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 SECOND CIRCULAR - JUNE 2008

SECOND CIRCULAR

3rd International Workshop
on the Acoustic and Radio EeV Neutrino detection Activities



Hosted by
Physics Department
University “Sapienza” of Roma


PRESENTATION
ARENA 2008 is the 3rd edition of a workshop dedicated to the detection of Ultra High Energy neutrinos looking for radio or acoustic signals originated as a consequence of their interactions in dense matter. The workshop will be the occasion to bring together experimentalists and theorists to review the present status and the future prospects of Ultra High Energy astrophysical Neutrinos detection.

Several radio detection experiments started already in the last decade of last century and provided limits to EeV cosmic neutrino fluxes.
More recently the acoustic technique, still in an R&D phase, allowed the evaluation of UHE neutrino flux limits with the analysis of signals collected by an acoustic array. Direct production of radio signals by air showers in the atmosphere got new theoretical and experimental interest.

The aim of the Conference is to present the most relevant theoretical and experimental results in the field of high energy cosmic rays, to discuss theoretical prediction of fluxes, and to analyzethe potentialities of new detection techniques.

Conference addresses
Email: arena2008@roma1.infn.it
URL: www.roma1.infn.it/arena2008

Mailing Address:
Dipartimento di Fisica
Università degli Studi di Roma "Sapienza"
Piazzale Aldo Moro, 2
00185 Roma - Italy

Conference Secretariat

Telephone

Fax
Mauro Mancini +39 06 49914358  +39 06 4454910
Gabriella Bucci +39 06 49914336  +39 06 4454910


Important dates
Deadline for registrations 19/06/2008
Opening Ceremony 25/06/2008
Conference Dinner 26/06/2008
Closing Ceremony 27/06/2008
Deadline for the final version of papers 30/09/2008


GENERAL INFORMATION
The Conference will be held at the "Sapienza" University in Roma.

Location
The University of Roma “Sapienza” is located very close to the Roma centre and to the main Roma railway station Termini, which is directly connected by train and bus to the Roma main airports, Roma Fiumicino and Roma Ciampino.

The conference sessions will be held in the “Aula Conversi”, located inside the Physics Department (old building “G. Marconi”, 1 in the map aside).


Further information can be found at the following link:
http://www.roma1.infn.it/en/info.html

Conference Dinner
The conference dinner will be organized at the Restaurant "Villa Paganini " located in Vicolo della Fontana, 28, Roma. You can find information about this restaurant, menu and maps, at the url:
http://www.ristorantevillapaganini.it/

Weather in Roma
Weather in Roma is fine in this period but showers are always possible!! The temperature is 22 degrees centigrade in morning, about 30 degrees in daytime.

REGISTRATION
Registration fee

After May 15th, the registration fee for the participants to the ARENA_08 conference is 300 €.

The registration fee includes:

  • hard-copy of proceedings;
  • a conference bag;
  • lunches and coffee breaks;
  • the conference dinner.
For accompanying persons, the quote for the participation to the Conference dinner is 60 €, to be paid at the registration desk. The participation of accompanying persons to the Conference dinner is welcome. We will request, by e-mail, the registered participants to confirm that they will attend the dinner, to indicate the number of accompanying persons and the eventual personal diet regime (the restaurant selected for the Conference dinner is specialized in fish and sea-food).

How to Register
All payments must be made in EUROS. At the moment, the only acceptable form of payment is the bank transfer.
The transfer must be drawn on Banca di Roma, Ple. Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Roma, addressed to:

"Associazione Romana per le Astro-Particelle -ARENA08, C.F. 97457450589"

with the specification "Fee for participation to Conference ARENA-08".

Banking coordinates for payments:
IBAN: IT90L0300203371000011607039
Swift Code: BROMITR1153

If you think of sending your Registration Fee by Bank transfer, please, make sure that IBAN and C.F. numbers are written and any overhead charged by the Bank is covered, otherwise the registrations will arrive already reduced by 5% by the emitting Bank.

