14-16 November 2017 – Pistoia, Italy

On the morning of Tuesday 14th November there are four tutorials available, in two parallel tracks each with two tutorials. The tutorial tracks commence at 0900. Details are shown on the Tutorials page.

The main conference begins at 1330 on Tuesday 14th, and ends on the afternoon of Thursday 16th. A welcome reception will be held on Tuesday evening, and a conference dinner on Wednesday evening. More details are shown on the Programme page.

Full Conference Registration Full Conference Registration covers everything above: attendance at two of the tutorials, the main conference, all refreshment breaks and two lunches (Wednesday and Thursday). Also included are the welcome reception on Tuesday evening, and the banquet dinner on Wednesday evening, plus a copy of the Proceedings, as published by Springer. [Additional banquet places for accompanying persons can be purchased.] 

Tutorial Only Registration covers attendance at two of the tutorials only, including a coffee break, and a sandwich lunch afterwards.

Registration charges

Advance  (by 2nd October 2017)            Late  (after 2nd October 2017)
Regular rate  600 Euros Regular rate  700 Euros 
Student rate  450 Euros      Student rate  550 Euros

Please note: The Banquet Dinner is included in the rates above.
For an extra dinner ticket, for an additional guest, the charge is 70 Euros. 

Tutorials only

Fixed charge 75 Euros.

Registration procedure

Everyone who wishes to attend the conference is asked to first complete and submit the 2017 Registration Form; this form also lists the different ways in which payments can be made and asks you to choose one of them. Please note that we need delegates to provide their employer/organisation’s VAT registration number.

Then, please go ahead and make your payment.
For the Newcastle University secure payments web page please click the Guidance for making a payment, for the GBP payment rates and detailed instructions.
Please note that you will need to register login details with the University as part of this process.
Credit card payments direct to the Conference Organiser can be made either by telephone to +44 (0) 79 84 558070 or by posting a completed Credit Card Form (2017) to Joan Atkinson (address at the top of the registration form). Please note that our secure fax number is now not available. 
Please note that credit card details should not be sent via e-mail.
If you wish to be invoiced, please send your invoicing details to
For a direct bank transfer payment in euros, our bank details are:

Barclays Bank Plc, Percy Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4QL,  UK:

Sort Code: 20-59-42   Account number:  20177776
Swift Code: BARCGB22  20-59-42 IBAN: GB57 BARC2059 4220 1777 76

Please quote on your payment: Kate Gorman, 87128. 

Cheques in Euros payable to Newcastle University should be posted to Joan Atkinson (address at the top of the registration form).