ETC is the main European conference on turbulence and related topics. Attracting about 500 participants from many different countries, ETC offers since 1986 a top-level platform for scientists to deliver cutting-edge presentations. The conference agenda includes keynotes, plenary presentations, oral communications and social activities.

The 17th ETC will be held in Torino, one of the most attractive and dynamic Italian cities.

A spectacular view of Torino with its tower-symbol, the Mole Antonelliana and the sorrounding snowy mountains

THE CONFERENCE PROGRAMME IS NOW AVAILABLE

8 keynote lectures, more than 450 selected talks and a minisymposium are included in the ETC17 scientific programme which has just been released by the conference scientific committee.

Presenting authors are kindly required to take note of their talk schedule.

Download the scientific programme.



MINISYMPOSIUM
The ETC conference programme will also include a minisymposium on "Turbulence in the heliosphere and in the local interstellar medium" to be held at the Campus Cittadella, Corte Interrata area (parallel session room building) on Thursday September 5 at 14:00.  For more information on this minisymposium, please see the scientific programme. Attendance will be free for all ETC regularly enrolled participants.


YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARDS
Following the Euromech tradition, we are happy to announce TWO YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARDS for the two best presentations at ETC17 by researchers under 35 (at the date of the Conference).
Each award is of 500 Euros and will be paid directly by Euromech after the Conference and the abstracts of the two talks will be published in the Euromech Newsletter.
Presenters eligible for the awards and interested in participating to the selection, are required to send a short CV using this form (max 1 page total) to etc17@symposium.it by June 15.


Read the conference newsletter No 2

Discover the host city, Torino


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chairs

Guido Boffetta, Università di Torino, Italy

Daniela Tordella, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

 

Scientific secretary

Miguel Onorato, Università di Torino, Italy

 

ETC Scientific Committee

Dan Henningson (Chair of the Scientific Committee), KTH Mechanics, Stockholm, Sweden

Guido Boffetta, Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Torino, Italy

Colm-Cille Caulfield, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK

Berengere Dubrulle, Institut Rayonnement-Matière de Saclay (Iramis), France

Rich Kerswell, Bristol University, School of Mathematics, UK

Patrice Le Gal, IRPHE-CNRS, Marseille, France

Szymon Malinowski, Institute of Geophysics, University of Warsaw, Poland

Heinz Pitsch, Institut für Technische Verbrennung, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Federico Toschi, Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

 

Local Scientific Committee

Guido Boffetta, Università di Torino

Daniela Tordella, Politecnico di Torino

Filippo De Lillo, Università di Torino

Enrico Ferrero, Università del Piemonte Orientale

Massimo Germano, Politecnico di Torino

Daniela Grasso, ISC-CNR and Politecnico di Torino

Michele Iovieno, Politecnico di Torino

Daniele Marchisio, Politecnico di Torino

Andrea Mazzino, Università di Genova

Luca Mortarini, ISAC-CNR

Miguel Onorato, Università di Torino

Lamberto Rondoni, Politecnico di Torino

Silvia Trini Castelli, ISAC-CNR

Marco Vanni, Politecnico di Torino


Endorsed by:

                                     

Symposium srl

Via Gozzano 14, 10073 Ciriè (Torino) - Italy

Phone +390119211467 - Fax +390119224992

etc17@symposium.it - info@symposium.it


Piazza Castello, the heart of Torino (photo: Enrico Aretini - Archivio Città di Torino)


Download here the Scientific Programme.

Presenting authors are kindly required to take note of their talk schedule.




INVITED SPEAKERS


Eckart Meiburg
Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Tuesday, Sept. 3 -16:00

Instabilities and high-resolution simulations of particle-laden flows
The talk will survey some current research directions in the field of particle-laden flows, such as double-diffusive sedimentation, settling-driven instabilities, and grain-resolving simulations of cohesive and non-cohesive sediment transport.


Claudia Cenedese

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA
Tuesday, Sept. 3 - 16:45

Enhanced mixing and entrainment in turbulent plumes and gravity currents
Turbulent plumes and gravity currents often occur in geophysical settings, like subglacial discharge buoyant plumes rising on the face of a marine terminating glacier and dense currents descending the continental slope in the ocean.
Understanding the mechanisms regulating the entrainment and mixing in these flows is essential to formulate correct and physically driven parameterizations of these processes which are not resolved in general circulation and climate models. The amount of mixing with surrounding waters in dense currents dictates the final properties of these currents, and thus is of fundamental importance to the understanding of the formation of deep water masses. Turbulent subglacial discharge plumes entrain ambient warm water hence enhancing the glacier face melting.
Novel laboratory experiments have highlighted mechanisms by which mixing and entrainment in turbulent plumes and gravity currents can be enhanced by the presence of particles and bottom rough topography, respectively.


