• Venue and Accommodation

    The conference will take place at Importanne Resort, located in the northern part of Dubrovnik town. The hotels are Neptun and Ariston, two miles (3.8 kilometres) from the famous old city of Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik is a prominent Mediterranean tourist destination, listed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

    If you are a student, see first HERE
    Early registration deadline is August 4, 2015,
    - dobule room BB: 125€ per room/day
    - dobule room, single use, BB: 105€ per room/day
    - double room BB: 140€ per room/day
    - double room, single use, BB: 120€ per room/day
    Make your reservation of a hotel room HERE (DISCOUNT PRICES EXTENED UNTIL Aug 21; after that send requests for rooms to info@dubrovnikadventures.com):
    IMPORTANT - when making reservation, enter the following agency code: ASTROINFO2015

    Take a taxi or reserve a shuttle HERE from the airport to the hotel.

    If you want to participate in an organized tour of the old city on Wednesday afternoon, register HERE.

    We will offer help with finding local transportation. But if you want to extend your stay and see around, we can help - send an e-mail to info@dubrovnikadventures.com with your requests.

    Recommendation: If you stay longer, visit also the Walls of Ston, a wall that defended the Republic of Ragusa (i.e. the Republic of Dubrovnik), helped by Ottomans, against Venetians in a real life version of game of thrones. For centuries Dubrovnik was one of the richest countries in the world and the strongest competitor to the Venetian Republic (with a population more nearly 20 times larger) in shipping and trade. Also, Ragusa (Dubrovnik) had organized one of the first intelligence organizations in history. Having no army Ragusa's independence depended heavily on accurate and timely intelligence gathered by its merchant, diplomats and scientists. And creative diplomacy§.

    §) Reference: "History records that ''Ragusa defended itself by diplomacy.'' But Ragusa's diplomacy took unusual forms; consider these written instructions by the Ragusa government (1568) to its ambassadors heading to Istanbul: ''When the pasha tells you that the Sultan wants to increase our tribute, fall on your knees, pour tears, and with most humble words beg him to desist, for we have always been his good servant.'' But the Ambassadors were also instructed to give the pasha a bribe of 5000 ducats to support their tearful pleas.'' "

  • Latest News

    December 2015: Talks are available on Youtube.
    April 20, 2015: Early registration is now open!
    June 12, 2015: Make your reservation of a hotel room before the early registration deadline!
    June 20, 2015: Submit your abstract for poster session!
    Aug 17, 2015: You can still get discount prices on hotel rooms – see here how!


    About local logistics:
    Dejan Vinkovic at

    About conference program:
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    COST Action: BigSkyEarth