General Information

Audio-Visual Policy

Standard Audio-visual Set-up in Meeting Rooms
Every PLENARY SESSION ROOM will have ONE OVERHEAD PROJECTOR, TWO SCREENS, and ONE DATA PROJECTOR.  All other breakout rooms will have one overhead projector, one screen, and one data projector.  Speakers may inquire about ordering additional audio/visual equipment by contacting [email protected].

SIAM does not provide computers for any speaker. When giving an electronic presentation, speakers must provide their own computers.  SIAM is not responsible for the safety and security of speakers’ computers.

All speakers, please visit prior to the pre-registration deadline..


Wireless Internet access will be available through the university for SIAM attendees. However, for security reasons the current Italian government laws require that a copy of an attendees passport be furnished to gain wireless access to the Internet. Anyone planning to use the wireless connection at the university should send a scanned copy (.ps or .pdf) of their passport to [email protected] with subject line "Request Wireless Connection NW08". Attendees may also present a scanned copy of their passport on-site at the registration desk, however, e-mailing it ahead of time will simplify the process and save time. The organizers appreciate that some attendees may be uncomfortable with this requirement and have tried to simplify the situation, but without success. Please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Claudio Conti ([email protected]) for any complaint or clarification.

Local Area

Visit or for more information on Rome and the surrounding area.

The average temperature in Rome during July varies between 62° F (17°C) and 88° F (31°C) .  Remember meeting room temperatures and personal comfort zones vary widely. It is recommended that you bring a sweater or jacket to the sessions.

A list of local restaurants is available here.

A map of Università di Roma “La Sapienza” can be found here.


Please visit for information about joining SIAM.

Poster Session

No poster session will be held at NW08.

SIAM Books and Journals

Display copies of books and complimentary copies of journals are available on site. SIAM books are available at a discounted price during the conference. Completed order forms and payment may be mailed directly to SIAM.


By Train
From Termini Railway Station
Catch bus 310 at the bus terminal in front of the main entrance (Piazza dei Cinquecento). Get off at "Università Scienze" (Viale dell'Università). Walking distance: about 1.2 Km

From Tiburtina Railway Station
Catch buses 163, 448 at the bus stop or 71 or 492 at the terminal in front of the main entrance. Get off at "Verano" (terminal 163, 448) or "Verano/De Lollis" (bus stop 71,492)

By Plane
From Fiumicino Airport:
All kind of connections to Rome can be found at the website of Areoporti di Roma.

To reach the area around University "Sapienza" the fastest and cheapest way is by train:
"Leonardo Express" to Termini Station, Express Train, 30 min., Euros 11.
Metropolitan train "FM1" to Tiburtina Station, Local Train, 45 min., Euros 5.5.

By Taxi
I it takes 40 -60 min. and the minimum fare is Euros 40. Read carefully this indication if you plan to take a taxi.

From Ciampino Airport
All kind of connections to Rome can be found at the website of Areoporti di Roma.

Bus shuttle SIT to Termini Station (Via Marsala entrance), 45 min., Euros 6.
Bus shuttle Terravision ( to Termini Station, Euros 8.
Bus ATRAL to Anagnina Metro Station (line A) + Metro to Termini, 12 min. + 30 min., Euros 1.20+1.00
Bus ATRAL to Ciampino Railway Station + Train to Termini, 5 min. + 15 min., Euros 1.00+1.30.

Taxi, Euros 30, read carefully this indication if you plan to take a taxi.

By Bus and Tram
3: Piazza Thorvaldsen - Stazione Trastevere (FM1)
Stop at "Università La Sapienza" (Viale dell'Università)
19: S. Pietro - Gerani
Stop at "Università La Sapienza" (Viale dell'Università)
71: Piazza San Silvestro - Stazione Tiburtina (MB, FM1)
Stop at "Verano/De Lollis"
163: Rebibbia (MB) - Stazione Tiburtina (MB, FM1) - Piazzale del Verano
Stop at "Verano" (headline)
310: Stazione Termini (MA) - Piazza Vescovio
Stop at "Università Scienze"
448: Balsamo Crivelli - Stazione Tiburtina (MB, FM1) - Piazzale del Verano
Stop at "Verano" (headline)
492: Piazza Cipro (MA) - Stazione Tiburtina (MB, FM1)
Stop at "Verano/De Lollis"
649: Largo Don Orione - Stazione Tiburtina (MB, FM1)
Stop at "Policlinico/Viale Università"

Download the map of the bus lines or consult the Metro and Bus company (ATAC) website (in Italian).

By Metro
Metro line A (MA, Anagnina - Battistini)
Get off in Termini , about 15 min. walk (1.2 Km)
Metro line B (MB, Laurentina - Rebibbia)
Get off in Policlinico , about 10 min. walk (0.8 Km)

Visa Information

U.S., Canadian, U.K., Irish, Australian, and New Zealand citizens with a valid passport don't need a visa to enter Italy if they don't expect to stay more than 90 days and do not expect to work there.

Note: Passport and visa requirements are liable to change at short notice. Travellers are advised to check their entry requirements with their embassy or consulate.

All visa inquiries should be sent to SIAM Conference Registrar, Joyce Bagley ([email protected]).

Letter of Invitation

Confirmed speakers in need of a letter of invitation to assist in the visa application process, please send your request to [email protected]. Be sure to include the following information:
Conference Title
Date of Presentation
Name as it appears on passport
Date of Birth
Passport Origin
Passport Number

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