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NT08: Ninth International Conference on
the Science and Application of Nanotubes
Montpellier, France
June 29 - July 4, 2008


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  1. Mon Jul 7 17:51:06 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: Daniel Buckley
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    Daniel Buckley
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    Preferred abstract submission software: Style B (Japanese software, used at NT06 and NT07)

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    Suggestions/Critique:
    The organization of the poster sessions needs to be better. By Thursday, July 3 the spread out format was much better and did not jam up the space between poster boards.
    The format for the schedule only gave the names of the speakers and had poor correlation to the abstracts since the schedule did not include the titles of the abstracts. There appeared to be an attempt to have the abstracts listed sequentially but this fell apart along the way. We had to find the author by name to find the title and abstract. Where the papers did not have titles and were to be announced, I would have thought that by the time of the conference the author could have at least provided a top
    I was extremely pleased with the content presented by all the speakers and with few exceptions thought the authors did a very good job with the presentations.
    I thought that the facillities were exceptional as was the tour and the banquet. The lunches were very good and should stay included in order to keep people in the facility and to keep things running on time.
    Over all I was extremely pleased with the conference and suggest the organizational improvements listed above.
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  2. Mon Jul 7 18:09:36 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: Juan Duque
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    Juan Duque
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    Preferred abstract submission software: Style A (French software, used at NT08)

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    Suggestions/Critique:
    food and service was excellent.
    loved the city and the visit
    need more oral sessions
    poster need more space
    excellent contributions
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  3. Mon Jul 7 18:29:00 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: Virginia Ford
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    Virginia Ford
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    Suggestions/Critique:
    I most liked the grouping of posters by sub-category and the quality of talks.
    The poster sessions were much better after spreading the posters from each session so that one could reach and discuss the posters with the authors. Prior to the spreading (sessions A, B, and C), the posters were too close to be able to read them and discuss them reasonably.
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  4. Mon Jul 7 18:29:00 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: Virginia Ford
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    Virginia Ford
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    Suggestions/Critique:
    I most liked the grouping of posters by sub-category and the quality of talks.
    The poster sessions were much better after spreading the posters from each session so that one could reach and discuss the posters with the authors. Prior to the spreading (sessions A, B, and C), the posters were too close to be able to read them and discuss them reasonably.
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  5. Mon Jul 7 18:59:12 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: anonymous
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    Preferred abstract submission software: Style B (Japanese software, used at NT06 and NT07)

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    Suggestions/Critique:
    poster session
    1. It would be better if poster doest need to be removed during the week.
    2. Here needs to be some time to allow poster presenter to visit other peoples work in the same session.
    oral session
    1. better timing.
    2. more careful selection of contributed talks.
    3. more talks from students.
    others
    1. Lager font size for abstract book
    2. Nicer bag.
    3. english PC OS
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  6. Mon Jul 7 20:09:19 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: Victor Koroteev
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    Victor Koroteev
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    Preferred abstract submission software: Style A (French software, used at NT08)

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    Suggestions/Critique:
    I do not know what submission system was used in NT06 and NT07, but I like this year submission system very much.
    Most problems were with poster sessions. Poster presentations were not so informatiove as it should be sometimes, I think. Poster positioning was not good. But it was changed to session D.
    All the other things were good, I think. It was many interesting lections and peoples.
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  7. Mon Jul 7 20:35:12 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: anonymous
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    Preferred abstract submission software: Style A (French software, used at NT08)

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  8. Mon Jul 7 21:04:58 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: anonymous
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    Preferred abstract submission software: Style B (Japanese software, used at NT06 and NT07)

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    Suggestions/Critique:
    I like the present format of NT conference, specially non-parallel session.
    But, usually, poster presentation is quite messy.. it might be better to have one poster session per one day only in larger area without other posters belong to different sessions.
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  9. Mon Jul 7 21:48:57 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: Hyung-Joon Shin
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    Hyung-Joon Shin
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    Suggestions/Critique:
    I think NT08 was well-orginzed. It was fantastic. The taks and presentations were impressive. The introductions of each poster session presented by chiarman were best, so I could know the whole contents in advance. However, it seems to be in a hurry. If there were much more time for that, I think the chairman could say more.
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  10. Tue Jul 8 00:17:19 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: A. Marco Saitta
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    A. Marco Saitta
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    Preferred abstract submission software: Style B (Japanese software, used at NT06 and NT07)

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    Suggestions/Critique:
    I liked both NT08 and NT07. Except the NT08 book of abstract, it was impossible to follow talks in the same sessions, one had to switch back and forth from Keynote, to Invited and Contributed. Date and time of talks should be indicated by the abstract.
    In my view the most important challenge of the NT conference series, and the study of nanotubes in general, is how to keep its relevance with (against?) the uprise of graphene. No doubt that NTs are, and probably will be in the future, "strong" in materials science, but in the field of fundamental physics it is quite evident that graphene is stealing the spotlight. I think this is a sort of crossroads for the NT conferences.
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  11. Tue Jul 8 01:02:57 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: Toma Susi
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    Toma Susi
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    Suggestions/Critique:
    Here's a few things that came to my mind:
    -The number of posters was nearing pain treshold. I understand the importance of giving equal opportunity for people to present their work, but I think some sort of discrimination must be implemented sooner or later. Probably the scientifically most justified one would be to screen all posters on the exact same subject for the highest quality works. Also, one could perhaps require that people actually make POSTERS, not just tape some A4s together, if they really are serious about it.
    -In terms of limiting size, another hard suggestion would be to consider splitting graphene off into a pre or post conference day (or two). But that would be pretty drastic, I admit.
    -Though the level of the speeches was rather good, there are some gripes: firstly, I think the whole conference would benefit if the keynote speakers devoted about half of their time to reviewing the current state of their field and the recent developments. Some speakers did this admirably, some less (even though all the keynote speakers clearly showed that they were there not just because of their fame).
    -Secondly, invited speakers should do the same, perhaps with a slightly narrower scope, for at least about a third of the time. Also, some speakers failed to reference just about any other work than their own, which I don't think is at all appropriate for an invited talk (or any other for that matter!).
    -Thirdly, there might be some reason to consider the selection of the contributed talks a little. Though mostly they were rather interesting, there were a few lackluster performances which left at least me pondering what was the reason this speaker had a slot in a full plenary session.
    -The sound guys were the single most disappointing technical issue. How hard is it to put the mic on the speaker properly? Or put the line level up before some poor person is left wondering whether the mic is broken? Video, however, was excellent, which rather underscored the problems with sound.
    That's about it, othervise it was an extremely fulfilling experience and now have an even firmer resolve to do the research it takes to see you all in Beijing next year. :)
    Regards,
    Toma Susi
    NanoMaterials Group
    Helsinki
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  12. Tue Jul 8 01:19:27 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: Ken Atkinson
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    Ken Atkinson
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    Suggestions/Critique:
    I believe the conference could be improved by including:
    1) contributions from the manufacturers that are currently producing tonnes of material addressing issues such as: types of CNTs being produced; what properties do they want; current and future uses; and problems that are being encountered. Companies that come to mind are Bayer and Nanocyl, but they are not the only ones.
    2) more material on the health implications with papers from experienced researchers. (The contributions would need to be carefully selected because the science is extremely difficult). Specifically, what are the health implications of trace concentrations of CNTs in the environment and workplace. (I don't believe studies using mass concentrations of CNTs are useful).
    3) The large number of posters, although emphasising the activity in the field, make it very difficult to identify the posters of key interest: Is there some way to get a theme into poster submissions?
    I did like the poster overviews, the absence of parallel sessions, and the emphasis on informality. The opening ceremony and social event help in setting a good atmosphere for the conference.
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  13. Tue Jul 8 01:43:25 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: anonymous
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    Suggestions/Critique:
    The post sessions were great but the space between the posts, and between the rows were too small, resulting traffic jams, and difficulites to reach the desired posters.
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  14. Tue Jul 8 01:48:04 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: anonymous
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    Suggestions/Critique:
    Everything was fine except that the posting of the 2nd set of posters was too late. I had to leave 11 am on Thursday and missed basically all of them.
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  15. Tue Jul 8 02:03:24 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: Gotthard Seifert
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    Gotthard Seifert
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    Suggestions/Critique:
    The organization was perfect! Especially I have to mention the quality and the service for lunch and dinner. This sets standards!
    The lecture hall and the congress centre was also a very good choice.
    The room for the poster sessions was however rather limited.
    It would be good that there is enough space and time for posters.
    I know, it is difficult to realize, but it would be of great advantage to have the posters available all over the conference time.
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  16. Tue Jul 8 02:20:42 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: anonymous
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    anonymous
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    Suggestions/Critique:
    Here is one point:
    - poster awards should be given only to the PhD studends; there is no match between senior scientist work and student work, so this kind of competition should be excluded

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  17. Tue Jul 8 02:21:44 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: anonymous
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    Suggestions/Critique:
    The most problematic point in Montpellier (and also in Japan) was the lack of space during the poster sessions. The idea of intercalating the poster sessions D, E and F was excellent.
    The webpage of the NT08 was not very user-friendly. It was difficult to find information.
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  18. Tue Jul 8 02:30:47 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: David Brunel
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    David Brunel
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    Suggestions/Critique:
    What I liked the most:
    -Quality of talks
    -Quality of satellite workshops
    -Presentation of posters sessions
    What I liked least:
    -Satellite workshops in the same time but not synchronized in order to switch between
    Honnestly, it was the best conference I have ever been. All my congratulations to the team of Montpellier.

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  19. Tue Jul 8 02:32:57 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: anonymous
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    Suggestions/Critique:
    Must take care to have sufficient space to see posters during poster sessions (as for sessions D, E and F).
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  20. Tue Jul 8 02:59:43 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: Christian Ehli
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    Christian Ehli
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    Suggestions/Critique:
    The space for the first poster sessions was a little bit too small. But this problem was nicely solved for the second part of the poster sessions.
    I have enjoyed the conference very well.
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  21. Tue Jul 8 03:06:44 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: anonymous
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    Preferred abstract submission software: Style B (Japanese software, used at NT06 and NT07)

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  22. Tue Jul 8 03:08:05 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: Gaël Robert
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    Gaël Robert
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    Suggestions/Critique:
    The NT'08 conference was a very enriching one and I was lucky I could participate.
    Things I liked the most were : the quality of the talks; the very wide range of subjects presented, both in talks and poster sessions, including physics, chemistry, biology and even medicine; the easy possibility to talk with many renowned researchers from so many countries ... And a perfect organization.
    Concerning the poster sessions, it is very good to regroup all of the posters from one field into one session. However, the session one is presenting a poster in most probably includes posters one is most interested in - thus preventing from having time to discuss with researchers who are working in the same field. Maybe it would be useful to spread a little bit the subjects during the sessions, and not regroup all of them into one.
    I thank again the organizers for such an interesting conference. And I wish them as much success in future NT conferences.
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  23. Tue Jul 8 03:16:10 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: Jasper Van Noyen
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    Jasper Van Noyen
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    Suggestions/Critique:
    I think overall the organisation was very good. The first three poster sessions were a bit crowded, but the reorganisation for the next sessions was a very good improvement.
    It is a bit a pity that if you present a poster, you cannot walk around to discuss during the poster session you are most interested in, but I don't think there is a solution there (unless you split up poster sessions, but that would make it less logical, so that wouldn't be an improvement).
    I would like to thank the organisation for their splendid work! I enjoyed the meeting and Montpellier very much.
    Best regards
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  24. Tue Jul 8 03:20:28 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: Pascale Chenevier
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    Pascale Chenevier
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    Suggestions/Critique:
    Think of separating the "chemistry and applications" poster sessions in 2 parts, to avoid having 125 posters on the last day while only 80 on the first. Would it be possible to mix the "disciplines" during the week? It would avoid "spectroscopy" people to have all the interesting posters and talks on the first days and then get bored, and the "application" people to get bored for 2 days, then hurry up around the interesting talks and poster sessions.
    I also suggest to invite some of the companies working on NT (IBM, Sony, HP, Arkema, or start-ups like nanomix, nanocyl, tubes at Rice...) to enlarge the scope and help students and postdocs to make fruitful contacts.
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  25. Tue Jul 8 03:24:50 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: anonymous
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    Suggestions/Critique:
    Improve
    less about the physics and raman and more about the chemistry and modification. More contributing talks
    Like
    Food was ok
    Least
    The narrow topic field

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  26. Tue Jul 8 03:27:52 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: Jean-Philippe Tessonnier
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    Jean-Philippe Tessonnier
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    Suggestions/Critique:
    What I liked most:
    - NT08 was really nice in its concept (more poster sessions, less talks). It is certainly one of the best conferences I attended so far. (Some people however told me NT07 was even better).
    What I liked least:
    - For next NT conferences, I think it would be nice to have a better equilibrium between physics and chemistry. For NT08, only Friday was really dedicated to chemistry (composites, grafting,...). Also, we mainly talked about SWCNTs. As applications are also important for the future of CNTs, it would be nice to have more contributions on MWCNTs and on their applications. Maybe it would be nice to also ask an industrial partner to give a short talk.
    - The MSIN satellite was nice but the speakers just presented their results. Not so many tried to talk about metrology. It is a little bit disappointing.
    - The tutorials were extremely boring...... It would be nice to have more a kind of review presentations on synthesis/growth mechanism, characterization, application.
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  27. Tue Jul 8 03:31:23 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: anonymous
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    Suggestions/Critique:
    To be improved: Poster sessions:
    More space, more time.
    Make sure there is really enough time and space allowing proper discussions and interactions at a poster session.
    For a conference putting emphasis on posters with even more than 100 contributions per session, that's extremely important.

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  28. Tue Jul 8 03:34:33 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: anonymous
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    Suggestions/Critique:
    I particularly enjoyed the introduction to the poster sessions, I think that the people in charge made a fantastic job.
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  29. Tue Jul 8 03:39:28 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: Hyeyeon Ryu
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    Hyeyeon Ryu
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    Suggestions/Critique:
    Conference was nice and well organized. but in poster session, it needs more large area and time. many people was tried to see the poster but the space was quite narrow. In my opinion the time was to short.
    thank you for your help.
    was nice conference!!
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  30. Tue Jul 8 03:44:59 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: Juan Vilatela
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    Juan Vilatela
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    Suggestions/Critique:
    Fantastic conference, great job done in organising such a high quality event for more than 700 people.
    The poster sessions need a more spacious venue.
    Thank you
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  31. Tue Jul 8 03:56:31 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: Sara Costa
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    Sara Costa
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    Suggestions/Critique:
    The satellite workshops and the tutorials are great ideas as a starters.
    In respect to the posters sessions, I understand that is not an easy task to arrange everything. However, the second half of sessions works much better due to the better organization of space.
    The dinner conference finished to earlier. I was expecting something different after dinner.

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  32. Tue Jul 8 04:00:28 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: pascal blondeau
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    pascal blondeau
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    Suggestions/Critique:
    the most: workshops, tutorials, keynote lectures and invited talks were very interesting and well organized. Poster introduction by a chairman is a good point. Poster session well organised, I think it would have been better to have the poster exposed the whole week instead of 2 days (but still ok). Besides, I think that the second session (D,E, F) was better organised because it was definitively impossible to reach any poster an monday (too crowded).
    The least: too many conferences, particularly too many contributed talks. maybe a way would be to organise the contributed talks in a different way like 2 talks at the same time in different place (chemistry & physics for instance...)

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  33. Tue Jul 8 04:03:13 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: Erik Einarsson
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    Erik Einarsson
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    Preferred abstract submission software: Style B (Japanese software, used at NT06 and NT07)

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    Suggestions/Critique:
    Regarding the abstract submission software, the Japanese version (style B) is better primarily because it has a search function. Waiting until after the submission deadline to make the submitted abstracts public should be easy to implement into the Japanese software.

