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					Expert Working Group
on Explosives




Forensic International Network for Explosives Investigation (FINEX)
8th Annual Conference (2011)

4 – 6 May 2011
IBIS Hotel Mariahilf, Vienna, Austria
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The Steering Committee, along with our hosts at the Austrian Bundeskriminalamt, invite you
to Vienna, Austria for the 2011 Annual Conference of the ENFSI Expert Working Group on
Explosives, better known as the Forensic International Network for Explosives Investigation
(FINEX).

The 2011 Annual Conference, to be held on 4 – 6 May 2011 at the IBIS Mariahilf Hotel in
central Vienna, is internationally recognised as the primary professional meeting for all
aspects of forensic explosives investigation. It provides a forum for high quality international
interchange of information, including oral and poster presentations on;

      Pre- and post-explosion chemical analysis
      Technical developments in forensic methodology
      Current research
      Forensic case studies
      Quality

It will also include the annual Business Meeting, including results from FINEX Inter-laboratory
Comparisons and reports from the FINEX Project Groups, and a workshop on the
„Reconstruction of Post-Explosion Scenes‟.

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                     FINEX 2011 Annual Conference (4 – 6 May 2011)
Expert Working Group
on Explosives




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WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Colleagues from FINEX Institutes (Members and Associate Members) are eligible to attend
the 2011 Annual Conference. FINEX Membership is open to ENFSI forensic institutes that
are active in the field of explosives investigation. FINEX Associate Membership is available
for non-ENFSI and non-European institutes that are active in this field.

Non-members of FINEX may attend the 2011 Annual Conference with the permission of the
Chair and will do so as Guests. Those wishing to attend as Guests should contact the
FINEX Secretariat as soon as possible to register their interest.
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PROVISIONAL AGENDA

Tuesday 3 May 2011
18:00 – 20:00:    Registration in the IBIS “Mariahilf” Hotel
19:00 – 20:00:    Welcome reception

Wednesday 4 May 2011
08:00 – 09:00:    Registration in the Hotel IBIS “Mariahilf”
09:00 - 09:30:    Welcome and opening
09:00 – 12:30:    Scientific session 1
12:30 – 13:30:    Lunch
13:30 – 16:00:    Scientific session 2
17:30 – 20:00:    City Tour
20:00 – 22:45:    Conference Dinner – traditional Viennese evening at the Augustine Keller

Thursday 5 May 2011
09:00 – 12:30:    Scientific session 3
12:30 – 13:30:    Lunch
13:30 – 17:00:    Scientific session 4 and FINEX Business Meeting

Friday 6 May 2011
09:00 – 12:30:    Workshop on „Reconstruction of Post-Explosion Scenes‟
12:30 – 13:30:    Lunch
13:30 – 15:30:    Optional visit to the Bundeskriminalamt Österreich Forensic Laboratory

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                    FINEX 2011 Annual Conference (4 – 6 May 2011)
Expert Working Group
on Explosives




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REGISTRATION

The registration fee for the 2011 Annual Conference is €250 per delegate and includes:

      attendance at all sessions of the conference
      a copy of the abstract book
      refreshments throughout the conference
      attendance at the welcome reception on 3 May 2011, at 19:00
      lunch on 4, 5 and 6 May 2011
      the Conference Dinner on 4 May 2011
      a „City-tour‟ before the Conference Dinner
      a certificate of attendance

Accompanying persons wishing to attend the social activities will be charged €100. This will
not cover attendance at the conference sessions, or lunches and refreshments.

Please complete the „Registration Form‟ and return to;

      BMI-II-BK-6-Sekretariat@bmi.gv.at (please mark the e-mail with “FINEX 2011”), or

      Gerhard RUBENZ (c/o Bundeskriminalamt Österreich),
       Büro f. Kriminaltechnik,
       Josef Holaubek Platz I,
       1090 Wien,
       Austria
       Fax.: +43 1 24836 85690

On the registration form, you should identify whether you are a;

FINEX Member: The FINEX representative for your ENFSI affiliated forensic institute
FINEX Associate Member: The FINEX representative for your non-ENFSI affiliated forensic
institute
FINEX Guest: All other conference attendees

Please note that applications to attend the 2011 Annual Conference from non-affiliated
FINEX delegates will be considered at the discretion, and with the permission of the Chair.

