Fifth International Workshop DICE2010
              Castello Pasquini/Castiglioncello (Tuscany), September 13-17, 2010
Space-Time-Matter -  
current issues in quantum mechanics and beyond
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 Updated: 24/09/10

Advisory Board
S. Adler (IAS, Princeton) J. Barbour (Oxford)
G. Casati (Como) G.C. Ghirardi (Trieste)
C. Grebogi (Edinburgh) S. Haroche (Paris)
J. Hartle (Santa Barbara) B.-L. Hu (Maryland)
C. Isham (London) C. Kiefer (Köln)
N. Mavromatos (London) C. Rovelli (Marseille)
C. Tsallis (Rio de Janeiro) G. Veneziano (CERN & ENS, Paris)
C. Wetterich (Heidelberg) W. Zurek (Los Alamos)
Founding and Supporting Members

T. Arecchi (Firenze)                         O. Bertolami (Lisboa)
I. Bialynicki-Birula (Warsaw) L. Davidovich (Rio de Janeiro)                             
J. Rafelski (Arizona) D. Stein (New York)
M. Tegmark (MIT, Cambridge)

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    Lajos Diosi (Budapest)
    Hans-Thomas Elze (Pisa, chair)
    Jonathan Halliwell (London)
   Leone Fronzoni (Pisa)
    Enrico Prati (Milano)
   Giuseppe Vitiello (Salerno)  

Conference secretaries:     
   Luca Baldini (Pisa)
Melissa Pesce-Rollins (Pisa)  
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Following DICE2002, DICE2004, DICE2006, and DICE2008 this interdisciplinary workshop addresses researchers in the fields of fundamental interactions, cosmology, general relativity, and quantum theory:
The pillars of modern physics, quantum mechanics and general relativity, coexist very successfully, having in their respective domains impressive observational support. However, black hole entropy puzzle, missing unification of all known forces, and  conceptual problems in applying quantum theory to the universe are stumbling blocks on the way to a deeper understanding.
Attempts to quantize gravity continue to stimulate studies of classical and quantum dynamics and of the statistical properties of "timeless" reparametrization-invariant systems. A central problem remains to determine the observables that are consistent with the constraints. "The difficulties with quantum gravity" have also led to radically new proposals considering spacetime and/or gravity as emergent phenomena, much like hydrodynamics is seen to arise from atomic physics. Even quantum mechanics may reflect a deterministic dynamics beneath, when suitably coarse-grained to the scales where it is observed to work so well.
Classical behavior in complex quantum systems, attributed to decoherence, has recently been studied in macroscopic and mesoscopic systems, the motivation being largely the quest for quantum information processing. However, relevant decohering degrees of freedom in microscopic and general relativistic systems are much less understood. - The related measurement problem and, with it, wave function collapse or objective reduction continue to present unresolved issues. 
The study of these topics may include an analysis of the kind of information that exists in such systems with many degrees of freedom and typically long-range interactions and of the basic conditions under which it can be extracted. Corresponding measures of complexity have been elaborated and should play a role here.
DICE2010 will focus on these topics:
  • Decoherence, quantum-to-classical transition, measurement problem 
  • Quantum coherent processes in biology 
  • Key experiments  
  • Emergent spacetime, matter, and symmetries
  • Quantum gravity / cosmology and high-energy physics  

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Invited Lectures (preliminary)  

