City of Firenze

Firenze is one of the most beloved cities in the world, an open sky museum famous worldwide. In the fifteenth-century Florence, a self-governed, independent city-state with a population of 60.000, became with its writers, painters, architects, and philosophers the cradle of Renaissance culture; Renaissance shifted mankind into the centre of the known cosmos and man became its measure.

Conference venue

Palazzo dei Congressi
Piazza Adua, 1
50123 Firenze, Italy


Palazzo dei CongressiThe conference will take place at the Palazzo dei Congressi (conference center) of Firenze, hosted in the Villa Vittoria, a jewel of the 19th century architecture surrounded by a park. Palazzo dei Congressi is in downtown Firenze, at 5 minute walking distance from the main railway station in a central area crowded with restaurants and commercial activities.


Catering facilities

Coffee breaks are included in the registration fee. A welcome reception and a poster reception will also be offered.
Bars serving coffees and snacks at individual payment are also available in the Conference area.
The Conference venue is located in a very central area with plenty of restaurants and snack bars.

Important dates

Conference registration opening
15 October 2012

Abstract submission opening
15 October 2012

Abstract submission deadline
25 January 2013

Students Support

25 January 2013

Abstract notification
18 March 2013

Deadline for early registration
7 April 2013