Dwight Barkley

Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick, UK
Wednesday, Sept. 4 - 8:30

The subcritical route to turbulence
Understanding the route to turbulence has been a long and tortuous journey. After years of missteps, controversies, and uncertainties, we are at last converging on a unified and fascinating picture of transition in flows such as pipes, channels, and ducts. Classically, subcritical transition (such as in a pipe), was thought to imply a discontinuous route to turbulence.
We now know that this is not the case - subcritical shear flows may, and often do, exhibit continuous (second-order) transition. I will discuss recent developments in experiments, simulations, and theory that have established a deep connection between transition in subcritical shear flows and a class of non-equilibrium statistical phase transitions known as directed percolation. I will then focus on what takes place above the percolation transition and discuss in detail the persistent controversy over the physical mechanisms underlying the transitions process.
Finally, I will end with thoughts on outstanding open questions in the field.


Sylvain Joubaud

Laboratoire de Physique, ENS Lyon
Wednesday, Sept. 4 - 9:15 

Toward internal gravity wave turbulence: an experimental approach
Internal gravity waves play an important role in various geophysical flows. Oceans or atmospheres are indeed stratified in density and support the propagation of such waves. They significantly contribute in the mixing of the ocean, the redistribution of energy and momentum in the middle atmosphere or the transport of sediments and plankton. The subsequent mechanism for the energy transfer from large scales of the injected energy to small scales where dissipation occurs is therefore a critical issue in the dynamics of the ocean or the atmosphere, and also an important fundamental question. In this talk, we will present recent experimental development of the non-linear interaction of internal gravity waves. More precisely, we will discuss the triadic resonant instability (TRI). This process corresponds to the destabilization of a primary wave with the spontaneous emission of two secondary waves of lower frequencies and different wavelengths. Furthermore, we will focus on the fate of internal gravity waves in a trapezoidal geometry of the confined fluid domain. The peculiar dispersion relation of these waves lead to strong variation of the wave beam upon reflection on a slope. In such a configuration, the focusing of internal waves prevails, leading to convergence of internal wave rays toward closed loops, the internal wave attractors.
The high concentration of energy in attractors make them prone to instabilities and, in particular, the TRI. We will show that this experimental set-up models a cascade of triadic interactions and provide an efficient energy pathway from global scale motions to small scale overturning events, which induces significant mixing. This energy cascade will finally be investigated within the framework of wave turbulence.


Olga Shishkina

Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Goettingen, Germany
Thursday, Sept. 5 - 8:30

Structures and scalings in natural thermal convection
Wind dynamics and boundary layers in natural convection are studied by examples of Rayleigh-Benard, vertical and horizontal convection. For particular flow configurations, it is possible to derive the scaling relations for the mean heat and momentum transport and also the mean flow field profiles from the boundary-layer equations.
The obtained theoretical results are illustrated by direct numerical simulations of turbulent natural convection with a particular focus on low-Prandtl-number fluids.


Jerry Westerweel

Technical University, Delft, The Netherlands
Thursday, Sept. 5 - 9:15

Experimental investigation of turbulence and complex flows
Over the last 30 years, particle image velocimetry, or PIV, has developed into an experimental tool that is common in almost every experimental fluid mechanics laboratory. Initial applications could only provide partial velocity information in a planar cross section of with a resolution of only about a thousand data points. Nowadays, with high-speed lasers and multiple highspeed cameras it is possible to capture the fully instantaneous velocity field in a volumetric domain with a high spatial and temporal resolution, which also allow experimental access to the instantaneous spatial distribution of vorticity.
These qualities have enabled new insights into turbulent flows, and several examples will be discussed. But beyond turbulent flows, PIV has also been applied to other complex flows, such as biological flows, and a few examples will be presented as well.