L. Baldini (INFN & Univ. di Pisa) [Fermi-LAT Collab.]
__ The Fermi Large Area Telescope: science highlights from
       the first two years in orbit   
H. Briegel (Univ. Innsbruck & Österreichische Akad. d. Wiss., Innsbruck)  
__ Lecture to be presented by G.G. Guerreschi    
D. Bouwmeester (Univ. of California, Santa Barbara & Univ. Leiden)
__ Towards macroscopic quantum superpositions 
C.N. Colacino (INFN & Univ. di Pisa) [VIRGO Collab.] 
__ The VIRGO experiment: state of the art and (fundamental) noise issues    
E. Del Giudice (INFN, Milano)
__ Dynamics of living organisms as an outcome of water dynamics    
L. Diosi (Res. Inst. Part. & Nucl. Phys., Budapest)  
__ The gravity related decoherence master equation from hybrid dynamics 
F. Dowker (Imperial College, London)
__ Spacetime discreteness, Lorentz invariance and locality  
H.-T. Elze (Univ. di Pisa)
__ General linear dynamics: quantum, classical or hybrid 
F. Finster (Univ. Regensburg)
__ The fermionic projector and entanglement 
R. Gambini (Univ. de Montevideo) 
__ A realist interpretation of quantum mechanics based on
       undecidability due to gravity 
M. Genovese (INRIM, Torino) 
__ On experimental testing foundations of quantum mechanics  
T. Geszti (Eötvös Univ., Budapest)  
__ Nonlinear interference scenario of quantum measurement    
G.C. Ghirardi (ICTP and Univ. degli Studi di Trieste) 
__ Dynamical reduction and relativistic requirements  
G.G. Guerreschi (Univ. Innsbruck & Österreichische Akad. d. Wiss., Innsbruck)    
__ Quantum information and control in biological systems 
K.S. Gupta (Saha Inst. of Nucl. Physics, Calcutta)
__ Noncommutative geometry, symmetry and 
       quantum structure of space-time
J.J. Halliwell (Imperial College, London)
__ Decoherent histories approach to quantum cosmology    
B.-L. Hu (Univ. of Maryland)  
__ New perspectives on gravity and thermodynamics 
A. Khrennikov (Linnaeus Univ., Växjö-Kalmar)
__ Quantum mechanics as classical signal theory on noisy background    
C. Kiefer (Univ. Köln)
__ Quantum cosmology with the Standard Model Higgs field    
H. Kleinert (Freie Univ. Berlin)
__ Torsion, a multivalued gauge degree of freedom in
        Einstein's gravity
N. Mavromatos (King's College, London)
On quantum mechanical aspects of microtubules:
       science fiction or realistic possibility?        
L. Montagnier  Nobel Prize for Medicine 2008
     (World Foundation for AIDS Research and Prevention) 
DNA waves and water  
J.G. Muga (UPV-EHU, Univ. do Bilbao)
Shortcuts to adiabaticity 
D.V. Nanopoulos (Texas A&M Univ., HARC Houston, Acad. of Athens
__ The golden point of no-scale and no-parameter Flipped-SU(5)     
V. Nesvizhevsky (Inst. Laue-Langevin, Grenoble)
Gravitational and centrifugal quantum states of neutrons   
T. Padmanabhan (IUCAA, Pune University)
Lessons for quantum structure of spacetime from classical gravity  
F. Petruccione (Univ. of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban) 
S. Popescu (Univ. of Bristol & Hewlett-Packard Labs., Bristol)
E. Prati (Lab. Nazionale MDM, Agrate Brianza)
__ Exploring the foundations of physics in solid state systems at ultra-low energy  
J. Pullin (Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge)
__ Lecture to be presented by R. Gambini   
R.D. Sorkin (Perimeter Institute & Univ. of Syracuse)
__  Dynamics of, and dynamics on causal sets   
S. Surya (Raman Res. Inst., Bangalore)
__  In search of a covariant quantum measure  
V. Vedral (Nat. Univ. of Singapore & Univ. of Oxford) 
__ Quantum coherence in biomolecules 
G. Vitiello (Univ. di Salerno)
__ Coherence is the dynamical response ...   

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Contributed Papers

ALL papers presented have equal status when submitted for the Proceedings: 

P:  poster presentation  /  95cm wide x 105cm high (maximally)
C:  oral communication (15min) 

T:  talk (20min)

(presentations selected by the organizers based on abstracts submitted by July 15th)

