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Information on CALPHAD XXVIII

CALPHAD XXVIII will be held at Grenoble from May 2nd to the 7th at noon. The meeting will take place at the World Trade Center ATRIA where the NOVOTEL Hotel is located (7, Place Robert Schuman, Europole, F-38000 Grenoble,

Tel. +33 (0)4 76 70 84 10 , Fax +33 (0)4 76 70 84 20).

Conference topics:

Coupling thermochemistry and phase diagrams as well as the application of phase diagrams in materials processing remain the basic subject of the conference. Contributions on

Plenary lectures on the following topics are planned:


There will be each day oral and poster presentations. The committee asks the contributors to indicate their wishes concerning their presentations in the registration form. However, to favour time for discussion due to the limited time for oral presentations, the committee may suggest to the contributors to accept a poster presentation instead of an oral one. Participants will be notified about acceptance and form of their contribution by February 15th 1999.

Abstracts and posters

Participants who wish to present a paper should submit two copies of a single-page, camera-ready abstract for both presentation and poster contributions to the conference secretariat by January 15th 1999. The heading of the abstract should contain the title followed by author's name(s) with affiliation and full address. The presenting author's name should be underlined. The text must be typed, single-spaced within a 16.5 x 24 cm rectangle, 12 point Times or similar type face is preferable. The text should not exceed 1 page references and figures included. Abstracts should not be folded if sent by post. If sent by email, the text should preferably be in a text format (and not attached) or even better in latex, and the figures should be sent as a post-script file.

Registration Fee

The registration fee will be FF 2500 for the participants and FF 1800 (V.A.T. included) for the accompanying persons. This fee includes conference participation, abstract booklet, lunches, dinners and refreshments during coffee breaks, banquet and guided tours for the participants and accompanying persons. The fees in Euro will be given in the second circular.

a) - Payment by personal cheque should be made to the order of

b) - Bank transfer should be made to


B.N.P. Grenoble Berriat,

132 Cours Berriat,

F-38000 Grenoble, France

Account number: 000 280 438 43 / 70

c) - No payment by Credit Card is possible.

The bank expenses must be borne by the participant. The organizing committee should receive the participant's payment before March 15th. 1999. Cancellations received after April 15th. 1999 will be entitled to a 50%refund. After this date no refund can be issued.


CALPHAD XXVIII will be located at the World Trade Center Atria - NOVOTEL. The hotel is connected, via a passage, through the railway station, which is adjacent to the bus station. As indicated above the hotel accomodation and breakfast are not included in the registration fee. However, the rate for a single or double room is FF570 breakfast included. It is recommended to share, if possible a room, and to reserve it, either directly or via the CALPHAD XXVIII Secretariat.

A list of other hotels, in the vicinity of NOVOTEL will be provided in the second announcement.

Visa Application

Any necessary visa information may be obtained from the French Consulates.


For participants intending to travel on Saturday May 1st, transportation in France is very reduced. Contact then CALPHAD XXVIII secretariat well in advance.

If further information is desired, please email to or contact any member of the organising committee by phone +33 (0)4 76 82 65 00.

A web page on Internet is in preparation.

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