General Information


The Second International Workshop on: NO-VE “Neutrino Oscillations in Venice willtake place in Venice, December 3-5, 2003 at the “IstitutoVeneto di  Scienze,Lettere ed Arti”, Palazzo Loredan. The Istituto Veneto is located in Campo S. Stefano 2945, near Piazza San Marco.


Unfortunately, given the limited facilities at the “Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti”, the total attendance will only be limited to about 70 people. Thus, we would greatly appreciate hearing from you about your acceptance (or your rejection) of this invitation at your earliest convenience.


If you have any particular problem, do not hesitate to contact the NO-VE Secretariat by phone, telefax or electronic mail:


before the Workshop, the address is:


NO-VE Secretariat                              Phone : ++39-0498277144  

            Dipartimento di Fisica                          Fax:  ++39-0498277145  

            Via Marzolo, 8                                      E-Mail:   

35131 PADOVA


during the Workshop (December 3-5, 2003), the address will be:


Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti      Phone : 328-3740975

Palazzo Loredan                                              Fax:      ++39-0415210598

Campo S. Stefano 2945                                   E-Mail:








Venice is particularly attractive and the situation concerning hotel accommodation is always very tight. Very exceptionally it has been possible to reserve a number of rooms for the Workshop participants at reduced rates at the Hotel Europa  Regina - San Marco 2159, Venice, a top class comfortable Hotel on the Grand Canal, at a walking distance (about 5 minutes) from Piazza San Marco and close to the “IstitutoVeneto di Scienze, Lettereed Arti”.


We apologize if it would turn out to be impossible to satisfy all applications.  Those wishing to stay at the Hotel Europa Regina are urged to reserve their accommodation.







For those arriving by plane at Marco Polo Airport which is located about 13 km from Venice the easiest way to reach Venice is by sea.

ALILAGUNA is a public water taxi company which offers a service (the Lancione) that goes from the airport passing by Murano island and the Lido to “Calle Vallaresso", near Piazza San Marco, which is at a walking distance from the Hotel Europa Regina and from the “Istituto Veneto di Scienze,Lettere ed Arti”. The crossing takes abt. 1 hour 10 minutes. The Lancione connects more or less with all flights. The ticket for this boat (Lancione) costs Euros 10,00 and can be purchased at the ALILAGUNA taxi stand at the end of the arrival hall (opening hours: from 8 am to 12 pm). The timetable is: departure from the Airport to Venice (Calle Vallaresso) every hour at 0.10 minutes starting from 6.10 am to 00.10 am.; departure from Venice (Calle Vallaresso) to Airport: at 4.35 am, at 5.35 am and at every hour at 0.50 minutes starting from 6.50 am to 10.50 pm.

You can also take a private water taxi from the airport directly to your final destination (the cost is abt. Euros 80,00) or you can take a land taxi to Piazzale Roma (the cost is abt. Euros 27,00) and from there catch a public boat (Vaporetto) to the stop closest to your final destination (see details in the next paragraph).


For those arriving by train at the Railway Station or by car at the parking garage at Piazzale Roma there are several possibilities. To go directly to the “IstitutoVeneto di Scienze, Lettereed Arti” one can take the Vaporetto, Line 1 or Line 82 (every 10 minutes from 7:00 until 21:00; every 20/30 minutes afterwards) to the stop Accademia.  From there one has to cross the “Ponte dell'Accademia” and walk more or less directly to Campo S. Stefano. To go to the Hotel Europa Regina, on the other hand, one can also take the Vaporetto, Line 1 or Line 82, to the stop Calle Vallaresso, near Piazza San Marco.  The Hotel is a five minute walk, more or less to the left, over “Ponte San Moisč”.

You can also take a private water taxi from the Railway Station to your final destination (the cost is abt. Euros 45,00).







Participants are expected to arrive in Venice on Tuesday, December 2, 2003. The Registration Desk (at the Workshop Site) will be open on Tuesday from 15:00 until 17:30.

We strongly encourage you to register on Tuesday, December 2, to avoid congestion on the first morning of the Workshop.


On Wednesday, December 3 the secretariat will be open at 9:15 for registration.






Conference Fee


The Conference Fee is Euros 200,00.  It also includes a copy of the Proceedings and the Lunches.


We very much regret that, because of problems regarding structural stability and space, lunch may only be served to those who participate in the Workshop.


The payment should be made by a check to the order of Neutrino Telescopes or by bank transfer to:


 Account No. 476613/L - Neutrino Telescopes

             S.W.I.F.T. Address CRPD IT 2P

             TELEX: 430074 CREST I

             ABI: 6225

             CAB: 12107

             c/o CASSA DI RISPARMIO DI PD E RO

 Agenzia No. 7

             Via Belzoni, 1 - 35131 Padova / Italy



Please, make sure to quote your name clearly on the transfer slip and send or fax a copy of the receipt of the transfer order to NO-VE Secretariat. 

If you think of sending your Registration Fee by Bank transfer, please make sure that any overhead charged by the Bank is covered, otherwise the registrations will arrive reduced by the emitting Bank.


The Conference Fee can also be payedduring Registration and can be made by Travellers Cheques or cash (no personal chequesor credit cards will be accepted).





Schedule of the Workshop


The Workshop will start on Wednesday, December 3, at 9:15 and will end on Friday, December 5, at about 18:30.


The Sessions will take place from 9:15 to 13:00 and from 14:30 to about 18:30. During the lunch break a buffet will be served to the participants in the rooms of the “Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti”.


There will also be the customary coffee breaks in the morning and in the afternoon.








The Proceedings will include all talks given by speakers during the Workshop.  Details for the preparation of manuscripts will be given in due time.  The deadline for the submission of camera-ready manuscripts will be January 26, 2004.  The Proceedings will appear in March, 2004.


Regularly registered participants will receive a copy of the Proceedings.





Internet Facilities


Cable and wireless connections which will allow participants to connect with their own notebooks to internet will be provided.







Copies of all the transparencies will be made available on the web server of the NO-VE Workshop.

They will be ready immediately after the Workshop.





Social Events


The social events listed below are planned for participants and accompanying persons:




Wednesday, December 3      Informal Welcome Party                                                 19:00 - 21:30

                                                  “Pasta e fasjoi”         

                                                Once again the “Istituto Veneto di

              Scienze, Lettere ed Arti” will be

  pleased to organize the party for

 us on their premises.


Thursday, December 4      A visit to “San Marco Church                         19:30 - 20.30

                                                  fullylightened for us will

 be organized.


Friday, December 5                 Farewell Party                                      19:00 - 21:00




The Informal Welcome Party, the Visit to “San Marco Church” and the Farewell Party are free of charge.