The workshop takes place from Wednesday, October 2, until Saturday, October 5, 2002. This date is chosen in order not to overlap with bigger conferences and includes a weekend to allow participants to book cheaper flights. Initially the workshop was planned to take place in June, but had to be postponed because of the Santa Barbara workshop.


The workshop takes place in the old lecture hall of the "Physikalisches Institut" at the "Philosophenweg" near to the downtown area of Heidelberg, Germany. The facilities of the close by Institute for Theoretical Physics will be available.


We have invited 24 plenary speakers (30minutes per talk). There is one experimental talk (J. Stachel, Heidelberg). We have about 25 further contributed talks (20 min.) and a poster session. Furthermore we have three discussion sessions.


There will be a proceeding volume where the selected talks and posters are included.


The number of participants is around 120.

conference fee

There is a conference fee of Euro 150 covering reception, coffee, conference dinner, an excursion and the proceedings. For accompanying persons the fee is Euro 80 (reception, dinner, excursion).

The conference fee should be transferred to

Deutsche Bank 24
Acc.nr.:              0109520 00
BLZ (inside Germany): 67270024
IBAN:                 DE58 6727 0024 0010 9520 00
M.G. Schmidt, SEWM2002, Heidelberg


Booking hotels in Heidelberg is nontrivial at that time of the year and we have to do it as early as possible. We will try to get smaller hotels in walking distance to the conference place with reasonable prices. You can choose between the following price categories (in Euro, breakfast included):

 single room   double room 
 bathroom on floor 
 50  65
 65  80
 80  100

We will book hotels definitely following your order as soon as you have payed the conference fee (except participants from overseas). We will give you all the hotel information in due time. Payment of the hotel should be done after arrival directly to the hotel. Once booked the dates are definite.