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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), Talk in PDF
10:00 - 10:15  "Revealing magnetic fields towards massive protostars: a multi-wavelength approach using masers and dust", D. Dall'Olio, Talk in PDF
10:15 - 10:30  "Magnetic field measurements around massive young stellar objects with the EVN", G. Surcis, Talk in PPTX
10:30 - 10:45  "KaVA Large Proposal for High-Mass Star-Formation Studies with Multiple Masers", T. Hirota, Talk in PPTX
10:45 - 11:00  "High-mass star formation expored with maser VLBI & thermal (ALMA, JVLA) observations", L. Moscadelli, Talk in PDF
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), Talk in PDF
12:00 - 12:15  "Does Cygnus A harbor a binary black hole?", U. Bach, Talk in PDF
12:15 - 12:30  "Moving cores in MOJAVE sample", M. Lisakov, Talk in PPT
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, Talk in PDF
13:00 - 13:15  "Radioastron observations of the jet launch region in 3C84", G. Giovannini, Talk in PDF
13:15 - 13:30  "Innermost region of the blazar S5 0716714 from RadioAstron polarimetric observations at 22 GHz", E. Kravchenko, Talk in PDF
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), Talk in PDF
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, Talk in PDF
15:45 - 16:00  "Unravelling pulsar scattering through VLBI", D. Simard, Talk in PDF
16:00 - 16:15  "Observing pulsars with ALMA: an unprecedented opportunity to explore the millimetre wavelength regime of pulsar emission", P. Torné, Talk in PDF
16:15 - 16:30   "Imaging pulsar echoes at low frequencies", O. Wucknitz, Talk in PDF
16:30 - 16:45  "Pulsar scintillometry on the Vela pulsar with the LBA", F. Kirsten, Talk in PDF
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, Talk in PDF
  "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), Talk in PPTX
09:30 - 09:45  "Star-formation and accretion in the local Universe - LeMMING's an e-MERLIN survey", R. Beswick, Talk in PDF
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, Talk in PDF
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), Talk in PDF
10:30 - 10:45  "Extragalactic wide-field surveys using the European VLBI Network", P. Barthel (on behalf of J. Radclife), Talk in PPTX
10:45 - 11:00  "SETI searches with the EVN", M. Garrett, Talk in PDF
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, Talk in PDF  "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, Talk in PDF  "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, Talk in PDF  "A study of the physical environments of evolved stars from the SiO and H2O masers", Y. Yun, Talk in PPTX
12:15 - 12:30  "VLBI and the faint radio AGN population", N. Herrera-Ruiz, Talk in PDF  "NGC6334I - Tracing the Gas Motion During A Contemporaneous Maser Flare Event", J. Chibueze, Talk in KEY format
12:30 - 12:45  "Three little radio galaxies in the early Universe", K. Gabanyi, Talk in PDF  "Measuring Magnetic Fields from Water Masers in the Synchrotron Protostellar Jet in W3(H2O)", C. Goddi, Talk in PPTX
12:45 - 13:00  "Multi-frequency studies of the jet in the high-redshift quasar S5 0836+710", L. Vega-García, Talk in PPTX  "COBRaS: The e-MERLIN 21cm Legacy Survey of Cygnus OB2", D. Fenech, Talk in PDF
13:00 - 13:15  "Gravitational lensing at milliarcsecond resolution with global VLBI observations", C. Spingola  "Investigating Black hole formation using VLBI", P. Atri, Talk in PPTX
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, Talk in PDF
15:45 - 16:00  "The radio view of Gravitational waves counterparts: GW/GRB170817", G. Ghirlanda, Talk in PDF
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), Talk in PDF
16:15 - 16:45  "Synergies between VLBI and high-resolution IR/optical interferometry", J. C. Guirado (Review), Talk in PDF