S.A. Ali (Univ. at Albany - SUNY, New York) 
__ P: The information geometry of quantum entangled wave packets  
M. Arminjon (CNRS & Univ. de Grenoble
__ T: Representations of the Dirac wave function in a curved spacetime   
A. Asadian (Univ. Innsbruck)
__ P: Motional effects on the efficiency of excitation transfer   
A. Beckwith (Am. Inst. Beam Energy Propulsion, Madison)
__ P: Application of Euclidean Snyder geometry to foundations of space-time physics 
D. Bedingham (Imperial College, London) 
__ T: Relativistic state reduction dynamics 
C. Beil (Simons Center for Geom. & Phys., Stony Brook
__ P: A new solution to the measurement problem and
            some consequences in quantum field theory
D. Benincasa (Imperial College, London)
__ T: 2D causal set action and the Gauss-Bonnet theorem     
M. Benna (Simons Center for Geom. & Phys., Stony Brook
__ n.n.
C. Beny (Centre Quant. Technol., Nat. Univ. of Singapore)
__ T: Emergence of classical phase space and dynamics from
            continuous monitoring of a quantum system 
M. Blasone (INFN & Univ. di Salerno)
__ T: Gauge structure in particle mixing 
T. Bolognesi (CNR-ISTI, Pisa)
__ T: Causal sets from simple models of computation 
B. Boroson (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
__ T: Discrete stochastic foundations for quantum mechanics:
            building on the Feynman checkerboard
A. Brodutch (Macquarie Univ., Sydney)
__ T: What can we learn from quantum discord? 
A. Bruno (Univ. di Salerno)
__ P: Berry-like phase in quantum computing   
C. Cafaro (Univ. di Camerino)
__ P: Can we understand the effect of correlations on the complexity of
            dynamical systems in an information geometric setting? 
A. Capolupo (Univ. di Salerno)
__ P: Meson mixing, CPT violation and non-cyclic phase
__ P: Energy concentration in composite quantum systems
L.C. Céleri (Univ. Fed. - ABC - do Santo André)
__ P: Sudden change in quantum and classical correlations and the Unruh effect 
D. Ciampini (Univ. di Pisa)
__ T: Experimental investigation of the quantum speed limit
            using Bose-Einstein condensates 
C. Curceanu (INFN, Frascati) [VIP collab.]
__ T: Experimental tests of quantum mechanics: Pauli exclusion principle and
            spontaneous collapse models 
G. De las Cuevas (Univ. Innsbruck)
__ T: Mappings of the partition function using a quantum formulation 
F.P. Devecchi (Univ. Fed. do Parana, Curitiba)
__ C: Fermions in FRW cosmologies 
P. Di Sia (Univ. di Verona)
__ P: Extreme physics and informational/computational limits  
D. Dolce (Univ. Mainz)
__ C: De Broglie deterministic dice and 
            emerging relativistic quantum mechanics 
G. Doyen (L.-M. Univ., München & Univ. of Sofia)
__ T: Why is more different? 
D. Drakova (Univ. of Sofia & L.-M. Univ., München)
__ P: Decoherence mechanisms in adsorbate localization and
            diffusion on solid surfaces  
M. Everitt (Loughborough Univ. & British Univ. in Egypt)
__ T: Quantum measurement and the quantum-to-classical transition in
            a non-linear quantum oscillator 
C. Furtado (Univ. Fed. da Paraíba, João Pessoa)
__ P: Geometric quantum phase in the spacetime of topological defects  
L. Gaffour (Univ. de Sidi-Bel-Abbes)
__ C: Relativistic quantum equation in nonstationary space-time  
G. Gambarotta (Univ. di Pisa)
__ n.n.
L.P. Garcia Pintos (Faculty of Sciences, Montevideo)
__ P: On the possibility of experimentally verifying collapse hypothesis
            and the concept of undecidability
G. Gervino (Univ. & Politecnico di Torino)
__ P: Nonlinear statistical effects in relativistic mean field theory 
G. Gionti (Specola Vaticana, Roma)
__ n.n. 
L. Glaser (Imperial College. London)
__ T: Causal set d'Alembertians in various dimensions    
G. Groessing (AINS, Wien)
__ T: Elements of sub-quantum thermodynamics  
J. Hackett (Perimeter Institute, Waterloo)
__ T: Knots, braids and loop quantum gravity   
P. Hajicek (Univ. Bern)
__ T: A new approach to quantum measurement problem:
            cluster separability
B. Hiesmayr (Univ. Wien)
__ T: Testing quantum foundations in high-energy physics 
G. Immirzi (Univ. di Perugia)
__ n.n. 
J.M. Isidro (Univ. Politécnica de Valencia)
__ C: On the noncommutative eikonal     
P. Jizba (FNSPE, Czech Technical Univ., Prague)
__ T: Emergent relativity 
K. Jung (Techn. Univ. Kaiserslautern)
__ P: Does the Schrödinger wave function describe a 
            real physical wave?  
I. Kanatchikov (Nat. Qu. Info. Center of Gdańsk, Sopot)
__ C: Thermodynamic gravity, Machian Universe and the origin
            of quantum mechanics