    Other comments:
    I'm not sure the poster session overview is achieving its goal. Despite being very demanding of the presenters, the overview is usually exactly what can be found in the abstract book, plus a bunch of unexplained graphs. Alan Windle's approach (pointing out trends and highlighting a few unique or impressive posters) should be the model for others to follow.
    The poster session was quite uncomfortable, being too crowded and hot. The available space could have been more wisely used (e.g. all session A posters on the left side of the aisle, and all session B posters on the right side of the aisle, rather than clustering on one side of the room or the other).
    The lunch need not be such a formal meal. Many people would like to use the time during lunch to check email, etc. In France, most of the lunch time was spent waiting for food. The buffet style (used in Brazil) is much more efficient when serving a large number of people.

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  34. Tue Jul 8 04:05:53 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: sofie cambre
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    sofie cambre
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    Suggestions/Critique:
    The NT conference was organised very good. The only thing that can be improved is the information given on the website, such as length of the talks so that no emails have to be send to ask these kind of questions. Also it would be usefull to have a preliminary program online in order to be able to plan the travelling much better before and after the conference.
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  35. Tue Jul 8 04:10:49 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: Sampo Tuukkanen
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    Sampo Tuukkanen
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    Suggestions/Critique:
    Audio-system in the lecture room could be better, because there was a lot of difficulties in the communication between lecturer and audience, especially during the questions. Of course that is mostly because of the different English skills but anyway, the loudspeakers don't make it any easier. Anyway, I don't have any solution for this. Maybe even translator would be useful in some cases...
    Also I would propose you to organize the poster sessions right after lunch, because then its easier to stay awake with you full stomach (instead of sleeping in the lecture-room, as most of the people did).
    In general, I was quite satisfied to the way it NT'08 was organized.
    Maybe the organization could try to help people with the Visa-issues if its complicated in China, but I don't know how it works really.
    Cheers, Sampo Tuukkanen
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  36. Tue Jul 8 04:17:28 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: Julien AMADOU
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    Julien AMADOU
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    Suggestions/Critique:
    To compare NT07 and NT08 organization, it looks like that NT07 was better. First because of the easy-to-use website of NT07 compared to the NT08 one. The informations and news were more easy to find or accessible on the NT07 website.
    Concerning the conference, I think that in NT08, there have been too many talks and due to the high number of poster contributions not enough time and space dedicated to the poster.
    Of course the number of participants increases each year but the charta should be respected in term of dedicated space and time to poster interactions, in term of possible interactions between students and famous searchers and in term of invitation of students or young searchers to have an oral.
    Moreover, the time dedicated to graphene is more and more important and I was wondering whether it should not be better to organize a satellite on graphene instead of integrating it in the NT conference.

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  37. Tue Jul 8 04:27:50 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: Antal Koos
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    Antal Koos
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    Suggestions/Critique:
    It was a nice conference. The space between posters was small.
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  38. Tue Jul 8 04:32:50 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: Alexandre Vivet
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    Alexandre Vivet
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    Suggestions/Critique:
    The organisation is good, with real poster sessions that permit discussion with others researchers.
    Give more time to poster chairman to present and to summarize posters.
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  39. Tue Jul 8 04:38:05 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: Borja Bidegain
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    Borja Bidegain
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    Suggestions/Critique:
    - About the software: I have a Basque French (d´Arlas) surname and I could not write it trough the submitting software for having a d´.
    - I liked a lot the conference and I liked how it was organized.
    - I like the beutiful enviroments choosen. Le Corum, La Place de la Comedie, La Abady of Almagn...
    - I liked the Talks and the Posters.
    - Iliked the people attending the conference.
    Congratulations
    Borja
    University of the Basque Country
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  40. Tue Jul 8 04:50:17 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: Luis Hueso
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    Preferred abstract submission software: Style A (French software, used at NT08)

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    Suggestions/Critique:
    I like NT conferences as there are plenty of possiblitities for interaction with other members of the community. The overall quality of the talks was very high. Many participants
    On a relatively negative side, sessions were quite long (9 AM to 7 PM) and people seemed very tired in the evening.
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  41. Tue Jul 8 05:00:51 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: anonymous
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    Preferred abstract submission software: Style B (Japanese software, used at NT06 and NT07)

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    Suggestions/Critique:
    Poster session: too many people in a little space
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  42. Tue Jul 8 05:30:01 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: anonymous
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    Preferred abstract submission software: Style A (French software, used at NT08)

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    Suggestions/Critique:
    The conference was very interesting. Only tow remarks.
    The number of participant is very large. I think maybe it is a limite and it will be better to not increase this number. Concerning poster session to keep in mind enough space between two posters because for first sessions it was difficult to access and present posters.
    Thank for organize this great conference.
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  43. Tue Jul 8 05:30:51 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: Oliver Jost
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    Oliver Jost
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    Suggestions/Critique:
    A. Good points
    1. Most talks compared their own work with the state of the art and gave a nice summary about recent developments in the field. Very good.
    2. Good (local) organization in general.
    3. The way how to present the posters - almost impossible to do it better.
    4. The existence of satellite conferences
    B. Main points to improve
    1. The nanotube science has matured, new developments are mainly expected from application-oriented research. Application-oriented research was often missing from the talks, most speakers were scientists doing basic science and these often only repeated their old findings on nanotubes.
    2. The above mentioned scientists doing basic science often presented new results on graphene instead of nanotubes. Graphene is important! but does not necessarily fit the NT0x series. I would suggest for NT09 a new satellite conference on graphene, being somewhat larger than the current satellite meetings (maybe going over two days and with its own poster session). This can prepare for a future spin-off.
    3. The satellite conference MSIN failed to meet its own criteria. I would expect from a conference on metrology and applications etc. talks and contributions providing a summary of proven and validated results that can be used by all kinds of scientists for their daily work. Instead of this the speakers often did only present their own work in their own science "niches".
    4. One of the main bottlenecks in nanotube science at the moment are novel (!) ways to manipulate and to assemble nanotubes so that it becomes possible to treat them like macroscopic materials (like mesoscopic fibers). I was missing this part on the main conference. Only one of the satellite conferences (that on biology interactions) tried to partly present this kind of stuff. That was not enough.
    C. Other things to improve
    1. Too many contributions having spectroscopy as their main topic.
    2. The NT conference series is now very large and starts to become "unpersonal" with scientists spread over lots of hotels and a large conference center. It would be nice to have ONE congress hotel for the next meeting where all scientists can come together (for example in the evening) whenever they want to.

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  44. Tue Jul 8 05:36:57 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: anonymous
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    Preferred abstract submission software: Style A (French software, used at NT08)

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    Suggestions/Critique:
    The poster sesssions were too cramped initially. Staggering the posters reduced the difficulty of getting to posters that I was interested in. The outings on Wed were excellent, but those on the later buses should have been informed that they were not going to the caves before they got on the bus. This should have been an option not an accidental discovery. The location was an excellent choice and the talks were very good.
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  45. Tue Jul 8 05:54:22 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: Wing Kui Anson Ma
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    Wing Kui Anson Ma
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    Preferred abstract submission software: Style B (Japanese software, used at NT06 and NT07)

