11th International Workshop on Agglutinated Foraminifera

19 - 22 April 2023 at AGH Kraków


IWAF 11: Workshop on Agglutinated Foraminifera

This abstract volume for our upcoming conference is now available for download! Edited by Edited by: S. Bębenek, A. Waśkowska, & M.A. Kaminski

Second Circular

We cordially invite you to participate in the 11th International Workshop on Agglutinated Foraminifera held at Micropress Europe and the AGU University of Science & Technology in Kraków Poland on April 19-22, 2023. Dowload ful circular:Pdf

The IWAF-11 is open for anybody interested in agglutinated foraminifers both fossil and modern. The workshop should be of interest to both academic and industrial participants. Following the tradition of the IWAF meetings, it will be specifically open to young researchers and students. We aim to provide a scientifically stimulating and socially enjoyable forum to meet and discuss results related to Agglutinated Foraminifera.

Conference Venue
The Workshop will be held in the offices of Micropress Europe and in the facilities of the AGH University of Science & Technology in the center of Krakow (Mickiewicza Ave. 30). The Main Building of AGH is centrally located within walking distance of the Old Town and the major tourist hotels near the river and castle. The European Micropalaeontological Reference Centre at Micropress Europe now houses one of the world’s largest collections of agglutinated foraminifera, and these will be made accessible for viewing.

Conference Schedule
The IWAF-11 will consist of two days of technical sessions, followed by a one-day workshop on the base foraminiferal collections housed in the European Foraminiferal Reference Centre.

19th April:
Afternoon-evening: Open house at the Micropress Europe (refreshments will be served). Collections will be available for viewing.

20th April:
9.00 Registration
10.00-17.00: oral and poster sessions
Evening: Conference dinner

21st April
10.00-17.00: Oral and Poster sessions. Workshop on the foraminiferal collections housed in the European Foraminiferal Reference Centre.

22nd April
Additional optional activities: Walking tour of Krakow, or viewing collections in the European Micropalaeontological Reference Centre

Scientific Program and Conference Materials

English will be the official language of the conference. Participants are invited to present their contributions in oral or poster form connected with the agglutinated foraminifera topic.
Oral presentations All speakers will be allocated 15 minutes for the presentation + 5 minutes for discussion. Data projector and notebook will be available.
Posters Size format up to 1 m width and 1.5 m tall. Poster exhibition will be placed nearby the lecture room.
Abstracts of all presentations will be published in Abstract book as Grzybowski Foundation Special Publication. We also invite you to send an “extended abstract” of up to two pages length. After the conference there is a possibility of printing contributions as papers in the journal Micropaleontology (indexed by the ISI data base). I
Please prepare extended abstracts in English. The page limit is 2 pages including tables or pictures, .doc or .rtf text format, MS Word, 11 point font size, 1,5 line spacing. Before submitting ensure yourself that your tables (.xls) and pictures (.cdr, .tif, .jpg) in final scale are still readable, with respect to font size etc. Avoid unnecessary use of colors and grayscale in your charts. Submit your texts with indicated placement of tables/figures together with separate table and figure files by email to Sławomir Bębenek, [deadline not yet set]. Abstracts received after this deadline may not be accepted with respect to typesetting and printing deadlines.
There is no limit to the number of abstracts you may submit. Example for IWAF-11 abstracts

The advance registration fee will be 100 euros, and covers the abstract volume, coffee breaks, and conference dinner.  The registration deadline is to be set closer to the date. On-site registration will be 130 euros. For payments details please follow instructions provided in the pdf version of the circular.  To register, please send an email to Sławomir Bębenek at: sbebenek@agh.edu.pl

Important Dates
Jan 30, 2023: deadline for early registration
Jan 30, 2023: deadline abstracts submitting
Jan 30, 2023deadline for early payment
March 30, 2023: deadline for registration

Organising Committee
Michael A. Kaminski, Slawomir Bebenek, Anna Waskowska, Justyna Kasprzyk-Kowal, Jaroslaw Tyszka, Kamil Fekete, Weronika Baliniak.

Organising Institutions:
Micropress Europe | Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection AGH | Grzybowski Foundation
Micropress EuropeAGH - Faculty of Geoology, Geopysics and Env. Protection Grzybowski Foundation WGGiOS

We are looking forward to seeing you in Kraków!