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Sunday, 7th 

20:00               Early registration and welcome cocktail at Cuarto Real de Santo Domingo.


Monday, 8th 

08:00  Registration opens
09:00 - 09:30  Opening by President of CSIC, Directors of IAA-CSIC and OAN-IGN, and Chair of EVN CBD at Auditorium

Stellar Evolution  Session 1 (Chair: F. Colomer) at Auditorium

09:30 - 10:00   "Studies of stellar evolution using masers", A. Bartkiewicz (Review)
10:00 - 10:15  "Revealing magnetic fields towards massive protostars: a multi-wavelength approach using masers and dust", D. Dall'Olio
10:15 - 10:30  "Magnetic field measurements around massive young stellar objects with the EVN", G. Surcis
10:30 - 10:45  "KaVA Large Proposal for High-Mass Star-Formation Studies with Multiple Masers", T. Hirota
10:45 - 11:00  "High-mass star formation expored with maser VLBI & thermal (ALMA, JVLA) observations", L. Moscadelli
11:00 - 11:30  Coffee break

AGN  Session 1 (Chair: D. Gabuzda) at Auditorium

11:30 - 12:00  "The sharpest view of blazar jets through space and mm-VLBI observations", J.L. Gómez (Review)
12:00 - 12:15  "Does Cygnus A harbor a binary black hole?", U. Bach
12:15 - 12:30  "Moving cores in MOJAVE sample", M. Lisakov
12:30 - 12:45  "RadioAstron survey completed: AGN cores at unprecedented angular resolution", Y. Kovalev 
12:45 - 13:00  "Zooming in the jet formation site in AGN with RadioAstron", T. Savolainen
13:00 - 13:15  "Radioastron observations of the jet launch region in 3C84", G. Giovannini
13:15 - 13:30  "Innermost region of the blazar S5 0716714 from RadioAstron polarimetric observations at 22 GHz", E. Kravchenko
13:30 - 15:00  Lunch break

Fast Transients, Neutron Stars & Pulsars (Chair: J. Moldon) at Auditorium

15:00 - 15:30  "The localization of a repeating Fast Radio Burst", B. Marcote (Review)
15:30 - 15:45  "Recent VLBI Results on SN 1986J and the Possibility of FRBs Originating from Inside the Expanding Ejecta of Supernovae", M. Bietenholz
15:45 - 16:00  "Unravelling pulsar scattering through VLBI", D. Simard
16:00 - 16:15  "Observing pulsars with ALMA: an unprecedented opportunity to explore the millimetre wavelength regime of pulsar emission", P. Torné
16:15 - 16:30   "Imaging pulsar echoes at low frequencies", O. Wucknitz
16:30 - 16:45  "Pulsar scintillometry on the Vela pulsar with the LBA", F. Kirsten
16:45 - 17:00  "The Large European Array for Pulsars: Experimental setup, now and future", K. Liu
17:00 - 17:30  Coffee break
17:30 - 18:30  EVN Users Meeting, Chair: A. Polatidis (EVN PC Chair)
 "Welcome and updates from the EVN Program committee", A. Polatidis
 "EVN User Support provided by JIVE", Z. Paragi
  "Updates from the JIVE Correlator", B. Campbell
 "Answer to questions from the community", EVN officers and personnel from JIVE (moderator A. Polatidis)

Social Activities

19:30  EVN Symposium Football match at Complejo Deportivo Núñez Blanca.


Tuesday, 9th

Starbursts, Low Luminosity AGN and Surveys (Chair: A. Alberdi) at Auditorium

09:00 - 09:30  "Continuum Observations of Starburst Galaxies", J. Conway (Review)
09:30 - 09:45  "Star-formation and accretion in the local Universe - LeMMING's an e-MERLIN survey", R. Beswick
09:45 - 10:00  "EVN imaging of the obscured nuclei of the LIRGI galaxies", N. Ramírez-Olivencia
10:00 - 10:15  "Searching for intermediate-mass black holes in NGC3310", M. Argo
10:15 - 10:30  "Studying galaxy evolution through cosmic time via the μJy radio population: early results from eMERGE DR1", T. Muxlow (on behalf of A. Thomson)
10:30 - 10:45  "Extragalactic wide-field surveys using the European VLBI Network", P. Barthel (on behalf of J. Radclife)
10:45 - 11:00  "SETI searches with the EVN", M. Garrett
11:00 - 11:30  Coffee break

