20-23 November 2016 - Yverdon-les-Bains - Switzerland
Twin conference with the Healthy World Conference 2016



Call for Papers deadline: August 31st 2016
Final registration deadline for presenteers: October 21st 2016
"Early bird" registration deadline for attendees: August 31st 2016
Final registration deadline for attendees: November 21st 2016
Call for Exposition deadline: September 1st 2016





The combined presence, in Yverdon-les-Bains, of the Haute École d'Ingénierie et de Gestion, active in top technology research, along with a thermal site known since the Roman Empire Era, elicited the idea of convening a new and original scientific and industrial event, expecially devoted to science and technology applied to thermalism, wellness and sport.

TOPICS
  • Water quality
    • Water sources and captation
    • Physical-chemical properties
    • Chemical-biological contaminants
    • Safety and quality assessment
  • New technologies
    • Technical installations and management
    • Sanitation and biological risks
    • Advanced water treatments
    • Maintenance
    • Nanotechnologies
  • Thermalism evolution
    • Biomedical engineering
    • Innovative caring protocols
    • Traditional caring protocols and methods
    • Good practices and technology
    • Wellness and leisure activities
    • Rehabilitation and prevention
    • Telemedicine and domotics
  • Hotel, tourism and legal aspects
    • Economics of wellness
    • Hotel and tourism exploitation
    • Setting quality standards

Download the Call for papers poster here


The idea is to gather scientists, technologists and any interested people to discuss about the entanglements of thermal baths, medicine and technology, during a special conference whose name was taken from Latin following the SPA acronym: "Salus Per Aquam, Ingenii Gratia" (SPA: thanks to engineering).

The Congress aims at the creation of a robust, durable, knowledgeable and sound link between the identity heritage of Western Switzerland in terms of traditional culture, sensations, sport, leisure, emotions, rurality, and the equally important advanced applied research tissue so to empower and sustain even more the economic development of the region.



















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The event, whose venue will be the Y-Parc Swiss Technopole, which is the first and largest technology park in Switzerland, backed-up by the Grand Hôtel des Bains with the annexed thermal baths, will be focused on any aspect connecting thermal baths and wellness with modern technological advancements. The main topics of the Conference will be: water quality, water management, thermal medicine, wellness technologies, rehabilitation technologies, hotel and tourism management along with legal and quality standards.

The economic impact and boost aim of the congress will find its natural path in the organization of a parallel industry and company fair open to any commercial company providing products or services in the field of the theme of the Conference.




KEYNOTE SPEAKERS



Prof. Dr. med. Umberto Solimene

President of FEMTEC (World Federation of Hydrotherapy and Climatotherapy) and of the Research Centre in Medical Bioclimatology, Thermal Medicine and Wellness Science, Director of the WHO Centre on Natural and Non-Conventional Medicine, University of Milan, Italy.

Prof. Eng. Giovanni Gurnari

Expert for technology and water applications. International consultant and designer for engineering components on thermalism, wellness and aquatics projects. General Manager of Benaquam S.r.l., consulting and engineering Company. Dogana, Republic of San Marino.

Prof. Dr. med. Enrico M. Staderini

Professor in biomedical technologies, Haute École d'Ingénierie et de Gestion du Canton Vaud Yverdon-les-Bains - Switzerland.

Prof. Dr. med. P.S. Prasad Dandamudi

Programme Director, Life Sciences Technologies and Research Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada JNTUK Andhra Pradesh - India.

Prof. Dr. Eng. Sandra Corasaniti

Assistant Professor Technical Physics, Department of Industrial Engineering of University of Rome "Tor Vergata" Rome - Italy.

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WITH THE KIND SUPPORT OF





Haute École d'Ingénierie et de Gestion
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada (AP), India
University of L'Aquila, Italy

Centre Thermal Yverdon-les-Bains

Western Switzerland University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Technische Hochschule Wildau, Germany

Università di Tor Vergata, Italy
Association pour le Développement du Nord Vaudois la Tannerie

Y-PARC Swiss Technopole
ThinkSport


Indo American Society for Health and Education



SportNeuronics


Healthy World Association





CHAIRS AND COMMITTEES

GENERAL CHAIR

Prof. Enrico M. Staderini
Professor of biomedical technologies, Haute École d'Ingénierie et de Gestion du Canton Vaud - HEIG-VD. Western Switzerland University of Applied Sciences - HES-SO, Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland.


SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Prof. Umberto Solimene
President of FEMTEC (World Federation of Hydrotherapy and Climatotherapy) and of the Research Centre in Medical Bioclimatology, Thermal Medicine and Wellness Science, Director of the WHO Centre on Natural and Non-Conventional Medicine, University of Milan, Italy.

Prof. P.S. Prasad Dandamudi
Programme Director, Life Sciences Technologies and Research Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada JNTUK Andhra Pradesh - India.

Prof. Erika Prina Howald
Professor of geotechnics and natural dangers, Haute École d'Ingénierie et de Gestion du Canton Vaud - HEIG-VD. Western Switzerland University of Applied Sciences - HES-SO, Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland.

Prof. Giovanni Gurnari
Expert for technology and water applications. International consultant and designer for engineering components on thermalism, wellness and aquatics projects. General Manager of Benaquam S.r.l., consulting and engineering Company. Dogana, Republic of San Marino.

Prof. Sandra Corasaniti
Professor Technical Physics, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Rome, Italy.

Prof. Sandro Gentili
Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Rome, Italy.

