4th European NECTAR Conference and Final Action Meeting
Milazzo, February 26th and 27th 2024
The thermodynamic study of chemical equilibria represents the core of many important branches of Chemistry.
Speciation modelling based on chemical equilibrium data is commonly used as a predictive tool for the behaviour of compounds in different environments, and thus, improves commercial products’ performance; discloses the mobility of pollutants and toxicants in the environment; optimizes industrial processes and explains the mode of action of biologically active substances. Furthermore, advanced thermodynamic studies yield deeper insights into the mechanisms of these interactions.
In NECTAR, the expertise of the large community of specialists working in this field is combined, creating a network based on the stimulating collaboration between them, promoting knowledge exchange, and achieving high technological progress.
The outstanding quality of obtained results will serve as an innovative benchmark for next decades, allowing their application in a variety of areas and impacting life quality of next generations. During the 4th
European NECTAR Conference and Final Action Meeting, main results obtained within NECTAR Working Groups will be presented.
This event is dedicated to the memory of Prof. Silvio Sammartano, who always strongly believed in NECTAR and supported it since the beginning.
Demetrio Milea (IT) - Chair
Sofia Gama (PL) - Vice Chair
Elżbieta Gumienna-Kontecka (PL) - Science Communication Coordinator
Matteo Tegoni (IT) - Grant Awarding Coordinator
Enrique García España (ES) - Training School Coordinator
Oreste Todini (BE) - Industry Transfer Manager
Emel Yildiz (TR) - ITC Conference Grant Coordinator
Eva Anna Enyedy (HU) - Equal Opportunity Manager
Olga Iranzo (FR) - WG1 Leader
Tarita Biver (IT) - WG2 Leader
Marija Bester-Rogac (SI) - WG3 Leader
Silvia Berto (IT) - WG4 Leader
Álvaro Martínez-Camarena (ES) - WG5 Leader
Montserrat Filella (CH) - WG1 co-leader
Slawomir Potocki (PL) - WG2 co-leader
Slobodan Gadzuric (RS) - WG3 co-leader
Carmelo Sgarlata (IT) - WG4 co-leader
Emanuele Zanda (FR) - WG5 co-leader
Demetrio Milea - Chair
Concetta De Stefano - Co-Chair
Rosalia Maria Cigala
Roberto Di Pietro
Salvatore G.M. Raccuia
NECTAR MC Members and WG leaders and co-leaders
will be invited by default, no abstract submission needed. All other willing participants
are asked to submit an abstract of their intended contribution, as poster or oral communication, to email@example.com
not later than December 15th, 2023
. The abstract template can be downloaded clicking here
Acceptance of abstracts as oral or poster communications gives right to the author to attend the meeting, but not necessarily to be invited by NECTAR
. Authors of accepted abstracts but not selected as invited by NECTAR may participate through regular registration. Communication of acceptance of abstracts and selection (or not) for NECTAR invitation will be presumably given before December 22nd, 2023
. To be eligible for invitation by NECTAR, authors must
be NECTAR Members actively
involved in WG activities, AND
reflect the results of NECTAR activities within WGs and be related to WGs deliverables. If selected, invited members will receive a formal invitation by NECTAR and will participate to the meeting at NECTAR expenses (according to COST rules).
All NECTAR invited people (including MC members and WG leaders and coleaders)
will have 7 days
from the COST email to accept invitation, otherwise it will be cancelled
REGISTRATION FEE FOR NON NECTAR-INVITED PARTICIPANTS ⌵
Authors of accepted abstracts but not selected as invited by NECTAR may participate through regular registration. Registration form can be downloaded clicking here
Registration fee is €200
(two hundreds), and must be paid not lather than December 31st, 2023
. After that date, participation will not be allowed.
Registration fee must be paid exclusively by bank transfer to:
Beneficiary: UNIVERSITA’ DEGLI STUDI DI MESSINA
Address: PIAZZA PUGLIATTI 1 – 98122 MESSINA, ITALY
IBAN: IT 16W 02008 16511 000300029177
BIC SWIFT: UNCRITM1K66
Reason of payment: 4th NECTAR CONF, SURNAME NAME.
A copy of the signed registration form and the receipt of the bank transfer must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
and must have subject: “4th NECTAR CONF Registration fee, SURNAME NAME”.
European NECTAR Conference and Final Action Meeting will be held at the “Trifiletti” Theater (Teatro Trifiletti, Via Cumbo Borgia, 98057 Milazzo ME) in Milazzo (ME), a touristic city of about 30’000 people, belonging to the Metropolitan City of Messina and located in the northern, tirrenian coast of Sicily, facing Aeolian Islands.
Teatro Trifiletti is located in the city centre of Milazzo and it is walking distance from many restaurants, bars, hotels and B&B.
Among main touristic
attractions of Milazzo, worth of mention are “the Castle” and the ancient fortified city, the Marine Protected Area of Capo Milazzo, with its lovely landscapes and astonishing biodiversity, and the MuMa museum (museum of the sea). The port of Milazzo is also the main hub for connections with the Aeolian islands. Further info clicking here
HOW TO REACH MILAZZO BY PLANE
There are two main international airports that allow you to reach Milazzo: Catania-Fontanarossa airport (by car to Milazzo 110 min, Website of Catania's airport
) and Palermo Falcone Borsellino airport (by car to Milazzo 160 min, Website of Palermo's airport
From Catania-Fontanarossa airport
there is a direct bus service to Milazzo (center/port) provided by the Giuntabus company
and, upon reservation, by the Alibrando company
. It is also possible to arrange customized transfers by car and minivans from and to the airports with the "Adige", "Alibrando" and "Central" companies. To reach Milazzo by car you can drive via A18 (135 km).
If you land at Palermo Falcone-Borsellino airport
you will directly take the train to Milazzo
. Alternatively, you can take the bus that takes you to the central train station of Palermo with the Prestia Comandè company
and then continue to Milazzo by train
. To reach Milazzo by car you can drive via A20 (200 km).
HOW TO REACH MILAZZO BY TRAIN
From northern Italy reach Villa San Giovanni by Trenitalia
Then cross the Strait of Messina by hydrofoil
(passengers and cars service available h24), and reach Milazzo (center/port):
By car: from Messina via A20 motorway (40 km)
By bus: from Messina Central Station with the Giuntabus company
via the A20 motorway (40 km).
By Train from Messina Central Station by Trenitalia
A Taxi service is available in, to and from Milazzo by the following companies:
|Tel. 348 1543409
||Tel. 327 5470875
As a touristic city, Milazzo offers a wide number of opportunities for accommodations. A series of hotels and B&B can be found at walking distance from the conference venue. The Organising Committee is negotiating special fares for the event, which will be soon announced.
A non-exhaustive list of accommodations is given below:
Acceptance of COST Invitation: 7 days from invitation email
Abstract Submission: December 15th, 2023
Acceptance of contribution and/or COST invitation: December 22nd, 2023
Registration: December 31st, 2023
IMPORTANT DOWNLOADABLE DOCUMENTS ⌵