ISQBP President's Meeting
Molecular Structure and Dynamics in Biology
ISQBP'98 will be held at the Hotel Hermitage (****) which stands among sand and rocks on the seashore in one of the most exclusive bay (La Biodola) of the
Island of Elba at 7 Km from Portoferraio. Hotel Hermitage has a private
sand beach, 3 swimming-pools for adults and children, with sea water; 6-hole practice golf course, soccer and volleyball courts, 9 tennis courts (8 with a clay surface) and more
than 150 acres of private park with trails. All the events of Oral and Poster presentation,
Exhibition and Welcome Reception will be held in the
You can buy tickets, find lodging (look for ISQBP in their English and Italian pages) and travel information
at this address:
How to reach Piombino harbour
Southbound: Highway A12 (E-80, Genova-Livorno-Rosignano Marittimo),
exit Rosignano Marittimo + Motorway (Variante Aurelia, Rosignano Marittimo-Grosseto),
Northbound: Highway A12 (Roma-Civitavecchia), exit Civitavecchia SS1 Aurelia + Motorway (Variante Aurelia, Civitavecchia-Grosseto-Livorno),
Italian highway map search
To search clik on the highway sign and type, for instance, Fiumicino and Civ, then choose SS1 Aurelia
The result is displayed hereafter (in the real search you can zoom in, get the toll amount, the gas station locations and so on):
By train: Railway Genova-Roma, railway station Campiglia Marittima
+ local train Campiglia Marittima-Piombino Marittima (Piombino harbour).
Italian railway timetable
To search the timetable you have to give the departure station (Milano Centrale or Roma Termini or what else) and Portoferraio (this will show correspondences with Toremar ferries);
if you choose Piombino Marittima you have two other ferry companies available (Elba Ferries and Navarma)
A few searches are available in PostScript format:
Download Pisa airport/Portoferraio (via Toremar ferries only) Timetable
Download Rome Termini/Portoferraio (via Toremar ferries only) Timetable
Download details of the Timetable for the 13:05 train from Rome Termini/Portoferraio (via Toremar ferries only)
By plane: Refer to Milan, Genoa, Pisa, Florence or Rome airports from which it is possible to reach Piombino harbour by rail (1-3 hrs).
Alitalia Timetable British Airways flights
Shuttle mini-bus and Taxi
The public transportation (ATL, covering all the island) sells a PERSONAL free circulation ticket (allowing an unlimited number of rides),
which costs 9,000 ITL per day; for 6 days this ticket costs 30,000 ITL. These tickets can be bought at the ATL counter by the Portoferraio harbour, where pocket timetables are also available.
Timetables will be displayed at the Conference desk as well.
To reach the Hotel Hermitage from Portoferraio by taxi, it takes about 15 min and costs about 30,000 ITL.
A shuttle mini-bus service from Portoferraio harbour (Toremar pier, tentatively at 4 pm, 6 pm and if necessary 8 pm) to the Hotel Hermitage will be organized on Sept. 8.
A shuttle connecting the congress venue to inexpensive hotels will also be provided if there is an adequate number of requests.
In the Island of Elba the weather in September is particularly mild. The
mean maximum and minimum temperatures in September is 25 °C and 18
Participants: $ 240 if postmarked by June 30, 1998; $ 330 thereafter.
Bona fide doctoral students: $ 120 if postmarked by June 30, 1998; $ 220 thereafter.
Registration fee payment: Bank draft in favour of "ISQBP Meeting" Account No. 30674.93
"Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Pisa branch, Lungarno Pacinotti 9" Swift Code: PASC IT MM PIS
(ABI: 01030 - CAB: 14000)
Note: In order to avoid any trouble in money transfer, attach a copy of the transaction to your registration form.
Cancellation and Refund Policy: Registration fees, less a $30.00 administration charge, will be refunded if cancellation is received in writing by August 14, 1998. After this date, registration fees are non-refundable. All refunds will be processed after the meeting.
Refereed papers (plenary and poster) are going to be published as a special issue of the Intl Journal of Quantum Chemistry. Manuscripts should be submitted at the Conference (absolute deadline: Nov. 15, 1998).
Manuscripts not accepted before Dec. 29, 1998 will go into the following BQ issues as regular manuscripts once accepted.
Abstracts (due by June 30) of oral (invited) and poster contributions will be included in the conference book.
A few contributions selected by the Scientific Committee from submitted poster abstracts will be added to the oral session as short talks if the author agrees. Notification of acceptance of contributions will be sent by July 20 ( specify if you need it earlier).
Late afternoons (6-8:30 pm/dinner-time in Italy) are open for informal scientific discussions, sightseeing, sporting, etc..
Plan to arrive at the Hotel Hermitage by Tuesday afternoon and join us for the Welcoming Reception (7 pm) by the swimming-pool with Caribbean style bar.
Thursday evening we are planning to have a Conference banquet.
Plan to leave by Saturday morning or Friday evening if you prefer.
C.N.R. - I.C.Q.E.M.