The conference will take place at the Science and Technology Campus of the University of Parma (please see a site map here).
Parma is a city of two hundred thousands inhabitants, a University town in the north of Italy, midway between Milan an Bologna. The Campus is located close to the lively town center where delegates will find hotel accommodations.
Day trips to several major Italian turistic and cultural destinations (Firenze, Pisa, Venezia, Verona, Mantova) are possible, either by train or by car.
International participants are advised to consider one of the following airports:
- Bologna (about 1.5 hours from Parma)
- Milan-Linate (about 2 hours)
- Milan-Malpensa (about 2.5 hours)
- Milan-Orio al Serio (about 2.5 hours)
The given times include airport shuttle to central station + train to Parma. A train timetable can be found at http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en
Those travelling by car are recommended to take the toll highway A1 (Milan-Naples) and exit at Parma.
Information about visa requirements for entering Italy can be found on the following web page: vistoperitalia.esteri.it/home/en.
Citizens of the EU, EEA, Switzerland, most countries in America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea do not require a visa to enter Italy, but it's your responsibility to familiarize as soon as possible with the visa requirements using the link provided above, since the visa issuing process can take several months.
The conference organizers will provide an official invitation letter upon request for registered conference participants to help overcome administrative difficulties in certain countries. This invitation will not imply any obligation from the organization to provide any kind of financial contribution.
Invitation letter requests should be made by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .