Welcome to the Lounge, a place where you can have conversations with your
colleagues over a virtual cup of coffee (provided free of charge). There
are two main sections of the Lounge, Open Discussion and Instant Messenger.
Open Discussion: "Open discussion" provides a place for you to
raise new topics of conversation that are of general interest and do not
specifically pertain to a paper, poster, or panel. We also invite you to
use this area to give us feedback and to share your experiences
participating in this conference.
Instant Messenger: Please use the instant messenger to see who is currently
on-line and to send a personal message to them. The instant messenger
allows you to have those more casual "hallway conversations" that you would
have when meeting a colleague at a professional meeting.