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INFORMATION TO PARTICIPANTS

LOCATION AND DATES

CIMTEC 2024 - Global Conference “Materials in an Explosively Growing Informatics World” will be held on June 20-24, 2024 in Montecatini Terme, an internationally renowned Spa and tourist resort in the environments of Florence, the historical centre of the European Renaissance. The town is placed in a strategic position to reach the most interesting historical and tourist places in Tuscany, such as Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Siena, San Gimignano, Pistoia, Arezzo, Volterra, "Le Cinque Terre (Five Lands)", and several others.
 

CONFERENCE VENUE

Hotel Tuscany Inn
Via Cividale 86/E
51016 Montecatini Terme (PT)
Italy


Technical Sessions will start Friday June 21 morning and continue until Monday June 24 afternoon.
 

CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT

CIMTEC 2024
Corso Mazzini 52
48018 Faenza
Italy
Tel. +39 0546 22461
E-mail: congress@technagroup.it
 

REGISTRATION DESK AND SECRETARIAT

Registration desk and secretariat will be open at Hotel Tuscany Inn according to the following time schedule:
 
June 20 Thursday   15.00-19.00
June 21 Friday 8.00-13.00 14.30-19.30
June 22 Saturday 8.00-13.00 14.30-19.30
June 23 Sunday 8.00-13.00 14.30-19.30
June 24 Monday 8.00-13.00 14.30-19.00

On site registration payments can be made by credit card (VISA, MASTERCARD), PagoBANCOMAT or by cash
 

HOW TO REACH MONTECATINI TERME

Montecatini Terme is located in Central Italy between Florence and Pisa. It can be reached:

By plane: 

To Florence International Airport “Amerigo Vespucci”. From the airport you may reach Florence Central Railway Station “Santa Maria Novella“ by public bus, by “Tramvia” or by taxi, then continue your journey by train to Montecatini Terme.
A public bus service to Montecatini Terme is also available at the Airport exit from about 7.00 to about 19.00 every hour in working days, and from about 8.00 to about 18.00, but just for a few runs, on Sunday. Travel time is about 50 min. Tickets can be purchased directly on the bus.

N.B.: On Thursday June 20 only, a complimentary bus service will be provided for late arrivals of CIMTEC attendees with departures from Florence Airport exit at 20.00 / 22.00 and 24.00. CIMTEC reception hostesses will be available at the exit of the arrival terminals from 14.00 to 24.00 to assist delegates.

To Pisa International Airport “Galileo Galilei”. Then by train to Montecatini Terme as explained below. To reach Pisa Railway Station from the airport there is a bus service (Bus PisaMover) every 10 minutes from 6.00 to 24.00.

N.B.: A complimentary bus service will be made available on Thursday June 20 only to CIMTEC attendees with departures from the Pisa Airport exit at 14.00 / 18.00 /21.00 and 24.00. CIMTEC reception hostesses will be available at the exit of the arrival terminals from 14.00 to 24.00 to assist delegates.

By train: 

From Florence: train connections to Montecatini Terme are excellent and very frequent (from about 6.00 a.m. to about 22.30 p.m.). Travel time from Florence Central Railway Station to Montecatini Terme Railway Station (Montecatini Centro) is about 50 minutes. 

From Pisa: take the train of line Pisa-Lucca, then, at the Lucca Railway Station, change to line Lucca-Montecatini Centro. Travelling time from Pisa to Montecatini Terme (via Lucca) is about 90 min. Last departure from Pisa Railway Station at 21.50.

NOTE - Montecatini Terme has two railway stations. The closest to the Convention Centre and to the hotels is “Montecatini Centro”

By car: 

Montecatini Terme can be reached easily by car from any direction via the network of Italian highways. The exit to Montecatini Terme is located midway between Florence and Pisa on the Firenze-Pisa (Florence-Pisa) express-way which is connected directly with the Central Italian expressway “Autostrada del Sole” (“Sun Highway”).
 

REGISTRATION FEES

All those planning to attend CIMTEC 2024 must register and receive badges.
Advanced and late registrations fees are offered as well as special student registration fees. All Registration Fees include 22% government taxes. Registration rates are in EUR, but payments can also be made in US$ at the exchange rate of the day in which the payment is made.
 
Early (by April 30, 2024)  
Full Member €   850.00
Student* €   450.00
   
After April 30 until June 14  
Full Member €   920.00
Student* €   500.00
   
On site  
Full Member € 1000.00
Student* €   550.00

* evidence of student status must be e-mailed to Conference Secretariat

Fees include 22% VAT, general and secretariat costs, participation in the scientific sessions, coffees tickets, buffet lunches, printed booklet of the final programme and other conference material, participation in the Social Programme and free Wi-Fi in the Conference venue.

Participants are encouraged to take advantage of the discounted rate, applicable only if both registration and payment are received by April 30.
 