Please, make sure to quote your name clearly on the transfer slip and send, or fax, a copy of the receipt of the transfer order to the ARENA-08 Secretariat (send faxes to: Mauro Mancini +39064454910).
In case of troubles to pay the registration fee in advance of the conference, please contact the Conference Secretariat.

Alternatively, it will be possible to pay, cash or by credit card (VISA, MasterCard or American Express), at the registration desk, located on Wednesday 25th, from 9:00, in the “wwwwww” of the Marconi Building of the Physics Department (ground floor).



SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM
Program
The detailed version of the program of the conference is available on WEB at the url
https://agenda.infn.it/conferenceOtherViews.py?view=nicecompact&confId=344

Conference Proceedings
The Proceedings of the Conference will be published by Elsevier on Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A (NIMA).

The cost for one copy of the proceedings is included in the registration fee. The deadline for the submission of the papers is September 30th, 2008.

A template for the compilation of the manuscript using Word processors will be available on the Conference web page.

Further information about the manuscript compilation using a Latex template is available from the Elsevier web page at the url
http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/authorsview.authors/latex

The length of the manuscripts will be changes according to the contribution:

  • pages for 30' oral presentation
  • pages for all other contribution



INTERNET CONNECTIONS AT THE CONFERENCE SITE
We are working to provide for participants to the Conference the possibility to connect to the network with their own personal computers. As a consequence of new laws in Italy, for security reasons, the access to the network can be given only to "identified users" and the "identification" has to be provided by means of an ID document. For these reasons we will request, by e-mail, each registered participant, to provide the mac-address of its own personal computer and a copy of a personal ID document (scanner copy in pdf format).

Participants will be given an account and password to enter the network and will agree to use the net following the usual local and international rules.



FURTHER INFORMATION
Further questions concerning scientific aspects of the conference and special requests can be addressed to the

Conference secretariat:

  • Mauro Mancini +390649914358 +39064454910
  • Gabriella Bucci +390649914336 +39064454910




 FIRST CIRCULAR - JANUARY 2008

FIRST CIRCULAR

3rd International Workshop
on the Acoustic and Radio EeV Neutrino detection Activities


Hosted by
University “Sapienza” of Roma



ARENA 2008 is the 3rd edition of a workshop dedicated to the detection of Ultra High Energy neutrinos looking for radio or acoustic signals originated as a consequence of their interactions in dense matter. The workshop will be the occasion to bring together experimentalists and theorists to review the present status and the future prospects of Ultra High Energy astrophysical Neutrinos detection.

In 1957 Gurgen A. Askaryan proposed the detection of high energy neutrinos by acoustic signals of thermo-elastic origin due to the energy deposit in a dense medium; later, in 1962, he also proposed to look for coherent radio Cherenkov radiation from the charge excess in a dense particle shower.
First experimental checks of the Thermo-Acoustic Model were performed about 30 years ago, confirming many of its predictions, using high intense proton beams from accelerators. The confirmation of the radio-Cherenkov effect came more recently from dumping an intense photon beam in silica sand.

Several radio detection experiments started nevertheless already in the last decade of last century and provided limits to EeV cosmic neutrino fluxes.
More recently the acoustic technique, still in an R&D phase, allowed the evaluation of UHE neutrino flux limits with the analysis of signals collected by an acoustic array. Direct production of radio signals by air showers in the atmosphere got new theoretical and experimental interest.

Recent results on cosmic rays at extreme energies (HESS, MAGIC, AUGER, …) have increased the interest in UHE astronomy (protons, nuclei, neutrinos,…) beyond the energy window usually covered by existing apparatuses leading to the exploitation of new detection techniques capable to provide huge effective areas.

The aim of the Conference is to present the most relevant theoretical and experimental results in the field of high energy cosmic rays, to discuss theoretical prediction of fluxes, and to analyze the potentialities of new detection techniques.