__ P: On the mass gap in quantum YM theory and
            the cosmological constant 
O.C.W. Kong (National Central Univ., Chung-Li)
__ C: A new perspective on relativistic quantum mechanics 
J. Kupferman (Ben Gurion Univ., Be'er Sheva)
__ T: Black hole entropy divergence and the uncertainty principle 
S. Kurkcuoglu (Middle East Tech. Univ., Ankara)
__ C: Equivariant reduction of Yang-Mills theory over the fuzzy sphere
            and the emergent vortices
S.-Y. Lin (Nat. Changhua Univ. of Education) 
__ T: Quantum entanglement and teleportation between two detectors
            moving in a relativistic quantum field
J.J. Lopez-Villarejo (Univ. Autonoma de Madrid)
__ C: Transverse theories of gravity: viability and relation with
             unimodular and scalar-tensor gravity
L. Lusanna (INFN & Univ. di Firenze)
__ T: Relativistic entanglement from relativistic quantum mechanics in
            the rest-frame instant form of dynamics
O. Lychkovskiy (ITEP, Moscow)
__ C: Entanglement, decoherence and thermal relaxation in exactly solvable models 
S. Markes (Perimeter Institute & Univ. of Waterloo)
__ T: Entropy for theories with indefinite causal structure   
J. Maziero (Univ. Fed. - ABC - do Santo André
__ P: Decoherence without entanglement between system and environment
W. McHarris (Michigan State Univ.)
__ C: Chaos and the quantum: how nonlinear effects can explain  
            certain quantum paradoxes
E. Melas (Univ. of Athens & Technolog. Inst. of Lamia)
__ T: Towards canonical quantum gravity for 3+1 geometries
            admitting maximally symmetric two-dimensional surfaces  
E. Minguzzi (Univ. di Firenze)
__ T: A new synchronization method and its role in the problem of time       
Z. Gh. Moghaddam (Islamic Azad Univ., Tehran)
__ C: New approach to Casimir effect and boundary conditions  
S. Montangero (Univ. Ulm)
__ T: Optimal control of many-body quantum systems 
S. Nagao (Nippon Boehringer Ingelheim Co., Tokyo)
__ P: Light speed and the expansion of the universe     
G. Nistico (Univ. della Calabria, Reggio di Calabria)  
__ T: Strict criterion of reality and the locality of quantum mechanics 
P. Paradisi (Univ. di Pisa) 
__ T: Noisy cooperative intermittent processes: from blinking
            quantum dots to human consciousness    
F. Payandeh (Payame Noor Univ., Tabriz)  
__ C: Negative-energy modes as a candidate solution to some
            problems in quantum physics
I.A. Pedrosa (Univ. Fed. da Paraíba, João Pessoa)
__ P: Quantum description of electromagnetic waves in
            time-dependent linear media    
E.S. Poliakov (Institute of Physics of Time, Moscow)
__ C: Is energy conservation law the only game in town?   
G. Raimondo (Univ. di Salerno)
__ P: Berry-like phase in quantum computing 
J. Rau (Univ. Frankfurt)
__ T: Finite-dimensional relational theories must be quantum
O. Romero-Isart (Max-Planck-Inst. für Quantenoptik, Garching)
__ T: Quantum macroscopic superposition of a levitated nano-object
V. Salari (Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris)
__ P: On the possibility of quantum coherent states in living systems  
F. Scardigli (LeCosPA, National Taiwan Univ.)
__ T: Generalized uncertainty principle on a Planckian lattice:
            consequences for micro black holes evaporation
D. Schuch (Univ. Frankfurt)
__ T: On dissipative Ermakov systems and damping in Bose-Einstein condensates 
R.M. Serra (Univ. Fed. - ABC - do Santo André
__ P: Symmetric quantum discord and its experimental measurement 
N.K. Singh (Indian Inst. of Technology, Kanpur)
__ P: Implication of scale invariance in cosmology         
A. Squarcini (Univ. di Pisa)
__ n.n.     
W. Struyve (K. Univ. Leuven)
__ T: Pilot-wave theory and quantum fields 
R. Sverdlov (Raman Research Inst., Bangalore)
__ T: Incorporating particle creation and annihilation into Bohm's  pilot-wave model  
J.A. Vaccaro (Griffith Univ., Brisbane)
__ T: Unidirectionality of time induced by T violation
F. Vallone (Univ. di Pisa)
__ n.n. 
S. Vogelsberger (Institute Fourier, Grenoble)
__ T: Average entanglement for Markovian quantum trajectories  
P. Wallden (Univ. of Athens)
__ T: Reasoning in quantum theory: Modus Ponens and
            the coevent interpretation    
J. Yearsley (Imperial College, London)
__ T: Decoherent histories approach to the
            arrival time problem in quantum mechanics   
P. Zenczykowski (Polish Acad. of Sciences, Krakow)
__ T: Leptons, quarks, and their antiparticles from a phase space perspective 

