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Tree epicormics and related aspects; Importance to ecology, forest management and tree care

September 15th, 2017 Nancy



Important dates

  • March 15, 2017: end of initial abstract submissions
  • March 31: Decision on acceptance of abstracts (initial submissions)
  • April 15: publication of the accepted abstracts on the EPIC_IUFRO website
  • Until May 31: Extra-time for submitting abstracts (for posters and a few presentations)
  • Until Mid-June: early-bird price
  • August 31: end of registration
  • September 15-17: EPIC_IUFRO Conference
  • December 31: Reception of articles for publication in Annals of Forest Science
  • June 30, 2018: articles accepted for publication


Instructions for submitting the abstract

The abstract must be written within the form for “abstract submission” and should be arranged as follows:

  • Abstract in English;
  • Font and size : Arial 10
  • Maximum 400 words (excluding title, author names and affiliations)
  • Speaker-author in italic; family name in Majuscule; example: Bob MARLY;
  • When completing the list of authors please indicate the first author by underlining his name; in italic Arial 10; names separated by coma;  example: Bob MARLY, Birgit BARDY, ….
  • In the list of authors please use exponent number for finding corresponding affiliations; example: Bob MARLY1, Birgit BARDY2….
  • Affiliation: in normal Arial 10 with exponent numbers before each affiliation; successive affiliations centered.
  • Keywords: Please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.
  • The abstract should be presented as follows:

- an introduction into the context of the presentation;

- a clear statement of the research questions;

- a quick overview of the methods used;

-  the most important results;

- a conclusion.

The text of the abstract must be justified.

  • Citation in the text by name and year in parentheses. Some examples: “…(Thompson 1990)”; “…as evidenced by Body and Building (2000)”, “This hypothesis was formulated separately by several authors (Baby 1891; Boom et al. 1991; Big and Bang 1992; Skyfall et al. 1993)”.
  • References: no more than 3-4 references; as follow:

-  Article by DOI

Slifka MK, Whitton JL (2000) Clinical implications of dysregulated cytokine production. J Mol Med. doi:10.1007/s001090000086

- Book

South J, Blass B (2001) The future of modern genomics. Blackwell, London

- Book chapter

Brown B, Aaron M (2001) The politics of nature. In: Smith J (ed) The rise of modern genomics, 3rd edn. Wiley, New York, pp 230-257

- Online document

Cartwright J (2007) Big stars have weather too. IOP Publishing PhysicsWeb. Accessed 26 June 2007

- Dissertation

Trent JW (1975) Experimental acute renal failure. Dissertation, University of California

  • NO tables (except for keynotes)
  • NO figures (except for keynotes)
  • NO equations
  • Abbreviations must be avoided



  • Maximum size : 80 cm x 120 cm (portrait orientation)

Local Information

How to get to Nancy and to the conference centre

Public Ground Transportation in Nancy

Nancy’s municipal transport consists of:

  • The tramway , the backbone of the system, running from Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy to Essey-les-Nancy.

Tramway Station for “AgroParisTech »

“Cathedrale” or “ Division de Fer”

tramway station.pdf 
pdf - 2.32 MB

For a map of the bus routes and prices, check the Stan website on  


Acess by train 

Nancy Railway Station

3, Place Thiers

Tel.: 0836 353 535 (daily from 7am to 10pm)

The SNCF website (

The station is in the city centre, five minutes on foot from Place Stanislas. It is open daily from 5.30am to 10.30pm

  • Main lines

→ Paris - Nancy : 90 minutes
→ Lyon - Nancy : 240 minutes
→ Strasbourg - Nancy : 75 minutes
→ Luxembourg - Nancy : 90 minutes

Gare Lorraine TGV SNCF

Route départementale 910


Open Monday to Sunday from 6:30 to 9:10 p.m.

The station website ( French language website

Lorraine TGV station offers direct TGV Strasbourg, Bordeaux, Nantes, Rennes, Lille, Charles De Gaulle Airport, Marne La Vallée Chessy TGV Massy,...