AGN Session 2 (Parallel) (Chair: S. Frey) at Auditorium

Stellar Evolution Session 2 (Parallel) (Chair: A. Bartkiewicz) at Faraday Room

11:30 - 11:45  "Extreme physics at extreme baselines", A. Lobanov  "Multiepoch observation of periodic methanol maser in G107.2985.63", M. Olech
11:45 - 12:00  "Polarimetric millimeter VLBI observations of 3C 84", J.-Y. Kim  "Parallaxes and proper motions of star-forming regions in the Sagittarius spiral arm", K. Rygl
12:00 - 12:15  "Tracing AGN feedback in powerful radio galaxies with VLBI", R. Schulz  "A study of the physical environments of evolved stars from the SiO and H2O masers", Y. Yun
12:15 - 12:30  "VLBI and the faint radio AGN population", N. Herrera-Ruiz  "NGC6334I - Tracing the Gas Motion During A Contemporaneous Maser Flare Event", J. Chibueze
12:30 - 12:45  "Three little radio galaxies in the early Universe", K. Gabanyi  "Measuring Magnetic Fields from Water Masers in the Synchrotron Protostellar Jet in W3(H2O)", C. Goddi
12:45 - 13:00  "Multi-frequency studies of the jet in the high-redshift quasar S5 0836+710", L. Vega-García.   "COBRaS: The e-MERLIN 21cm Legacy Survey of Cygnus OB2", D. Fenech
13:00 - 13:15  "Gravitational lensing at milliarcsecond resolution with global VLBI observations", C. Spingola  "Investigating Black hole formation using VLBI", P. Atri  
13:15 - 13:30  "Insights into galaxy evolution with strong gravitational lensing", H. Stacey  
13:45 - 15:00  Lunch break

Multi-Messenger and Multi-Wavelength (Chair: Z. Paragi) at Auditorium

15:00 - 15:30  "Multi messenger astronomy", M. Branchesi (Review)
15:30 - 15:45  "The Synergy between VLBI and Gaia astrometry", H. van Langevelde
15:45 - 16:00  "The radio view of Gravitational waves counterparts: GW/GRB170817", G. Ghirlanda
16:00 - 16:15  "A dust-enshrouded tidal disruption event with a resolved radio jet in a galaxy merger", M. Perez-Torres (on behalf of S. Mattila)
16:15 - 16:45  "Synergies between VLBI and high-resolution IR/optical interferometry", J. C. Guirado (Review)
16:45 - 17:15  "Synergies between CTA and VLBI", M. Orienti (Review)
17:15 - 17:45  Coffee break
17:45 - 18:30  EVN Vision Discussion, T. Venturi, anyone willing to participate in the discussion is invited to check the presentation which should introduce the session under this link.

Social Activities

21:00 - 23:30 Night visit to the Alhambra Nazari Palaces. Buses will pickup participants from the conference venue.


Wednesday, 10th

09:00 - 09:30 "Precise Astrometry today and tomorrow, with Next-generation Observatories", M. Rioja (Review, Plenary) at Auditorium

AGN Session 3 (Parallel) (Chair: B. W. Sohn) at Auditorium

Astrometry (Parallel) (Chair: P. Charlot) at Faraday Room

09:30 - 09:45  "Evolution of AGN jets from multi-epoch core-shift studies", A. Plavin  "Where are you, Scutum? Tracking down a spiral arm with maser astrometry", K. Immer
09:45 - 10:00  "Exploring the non-linear motion of the parsec-scale jet of FSRQ 1633382", H. Ro  "Sensing the astrophysical influence within VLBI astrometric measurements of extragalactic radio-sources", C. Gattano
10:00 - 10:15  "Gamma-ray emission in radio galaxies under the VLBI scope", R. Angioni  "Einstein Equivalence Principle test with RadioAstron: preliminary results", D. Litvinov
10:15 - 10:30  "Resolving the Radio-Loudest Quasar known to date at z~6", E. Momjian   "Tying multiple Radio Wavelength Celestial Frames to the Gaia Optical Frame", C, Jacobs
10:30 - 10:45  "Asymmetric jet production in NGC1052", A.-K. Baczko  "Progress update of the VGOS radio telescope at Metsähovi Gedodetic Research Station", G. Molera Calvés
10:45 - 11:00  "Substantial winds from the accreting supermassive black hole in M87 revealed by Faraday rotation observations", J. Park   "VLBI and Doppler tracking of spacecraft for planetary atmospheric studies", T. Bocanegra
11:00 - 11:30  Coffee break

