The Registration Desk will be open starting from 8.30 am on Monday 20th at Palazzo Bo and throughout the Conference.

Oral presentations.

At Palazzo Bo, e-slide projection (MS PowerPoint) will be available. Specialized technicians will be at your disposal on site to help in testing e-slides: CD or USB Pen must be given to them possibly two hours before the presentation.

Poster presentations

Poster maximum size is 90cm wide x 150cm high.
Poster must remain displayed all afternoon of September 22nd at Campus S. Caterina; a buffet for registered participants only is foreseen during the poster session. Authors are kindly requested to remove their poster at the end of the poster session.
The Scientific Secretariat is available for further scientific information: enquiries should be addressed to

Official Languages

English (no facilities for simultaneous translations).


Badges must always be visibly worn during the scientific session, coffee breaks and lunches at the Conference Venue.
Badges for accompanying persons do not grant access to the Conference rooms, nor to the food & beverage area.

Certificate of attendance

Certificates will be given to all registered participants at the Registration Desk on the last day.

Wireless Internet Connection

Wireless Internet access will be available through the University for CLEF attendees. However, for security reasons the current Italian government laws require that a copy of an attendees passport be supplied to gain wireless access to the Internet; furthermore you'll be requested to sign an Italian contract for the use of the University wi-fi system. Anyone planning to use the wireless connection at the University should send before September 10th a scanned copy (.ps or .pdf) of their passport to with subject line "Request Wireless Connection CLEF10". Attendees may also present a scanned copy of their passport on-site at the registration desk, however, e-mailing it ahead of time will simplify the process and save time.

Coffee Breaks and Lunches

Coffee breaks and lunches will be served free of charges at the Conference to fully registered participants wearing their badges.
Please note that vegetarian dishes will be on daily menu; for other special needs, we will try to serve a great variety of food so that it will be easier for you to get some alternatives in case of special diet restriction.

Accompanying Persons

Accompanying Persons must be registered!
They are not allowed to attend scientific sessions, neither lunches nor coffee breaks at the Conference venues but can join the Conference attendees at the social events.
Check the Registration and Accommodation links on this website for bookings and special fees.


The Scientific and Organizing Secretariats reserve the right to change this program for technical and/or scientific reasons.


In registering for the Confernce, participants agree that neither the Scientific Committee nor the Organizing Secretariat assumes any liability. Participants should therefore organize their own health and travel insurance.

Persons with special needs

Every effort will be made to ensure that people with special needs are catered for during the Conference. Should you require any specific assistance, please let us know in advance, with a notation on your registration form, to enable to assist in making your stay in Padova a pleasant and comfortable one.

Banks - Currency

All banks in Italy exchange foreign currency and traveller's cheques. Banks are open from Monday to Friday 08.30 am to 1.30 pm and most of them also open for one hour early in the afternoon.
Automatic teller machines and exchange offices are readily available. Most hotels, restaurants and shops accept major credit cards but check first.


Shops in the centre of Padova are open from Tuesday to Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. and on Monday afternoon. On Sunday and public holidays shops are generally closed.

Electrical Supply

Electrical Supply Voltage is 220V 50Hz. Electrical sockets have two round holes. Appliances designed to operate on 10/120 volts need a voltage converter and a plug adapter.

Mail and TeleCommunication

Post offices display the sign PT in blue on a yellow background. At a PT office you can telephone, send mail, telegrams and faxes. For local calls you can buy phone cards here or in any tobacconist. When calling abroad from Italy, you must first dial the International code "00", then country code and private number. Italy Country Code is +39 and Verona City Code is 049. Emergency numbers: Police 113, Ambulance 118, Fire 115.


September in Padova can be very nice and hot during the day - temperatures are around 18 to 24 °C ( 64-75F°) - but chilly or humid at night. Bring a sweater with you, we never know...