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Fifth National Conference on Science and Technology

Introduction

Nepal Academy of Science and Technology is an autonomous statutory body established with a mandate to work for the promotion and development of science and technology in the country. As an apex body of its kind for Science and technology, it has the statutory obligation in providing a forum for all scientists and technologists working in different intuitions of the country. One of such fora has been the congress of all scientists held usually in the interval of about four years. These congress, which have been termed as "National Conferences ", have provided an opportunity for scientists and technologists from all discipline to present not only their research findings but also to share their experiences and views on the national policy on science and technology and its relevance for the development of the country. The Nepal Academy of Science and Technology had the privilege of organizing four such national conferences already, the last on being in 2004. In keeping with this tradition, the academy is pleased to make the announcement of organizing the Fifth National Conference on Science and Technology in November 2008

Scientific Program:
The scientific program of the conference will include invited key-note addresses, plenary lectures, oral and poster presentations. Sectional sessions will be held for paper presentations as categorized in the following areas.
a. Physical Sciences (including earth science)
b. Chemical Sciences
c. Biological Sciences
d. Mathematical Sciences (including Statistics and Astronomy)
e. Agriculture and Animal Sciences
f. Engineering and Technology
g. Health Sciences
h. Biotechnology and Food Technology
i. Forestry and Environment
j. Information Technology
k. Material Sciences
l. Education and Human Resource Development in Science and Technology
m. Intellectual Property Rights
n. Science and Society and Public Awareness
o. Others
Registration:
All those who wish to participate in the conference are required to register. The registration fee includes the cost of documents and refreshment provided during the conference. The fees for registration will be as follows.
Nepali Participants
Institutional: NRs. 1500 per person
Individual: NRs. 750 per person]
Students: NRs. 500 per person
Foreign Participants
SAARC Countries: US$ 100 per person
Other Countries: US$ 500 per person

Payment may be made by bank transfer (T/T or M/T), Bank draft/Voucher or money order (D/D) payable to NAST
Bank: Nepal Rastra Bank, Thapathali
A/C No.: B.O. 610146

Call for papers
Participants are requested to send the abstract of their presentations to NAST in the prescribed format along with the pre-registration form attached by August 31, 2008. The abstract not exceeding 250 words should be submitted in a camera-ready form as well as in electronic version.
Please fill the form and send to:

Member Secretary
Organizing Committee
Fifth National Conference on Science and Technology
NAST, Khumaltar, Lalitpur, Nepal
P.O.Box No. 3323, Kathmandu, Nepal
Fax, 977-1-5547713
e-mail: conference@nast.org.np
Website:www.nast.org.np

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