Luca Brandt

KTH Mechanics, Stockholm, Sweden
Friday, Sept. 6 - 8:30

Turbulent channel flow laden with finite-size particles
We will present recent numerical and experimental results on the turbulent channel and pipe flow of a suspension of rigid particles of different size and shape, all larger than the smallest turbulent eddies. Simulations have been performed via an immersed boundary method, whereas experimental data concern fluid and particle velocities obtained flowing hydrogel refraction index matched particles in a square duct and pressure drop in pipes. We will relate the turbulent drag to the particles dynamics, rotation rates and wall-normal migrations and discuss the modulation of turbulence induced by the particles, in particular the quenching of fluctuations at the channel core. Results on flows over elastic wall will also be used to reveal the role of the near-wall fluid-solid interactions. The stress budget will be examined to define different flow regimes.
Finally, we will consider heat transfer in a particle suspension and show how the presence of a suspended phase alters the turbulent heat transport in a way surprisingly distinct from the momentum transfer.


Nicholas Hutchins

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Melbourne, Australia
Friday, Sept. 6 - 9:15

Turbulent boundary layers developing over rough surfaces: from the laboratory to full-scale systems
An overview of recent work on the problem of turbulent boundary layers developing over surface roughness will be given.
This includes experimental laboratory studies, numerical simulations and recent attempts at full-scale in-situ measurements on the hull of an operating ship. An overarching aim here is to be able to make full-scale predictions of the penalty (economic / environmental / performance) resulting from surface roughness on the hulls of operating ships.

Deadlines

Opening of abstract submissions:   October 20, 2018
Deadline for abstract submissions: January 31, 2019 postponed to February 15, 2019
Notification of acceptance: April 8, 2019
Opening of registrations: April 8, 2019
Deadline for early bird registration: May 5, 2019 postponed to May 15, 2019
Deadline for (accepted author*) registration: May 31, 2019

* Deadline for accepted authors wishing to secure their place in the
ETC17 program

Procedure

Abstracts for the 17th European Turbulence Conference in Torino can be submitted via the online system.

Abstracts must be submitted according to the submission instructions uploading only a PDF version produced from the Word or LaTex conference templates. Templates as well as detailed information on the submission rules and procedure are available on the online submission system.

Paper topics:

  • Acoustics of Turbulent Flows
  • Instability, Transition and Control of Turbulent Flows
  • Intermittency and Scaling
  • Boundary Free Turbulence
  • Wall Bounded Turbulence
  • Fluid-structure Interaction
  • Turbulent Convection
  • Stratified Flows
  • Rotating Flows
  • Compressible Flows
  • Non-Newtonian Flows
  • Multiphase Flows
  • Reacting Flows
  • Wave Turbulence
  • Wave-Turbulence Interactions
  • Geophysical and Astrophysical Turbulence
  • Two-dimensional Turbulence
  • Turbulence, Waves and Instabilities in Plasmas
  • Vortex Dynamics and Structure Formation
  • Quantum and Superfluid Turbulence
  • Turbulent Transport, Dispersion and Mixing
  • Complex and Active Particles
  • Numerical Methods and Data Analysis

For any technical problem in abstract/paper submission, please contact:

webmaster@etc17.fyper.com

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SPEAKERS

•    Parallel sessions will be held at the Campus Cittadella, in the area indicated as “Aule I” (the so-called “Corte Interrata” area). Please check the room and time of your talk on the program.
•    Allotted time will be divided in 12 minutes for the presentation + 2 for questions and discussion + 1 for speaker change. Sessions are tightly scheduled and the allotted time must be strictly observed.
•    Presentations will be screened using in-room Windows PC machines. The PCs are connected with full HD, 16:9 projectors. Presentations must be brought to the session on a USB stick and must be loaded in advance (e.g. during breaks) on the PCs available in each conference room.
•    All oral presentations must be prepared using the Microsoft PowerPoint format (.pptx). Please use Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 or later. PDF presentations will also be admitted. In preparing your presentation, please keep in mind the resolution of the projectors.
•    Important note for Macintosh users: for PowerPoint presentations to be correctly displayed on Windows PCs, they should be prepared using a common font, such as Arial, Times New Roman, Verdana etc., since special fonts might be changed to a default font on a Windows PC.
•    Use of personal laptops for presentations is discouraged to avoid delays due to connecting the speaker’s computer. Remember, the session schedule is strict: if you use your own laptop for your presentation, any additional time required to connect it to the conference display system will count as part of your presentation time. Laptop will be connected by a VGA port.
•    Speakers are required to be in the session room at least 10 minutes before their session begins.
 
For any further information on the computer, audio and video systems, please contact the organizing secretariat in advance.

Turbulence in the heliosphere and in the local interstellar medium
Campus Cittadella, Corte Interrata (Rooms I), Thursday September 5 at 14:00

Symposium convenor: Daniela Tordella - Co-convenor: Federico Fraternale.

