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For registration at the 14th International Meeting of the International Humic Substances Society (IHSS) please download the Registration Form, fill it in, and send to the Conference Secretariat by e-mail ihss@org.chem.msu.ru. Please indicate "registration" in the subject of your message.

Abstract Submission

Please submit your abstract by e-mail ihss@org.chem.msu.ru indicating your preferred session topic and mode of presentation according to the guidelines given (Download "Template of Abstract").

The file name should be the name of the author (name.doc). Please submit the abstract by using MS-Word document format (*.doc). The maximum allowed file size is 2 MB.

If you have any problems, please contact the Conference Secretariat. Please indicate "abstract" in the subject of your message.

After submission you will receive a confirmation of receipt. The Scientific Committee reserves the right to accept or reject papers, and to assign them to oral or poster presentations. After the review process you will be informed about acceptance and presentation mode.

Payment by bank wire transfer

All fees should be paid in EURO (€) via bank wire transfer. Foreign participants are kindly asked to ensure that all bank fees are paid on their side. A confirmation letter will be sent to you well in advance of the conference, confirming your registration, booked events and your payment status.

We regret, but we do not accept private and company checks or Euro cheques.

Requests for the cancellation made prior August 1, 2008, will be subject to 50 Euro administration fee.
After August 1, 2008 requests for the refund will not be accepted. Registration may, however, be transferred to another member of your organization. In this case, please, inform the organizing committee.
All the refunds are made ONLY AFTER the conference.

Please, indicate in your bank wire transfer form:

Purpose of Payment
Registration Fee and/or Accommodation and/or Social Fee for Participation at the IHSS-14 Conference from "Full NAME of Participant(s)"

Sum of Payment item
"Sum of your fee according to registration rate & option "

Account Holder
Non-Commercial Partnership Center for Biogenic Resources "Humus Sapiens"

Billing Address
Novgorodskaya Str. 14 - 2 - 80, Moscow 127576, Russia

Bank Name and Address
MI-BANK (OJSC), 1 Bldg 58 Lomonosov Moscow State University, Leninskiye Gory, Moscow 119899, Russia
Account number

Intermediary Bank
KBC Bank, Brussels, Belgium, acc. 480-9590567-88

Tentative Conference Schedule

September 13, 2008, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. - Arrival Day
Department of Chemistry, Lomonosov MSU

On the arrival day, the Conference Secretariat will be located at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Department of Chemistry, room 429.

The participants arriving from different destinations will be requested to come to the Department of Chemistry of the MSU. Two bus transfers from Sheremetyevo-2 airport to the MSU will be offered by the conference organizers. Detailed plans and maps how to get to the conference venue will be posted on the web.

  • 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The early-comers will be offered coffee, tea, snack, or full lunch at the Department Canteen, Internet facilities are also available.

  • 2 p.m. Departure of the tour buses with the participants of pre-conference excursion including guided tour around Moscow, visit to Kremlin and Armory, and dinner.

  • 4 p.m. Departure of the tour buses with later-comers for bus-sightseeing excursion around Moscow (without visit to Kremlin) and dinner - optional.

  • All latecomers or those who didn't want to participate in the excursion will be given a chance to leave their luggage at the Department of Chemistry: they may stay at the university or go to the city. Small optional excursion program will be offered.

  • 9 p.m. Departure of the bus(es) from the Department of Chemistry to the North River Station with those who have chosen a late accommodation aboard the ship (free of charge).

  • 10 p.m. Arrival at the conference ship "Leonid Krasin".

September 14, 2008

  • 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Breakfast aboard the ship

  • 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Transfer to the Conference Hall of the Lomonosov Moscow State University for the Opening Ceremony of the Conference

  • 10.30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Opening Ceremony of the Conference

  • 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Transfer to the North River Station

  • 2.30 p.m. Embarking from Moscow

  • 3.30 p.m. Lunch

  • 5 p.m. Key note lectures

  • 8.30 p.m. Get together

September 15, 2008 - September 18, 2008

  • Oral and Poster presentations of the conference

September 19, 2008

  • 10 a.m. Arrival to Saint-Petersburg

  • 11 a.m. Departure from the ship

  • 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Post-conference excursion in Saint Petersburg (bus tour around the city and visit to Hermitage)

Transfers to the airport Pulkovo or to train station to Moscow
Individual post-conference programs

Visa Support

If you need a Visa Support please download this Form, fill it in, and send to the Conference Secretariat by e-mail ihss@org.chem.msu.ru. Please indicate "visa support" in the subject of your message.

Data for visa will be submitted to "MTF Ltd." that will send you a fax message in Russian these two papers: "Confirmation of tourist group acceptance" and Tourist voucher. Please note that the above paper wil be send you VIA FAX.

To get a visa, you need to get in touch with the Russian Consulate in your country to find out the details of your visa application. As a rule, to apply for a visa you need to send to the Russian Embassy your passport (NOT ID CARD!; passport should be valid for at least 6 months after your staying in Russia; visa will be inserted into the passport), the official invitation ("Confirmation of tourist group acceptance" and Tourist voucher), the filled in questionnaire forms (can be downloaded from the website of the Russian Embassy), and 2-3 recent pictures (format is specified by the Russian Embassy). They will also charge you for issuing one-entry tourist visa.

To assist you in completing questionnaire of Russian Embassy, please, find below itemized list of necessary information. This information is given on your "CONFIRMATION of tourist group acceptance", which you get per Fax from our tour-operator – "MTF" Ltd, but unfortunately, it is in Russian.

1. Purpose of your visit tourism
2. Russian institution or organization to be visited (name and address, phone, fax number, E-mail (if known), name of contact person) "MTF" Ltd, Leningradskoe shosse 59, 125195 Moscow, Tel: +7(495)2218070, fax: +7(495)2218069 e-mail: info@mosturflot.com Contact person: Svetlana Lutovinova
3. Itinerary (places to be visited) Cruise Moscow-Saint Petersburg aboard the ship "Leonid Krasin" Ship route: Moscow/Uglich/Goritsy/Kizhi/Mandrogi/Saint Petersburg
4. Name and reference number of the tourist group reference number 0471


E-mail: ihss@org.chem.msu.ru

Tel./Fax: +7(495)939-55-46

Department of Chemistry, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Leninskie Gory 1-3, 119992 Moscow, Russia

Prof. Irina Perminova
Head of the Organizing Committee

Mrs. Elena Belyaeva
Mrs. Olga Filippova
Dr. Andrey Konstantinov
Dr. Natalia Kulikova
Mrs. Tatiana Sorkina
Conference Secretariat