Modeling with Impact


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June 29, 2011 - July 1, 2011
University of the Azores, Ponta Delgada

Important Deadlines

January 31, 2011: Abstract submission deadline

May 15, 2011: Deadline for uploading the full version of the accepted papers

April 1, 2011: Early registration deadline


You can register and pay online or fax us the completed registration form.

The registration fee is 390 euros. Registration includes:

  • Conference information / documentation
  • Morning and afternoon refreshment breaks
  • Conference lunches
  • Welcome reception
  • Social events

The registration fee for PhD students is 250 euros. If you want to benefit from the reduced fee, please send a copy of your student card along with your registration form.

The accompanying person registration fee is 230 euros. The fee covers:

  • Welcome reception
  • Gala dinner
  • Whale watching tour and lunch at Furnas
Please note that the fee for accompanying persons does not include admission to the scientific sessions, coffee and lunch, or any conference documentation.

Confirmation of your registration will be sent after receipt of payment.

Invitations/Visa Letters

The University of the Azores will provide an invitation letter to paid conference attendees. To request an invitation letter for yourself or a guest, you must complete the registration form and pay in full the registration fee before the deadlines.

Social Program - July 2nd 2011

Whale and Dolphin Watching Experience

Pick-up at the University of the Azores. Transfer to Futurismo Activities Center to start the Whale and dolphin watching Experience. Before the boat trip we will make a brief explanation about the cetacean’s species that can be observed, safety measures and the protection procedures of species at sea. Departure to the sea.

Lunch and Tour in Furnas Valley

After arriving in Ribeira Quente fishing harbor we will take the bus-transfer to Furnas to have lunch in Terra Nostra Garden Hotel – Casino Room.

Typical Menu
Green Cale Soup with spicy sausage
“Cozido da Furnas” – several meats, vegetables and rice
Azores Pineapple slice
Water, soft-drinks and wine
Tea and coffee

After having lunch we will visit Furnas Lake and its margins where we can find the place where the “Cozido das Furnas” is cooked. This is a very special meal cooked in holes in the volcanic soil with the steam of mother earth. We will have the opportunity to taste this special local dish during lunch time.

In the Valley of Furnas we will visit several interesting sights where the luxuriant vegetation contrasts with the steam of the volcanic manifestations. We will stop at the fumaroles and taste several types of waters – warm, cold and carbonated - in the surrounding springs.
Afterwards we will pass in some view points with magnificent views over Furnas Valley and the north coast of the island. We will visit the unique Tea Plantation in Europe and the factory where we can taste the local tea.

Registration cancellation policy

All registration cancellations must be received in writing via email to Frederic Dramais ( by the dates listed below.

For cancellation requests received before April 31, 2011, full refund will be provided minus 30 euros for administrative charges.

For cancellation requests received between May 1 and May 31, 2011, a refund of 50% will be provided.

No refund will be given for cancellation requests received after May 31, 2011.

No-shows are subject to the full registration fee.

Refunds will be issued within 30 business days after the conference concludes.

Conference substitution policy

Substitutions for the conference will be allowed at any time. Please contact Frederic Dramais to request a transfer/substitution.


All the papers presented at the conference will be published on a CD-ROM by the EcoMod Press in the conference proceedings. The papers will also be posted in PDF format on the conference web site. The copyright stays with authors so that they can publish the paper in any other formats.