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Key Dates

NEW: The regular payment via Credit Card (organized by our partner INSTM) has been reactivated. This is the suggested and preferred way to carry out the registration to the congress.

March 2017 : Second Circular
1st April, 2017 : Opening of Abstract submission and Registration
12th June, 2017 : Deadline for abstract submission
Within end of June, 2017 : Abstract notification
End of June, 2017 : Preliminary program
31st August, 2017 : Early Bird registration deadline
31st August, 2017 : Late registration deadline
10th September, 2017 : Welcome Party and on-site registration

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Padova GIF


Please, register to the Conference using the "REGISTER" button at the end of this section. A new window will open, referencing at the on-line registration procedure, on the INSTM website. After registration, a PDF file will be available anytime for printing through the Registration page. In indicated specific cases, the PDF file must be signed and sent to

Registration is not mandatory in order to submit an abstract for an oral or poster contribution. Nevertheless, authors are required to complete their registration (payment included) before 31st August. After this term, the already accepted abstract will be rejected.

Abstract submission

The abstract submission procedure is now closed.


Registration feeBefore 31st August, 2017After 31st August, 2017 or on site
Academics550 €600 €
Students350 €400 €
Industrials1000 €1500 €
150 €200 €

We inform all participants that the regular Credit Card payments system has been reactivated. This is the suggested and preferred way to register (by clicking the "REGISTER" button below).

However, registration through Padova University facilities is still available following the link: REGISTRATION BY CREDIT CARD.

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Since the conference is in the city center, there is a vast number of hotels and B&B available, as well as cheap solutions like rooms and apartments (at a cost of 40 - 50 €/night). A map of the closest hotels can be found at this link.

Moreover, in the table below you find a list of selected Hotels with special discount rates for the SPIN-2017 Conference. When booking, please quote "SPIN-2017 Conference" when you contact the hotel.

HotelSingle RoomDouble Room Single UseDouble RoomCity tax / day
Hotel Giotto Padova***69.0079.001.90
Hotel Grand’Italia
"Residenza d’Epoca"****
Hotel Al Prato***70.0085.0096.001.90
Hotel Majestic Toscanelli****99.0099.00130.002.85
Hotel Europa****95.00120.002.85
Hotel M14***47.0057.0074.002.90

Please, note that in order to encourage the participation of young scientists, a limited number of single rooms for students at a price of 160 € for the whole week (10-17 September) are available.
Please fill this student accommodation request form, sign it, and sent it to before 31st May, 2017.
Notification of acceptance will be given before 5th June.

Students are required to pay the amount of 160 € within 15 July; indication for the payment will be given by e-mail.

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VISA / Travel

VISA Request and Invitation Letter
Documentation and requirements needed in order to entry Italy vary depending on the country you are from. For this reason, we recommend you to contact your local Italian Consulate or Embassy for more information on these requirements. More datails can be also found on the website of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

An official invitation letter can be sent by the Organizing Committee upon request. This letter does not involve any commitment by the Congress Organizers to cover fees, accommodation, travel expenses or other costs connected to the participation in the Congress.

The invitation letter is not intended in any way as confirmation of registration.

The Organizing Committee wil not be held responsible for the visa not granted.

In case you need an invitation letter, please click the following link: Invitation letter.

How to reach Padova

The closest airport is: Venezia "Marco Polo" Airport
From the airport, travel to Padova (50 km) by:

Other possibilities:

BY CAR (toll motorways)

The railway station is a 15-minute walk from the old city centre; there are train services to Venice, Trieste, Verona, Milan, Bologna, Florence and Rome.
For timetables and information:

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