Practical Information


The conference will be held in the Conference and Cultural Centre of the University of Patras in Greece
The University of Patras is a public academic institution situated in Patras (Rio), in the prefecture of Achaia. Founded in 1964, it is now one of the largest Universities in Greece. The University of Patras is internationally recognized for the quality of its research and teaching.

Accommodation and travel

Achaia Beach hotel
Transport daily from hotel to venue and from the airport to the hotel on 16/03/2020 early afternoon and from the venue to the airport on 19/03/2020 after lunch by the conference coach (this requires booking the full registration package)

Registration-fees and deadlines

Travel grants will be in the form of registration fee waivers or partial registration fee waivers. To be eligible applicants must be submitting an abstract and be a student (preferably PhD student. MSc students are also eligible, BSc students are not).

Applicants will be asked to apply for a travel grant during abstract submission, providing a brief description of the reasons they are applying and why they think they are a suitable candidate. Selection will be made by the organisers and will be based on reasons for needing a travel grant and the quality and relevance of the submitted abstract and will also take into account gender and geographical represention. The number of available travel grants will depend on meeting financials and will be decided after the registration deadline. Some travel grants may also be distributed at the end of the meeting.

Applicants must pay their registration fee normally. Successful applicants will be reimbursed with the awarded amount.

The city of Patras

Patras is Greece’s third largest urban area and the regional capital of Western Greece, 215 km west of Athens. The city is built at the foothills of Mount Panachaikon, overlooking the Gulf of Patras. Dubbed Greece’s way to the West, Patras is a commercial hub, while its busy port is a nodal point for trade and communication with Italy and the rest of Western Europe. The city has two public universities and one technological institutes, hosting a large number of students and rendering Patras a major scientific center. The Rio-Antirio bridge connects Patras easternmost suburb of Rio to the town of Antirio, connecting in this way, Peloponnese peninsula with mainland Greece. Patras is also famous for supporting an indigenous cultural scene active mainly in the performing arts ad modern urban literature. It was European Capital of Culture 2006. Patras and its region is home to various ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine monuments, including the Roman Odeon, the Fortress of Rio and the Fortress of Patras.