Attendance will be free for all ETC regularly enrolled participants.

Download the symposium programme



YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARDS

Following the Euromech tradition, we are happy to announce TWO YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARDS for the two best presentations at ETC17 by researchers under 35 (at the date of the Conference).
Each award is of 500 Euros and will be paid directly by Euromech after the Conference and the abstracts of the two talks will be published in the Euromech Newsletter.
Presenters eligible for the awards and interested in participating to the selection, are required to send a short CV using this form (max 1 page total) to etc17@symposium.it by June 15.


The online registration system is now closed.

Online standard fee registration period ended on July 31.

It will still be possible to register for the conference at the conference venue (new registration point at the secretariat desk).
Onsite registration fees will be applied.


Registration fees

Early registration fee (until May 5  postponed to May 15, 2019)

Senior € 530,00 (full fee including social dinner)

Senior € 480,00 (social dinner not included)

Student € 430,00 (full fee including social dinner)

Student € 380,00 (social dinner not included)

 

Standard registration fee (until July 31)

Senior € 630,00 (full fee including social dinner)

Senior € 580,00 (social dinner not included)

Student € 530,00 (full fee including social dinner)

Student € 480,00 (social dinner not included)

 

On-site registration fee

Senior € 680,00  (social dinner not included)

Student € 580,00  (social dinner not included)

 

Notes:

- acceptance of registration fees including social dinner will be subject to availability (up to 500 people)

- Student registrants will be required to show evidence of their student status by emailing their student certificate to etcstudent@symposium.it 

- on-site registrations will be subject to availability.

 

Participant registration full fees will include:

- access to all sessions

- coffee break and standing buffet lunches at the conference venue

- welcome cocktail reception at the conference venue on Tuesday Sept. 3

- social dinner at the National Car Museum on Thursday Sept. 5

- conference kit

- one-year Euromech membership (new or renewal)

Reduced registration fees do not include social dinner.

 

Accompanying persons’ program

Registration fee: € 120,00

The program includes:

- welcome cocktail reception

- social event

- half-day city centre walking guided tour


CANCELLATION POLICY

  • There will be no penalty for registration cancellations received 90 days before the first day of the conference. The full amount paid minus a processing fee (20 Euros) and wire transfer or credit card costs will be refunded.
  • A cancellation fee of 50% of the full registration fee plus a processing fee (20 Euros) and wire transfer or credit card costs will be applied for cancellations received between 89 to 45 days before the first day of the conference.
  • A cancellation fee of 75% of the full registration fee plus a processing fee (20 Euros) and wire transfer or credit card costs will be applied for cancellations received between 44 to 20 days before the first day of the conference.
  • No refund will be issued for cancellations received less than 20 days before the firstday of the conference (September 3).

All cancellations must be sent in writing via e-mail (etc17@symposium.it) to the conference secretariat. Cancellation confirmation will be sent within one week.

The conference organising committee and secretariat are not responsible for problems beyond our control such as weather conditions, public order issues, strikes, etc. No refunds will be given in these situations. No reimbursement will be made for late arrival, unused services, unattended events or early departure from the congress.

The final decision on refunds rests with the ETC17 conference organizers.

All refunds will be made within 30 days after the conference ending.

When you register for the conference, you will be confirming that you have reviewed and understood this conference registration refund policy.

 

Liability
Registered conference participants agree that neither the Organizing Committee nor the conference Secretariat are liable or assume any responsibility for damage or injuries to persons or property during the conference. Participants are advised to arrange for their own health, travel and personal
insurances. The conference organization does not cover individuals against cancellation of bookings, theft or damage to belongings.

 

Disclaimer
All best endeavours will be made to present the conference programme as published. However, the conference Organizing Committee and the Secretariat reserve the right to alter or cancel, without prior notice, any arrangements, timetables, plans or other items relating directly or indirectly to the conference, for any cause beyond our reasonable control. The conference Organizing Committee and the Secretariat are not liable for any loss or inconvenience caused as a result of such alteration.

 

How to get to Torino

Torino lies in the centre of Europe and takes advantage of a well structured connection system by plane, train and car.

By air

Caselle International Airport (www.aeroportoditorino.it), 20 minutes away from the city centre, allows daily connections with the main European cities.

Moreover Malpensa International Airport (www.milanomalpensa1.eu/en), one of the main European hubs connected to more than 120 cities all over the world, is located only 60 minutes' drive from Torino.

