Final Announcement


March 04 - March 11, 2017

Hotel Sonnalp - Kirchberg in Tirol - Austria



Dear IWEPNM 2017 participant,

the preparation for this year’s Winterschool in Kirchberg is almost completed. There is some final information which I wish to bring to your attention.

Time and schedule

The Winterschool extends from Saturday afternoon, March 04, to Saturday morning, March 11. An informal reception party will be arranged on Saturday, March 04, around 9 pm. If you arrive in time you can have dinner at the Hotel Sonnalp before the reception party. The last meal will be breakfast on Saturday, March 11. The dinner on Friday will be a buffet combined with a farewell party.

A tentative version of the program for the Winterschool has been established. You can find it on the homepage of the IWEPNM 2017, following this link:

Slight changes of the program may still be necessary, so please check this page for updates and more details!


Oral lecturers are asked to check their lecture time, which is 20+10 and 50+10 minutes for research and tutorial lectures, respectively. There will be three poster sessions on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, respectively.

Please note that all posters must be in portrait format!

The dimensions of your poster should not exceed the size of our portable poster walls: height: 150cm, width: 100 cm!

All participants are invited to contribute comments, questions, confirmations, objections etc. to the individual lectures.

Mini workshops can be arranged during the afternoon any day.

All oral contributions of the morning and evening lectures will be video taped.


Some participants of the IWEPNM 2017 will be accommodated outside the Hotel Sonnalp in close by hotels or private bed-and-breakfast pensions. However, all facilities of the Hotel will be open for these colleagues. Dinner at the Hotel Sonnalp is included in the registration for all participants and accompanying persons. 

The address of the conference hotel is:

Hotel Sonnalp
Almweg 22, Kirchberg in Tirol, A-6356 Austria
tel: +43 (0)5357 2741
fax: +43 (0)5357 2741 200

Transport from Munich Airport

There will be a minibus transportation from Munich Airport to Kirchberg. For reservation of the minibus please ask via email at: or check the web site of the company running the minibus at:

The company guarantees a maximum waiting time of less than one hour.

To reach the counter for the bus, proceed to behind the "Zentralbereich" of the airport, near the staircase to the S-Bahn. The ride is 2.5 hours. The fee is € 52 one way. You should make a reservation for the taxi at least 5 days in advance!

From Kirchberg or Kitzbühel train station you may take a taxi to Hotel Sonnalp. A 24h conventional taxi transportation is available from Kirchberg train station. Call Taxi Aschaber at +43 (0)5357 2711 at least one hour before you need the taxi, or send an email in advance to:

Transport from Salzburg or Innsbruck airport

Taxi transportation is also possible from Salzburg or Innsbruck airport. If you need it, please check the website of the taxi transport company:

Arrival and conference check-in

Registration for the IWEPNM 2017 starts at the Hotel Sonnalp on Saturday March 04, 5 pm.

Check in to the rooms starts Saturday noon. Please go to Hotel Sonnalp first, even if you are accomodated in a nearby place. If you plan to arrive prior to March 04 and you did not mention it already you must check back with us.

If you plan to arrivce later than 10 pm, please notify us in advance.

For the conference publication, camera ready manuscripts are due on April 21, 2017. Guidelines for preparation will be distributed in Kirchberg or can be downloaded from the website of the Winterschool.

The Hotel Sonnalp will provide wireless LAN connection to the internet.

The Kirchberg / Kitzbühel region is famous for it's prepared slopes and freeride possibilities

I look forward to welcoming you in Kirchberg!
Good luck for your ride, flight, etc....!
Sincerely yours,