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    Suggestions/Critique:
    Perhaps we can have more oral/contributed talks in a parallel session format. Also, most of the talks during the first two days focus on spectroscopy and as far as I heard from other participants, this has put off quite a number of people not working on detailed spectroscopy research although the quality of the talks is high.
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  46. Tue Jul 8 05:59:04 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: anonymous
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    Suggestions/Critique:
    I liked the satellite and the tutorials. I like the great research representation from the invited speakers and I like having the whole community in each talk for discussion. I thought being in the same room made it difficult to concentrate on all the talks and I felt like there were area's I didn't have any opinion on. I would suggest that for the non-invited talks you should offer options. I suggest you have two invited speakers to start the session, then have 2-3 smaller sessions where you have non-invit
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  47. Tue Jul 8 06:42:50 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: anonymous
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    Suggestions/Critique:
    My main complaint with the conference this year was that it was too big. Last year there was ample time to meet people and get to know them and that was not the case this year. I also wonder if it might be time to move to at least two concurrent sessions. The physics taking up the first part of the week was not particularly applicable to many people, and surely vice-versa for people at the end of the week.
    I also found the website to be extremely difficult to use. The email notification system was not very good either - I received every email at least 4 times! Also, it caused a lot of problems with my credit card when I was not charged for a month and a half after receiving a "receipt" for my payment. I don't have a very high limit on my card, being a student, and I basically couldn't spend anything on my credit card because I never knew when I might be charged for NT08 registration and housing and my bank ch
    It was also a bit mean that the excursion on Wednesday afternoon was planned as it was. I was lucky in getting to go to a nice wine tasting and the "better" caves. Many of my labmates were not so lucky and had gone around in "cave" clothes all day only to find that they weren't going to a cave. Either an excursion should be planned that everyone can take part in or it should be openly explained about size/time constraints and a lottery/randomized system could be envoked to assign certain people to certain t
    As for my critique of the French software for abstract submission, the main problem I had was that it took me about an hour to figure out why my abstract wouldn't submit. While, yes, there was an error message you could read if it didn't go through, it was incredibly complex and impossible to deduce anything from. By trail and error I eventually figured out the problem was that I had placed an ampersand ("and" sign) in my affiliation and it apparently wasn't compatible with the software.
    Looking through this, I see that I haven't said anything positive about the conference. Honestly, I was very disappointed, overall, having enjoyed Brazil so much last year. It is nice to have a sit-down lunch with everyone and the atmosphere does still remain social compared with other conferences, but I think overall the size of the conference needs to be limited.
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  48. Tue Jul 8 07:04:35 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: Ivan Bobrinetskiy
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    Ivan Bobrinetskiy
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    Suggestions/Critique:
    Is it possible to divide all the days by subject’s fields: first day -processing, second one - application, etc. – when not only posters but talks are presented in one field of nanotube science?
    It was crowded at all posters sections of the day, when a lot of space with past or future posters was empty. May be it should be possible to make refreshment of the posters every day.
    What I like most: the poster summery – it was very expressive and showed state of the art in nanotube science.
    I liked least: 1. The lunch – it was to complicated, and I think I’ll have more problems with Chinese meal for me.
    2. Failure with excursion - it was very unpleasant surprise.

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  49. Tue Jul 8 07:06:48 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: anonymous
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    Preferred abstract submission software: Style B (Japanese software, used at NT06 and NT07)

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    Suggestions/Critique:
    I liked the high quality of presentation and keynote lectures as well as the many poster sessions. However, for me it have been to many people and to many posters to talk to and about. I would prefer a conference limited to a maximum of 500 participants.
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  50. Tue Jul 8 07:09:20 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: sophie marsaudon
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    sophie marsaudon
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    Preferred abstract submission software: Style B (Japanese software, used at NT06 and NT07)

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    Suggestions/Critique:
    like the most : wonderfull organization, interesting talks, opportunity to talk to many different people, overview of world wide nanotube research , high standing
    like least : difficulty to reach most famous people (and sometimes even any person due to number of participants) and, in the case of friday morning, session , even impossibility to ask questions.
    some frustration about the time allowed for the posters, especially for the session where one has a poster
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  51. Tue Jul 8 08:12:17 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: Yoshiyuki Miyamoto
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    Yoshiyuki Miyamoto
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    Preferred abstract submission software: Style B (Japanese software, used at NT06 and NT07)

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    Suggestions/Critique:
    i)For a poster sessions, I prefer a style used for sessions D-F rather than sessions A-C. Since the number of poster presentation is increasing, panels for poster presentation should be used as, for example, one side for session A and the other side for session B, alternatively. This arrangement is necessary to avoid people being squeezed in each aisle.
    ii)Encouragement of poster-presenters toward oral talks or poster awards should be done earlier dates. This makes shapes of submitted abstracts good helping the work of poster chairs.
    iii)Use of figures in abstract can be allowed, otherwise it might be difficult to check validity of experimental/computed conclusions in selecting oral talks.
    iV)Since the number of presentations is increasing, the schedule of technical sessions will be tight. In that case, an excursion could be skipped. But this is just in case. Meanwhile the conference banquet and programs for accompanied persons should be kept.

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  52. Tue Jul 8 08:14:59 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: anonymous
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    Feedback Form#: 1
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    Preferred abstract submission software: Style A (French software, used at NT08)

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  53. Tue Jul 8 08:31:10 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: Matus Milko
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    Matus Milko
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    Preferred abstract submission software: Style A (French software, used at NT08)

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    Suggestions/Critique:
    I enjoyed most that the conference was not divided into several sessions, so I could catch all the talks. I liked also that all the talks, invited, plenary as well as contributed were chosen well, so that all of them were instructive and not boring
    for those not working in that particular research field.
    disliked:
    The poster session could have been arranged in more spacious conditions.
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  54. Tue Jul 8 08:51:50 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: anonymous
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    Preferred abstract submission software: Style A (French software, used at NT08)

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    Suggestions/Critique:
    Positive:
    Very good conference.
    All essential topics in nanotubes/graphene covered.
    Very good organization.
    Congratulations.
    Suggestions for next NTs:
    NT should not grow anymore in what concerns the number of participants
    (upper limit of number of participants reached).
    If NT focuses on posters, definitely more time for poster sessions is needed (especially if the number of posters is as high as for NT'08).


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  55. Tue Jul 8 09:38:08 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: anonymous
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    Feedback Form#: 1
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    anonymous
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    Preferred abstract submission software: Style B (Japanese software, used at NT06 and NT07)

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  56. Tue Jul 8 10:59:15 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: Caterina Soldano
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    Caterina Soldano
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    Preferred abstract submission software:

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    Suggestions/Critique:
    it has been my first NT conference, so I can't provida my comment on the abstract submission software.
    I have few comments on the overall NT08:
    - the venue and the organization was great, Montpellier has been a really good choice: food has also been amazing considering they were cooking for so many persons
    - poster session were really helpful but maybe i would give them more physical space since all the participants were visiting the session at the same time and poster were too close to each other
    - i personally like the style of the conference, half way between a workshop and a conference
    - the banquet dinner location was incredible.
    hope comments will help and i hope to see you in Beijing,
    regards
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  57. Tue Jul 8 11:46:02 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: Andrea Latge
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    Andrea Latge
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    Suggestions/Critique:
    The organization was really very good! Everything seen to work perfectly. The program with the poster session in between the oral part is an interesting scheme that maintain the audience for both oral and poster sessions.
    The social program was also quite well arranged and we could be together also at the lunch time. I would like to have more tables around
    the poster session in order to work and have discussing with collegues.
    Concerned to the program I would like to improve the contributions related to transport in carbon systems and to see more about the state of the art in that reserach part.

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  58. Tue Jul 8 15:10:34 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#1: Angel Mananes
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    Angel Mananes
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    Suggestions/Critique:
    The poster session summaries are very, very useful
    I think that they must be inproved by grouping by subjects the collection of Posters (as was done by some authors in NT08). It is clear that it is a hard work for those in charge but it is worth.
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  59. Tue Jul 8 21:49:44 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Jia-Yaw Chang
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    "Jia-Yaw Chang"
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    Preferred abstract submission software: Style B (Japanese software, used at NT06 and NT07)

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  60. Tue Jul 8 22:02:15 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Takeshi Saito
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    Information submitted by:
    "Takeshi Saito"
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    Suggestions/Critique:

    I was very happy and felt comfortable to attend this conference basically. But one problem is that the poster session place is too dark to see posters. I hope this can be improved in the next NT conference. Another problem is that the poster presentation place was very crowded and I could not go every presentations I wanted to see, when the poster session started. This will be due to the activity in this research field and maybe difficult to improve. If we could download pdf files of all posters in NT we
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  61. Tue Jul 8 22:17:35 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: anonymous
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    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: anonymous
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    Feedback Form#: 2
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    anonymous
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    Preferred abstract submission software: Style A (French software, used at NT08)

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    Suggestions/Critique:

    1. I like the submission system for NT 08.
    2. In particular, I would suggest the Poster session chairperson to do more homework on their jobs. As a young scientist, I would like get some summarized information from the poster introduction, which would be extremely useful for us to have an good overview on this research field. This time in NT08, I learned a lot from a few of them, of waiting for a long time. especially the first one made by Marc (?). Otherwise, why not we go directly to the posters, instead

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  62. Tue Jul 8 23:11:30 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Takazumi Kawai
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    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Takazumi Kawai
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    Information submitted by:
    "Takazumi Kawai"
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    Preferred abstract submission software: Style B (Japanese software, used at NT06 and NT07)

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    Suggestions/Critique:

    I really satisfied with the best hopitality and free and vigorous
    atomosphere of the conference. I assume that the atmosphere is coming from the
    discussion at the poster session. Unfortunately, the time for poster session is
    decreased due to the increase of the poster number. The short presentation time
    sometimes did not allow someone to visit to other posters. Is it already
    impossible to get enough time for discussions at this world largeset NT
    conferece? If it is true, we might have to change the style
    If the conference allows multiple submissions from the same author, it requires
    the capable abstract submission system or software. Maybe, one poster per
    person is better.

