Lattice '99 Registration Information

The deadline for regular conference registration and for abstract presentation is April 29, 1999. After that date, a late registration fee applies. In order to register for the conference, please complete the electronic Registration Form by April 29. Those without web access may send the required information by email to, or return a hardcopy of the form to
Dipartimento di Fisica
Università di Pisa
Via Buonarroti, 2
Pisa, I-56127

You may retrieve PostScript copies of all the information via a Web browser: this page (, the Registration Form (, the Hotel Booking Form (, and the Abstract Submission Form (

The same information may be retrieved by anonymous ftp from the directory

Please note the crucial information below on methods for paying the registration fee.


A registration desk will be open at the Palazzo dei Congressi from midday until 19.30 on Monday June 28. There will be a welcoming reception on the evening of Monday June 28. The meeting will begin on Tuesday morning, June 29, at the Palazzo dei Congressi. There will be plenary talks, parallel sessions of contributed papers (20 minutes in length including questions), and a poster session on Thursday evening. Equipment for video demonstrations will be available (for information on formats, send e-mail to A concert is planned inside the Cathedral (Duomo) of Pisa on Tuesday evening. On Wednesday there will be an excursion to the countryside of Tuscany, with a visit to Siena and the medieval town of San Gimignano. A box lunch will be provided. The conference banquet will take place on Friday evening.

The last conference session will be a plenary session finishing at around 1 pm on Saturday afternoon, July 3.

Posters and Talks

Each participant may submit an abstract for a talk or a poster. Abstracts should be submitted no later than April 29. The poster session has proved a successful alternative to parallel talks at recent meetings and we wish to maintain this. We reserve the right to move parallel talks into the poster session if the need arises. In particular, collaborations with a large number of contributions may be asked to present a number of these contributions as posters. We will not require a move from parallel to poster sessions (or vice versa) based solely on some judgement of the intrinsic interest of the contribution, but may do so with an eye to keeping balance in subject matter between parallel and poster sessions.


Abstracts are due by April 29, 1999. We prefer you to submit abstracts using our Abstract Submission Form, but you may submit them by sending email to Abstracts may also be sent by regular mail to the conference address. Abstracts need not be submitted at the same time as conference registration information but please note that the deadline is the same.

Registration Fees and Information

The registration fee for the conference is 260 Euro before April 29 and 300 Euro thereafter. (Currency exchange rates may be looked up at yahoo or Currency Converter. The companion fee for the excursion, including box lunch and transport, is 25 Euro; the companion fee for the banquet is 50 Euro (25 Euro for children). Payment for companions should be included with the registration payment. Lunch tickets for companions will be available at the conference desk, and need not be paid for in advance. We will send email confirming completion of registration when payment is received.

The preferred method of payment is by Mastercard or Visa. We are unable to guarantee the security of our web and email sites; therefore you should not send us your credit card number over the web or by email. Credit card details should be sent to the FAX number +39-050-844306 using our proforma as well as your name and credit card number. In particular, we cannot process credit card payments without the expiry date. Faxes will be seen only by the conference organizers.

If you are not able to pay by credit card, we will accept Eurocheques or cheques drawn on an Italian bank, payable in Euro to Comitato Lattice '99. Cheques should be sent to:

Comitato Lattice '99
Dipartimento di Fisica
Università di Pisa
Via Buonarroti, 2
Pisa, I-56127
It also possible to pay by bank transfer, to the following account:
Comitato Lattice '99
c/c 2665/43
Banca Toscana
Ag. 1
Borgo Stretto 40,
ABI: 3400
CAB: 14001
Please note that latecomers, paying the registration fee during the conference, will be able to do so by credit card or cash (only in Italian Lire).

Important notice: if you pay by cheque or bank transfer, please have a receipt of your payment to show at registration; otherwise, it may be difficult for us to verify your payment.


If you need a visa to enter Italy, please apply well in advance, allowing for delays in the processing of your request.

In case you need assistance with your visa (e.g., you need a letter of invitation), contact the conference organizers.


Information on how to reach Pisa by air, rail and road is contained in the Travel Information circular. Free transport from Pisa airport and railway station to Palazzo dei Congressi and afterwards to the hotels will be provided, upon request, during peak arrival times; further information will be announced a few weeks before the conference. A travel service desk will also be available on-site during the first days of the conference, for help with travel arrangements and information.


The weather in Pisa during June is generally warm and sunny; rain however cannot be excluded. The average daily temperature during late June is 27C maximum, 16C minimum. The average monthly rainfall in that period is 33 mm.

Activities for Companions

Companions are welcome on the conference excursion, at the conference banquet on Friday night, as well as at the concert on Tuesday evening. Reservations for companions for the excursion and/or banquet can be made on the Registration Form. For further information about Pisa and its attractions, you may visit the Comune di Pisa web site.

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