September 1st, 2010

Dear ISSPIC XV Participants:

ISSPIC XV will start in few weeks. Here we provide useful information for participants.

The final scientific (talks and poster) program has been posted in the Symposium web page. All oral and poster sessions will take place at Teatro Macedonio Alcala, located at the intersection of 5 de Mayo and Miguel Hidalgo streets in Oaxaca City downtown (see map). Poster placement information will be provided on site. We suggest to all speakers to bring their talks in an USB device, and load them in advance into the computers provided by the Organizing Committee.

We remind you that manuscript submissions for the ISSPIC XV Special Issue to be published in The European Physical Journal D should be done online through the journal portal located at:

Registration of participants will open on Sunday September 19 from 15:00 to 18:00 hrs at the Hotel Camino Real Oaxaca (5 de Mayo No. 300), located in Oaxaca City downtown (see the attached map). From Monday September 20 to Friday September 24, the registration office will be located at Teatro Macedonio Alcala during regular working hours.

On site payment of registration fee will be accepted in cash only.

The social program will start on Sunday September 19 with a Welcome Cocktail at the Hotel Camino Real Oaxaca from 17:00 to 19:00 hrs, followed by the Opening Ceremony, which is scheduled at 19:30 hrs at Teatro Macedonio Alcala. Details on the excursion to Monte Alban archeological site and the banquet dinner on Wednesday September 22, as well as other social activities will be given on site.

Lunch will be served from 13:15 to 14:45 hrs on Monday 20, Tuesday 21, and Thursday 23 at the "Restaurante Catedral", located at intersection of Garcia Vigil and Jose Maria Morelos streets in Oaxaca City downtown (see map).

Since flights operated by Mexicana and Mexicana Click Company, including the flights Mexico City - Oaxaca - Mexico City have been suspended, we recommend to contact as soon as possible your travel office to arrange the appropriate procedures. In particular, it is worth mentioning that Aeromexico Airline Company ( is working normally. Please also note that Continental flights from Houston to Oaxaca City may be an additional option (

We recommend the use of the official shuttle service located at the Oaxaca International Airport or the official taxi service at the different bus terminals. At the airport there are special (~ 20 USD for up to 4 passengers) and collective (~ 5 USD per person) shuttles to Oaxaca City downtown, where the symposium venue and most of hotels are located. The ride takes around 25 minutes.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Oaxaca this September.

Sincerely yours,

ISSPIC XV Organizing Committee