their own work, to enjoy numerous talks and discuss with other researchers. The principal aim of this meeting is to get all researchers interested in this technique together in order to open a window for discussion, help, and hopefully future collaborations.
|Date and site|
Date: July 23rd‐25th 2009
Site: Sabadell (Barcelona
Sabadell is a one of the main cities of Catalonia, located at slightly more than 20 km to the north‐west
Provisional Program (All activities will be held in the Caixa d’Estalvis de Sabadell Auditorium)
Soledad De Esteban Trivigno (Institut Català de Paleontologia)
Organizing CommitteeMeike Köhler (Institut Català de Paleontologia)
Salvador Moyà‐Solà (Institut Català de Paleontologia)
Isaac Casanovas Vilar (Institut Català de Paleontologia)
Judit Marigó Cortés (Institut Català de Paleontologia)
Rubén García Martínez (Institut Català de Paleontologia)
Josep Fortuny (Institut Català de Paleontologia)
Sergio Almécija (Institut Català de Paleontologia)
Carlos Martínez‐Pérez (Universitat de València)
Scientific CommitteeChristian Klingenberg (University of Manchester)
F. James Rohlf (State University of New York)
Angela Buscalioni (UAM)
Jesús Marugán Lobón (UAM)
Antonio Rosas (MNCN‐CSIC)
Markus Bastir (MNCN‐CSIC)
Diego Rasskin‐Gutman (UV)
Isaac Casanovas Vilar (Institut Català de Paleontologia)
Luis Azevedo Rodrigues (Escola Secundária Henriques Nogueira ‐ Torres Vedras)
Emiliano Bruner (CENIEH)
Paul O’Higgins (Hull‐York Medical School)
A proceedings volume of the congress will be published and will be available to the attendants to the meeting.
The abstract should not exceed two pages (less than 1000 words, with references included). The main text should be written in Times New Roman at 11pp, double‐spaced and justified. Genera and species names must be in italics. The text must be preceded by the title, author(s) of the work and their affiliation(s) and contact address(es) using the following format:
Figures: The author(s) may include one single figure, either a picture or graph. Black and white or grayscale figures should be sent in jpg. or tiff. format with a minimum resolution of 600 pp. Color figures are not allowed.
|Travels and Accomodation|
Arriving to BarcelonaBy train: The main station is “Barcelona Sants” where several international trains arrive. From this station you can take a train directly to Sabadell (see below).
By plane: Barcelona –El Prat Airport is an international airport well connected by train, bus (called Aerobus) and taxi. The airport is close to Barcelona city and we recommend going to Barcelona City by aerobus (you should get off at “Plaça Catalunya”) or by train (getting off at “Barcelona Sants”). Aerobus have got a high frequency and good service.
From Barcelona to Sabadell:From “Barcelona Sants” station to Sabadell: in working days, trains from Barcelona Sants to Sabadell have a frequency of 15 minutes. Take the C4 line of Renfe Cercanías destination “Manresa” or “Terrassa”, and after 36 minutes get off at “Sabadell Centre”. “Sabadell Centre” station is very close to the center of Sabadell and easily you can easily find the town hall as reference point.
More information about “Renfe Cercanías” in: http://www.renfe.es/cercanias/barcelona/index.html.
From “Plaça Catalunya” station to Sabadell: you can take the “Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat” to Sabadell (Sabadell Rambla station). Take S2 line headed to Sabadell Rambla station and get off the train in the last station (Sabadell Rambla station). S2 line has a frequency of 10 minutes, and is our recommended alternative.
More information about “Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat”: http://www.fgc.cat/eng/index.asp
Arriving to Sabadell by car: Sabadell is placed about 20 km from Barcelona. If you come from the west (i.e.Madrid), take the motorway “Zaragoza‐Barcelona” called AP‐2. You have to follow this motorway until “Vilafranca del Penedes” town where you connect to the motorway called “AP‐7”. Follow direction “Girona” until exit 21 called “B‐30 Cerdanyola C‐58 Barcelona Sabadell Manresa”. After that, follow by the road called C‐58 and take the exit 12 called “Sabadell Centre Nord / Sant Quirze del Vallés Sud‐Centre”. You have to pass across “Sant Quirze del Vallés” town and entering the city of Sabadell following the direction “Sabadell Centre”. You will find the council and the church following this direction. These two emplacements are very close of the Auditorium.
If you come from the north (i.e. Pyrenees). Pass across the border by “La Jonquera” to enter Catalonia. Take the motorway AP7 and follow this motorway until exit 20 called “C‐58 Sabadell Manresa”. And follow all the signs to the road “C‐58 Sabadell” until exit 12 called “Sabadell centre‐Nord / Sant Quirze del Vallès Sud4 Centre”. You have to pass across “Sant Quirze del Vallés” town and entering the city of Sabadell following the direction “Sabadell Centre”. You will find the council and the church following this direction. These two emplacements are very close to the Auditorium.
Hotel Urpi ***http://www.hotelurpi.com/
Hotel Urpí offers to the attendants of the symposium a reduced price if booking early (50 € per night and
person, plus 10 € if you want continental breakfast). If you want to have access to this reduced price you must
are attending to the “I Iberian Symposium on Geometric Morphometrics” and the reduced fare (50 €/night).
A good 3*** hotel is located in a peaceful neighbourhood with a good connections to Barcelona. The hotel
offers 49 rooms, 39 apartments, bar, restaurant, parking and a shopping centre in the same building.
Hotel Catalonia Sabadell ****http://www.hoteles‐catalonia.com/hc/hotel.do?opcio=detalle&id=100
A nice 4**** hotel in an unusual building of modern style, providing every comfort and service according to its
category. Hotel Catalonia Sabadell is located in the best district of Sabadell. It is surrounded by a huge park. It
is located in the Catalunya square, close to the Congress palace and de business district.