AGN Session 4 (Parallel) (Chair: S. Pushkarev) at Auditorium

Stellar Evolution Session 3 (Parallel) (Chair: M. Lindqvist) at Faraday Room

11:30 - 11:45   "What the iMOGABA tells us about Gamma-ray bright AGNs", S.S. Lee   "Jets from massive protostars: clues on their role in the formation process from masers and high resolution radio / NIR imaging", F. Bacciotti
11:45 - 12:00   "Toroidal magnetic fields and associated currents in AGN jets on kiloparsec scales", S. Knuettel "Detailed SiO proper motion analysis: slow net expansion and a small correlation with the magnetic field", A. Richards
12:00 - 12:15  "Double nuclear structure discovered in 3C84", J. Oh  "Studies of galactic masers in RadioAstron space VLBI mission", A. Sovolev
12:15 - 12:30   "Radio structures in radio-quiet quasars with extremely powerful X-ray outflows", J. Yang "Short-lived episodic outflow in a water fountain star", R. Burns (on behalf of G. Orosz)
12:30 - 12:45  "Global Millimeter VLBI Array Survey of Ultracompact Extragalactic Radio Sources at 86 GHz", D.G. Nair  "3D Models of Maser Flares", M. Gray
12:45 - 13:00    "Parameter study of a semi-analytical relativistic MHD jet model in comparison with recent VLBI observations", C. Ceccobello "Resolving discrepancy in the pPN OH231", J.-F. Desmurs
13:00 - 13:15  "Use of VLBI/Gaia position offsets for AGN physics", L. Petrov "Multi-epoch VLBI of a double maser super-burst", R. Burns
13:15 - 13:30  "Expanding VLBI in East Asia and AGN science", K. Hada  "Radio emission in ultracool dwarfs: the nearby triple system VHS 1256 − 1257", J. Climent
13:30 - 15:00   Lunch break

Social Activities

13:30  Visit to IRAM 30m Telescope for the 50 participants who registered. A bus will pickup participants from the conference venue. A lunch bag will be provided to have lunch at the mountain.
18:30  Public talk: "Agujeros negros: los límites del espacio y el tiempo", E. Ros (at the conference venue, in Spanish)
20:30  Conference dinner at Palacio de Santa Paula.


Thursday, 11th

EHT and new VLBI Developments (Chair: B. Campbell) at Auditorium

09:00 - 09:30  "Imaging Black Holes", H. Falcke (Review)
09:30 - 09:45  "Probabilistic fringe-fitting and source model comparison", I. Natarajan
09:45 - 10:00  "CASA on the fringe", I. van Bemmel
10:00 - 10:15  "RPICARD: A CASA-based Calibration Pipeline for VLBI Data", M. Janssen
10:15 - 10:30  "", W. Alef
10:30 - 10:45  "A development of compact triple band receiver for millimeter-wave radio astronomy", S.-T. Han
10:45 - 11:00  "Comparing remote atomic clocks via VLBI networks and fiber optic links: the LIFT/MetGeSp perspective", R. Ricci
11:00 - 11:30  Coffee break

High Sensitivity VLBI with SKA and other VLBI Arrays (Chair: P. de Vicente) at Auditorium

11:30 - 12:00  "The science impact of high sensitivity VLBI with SKA", C. García-Miró (Review)
12:00 - 12:15  "SKA-VLBI Key Science Programmes", Z. Paragi
12:15 - 12:30  "Investigations on MultiView VLBI for SKA", R. Dodson
12:30 - 12:45  "Activities of VERA and East Asian VLBI network", H. Kobayashi
12:45 - 13:00  "Status of the Very Long Baseline Array", W. Brisken
13:00 - 13:30  EVN Symposium 2018 Summary, T. Venturi and H. J. van Langevelde
13:30 - 15:00  Lunch
15:30 - 18:30  CASA-VLBI tutorial organized by JIVE (registration is required through this separate form). The tutorial will take place at the main auditorium of the IAA-CSIC.