Frequently Asked Questions

1) How my application for presentation will be evaluated?

The abstracts of all the presentations will be evaluated by the academic affairs division of the organizing committee after February 28, 2010. The result will be notified to the corresponding author as early as possible but no later than March 31, 2010. We think that the most important thing in holding URBIO2010 is that the people concerned gather at one place and exchange their ideas on the future of urban biodiversity.

If you need to know it earlier, please ask to Dr. Junichi Imanishi (imanishi [at] via email with your abstract.

2) When and who will decide about the general presentations (oral or poster) which are not necessarily fit in the sessions? Will you organize new sessions for them?

The abstracts of general applications will be evaluated by the academic affairs division of the organizing committee after February 28, 2010, as in the same process as the other presentations.

The academic affairs division of the organizing committee will incorporate some of the general presentations into the proposed session by considering closeness of the topic and by asking to the session organizer if they agree to it. We will also consider to make new sessions for the other general presentations.

3) When is the deadline for all who are not invited by chairs but are interested to make a presentation for oral or poster?

There is no distinction on the deadline among any presentations. The deadline for presentation application is December 31, 2009 and the deadline for sending abstract via email is February 28, 2010.

4) How many presentations can I make?

The number of presentation is limited to one (oral or poster) for a person.

5) Do you collect full papers?

No, we do not collect full papers. We will make the proceedings that includes abstracts of all the presentations. The reason why we do not collect full papers is because one of the objectives of URBIO2010 is to exchange ideas and discuss with diverse people including those who are not researchers.

For those who are interested in publishing full papers, Landscape and Ecological Engineering (Springer) is one of appropriate journals.

6) Are you planning to provide travel support to Japan for those who come from developing countries or who are students?

We are considering if the financial support is possible in our budget. Please sometimes check the website for updates.