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SUNDAY, September 12th
Arrival at Castiglioncello
15:00 - 19:30     Registration at Castello Pasquini (conference site)
18:00 - 19:30     Informal reception with refreshments at Castello Pasquini

MONDAY, September 13th
Gravity and Quantum Mechanics 

 -- OPENING of WORKSHOP --    

Chair: J. Pullin
9:00 A. Franchi (Opening Address by the Mayor of Rosignano)
  9:20 - 10:05 T. Padmanabhan (Opening Lecture)
 10:05 - 10:35  B.-L. Hu
 10:40 - 11:30
 -- Coffee Break --

Chair: L. Diosi
11:30 - 12:00 D. Bouwmeester
12:00 - 12:20
O. Romero-Isart
12:20 - 12:50
D.V. Nesvizhevsky
13:00 - 15:00
 -- Lunch at Ristorante Il Peschereccio --

Chair: N. Mavromatos
15:30 - 16:00 C.N. Colacino
16:00 - 16:30
R. Gambini
16:30 - 17:15
 -- Coffee Break --

Chair: J. Halliwell
17:15 - 17:45 L. Diosi
17:45 - 18:05
J. Kupferman
18:05 - 18:25
F. Scardigli  

TUESDAY, September 14th
Quantum Coherent Processes in Biology / Many-body Systems

Chair: H.-T. Elze 
9:00 - 9:20 E. Del Giudice
9:20 - 9:50
G. Vitiello
 9:50 - 10:30 L. Montagnier (Keynote Lecture)
10:40 - 11:25  -- Coffee Break --

Chair: G. Vitiello 
11:25 - 11:55 H. Briegel - Lecture presented by G.G. Guerreschi  
11:55 - 12:25
N. Mavromatos
12:25 - 12:45
P. Paradisi
13:00 - 15:00  -- Lunch at Ristorante Ristorante Il Peschereccio --

Chair: G.G. Guerreschi 
15:05 - 15:20
O. Lychkovskiy
15:20 - 15:40
S. Vogelsberger
15:40 - 16:00
A. Brodutch 
16:00 - 16:20
G. De las Cuevas 
16:30 - 17:15
 -- Coffee Break --

Chair: O. Romero-Isart 
17:15 - 17:35 D. Ciampini
17:35 - 17:55
S. Montangero
17:55 - 18:15
D. Schuch
18:15 - 18:35
G. Doyen

  Public Event -
"Sull' Onda Della Coerenza" 
 - le nuove frontiere della scienza moderna

