Proceedings of the conference will be published free of charges on the Journal of the Italian Astronomical Society (

Invited contributions will have 10 pages available. 6 pages will be assigned to the contributed talks and 4 pages to posters.

The articles must be prepared using LateX2e, using the document class mem.cls, available from the web site of the Memorie ( Figures shall be provided as postscript or encapsulated postscript files, as detailed in the instructions for authors. For anything, concerning style, which is not explicitly written in our instructions for authors, Memorie conforms to the style of A&A. (

Please note that txfonts have to be used for all contributions. The authors may use them in the preparation of their manuscript by simply putting the statement \usepackage{txfonts} in the preamble of their paper. The natbib.sty package shall be used for the references (aa.bst bibliography style) and correct use of the macros \citet,\citep etc.. as detailed in the manual available at Use of these macros is essential to allow us to correctly create the related hyperlinks.

Figures shall be provided in standard postscript or encapsulated postscript.