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The 16th International Workshop on Radiative Properties of Hot Dense Matter

Vienna, Austria

29 September - 3 October 2014

Meeting Format

The meeting will be held from Monday, 29 September through Friday, 3 October 2014. Organized sessions will be held in the morning and afternoon on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday and in the morning on Wednesday and Friday. Wednesday and Friday afternoon will be open. All organized sessions and functions will be held at the ParkHotel Schübrunn, Vienna.

Organized sessions will consist of invited oral presentations of 20 to 30 minutes duration including discussion. There will be no parallel sessions. There will be one afternoon poster session. A projector for laptop presentations will be available. Note that since the workshop is kept purposefully small and concentrated, the number of presentations will be limited.

Those who wish to speak, or to nominate others, should communicate a brief (two-line) statement of the topic by 29 August 2014.

The size of poster boards is 1.2m x 1.5m (portrait mode).


The meeting hotel is the well-located, and recently renovated, ParkHotel Schübrunn. The hotel offers a unique combination of Viennese flair, impressive imperial touches and attractive comforts. The hotel is located alongside SchübrunnCastle within the Hietzing villa district of Vienna. Directly opposite the hotel, the Hietzinger Gate leads into Schübrunn Castle park with its wide range of sights and attractions which include the palm house, gloriette, historical fountains and Schönbrunn zoo, the oldest zoo in the world.

Vienna is a cosmopolitan city with much charm and many excellent restaurants. A block of rooms has been reserved for workshop participants at the rate of 120€, single or 137€, double occupancy including breakfast, VAT and taxes, guaranteed until 28 July 2014. Since the normal room rate is much more than this and this is a very busy time in Vienna, do not delay reserving a room. Rooms are to be reserved through Austropa, see the information on the registration page.

As of July 30th, the ParkHotel Schönbrunn is fully booked during the week of event. Please refer to the instructions in the Austropa registration page. The conference hotel is located within 1 minute walking distance from the subway station (U-Bahn station) Hietzing on U4 (Green line). It takes only 11 and 15 minutes to Karlsplatz (U4) and Schwedenplatz (U4) in the 1st district (downtown). A weekly pass (starting Monday 0:00) for the subway costs only 16.20€. Hotels around following U4 stations are recommended : Hietzing, Schonbrunn, Kettenbruckengasse, Karlsplatz, Stadtpark, Landstrasse, Schwedenplatz.

Social Events

A reception with hors d’oeuvres and a no-host bar will be held in the evening of Monday 29 September at the ParkHotel Schönbrunn,. On Thursday evening 2 October there will be a banquet.

Coffee and tea will be served during morning and afternoon breaks. All functions, including breaks, are open to spouses, or other guests, for a flat additional fee.