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The Eighth International Conference
on Computational Structures Technology
The Fifth International Conference
on Engineering Computational Technology
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
12-15 September 2006
Information for all Participants
Conference Timetable
The conference will start at 13.45 on Tuesday 12 September 2006 with the opening lectures. The regular sessions will start at 9.00 on Wednesday 13 September 2006. The conference will officially close at 17.00 on Friday 15 September. The registration desk will be open 10.00-13.45 and 15.30-19.00 on Tuesday and 8.15-17.00 on Wednesday to Friday. Please note that the registration desk will be closed during the opening session. Participants arriving at this time should proceed to the main auditorium and register after 15.30.
Presentation Facilities
The presentation time for contributed papers is 12 minutes, followed by 3 minutes for questions.

There are three ways to deliver your presentation at CST2006 & ECT2006:

  • Prepare a PDF or Powerpoint presentation and send it to the conference organisation before 6 September 2006. Presentation PCs and projectors will be available in each room and all presentations sent to us will be uploaded beforehand.
  • Prepare a PDF or Powerpoint presentation and take it with you on a USB memory stick.
  • Bring your own laptop and connect it to the projector in the presentation room. But please note that the delays from connecting your laptop and setting up may shorten your presentation time.

Please note that there will be NO 35mm slide projectors and NO overhead transparency projectors. Only PC-based presentations are allowed.

If you wish to make use of the presentation PCs provided by the conference organisation, please read the following instructions carefully:

  • The presentation PCs will have the Windows XP (sp2) operating system. They will have Microsoft Powerpoint XP and Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 installed.
  • The video projectors have a resolution of 1027*768 (XGA). Please take this into account when designing your presentation.
  • To avoid incompatibilities, please use only default fonts (times new roman, arial, tahoma, etc.) or embed all fonts (see the powerpoint/acrobat help system for instructions).
  • Please make sure all media objects in your presentation are embedded and not linked.
  • If you use videos in your presentation, please check which codec was used to create the video file. We can only accept standard video codecs (e.g. Cinepak, MPEG4, DivX, Intel Indeo). Please include the codec installation program if yours is not standard. Please test your presentation on a different computer that is not part of your immediate workgroup and that does not have your specialized software installed to ensure that it works properly.
  • While image files are usually embedded in a presentation, videos are not. Please include your videos in what you send to us. Put videos in the same directory as the presentation. Do not use subdirectories.
  • If your presentation is smaller than 5Mb, you can email it to presentations AT
  • If your presentation is larger, you can send it by courier or post it to:
    CST2006 & ECT2006 Presentations
    Dun Eaglais, Station Brae
    Kippen, Stirling FK8 3DY
    United Kingdom
  • All presentations should arrive no later than 6 September 2006. We will confirm receipt of your presentation by email.
If you wish to make a computer presentation that is not PDF or Powerpoint, you are advised to bring your own laptop to the conference. Please note that there may be delays because you will have to swap video cables. Please make sure you know how to switch your laptop into external display-mode. Your presentation time may be shortened as a result of this delay.
The Canary Islands Convention Centre
Avenida Príncipe de Asturias, s/n
35010 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Tel: +34 928 491770
Fax: +34 928 491853
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Travel Information
The international airport of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria can be reached directly from several European hubs (such as London, Frankfurt and Amsterdam). There are also 16 daily flights from Madrid with Iberia, Air Europe or Spanair.

The Airport is located 20km from the city centre. Let a taxi take you to your hotel. We would recommend any of the hotels on the famous Las Canteras beach. A selection of hotels for which special conference rates have been negotiated, is avaliable from the hotels page. In the mornings you could take a bus or taxi to the convention centre and in the evening you could gently stroll back to your hotel. The convention centre is a very prominent building at the southern end of the beach that is visible all along the beach.

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the city with the best climate in the world (according to a study of 600 towns worldwide) with an average temperature of 24C/75F.