1. Journey to Venice

- Group Travel to Venice by Train
SFB 863 has made reservations for a direct train to and from Venice, so that all participants from Munich and Augsburg can take this train to travel together to Venice.

The train (EuroCity) leaves Munich Main Station on:
Sunday, March 25th at 11:31 and will arrive in Venezia Santa Lucia at 18:10.
The return train will leave Venice on:
Wednesday, March 28th at 13:34 and will reach Munich at 20:25.
- Travelling by Plane
Several airlines offer flights to Marco Polo International Airport at Venice. From the airport, regular boats (e.g. ALILAGUNA) connect to the island of Venice where speakers and participants are lodged.

2. Accommodation

We have booked rooms in two hotels. Both hotels are located in the historic center of Venice. The historic center of Venice is quite small so that you can walk to most of the interesting places from the hotels. In addition, you can take the waterbuses (called Vaporetto) across the famous Canal Grande or take other lines to travel to the small islands closeby.

Domus Ciliota
S. Marco 2976 - Calle delle Muneghe 30124 Venice
Tel:.+39.041.5204888 || Fax: +39.041.5212730
e-mail: info@ciliota.it ||

Don Orione
Cultural Center Don Orione Artigianelli Venice
Zattere Dorsoduro 909/A - 30123 Venice
tel +39 0415224077 - fax +39 0415286214
e-mail: info@donorione-venezia.it

3. How to get to the hotel

From Marco Polo International Airport to the hotel Ciliota and Don Orione

There are several services that run from the airport to Venice, but the easiest way is via the Alilaguna waterbus service.
Tickets can be purchased in the arrival hall of the airport for 15 EUR one-way and , directly on board for 16 EUR or online at reduced rates. Boats leave hourly. For timetables and further information visit Alilaguna or see the enclosed timetable.

To reach Domus Ciliota
Take the orange line (Linea Arancio) and get off at S. Angelo (1h).
Then walk 5 min to the hotel.
To reach Don Orione
Take the water bus Alilaguna and get off at the stop. Zattere
Walk along the wide street in front of you for about 150 meters. You will find our entrance in front of the S. Agnese church.
From the train station and Piazzale Roma (bus station)

To reach the Domus Ciliota

Take Vaporetto Route 1 and get off at the stop S. Angelo or take Vaporetto Route 2 and get off at the stop S. Samuele. Both boats drive through the famous Canal Grande.

To reach the Don Orione

Take the water bus line No. 1 or 2 (direction S. Marco) along the Grand Canal and get off at the stop Accademia. Keep on the left and walk along Rio Tera Foscarini. After about 200 meters the entrance will be on the right hand side at No. 909/a (in front of the S. Agnese church).

4.The Workshop Location

The conference takes place at the Venice International University (VIU).

It is located on the tiny island San Servolo in front of the historic center of Venice. Conference Venue:

Isola di San Servolo
Venezia, Italy
Phone: +39-041-2719511, Fax: +39-041-2719510

5. How to get to the Workshop Location

From your hotel you have to take the boat (vaporetto) No. 20 to commute each day between the hotel and the conference location on San Servolo. Free boat tickets for rides in the area between station and San Servolo valid from Sunday through Wednesday will be provided.


S. Zaccaria 8:15 8:35 9:00 9:20 9:50 every 40 min until 20:30
S. Servolo 8:25 8:45 9:10 9:30 10:00

6. Tentative Schedule

To find the attached abstracts, click on speakers' names.


am 09:00 09:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 13:00
Speaker Ha Hugel Seidel Coffee
Howard Oekten Veigel Buchner Lunch
pm 14:00 14:30 15:00 15:30 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30 19:00
Speaker Clarke Kiefhaber Michaelis Coffee
Thirumalai Rief Gaub Reception Poster-




am 09:00 09:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 13:00
Speaker Dekker Rant Dietz Coffee
Schleicher Frey Bausch Grashoff Lunch
pm 14:00 14:30 15:00 15:30 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30 19:00
Speaker Thery Faessler Janmey Coffee
Time for informal discussion




am 09:00 09:30 10:00 10:30 11:20
  Bershadsky Wedlich
Stark Netz Boat