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STRINGPHENO2016: 15th conference in the String Phenomenology Conference series
20-24 June 2016, Ioannina, Greece
Web site : http://stringpheno2016.physics.uoi.gr
International Advisory Committee
Steve Abel (Durham)
Ignatios Antoniadis (LPTHE & Bern)
Massimo Bianchi (Rome II)
Kiwoon Choi (KAIST)
Joseph Conlon (Oxford)
Mirjam Cvetic (Pennsylvania U.)
Michael Dine (UCSC)
Emilian Dudas (Ecole Polytechnique)
Alon Faraggi (Liverpool)
Mariana Graña (Saclay)
Luis Ibañez (IFT-Madrid)
Costas Kounnas (ENS)
Dieter Lust (Munich)
Liam McAllister (Cornell)
Hans-Peter Nilles (Bonn)
Stuart Raby (Ohio State U.)
Augusto Sagnotti (Pisa)
Bert Schellekens (NIKHEF)
Fernando Quevedo (ICTP & Cambridge)
Cumrun Vafa (Harvard)
Previous String Phenomenology Conferences:
2002:Oxford, 2003:Durham, 2004:Michigan, 2005:Munich, 2006:Santa Barbara, 2007:Rome, 2008:Pennsylvania U., 2009:Warsaw, 2010:Paris, 2011:Madison, 2012:Cambridge, 2013:Humburg, 2014:ICTP, 2015:Madrid
Local Organising Committee:
G. Leontaris, J. Rizos (chair), K. Tamvakis
All participants are kindly requested to register online. Registration deadline (extended): May 10, 2016. The registration is completed by the payment of the registration fee. The registration fee includes admission to all conference sessions, coffee breaks and the welcome reception.
Registration fee:
Payment before April 1, 2016 150 EUROS Students:75 EUROS
Payment from April 1, 2016 180 EUROS Students:100 EUROS
Supplement for participation to Conference Dinner: 30 EUROS/person (to be paid upon arrival)  
The Registration fee can be paid:
A) By Bank transfer

Bank of Piraeus, Branch: Platia Dimokratias (2405), (Dimokratias Sqr., Ioannina, Greece)
IBAN: GR20 0172 4050 0054 0503 4810 310
Please include the reference (Name of the participant, STRINGPHENO 2016) in the bank transfer’s order.
Please transfer all payments free of charge for the beneficiary.
A copy of the bank remittance must be sent by e-mail to .

B) By Credit Card

Pleasy follow thus link: EASYPAY (You have to sign up first in order to use the EASYPAY platform)

Conference Venue:

The STRINGPHENO 2016 conference will be held at the "Karolos Papoulias" Conference Center situated at the center of the University campus, in the premises of the Department of Medicine, and within walking distance from the Department of Physics. The University Campus is located 6 km from the centre of Ioannina and is one of the largest University campuses in Greece. It can be easily reached from the city either by public transportation or by car.It covers a total area of almost 850 acres (3.4 km2) with many green open spaces which surround the four main building complexes.

Conference Center GPS coordinates:
39 37' 02''N 20 50' 27''E or 39.617239, 20.841083

Google Street View link here

Karolos Papoulias Convention Center

How to reach Ioannina:

How to reach Ioannina map By Air
Ioannina King Pyrros Airport(IOA), located 5 km from the city center, is connected with the Athens El. Venizelos International Airport (ATH). There are one or two flights, daily, from Athens to Ioannina (the duration of the flight is 50 minutes). Other airports are: Thessalonique International Airport(SKG), located 260 km from Ioannina, about 3 hours by car or bus via the Egnatia Highway. Aktion/Preveza Airport PVK, located 120 km from Ioannina, about 2 hours by car or 3 hours by bus. Corfu International Airport (CFU), located in the island of Corfu, ferry lines to Igoumenitsa port (1.5 hours) and car or bus from Igoumenitsa to Ioannina (80 km, about 45 minutes). Nea Anchialos/Volos Airport (VOL) located 250 km from Ioannina, about 4 hours by car or bus.

By Bus
Ioannica city is located 450 NE from Athens, 260km from Thessaloniki and 80km east from the port of Igoumenitsa. Buses are in general modern, big and comfortable. There are about 7-8 bus services every day from Athens to Ioannina and vice versa. There are also about 6 daily bus services from Thessaloniki to Ioannina and vice versa. Daily bus services are also provided to and from Patras, Igoumenitsa, Volos, Preveza, and other big cities.

How to reach the "Karolos Papoulias" Conference Center:

From Ioannina (Central Bus Station):
Usually there are taxis waiting outside the Ioannina bus station. The taxi fare from the station to the Conference Center will be around 8 Euros. Alternatively, you can walk about 15 minutes to the City Center and take the city bus (number 16 or 17) from there.

From Ioannina (city center)
You can take the city bus (number 16 or 17) running every 10 minutes from the Central Square, opposite the Court House. One-way tickets cost 1.5 Euro and can be purchased from kiosks (ask for a "yellow" ticket). You can also purchase the ticket from the driver at 2 Euros. Depending on traffic, the bus journey to/from University from/to downtown takes 15-20 minutes.The taxi fare is approximately 6 Euros.

There are taxis next to the hotel entrance (cost approximately 5 euros). There is also a bus stop (bus 16) close by.

From the Ioannina Airport
You can take the city bus (number 2) to the city center (running every 20 minutes), and then change bus (number 16 or 17) to the University. Alternatively, you can take a taxi. The taxi fare from the airport to the University is approximately 14 euros.

By car
The following University campus map will be useful to those traveling by car