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Agenda

The conference program will include plenary sessions, poster sessions, excursion with field seminars, an icebreaker and a banquet dinner. The conference program will make ample space for BOTH oral and poster communication. Each major session topic will include one solicited speaker. Poster communications will be highly valued and supported by providing an opportunity for each poster to be presented in the plenary session and will be given high visibility by posting on the website. Poster awards will be given out. One technical excursion day will be organized to a destination of interest, where field seminars will be presented.

2019 JULY

 

Venue location

National Taiwan University

Venue

Conference venue

Venue

National Taiwan University

General Teaching Building

Ice breaker

National Taiwan University

Galley of NTU History

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Sunday, 14 July

17:30 - 20:00

Welcome to join! Beers, beverages, snacks and light meals will be provided. The conference materials can be also picked up.

Conference banquet

The Grand Hotel

12F, Kun Lun Hall

Thursday, 18 July

18:30 - 20:30

To join the banquet, please sign up and get the ticket from the information desk by 5pm, Tuesday, 16 July.

A free shuttle bus to The Grand Hotel will be available at the main gate of NTU between 17:30 to 17:40

After the banquet, the shuttle bus will be available at 21:00 in front of the Grand Hotel. It will drive back to the main gate of NTU, stopping by MRT Jiantan Station (Shilin Night Market), Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall station, and Guting station (Shida Night Market).

BUS

  1.  From NTU, take the Green Line at Gongguan station, and transfer to the Red Line at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall station to Yuanshan Station. A free shuttle bus to the Grand Hotel is available close to Exit No.1 in the middle of Yumen St. (same location as other public bus stops) every 20 minutes (5:50, 6:10, 6:30 pm).

  2. From NTU, take the Green Line at Gongguan station, and transfer to the Red Line at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall station to Jiantan Station. A free shuttle bus to the Grand Hotel is available close to Exit No.1 at the Direction of Zhongshan Rd. (same location as other public bus stops) every 40 minutes (5:25, 6:05, 6:45 pm).

MRT

From NTU to the Grand Hotel, taxi fare is around NT$ 200~300.

Taxi

 
 
 

Program & abstracts

The conference scientific program will include the following topics related to fog, fog collection and dew:

  • Chemistry (including aqueous chemistry and impacts on atmospheric chemistry)    

  • Physics (including microphysics, thermodynamics, dynamics, turbulence, radiation)

  • Deposition/formation, interaction with the surface and vegetation, hydrological, nutrient and pollution transfer

  • Measurement and monitoring, in-situ sensors, ground-based and satellite remote sensing, field campaigns, new technologies

  • Modeling and forecast

  • Life cycles of fog in different environments (coastal, mountains, urban, continental), including climatology and trend

  • Haze and fog in highly polluted environments (aerosol response to humidity)

  • Impact of fog on human activities in different sectors, e.g. transportation, renewable energy, health        

  • Fog as a water resource (freshwater production and technologies)

  • Fog in art, literature, social sciences

  • Other relevant topics

 

Presentation guidelines

 Guidelines for Oral presentations 

To ensure a smooth flow of the sessions, please be in the conference room well before the start of your talk and importantly stay within your allocated speaking time as session chairs are instructed to keep the sessions on time.

  • All talks will take place in the Shih-Liang Chien Lecture Hall.

  • Please check the conference program and make sure you know the correct time of your talk.

  • Speakers for the Monday AM plenary session should upload their presentations on the conference room computer between 8:00-8:45 on Monday morning. Bring your presentations on a USB key. A staff member will be there to help.

  • Speakers for the Monday PM to Friday sessions should upload their presentations on the conference room computer at least 3 hours before the start of their session. For the early morning sessions, please upload your presentations after the last session of the day before.

  • Naming convention for uploaded file: Session N°_Presenter Last Name and First Name. Example: Session1_Smith_John

  • Note that speakers will not connect their personal laptops to the projector.

