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Models for plant growth, environment control and farming management in protected cultivation

Models for plant growth, environment control and farming management in protected cultivation


19-22 september 2016 Avignon - France

Important dates

Call for Abstracts opens July 15, 2015
Call for Abstracts closes April 15, 2016
Authors notified of results May 15, 2016
EXTENDED Manuscript deadline  August 31, 2016
Symposium registration opening July 15, 2015
Early registration  closing July 31, 2016
Late registration closing September 15, 2016

Travel and Venue

The 5th Hortimodel symposium will be organised in Avignon, France, from 19-22 September 2016 in the prestigious Palais de Papes (Palace of the Popes).

Capital of Christendom in the  Middle Ages, Avignon is touristic and  historical city, in the heart of french Provence region. More information on Avignon attractions and events can be found on the website of the Avignon Tourist Office

How to reach Avignon

By train: Direct high-speed trains (TGV) connects Avignon to Paris (2h40), Lyon (1h00), Charles de Gaulle airport, Lille, Nantes, Rouen, Metz, Marseille, Montpellier, Genève, Bruxelles, Marne la Vallée, Rennes, Toulouse, Strasbourg.

Local trains connect the 'Avignon TGV' train station to the city center (stops 'Avignon Centre'), in 5 minutes.

More information on trains timetable and fares can be found on the website of the french railways.

By plane: The closest airport is Marseille-Provence,  which offers a large panel of national and international destinations, including low-cost flights towards Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Portugal and other european countries. A free shuttle bus from Marseille Provence Airport can take you to the Vitrolles station to take the train to Avignon Centre, several times a day. The train fare is around 17 €. In alternative, shuttle buses are available up to every 15mn (from 4:30am to 11:30pm) to reach Marseille train station in 25 mns ('gare SNCF'). You can then reach Avignon by  high speed or regional trains.

It is also possible to arrive at Montpellier Mediterranée Airport. Montpellier Mediterranean Airport is at the edge of the A9 motorway network (Exit 29, Montpellier Est). It is also possible to reach the downtown train station in 15mns by public transportation , to take the high speed train (TGV) to Avignon.

By car:

  • Autoroute A7

Exit Avignon Sud  #24 (from Marseille, Nice, Italy). Please see google map

  • Autoroute A9

Exit Remoulins (from Nîmes, Montpellier, Toulouse or Spain)
Follow direction "Avignon Centre" (Avignon Downtown). Please see google map


The Organizing Committee will not take responsability for hotel booking.
A list of hotels and low-price accomodations is available. We recommend that you book rooms as soon as possible as Avignon is among the favourite tourist spots in Provence.

Lunch and Gala Dinner

Lunches will take place at the Palais de Papes (Paneterie room), from 20th to 22nd September 2016.

The Gala dinner will take place on Wednesday 21 September in the Espace Jeanne Laurent (Palais de Papes).

 If you require a special diet, please indicate it on the registration form.

Espace Jeanne Laurent


Abstracts & Oral Presentation


  • Online submission begins July 15, 2015- Deadline: April 15, 2016

Oral presentation

  • All presentations will be in English.
  • Contributed oral presentations are 20 minutes long. Please design your presentation to take 15 minutes, leaving 5 minutes for discussion.
  • Keynote (invited) lectures are 45 minutes long. Please design your presentation to take 30 minutes, leaving 15 minutes for discussion.
  • Presentations will be projected from a central computer. Please prepare your talk and save it to a file on a USB drive, titled with your last name and session day and time (powerpoint 2010 or pdf). ONLY PC DATA PROJECTION WILL BE AVAILABLE DURING THE CONGRESS. No personal notebook or laptop will be accepted.
  • Please plan to meet your session chair 30 minutes prior to the start of the session, to upload your presentation and receive session instructions.


  • Recommended poster size: A0 (119 cm in height × 84 cm in width) or smaller.
  • Poster content should be well organized for clear presentation
  • Presenting Authors of the posters are kindly requested to stay close to their poster during poster sessions