Nordic Rheology Conference
Cyberspace, August 25-26, 2020

  SCOPE AND THEME

The NRC is open for all interested in rheology. Due to travel restrictions related to the spread of covid-19 we will meet as avatars in cyberspace rather than physically. You will still move around the conference centre and choose session, or interact at the exhibition area, but from behind your computer screen.

Like previous NRCs all aspects and areas of rheology will be covered. Contributions from industrial case studies as well as academic studies are welcome and the aim is a large gathering of persons interested in the science, technology and application development within the area of rheology. There will be interesting lectures and posters as well as networking and an exhibition.

We aim for a one-day conference with lectures on Wednesday August 26 with a “Reception” on Tuesday afternoon where you can try out your avatar, practice moving around, and talk to colleagues.

 

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  CONFERENCE PROGRAM

The program includes a mix of plenary lectures by invited lecturers and contributions from NRC delegates. The lectures cover all aspects of rheology, both theory and application and will are divided into sessions. There is also an on-line poster session and presentations by exhibitors.

The Annual Business Meeting of the Nordic Rheology Society will be held on August 25, 12.30-14.30, also on-line. NRS members will receive an invitation by mail form the NRS Secretary.

A tentative program is available and the NRC will start on Tuesday at 14 and continue the following day. The Annual Business Meeting of the NRS will be held on-line on Tuesday afternoon before start of the conference.

Tentative Conference Program

 

  PLATFORM

We will meet in a virtual conference centre supplied by Virtway. You will be sitting at your computer with a headset and be represented by your personal avatar who is moving and talking at the virtual conference, please see our demonstration or one from Virtway.
At the virtual conference centre you can go to the different lecture halls and attend the presentations in the two parallel sessions, or you can visit the exhibitor are to see the exhibitions and interact with the exhibitors or talk to your colleagues. Posters will also be available in the exhibitor area. When you present a contribution you move to the stage in one of the lecture halls and present it from your computer, or if you present your poster you will talk to the visiting participants during the poster presentation, also from your own computer.
A demo version of the virtual conference centre is available:
  1. Go to https://public.virtwayevents.com/OPENDEMO/en
  2. Create a login and login to the system
  3. Install the app to your device
  4. Launch the app and select OPENDEMO as your virtual environment
  5. Follow the instructions to create your avatar and enter the demo conference centre

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