  • Acceptable format for presentations: PowerPoint (.pptx) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf)

  • When reviewing your presentation, make sure all fonts, images, and animations appear as expected and that all audio or video clips are working properly.

  • We suggest using fonts no smaller than 20 pts due to the size of the meeting room and legibility of the slides.

  • Standard presentation aspect ratio (width/height) to be used is 4/3 or 16/9.

  • Length of talks: selected presentations are 30 minutes (20 mn talk + 9 mn for questions and discussion + 1 min for transition), and contributed presentations are 15 minutes (12 mn talk + 2 mn for questions and discussion + 1 min for transition). Please make sure that you do not exceed the time allocated to you. The time limit will be strictly enforced by the session chairs to keep the program on schedule.

  • The conference organizers would like to make all presentations available online on the conference website at the end of the conference. If you allow your slides to be made available online, please provide your talk in a .pdf format with the file size reduced. Your presentation will be converted to a .pdf format if this is not the format provided and this will be posted online.  We will post what is preloaded online. If you want something different you must specifically tell us at the check-in desk.

 Guidelines for Poster presentations and 1-min poster talks 

Poster sessions are a key component of the conference program. All posters will be presented as short 1-minute talks in the Oral Session program to introduce the main highlights of each poster (1 slide in pdf format). All posters will also benefit from dedicated viewing periods, during which no other conference activities are scheduled.

To ensure a smooth flow of the Poster Talk time slots, please be in the conference room well before the start of the dedicated time slots and importantly stay within your allocated 1-min speaking time as session chairs are instructed to keep the sessions on time.

 Slide presentation 

To prepare your 1 slide file:​

  • Refer to the program to find out the Session and poster number.

  • All poster talks will take place in the Shih-Liang Chien Lecture Hall.

  • Please check the conference programme and make sure you know the correct time of your talk.

  • Speakers for the Monday AM poster talks session should upload their presentations on the conference room computer between 8:00-8:45 on Monday morning. Bring your presentations on a USB key. A staff member will be there to help.

  • Speakers for the Monday PM to Thursday poster talks sessions should upload their presentations on the conference room computer at least 3 hours before the start of their session. For the morning sessions, please upload your presentations after the last session of the day before.

  • Acceptable format for presentations: Adobe Acrobat (.pdf)

  • When reviewing your presentation, make sure all fonts, images, and animations appear as expected

  • We suggest using fonts no smaller than 20 pts due to the size of the meeting room and legibility of the slides.

  • Standard presentation ratio to be used is 4/3 aspect por 16/9.

  • Prepare your file and name it as follow: Session-Poster-Number_LastName_FirstName.pdf ( e.g. P-3-12_Smith_John.pdf).

 Poster sessions 

  • The poster sessions will take place in the poster area.

  • Poster rooms will be equipped with poster boards and material to hang your poster.

  • The poster format shall not exceed 150 cm high and 90 cm wide.

Poster board size

150 x 90 (cm)

 TIPS for your poster 

​​The presentation must cover the material as cited in the corresponding submitted abstract

  • Use the official abstract title as submitted and make it easy to read. Complement the title with a short abstract that conveys your main message and attracts people passing by. Place the title on top of your poster together with the author’s names.

  • Highlight the author’s names, e-mails, and address information in case the viewer is interested in contacting you for more information and/or provide a card or handout with your contact details.

  • Organize your material into sections; give each section a sentence heading summarizing it.

  • Create an attractive design with lots of white space.

  • Use the same artistic style throughout your poster.

  • Limit details that don't contribute directly to your main message.

  • Eye movement: The movement (pathway) of the eye over the poster should be natural, down the columns from left to right. Size attracts attention. Arrows, pointing hands, numbers, and letters can help clarify the sequence.

  • Topography

    • Avoid abbreviations, acronyms, and jargon.

    • Use a consistent font throughout.