By train

Torino has two main railway stations, Porta Nuova and Porta Susa, both in the city centre. They are connected, also with frequent high speed rail services, to the main destinations in Italy and France, and from there to the rest of Europe.

Lyon can be reached in 2.5 hours, Paris in about 5 hours and Milan in only 50 minutes.

More info at www.trenitalia.com

By car

Motorways A6 Torino-Savona, A4 Torino-Milan-Venice, A21 Torino-Piacenza-Bologna, A5 Torino-Aosta, A32 Torino-Bardonecchia connect Torino to most Italian cities, to France, Switzerland, Austria and the rest of Europe.

The recently fully renovated Porta Susa railway station

Detailed information on public transport lines and timetables in Torino can be obtained at http://www.gtt.to.it/cms/en/

Torino Metro line service usually runs from 5.30 until 00.30 except at weekends (until 01.00) and on Mondays (until 22.00).

Taxi are readily available at the taxi stops or calling 0115730-0115737.

The Politecnico can be reached from the city centre in a few minutes by subway (Vinzaglio metro station). Ticket cost: € 1,50.

Torino's modern subway line (www.gtt.to.it)

About Torino

Roman castrum, medieval town, first capital of Italy. Torino offers a lasting memory of castles, old beautiful palaces, royal residences, monuments. Torino is one of the cultural leading cities in Italy. The city’s lively cultural scene includes music, theatre, visual arts, photography, film, design, dance and heritage as well as a wide choice of museums, 46 in town, such as the world famous Egyptian Museum, the beautiful Galleria Sabauda with Italian and Flemish painting collections, the Automobile Museum, the Modern Art Gallery, the Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, the National Cinema Museum with its unique interactive approach.

Around Torino thousands of excursion opportunities: the Alps, the lakes, the artistic cities and villages, the golf courses, the wine and food tours.

Shopping

Torino offers both luxury and characteristic shops. Most of the luxury shops are located in the city centre on via Roma: fashion boutiques, jewelry shops, perfume shops and food and wine stores which feature the best of the regional products. Then there are the characteristic shops in the little alleys of the inner city, full of cafes and craftshops. Torino has a little bit (or, as is often the case, a lot) of everything and for all budgets as well.

Eating

Torino is one of the undisputed world capital of taste. It has always boasted a renowned food and wine tradition. The region’s extraordinary cuisine can be enjoyed in over 600 city restaurants. Restaurants are usually open from 12.00 to 14.30 and from 19.30 to 22.30. For those who prefer something different to the classic menus, Torino proposes a most pleasant alternative: wine bars. Torino is also renowned for the ability of its pastrycooks.

Climate

Located in the north-west of Italy Torino has a continental weather, which is usually mild in September. Average temperatures range from 17°C to 27°C.


More info on Turin at www.turismotorino.org


To find out whether, depending on your citizenship, country of long-term residence and the duration and reasons for your stay, you need a visa to enter Italy, see the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website at  www.esteri.it/visti/index_eng.asp  or check with your local Italian Embassy or other diplomatic representative before you travel. The rules change regularly, so you should check you have the most up to date information for your trip.

Torino offers a wide choice of hotel accommodations. The conference organization has selected some of the best hotels in the city.  Attendees can book their rooms via the online reservation system.

BOOK YOUR ROOM NOW

A nice room of the NH Centro hotel close to the conference venue

Exhibition guide

Attracting about 500 scientists from all over the world, ETC will provide an important forum for companies to showcase their latest technologies, products and services.

Supporting opportunities

The conference supporting opportunities will include various levels of support and diverse promotional solutions for all budgets. You will have a rare opportunity to showcase your organization to some of the most influential individuals in the field. ETC provides an excellent forum for your company's marketing and educational needs.  

For detailed information download the conference supporter and exhibitor prospectus .

For any further clarification please apply to the conference organizing secretariat.

                       



                                            



                             



The first ice-breaking social event will be the welcome cocktail reception to be held on Tuesday September 3 at the conference venue. A good occasion to meet old and new colleagues in a nice, relaxing atmosphere. 

The main social event will be the social dinner scheduled on Thursday September 5 at the Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile (National Car Museum), a fascinating, interactive museum which was recently renovated with a modern, innovative design. A real architectural work of art. A jewel for all car lovers. Attendees will discover one of Torino's most interesting cultural and touristic sites (visit to the Museum before dinner is included) and enjoy the well-known Turin food and wine tradition. Bus transfer service from the conference venue will be provided.

The social dinner is included in full-fee registrations. Requests will be accepted up to the venue maximum capacity (500 people).

