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IV Workshop on Non Equilibrium Phenomena
in
Supercooled Fluids, Glasses and Amorphous Materials

17 - 22 September 2006, Pisa





Universita' di Pisa



CHAIRMEN
M. TOSI
Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa

M. GIORDANO
Dipartimento di Fisica "Enrico Fermi", Università di Pisa

D.LEPORINI
Dipartimento di Fisica "Enrico Fermi", Università di Pisa



SCIENTIFIC SECRETARY
L. ANDREOZZI
Dipartimento di Fisica "Enrico Fermi", Università di Pisa


ADVISORY COMMITTEE
G. CARINI
E.CHIELLINI
M. FONTANA
N.GRIZZUTI
R.MAURI
M.SAMPOLI
P. TARTAGLIA
G. VILIANI



        SATELLITE MEETING: NGAI FEST
OBJECTIVES
The Workshop is the fourth of a series of international conferences organized in Pisa by the Physics Department of the University of Pisa and the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa on the subject of supercooled fluids, glasses and amorphous materials. The other meetings were held in 1995, 1998, 2002 and attended by over 140 scientists.

The dynamical processes occurring in supercooled fluids involve different length and time scales. Fast and ultra slow molecular rearrangements take place in the presence of microscopic, mesoscopic and macroscopic organization of the fluid. Their combined effects are of particular relevance in many branches of science, technology and engineering. The complete characterization of the relaxation behaviour of supercooled fluids requires the use of many experimental techniques in order to span the relevant frequency and wavevector ranges. Theoretical studies accounting for the non-equilibrium nature of supercooled fluids are well developed and involve in particular molecular dynamics and identification of possible universal behaviours. The main objective of the workshop is to bring together liquid state physicists, chemists and engineers, to comparatively discuss experimental facts and theoretical predictions.

The 2006 Edition of the Workshop will focus on a variety of subjects including:


Two Round Tables are planned on:


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WELCOME TO PISA
Famous for its magnificent Piazza dei Miracoli and Torre Pendente, Pisa retains a medieval historical centre of rare charm. Examples of Medicean and Lorraine art are to be found side by side with Roman and Etruscan remains. The extremely favourable geographical position of the city accounts in part for its glorious past. A quick-reference guide to Pisa is available.
Pisa lies 10 km from the sea and within a range of 100 km lie the jewels of Tuscany, one of the most beautiful Italian regions: Firenze, Lucca, Siena, Volterra, S.Gimignano, the Versilian and Maremma coastal regions, Garfagnana, and the Apuan Alps.
The University of Pisa was founded on September 1343 by Pope Clemente VI in his Papal Bull "In supremae dignitatis". Pisa is also the seat of a prestigious academic institution, the Scuola Normale Superiore, founded by Napoleon in 1813. Among the Pisan physicists one may mention Galilei, Matteucci, Felici, Mossotti and Pacinotti. In this century E.Fermi and C.Rubbia obtained their degree at the University of Pisa and the Scuola Normale Superiore.

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PROGRAMME
The programme consists of plenary lectures, symposia, round tables and poster sessions. The number of non-parallel symposia was increased with respect to the previous editions to ensure a comprehensive overview:

Programme ( preliminary )

Round Tables ( RT1, RT2 )

Abstract booklet


The registration desk will open on Sunday, September 17 at  4:00 pm. The Welcome Party will take place at  6:00 pm. The Opening Session will start on Monday, September 18 at 8:50 am . The end of the meeting is scheduled on Friday, September 22 at 7:30 pm .

Poster Sessions will be held on Wednesday, September 20 and Thursday, September 21 starting at 5.15 PM and ending at 7.30 PM.

The poster dimensions will be 1.0 m width and 1.40 m height.

To date, the following scientists agreed to contribute a plenary/opening lecture :


C.A. Angell,            Tempe
 
K. Binder,                Mainz
 
J.-P. Bouchaud,        Paris
 
J. Colmenero,           San Sebastian
 
A. Coniglio,             Napoli 
 
P.G. Debenedetti,     Princeton
 

K. F. Freed,              Chicago
 
H. Frauenfelder,       Los Alamos
 
G. Fuller,                  Stanford
 
G. Mc Kenna,          Lubbock
 
K.L. Ngai,                Washington
 
M. Paluch,                Katowice
 
E. Rössler,                Bayreuth
 
H.W. Spiess,            Mainz
 
H. E. Stanley,           Boston
 
P. Tartaglia,              Roma
 
E. Weeks,                Atlanta

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IMPORTANT DEADLINES
May 30th, 2006
REGISTRATION
May 30th, 2006
CALL FOR PAPERS
May 30th, 2006
ACCOMMODATION

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LOCATION
The Workshop will be held at:

Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa
Piazza dei Cavalieri, 7 Pisa


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PREREGISTRATION
To preregister please download, fill in and return by e-mail to the Conference Secretariat the pre-registration form before 30 November 2005.

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FEES AND REGISTRATION

The registration fee includes : welcome party, coffee breaks and snack lunches, and a copy of the Proceedings.

The deadline for registration at reduced rates is 30 May 2006.


Registration Fees

Before
  30
May 2006


After
   30
May 2006*

Active participants

375 Eur

400 Eur

Active participants under thirty-five years of age

285 Eur

310 Eur

Accompanying persons 120 Eur
120 Eur

  *After 5 September 2006 on-site registrations only are allowed.