E. Del Giudice (INFN & Università di Milano), L. Fronzoni (Università di Pisa)
  and G. Vitiello (
Università di Salerno)
WEDNESDAY, September 15th
From Quantum Foundations to Particle Physics 

Chair: M. Genovese 
9:00 - 9:30  T. Geszti
 9:30 - 10:00
GC. Ghirardi
10:00 - 10:20
D. Bedingham
10:20 - 10:40
P. Hajicek
10:40 - 11:25
 -- Coffee Break --

Chair: B.-L. Hu 
11:25 - 11:55 H.-T. Elze
11:55 - 12:25
M. Genovese
12:25 - 12:55
E. Prati
13:00 - 15:00  -- Lunch at Ristorante Ristorante Il Peschereccio --

Chair: E. Prati 
15:00 - 15:20 C. Curceanu
15:20 - 15:40
C. Beny
15:40 - 16:10
L. Baldini 
16:10 - 16:50
 -- Coffee Break -- 
Chair: H.-T. Elze 
16:50 - 17:30
D.V. Nanopoulos (Keynote Lecture)
17:30 - 17:50 B. Hiesmayr 
17:50 - 18:10
M. Blasone
18:10 - 18:30
P. Zenczykowski 
THURSDAY, September 16th
The Deep Structure of Spacetime

Chair: GC. Ghirardi
 9:00 - 9:30  F. Dowker
  9:30 - 10:00
R.D. Sorkin
 10:00 - 10:30
S. Surya
10:30 - 11:10
 -- Coffee Break --

Chair: C. Kiefer 
11:10 - 11:40 K.S. Gupta
11:40 - 12:00
L. Lusanna
12:00 - 12:30
H. Kleinert
12:30 - 13:00
A. Khrennikov
13:00 - 15:00  -- Lunch at Ristorante Ristorante Il Peschereccio -- 

Chair: F. Finster                                              
15:00 - 15:20
D. Benincasa                       
15:20 - 15:40
L. Glaser                            
15:40 - 16:00
T. Bolognesi                       
16:00 - 16:40
 -- Coffee Break --

Chair: F. Dowker                                                            
16:40 - 17:00 S. Markes                      
17:00 - 17:20
J. Rau
17:20 - 17:40
P. Wallden  

Quant. Foundations
Chair: A. Khrennikov
15:00 - 15:20 M. Everitt 
15:20 - 15:40 B. Boroson
15:40 - 16:00 G. Groessing
16:00 - 16:40  -- Coffee Break -- 

Chair: M. Genovese
16:40 - 17:00 W. Struyve
17:00 - 17:20
R. Sverdlov
17:20 - 17:35
I. Kanatchikov 
17:35 - 17:50
D. Dolce    
17:50 - 18:05
W. McHarris 

QFT and Gravity
Chair: K.S. Gupta
15:00 - 15:15
S. Kurkcuoglu
15:15 - 15:30
F.P. Devecchi 
15:30 - 15:50
J. Hackett 
16:00 - 16:40  -- Coffee Break -- 

Chair: P. Zenczykowski 
16:40 - 16:55
F. Payandeh
16:55 - 17:10
J.J. Lopez-Villarejo
17:10 - 17:25
L. Gaffour
17:25 - 17:40
E.S. Poliakov

 -- Reception / Aperitivo al Ristorante l'Astragalo --
 -- CONFERENCE DINNER at Ristorante l'Astragalo --

FRIDAY, September 17th
Quantum / Relativity / Cosmology 

Chair: S. Surya
  9:00 - 9:30  
V. Vedral (cancelled)
  9:30 - 10:00 J.G. Muga
10:00 - 10:30
J.J. Halliwell
10:40 - 11:25
 -- Coffee Break --

Chair: J.G. Muga 
11:25 - 11:45 J. Yearsley
11:45 - 12:05
J.A. Vaccaro 
12:05 - 12:20
O.C.W. Kong
12:20 - 12:40
P. Jizba 
12:45 - 14:30
 -- Lunch at Ristorante Ristorante Il Peschereccio --

