The Conference will start on 4th June 2012 at noon and will end on 6th June 2012 at 2 p.m. All meetings will take place at the Seminaris Hotel in Berlin-Dahlem (close to the Free University of Berlin). About 200 participants are expected.The Seminaris Hotel provides rooms for more than half of the participants.

The five thematic or project areas of the Conference will be addressed in plenary meetings. Two parallel workshops arranged throughout the conference will provide further information.

The draft programme will be made available to the participants upon registration. Subsequent modifications of the programmes will be announced via internet. Most of the plenary meetings and workshops are reserved for the speakers representing the above named projects. There is room, however, for additional presentations. Participants intending to present a paper are invited to send an abstract to the organizers by – if possible - 1 March 2012.

There will also be an invitation on 5th June in the evening on the part of INCHER-Kassel to celebrate Ulrich Teichler’s 70th birthday at a location still to be determined.

Please find here the provisional programme: Programme