Friday, October 24, 2008

Overseas participants visa requirement

All overseas participants who are not Indian citizens will require visas. An email has been sent in this regard. If this applies to you and you have not received that mail, inform us and we will send that mail again. Please do take steps to apply for one sufficiently early.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Pre-registration information, etc.

The list of participants is now complete and we are sorry that we cannot take any more requests. For those of you who find their names on the web-page under list of confirmed participants, please send us by email to the workshop address the following information in this format:

1. Name as it should appear on the badge

2. Affiliation as it should appear on the badge

3. Your postal address and emergency contact information, including telephone numbers

4. Arrival and departure details as soon as possible. Of course this should include arrival times of trains and flights so that we can arrange for the transportation to the places where you will be accomodated. The departure details too are welcome, but those we can always get out of you when are here, in case they are not readily available.

If you require a formal letter of invitation for your internal purposes of travel funding and/or leave of absence, write immediately. Please explicitly state if you require hard copy / scanned copy / soft copy / any other possibility. If you require emergency contact information on our side, write a mail and we will send it to you. This will not be posted on the web-site.

Also, please keep checking the web-site from time to time for updates.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Update on organizatonal matters

This is an update. The Scientific Organizing Committee has been very busy drafting the programme and is presently collecting titles and abstracts from speakers. By the end of the month or early November the programme, including the schedule will be posted on this site.

If you have made your travel plans, especially with flight or train details, please do send them in to the workshop account at your earliest convenience. We hope to collect all this information in good time, so that we will be able to organize transport in as efficient a manner as possible.

If you require an official letter of invitation for purposes of obtaining leave of absence from your work place, and/or for purposes of charging travel expenses to your grants, or for any other purpose, do write to us and we will send you a letter. In this event, please make sure that you give us the postal address to which it has to be mailed. If an email letter of invitation would suffice for such purposes it would be so much better.

Finally, please keep checking this page off and on for updates.