sSPT (small SPT) 2023
Otranto (Apulia, Italy)

4-10 June 2023

The sSPT2023 workshop will take place at Hotel degli Haethey in Otranto (near Lecce, Apulia, Southern Italy)
on 4-10 June 2023.

Due to the present circumstances, the workshop will be of smaller size than previous SPT conferences; we expect about 50 participants, also to cope with COVID regulations in case of a pandemic recrudescence. All participants, in particular those traveling long distance, should be meant "to be confirmed" until near the conference date.

The meeting will be structured so to leave ample time for informal interactions among participants

The actual meeting will take place from the morning of monday 5/6 to the late afternoon (and dinner) of friday 9/6; thus sunday 4/6 and saturday 10/6 are, respectively, arrival and departure days. We expect participants, and in particular speakers, to be in Otranto for the whole workshop period.

At the moment (30/11/22), expected speakers (all of them committed to participating but to be confirmed, see above) include:

The sSPT2023 workshop is funded by


G. Gaeta & S. Walcher,
with assistance by: R. Vitolo & G. Gubbiotti

Miscellaneous infos:

There will be no conference proceedings

There might be a conference fee, reduced for students, postdocs, unemployed and retired people.
The maximal possible amounts (payable in person at the conference) will be as follows:

Regular fee:  50€
Reduced fee: 25€

Participants are of course free to lodge elsewhere; for those staying in Hotel degli Haethey we have
secured convenient rates for Half-Board accommodation.

Rooms will be reserved for sSPT23 participants until 31 January and will have to be booked care of individual participants.
After this date, rooms will also be available to the general public.
Cancelations free of charge will be possible until April 30

Details about reservation and fares will be circulated to the mailing list later on.

Hotel degli Haethey is within walking distance from Otranto train station and the beach;
nearest airports are Brindisi (95 km) and Bari (200 km). Details for transfer from airports
by public transportation will be circulated in spring.

In order t
o subscribe to our mailing list, send a message (even empty) with subject "subscribe" to (you might also send a copy to

You can now pre-register by filling the form (available in PDF or WORD formats)

The pre-registration form can also be used to propose a contributed talk
or (for invited speakers) to give a title/abstract.

Contributed talks

It will be possible to propose a contributed talk; submission of proposals will be possible
from December 5 to January 10. (Instructions about this has been circulated.)
The acceptance (or rejection) will be communicated by January 25 at the latest.

Proposals submitted after the deadline will be considered only if slots are still available;
our priority is to leave the opportunity for informal interactions among participants.

Newsletter #0 - 18/11/22 (preliminary infos)
Newsletter #1 - 27/11/22
Newsletter #2 - 4/12/22

gg 3/12/2023