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Subject: Internet Conference 1998
From: "Eng-Leong "Jacky" Foo" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Eng-Leong "Jacky" Foo
Date:Sat, 20 Sep 1997 16:38:07 +0900
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                       CALL FOR ABSTRACTS AND PAPERS

Internet Conference on Integrated Bio-Systems (April-Dec 1998)

This Internet Conference is a virtual conference where full papers will be
available on the web and their discussions will be conducted via electronic
mailing lists.

The conference is jointly organized by the Institute of Advanced Studies
(UNU/IAS) of the United Nations University (Tokyo) and the UNESCO Microbial
Resources Center (MIRCEN-Stockholm)  under the UNU/IAS prgramme on
"eco-restructuring for sustainable development" which advocates the zero
emissions concept of wastes and by-products utilization for
income-generating activities and those that contribute to a cleaner
environment.

The purpose of the conference is to permit Internet access to a
comprehensive documentation of  past and current work on integrated
bio-systems,  to enable authors to share knowledge and know-how and to
encourage participants to interact with the authors. The Internet confer
ence will gather biologists, scientists, engineers, sociologists,
economists and project coordinators and members of the electronic Network
on Integrated Bio-systems.

Scope

The conference will deal with a variety of topics on the science,
technology and practice of integrated bio-systems in agriculture,
aquaculture and industry for energy and primary food production, waste
treatment & utilization, food processing. Papers are invited on integrated
bio-systems for localized site applications, such as fish-bivalve
polyculture systems in aquaculture; crop-mushroom-compost systems in
agriculture; integrated agriculture-aquaculture systems (e.g. rice-fish
systems); systems for wastewater treatment and utilization, water quality
management (e.g. sewage wastewater-fish-hydroponics-wetland systems) and
solid waste treatment and utilisation (e.g. municipal solid
waste-vermiculture-compost-duck systems, and livestock
manure-biogas-crop/horticulture systems). Scientific papers related to the
above topics on their microbial ecosystems, their materials balance and
nutrients flows, transfer of toxics in the food chains, economic analysis
and assessment of whole systems, ecological bioremediation, etc. are also
welcomed. Other systems may have a wider landscape applications, including
coastal zone aquaculture and resource management, agro-forestry,
lowland-upland, urban-agriculture, lakes, villages, communities, industrial
and recreation parks, cities) and those at a regional level that cover
socio-economic and political issues.

Instructions for Submission of Abstracts:

An abstract should not be longer than 55 lines (65 characters per line) and
to include (a) title, author(s) name(s), postal address, and other
electronic addresses. Please send your abstract(s) to:
[log in to unmask]
Deadline: 1st submission - 31 Dec'97 - for presentation between
April-June'98
Deadline: 2nd submission - 30 June'98 - for presentation between
Oct-Dec'98.

All abstracts will be reviewed by a committee and upon their approval,
authors will be requested to submit the full paper. Details will be
provided separately to authors. Abstracts and full papers will be available
on a web site and for discussion via an electronic mailing list. Access to
electronic mail or Internet is a pre-requisite.

To receive future details and announcements on the conference, please join
the list: [log in to unmask] ; send an email to [log in to unmask] and
write the message: SUB IAS-WG08 yourfirstname yourlastname
e.g. sub ias-wg08 Raman Chambers

Contact Person:
Eng-Leong "Jacky" Foo.
mailto: [log in to unmask]

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