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  63. Tue Jul 8 23:34:16 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Damodara Chilla
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    "Damodara Chilla"
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    Preferred abstract submission software: Style A (French software, used at NT08)

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    Suggestions/Critique:

    Thank you for organizing the NT08 conference very well. I like very much the introduction of posters before the poster section. If you allocate some more time for this introduction part, then the presenter can explain more details instead of rushing. During the poster session many researchers gathered very narrow space and is difficult to see other posters in the same row. If you keep posters corresponding to A in one row and in opposite row you need to keep posters corresponding to B so that we can avo
    Thanks once again organizing the NT08 conference succesfully.

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  64. Wed Jul 9 01:52:42 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Yohei Maeno
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    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Yohei Maeno
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    Feedback Form#: 2
    Information submitted by:
    "Yohei Maeno"
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    Preferred abstract submission software: Style B (Japanese software, used at NT06 and NT07)

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    Suggestions/Critique:

    Dr. Tomanek
    Your introduction was great!!
    Many people came to my poster(Gecko Tape) thanks to you.
    I did not have anything wrong about NT08.
    I really apreciate your cooperation.
    Sincerely
    Yohei

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  65. Wed Jul 9 02:41:12 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: anonymous
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    Suggestions/Critique:

    Need more synthesis, chemical fictionalisations, bio applications oral presentation.
    This conference is the biggest conference on NTC, I think that a larger point of view is necessary.

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  66. Wed Jul 9 02:47:54 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Bodil Monsen
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    Information submitted by:
    "Bodil Monsen"
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    Preferred abstract submission software: Style A (French software, used at NT08)

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    Suggestions/Critique:

    What I like most from previous NT, Industry application presented by industry:
    -The presentation on NT05 i Gøteborg, by Mitschbishi. A presentation about their CNT research and future application in their products, 5 different showpieces of application shown.
    -The CNT producers exhibition, their presence, on NT05
    What I like most on NT08:
    -Presentation by Iiljima, film on bringing 2 SWNT together, making 1.
    -Presentation

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  67. Wed Jul 9 03:04:56 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Bodil Monsen
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    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Bodil Monsen
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    Feedback Form#: 2
    Information submitted by:
    "Bodil Monsen"
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    Preferred abstract submission software: Style A (French software, used at NT08)

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    Suggestions/Critique:

    What I like most from previous NT: Industry application presented by industry:
    -The presentation on NT05 i Gøteborg, by Mitschbishi. A presentation about their CNT research and future application in their products, 5 different showpieces of applications shown.
    -The CNT producers exhibition, their presence, on NT05
    -I did also enjoy 2 other presentations of NT07 in Ouro Preto (A. Windle from Cambridge + B Simard from National Research Council of Canada)
    What I like most on NT08:
    -Presentation by Iiljima, movie on bringing 2 SWNT together, making 1.
    -Presentation by A. Zetti: 1 CNT as a total radio, movie of CNT while sending sound, with sound!! Very impressing!!
    What I do not like on NT: Too high focuse on Raman. After 3 NT I now hate Raman. Raman-warning should be broadcasted 5 months in advance (which day it is not necessary to participate! and Raman presentations limited to 1 day.)
    Whishes for the future NTs:
    -More presentations from industry, their research and possible future applications
    -presentations about state of the art on SWNT + MWNT production, producers and tonnage
    -exhibition of todays products with CNT, and possible future application (pilot show pieces)
    Best regards Bodil Monsen

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  68. Wed Jul 9 03:21:39 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Sébastien Nanot
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    "Sébastien Nanot"
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    Preferred abstract submission software: Style A (French software, used at NT08)

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    Suggestions/Critique:

    Good: Poster presentations by the chairpersons
    Tutorials

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  69. Wed Jul 9 03:25:48 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Huu Nha Nguyen
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    Information submitted by:
    "Huu Nha Nguyen"
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    Preferred abstract submission software: Style A (French software, used at NT08)

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    Suggestions/Critique:

    The organization was excellent. There were many famous scientists from around the world. However, the applications of CNT and graphene in the electronic field were not many, especially in the poster session.

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  70. Wed Jul 9 03:26:17 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: jinbo Bai
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    "jinbo Bai"
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    Suggestions/Critique:

    Suggestions/Critique:
    The conference is too long; the subject should be more focalised on the NT (less graphene ...); parallel session should be organised
    poster session
    1. posters stay during the conference.
    2. more time to allow poster presenter to visit other posters.
    3. more space
    4. if no shown, pls put a word to notice that
    5. Maybe a centralised printing service by the organizer so that most person can come "hand free". In this way the posters of those not coming can be printed and posted

    oral session
    1. better timing. more careful selection of contributed talks.
    2. parallel session should be organised

    others
    1. Lager font size for abstract book

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  71. Wed Jul 9 03:31:35 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: anonymous
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    anonymous
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    Preferred abstract submission software: Style B (Japanese software, used at NT06 and NT07)

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  72. Wed Jul 9 03:35:03 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: micaela castellino
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    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: micaela castellino
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    "micaela castellino"
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    Suggestions/Critique:

    I think that this is the most "well-organised" congress that I have attended since now.
    Even if I'm working with CNT only from this january, I've apreciated very much all the programm presented during the congress.
    I have to say nothing "bad" about NT08.
    Good job,
    micaela.

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  73. Wed Jul 9 03:45:18 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Zhao WANG
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    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Zhao WANG
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    Information submitted by:
    "Zhao WANG"
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    Preferred abstract submission software: Style B (Japanese software, used at NT06 and NT07)

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    Suggestions/Critique:

    1. It will be better if the poster can be shown during the whole week.
    2. Those chairmen need rockets! More time for the introduction to the posters is obviously required.
    3. Regardless that Montpellier is a very active city in the evenings. More parties can be organized by the conference.
    4. The topics are not clear enough on the time table.
    Should say that it is a nice conference with very good organizers and very nice participants.

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  74. Wed Jul 9 03:49:03 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Maud GICQUEL
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    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Maud GICQUEL
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    "Maud GICQUEL"
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    Preferred abstract submission software: Style A (French software, used at NT08)

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    Suggestions/Critique:

    To my mind, nothing to change, perfect! The scientific programm was very rich and the planning included reasonable breaks! BRAVO!!!
    Perhaps, just a little point about posters: introduction to posters was very helpfull, but time to see posters and exchange in front of them was to short! We had to miss lunch sometimes... Or, perhaps is it possible to let posters standing all the week? Authors would also exchange out of their session, if needs..
    Thank you very much!!!
    Waiting NT'09,
    MG

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  75. Wed Jul 9 03:50:42 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: David Petras
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    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: David Petras
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    "David Petras"
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    I think that year´s NT08 had high quality. It´s true that I don´t know and I was not in NT06 and NT07.
    Some problems were with poster sessions. I advice you to cut back quantity of poster and heighteen quantity of talks. Poster sessions were too voluminous and mutual discussions were sometimes difficult. But after all NT08 contributed to my knowledges in nanotubes and nanotechnology. I will utilize these knowledges in my work. I would like to come to NT09 next year. Thank you very much.

