3.1 The organizers will assist in maximizing opportunities for
sharing knowledge in an informal atmosphere.
3.2 NT conferences are held in one single plenary session.
Parallel sessions are to be avoided.
3.3 Presentations of problems and needs is encouraged as much
as presentation of solutions.
3.4 Contributions play a key role at NT conferences. At least
half the conference time shall be devoted to contributed
4. Contributed presentations.
4.1 To provide maximum exposure to contributed results,
contributors are invited to summarize their findings in a Poster
format. The main purpose of Poster presentations is to facilitate
asynchronous scientific discussions related to each specific
contribution. It is desirable to have all posters on display
during the entire conference.
4.2 The organizers secure adequate time and space for poster
sessions. Creative ways to enhance communications, including
refreshments, are encouraged.
4.3 Poster+ sessions, consisting of brief 2 minute/2 viewgraph
summaries of contributions, may precede Poster sessions, to
enhance the exchange of information in a balanced manner. All
contributors are encouraged to expose their findings to everyone
in this way if Poster+ sessions are offered.
4.4 At large conferences, Poster+ presentations may be
substituted by a brief overview of the topic of a focussed poster
session, presented by an expert in the field at the beginning of
the session. Referring to specific contributions in the session,
the Poster Chair should summarize the major progress, the major
obstacles, and desirable future directions in the field. Ideally,
this should occur in a democratic manner, representing all/most
contributions. All contributors are encouraged to communicate
their findings to their assigned Poster Chair for presentation
well ahead of the conference.
5. Invited presentations.
5.1 Invited presentations are selected in a democratic way by
members of the advisory board. Presentation of invited talks is
reserved for leading, active researchers, not their substitutes.
The selection of topics and speakers should reflect the most
significant progress and cover the entire active nanotube field.
The advisors will resist pressure to select invited talks on other
grounds than scientific merit.
5.2 NT conference organizers should generally avoid inviting
the same presenter at two consecutive conferences. To avoid
conflicts of interest, the organizers should generally avoid
inviting contributions of organizers and advisory board members.
6.1 To pay respect to the international character of nanotube
research, two consecutive meetings should not be held on the same
6.2 The conference should preferentially be held a location
associated with or close to an institution active in nanotube
6.3 Convenience of the conference facilities is preferred to
luxury. Modest conference accommodations are to be preferred to
reduce the conference expenses of participants and to encourage