General Information

ISQBP President's Meeting
Molecular Structure and Dynamics in Biology

General Information


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 same venue.

You can buy tickets, find lodging (look for ISQBP in their English and Italian pages) and travel information at this address: FORTI GROUP

How to reach the Island of Elba

How to reach Piombino harbour

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 °C, respectively.


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).

Informal Program

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.