LANGUAGE

English will be the official language for CIMTEC.
 

PRESENTATION FORMATS

Oral Presentations
Electronic presentation (Power Point) facilities will be available including LCD high resolution projector and PC. Cost for any special audio-visual request will be the responsibility of the individual speaker.
The timing for each lecture (day, and morning/afternoon sessions) may be read in the Session Timetable.

Poster Presentations
Guidelines for Poster preparation can be found at POSTER PREPARATION. Authors are kindly requested to be present at their poster for discussion with attendees during the Poster Session. It is each author’s responsibility to remove the poster immediately after the end of the session. The organisers do not assume any responsibility for posters left up after this time.
Attendance by at least one of the authors is mandatory for poster presentation.
 

HOT POSTERS

Late-news papers will be accepted for poster presentation, provided the following mandatory conditions are met:

- Only Poster submission from Presenting Authors who do not have oral or poster presentations already scheduled in the conference programme will be accepted.
- Only one “HOT POSTER” may be contributed by the same Presenting Author.
- Submission shall be accompanied by the payment of the registration fee.
- Submission deadline of April 30, 2024 must be strictly respected.

To submit go to ON-LINE REGISTRATION

The Conference Secretariat will confirm receipt of the Hot Poster and will supply the Presenting Author with proper information about Poster Presentation.
 

FINAL PROGRAMME

The booklet of the Final Programme including titles and detailed timetable of Lectures, Posters and “HOT POSTERS” will be given at the registration desk. It also will be hopefully available on the conference web site approx. 10 days before the beginning of the congress.
 

PUBLICATION POLICY

Contributions presented at CIMTEC 2024 may be submitted for publication in a special Proceedings issue of the high-quoted Elsevier-Techna Group journal CERAMICS INTERNATIONAL (Impact Factor 2022: 5.53).
All submitted papers will undergo the journal peer-review process.
 

SOCIAL PROGRAMME

Welcome Reception
June 21, evening

Gala Concert
June 23, evening

Farewell Party
June 24, evening

The Social Programme is free for all registered members. Companions may register on site and pay by cash.
 

OPTIONAL TOURS

Guided tour to Lucca
June 22, full day

Guided tour to Florence
June 23, full day

Guided tour to Pisa
June 24, morning

Registration and payment for optional tours shall be made on site by cash.
 

COMPANION PROGRAMME

June 21 
Evening: Welcome Reception 

June 22 
Full day: Guided tour to Lucca

June 23
Full day: Guided tour to Florence
Evening: Gala Concert 

June 24 
Morning: Guided tour to Pisa
Evening: Farewell Party

Registration Fee: 310 EUR to be paid on site by cash at the “Companion Registration” desk.

Inscription to Companions Programme does not allow to attend technical sessions.
 

CANCELLATION

Prepaid registration fees are refundable, minus a 10% administration fee, if written notification of the cancellation is received before May 31, 2024. No refund can be made for cancellations received after May 31, 2024. However delegate substitution can be accepted. All refunds will be made after the Conference.
 

VISA APPLICATION

All travel, lodging and registration expenses will be the responsibility of the individual participants. Special letters of invitation to be used for visa application will be provided upon written request by the participant to the conference organizers. As the application for a visa may be a lengthy process, we recommend  to start your visa application process in due advance. Those attendees who need a visa to entry in Europe are suggested to contact CIMTEC Secretariat, congress@technagroup.it as soon as possible indicating the following information: date of birth, place of birth, nationality, title (Ms., Mr., Dr., Prof.), affiliation, full postal address, passport number, issue and expiring dates of the passport. 
All letters of invitations will be sent by priority mail and PDF e-mail attachment.

CIMTEC organisation is unable to contact Embassies in support of an individual attempting to gain entry to attend the Conference.
 

WEATHER

The weather in Montecatini Terme at mid June is usually fine with temperatures ranging from 20 to 25 °C during the day and 12 to 15 °C during the night. Clothing suitable for (early) summer is recommended.
 

ACCOMMODATION

Hotels for all pockets are available in Montecatini Terme. Each delegate is responsible for her/his own hotel booking.
No hotel booking service is provided by CIMTEC Secretariat.
 

CURRENCY, BANKING AND INSURANCE

Banks are generally open Monday to Friday from 8.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and from 3.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. Banks are closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops.
The Organizers do not assume any responsibility for participant’s personal accidents, sickness, thefts or property damage.
 

SUMMARY OF DEADLINES

April 30, 2024
 
Registration at reduced rate
 
May 31, 2024
 
Conference Fees cancellations (90% refund)
 

INFORMATION AND CORRESPONDENCE

CIMTEC 2024
Ms Stefania Bianchedi
Corso Mazzini 52
48018 Faenza - Italy

Phone +39 0546 22461
Email: congress@technagroup.it
Web site: www.cimtec-congress.org
 

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