 

Torino's amazing National Car Museum (www.museoauto.it)

The accompanying persons' programme will include:

- welcome cocktail reception at the conference venue on Tuesday Sept. 3

- social dinner at the National Car Museum (visit to the museum is included) on Thursday Sept. 5

- half-day city centre walking guided tour on Wednesday Sept. 4

Participation fee: € 120,00 VAT included. Registration via the online registration system.



With more than 40 museums, Torino is one of the most dynamic cultural centres in Italy (video: www.to.camcom.it)

The 17th ETC will be held at the Politecnico di Torino, corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, Torino.
More info at www.polito.it
 
Conference facilities
Conference facilities will be located both at the Politecnico main campus (pedestrian access at corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24) and in the new campus called Cittadella Politecnica (pedestrian access at Corso Castelfidardo 34/a) situated at a few minutes minutes' walking distance from the main building.
 
Plenary sessions will be held at the Aula Magna, the main university conference room located in the Politecnico main campus.
Parallel sessions will take place in the Aule I (Rooms I)  located in the so-called Corte Interrata building of the Cittadella Politecnica.



How to get to the conference venue
The Politecnico is located close to the city centre. It can be reached from the city centre in a short time by metro or bus.
The closest metro station is Vinzaglio (about 10 minutes’ walking distance from both the Politecnico main building and the parallel sessions’venue the new campus Cittadella Politecnico). Many bus and tram lines have stops at the Politecnico.
Bus lines 58, 33, 12 and tram line 10 stop near the Politecnico main building entrance (corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24). Bus line 12 stops in front of the Cittadella Politecnico entrance (corso Castelfidardo 34/A). Bus line Star 1 stops at about 300 metres from the same entrance.
Other bus or tram lines (e.g. lines 33, 42 and 15) have also stops not far from the Politecnico.
And if you like to walk, it takes about 30 minutes from Porta Nuova railway station in the city centre.
 
 The Politecnico Aula Magna will be the conference main hall
 

Secretariat desk
The main secretariat desk  will be located in the foyer of the Aula Magna (Politecnico main campus, ground floor, entrance at corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24. During parallel sessions, a secretariat information desk will be open at the Campus Cittadella, Corte Interrata area, Aule I (Rooms I).

Registration
Pre-registered participants can collect their conference kit and personal name badge at the main secretariat desk located in the foyer of the Aula Magna as of Tuesday September 3, 12:00. A secretariat desk will also be available during parallel sessions in the lobby of the Corte Interrata (Rooms I). In order to make registation procedure easier please do not forget your registration ID number.

Badges
All delegates and exhibitors are kindly requested to always wear their name badge. Entrance to meeting rooms will be limited to regularly enrolled participants.

Child-care service
ETC17 provides professional child-care facilities in the conference centre free of charge. A separate area is available in the same location used for the conference parallel sessions (Campus Cittadella Politecnica, Corte Interrata).
The service will be provided in the afternoon of Tuesday, September 3 (14:00-18:00, first day of the conference), and in the following days, September 4-5-6, from 8:00 to 18:00. The service will be open for children from a few months of age to 13 years.
For more information, please contact the nannies at the child-care area. The service is provided by stranaidea.it Cooperative, the company that coordinates Policino, the child-care services for the Politecnico di Torino.

Coffee breaks and lunches
Coffee points will be located close to the parallel session rooms at the Corte Interrata (Rooms I).
Buffet lunches will be served in the catering area (outside courtyard or building lobbies) at the Corte Interrata (Rooms I).
See conference programme for exact coffee break and lunch times.

Tourist information
An information point of the city tourist agency TurismoTorino will be available at the conference venue on Tuesday September 3 from 14:00 to 19:00 and on Wednesday September 4 from 10:00 to 17:00.
The main tourist information point is located in the city centre (Piazza Castello) and it is open from Monday to Sunday from 9.00 to 19.00.
Phone: +39 011 535181.

Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi will be available inside the Politecnico area. Please apply to the secretariat desk to receive your password.

Banks
The nearest bank with cash dispenser is the Banca Unicredit located inside the Politecnico main building. Opening times, from Monday to Friday: from 8.30 to 13.30 and from 14.40 to 16.10.

Post office
The nearest post office is located inside the Politecnico main building. Opening times from Monday to Friday: from 8:30 to 14:00.

Medical service
A medical service for first aid (infermeria) is available in the Politecnico main building. Opening times, from Monday to Friday: from 8:00 to 18:00.