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  76. Wed Jul 9 03:50:44 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Fredrik Schedin
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    It was a superb idea to spread out the posters so that posters from sessions D, E, and F were alternating on the boards, especially as previous poster sessions were far too crowded and hot. The new system may have been confusing to some delegates but the fact that posters from the same session were (almost) always facing the same direction on the boards significantly improved the accessibility for each poster.

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  77. Wed Jul 9 03:59:23 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Simone Taioli
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    It is my first time in this conference, being new in this field of research, so I cannot honestly make any comparison with previous NT conferences.
    I think the conference committee did a great job, the organization of the conference was almost perfect and they reached the goal to put many subjects together, with a good balance between theory and experiments. The website reported almost everything you had to know not to have problem in Montpellier, which was a very valuable choice for the conference site (Le Corum in particular is a fantastic place). The idea to have a quick presentation of the poster sessions and to leave space to them and time for the
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  78. Wed Jul 9 04:00:15 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Jeong-O Lee
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    Unlike the old NTs, there are quite many participants. It may be better to divide the sections for more effective discussions.

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  79. Wed Jul 9 04:14:32 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: vijay kumar anuganti
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    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I am PhD student at University of Twente, I should really appreciate for the organisers for making NT08 conference such a great success. we all learned and got new ideas and also got some solutions during this conference. we are also happy with the conference hall, accomodation and food. I once again thank the organizers for giving us this oppourtunity to meet all the people working in CNT in one roof.
    thanking you,
    regards!
    Vijay

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  80. Wed Jul 9 04:22:20 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Christophe Bichara
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    Great conference ! But the size becomes a problem.
    Poster sessions are too crowded and too short. Possible solutions :
    1) Evening session or one day more
    2) Limit participants (on which basis ?)
    Good luck for the next ones

    Xtof

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  81. Wed Jul 9 04:28:53 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Arkady anonymous
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  82. Wed Jul 9 04:32:35 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Arkady Krasheninnikov
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    Hi, everything was quite nice, thanks for another wonderful NT conference!
    A minor thing: When submitting my abstract, I had problems with my DOUBLE affiliation: the system did not allow me to refer to two addresses (common for some authors from the list). I think this can be fixed.

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  83. Wed Jul 9 04:45:17 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Alain Hoffmann
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    The session poster with the same interest is in the same time. Stay in front of the poster and discussion with other authors are difficult. Cut the session poster differently for example 1 to 20A 1 to 20 B 1 to 20 C in the first poster session and for second 21 to 40 A and so on.
    Found NT electronic devices and some application was one of the main interesting point.

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  84. Wed Jul 9 05:32:24 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: ++ ++
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    what I liked:
    the space of the conference was perfect for the event. the lunch and dinner, and all the social events were perferct to get people together to know each other and to change scientific information. congratulations!
    what I didn´t like:
    the space for poster sections was too small.
    the NT08 home page was confusing.
    the abstract book was confusing.
    some talks were not good enough for the standards of this kind of conference.

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  85. Wed Jul 9 05:37:15 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Francesco Mercuri
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    In my opinion, the overall organization was excellent as well as the scientific quality of works presented. However, I have two comments:
    - The poster sessions have probably suffered a bit from the lack of space (poster panels a bit too tight);
    - What about the possibility, in future NT conferences, of having short presentations given by young researchers, in the form of "appetizers" or something like that, in a very informal way and on specific topics, that can also be "self organized" by the participants?

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  86. Wed Jul 9 05:49:27 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Axel Maeyens
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    The way the posters were arranged the second part of the conference (posters of ndifferent sessions next to each other), created much more place to view each poster.

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  87. Wed Jul 9 06:57:57 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Christophe Voisin
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    I like :
    - the length of the talks
    - only plenary sessions
    - having lunch together
    - the general organisation
    you could improve :
    - reduce the registration fee (almost as expensive as a "commercial" conference)
    the abstract deposition software:
    -allow the submission of 2 abstracts in a simple way.
    -improve the search function which is not satisfactory yet
    the website in general :
    - informations are not easy to find
    - the registration procedure is too complicated (getting the quotation, ...)
    - important information are posted too late

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  88. Wed Jul 9 07:19:18 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: anonymous
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    Poster sessions overcrowded!!!

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  89. Wed Jul 9 07:30:59 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: anonymous
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  90. Wed Jul 9 07:56:35 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Miguel Monteverde
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    Big problem of space at the firsts poster sessions. But was very well corrected for lasts sessions!
    All the rest of conference organization and talks was very good!

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  91. Wed Jul 9 08:01:41 2008
    Subject: NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Joseph Michael
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    Best part were the talks. Conference is small enough that I could attend ALL the talks. Papers discussed were very interesting - great job on the part of the committee to sift through this and pick out the ones that were the most stimulating.
    Areas that could be improved:
    a) The three tutorials were more like lectures. Because of the format of the auditorium, with the poor lady running all over to hand the mic to the questioner, this did not make it conducive to ask questions i.e. either to interrupt the speaker or at the end. I realize quite bit of planning and thinking will need to be put into this - and it also depends on the environment.
    b) The posters....these were a chore!!! The reasons being: (i) "Channel" spacing between posters barely wide enough to fit 2-3 people - making it extremely difficult and uncomfortable to move about to get to individual posters (ii) climate control was not consistent with the thermals generated by the high number density of the folks running around in the hall - again making things difficult (iii) presenters not present at their posters - annoying because to get around and then come back to look for them aga
    c) I started my registration process in January and still many things were not clear to me. Communication with folks was slow and I was concerned that my paperwork had not gone through. The website was confusing with the "voucher" approach...there should be some explanation about the registration and payment processes.
    This was my first NT conference...and I hope to come back to many more and also make a contribution!!! THANKS!!!

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  92. Wed Jul 9 08:21:12 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: anonymous
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  93. Wed Jul 9 08:55:02 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Andres Ayuela
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  94. Wed Jul 9 09:04:42 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Yuri Zhukovskii
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    It is a very good idea on preliminary presentation of posters, maybe some time could be foreseen also for general discussion on each poster session? In such a case the choice of the best posters would be more understandable and transparent for all the participants not only for organizers. Maybe general discussions could be organized also for the different blocks of oral&invited presentations? It would be also important to strengthen connection between the satellite workshops and NT conference, otherwise
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  95. Wed Jul 9 09:40:02 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: anonymous
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    Good points:
    -very nice handling of 700 people conference, the corum was the right size.
    -good food (well, that France) and nice place for the dinner.
    -rather hight number of contributed talk
    Bad points:
    -poster session ABC crowded (fixed for the other session)
    -poster presentation is a good idea (regarding the number of contribution) and I can understant this is a tedious task. Most of the speaker made a great job, not all speakers however (well, making fun of one's picture or title is something you can expect in kindergarden, not at an international conference...). So next time, try to chose somebody serious.
    -one of the three excursion does not drive to a cave, so those who take warm clothes and stay in sun were not too happy...

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  96. Wed Jul 9 09:40:19 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: anonymous
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    I like the present format of NT conference, specially non-parallel session.
    The organization of the poster sessions needs to be better.
    Must take care to have sufficient space to see posters during poster sessions (as for sessions D, E and F).
    Limitation of the number ofabstract submitted

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  97. Wed Jul 9 10:34:59 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Camilo Cruz Bernal
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  98. Wed Jul 9 10:38:15 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: anonymous
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    The conference should be shortened may be splitted into two conferences: by structur 1. graphene and 2. tubes or by application
    1. devices and 2. chemical applications (both including characterization)
    All in all it was the best conference (scientific input and overview, social program) I ever attended.