  • Shuttle bus to Nancy center

Tariffs and timetables shuttles

Phone: +33(0)3 83 30 89 99

Additional access: on the station forecourt

Comments: direct from station to station in correspondence TGV Lorraine TGV fare - Nancy: € 10.00. Information SNCF stations and shops and on the internet, bus schedules avaible ( French language website

  • Taxi

→ Nancy taxi

Phone: +33(0)

→ Taxis Bleus Lorrains

Phone: +33(6)



Acess by plane

Metz-Nancy Lorraine Regional Airport

57420 Goin

Tel.: +33(0)387 567 000

Fax: +33(0)387 567 054 ( French language website

Only 28 miles north of Nancy on the A31 motorway

From Lorraine Airport to Nancy Center

Airport Metz-Nancy Lorraine is served by shuttle buses from Nancy.

  • Breakpoints

→ Nancy: Bus station, Place de la République.

  • Price of the trip

Settlement in cash, credit card or by check.

→ Unit as a journey: 8 €

Offer valid in the limit of seats available.

  • Bus schedules

Paris Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport

Two ways of reaching the center of Nancy

  • Take the RER B (direction Saint-Remy-les-Chevreuse) get off at Gare du Nord and then take the metro M4 metro line (direction Porte d'Orleans) and get off at Gare de l'Est. About 35min

RATP website for consultation schedules and routes

  • Take the TGV to Charles de Gaulle TGV station in the direction of Lorraine TGV station. To get to the city center of Nancy follow the instructions in the heading by train

Paris Orly Airport

Take the metro M1 (direction Antony) down to Antony, then take RER B (direction Charles de Gaulle Airport) get off at Gare du Nord. And then take the metro M4 metro line (direction Porte d'Orleans) and go east station. About 50min.

RATP website for consultation schedules and routes


Acess by car


-Nancy is located on major European transport routes.

-From Paris to Metz A4 and A31 to Nancy. Travel time: 4 h.

-From northern France, join the A4 at Reims.

-From the east, go to Metz via the A4 or the road via the Vosges.

-From the south, A6 to Dijon, then A31 to Nancy.

See Grand Nancy map


Nancy is a touristic city. We recommend that you book your room as soon as possible. Here is a list of hotels

Nancy accomodation situation Nancy accomodation situation

Click on the map

  Near railway


  Near Stanislas


  Near Rive

  de Meurthe

  • Park Inn hotel

   11 rue Raymond Poincaré

   F54000 Nancy

  Tél: +33(0)

   Fax: +33(0)


  • Hotel Le Stanislas

   22 rue Ste Catherine

   F54000 Nancy

   Tél: +33 (0)

   Fax: +33(0)

   website (in french)

  • Hotel Ibis Budget

   Allée du Chanoine Drioton

   F54000 Nancy

   Tél: +33(0)


  • Coeur de City Hotel Nancy  Stanislas

   61 rue Pierre Semard

   F54000 Nancy

   Tél: +33(0)

   Fax: +33(0)


  • Hotel des Prélats

   56 rue st Georges

   F54000 Nancy

   Tél: +33(0)

   Fax: +33(0)


  • Hotel Ibis Centre

   42 avenue du XXème Corps

   F54000 Nancy

   Tél: +33(0)

   Fax: +33(0)3.8337.66.33


  • Best Western

   5 rue Chanzy

    F54000 Nancy

   Tél: +33(0)

   Fax: +33(0)


  • Hotel de Guise

   18 rue de Guise

   F54000 Nancy

   Tél: +33(0)

   Fax: +33(0)


  • Residhome (Apparthotel)

    9 boulevard de la Mothe

    F54000 Nancy

   Tél: +33(0)

    Fax: +33(0)


  • Hotel Ibis Nancy gare

   3 rue crampel

   F54000 Nancy

   Tél: +33(0)

