1 - 6 July 2018 | Palermo -Italy


The Conference will be held in a peaceful and amazing location of one of the most attractive cities of Italy – Palermo.

Palermo is the capital of the island region of Sicily in Italy. It is located in the northwest of the island of Sicily, right by the Gulf of Palermo in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Throughout the history, Palermo has always been a place, where different points of view have been presented and discussed to figure out balanced and sustainable solutions.

Powered by sea, Palermo in summer is an exciting venue. We look forwards in Palermo for fruitful discussions and leanings.

Conference Venue

The University of Palermo will be hosting the HIC 2018 from the Aula Magna of the Polytechnic School (Edificio 7) and the Complesso Didattico (Edificio 19).
The Conference Venue (Viale delle Scienze, Edificio 7 and 19) is reachable via bus service from the city centre or the central station (number 108, 109, 104, 118, 234) and metro (Palazzo reale/Orleans station).

Edicifio 19

Complesso Didattico (Edificio 19)

Edicifio 7

Aula Magna of the Polytechnic School (Edificio 7)

Bus service

the ticket for the buses (operated by AMAT) is available from tobacco vendors, some bars and some news’ agents (or the AMAT kiosk in Via Libertà next to Politeama), and it is valid for 90 (ninety) minutes. You must stamp the ticket in one of the machines near the entrances of the vehicle upon boarding the first bus you take using that ticket.


Metro service

The ticket for the metro (operated by Trenitalia), in the metropolitan area of Palermo, is available in metro stations and it is valid for 90 (ninety) minutes and for a single ride. You must stamp the ticket in one of the machine in the metro station before boarding the metro.

Travel information


Palermo International Airport

Palermo International airport ext-link is about 30 km from the city centre. In the summer, it gets quite busy and connects with almost all European countries with direct flights as Palermo and Sicily are prime tourist destinations. You will find a selection of legacy and low-cost carriers that fly to a wide range of European cities. Here ext-link the airlines list.

How to reach Palermo city centre from Palermo airport:


Palermo airport is connected to the city centre by the A29 highway (about 35 km, i.e. 40–45 min driving).


BY taxi

Located at the Arrivals exit, there is an airport Taxi service which has been coordinated with the flight arrival timetable. Should there be no taxi available, you can call the taxi service by telephoning one of the numbers below (about a 20 minute wait).

Coop. Trinacria:
+39 091-225455 +39 091 6878

Coop. Autoradio taxi:
+39 091-513311 +39 091 8481

There is also an information desk outside the arrivals area. Taxi fares from Palermo to the Airport and vice vers

V.le Michelangelo/V.le Lazio: €35
C.so Calatafimi/Corso V.Emanuele €40
Central Station/Brancaccio €45

by bus

From Palermo central station (or Piazza Politeama) to the airport and vice versa: Autolinee Prestia e Comandè. Buses every 30 min. Trip duration 45–60 min. Ticket costs around €6.30 one way, € 11 round trip.

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taxi sharing

Two platforms are located at the arrivals area for the taxi sharing cars. The platforms and the cars may be easily recognized. The price of 8 euro per passenger and it will be applied only with a minimum of 4 users.

The service is provided by
Coop Radio taxi Trinacria (+39 091 6878)
Coop Autoradio (+39 091 8481)

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by train

Due to upgrading works on the infrastructure, there will be no train service between Palermo Notarbartolo – Piraineto. Trenitalia has not scheduled a replacement service for the Punta Raisi station. However, the Trinacria Express connects Palermo central station directly with the terminal. Ticket costs around € 6.00. Click for the timetable

Trapani Airport

The second airport located in Trapani (about 120 km from Palermo) offers also a number of low-cost flights from/to most European countries. Trapani airport is connected to Palermo city center by BUS. Click for the timetable.

Visa requirements

Participants are requested to check with the Italian Consulate or diplomatic mission in their home country for visa requirements. It is responsibility of the delegate to obtain a visa if required. Please check with your travel agent. The visa application process can take up to 2 months; so it is important that you start your application as soon as possible to ensure you receive your visa in time to travel to HIC 2018.

Delegates requiring a letter of invitation in order to attend the conference may write to the conference secretariat specifying the necessary details. Please note that this procedure aims explicitly at assisting delegates who need to obtain a visa or permission to attend the conference. It is not an official invitation covering fees and other expenses and does not imply any financial support from the conference organisers. Delegates can ask for an invitation letter after their abstract has been accepted.

Nationals bearing ordinary passports of the following countries/regional configurations are subject to visa obligations:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central Africa, Chad, China, Colombia, Comoro Islands, Congo, Congo (Democratic Republic of), Cuba, Djibouti, Dominican (Republic), Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Micronesia, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestinian National Authority, Papua-New Guinea, Peru, the Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Solomon, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Information about documents required to entry in Italy: