Oviedo is a town in northwest Spain between the Cantabrian Mountains and the Bay of Biscay. The capital of Asturias, it’s known for its medieval old town, the site of the Gothic Oviedo Cathedral with its 9th-century Holy Chamber. The Archaeological Museum of Asturias, in a nearby convent, displays regional artefacts. The Fine Arts Museum of Asturias includes 2 palaces and has an expansive Spanish art collection.
You will find much to do when not involved in the Symposium, with places to see, history to explore and lots of places to try out the local food. So there will be plenty to occupy non-participating partners while we do the work!
Oviedo University is well known to be very active in the field of GDS with a strong research team. Look through the prospectus of any of the previous symposia and you will see that the University has contributed many talks and posters, and the Payling Prize has been awarded to their researchers. You will certainly be interested to see this work.
The Symposium will be held in Palacio de Exposiciones y Congresos Ciudad de Oviedo which is purpose-built for an event like this. We will be occupying one of the smaller conference rooms, with all the facilities necessary to make our event successful
Previous years have seen this Symposium growing in strength and it is now a truly international event with over 20 countries being represented in Berlin. Details of the previous Symposia can be found on this web site
Again, there will oral presentations over two and a half days and posters will be on display throughout the Symposium. There will be guest speakers from Europe, Canada and the Far East sharing their experience and enthusiasm for GDS and talks about development and the future of the field from both experienced scientists and young researchers. The Payling Prize will be given to the best presentation from a young contributor.