 

The registration fees of people attending the workshop and their accompanying persons must be transferred into the following bank account:

Bank:                      Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Filiale di Pisa
                   
Address:                  Lungarno Pacinotti 9, I-56100 Pisa, Italy

Account number:     21135. 33

Account Holder:      Comitato Organizzazione IV Workshop on Non  Equilibrium Phenomena

Bank code:              ABI: 01030, CAB: 14000

IBAN:                      IT 66 U01030 14000 000002113533

SWIFT (BIC):          PASCITMMPIS


Please fill-in the registration form. The form must be printed and sent by FAX together with a copy of the receipt of bank transfer to:

Meridiana Events & Education srl

Fax + 39 050 974148


Please note:


Cancellation Policy


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CALL FOR PAPERS
Contributions to poster sessions are encouraged. They are limited to one poster per participant.
The Abstract must be accompanied by the registration form and related payments and must be submitted before:
30 May 2006

Abstract received before this deadline will be included in the abstract book distributed to the participants.

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PREPARATION OF ABSTRACTS
Please download the template of the Abstract which includes detailed instructions to whom the authors are kindly requested to adhere strictly.

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PROCEEDINGS
The proceedings of the Workshop will include both invited and contributed papers. The papers will be published in a special issue of:

 Journal of Physics:Condensed Matter

The submitted papers must fulfill the high research standards of JPCM and contain novel research results. Publication is scheduled within the first months of 2007. One copy of the volume will be sent free of charge to all the partecipants.

Invited papers:
Speakers are invited to submit a paper to be considered for publication in the Proceedings.

Submission
The manuscripts must be submitted electronically via the IOP web site ( guidelines for the authors are found here ).
Select the article type 'Symposium paper' and  insert   "WNEP-PISA" in the comments box.


Length
The length of the paper must not exceed 10 printed pages, including everything.

Deadline
The deadline for the submission of the invited papers is:

 Tuesday, October 10, 2006


Contributed papers:
Some selected papers by the poster contributors will be included in the Proceedings too.

Submission
Manuscripts must be submitted to the workshop secretariat for preliminary screening by a committee. Eligible papers will be forwarded by the secretariat to IOP for review.

Length
The length of the paper must not exceed 6 printed pages, including everything.

Deadline
The deadline for the submission of the contributed papers is:

 Saturday, September 30, 2006

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GETTING THERE
Pisa is easily reached from almost everywhere. From Europe several flights go directly to Pisa Airport. Intercontinental fligths arrive to Roma or Milano, where domestic flights are available. Pisa airport is located very close to the city. Coming by train, one will arrive at the FS railway station Pisa Centrale which is located in the centre of the city. Piazza dei Cavalieri is at about twenty-minutes walking distance from the railway station. Coming by car, follow the indications to the centre of the city. 

Be advised that Piazza dei Cavalieri is within the limited-traffic precinct of Pisa known as "Zona a Traffico Limitato (ZTL)" where access is controlled by automated gates monitoring the number-plates of the vehicles entering the area.

A "clickable" map of Pisa downtown is available. The Scuola Normale Superiore is in the second-row, third-column area of the grid (red label #9 ). The railway station is in the fourth row, fourth column of the grid (red label #45).

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ACCOMMODATION
Accommodation will be available in Pisa downtown and honored on a first-come first-served basis. Please fill-in the accommodation form  and send it to:

Meridiana Events & Education srl

Fax + 39 050 974148


PLEASE SEND THE FORM NOT LATER THAN 30 MAY 2006.

HOTEL BOOKING WILL NOT BE GUARANTEED AFTER THIS DATE.


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INTERNET SERVICES

A Wi-Fi Internet Service will be available. People interested in the service are kindly requested to contact the Scientific Secretariat not later than September, 10 and provide the following information: name, surname, affiliation, mac-address of the portable computer.

Three desktop computers will also be available for accessing the internet ( mainly for checking the Email ).

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SOCIAL DINNER
The social dinner will take place on Wednesday, September 20 at the loggia of the Museo dell'Opera where one enjoys an excellent view of Piazza dei Miracoli. The cost per person is 60 Eur to be paid on-site.

The menu of the dinner may be downloaded here.

Please note:

1)
Deadline for registration: Monday, 18th September

2) When registering, please detail if either the "meat menu" or the "sea-food menu" is of your choice.


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SOCIAL PROGRAMME
Free visit to the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Camposanto and the Museo dell'Opera located in Piazza dei Miracoli on Wednesday, September 20 and Thursday, September 21. Please note that the Workshop badge is needed

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ADDITIONAL USEFUL INFORMATION
Fare:  0,85 Eur ( the ticket is valid for 60 min )

The congress venue is situated in the pedestrian restricted area of Pisa; 15 min. walking distance from the railway station. From the railway station, take the buses line 2 - line 7 running every 15 min and get off at the bus stop "Lungarno Pacinotti"  (5/7 min. walking from the congress venue). Fare:  0,85 eur (the ticket is valid for 60 min.)

  1. Physics Department - Largo Pontecorvo, 3
about 10 min. walking distance  from the conference venue.
Free of charge.
Opening hours:

Monday-Friday from 07,30 AM until 09,00 PM
Saturday from 07,30 AM until 2 PM
Sunday closed

Pass needed. To get one, please contact the the Secretariat .
 
  1. via Paparelli
about 15/20 min. walking distance  from the conference venue.
Free of charge.
On Wednesday and Saturday morning the parking area is closed due to the local temporary market.
 
  1. Piazza Carrara
about 10 min. walking distance  from the conference venue.
The parking fare is  1,50 Eur per hour from 08,00 AM until 08,00 PM - free of charge during the night.
 
Via C. Cammeo, 2 - phone nr. : 0039 050 560464
Railway station - phone nr.: 0039 050 42291
Airport "G. Galilei" - phone nr.: 0039 050 503700


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CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT
Laura Andreozzi
Dipartimento di Fisica "Enrico Fermi", Università di Pisa
Largo Pontecorvo n.3,  I-56127 Pisa ITALY

Tel ++39-050-2214891, FAX ++39-050-2214890


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Last update: 4 September, 2006