General Information

Congress Venue

Am Stadtpark 1, A - 1030, 
Vienna, Austria
Tel: +43-1-71700 
Fax: +43-1-7130691


The official language of the Congress is English

Congress Kit and Name Badge

Upon registration you will receive a Congress kit that includes the printed material of the Congress and your name badge. Please wear your name badge at all times during the Congress and to all official Congress events.


December in Vienna is generally cold. The average maximum temperature in December is 3 degrees Celsius, the minimum is a straight zero degrees. There are only two hours of sunshine per day. In addition, rain in December is common. 
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Participants from certain countries may require a visa in order to travel to the Austrian, Participants are requested to check with their local Austrian Consulate/Embassy well in advance of their travel date. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa as necessary.  

Invitation Letters

Official letters of invitation designed to assist with obtaining an entry visa can be downloaded from the Congress website - see Invitation Letter. Please note that such letters do not represent a commitment on the part of the Organizing Committee or Congress to provide any financial assistance.

Liability & Insurance

The Congress secretariat and organizers cannot accept any liability for personal accidents or loss of/damage to private property of participants of SOPATE2018.

Dress Code

Informal for all occasions.

Congress Secretariat 

Tel/Fax UK:  +44-203-051-4032 Tel US: +1-857-400-0035