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  99. Wed Jul 9 11:04:49 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Joseph Michael
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    One more feedback to add:
    The talks were really excellent. But there is only so much notes that one can take and try to absorb within the given span of time. I think the committee should arrange it so that all the talks are available electronically during the conference after the day of the talk. They should communicate to the speakers that this will be the arrangement and it will help us immensely to be able access this information. There should not be an issue of proprietary material - since it has already been disclosed.
    At the moment, I am still waiting for these talks to be available on-line. We were assured at the conference that this would happen in the week following the conference and as of the 9th of July, this has not happened yet. I hope someone is actively looking into this and will resolve this as soon as possible.

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  100. Wed Jul 9 11:10:35 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Markus Ahlskog
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    The Nanotube conference has experimented over the years with the poster sessions and I think this has been beneficial. The current system with c. 20 min introduction or overview should be kept. However, at NT08 the sessions themselves, at the posters, were often way too crowded in the "posteralleys".

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  101. Wed Jul 9 11:11:34 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Oleg Yazyev
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    Very warm conference in a nice location.
    The only complaint is about the level of organization of excursions
    (our bus didn't go to caves!!!).

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  102. Wed Jul 9 11:50:10 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Elena Heister
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    Positive:
    - structure of the conference (no parallel sessions, enough time for poster viewing, introduction of posters)
    - organisation ran smoothly
    - good and prestigious speakers, keynote speeches were inspiring
    - food :-)
    Negative:
    - too little emphasis on the application of nanotubes, especially in the biomedical field
    - for speakers: next time combine two devices (remote control and laser pointer) into one device... body language becomes difficult when both hands are occupied

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  103. Wed Jul 9 12:06:36 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Martin Sobik
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    For my part, the NT08 conference @ 99.99 % a success ! There's of course some improvements to do (nobody's perfect). But first I would like to congratulate organisers and people that worked all along this event to make it a success. It was a real pleasure to be there ! And "Montpel" had been a city of choice... :)
    Very interested talks, I have a lot of ideas to develop now ! Even if the number of partcipants to the NT conferences is growing it's very fruitfull to meet people, to exchange ideas so I will not complain about the number of people present during this event.
    The thing I liked a lot was the possibility given to PhD students to have talks, that's very nice opportunity to make them know within the "CNT community"
    High quality of talks of course during both satellite workshops & talks at the conference. It's very motivating to attend such a meeting and meet people from different areas (I'm a physicist). I'm always eager to learn things on Chemistry & Biology, especially when we are talking about CNTs ! :) And collaborations between physicists, biologists & chemists, etc are of great importance in this the CNTs field.
    Beside that, dinners and excursions are a very good idea to meet peole in a different way as during poster sessions or after talks, it's better to know people when we are relaxed. I think it helps also a lot for our work. And of course I won't talk about the food and people working for the organisation of this event, it was simply great ! Thanks a lot all of you !
    Nevertheless, talking about things that could be improved. The nominated ones are:
    1. During the poster sessions (A, B & C) there was clearly a lack of space. We couldn't really discover posters and talk with people about their work. The place between walls was too crowded indeed. It sometimes seemed like a Saturday afternoon in supermarket :) Poster sessions D, E & F were in contrary well organised...
    The interesting thing to do would be also to keep posters during the whole conference (but it's probably not that easy to deal with a still increasing number of posters...)
    2. If satellite workshops could be organised not in the same time that would be very great for people interested in different areas...
    3. Regarding the abstract book. What if the book was made with "by day" sections instead of presenting Keynotes lectures, Invited and Contributed talks, then only poster sessions following all each other...
    For instance, Monday: Keynotes lectures, Invited and contributed talks, then the poster sessions of this day. And so on for Tuesday, etc... It would be faster for searching abstracts and could avoid to get lost sometimes.
    Once again, congratulations for the NT08 conference & thank you a lot ! A great success !

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  104. Wed Jul 9 13:52:11 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: anonymous
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    Generally speaking the conference was well organized. The hosts were nice, the location was great and the food was excellent. But as you are looking for way to improve here are some comments:
    Costs: If one wishes to keep the original spirit of NT, one has to think about the continuously climbing costs of the conference.
    Poster session. The setting for the poster sessions was not as nice and convenient as last year. For one thing, the separation bewtween the dividing walls was way too small with the result that all looked like sardines in a microwave oven.
    I would suggest to have the poster sessions NOT divided in themes but rather each session containing an equal proportion of the themes. This way participants can look for work of their interest every day and will not miss most of the work related to their theme of interest.
    Graphene vs NT: Although I understand and appreciate the connection between graphene and NT, I personally feel that graphene should be excluded from the conference, unless it use explicitely to make a point about CNT. The field of NT is so vast by itself that it does not need to be extended with 2-d plane materials. There are plenty of beautiful research on NT that could have been presented orally instead of the way too numerous talks on graphene. If so where is the end? Should the conference hence be c
    Finally: I think the people asked to make summaries of the poster sessions should restrain themselved about unreserved and unwarranted jokes about people. Firstly, this hurts people and secondly there is already not enough time to provide a proper summary without reducing the time available with unwarranted jokes. I am speaking particulalry about Ferrari's summary. Perhaps one should think of extended the time alloted for the summary even if it means two fewer oral talks per days

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  105. Wed Jul 9 14:27:47 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: anonymous
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    -far too much graphene!! this conference, as indicated in its title, is specific to NANOTUBES. as interesting and closely related as graphene is, it is not a nanotube and should not be a major focus of the NT conferences. Nanotube research already has an extremely broad scope; further diluting it by accepting and focusing on other nanomaterials is not beneficial to the conference. I suggest that graphene either be moved to a satelite workshop, or form its own conference.
    -with such high attendance it was much more efficient (and enjoyable) to have a delocalized distribution of food & drink at the various receptions (a la Brazil) rather than the stationary food and drink tables in Montpellier. You spend far too much time waiting in lines and less time socializing.
    -excellent organization and execution in general
    -Poster sessions were excellent
    -tutorials were very good
    -perhaps the emphasis could be made to have the contributed talks be given by students/postdocs. The keynotes and invited talks can still be given by more senior researchers & experts.

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  106. Wed Jul 9 19:49:16 2008 NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: anonymous
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    Overall the conference in Montpellier was well organized, the lectures were properly timed and poster sessions were very informative. This kind of arrangement consisting of few talks and more posters helped in putting more research on the platform.
    One suggestion would be to increase the time of Poster sessions, may be cut short the student talks since anyways there are posters for that stuff. I felt that i did not have enough time to look at all the posters.
    Great job overall!! Keep it up in Beijing.

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  107. Thu Jul 10 05:12:20 2008 NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Jürgen Gspann
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    Nearly everything was perfect or even wonderful: The workshops on Saturday were perfect, although I would have liked to get also a copy of the book of abstracts of the bio-workshop, which I did not subscribe for originally and visited only in the afternoon. Most of the talks were interesting and well presented. I also found the poster summaries interesting, often funny, and really helpful. The outing and banquet were great, lunches a good chance to meet people at very good food. Perhaps the least perfect ------------------------------------------------------------


  108. Thu Jul 10 05:43:34 2008 NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Yagang Yao
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    Suggestions/Critique:

    allowed each author to submit and modify his/her password-protected abstract prior to the deadline

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  109. Thu Jul 10 07:05:52 2008 NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Elena Shlyakhova
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    In general...In my opinion, it was good conference for my education and for meetings witn new (and not only new) interesting and outstanding people ...
    But... the first part of poster sections were organized in rather poor manner. There was not enough space for people, which caused really bad access to posters and horrible traffic among the posters....it was really stuffy...
    And...I also suppose that it would be great to have someone responsible at the receiption... This time there were few people who could not resolve thechnical problems if they appeared. Only thing they could do is to provide you with badges etc and to push you to look for someone who probably (but not necessary) could discuss the problem by your native (french) language...

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  110. Thu Jul 10 07:26:58 2008 NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Andrzej Burian
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    Preferred abstract submission software: Style B (Japanese software, used at NT06 and NT07)

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    Suggestions/Critique:

    Publication of the proceedings in a carbon nanotube related journal.

