Join us!

Attend the conference, visit the exhibition and socialise with business partners, your professional colleagues and friends.


850 €

Registration Fee

Sold out
400 €


90 €

Pre-Conference Tour
to ship hoist project Niederfinow

(only available in connection with conference participation)

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200 €


incl. get together on Tuesday, 27 August 2019, conference dinner on Wednesday, 28 August 2019, coffee breaks and lunches, ticket for public transport; NO access to scientific programme

Fees are including all conference activities (except pre-conference tour), conference documents, conference reception and conference dinner, lunch and refreshments. 

The expense of every single meal is less than 60 €.

For presenters: The inclusion of accepted papers in the conference proceedings requires that the payment of the registration fee is received not later than 15 June 2019
A maximum of two papers is allowed per presenter. 

Terms of Cancellation

Cancellation of participation can only be refunded if the cancellation is received in time:

by 16 July 2019: 50% of the participation fee
from 17 July 2019: no refund possible

The participation fee for presenting authors (for all kinds of presentations) whose papers were accepted for the programme cannot be refunded in any case.

Social Programme

Source: Wikipedia

Pre-conference tour to ship's hoist Niederfinow

The Niederfinow boat lift, which was commissioned on March 21, 1934, is the oldest working ship lift in Germany. It lies at the eastern end of the Oder-Havel-Kanal in Niederfinow / Brandenburg and overcomes a difference in altitude of 36 meters.
It is a protected industrial monument according to the Hague Convention on the Protection of Cultural Property in Armed Conflicts.
Parallel, the New Ship’s Hoist Niederfinow is being built, which will meet the parameters of a Class V European waterway, thus meeting European standards and will replace the old hoist by 2025 at the latest.

(Source: Wikipedia, Wasserstraßen- und Schifffahrtsverwaltung des Bundes, Wasserstraßen-Neubauamt Berlin)

When: Monday, 26 August 2019, from 7:30 - 17:30 h

Additional booking until 15 August required!


Get-together and laboratory visits at BAM

The Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) is a senior scientific and technical Federal institute with responsibility to the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.
BAM tests, researches and advises to protect people, the environment and material goods and sets and represents high standards for safety in technology and chemistry for Germany and for its global markets.
After welcome we invite you for snacks and drinks. From 19:30 h laboratory visits take place in department 7 „Safety of Structures“ and department 8 „Non-Destructive Testing”.
At 20:30 h and 21:00 h busses will bring you back to conference hotel in Potsdam.

When: Tuesday, 27 August 2019 from 18:00 - 22:00 h, bus transfer 17:15 h from Dorint Hotel Potsdam)

Where: BAM, Berlin


© Biosphäre Potsdam

Conference Dinner at "Biosphäre Potsdam"

In the center of Potsdam is a place with a holiday-atmosphere 365 days a year – the Biosphere Potsdam. The jungle landscape of the Biosphere with over 20.000 beautiful plants, many exotic animals and an hourly thunderstorm with thunder and lightning takes you to a world far away. Your journey begins at the waterfall and continues on intertwined paths to the butterfly house and to the high-trail up in the treetops.

We invite you to an unforgettable evening in this extraordinary environment. You will be surprised!

When: Wednesday, 28 August 2019, 19:30 - 24:00 h

Where: Biosphäre Potsdam



Visa Requirements

Visa required?

Visitors for many non-EU countries need a visa.

You should apply immediately to the German consular office or embassy in your country in order to avoid delay and other inconveniences. The visa application procedure can take up to severeal months.

For more detailed information please see the official website of the Federal Foreign Office or contact the German embassy of your country.

Official Invitation

Holders of some passports may require an official to obtain a visa.

We assist you by processing an official invitation letter on request. Therefore we need the following information:

  • Full name
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Passport number

After payment of the registration fee, we will process your request for issuing the official invitation. We will send it to you by e-mail. If you need the hard copy of the invitation letter by express delivery service, we will charge a service fee of 50.- €.

If you need an invitation letter to apply for visa, please fill in the form and send it by e-mail to


Dorint Sanssouci Berlin-Potsdam

Jägerallee 20
14469 Potsdam


For reservation in the conference hotel:

Booking Code: SMAR 2019 (until 1 July 2019)
Single room: 119.00 €/night incl. breakfast
Double room: 149.00 €/night incl. breakfast

Phone: +49 331 274-1005

Booking form