Conference registration is open from October 19th, 2021, to January 25th, 2022. Please register using the Conftool platform. Early-bird registration is possible until December 15th, 2021.
More information to plan your participation can be found on this page.
On-site and online participation
The KNOWINT conference will be held as a hybrid event. The organizers strongly encourage all researchers to participate on-site at USI Lugano in order to be able to engage in direct interaction, to the benefit of scientific dialogue and networking. Authors and listeners who cannot come to Lugano have the possibility to participate online through the Zoom.us platform. A reduced fee will be charged in that case. In the unlikely event that the pandemic situation should force us to move fully online, participants will be promptly informed, virtual meeting fees will be applied and payments in excess will be refunded.
Please be aware of the Covid-19 policies (see section "Covid certificate and travel restrictions" below).
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Junior fee applies to students and PhD students.
Talks will be distributed in two parallel sessions. They will last 20-25 minutes and will be followed by 5-10 minutes of discussion.
Registered online attendants can give talks via Zoom and participate in the discussion using the Zoom chat function. A moderator will collect their questions and comments and pass them on to presenters. On-site talks and contributions to the discussion will be transmitted via portable microphones to ensure a good quality of sound.
No recordings will be performed. Registered participants have access to a protected web space to share documents related to presentations and can use the ConfTool networking functions (profile pages, participant list and messaging).
Sport and cultural activities
Sport and cultural activities are freely accessible to the conference participant and, in case, to his/her partner and family. You can register 1-2 additional persons, as long as places are available.
- Yoga: breathing as a way to attain meditative states
The teacher Paola Elia (https://yoga-time.ch/index.php/bio/) will propose a session of Yoga practice designed for all levels to mobilize the spine and reach a condition of deep self-awareness: a first step towards a state of concentration and meditation according to the Vipassana technique, which will sharpen your listening and observation skills.
Comfortable clothing recommended; bring something warm to wear during the meditation.
When: Monday, February 7th, 18.00-19.15. Where: Sports Hall, East Campus Lugano, Sector C, Floor -1.
- Guided visit of the Centre Lugano Arte e Cultura (LAC) and of Santa Maria degli Angioli Church, situated on the Lugano lakeside.
Accompanied by a guide, you will visit the LAC, deepening the architectural particularities of the new Lugano cultural center and the context in which it is located. An unmissable opportunity to discover and imagine, through a path that winds between past and present, how the landscape could present itself hundreds of years ago. The visit offers a historical, artistic, architectural and urbanistic overview of the district in which the LAC is located and includes an itinerary through the public spaces of the cultural center (Hall, Agora, Park and, depending on availability, Theatre Hall) and the surrounding buildings (former Grand Hotel Palace, Cloister and Church of Santa Maria degli Angioli). After the visit, a five minute walk will take the group to the location of the conference dinner.
When: Tuesday, February 8th, 18.00-19.15. Where: we will meet at LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, Piazza Bernardino Luini, 6.
The on-site registration fee covers coffee breaks and the lunches programmed on February 8th and 9th. Lunches are served in the USI canteen situated on the West Campus Lugano, according to the latest protection provisions. When moving around the canteen, the use of a face-mask is mandatory. A Take Away service is also available.
A conference dinner is planned for Tuesday, February 8th (not included in the registration fee). Unless new Covid restrictions will be introduced, the conference dinner will take place at the restaurant Canvetto Luganese, which serves typical regional food. Participants who decide to come to Lugano with a partner / with family can register 1-2 additional persons for dinner, as long as places are available.
To attend coffee breaks and meals a 2G Covid Certificate is required (see section "Covid certificate and travel restrictions" below).
The Knowint22 conference takes place on the West Campus Lugano of USI Università della Svizzera italiana. Campus health protection rules will be applied. The use of a face-mask is mandatory in common indoor areas. Plenary and parallel sessions will be held in suitable spaces where social distancing rules can be respected. You can find an up-to-date description of the USI COVID-19 rules at the following link: https://www.usi.ch/en/feeds/13812
Covid Certificate and travel restrictions
According to the new Swiss Federal Council ordinances, a 2G Covid certificate (or an equivalent 2G certificate, e.g. EU Covid Certificate or Green Pass) is mandatory to attend any academic event. The 2G Covid certificate is only granted when you are fully vaccinated or have recovered from Covid-19.
From January 22 on, travellers who are vaccinated or have recovered from the disease will not be required anymore to show a negative Covid test when entering Switzerland.
You will find all the information you need for entering Switzerland on this page:
For more specific information about the situation in Canton Ticino:
Participants will be informed immediately of any relevant change of policy regarding Covid Certificates or other restrictions of access.
The deadline to register for the conference is January 25th, 2022. It is possible to change the modality of participation until that date (differences between fees will be refunded). However, to organize a smooth and fruitful on-site event, we kindly ask you to promptly inform us in case of any changes. Cancellation is possible until January 25th, 2022; in case of cancellation, 50 CHF of payed fees will be withheld and any remaining amount will be refunded. No refunds will be possible after January 25th, 2022.