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15th International Phytotechnology Conference

Phytotechnologies and Forestry: Sustainable Approaches to Mitigating the Environmental Consequences of Climate Change

Oct 1-5, 2018
Novi Sad, Serbia

Hosted by University of Novi Sad- Institute of Lowland Forestry and Environment and the International Phytotechnology Society

Since 2004, the IPS Conferences have been an opportunity for research scientists, engineers, industries, practitioners, landscape architects, and horticulturists from all over the world to present recent advances and applications in the fields of phytotechnologies. Phytotechnology represents a set of strategic uses of plants and associated microorganisms in managed landscapes to address environmental issues and provide ecosystem services. Original contributions will be presented in plenaries, in parallel sessions on dedicated specific topics, and in poster sessions. 

The 15th International Phytotechnology Conference will coincide with the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Institute of Lowland Forestry and Environment at the University of Novi Sad. Conference participants will learn about the Institute's history and research results, as well as have the opportunity to network with Institute scientists and others from Serbia and neighboring countries. 

Registration Fee

  Before Aug-1-18 After Aug-1-18
International Phytotechnology Society Members $300.00 $350.00
Non-members $350.00 $400.00
Students $250.00 $250.00

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Registration amounts are in USD currency. 

The Field Tour and the Gala Dinner are included in the registration fees. 

Guided Tours are free. 

The pre-conference Phytotechnologies Training Workshop (see Conference Program page) will cost $25 USD. 

Host City

Novi Sad is the largest city of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, the northern province of the Republic of Serbia, as well as the seat of provincial authorities and the administrative center of the South Backa District. The city is located on the border of Backa and Srem, on the banks of the Danube River and the Great Backa Canal, the Pannonian plain and the northern slopes of Fruska Gora. There are numerous cultural and geological areas in and surrounding Novi Sad that will be very interesting to conference participants. In addition to unique Pannonian lowland ecosystems near the Danube River, there is Mt Fruska Gora, the Petrovaradin Fortress, and many monasteries. 

Venue

University of Novi Sad

Central Building; Dr Zorana Djindjica 1; 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia; www.uns.ac.rs

The University of Novi Sad, with more than 50,000 students and 5,000 employees, is one of the largest educational and research centers in Central Europe. It is considered among the group of "comprehensive" universities, which are characterized by providing nearly all fields of science and higher education. The University of Novi Sad offers around 400 accredited study programs at the Bachelor, Master, Specialist, and Doctoral levels, carried out in its Facilities and within its Centers for Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Studies. The study programs are modern and up-to-date with the latest developments in science and research. Along with the Facilities and Centers, three Scientific Institutes have a significant role in creating a solid scientific base for the process of continuous modernization of educational opportunities.

The Institute of Lowland Forestry and Environment was established by the Parliament of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina in 1958 under the title The Poplar Institute. During its existence, the Institute changed its title several times- The Poplar Research Institute; The Institute for the Research of Poplars and Non-Forest Greenery; IRC Institute of Lowland Forestry and Non-Forest Greenery. SInce October 2006, the Institute has been called The Institute of Lowland Forestry and Environment. The activities of the Institute are basic, developmental, and applied research, directed to the demands of the users of the research results. The Institute has realized numerous projects related to the enhancement of lowland woody species (poplars, willows, black locust, common oak, wild cherry, and valuable broadleaf species) in the area of Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republics; projects of establishment of protective greenery; forest management plans; and rehabilitation of degraded lands, with examples from the latter to be showcased at the IPS 2018 Conference. Numerous international projects are successfully realized with partners from USA and Italy.

Participants should make hotel reservations on their own from the following list of suggestions. There is no sponsored conference hotel. Some are within walking distance from the Conference venue at the University of Novi Sad and some are reachable by bus. It is strongly recommended to make reservations early, due to the possibility of other events in the same time period in Novi Sad.

The lunches during the conference will be organized in the Central Building at the University, which has a restaurant (canteen). Also, there are numerous restaurants with excellent food and entertainment near the University and in the city downtown area (15-minute walk from the University).

Hotels

HOTEL ZENIT
Zmaj Jovina 8, Novi Sad

Participants should make hotel reservations on their own from this list of suggestions. There is no sponsored conference hotel. This hotel- Hotel Zenit- is in walking distance from the Conference venue at the University of Novi Sad. It is strongly recommended to make reservations early, due to the possibility of other events in the same time period in Novi Sad.

The lunches during the conference will be organized in the Central Building, which has a restaurant (canteen). Also, there are numerous restaurants with excellent food and entertainment near the University and in the city downtown area (15-minute walk from the University).

1.20km from the venue

Rates: 34-73 EUR

http://hotelzenit.co.rs/

VOYAGER BED and BREAKFAST
Strazilovska 16, Novi Sad

Participants should make hotel reservations on their own from this list of suggestions. There is no sponsored conference hotel. This hotel- Voyager Bed and Breakfast- is in walking distance from the Conference venue at the University of Novi Sad. It is strongly recommended to make reservations early, due to the possibility of other events in the same time period in Novi Sad.

The lunches during the conference will be organized in the Central Building, which has a restaurant (canteen). Also, there are numerous restaurants with excellent food and entertainment near the University and in the city downtown area (15-minute walk from the University).

0.50km from the venue

Rates: 40-95 EUR

www.voyagerns.co.rs

HOTEL CENTAR
Uspenska 1; 21000 Novi Sad

Participants should make hotel reservations on their own from this list of suggestions. There is no sponsored conference hotel. This hotel- Hotel Centar- is in walking distance from the Conference venue at the University of Novi Sad. It is strongly recommended to make reservations early, due to the possibility of other events in the same time period in Novi Sad.

The lunches during the conference will be organized in the Central Building, which has a restaurant (canteen). Also, there are numerous restaurants with excellent food and entertainment near the University and in the city downtown area (15-minute walk from the University).

1.80km from the venue

Rates: 40-67 EUR

http://hotel-centar.rs/en/

HOTEL PARK
Novosadskog Sajma 35; 21000 Novi Sad

Participants should make hotel reservations on their own from this list of suggestions. There is no sponsored conference hotel. This hotel- Hotel Park- is 8 minutes by car or bus from the Conference venue at the University of Novi Sad. It is strongly recommended to make reservations early, due to the possibility of other events in the same time period in Novi Sad.

The lunches during the conference will be organized in the Central Building, which has a restaurant (canteen). Also, there are numerous restaurants with excellent food and entertainment near the University and in the city downtown area (15-minute walk from the University).

3.30km from the venue

Rates: 49-77 EUR

www.hotelparkns.com

HOTEL ALEKSANDAR
Bulevar cara Lazara 79; 21000 Novi Sad

Participants should make hotel reservations on their own from this list of suggestions. There is no sponsored conference hotel. This hotel- Hotel Aleksandar- is about 7 minutes by car or bus from the Conference venue at the University of Novi Sad. It is strongly recommended to make reservations early, due to the possibility of other events in the same time period in Novi Sad.

The lunches during the conference will be organized in the Central Building, which has a restaurant (canteen). Also, there are numerous restaurants with excellent food and entertainment near the University and in the city downtown area (15-minute walk from the University).

3.40km from the venue

Rates: 38-72 EUR

www.hotel-aleksandar.rs/

PREZIDENT HOTEL (BEST WESTERN)
Futoska 109; 21000 Novi Sad

Participants should make hotel reservations on their own from this list of suggestions. There is no sponsored conference hotel. This hotel- Prezident Hotel- is about 9 minutes by car or bus from the Conference venue at the University of Novi Sad. It is strongly recommended to make reservations early, due to the possibility of other events in the same time period in Novi Sad.

The lunches during the conference will be organized in the Central Building, which has a restaurant (canteen). Also, there are numerous restaurants with excellent food and entertainment near the University and in the city downtown area (15-minute walk from the University).

4.10km from the venue

Rates: 60-80 EUR

https://www.prezidenthotel.com

Travel Information

Airports

Belgrade Nikola Tesla International Airport (BEG), Belgrade

95.00km from the venue

Travel by plane:

Arrive at the Belgrade Nikola Tesla International Airport (BEG) and then transfer by taxi or bus to Novi Sad (about 50 minutes). The Organizer will help arrange transportation for each participant from the airport to the hotels. 

Travel by train:

Take the train from Vienna, Austria (8 hours) or Budapest, Hungary (3 hours) in the direction of Belgrade and get off in Novi Sad. The Organizer will establish an information desk at the train station in Novi Sad. 

Travel by car:

Novi Sad is easily accessible from Central and East European countries, Italy, and Greece. It is located on the international E-75 route and connected with E-70 route via Belgrade. 

Additional tourist information can be found at http://novisad.travel/en/

Program

Preliminary Program

**more detail will be added as it develops

 

Plenary Auditorium


Monday October 1st

Arrival of the participants
Phytotechnologies Training Workshop

Tuesday October 2nd

Opening of the conference, plenary and parallel sessions
Gala dinner


Wednesday October 3rd

Parallel sessions, poster sessions
IPS Society business meeting


Thursday October 4th

Parallel sessions, poster sessions
International Journal of Phytoremediation editorial board meeting
FAO IPC WP5 meeting (to be confirmed)


Friday October 5th

Field tour


Saturday October 6th

Departure of the participants



Workshops & Activities

Workshop: Phytotechnologies Training Workshop

Oct 1, 2018

Phytotechnologies are a family of primarily passive technologies that use plants to remediate or sequester contaminants in groundwater, surface water, soils or sediments.  These technologies have become attractive alternatives to conventional treatment methods due low capital, operation and maintenance costs; aesthetic attributes and growing acceptance by the regulatory community.


This workshop will focus on the two principal categories of Phytotechnology: 
 •    Upland Phytotechnology Systems; and
•    Constructed Treatment Wetlands


Training will instruct attendees on conducting initial practical assessments; how to select, site and size a phytotechnology remedy; provide design and implementation guidelines; discuss Operation and Maintenance and Monitoring (OM&M) needs; and review preliminary cost considerations. The workshop will encourage interaction between the instructors and students and employ case studies to underscore the “practical” aspects of applying these technologies to successfully remediate a contaminated site or wastestream.

Cost: $25

Keynote Speakers

Abstract Submission

Contact Information

Andrej Pilipovic, Ph.D.

Institute of Lowland Forestry and Environment

University of Novi Sad

Antona Cehova 13; 21000 Novi Sad; Serbia

tel +381-21-540-382

mobile +381-63-458-828

andrejp@uns.ac.rs

Conference Committee

Conference Committee members from

ILFE- Institute of Lowland Forestry and Environment, University of Novi Sad, Serbia:

Prof. Dr Saša Orlović 
Dr Andrej Pilipović 
Dr Leopold Poljaković-Pajnik 
Dr Srdjan Stojnić 
Dr Marina Katanić 
Dr Dejan Stojanović 
Dr Zoran Galić 
Dr Marko Kebert 
Dr Saša Pekeč 
Dr Milan Drekić 
Dr Branislav Kovačević 
Dr Verica Vasić 
Dr Milica Zlatković 
Dr Vladislava Galović 
Dr Lazar Kesić 
Aleksandra Novčić 
Franja Nikolin 
Snežana Rikić 

 

Sponsors