Prof. Eugenio Scarnati
Professor of Human Physiology. University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy.

Prof. Marco Viviani
Professor of reinforced concrete structures, Haute École d'Ingénierie et de Gestion du Canton Vaud - HEIG-VD. Western Switzerland University of Applied Sciences - HES-SO, Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland.


GENERAL ORGANIZATION CHAIR

Dr. Neil Kirkman
Freelance Event Consultant and Project Manager, Switzerland.





SPONSORED CONTENT



Dogana, Republic of San Marino
Water is Benaquam "Mission"




CALL FOR PAPERS

PAPERS SUBMISSION DEADLINE: August 31, 2016

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES



TIPS FOR WRITING A MEMORABLE PAPER

All papers and contributions to the Conference will pass a peer-review process. During this screening, having your submitted paper rejected is much simpler than having it accepted, so please read the following before submitting:

How to get your paper rejected in ten easy steps:

  1. Do not put theorems or numbers (instead of presenting real theoretical and/or practical substance)
  2. Do not highlight a relevant problem (instead of presenting the importance of the topic)
  3. Do not explain the novelty (rather than putting it into evidence and letting the readers understand it)
  4. Do not discuss related work (as you are not alone on this planet it is likely that other people already made some reasonable advancement which the readers would enjoy to compare with yours)
  5. Do not put your solution in perspective (remember you might be wrong, so please use criticism on your own findings)
  6. Do not explain the non-triviality (on the contrary please show that even if your solution may appear simple, indeed it is not trivial and it took a hard work to be found)
  7. Do not focus on one main result (instead of staying on a single precise point)
  8. Do not give useful facts (rather going straight to the point which matters to the readers)
  9. Do not write for outsiders (instead of trying to educate the reader which might be not a super-expert in that field)
  10. Do not take care to format (instead of being meticulous on language, references, style, pages number and against typos

In the lucky event of your paper having been accepted, please carefully read the following:

How to send your audience to sleep in five easy moves:

  1. Fill up your slides with lot of small size text (instead of one or two well visible and focused sentences)
  2. Include lots of mixed styles, clipart, small text tables and stupid animations which will detract the audience from what you are saying (rather than support it)
  3. Don't let the audience understand why they are there (instead of presenting the overview of your speech and explaining why the topic is important for them and how it might change their lives)
  4. Talk to the audience like an audio recorder, or a parrot, should do (instead of letting your personality shine through)
  5. Don't stop talking for even a single second (instead of giving pauses during which the audience will have time to think and appreciate what you just said)





REGISTRATION





VENUE















Credits: Y-PARC Swiss Technopole - Y-PARC

















Y-PARC Yverdon-les-Bains


Y-PARC - Swiss Technopole is located in Yverdon-les-Bains, a pleasant and agreeable city whose population and economy are booming. Yverdon-les-Bains has a strategic geo-economic location at the crossroads of major Swiss highways and railroads and is located at the entry points to German-speaking Switzerland as well as to France and the European Union.
The city also benefits from the vitality of the Lake Geneva region, the most prosperous region of Switzerland, which is only some 25 to 30 kilometers to the south.
With an area of over 50 hectares, Y-PARC - Swiss Technopole offers many opportunities for carrying out research & development as well as industrial production. More than 150 companies with about 1,200 employees have already been convinced by Y-PARC. From start-ups through SMEs to multinationals, all have discovered an environment as well as solutions tailored to their needs. The diversity of their skills and activities - especially in information and communication technology, precision engineering, and medical technologies - offers a rich potential for synergies and innovation.






TRAVEL

Located in the heart of a natural setting formed by the Jura Mountains, the plains of the Orbe, the hills of the Broye and Lake Neuchâtel, Yverdon-les-Bains is the second most important town in the Canton of Vaud. Famous for its thermalism springs and an important regional centre for commerce and tourism, Yverdon-les-Bains is only 90 km by rail or motorway from the international airport of Geneva and 200 km from Zurich airport. From Yverdon-les-Bains railway station take bus number 602 (direction Parc Scientifique or Ch. de la Chèvre), get off at Av. des Sciences bus stop (11 minutes run; tickets to buy at the ticket machine on the platform or from the driver on boarding the bus).

VISAS

Should you need a visa for entering Switzerland, then please ask for a formal invitation letter. Please be advised that the visa issueing process may take quite a long time. Contact as early as possible your nearest Swiss Embassy.

GRANTS

Very few grants may be available for students or researchers coming from overseas and presenting a paper. Please don't ask for a grant until there is no announcement about that on the website! Instructions will follow.






LODGING

Although the month of November is clearly not high season, nevertheless you may encounter difficulties in booking the accommodation you desire. The early bird principle is always valid and we strongly advise you to book your chamber in due time (not later than June or July). We have already alerted the following hotels in Yverdon-les-Bains but they will not retain pre-reservations for us after July 2016!

Anyway you might be interested in other possibilities for lodging in Yverdon-les-Bains and around.
So you may have a look at the following:





Hei!  Don't miss a plunge at the baths !!!
An open air pool with warm water full of
vapour is waiting for you.

Exceptional experience in winter-time!











Sponsoring, advertising and exhibition boots are available to companies interested in highlighting their activities in the fields addressed by the Conferences.

Download here the contract for reserving a booth for the exhibition.

Download here the contract for advertising.

   For any other further info please feel free to contact --> secretariat (at) hwassociation.org





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