(Italiano) Mathematical Modeling in Motor Neuroscience. Pavia, 6th-7th-8th June 2018

Mathematical Modeling in Motor Neuroscience.

A short course and scientific meeting

in honor of Lance Optican

Pavia, 6th-7th-8th June 2018

Dear Participants,

we are excited to see you all here in Pavia!

As we get closer to the Mathematical Modeling in Motor Neuroscience congress, please find enclosed additional conference information and updates.

We have about 80 participants from more than 15 countries.

Some basic information about the conference:

Conference venue

Short Course 6-7-8 June, mornings

Fondazione Mondino Istituto Neurologico Nazionale

a Carattere Scientifico | IRCCS

Via Magenes 27100 Pavia – Italia

Research Meeting 6-7-8 June, afternoons

Aula Foscolo – Università degli Studi di Pavia

Corso Strada Nuova, 65 – 27100 Pavia – Italia

Both locations can be reached by Bus n 3


Within the University you can use “eduroam” to connect to the wireless network.

Within the conference venue in Mondino you can use the

Mondino-Guest network (Mondino-ospiti )with

Username: Mondinoguest3


Registration desk

Short Course 6-7-8 June, mornings

The registration desk will be in the entrance hall of the conference center of Fondazione Mondino

(via Magenes)

On Wednesday 6th June 2018  – H.08.00 Registration

On Thursday 7th June 2018 H.08.30 Registration

On Friday 8th June 2018 H.08.30 Registration

Research Meeting 6-7-8 June, afternoons

The registration desk will be in front of the Aula Foscolo – Università degli Studi di Pavia

Strada Nuova 65

On Wednesday 6th June 2018 – H. 13.45 Registration

On Thursday 7th June 2018 – H. 13.45 Registration

On Friday 8th June 2018 – H.13.45 Registration


Please, refer to the following link for information about the climate


Currency and Money Exchange

The unit of Italian currency is Euro. You can buy Euro at foreign exchange banks, other authorized money exchangers but not in the hotels. The exchange rate fluctuates daily depending on the money market.

Banks, Credit Cards

Banks are open from Monday to Friday, 08.30-13:30 14.20-15.45 (closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays). International credit cards such as American Express, VISA, Diners Club, and MasterCard are widely accepted at hotels, department stores, shops, and restaurants.


The voltage used throughout Italy is 230 V with frequency 50 Hz.

Electrical Socket Type C

Electrical Socket Type F

Electrical Socket Type L

Electrical adapter plugs are not available at the conference, colleges and B&B

Taxes Italian VAT Rates

Rate   Type Which goods or services
22% Standard All other taxable goods and services.
10% Reduced Some foodstuffs; water supplies; some pharmaceutical products; domestic passenger transport; admission to cultural events; some social housing; renovation and repair of private dwellings; some supplies and construction work for new buildings; some agricultural supplies; hotel accomodation; restaurants; admission to certain sports events; energy products (excluding district heating); firewood; collection of domestic waste; some waste water treatment; alcoholic beverages in bars and cafes; take away food; cut flowers and plants for decorative use and food production.
4% Reduced Some food products; certain medical equipment for disabled persons; certain books; newspapers and some periodicals; some e-books; online journals newspapers; TV licence; some social housing; some agricultural supplies; certain social services; some motor vehicles; some supplies for new buildings; some construction work on new buildings.

Telephones & Mobile Phones

The mobile phone protocol in Japan is different from that in other countries; it is best to check with your current provider whether or not you can use your mobile phone in Japan. Mobile phones are available for rental at airports. Public telephones can be found in hotels, the meeting venue, and throughout the city. International calls can be made from NTT grey public telephones and others that are marked as such.


Tipping is not practiced in Italy – impeccable service is expected and delivered always.
Some restaurants and hotels include a service charge in the bill that you pay.

Time Zone

All of Italy is in the same time zone, Time Zone: UTC+1

We very much hope that you will enjoy the conference and your stay in Pavia

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