   Fax: +33(0)


  • Hotel Mercure

   5 rue des Carmes

   F54000 Nancy

   Tél: +33(0)

   Fax: +33(0)


  • Appart City (Apparthotel)

   10 rue de Chaligny

   F54000 Nancy

   Tél: +33(0)

    Fax: +33(0)


  • Hotel Campanile

   12 rue de Serre

   F54000 Nancy

   Tél: +33(0)892.23.48.15

    Fax: +33(0)


  • Adagio (Apparthotel)

   31 avenue du XXème Corps

   F54000 Nancy

   Tél: +33(0)

   Fax: +33(0)



   43 rue Raymond Poincaré   

   F54000 Nancy

   Tél: +33(0)

   Fax: +33(0)



Ice-breaker, Lunch and Gala Dinner

  • An Ice-breaker is offered at AgroParisTech Campus in St Georges room on Thursday September the 14th evening
  • Lunch is served at AgroParisTech Campus in St Georges room on Friday the 15th not far from the Aquarium Amphitheater Cuénot 
  • Gala dinner takes place in Nancy old city on Friday the 15th evening (restaurant not yet selected)
  • Lunch is served at INRA Centre Grand Est –Nancy on Saturday the 16th
  • During the transfer from Nancy to Freiburg we lunch in a “Ferme-Auberge” typical of the Vosges mountains (not yet selected)

Touristic information

Nancy in the Lorraine region

Lorraine is located in the north-east quarter of France, between Champagne and Alsace. It is a magnificent region of woodland, rolling plains and mountains, crossed by the river Moselle which flows from its source in the department of Vosges, through the departments of Meurthe and Meuse.

Lorraine was an independent duchy for many centuries, but was finally incorporated as part of France in 1766, although the historic borders do not exactly match those of the present-day Lorraine region. As a major north/south and east/west European crossroads, Lorraine has been the backdrop for numerous conflicts, but like all places that have acted as historic crossing points, it is also a region of exchange, openness and assimilation.

As the administrative capital, or prefecture, of Meurthe and Moselle, and the historic capital of the Dukes of Lorraine, the city of Nancy today has 105,000 inhabitants while the surrounding urban community, divided into a further 20 administrative communes is home to 250,000 and a services and working area which has 350,000 inhabitants.

Nancy is literally at the heart of the Lorraine region, 300 km from Paris (90 mins on the high-speed train) and 90 km (45 mins) from Strasbourg. Located equidistantly between Metz to the north and Epinal to the south, it is less than an hour from the lakes and forests of the Vosges massif, an hour from the lakes and recreation areas of Meuse, 45 mins from Center Parc, an hour from the city of Luxembourg to the north and Germany to the east.

The Marne au Rhin canal crosses the city – and the fully equipped “blue flag” Saint Georges port, 200 metres from Place Stanislas, welcomes more than 1,500 recreational boats a year.


The earliest signs of human settlement in the area date back to 800 BC. Early settlers were likely attracted by easily mined iron ore and a ford in the Meurthe River. A small fortified town named Nanciacum (Nancy) was built by Gerard, Duke of Lorraine around 1050. Nancy was burned in 1218 at the end of the War of Succession of Champagne, and conquered by Emperor Frederick II, then rebuilt in stone over the next few centuries as it grew in importance as the Capital of the Duchy of Lorraine. Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, was defeated and killed in the Battle of Nancy in 1477. With the death of the last Duke Stanislas in 1766, the duchy became a French province and Nancy remained its capital. As unrest surfaced within the French armed forces during the French Revolution, a full-scale mutiny took place in Nancy in later summer of 1790. A few reliable units laid siege to the town and shot or imprisoned the mutineers. In 1871, Nancy remained French when Prussia annexed Alsace-Lorraine. The flow of refugees reaching Nancy doubled its population in three decades. Artistic, academic, financial and industrial excellence flourished, establishing what is still the Capital of Lorraine's trademark to this day. Nancy was freed in September 1944, during the Lorraine Campaign of World War II.

