We apologise for the delay in responding to your applications. Because we received three times as many proposals for the conference as we expected, it has taken longer to assess them than we had anticipated. We hope to finalise most of the assessments by 7 February and reply to you by the 10th of February. In answer to some of your questions, we are planning to begin the conference at 9 am on Friday 7 June and end the conference at 6 pm on Sunday 9 June. Papers should be 20 minutes long with ten minutes for discussion. For people who are arriving on Thursday 6 June, we are hoping to arrange some events in the evening of 6 June but have not yet confirmed them.