The registration deadline for the 2011 Annual Conference is 31 March 2011.
Payment must be received before 15 April 2011 by electronic bank transfer (see
„Registration Form‟ below)

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                     FINEX 2011 Annual Conference (4 – 6 May 2011)
Expert Working Group
on Explosives




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REGISTRATION FORM

 Title:            First Name:                                        Surname:
 Institute:
 FINEX Membership (please tick):
 Member O          Associate
 Postal Address:
 Member O               Guest
 O
 Post Code/Zip:                                              Country:
 Telephone:                                                  Fax:
 e-mail:

Do you wish to present:           O Oral Presentation           O Poster Presentation
If so, please complete the „Abstract submission form‟.

Special requirements: If you have any special requirements please list below:




Payment must be made in Euro (€) by electronic bank transfer and received by 15 April 2011
Beneficiary:         Bundesministerium.f Inneres
Bank:                Östereichische Postsparkasse, Georg Koch Platz 2, 1018, Wien
SWIFT CODE/BIC: OPSKATWW
IBAN:                AT916000000005020009
Please fill in “FINEX2011” and your name in the field “use of Payment”


 Conference Fee (€250 per delegate):

 Number of accompanying persons taking part in social events (€100 per person):

 Total (in €):

Terms and Conditions
Conference fee does not include travel, individual transportation expenses or accommodation. Delegates are responsible for
arranging their individual travel and hotel bookings. The organisers shall accept no liability whatsoever in respect of any
loss or damage to the delegates property or injury or death. The organisers shall not be liable for any failure to perform, or
any delay in performing, its obligations if the failure or delay is due directly or indirectly to any cause beyond the reasonable
control of the organiser. The organisers reserve the right to make alterations to the content, timing of the programme and
speakers. Regrettably, no refunds can be made for cancellations after 31 March 2011, although substitute/replacements
may be named in writing (by fax, e-mail) to the organisers.

Return form to:
Gerhard RUBENZ (c/o Bundeskriminalamt Österreich), Büro f. Kriminaltechnik, Josef Holaubek Platz I, 1090 Wien, Austria
E-mail: BMI-II-BK-6-Sekretariat@bmi.gv.at (please mark the e-mail with “FINEX 2011”)
Fax.:   +43 1 24836 85690
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                             FINEX 2011 Annual Conference (4 – 6 May 2011)
Expert Working Group
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ibis Wien Mariahilf


ACCOR Hotelbetriebsges.m.b.H. Mariahilfer Gürtel 22 – 24 1060 Wien
e-mail:
H0796@accor.com

Reservierung:
www.ibishotel.com
www.accorhotels.com


FN 47036 x
Handelsgericht Wien
ATU 16201704
DVR 0737241




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VENUE

The 2011 Annual Conference will be held at the IBIS Mariahilf Hotel, Vienna
(http://www.abnet.at/hotel/vienna/ibis/), which is located near Vienna‟s Western Railway
Station “Westbahnhof” (see attached maps).

By bus:
To reach the IBIS hotel from Vienna International Airport, use the Airport Bus to
“Westbahnhof” (€6). This leaves every 30 minutes and takes around 45 minutes. The bus
stop is very close to the IBIS hotel.

By train:

To reach the IBIS hotel from Vienna International Airport, use the “S-Bahn” (€3,60, 25
minutes journey time), or the CAT “City airport train” (€10, 16 minutes) to Wien Landstraße.

At Wien Landstraße change to the underground (Line U3), in the direction “Ottakring” and
leave at “Westbahnhof” station (10 minutes). If you used the “CAT”, you‟ll need an extra
ticket (€1.80), but if you used the “S-Bahn” no extra ticket is required. “Westbahnhof” station
is a short two-minute walk from the IBIS hotel.

By taxi:

A taxi from Vienna International Airport to the IBIS hotel will cost around € 35 (30 minutes).
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ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation at the IBIS Mariahilf Hotel should be booked directly with the hotel using the
„Hotel Reservation form‟ below. The rate is €78 per night per person and includes



                           FINEX 2011 Annual Conference (4 – 6 May 2011)
Expert Working Group
on Explosives




breakfast and VAT. Should delegates wish to bring a partner, there will be an additional cost
of €10 per night.

Delegates are responsible for settling their bills for accommodation and any extras they may
order, directly with the hotel.