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  111. Thu Jul 10 08:47:21 2008 NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Aurélie THUAIRE
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    Feedback Form#: 2
    Information submitted by:
    "Aurélie THUAIRE"
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    Suggestions/Critique:

    I really enjoyed the conference which I found particularly interesting. I also especially enjoyed the keynotes lectures. There are two things that I though disliked: I found the posters too crowded (too many posters for too little time to watch and discuss on them) and I found that there was too little time (and too few talks)focused on the applications of NT. It would have been nice, according to me, not to condense all the application fields together nor on one poster session. I think that a 50/50 ration between NT characterization/growth and NT applications would have been interesting. Nevertheless I thank the organizers for this successful conference!

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  112. Thu Jul 10 10:43:53 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Butra Boonliang
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    Feedback Form#: 2
    Information submitted by: "Butra Boonliang"
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    Suggestions/Critique:

    I like the enthusiasm of the attendees but I was hoping to find more application-related presentations; nanocomposites, CNT-polymer composites to be exact. I would love to see more involvement from the industries as well.


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  113. Thu Jul 10 14:46:53 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: J Zhou
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    Feedback Form#: 2
    Information submitted by: "J Zhou"
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    Preferred abstract submission software: Style B (Japanese software, used at NT06 and NT07)

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    Suggestions/Critique:

    The poster session is too short and it is almost impossible to see all, not even all interested ones. It will be better to have parallel poster sessions.
    half-half division of time/number between posters and talks. Talks are few on NT08 and are taking more of the time, and leaving not much time for huge amount of posters.
    Maybe in the future, a filtering procedure in terms of quality for submissions will be necessary.
    Above all, it's a great conference and thanks for the organizing it!


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  114. Thu Jul 10 20:03:03 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Alejandro Lopez
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    Feedback Form#: 2
    Information submitted by: "Alejandro Lopez"
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    Preferred abstract submission software: Style A (French software, used at NT08)

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    Suggestions/Critique:

    It would be better to organize the conferences in small towns, as TNT does in Spain. It avoids problems related to transport in the town and to congres dinner. The one we got in the abbacy was great but far from the caves and Montpellier. We could not appreciate the surroundings, only from the bus, and then we had half an hour for going back, a bit late in the night.
    The congres itself was perfect, the organization right, and the web page just correct. I´d repeat again, sure!
    Thanks.


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  115. Thu Jul 10 20:08:56 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Vesselin Shanov
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    Feedback Form#: 2
    Information submitted by: " Vesselin Shanov"
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    Preferred abstract submission software: Style B (Japanese software, used at NT06 and NT07)

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    Suggestions/Critique:

    Like most
    The place was an excellent choice
    The scientific program was very strong
    The entertainment part was great
    Like least
    The poster sessions should last longer.


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  116. Thu Jul 10 21:32:42 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Seung-Hoon Jhi
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    Feedback Form#: 2
    Information submitted by: "Seung-Hoon Jhi"
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    Preferred abstract submission software: Style A (French software, used at NT08)

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    Suggestions/Critique:

    improve: selection of oral presentation. Topics are a little out of focus, some are outdate and much overlapped. Talks on 2~3 strong & hot issues are really helpful to participants. Speakers seem picked by their name values.
    like most: lunch & excurssion
    like least: none


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  117. Thu Jul 10 23:47:11 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: huafeng wang
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    Information submitted by: "huafeng wang"
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    Suggestions/Critique:

    The conference is nice and well-organized, I really enjoy this conference.


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  118. Fri Jul 11 04:22:12 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Francisco Martin-Martinez
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    Feedback Form#: 2
    Information submitted by: "Francisco Martin-Martinez"
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    Preferred abstract submission software: Style A (French software, used at NT08)

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    Suggestions/Critique:

    I didn't attend the NT07 and NT06, but anyway the abstract submission sotfware in NT08 works really good.
    About NT08, I can only say: Congratulations, very well organized.


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  119. Fri Jul 11 06:20:18 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Seiji Akita
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    Feedback Form#: 2
    Information submitted by: "Seiji Akita"
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    Preferred abstract submission software: Style B (Japanese software, used at NT06 and NT07)

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  120. Fri Jul 11 09:48:43 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Marcelo Motta
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    Feedback Form#: 2
    Information submitted by: "Marcelo Motta"
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    Preferred abstract submission software: Style A (French software, used at NT08)

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    Suggestions/Critique:

    Liked most:
    I think the speaker programme was excellent, with very good presentations every day of the week. The venue and the organization were also very good, and the food... delicious.
    Liked least:
    Poster organization. Either the conference should accept less posters or look into more spacious venues for posters. Having said this, I believe the from 2nd day on, the organization was already much better.
    Sugegstion:
    It would be very beneficial to the discussions/questions that the more senior professors spread around the audience instead of clustering up front. This may encourage questions from the whole audience, and maybe even some student questions.


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  121. Fri Jul 11 13:40:18 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Cecilia Menard-Moyon
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    Feedback Form#: 2
    Information submitted by: "Cecilia Menard-Moyon"
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    Preferred abstract submission software: Style A (French software, used at NT08)

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    Suggestions/Critique:

    The NT conference was very interesting. However, there were too many talks about spectroscopy, in particular Raman spectroscopy.
    The poster session for A, B, and C posters was badly organised to to confinement of the posters in one part of the room. However, the poster session for D, E, and F posters was better organised.


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  122. Sat Jul 12 11:54:54 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Glaura Silva
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    Feedback Form#: 2
    Information submitted by: "Glaura Silva"
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    Preferred abstract submission software: Style B (Japanese software, used at NT06 and NT07)

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    Suggestions/Critique:

    - I think that the conference topics should be organized in specific days, such as: Synthesis, Large scale processing and Functionalization in one day; Applications in another one. This is because the conference is long (5 Days) and we can not always stay during all the week.
    - The posters presentation is a very good thing but the presenters should avoid excess joking with the scientific work or pictures.
    - I believe that the applications going to the market should be also a subject of discussion at this conference. I would like to hear invited speakers from the companies R&D.


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  123. Sat Jul 12 12:36:52 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: Vladimir Serikov
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    Information submitted by: "Vladimir Serikov"
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    Preferred abstract submission software: Style B (Japanese software, used at NT06 and NT07)

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    Suggestions/Critique:

    I loved the crowd of researchers and their enthusiasm.
    I didn't like how some parts of NT'08 were organized (conference website, registration procedure, program handouts w/o titles and specific timing of presentations, mandatory lunch / conference tour & banquet participation, mess with the excursion to the cave, etc.).
    I believe the registration fee of 1000 Euro that I had to pay was way too high! It created unnecessary complications for me while justifying my attendance of the conference to the management of the
    company where I work (cost-benefit problem).


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  124. Sat Jul 12 17:29:57 2008
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: anonymous
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    Information submitted by: anonymous
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    Preferred abstract submission software: Style B (Japanese software, used at NT06 and NT07)
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    Suggestions/Critique:

    I believe that the organizers did a great job overall with NT08. The dream was to bring together a huge number of expert scientists and novices in the nanotube field in an open atmosphere, where each single result is respected. This setting was combined with presenting the best of the best in oral contributions. Achieving this in an informal atmosphere with 700 participants is extremely nontrivial. As a matter of fact, I know of no other conference, where this was achieved better with so many participants (please challenge me on this claim withe examples if you know of some!!)

    I feel also very happy about the large response and the many suggestions for improvement. This tells me that we are a caring community. Constructive critique does not diminish the glory!

    I am adding my nit-picky piece of critique, this time to badge manufacturers. A badge with one hole rotates and is useless 50% of the time. Let us use badges with two holes (used in Brazil) that rotate less.

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  125. Sun, 13 Jul 2008 21:41:49 -0400
    NT08 Conference Feedback Form#2: anonymous
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    Information submitted by: anonymous
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    Preferred abstract submission software: Style B (Japanese software, used at NT06 and NT07)
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    Suggestions/Critique:

    I enjoyed the posters. I suggest more time should be reserved for poster session. At the same time I didn't think prizes should be given as long as judges are not serious about their duties. Colleagues mentioned that no judge show up to their posters.

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