NSPW Registration and Related Information


If you plan on attending, you must RSVP the workshop General Chair Abe Singer with your intention to attend. The deadline is July 10th, 2006.

In order to guarantee the quality of the workshop, we deliberately limit attendance. We guarantee a spot for all presenters but not everyone that wishes may get a chance to attend. We give priority to principal authors and a limited number of co-authors.

Registration Fees

Unlike most conferences, the workshop registration fee includes meals and lodging from the Tuesday evening reception/dinner through lunch on Friday. We take all meals together in accordance with the spirit and philosophy of the workshop.

Early Registration Fee (by August 9)US$800.00
Late Registration Fee (by August 19)US$900.00

Remember, the final registration deadline is August 19.  

Arrival and Departure Times

The workshop begins on Tuesday September 19, 2006 with a 7:00 PM reception followed by dinner. Although not mandatory, we highly recommend attending the reception. We always have a good time, with convivial colleagues and great food, which helps to set the tone of the workshop. The workshop presentations begin the next morning. The workshop concludes at 2:00 PM on Friday, September 22, 2006.

On Line Registration

All attendees can register here. Financial Aid recipients: please register online using the "Financial-aid Registration" option. You will notified whether you are a financial aid recipient Before the early registration deadline. Do not select the "Financial-aid Registration" option unless you have received explicit approval from the Financial Aid chair. Steve Greenwald

See below for information about qualifying for financial aid.

If you have any problems with on-line registration, contact the Registration Chair, Carol Taylor

Paper receipts will be provided at the workshop.

All registrations and payment must be received by August 19. In order to qualify for the early registration discount, registration must be completed by August 9.


Room registration for the nights of September 19th through 21st is included with the workshop registration fee. You do not need to register separately for lodging.

If you plan to arrive earlier or leave later than those dates contact the registration chair. Schloss Dagstuhl is not a regular hotel and may not have rooms available outside of the scheduled conference times. You may have to book rooms separately in a hotel nearby.


If you are bringing an in-room guest then please indicate this on the form on the registration web site. There is an extra charge for bringing a guest that you will pay directly to Schloss Dagstuhl. The Local information web page provides information on local arrangements, accomodation, and guests.

Financial Aid

A very limited amount of partial financial aid is available for needy persons.

The deadline for requesting financial aid is July 25, 2006.

Please note that financial aid is very limited and is therefore based on need; applicants must have exhausted all other avenues to fund their attendance at the workshop. NSPW financial aid is not an alternative and/or replacement for other sources of funding. Its purpose is to help people attend the workshop who would otherwise be unable to attend or would suffer considerable personal expense.

In making an application for financial aid, applicants must give full details of anticipated expenses and also an explanation as to why full funding cannot be obtained from other sources. In practice, financial aid is intended to cover the registration fee, and in a very small number of cases, a contribution towards transportation costs. Given the limited nature of NSPW financial aid, Ph.D. students, speakers and other students will get top priority. Remember: receiving unneeded financial aid may prevent the attendance of, or cause unreasonable personal expense to, a more needy applicant.

To request financial aid (please include an estimated amount for travel expenses) or for more financial aid information, contact both the Financial Aid Chair, Steven J. Greenwald and the General Chair, Abe Singer by the deadline.

A U.S. Social Security Number (SSN), U.S. taxpayer ID (TIN), or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) is required in order to obtain financial aid without U.S. income tax being subtracted (please do not send this information with your initial application). If you do not have one of these numbers and do not know how to obtain one, please visit this IRS web page.

Also, due to requirements from our sources of funding, any airline travel paid for by financial aid funds must be booked on a U.S. flag-bearing airline unless there is absolutely no alternative (i.e., there is no U.S. flag-bearing airline that services your region or there are no economy seats available). If your application is approved and your travel is covered you must also get the lowest fares possible.

Notification regarding financial aid applications will be communicated to applicants on August 2, 2006 (in time for the early registration deadline). After approval, Recipients of financial aid must register on-line using the "Financial-aid Registration" option. Do not register for the conference until you have received an email from the Financial Aid chair confirming your financial aid support.

Visa Arrangements

Citizens from certain countries may need to arrange a visa before departing for the Germany. You should contact the German embassy in your country to determine this. If you need a signed paper version of the invitation for visa or other purposes, please contact the Local Chair, Christian Probst.