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Conference Location and Social Program
St. Petersburg is located on more than 100 islands where the river Neva meets the Finish Bay. It was founded 300 years ago by Peter the Great as a European capital of Russian Empire. Being designed and built by skilful European and Russian architects, it is often called "the Venice of the North" and is among the most beautiful cities in the world . It has an international airport that has daily connections with the main European cities. The end of June is one of the best seasons there. The weather is sunny with usual temperatures between 20 and 25 degree C. This is the time of short and light nights (the famous "White nights") known by cultural events and active night-life.
PLMCN are traditionally small format workshops that enjoy a convivial and warm atmosphere, extremely suitable for scientific creativity. Get-together party and lunches will be organized inside the Hotel Moscow for all the participants.

Change in the Social Program!
We announce the last-minute changes in the conference social program.
The Basic Conference Excursion on Friday afternoon, July 2, will be to Peterhof. The excursion will include visiting the Large Palace and the Peterhof park with Fountains. Excursion to Pushkin (Katherine Palace, Amber room) will be optional for accompanying persons and participants on Wednesday Morning, June 30 (reservation has been made for 80 persons).
We are very sorry if this change in the Basic social program disturbs somebody's expectations, but those who still wants to join the optional excursion to Pushkin, please let us know a.s.a.p. by e-mail to with Subject "Pushkin". We have now approximately 25 vacant tickets.

Basic social program around the PLMCN4 includes:

Get-together party at the Hotel Moscow on Tuesday evening, June 29.
Night bus tour of St. Petersburg (1.5 hours) & Boat trip along rivers and channels of St. Petersburg (refreshments and snacks provided) (2 hours) on Wednesday night, June 30.
Conference excursion to the suburb Peterhof (Large Palace, fountains, park) on Friday afternoon, July 2.
Conference dinner in a Russian style restaurant on Friday evening, July 2.

Optional Social program
is provided for the additional cost and includes:

Excursion to the suburb Pushkin (Katherine Palace, Amber room), lunch will be served at the Russian Folk Village, on Wednesday Morning, June 30
Excursion to Hermitage (English, French, German and Japanese guides, ordering of topics), during the Conference (July 1 and July 3)
The prices will be updated during Registration, but will not exceed 30 EUR per item per person.

Advance registration is essential to joint the Optional Social program!
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