Steering Committee

Program Committee

Organizing Committee

Important Dates

Submission Due:

February 12, 2010
23:59 GMT+1

Notification:

March 9, 2010
23:59 GMT+1

Final Papers Due:

March 19, 2010
23:59 GMT+1

Early Registration:

April 9, 2010
23:59 GMT+1

Welcome Cocktail:

May 19, 2010
18:30 GMT+1

Copyright Form

Call For Papers

Sea2010 will be held at the Hotel Continental Terme, Ischia Porto; address: Via Michele Mazzella nr. 74.

Ischia is one of the wonderful islands in the Gulf of Naples, having volcanic origin and known and appreciated all around the world for its natural beauty and thermal water.

Because of its diversified landscape and the mild climate, Ischia, the "green island", has been a popular vacation spot for centuries. Visitors appreciate the largest island in the Gulf of Naples especially because of its wonderful thermal hot springs, which have been used for wellness and therapeutic treatments since the VII century b. C. Hiking enthusiasts can discover wonderful trails in the mountains and along the coast with different levels of difficulty: "The hikes of the lizard" lead through vineyards and chestnut forests to extinct volcano craters, pilgrimage churches, old wine cellars, and fantastic bays. On Ischia, there are many nice beaches that invite the visitor to take a swim.

An interesting thermal water basin is situated on the axis connecting the extinct volcano of Fiaiano with the "Fishermen's Beach" at Ischia Ponte. Right in this area, in the locality known as "FONDO BOSSO", is Hotel Continental Terme, where "TIFEO" spring produces highly mineralized bromo-jodic waters at temperatures that vary from 55 to 72 C�. Moreover, Hotel Continental Terme (that will apply special rates for the Sea2010 participants) has an unusual fascinating architecture expressed in Mediterranean style buildings and 30,000 sqm large surrounding park. See below some pictures of one of the thermal swimming pools and of the Hotel surrounding park. More info can be found at www.continentalterme.it/en.

Ischia is one of the islands in the Gulf of Naples. Napoli (Naples) is located at 185 km southwest of Rome and is the third most populated city in Italy after Rome and Milan.

Founded in the 5th century B.C. by the Greeks of Cumae, Naples is situated between Vesuvius and the Phlegrean Fields and is stretched around the Bay of Naples, beyond a series of islands, like Ischia, Capri, and Procida. Naples's heart is the history city, which UNESCO declared a Cultural Heritage site. Its narrow alleyways lead to mysterious churches, catacombs and underground caves. Until today Naples's old folk culture reveals itself to the visitor among crafts people, fluttering laundry and shouting fish sellers.

The historic city is characterized by many churches. You often find several of them in one street among Baroque style palazzi of aristocratic families and antique residences.

In the year 79 A.D., Mount Vesuvius erupted so suddenly that most residents didn't have time to escape. The fiery mountain buried all living beings under huge amounts of mud and ash and covered Pompeii with a one-meter-high ash layer. The surprising eruption buried Pompeii's small neighbouring town Herculaneum under a huge stream of mud mixed with lava. Most residents died a dramatic death under the mud.

The excavations of Pompeii show a completely preserved wealthy city, which impresses by its size, numerous wonderful houses, temples, public buildings, wall paintings, and thermal springs. Some of the most important findings were taken to the National Archaeological Museum in Naples.

The excavations of Pompeii show a completely preserved wealthy city, which impresses by its size, numerous wonderful houses, temples, public buildings, wall paintings, and thermal springs. Some of the most important findings were taken to the National Archaeological Museum in Naples.