Culture and heritage

Nancy’s two outstanding attractions (among many others) are firstly its influence by the movement Art Nouveau (l’Ecole de Nancy) and secondly, the majestic and quite breath-taking Place Stanislas, an outstanding inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The cathedral of Nancy , the Triumphal Arch and the "Place de la Carrière" are fine examples of 18th century architecture.

Villa Majorelle

Villa Majorelle

Stanislas place

Place Stanislas

Fina arts museum

Fina arts museum

Place Carrière

Place Carrière

The " École de Nancy ", a group of artists and architects founded by the glassmaster and furniture maker Émile Gallé , worked in the Art Nouveau style at the end of the 19th century and the early 20th century. It was principally their work which made Nancy a centre of art and architecture that rivaled Paris and helped give the city the nickname "Capitale de l'Est."The movement Art Nouveau is profoundly visible in Nancy. You will find it at  the musée l ’Ecole de Nancy (School of Nancy Museum), a unique and original masterpiece, or in the districts of Saurupt or Nancy Thermal with their charming public park Saint Mary (Parc Sainte-Marie). Or perhaps you will stumble upon its presence in numerous commercial buildings between the station and the center city, in the quirky houses in the center city or in the Daum collection at the Fine Arts Museum (le musée des Beaux Arts) .

Famous Place Stanislas will never fail to impress you. Its striking beauty and lively ambiance gives an Italian air to the city, year round. Place Stanislas is named after the king of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and duke of Lorraine Stanisław Leszczyński . His tomb is in the crypt of the baroque church “Notre-Dame de Bon-Secours”. But Place Stan was not the only recipient of the UNESCO World Heritage label, The Place d’Alliance, which resembles a mini Place des Vosges in Paris and The Place de la Carrière also received the honour.

There are many other assets in Nancy including the historic Old City . There are terrific examples of Medieval and Renaissance architecture. Look around the Dukes Palace (palais ducal) which houses the Lorraine Museum (musée Lorrain) and the tombs of the Duke’s of Lorraine, you will discover an abundance of beautiful buildings, a lively and fun district with many boutique shops and delicious restaurants.

The New City (ville neuve), from the end of the 17th century, includes most of the main commercial area. You can find the Point Central and the Place Charles III, the Central Market, all the big brands, boutique shops and restaurants – and of course eating is a popular pass time here as well. The architecture Art Déco is also present, often next to its Art Nouveau counterparts from l’Ecole de Nancy.

A major botanical garden , the Jardin botanique du Montet , is located at Villers-lès-Nancy. Other gardens of interest include the city's earliest botanical garden, the Jardin Dominique Alexandre Godron , and various other public gardens and places of interest including the Pépinière and the Parc Sainte-Marie (public gardens), witnessing a rich tradition of horticulture.

Parc de la pépinière

Parc de la pépinière

Jardin botanique

Jardin botanique

Jardin Godron

Jardin Godron

Parc Sainte Marie

Parc Sainte Marie

In the Grand Nancy region, there are many lovely old villages who attest to the ancient traditions of wine in the area: Vandoeuvre, Villers, Ludres, Houdemont, Dommartemont… There are also some spectacular attractions such as the Chartreuse de Bosserville at Art sur Meurthe, the Château de Fléville or the Domaine de Montaigu at Jarville la Malgrange. Or you can find some magnificient religious edifaces, fountains and washrooms Visit the Douera, the extravagant Mozarab style mansion in Maxéville (complete with Arabian calligraphy), ancient oppidums like Saint Geneviève in Essey les Nancy or the banks and islands of the River Meurthe at Tomblaine…. Each town has its own treasure to discover, a place in history, a castle, gardens, stories, epicurean delights, panoramas to take your breath away or simply the large commercial districts for shopping and restocking, it is all available for discovery depending on your time and taste!