The conference will take place at the Science and Technology Campus of the University of Parma (please see a site map here). Parma is a two hundred thousands inhabitant University town in the north of Italy, midway between Milan an Bologna. The Campus is located close to the lively town center where delegates will find hotel accommodations. Day trips to several major Italian turistic and cultural destinations (Firenze, Pisa, Venezia, Verona, Mantova) are possible, either by train or by car.