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Subject: Call for papers--Silicates

Call for papers--Silicates

From: Walter Henry <whenry>
Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2001
International Congress
The Silicates in Conservative Treatments: Tests, improvements,
evaluations of consolidating performance
Villa Gualino, Villa Rey
Turin, Italy
February 13-15, 2002

Those interested in receiving information should contact:

    Associazione Villa Dell'Arte
    C/o Fondazione per le Biotecnologie,
    Villa Gualino - V.le Settimio Severo 63, 10133 Turin, Italy
    +39 11 6600187
    Fax: +39 11 6600708
    mail [at] fobiotech__org

Scientific Program: Consolidation is a common type of intervention
often necessary in the stabilization of porous building materials.
The need for consolidation results from the assessment of the site
conditions. This should include input from all disciplines involved
in the conservation of monuments: art historians, architects,
conservation scientists and conservators. Once the need has been
identified, the selection of the consolidant should be determined
through a careful methodology that includes analysis, testing and
evaluation of results.  It is crucial to consider not only the
interaction between the porous substrate and the consolidant but
also the environment surrounding the heritage in consideration. The
Congress will focus on the recent and somehow controversial spread
of silicates and silicones based materials used for the conservation
of cultural properties. The debate will focus on the experience and
issues regarding the use of silica based treatments, as well as on
methodology and approach.  The main objective is to provide a forum
for conservators and scientists to share and discuss their
experience and results as well as identify areas in need of further

The Program is composed of three main sessions. Each session will be
introduced by a keynote speaker and will include oral presentations
and a poster session. Preference will be given to papers that focus
on laboratory research resulting in practical field application.
Congress official languages are Italian and English: simultaneous
translation will be provided.

The registration fee of Euro 216 (Euro 180 + V.A.T. 20%) must be
paid within the deadline of  January 10, 2002. It includes book of
abstracts, congress kit, attendance certificate, coffee breaks and
lunches on Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th. For any other meal at
Villa Gualino self-service a coupon is to be bought at Lit. 20.000
each at the congress reception. Registrations not corresponding to a
payment by January 10, 2002 will not be considered.

Payment modalities

    Bank wire transfer headed to:

    Fondazione per le Biotecnologie
    Bank: Istituto Bancario San Paolo di Torino
    Branch: Agenzia 01
    Bank address: Re Umberto 51-53,
    10128 Torino, Italy
    Account number: C/C 104365
    Codes: CAB 1001, ABI 1025
    SWIFT code: IBSPITTM501

Wednesday February 13, 2002

Plenary lecture

I session
Oral presentations

Laboratory Tests:

    characterisation of new products
     application techniques
     methodologies of investigation
     interaction product/substrate
     evaluation of consolidation effects

Posters session

Thursday February 14, 2002

Plenary lecture

II session
Oral presentations

Technological Transfer:
     Characterisation of substrate before consolidation
     Relations between environment (under chemical, physical and
     biological point of view) and treatments
     Test in-situ
     Evaluation methodologies

Plenary lecture

III session
Oral presentations

Restoration Experiences:

     Choice of products and application techniques
     problems of application
     evaluation of treatment results in short and long term

Posters session

Friday, February 15, 2002

Round table and conclusions

Call For Papers

Instructions for abstract preparation: Those participants who wish
to present a case study are invited to submit an abstract (according
to the editorial rules which follow) only in electronic format. It
is possible to send the text as attached file addressed to
mail [at] fobiotech__org or send a floppy disk (do not use floppy
formatted in Macintosh format) to the organising committee:

    Fondazione per le Biotecnologie
    Villa Gualino
    Viale Settimio Severo, 63
    10133 Torino, Italy

Editorial Rules: For the editorial procedure we can handle only
files saved in Microsoft Word format. Please save the files as Word
5, Word 6, or, as second choice, as RTF format. Do not use Word 8
format, Word 2000 nor Macintosh. In case your text contains symbols
or Greek letters, please fax or post an hard copy to the organising

The two A4 page abstract should be prepared as follow: margins of
2.5 cm on the top and the bottom, of 3 cm on the left and 2.5 on the
right. The font should be Times New Roman size 12, spacing 1, fully

    1.  The title of the abstract should be put in capital letters
        and bold style. Name of the authors should follow on a
        separate line (in bold). On a separate line put the full
        address of the principal investigator including fax number
        and e-mail. The text of the abstract will follow after one
        line spacing.

    2.  References in the text should be indicated by numbers in
        square brackets. After the text of your abstract put, on a
        separate line, Reference List (in capital and bold, size
        10). The references should be numbered. Please use size 10
        and spacing 1 for the reference list.

    3.  Graphs, greytone (not color) pictures and tables can be
        included in the electronic document but in this case it is
        essential here that a clean copy is also transmitted on
        paper using courier or fast mail, so that it can be used if
        the electronic version cannot be properly recognised.

The deadline for submission is November 30, 2001.

Authors will be notified by December 15, 2001. The abstracts not
selected for the oral presentations will be presented as posters in
the related sessions. Oral presentations will not exceed the
duration of 20 minutes (15 minutes for the presentation and 5
minutes for the discussion). The maximum accepted format for the
posters is 90 cm (width) X 110 cm (height); (portrait format). The
book of abstracts will be distributed during the congress to all

For proceedings' publication, all authors are requested to submit
the final paper (not more than 10 A4 pages) to the organising
committee during the Congress. Papers will be selected by referees
designated by the scientific committee. More information will be
given in next communications.

More information is available at <URL:>

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               Distributed: Wednesday, September 26, 2001
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Received on Tuesday, 25 September, 2001

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