16:45 - 17:15  "Synergies between CTA and VLBI", M. Orienti (Review), Talk in PDF
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. Talk in PPTX

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. Talk in PDF

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, Talk in PDF  "Where are you, Scutum? Tracking down a spiral arm with maser astrometry", K. Immer, Talk in KEY format
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, Talk in PDF
10:00 - 10:15  "Gamma-ray emission in radio galaxies under the VLBI scope", R. Angioni, Talk in PDF  "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, Talk in PDF   "Tying multiple Radio Wavelength Celestial Frames to the Gaia Optical Frame", C, Jacobs, Talk in PDF
10:30 - 10:45  "Asymmetric jet production in NGC1052", A.-K. Baczko, Talk in PDF  "Progress update of the VGOS radio telescope at Metsähovi Gedodetic Research Station", G. Molera Calvés, Talk in PPTX
10:45 - 11:00  "Substantial winds from the accreting supermassive black hole in M87 revealed by Faraday rotation observations", J. Park, Talk in PDF   "VLBI and Doppler tracking of spacecraft for planetary atmospheric studies", T. Bocanegra, Talk in PPTX
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, Talk in KEY format   "Jets from massive protostars: clues on their role in the formation process from masers and high resolution radio / NIR imaging", F. Bacciotti, Talk in PDF
11:45 - 12:00   "Toroidal magnetic fields and associated currents in AGN jets on kiloparsec scales", S. Knuettel, Talk in KEY format "Detailed SiO proper motion analysis: slow net expansion and a small correlation with the magnetic field", A. Richards, Talk in PDF
12:00 - 12:15  "Double nuclear structure discovered in 3C84", J. Oh, Talk in PDF  "Studies of galactic masers in RadioAstron space VLBI mission", A. Sovolev, Talk in PDF
12:15 - 12:30   "Radio structures in radio-quiet quasars with extremely powerful X-ray outflows", J. Yang, Talk in PPTX "Short-lived episodic outflow in a water fountain star", R. Burns (on behalf of G. Orosz), Talk in PDF
12:30 - 12:45  "Global Millimeter VLBI Array Survey of Ultracompact Extragalactic Radio Sources at 86 GHz", D.G. Nair, Talk in PDF  "3D Models of Maser Flares", M. Gray, Talk in PDF
12:45 - 13:00    "Parameter study of a semi-analytical relativistic MHD jet model in comparison with recent VLBI observations", C. Ceccobello, Talk in PDF "Resolving discrepancy in the pPN OH231", J.-F. Desmurs, Talk in PDF
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, Talk in PDF
13:15 - 13:30  "Expanding VLBI in East Asia and AGN science", K. Hada, Talk in PPTX  "Radio emission in ultracool dwarfs: the nearby triple system VHS 1256 − 1257", J. Climent, Talk in PDF
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).  Talk in PDF
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, Talk in PDF
09:45 - 10:00  "CASA on the fringe", I. van Bemmel, Talk in PPTX
10:00 - 10:15  "RPICARD: A CASA-based Calibration Pipeline for VLBI Data", M. Janssen, Talk in PDF
10:15 - 10:30  "", W. Alef, Talk in PDF
10:30 - 10:45  "A development of compact triple band receiver for millimeter-wave radio astronomy", S.-T. Han, Talk in PPTX
10:45 - 11:00  "Comparing remote atomic clocks via VLBI networks and fiber optic links: the LIFT/MetGeSp perspective", R. Ricci, Talk in PPTX
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), Talk in PPTX
12:00 - 12:15  "SKA-VLBI Key Science Programmes", Z. Paragi, Talk in PDF
12:15 - 12:30  "Investigations on MultiView VLBI for SKA", R. Dodson, Talk in PDF
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, Talk in PDF
13:00 - 13:30  EVN Symposium 2018 Summary, T. Venturi and H. J. van Langevelde. Talk from T. Venturi in PPTX and Talk from H. J. van Langevelde in PPTX
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. Talk in PPTX