The deadline for reserving hotel accommodation at the IBIS Mariahilf Hotel is 31
March 2011. After this date, accommodation cannot be guaranteed.

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Hotel                                                           To:
Reservation Form
                                                                Reservation department of
From:                                                           Hotel Ibis Wien Mariahilf
NAME:                                                           Tel: 01-59998
Tel.:                                                           Fax: 01-597 9090
Fax.:                                                           e-mail : h0796@accor.com
Date:
Page(s):



ibis Wien Mariahilf


ACCOR Hotelbetriebsges.m.b.H. Mariahilfer Gürtel 22 – 24 1060 Wien
e-mail:
H0796@accor.com


Reservierung:
www.ibishotel.com
www.accorhotels.com


FN 47036 x
Handelsgericht Wien
ATU 16201704
DVR 0737241




CONFIRMATION OF RESERVATION




                           FINEX 2011 Annual Conference (4 – 6 May 2011)
Expert Working Group
on Explosives




                         Reservation code: ‘’FINEX’’
                              In Ibis Wien Marihilf between 3 – 6 May 2011


I confirm the reservation in Hotel Ibis Wien Mariahilf:

Date:                           Arrival:
                                Departure:


Room:                           O          single room incl. breakfast = € 78,--
                                O          double room incl. breakfast = € 88,--

                                (please fill in)


Name of the guest:              Family name:
                                First name:




Credit car number: _________________________ Exp.Date:______

In case of No-show we have to charge you for the first night no-show fee.
We thank you for your understanding.


PLEASE SEND US THIS FILLED FORM UNTIL LATEST: 31 March 2011


Date: .............                                 Signature/Stamp:.............................


Confirmation of the Hotel
Date, stamp and Signature:..............................................................................................................




                                FINEX 2011 Annual Conference (4 – 6 May 2011)
Expert Working Group
on Explosives




                  FINEX 2011 Annual Conference (4 – 6 May 2011)
Expert Working Group
on Explosives




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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Offers of papers for oral and poster presentations, relating to the conference topics;

      Pre- and post-explosion chemical analysis
      Technical developments in forensic methodology
      Current research
      Forensic case studies
      Quality

are invited by the 2011 Annual Conference organising committee using the „Abstract
submission form‟ below. The „Abstract submission form‟ should be returned by 1
February 2011 by e-mail (MS Word format), fax or post to the following;

      finex@dstl.gov.uk
      Fax: +44 1959 892674
      FINEX Secretariat,
       c/o Dstl,
       Room 13, Building S18,
       Dstl Fort Halstead,
       Sevenoaks,
       Kent TN14 7BP
       United Kingdom

The conference language will be English. Authors will be notified whether their abstract has
been accepted for the conference by 18 March 2011, at the latest. Oral and poster abstracts
will be printed in a book of abstracts, to be distributed to delegates at the 2011 Annual
Conference.

Full Conference Proceedings will be published on the Explosives Working Group section of
the ENFSI website (www.enfsi.eu) following the conference.

The deadline for submitting abstracts for oral AND poster presentations is 28
February 2011.

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                     FINEX 2011 Annual Conference (4 – 6 May 2011)
Expert Working Group
on Explosives




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ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FORM

 Author:
 Title:          First Name:                        Surname:
 Institute:


 Co-authors:
 Title:          First Name:                        Surname:




 Title:          First Name:                        Surname:




 Title:          First Name:                        Surname:




 Presentation:
 Poster presentation:          YES / NO *        Oral presentation:   YES / NO *
 Title:


 Abstract (no more than
 500 words):




* Delete as appropriate


                          FINEX 2011 Annual Conference (4 – 6 May 2011)
Expert Working Group
on Explosives




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FURTHER INFORMATION:

If you require any further information about the 2011 Annual Conference, please e-mail the
FINEX Secretariat (finex@dstl.gov.uk), or the Austrian BKA organising committee (BMI-II-BK-
6-Sekretariat@bmi.gv.at).

More information about Vienna and Austria can be found at;

http://www.wien.info/en

http://www.aboutvienna.org/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vienna

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SUMMARY OF DEADLINES:

28 February 2011: Submission of abstracts for oral AND poster presentations
18 March 2011:      Authors of successful presentations notified
31 March 2011:      Conference registration and IBIS Hotel accommodation reservation
15 April 2011:      Payment by electronic bank transfer

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