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We are pleased to announce that the ICVS proceedings from the 2007 symposium will be published in Visual Neuroscience. Short communications or articles will be treated according to their normal reviewing procedures and standards. Please find the general guidelines for manuscript formating here

The submitting author, after log in at the Visual Neuroscience manuscript submission site, must select the option "Special Issue - ICVS 2007" at AUTHOR RESOURCES ---> SUBMIT A NEW MANUSCRIPT ---> MANUSCRIPT TYPE.

The deadline to submit articles is September 30.


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The 19th Symposium of the International Colour Vision Society (ICVS) will take place from July 27th-31st 2007 in Belém, State of Pará, Brazil.

The ICVS is an international group of physiologists, psychologists, physicists, geneticists, optometrists, ophthalmologists and other related professionals who have a research interest in the many aspects of colour vision and colour vision deficiencies.

Santa Maria de Belém do Grão Pará is Belém's official name. It was founded in 1616 by the Portuguese Francisco Caldeira. It is located in a strategic position to guard the Amazon River delta to protect the Portuguese from invaders coming from the Atlantic Ocean. Belém's architecture reflects the Portuguese ability to adapt themselves to new environments and different climates. The city has flourished with Amazon forest richness: Brazilian wood, rubber trees, and more recently gold and other minerals. The Amazonian forest biodiversity is high on the list of Brazilian interests. Belém is paved with mango-trees, imported from India during the colonial period, which make arches on the main avenues. The mango-tree shade is a nice refuge on sunny days and also in the rainy season. However, all the cars in Belém carry the marks of the mangos that fall from the trees! 

July in Belém is sunny and warm with temperatures of 35-40oC (90-100oF). Humidity is relatively high, but not excessive compared to the central USA! There can be spectacular afternoon thunderstorms. Hotels and many restaurants usually have air conditioning.

The University of Pará in Belém celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2007 with the center of the festivities in July. The Rector and staff of the University welcome ICVS on this occasion.

The Symposium will be held in the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The Crowne Plaza is the most comfortable international standard hotel in Belém at present, and is offering special rates for ICVS guests. The Hilton Hotel is another excellent option which is offering special rates. Other hotels offer prices more consistent with student budgets.