2nd International AASPP Seminar

Cameroon Volcanic Line-East African Rift Valley Volcanoes and the Underlying Mantle

17 - 18 December 2006, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Sponsored by:
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Institute for Study of the Earth's Interior (ISEI), Okayama University Japan

Organized by:
Eizo Nakamura (ISEI, Japan)
Makenya Maboko (University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)

Second Circular

Misasa November 9, 2006

Please note that important changes have been made to this, compared to the first circular, so read carefully!

Seminar arrangements

The seminar program will consist of one (instead of 2 as in the 1st circular) field trip, oral talks and poster presentations. The official language during the seminar will be English.


One of the main aims of CVLEARVVUM project is to document in detail, the compositional make-up and geodynamic development of upper mantle and crustal domains in the Cameroon Volcanic Line and the East African Rift Valley. One fieldtrip will be organized before the seminar to the Pleistocene alkaline volcanic field of Northern Tanzania. The aim of the fieldtrip is to collect lower crustal and mantle xenoliths in Lashaine, Labait, Olmani and Pello Hill volcanoes of the Tertiary volcanic field in Northern Tanzania. Participation in the fieldtrip is NOT open to all members.

Oral talks and keynotes

Oral talks will have duration of 25 Minutes plus 5 minutes for discussion, while 50 minutes will be allowed for Key notes, plus 10 minutes for discussion.


Posters will be put up on the morning of the seminar day before the oral session starts and will be displayed during the whole period of the seminar. The maximum poster size will be 90 cm (width) x 180 cm (height). A PC notebook computer for PowerPoint presentation will be available and participants are advised to prepare their presentations in this format and stored as PowerPoint files in either CD or (preferably) a USB flash memory device.



The deadline for online registration that was fixed for October 31, 2006 at 12 noon (JT) is now extended to Monday November 13, at 23:59 JT. Interested participants can register on-line through the registration form.

Abstract submission

Participants are expected to submit extended abstracts. Essential details are:

Page: Letter
Text font: Times New Roman
Length: 3 - 4 pages including figure and tables, single spacing
Margins: top = 25.4mm; bottom = 25.4mm; left = 31.7mm; right = 31.7mm
Title: 14 point, bold, center justified
Institutional affiliations: 10 point, center justified (include email addresses)
Headings: 12 point, bold, left justified
Subheadings: 12 point, italics
Main text: 12 point, fully justified
References: 11 point, fully justified (follow style of Chemical Geology).

Online submissions as stated in first circular is not more valid so abstracts should be submitted as MS Word email attachments to akatongw@misasa.okayama-u.ac.jp on or before Friday November 24, 2006 at 23:59 JT. Please give some time for possible editorial corrections.

An example of abstract is here (MS Word format, 52KB).

Preliminary Program

A preliminary program will be released on Monday December 4, 2006

Final program

A final program will be released on Friday December 8, 2006.


December 17 - 18, 2006.

General Information

For more details on visa requirements, transportation, currency/banks, climate and health/medication, please see the first circular and related websites.

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