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Scientific Organising Committee
Beate Stelzer (INAF-OAPa, Palermo)
Céline Reylé (UTINAM Obs.Besancon)
Coryn Bailer-Jones (MPIA, Heidelberg)
David Barrado y Navascues (CAB, Madrid)
Davy Kirkpatrick (IPAC, California)
France Allard (CRA, Lyon)
Hugh R. A. Jones (UHerts, Hatfield)
Jackie Faherty (Carnegie DTM, Washington)
Mario G. Lattanzi (INAF-OATo, Torino)
Richard L. Smart (INAF-OATo, Torino)

Local Organising Committee
Alberto Vecchiato
Alessandro Sozzetti
Beatrice Bucciarelli
Catia Cardoso
Maria Teresa Crosta
Marica Sarasso
Roberto Morbidelli
Tullia Carriero

All INAF-OATo, Torino


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