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Registration for International Nanotribology Forum, Goa, 8th - 12th January, 2018

Location of Meeting

The meeting will take place in the Dona Sylvia Beach Resort, located in Cavelossim in the western Indian state of Goa. The meeting location is conveniently reached either from a nearby railway station or from Goa's International Airport, Dabolim (GOI)—a 45-minute drive away—which is served by many national and international flights and will be linked to the resort via a shuttle bus service. January is an excellent month for visiting Goa, and falls in the middle of the dry season. Average temperatures range from 23-27°C (72-81°F), with an average of 10.5 hours of sunshine per day.


Registration Fee

(before 15 November 2017): US $500 ($300 for Students)

(after 15 November 2017): US $600 ($350 for Students)

Registration includes attendance at all sessions, pickup from airport, coffee breaks, lunches, as well as the social events including welcome reception, conference banquet, and an outing. You must register to attend the conference. Registration takes effect once payment is received.

Abstracts need to be received by 1st November 2017. Please send them to, as single-page Word documents (free format, but include title, authors, affiliations, and underline speaker name).


Accommodation is principally in the Dona Sylvia Beach Resort. While we encourage the spirit of community that is engendered by having as many participants onsite as possible, there are a number of cheaper offsite options. If you are electing to stay offsite, in which case you will be responsible for booking your rooms directly with the hotel, please download the offsite hotel list here.

TripAdvisor also has some useful links and information on hotels in Cavelossim.

Room prices in Dona Sylvia (conference rate in US$, including breakfast):

$225/night/person single, $125/night/person double/twin room, $110/night/person triple room, payable together with registration fee.

(If you wish to share a double/twin or triple room with other registered participants or traveling companions, please make a note of your wishes below.)


Scholarships are available for students and young researchers. These cover registration, accommodation, and travel assistance. Please apply, before 1 October 2017 via email to providing contact details, your CV, and an abstract of the participant's work related to the conference.


  1. Twin means two beds, Double means one big bed for two people. Note that room rate includes breakfast. Lunch and one Banquet are included in the registration.

  2. Dietary Issues

  3. Conference Banquet; The social event and conference banquet are included in the registration fee, but extra tickets for companions are available at $30 each

  4. Travel Details (This can be provided later to

  5. Address Details

  6. Visa advance information
    (Note: you are responsible for obtaining your own visa, but the authorities require this information in advance. Also, please bear in mind that all Indian consular offices seem to apply their own procedures to visa issuance, and the process can be quite lengthy. Please allow sufficient time!
    If needed by your local Indian consular office, an invitation letter can be obtained upon request from Prof. Ganapathy Ayappa, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Email:, Phone: +91 80 2293 2769)

  7. Presentation (note that the deadline has passed for oral presentation abstract submission)

  8. Payment details (Paypal, Credit Cards) will be sent to you upon receipt of your application. If these methods of payment are not possible for you, or if you would like to pay in Rupees, please indicate in remarks, above

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