Tuesday 26th to Friday 29th of JUNE, 2007



Adriano Campo Bagatin (Universidad de Alicante)
Bobby Bus (University of Hawaii)
Dan Durda (SWRI, Boulder)
Patrick Michel (Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur, Nice)


As in the the tradition of CD workshops spirit, this meeting aims to gather most of the people working on all topics related with collisions between small Solar System bodies: laboratory experiments, internal structures, rotations, binaries, asteroid families, numerical modelling, etc. A number of specialists, young researchers and students in this area will have the opportunity to present their work and -especially- widely discuss these topics. The workshop has been designed to develop in 4 days, with seven half-day sessions, three social events, and one free afternoon. The format of the meeting should be such that the pace shall be relatively relaxed and stimulate open discussion, which is the most characteristic part of this kind of meetings.

In order to allow fruitful discussion and be able to fit into the conference hall, the number of participants will be limited to about 75.

Participation of young researchers (including Ph.D. students) in the field is encouraged as a source of fresh ideas.

There will be no poster session.


The deadline for abstract submission is the 26th of March, 2007. We will give you instructions about formats in the Second Announcement.


Depending on the generosity of our sponsors, we will be able to offer a limited number of grants for travel and/or hotel expenses. Priority will be given to undergraduate students with no alternative funding, and to colleagues from some Southern/Central American countries, Eastern Europe or other developing countries.


We have scheduled three social events:
Monday 25th of June: Welcoming reception at the Hotel Spa Porta Maris (time t.b.d.)
Wednesday 27th: After the morning session; trip to Tabarca Island, with lunch in a typical restaurant; then free afternoon with the possibility of sunbathing and/or snorkeling.
Thursday 28th: Workshop dinner.


Alicante is situated on the south-eastern coast of Spain, in the region called 'Comunidad Valenciana' on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. Founded by the Greeks (Akra Leuka) and dominated by the Romans (Lucentum), both cultures named it, in ancient times, 'the city of light', for the many days of sunshine per year. At present, it is often known as 'the Spring's home' due to its mild weather both in winter and summer. You can know more and have a look at Alicante at, and the surroundings (

Alicante also has a modern university (Universidad de Alicante) (, with some 30,000 students, and a multi-ethnic cultural and social life, as almost 20% of the dwellers in its area come from many European, South American, Asian and African countries, and live together in good harmony. Coming to Alicante at the end of June gives the visitor the opportunity to participate in the spectacular annual celebration of the "Fogueres de Sant Joan", in the period between the 21st to the 24th of June (

Tens of kilometers of beaches, folklore and fun are not the only touristic attractions of the 'Costa Blanca'. Medieval history is present in town with two ancient castles (one in very good condition: 'Santa Barbara's castle) and a few more within 50 km. Roman rests are also present in town and in a 'villa' located in a pretty village only 15 minutes far by a modern tram running north along the coast. We are planning to organize a visit (and lunch) to the cute Tabarca Island; a natural marine reserve where one can escape from the crowd and traffic, stay in contact with nature (snorkeling is strongly recommended) and taste the flavours of the local cuisine. Tabarca Island is less than one hour of sailing on the quiet Mediterranean Sea (


The easiest way to reach Alicante from abroad is by plane. Alicante airport ("El Altet") is a busy airport, with a bunch of low-cost companies travelling from and to many cities in Europe. Frequent connections with Madrid and Barcelona airports are available every day for passengers coming from outside Europe. Taxis from the airport will take you to the hotel for about 15 Euros. A bus is also running from/to the airport to downtown, at some 10 minute walk from the workshop hotel.

Regular trains also travel to Alicante from Madrid and Barcelona.

A car is not really necessary for a one-week stay in Alicante, but if you like to drive, Alicante is connected by highway to the rest of Spain and Europe. You can easily rent a car at the airport or even downtown. The Spanish driving (and parking) style and traffic density is comparable (that is: not worse) than the Northern Italy or Southern French way.


The workhop will be held at "HOTEL SPA PORTA MARIS", one of the newest and best placed hotels in town ( This is a "three star" hotel, but keep in mind that Spanish standards in hotels are far better than in most other European countries (i.e.: typically a "three-star" hotel in Spain is equivalent -but far cheaper- to a "four-star" hotel in the rest of Europe).

We have blocked 60 rooms at this hotel until March, the 26th, 2007.

Double room: 103 Euros (+7% VAT)
Single room: 89 Euros (+7% VAT)

We will provide you a way to make your reservation. If you just can't wait and wish to book right away, please refer to the "CD07" conference, and the rates above will be applied.

The "Hotel Spa Porta Maris" kindly applies the same rates to CD07 attendants who wish to stay a few days (3-4) before or after the workshop. Consider this unique possibility to live the "Fogueres de Sant Joan" lodged in a privileged site.

Even if we strongly recommend to stay at this hotel, many other lodging options are available in the hotels downtown, if you just want to be on your own.

It is possible to have lunch at the hotel at a rate around 25 Euros, including drinks. It would be a fixed menu, (not buffet) changing every day. Many restaurants and bars are in the touristic harbour, close to the hotel (5 minute walk), and downtown at a 10 minute walk (fine for those colleagues accustomed to walking under the summer sunshine at noon, around latitude 38°).


Registrations to the CD07 are expected by March the 26th, 2007, at the reduced rate of 150 Euros. The proposed fee may vary (increase or decrease) according to the generosity of our sponsoring institutions. Modalities of payment will be communicated in the Second Announcement.


In order to provide you an outline of the scientific sessions in the Second Announcement, we would be very grateful if you were so kind to fill in the Pre-Registration Form below and send it to BEFORE THE END OF NOVEMBER.

Second Announcement: January 2007

Third Announcement: May 2007

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First name:

Family name:


Professional situation (Ph.D. student/Post Doctoral fellow/Staff member):

Do you need a financial support?

( ) No
( ) Yes, partially
( ) Yes, totally

Do you plan to attend the CD07 meeting?

( ) Yes, certainly
( ) Yes, probably (>50%)
( ) Still no idea
( ) Probably not (<50%)
( ) Certainly not

Are you willing to make a communication at the CD07?
(Regular talks will be 20 minutes + 10 minutes for discussion. Invited review talks will be in the 30-40 minute range + 15-20 minutes for discussion).

( ) No.
( ) Yes.

In this case, would you please state below the topic and a tentative title for your talk?




Is that intended to be a review talk?

( ) No
( ) Yes

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Adriano Campo Bagatin
Departamento de Fisica, Ingenieria de Sistemas y Teoria de la Senyal
Escuela Politecnica Superior - Universidad de Alicante
P.O. Box 99 - 03080 Alicante (Spain)
tel.: + (34)965903400 - ext. 2395
fax: + (34)965909750