    • Use type size that is readable from 2 m away. Title text should be at least 54pt, headings at least 36pt, and body text at least 28pt. Keep the number of text characters in a line between 30 and 70. Consider the spacing between the lines.

    • Blank spaces are not a problem. Use space to highlight and shape the main content. Used effectively, blank spaces can help the audience navigate the poster.

If several people gather around your poster, they should all be able to read the text simultaneously.

  • Use graphics as much as possible to get your message across. Prepare all diagrams or charts neatly and legibly.

  • Simplicity: Resist the temptation to overload the poster. More material may mean less communication.

 Timing for Poster Set-up/Take-down and presentation 

Poster sessions are designed as an integral component of the conference program and have their own dedicated viewing period, during which no other conference activities are scheduled.  The program includes two long poster sessions (2.5 hours each) to allow ample discussions around posters in a studious, yet relaxed atmosphere.
Presenters are asked to be at their posters from the start to the end of the session.
Please remove your poster at the end of the conference. The posters which are not removed by the end of the conference will be discarded (recycled) the next morning.
Please note that no local printing service will be available during the conference. So please bear in mind to print and bring your poster.

 Guidelines for Session Chairs 

  • Session Chairs are responsible for introducing the oral presentations, keeping time, and facilitating questions and answers (as time permits).

  • It is imperative that the oral presentations remain on schedule according to the program.

  • Each selected talk is limited to 20 minutes + 9 minutes for questions and answers. Each contributing talk is limited to 12 minutes + 2 minutes for questions and answers.

  • A yellow card is available to hold up 2 minutes before the end of the talking slot. A red card will signal that it is time to stop. If the presentation continues beyond 25 min for selected talks or beyond 12 min for contributing talks, we recommend that the chair stands up and asks the presenter to quickly summarize in order to take questions. Q&A should be completed in time to start the next talk as scheduled.

  • If no questions are asked by the audience, Session Chairs should consider asking a question or making a comment. 

  • During time slots dedicated to 1-min poster talks, session chairs should keep the time in a strict manner to allow for 15 presentations to be presented.

 

Technical Excursion

Technical Excursion gathering notice

NTU main gate

06:50 am.

17 July

The bus waits for no one, please be on time. 

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 Chitou Experimental Forest

We will visit the Chitou cloud forest in central Taiwan. It is an experimental forest belong to National Taiwan University. The Chitou Experimental Forest is approximately three hours away by car from Taipei.

Environment

 

The elevation of the Chitou Experimental Forest ranges from 200 m to more than 3000 m above sea level such that it has a rich diversity of climate zones. The forest is foggy throughout the year. The natural vegetation changes from evergreen broadleaf forests in the low elevations, to conifer forests and dwarf bamboos in high elevations.

 

In addition to natural forests, there are also forest plantations of various species including several conifer tree species and bamboos. For more information please visit the website of the Chitou Experimental Forest.

Fog collection and flux tower studies

The Chitou Experimental Forest attracts more than one million visitors annually for its renowned forest landscape and rich wildlife. Researchers of National Taiwan University and other universities and research institutes conduct many biological and environmental research at the experimental forest. We will visit sites for fog collection and flux towers. Local scientists work on the projects will give briefings about their studies. 

Walk in the forest

Walking in the woodland is very pleasant so that we would leave 90 minutes for easy walk in the forest. There is a good chance that it will turn foggy during that period. This would give us a good appreciation of what cloud/fog forests look like in Taiwan. 

A taste of Taiwan tea

The area around the Chitou Experimental Forest is known for the production of high quality tea. Tasting the tea is considered a must by many visitors. We arrange a special tea time in which tea experts will perform “Gongfu Tea” and show us how to enjoy the high quality tea (the fee is included in the field excursion).

Schedule & fee

  • Technical excursion is optional and should be signed up before Jun 20.

  • Technical excursion fee can be paid at the conference registration desk before Jul 16 in cash only .

  • The local host reserves the right to cancel the excursion if less than 25 people sign up.