Workshop addresses
Email: arena2008@roma1.infn.it
URL: www.roma1.infn.it/arena2008

Mailing Address:
Dipartimento di Fisica
Università degli Studi di Roma "Sapienza"
Piazzale Aldo Moro, 2
00185 Roma - Italy

Workshop Secretariat

Telephone

Fax
Mauro Mancini +39 06 49914358  +39 06 4454910
Gabriella Bucci +39 06 49914336  +39 06 4454910


Important deadlines
Deadline date for pre-registration 30/04/2008
Deadline for early registrations 15/05/2008
Deadline for registrations 19/06/2008
Starting date for abstract submission 1/03/2008
Deadline for abstract submission 30/04/2008
Requests for financial support 30/04/2008
Opening Ceremony 25/06/2008
Closing Ceremony 27/06/2008
Deadline for the final version of papers 30/09/2008


GENERAL INFORMATION

Location
The University of Roma “Sapienza” is located very close to the Roma centre and to the main Roma railway station Termini, which is directly connected by train and bus to the Roma main airports, Roma Fiumicino and Roma Ciampino.

The conference sessions will be held in “Aula Magna” and “Aula Amaldi”, which are located inside the Physics Department (old building “G. Marconi”, indicated as 1 in the map below) and inside the “Rettorato” (2 in the map).


Further information can be found at the following link:
http://www.roma1.infn.it/en/info.html


Accommodation
Some rooms will be pre-reserved at special rates in various hotels placed very close to the University of “Sapienza”. The rooms will be booked only for a limited amount of time. Thus, giving the high number of tourists usually visiting Rome in that period, we strongly suggest you to book your room as soon as possible. Please, check the list of suggested hotels at the conference web page, under the menu “Accommodation”.


Registration

  • Registration fee
    The registration fees for the ARENA 2008 conference are summarized in the following table. All fees are quoted in EUROS.
Before/on May 15th, 2008 After May 15th, 2008
Participants 280 € 300 €

  • The registration fee includes:
   
  • the complete set of proceedings on CD-ROM;
  • hardcopy of proceedings of the invited/parallel/poster sessions;
  • a conference bag;
  • lunches and coffee break;
  • conference dinner.

  • How to Register
    Registrations can only be made through the official web site of the conference:
    www.roma1.infn.it/arena2008

  • All payments must be made in EUROS. At the moment, the only acceptable form of payment is the bank transfer. The transfer must be addressed to:
          “Associazione Romana per le Astro-Particelle - ARENA 2008”
    and drawn on:
           Banca di Roma, Ple. Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Roma.

  • Banking coordinates for payments from abroad:
    IBAN: IT90L0300203371000011607039
    Swift Code: BROMITR1153

  • For payments within Italy:
    ABI: 3002
    CAB: 3371
    c/c: 11607039
    CIN: L

To complete the registration, please fax a copy of the Bank Transfer Payment to the Conference Secretariat (+39 06 4454910). Payments in cash at the conference reception desk are strongly discouraged.

In case of troubles to pay the registration fee in advance of the conference, please contact the Conference Secretariat.


Financial Support
A limited number of grants for young physicists. Requests for support to attend the conference should be addressed, and justified, to the Conference Secretariat. Applications must be received within April 30th, 2008. Late applications will not be considered.

Applications for financial support must be well justified. Applicants must send a brief list of recent publications, research interests and position actually held to the email address of the conference:
arena2008@roma1.infn.it.


Scientific Program
The conference will be organized in plenary sessions. According to the need we could envisage the organization of parallel sessions. The program will cover topics in:

  • Theoretical prediction on neutrino fluxes
  • Acoustic and radio detection techniques
  • Properties of Target Materials
  • Signals simulation and propagation
  • Signal processing and Background reduction
  • New developments in sensors and transmitters
  • Results from acoustic arrays
  • Results from Cherenkov Radio detectors
  • Results from Air Shower Radio detectors
  • Future Projects

A preliminary agenda will be circulated as soon as possible.


Workshop Proceedings
The Proceedings of the Conference will be published by Elsevier on Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A (NIMA). The cost for one copy of the proceedings is included in the registration fee. Please visit the Workshop web page to get information about Abstract Submission and Paper Submission for the proceedings.

All enquiries concerning scientific aspects of the conference, financial support, registration and so on, should be sent to the Workshop Secretariat.

   
arena2008@roma1.infn.it
www.roma1.infn.it/arena2008