Chair: G. Gionti 
14:30 - 14:50 E. Minguzzi
14:50 - 15:10
S.-Y. Lin
15:10 - 15:30
M. Arminjon 
15:30 - 16:10
 -- Coffee Break --

Chair: H. Kleinert 
16:10 - 16:40
F. Finster
16:40 - 17:00
E. Melas 
17:00 - 17:30 C. Kiefer

 -- CLOSING of WORKSHOP --    

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Proceedings of DICE2010 will be published in: 
Journal of Ph
ysics: Conference Series 
For all articles, the following link leads you to the details concerning 
preparation, submission, and deadline

Proceedings of DICE2008 in: 
Journal of Ph
ysics: Conference Series, 174 (2009)
H.-T. Elze, L. Diosi, L. Fronzoni, J.J. Halliwell and G. Vitiello (eds.)
- free access at

Proceedings of DICE2006 in: 
Journal of Ph
ysics: Conference Series, 67 (2007)
H.-T. Elze, L. Diosi and G. Vitiello (eds.)
- free access at

Proceedings of DICE2004 in:
Brazilian Journal of Physics, 35, no. 2A+2B, 205-529 (2005) 
H.-T. Elze (ed.) 

- free access at

Proceedings of DICE2002 in:
Decoherence and Entropy in Complex Systems
Springer Lecture Notes in Physics, LNP 633
H.-T. Elze (ed.)
(Springer, Berlin, 2004)

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The number of participants is limited at 100.
Registration procedure: 

1. Please, contact as soon as possible H.-Thomas Elze,
    a) your name and affiliation (please, indicate if you are a student)
    b) a preliminary title / abstract, if you plan to contribute a paper
        (talk / poster presentations will be selected by the organizers based on
         the abstracts submitted until the deadline of July 15th)

2. Please, tell us the number of accompanying persons and
arrival/departure dates, as soon as possible.

3. Registration Fee:  260EU (students 190EU; accompanying persons 130EU).
    The fee will be charged in cash, at the registration desk. - It covers reception,
    coffee breaks, lunches, conference dinner, conference material, and proceedings.  

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Conference Site

The conference will take place at Castello Pasquini (Castiglioncello, Tuscany)  -
which is described in some beautiful details on this official site!
(A www browser search for Castello Pasquini or Castiglioncello is also fruitfull.) 

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Accommodation (Travel advise below) 

Participants (except invited speakers) are requested to reserve their accommodation
by direct contact with a chosen hotel, as soon as possible, in order secure their 
place of choice (favourable
conference rates, see below).

PLEASE, mention in all correspondence with hotels that you are
participant of Convegno DICE2010 , September 13-17, at Castello Pasquini
and the indicated conference room rate!

All hotels, with one indicated exception, are about 200-400 m away
from the conference site.
Prices are for Single / Double / Triple Rooms per night, incl. breakfast:

Albergo Miramare *** EU 60 / 80 / 100   
(access to beach)    

Hotel Corallo *** EU 60 / 80 / 100  
(closest to Castello Pasquini, short access to beach;
since single rooms very limited, hotel prefers double room reservations)  

Hotel Leopoldo *** EU 75 / 100 / 120  

Hotel Tirreno *** EU 60 / 90 / 110   
Hotel Baia del Sorriso *** EU 65 / 85 / 110
(about 900 m from Castello Pasquini, yet beautiful location)

Hotel Martini **** EU 90 / 130 / 150 
(modern, luxurious style)

Further hotels may also be found through the link above under
"Conference Site".

Nearest and most convenient is PISA airport.
From there you go by local train or taxi to the main train station Pisa Centrale,
which takes about 5 min.
Timetables for regional trains from Pisa Centrale to Castiglioncello, your destination,
cab be found through the link given below; the trip takes about 40 min.
From Roma Termini train station, the trip to Castiglioncello, may take about 3.5 h
by regional train.  
With long-distance fast trains, you have to reach Pisa or Livorno (from North) and 
Campiglia Marittima or Cecina (from South), in order to change for the
regional trains to Castiglioncello.  
Trenitalia Timetables are available here:

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