We have received the instruction that all meetings in Greece shall be postponed. This decision is based on the last Greek Ministry of Health announcement, to prohibit international gatherings in Greece as of 9 March 2020. No international meeting can now be held in Greece, and the otherwise non-refundable amounts will be covered by Force majeure.

Consequently, participants are invited to cancel their tickets, get reimbursement where possible via cancellation insurances, cancel their hotels (the sooner, the better). The grant shall cover the otherwise non-refundable amounts via Force majeure. Please carefully read the FAQ document for detailed guidance We don't know yet how the COST Association will proceed with the payment of non-refundable amounts. Therefore, we strongly advise you to document the steps you made to get reimbursement. All amounts to be reimbursed should also be documented as best as possible. For any questions, please contact the chair ( that will reach the Grant Holder or the COST Administrative Officer if necessary.

We are thanking you all for your patience and understanding.



Dear all,


It gives us great pleasure to announce the 2020 PortASAP meeting that will take place in Chania-Crete, Greece from 15-17 March 2020. The meeting will take place in the Center of Mediterranean Architecture, also known as "Grand Arsenal" (Great Arsenal), which is the last of a series of 15 arsenals located in the old harbor of Chania. The venue is a historical monument located in the heart of the Venetian port in Chania, featuring contemporary architectural interventions that will provide an inspiring backdrop to our meeting..

During the meeting, each WG will have dedicated oral and poster sessions. Informal mixers will be organized during coffee and lunch breaks and in a separate session networking possibility will be discussed in groups.

Registration is now open and can be done by filling out this registration form and sending back to Please consult the invitation letter for further instructions, regarding deadlines and priority.

Abstract submission will be possible from 1-30 November 2019. The abstract template can be downloaded here. Detailed instructions can be found within the template file. The file should be named as "Surname_WGX_TYPE OF PRESENTATION.docx", corresponding to the presenting author, the WG session to be presented and the type of presentation (Poster or Oral). Examples are: Smith_WG4_POSTER.docx or Smith_WG4_ORAL.docx.

Abstracts can only be submitted by email to Dr Asta Tvarijonaviciute (

Special rates will be granted at hotels nearby the Center of Mediterranean Architecture. Rooms will be reserved on a 'first come first served' basis. More information will be sent in November.

The airport of Chania hosts domestic flights to and from the International Airport of Athens and Thessaloniki, which can be used as connecting flights from and to major European gateway cities. Low cost airlines operating in Chania, also offer direct charter flights from different European cities.


Looking forward to welcoming you to Chania in March 2020!


Elia Psillakis, Technical University of Crete

Marcela Segundo, University of Porto



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