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    Research on handwriting and drawing


    August 24 - 28, 1997, Genova, Italy
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    IGS'97 is the biennal Conference of IGS (International Graphonomics
    Society). It is the 8th of the series: IGS'83 (Nijmegen), IGS'85
    (Hong Kong), IGS'87 (Montreal), IGS'89 (Trond-heim), IGS'91 (Tempe AZ),
    IGS'93 (Paris), IGS'95 (London Ontario). Its aim is to address topics
    of research on handwriting and drawing with a strongly multi-disciplinary
    approach, which includes behavioral, theoretical, methodological,
    technological, educational, medical, and forensic aspects. The intended
    audience includes Developmental, and Experimental Psychologists,
    Computer Scientists, Educators, Ergonomists, Forensic Document
    Examiners, Motor Control Researchers, Neurologists, Theoretical and
    Clinical Neuropsychologists, Occupational Therapists, Paleographers,
    and Physicians among others. The topic which will receive special emphasis
    in IGS'97 is Neuroscience and Motor Control aspects of Handwriting Research.

    Organizers: A.M. Colla; F. Masulli; P.G. Morasso (Genova).

    Conference Chair: F. Masulli

    Program Co-Chairs: N. Mai (Muenchen), P. Morasso (Genova).

    Program Committee: P. Baier (DE); A.M. Colla (IT); C. Faure (FR);
    P. Giannoni (IT); S. Impedovo (IT); G. Leedham (SG); G. Lorette (FR);
    P. Morasso (IT); R. Meulenbroek (NL); R. Plamondon (CAN); M. Simner (CAN);
    L. Schomaker (NL); J. Schuermann (DE); H.L. Teulings (USA);
    A. Thomassen (NL); L. Wilson Marks (USA).

    Sponsors: CNR, Elsag, EU, IGS, IAPR, University of Genova.

    Commercial exhibit: contact Dr. A.M. Colla.

    Conference secretariat (information, submission of abstracts, accommodation,
    conference fees) :
    ART Srl PO Box 7026, I-16148 Genova, Italy; Fax +39 10 3532154.

    Web page (at IGS office):

    Interested people, who wish to be inserterted in a mailing list and
    receive further information can communicate so to the conference secretariat
    by mail or fax and to the organizers by email.

    Conference site:
    The conference will be held at the University of Genova - in the Faculty of
    Sciences - from August 24 to 28, 1997. Genova is the main Italian harbour
    for commercial and touristic maritime traffic. It has a large medieval and
    Renaissance center with several Art Galleries. The new Aquarium is the
    largest in Europe and the second in the world and there are many nearby
    attractions in the Riviera (Portofino, Santa Margherita etc.). The airport
    has good connections with Zurich, Frankfurt, London, Munich, and most Italian
    cities. Milan and Rome can be reached by fast trains.

    Social program: organized and self-organized support to the exploration of the
    environment will be provided, with some surprise ...

    Accommodation: a range of possibilities from the Youth Hostel to 5-star hotels.
    Please contact the secretariat in due time.

    Abstract submission: 5 copies camera-ready by March 1 1997

    Notification of acceptance: May 1 1997

    Instructions for the preparation of abstracts:
    The abstracts must be prepared camera-ready: two pages, including figures and references. For the format, please contact the secretariat. Submit one
    original and 5 copies plus a cover sheet (no electronic submission, please)
    which contains the following:
    * Full address (including fax, telephone and email);
    * Presentation preference ( [ ] poster or [ ] oral) ;
    * Topic preference ( [ ] Neuroscience, [ ] Education, [ ]Motor Control,
    [ ] Pattern Recognition, [ ]Forensic Applications, [ ] Other).

    Proceedings: Accepted abstracts will be printed in the Conference Proceedings
    without any difference between oral and poster presentations. A subset of the
    abstracts, selected by the Program Committee, will be reviewed as expanded
    full papers to be edited and published in a book on Advances in Handwriting
    Research, as it is the tradition of IGS Conferences. The special emphasis of
    the IGS'97 Conference will be in the area of Neuroscience and Motor Control
    aspects of Handwriting Research, coordinated by Prof. Norbert Mai and
    Prof. Pietro G. Morasso.

    Registration form

    [ ] Registration [ ] Request of further information

    Name __________________________________________________ __________

    Affiliation __________________________________________________ __________

    Address __________________________________________________ __________

    Fax/Email __________________________________________________ __________

    (A limited amount of student fellowships might be available. Ph.D students are
    invited to submit a formal proof of studentship. First come first served
    strategy will be adopted.)

    Conference Fees

    Before June 15, 1997 After June 15, 1997

    [ ]IGS Members: 270,000 ITL [ ]IGS Members: 310,000 ITL [ ]Banquet: 60,000 ITL
    [ ]Nonmembers: 300,000 ITL [ ]Nonmembers: 340,000 ITL

    Total amount due: _____________ ITL

    I pay by (net of all charges)

    [ ] Eurocheque made to IGS'97 Secretariat - ART Srl
    [ ] Transfer to account # 1316/80, Banca Carige
    (Genova-Branch 52, code 193, CAB 1435, ABI 6175)
    [ ] Credit card: [ ] Eurocard/Master Card [ ] VISA

    Card number: |__|__|__|__| |__|__|__|__| |__|__|__|__| |__|__|__|__|

    Expiry date: ______________

    Name on card: __________________________________________________ ____________

    Signature:________________________________________ ___Date:___________________