IV International Workshop on: “Neutrino Oscillations in Venice


16th of the series “Un altro modo di guardare il cielo”


April 15-18, 2008

“Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti”,  Palazzo Franchetti -  Campo S. Stefano









The IV International Workshop on: “Neutrino Oscillations in Venice

16th of the series “Un altro modo di guardare il cielo”


will take place in Venice, April 15-18, 2008 at the “Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti”.

The aim of the Workshop is to review a wide range of subjects in Neutrino Physics, Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology, both from an experimental and a theoretical point of view, giving to experimentalists and theorists the opportunity to discuss the impact of the most recent results and to chart the direction of future research.



Conference Site


Please, take note that the Workshop will be held at “Palazzo Franchetti”, the “Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti” second premise, one of the most noteworthy buildings in Venice right next to the “Palazzo Loredan”, the Institute historic home since 1809. In the picture below you can see Campo S. Stefano, Palazzo Loredan and Palazzo Franchetti. The location of the Palazzo Franchetti in the very heart of the city, the site and complexity of its spaces, its noble architecture and its garden overlooking the Grand Canal make it a modern Conference Center with all the necessary services.


How to reach the “Palazzo Franchetti

“Palazzo Franchetti”  is located in Campo S. Stefano near Piazza San Marco.

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  to "Calle  Vallaresso", near Piazza San Marco,  which is at a walking distance 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 € 12,00 and can be purchased at the ALILAGUNA taxi stand at the end of the arrival hall (opening hours: from 8 am to 11.30 pm).

For the timetable, please, see:

You can also take a private water taxi from the airport directly to your final destination (the cost is abt. € 90,00/100,00).


From the airport you can also take a public Bus (ATVO),  Line 35  (the cost is € 3,00)

(for the timetable, please, see: ) or a land taxi to Piazzale Roma (the cost is abt. € 30,00) 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 (see map) there are several possibilities. To go directly to the "Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed 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. You can also take a private water taxi from the Railway Station to your final destination (the cost is abt. € 70,00).

Conference Secretariat

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


-                       before the Workshop, the address is:
“NO-VE” Secretariat                   Phone: +39-0498277144
Dipartimento di Fisica                Fax:   +39-0498277145
Via Marzolo, 8              
35131 PADOVA/Italy
 -  during the Workshop (April 14-18, 2008), the address will be:
“NO-VE” Secretariat                   Mobile Phone: +39-3292135498                  
Istituto Veneto di Scienze,Lettere ed Arti
Palazzo Franchetti                    Fax:   +39-0415204372
Campo S. Stefano            
30124 VENEZIA/Italy                         



Please, take note that the Registration will take place on Monday, April 14, from 16.30 to 18.30, at “Palazzo Franchetti” where the Workshop Registration Desk and the Secretariat will be installed in a dedicated room close to the Workshop Room.


Conference Fee

The Conference Fee is € 500,00. It also includes a copy of the Proceedings,  the Lunches and the Conference Dinner.

(A contribution for the Conference Dinner will be required for the accompanying persons).




Conference Fee Payment

The payment should be made by bank transfer to:




Agenzia 1 -  Padova / Italy


IBAN:                   IT88D0100512101000000004070

PARTITA  IVA:     01099140285           


If you think of sending your Registration Fee by Bank transfer, please, make sure that IBAN and PARTITA IVA numbers are written and any overhead charged by the Bank is covered, otherwise the registrations will arrive already reduced by 5% by the emitting Bank.

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 (E-mail:,  Fax: +39-0498277145).


The Conference Fee can also be payed during Registration and can be made by: Credit Cards, Travellers Cheques or Cash (personal cheques cannot be accepted).


Schedule of the Workshop

The Workshop will start  on Tuesday,  April 15,  at 9:00 and will  end on Friday,  April 18, early in the afternoon. The Sessions  will take place from 9:00 to 13:00 and from 14:30 to about 19:00.


Lunches and Coffee Breaks

Lunches and Coffee Breaks will be served to the participants in the rooms of the “Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti,  in Palazzo Franchetti.


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 May 18, 2008. The Proceedings will appear in June, 2008.

Regularly registered participants will receive a copy of the Proceedings.


Internet Facilities

The speakers are kindly requested to bring along their memory stick and to give it to the secretary as soon as they arrive.




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:

Monday, April 14

 Welcome with “Wine and Cheese”


Tuesday, April 15   

Recital of  Ancient Venetian Boats  Songs”


Tuesday, April 15   

Informal Welcome Party “Pasta  fasjoi         


Wednesday, April 16              

Visit to the Mosaics of “San Marco Church”


Thursday, April 17 

Banquet at the “Hotel Europa & Regina     


Friday, April 18  

Farewell Party