Meeting of the

24-26 August 2020
Rovereto (TN) - Italy

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Welcome to the website of the 2020 Meeting of the European Mathematical Psychology Group (EMPG 2020). The meeting will be held at the Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science at the University of Trento, Italy, from Monday, August 24, to Wednesday, August 26, 2020.

The aim of EMPG is to provide a unique forum for researchers from a range of perspectives who are interested in all aspects of Mathematical Psychology.

The meeting is organized by Luigi Lombardi with support by Marco D’Alessandro, Francesca Freuli and the Communication and Events Office team.

Important dates:

  • Abstract submission opens: February 26, 2020
  • Abstract submission closes: April 26, 2020
  • Notification of acceptance: May 10, 2020
  • Early registration opens: May 11, 2020
  • Early registration closes: June 1, 2020

Keynote Speakers

  • Gregory Ashby, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
  • Hans Colonius, University of Oldenburg, Germany
  • Kim De Roover, Tilburg University, Netherlands
  • Fabrizio Durante, Università del Salento, Italy

Scientific Committee

  • Luigi Burigana, University of Padua, Italy
  • Adele Diederich, Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany
  • Matthias Gondan, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Jürgen Heller, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany
  • Luigi Lombardi, University of Trento, Italy
  • Katya Tentori, University of Trento, Italy

Submission and Registration

Proposals for abstracts (talk and poster presentations) related to all aspects of mathematical psychology are welcome. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

• Perception and Psychophysics
• Models of Cognition and Learning
• Knowledge Structures
• Measurement and Scaling
• Psychometrics
• Computational Methods
• Statistical Methods
• Mathematical Models
• Bayesian Models

Abstracts (maximum of 400 words) should briefly state the background to the research, the principal findings, and the theoretical significance of the work. Please do not cite references in the abstracts.

The abstracts should be prepared according to the following template (rtf|3 KB) and report the format of the contribution (either talk or poster). Each participant can only present a maximum of two contributions (1 talk + 1 poster), but can be a co-author of other contributions.
Each single contribution (abstract) must be separately submitted via email to the following email address:
with email subject reporting ABSTRACT SUBMISSION EMPG2020.

For poster presentation at the meeting, every poster session participant will be provided with a freestanding bulletin board, approximately 125 cm high and 95 cm wide, on which to display the poster. Please make sure that your poster does not exceed these dimensions.

Submissions for contributions (abstracts) due April 26, 2020.



Registration to EMPG 2020 meeting is mandatory for all participants. The registration form will be available here from Tuesday, May 11, 2020.

Registration fees

  • Faculty members: 220€ Early registration (up to June 1, 2020) - 260€ Late registration
  • Students, PhD, Post Docs: 100€  Early registration (up to June 1, 2020) - 120€ Late registration

The fee includes welcome reception, welcome buffet, coffee breaks, buffet lunches, and one pre-dinner "aperitivo". Social dinner (approximately 39 euro per person) is not included in the registration fee.


Detailed program of the event will be posted here, when available.


We would like to remind that the conference venue is Rovereto.
We advise participants to contact the hotel directly to make a reservation. Booking details should include as reference “EMPG Meeting 2020 - University of Trento”, surname, length of your stay and credit card details. Please contact the hotel directly if there are any cancellations or changes to the reservation.

List of Hotels in Rovereto with reserved rooms

Rooms at these Hotels in Rovereto have been reserved for workshop participants at favourable prices for the nights of the 23rd, 24th, 25th, and 26th of August 2020.

  • Hotel Leon D'Oro: rooms will be reserved for participants of the conference until June 30, 2020
  • Hotel Mercure Nerocubo: rooms will be reserved for participants of the conference until June 23, 2020
  • Hotel Rovereto: rooms will be reserved for participants of the conference until June 15, 2020
  • Hotel S. Ilario: rooms will be reserved for participants of the conference until July 20, 2020
  • Relais Mozart: rooms will be reserved for participants of the conference until July 15, 2020

The list of hotels is available
(please, check fees of 2020 directly with the hotels)

Other accommodations in Rovereto

To have further information about other accommodations in Rovereto, please, go to the accommodation page of the “Azienda per il turismo di Rovereto e Vallagarina”.

Travel and venue

The workshop, organized by the Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science of the University of Trento, will take place at Palazzo Piomarta, Corso Bettini 84 - Rovereto (TN), Italy.

How to reach Rovereto

By car
A22 Brennero Motorway, exit Ala-Avio, exit Rovereto sud/Lago di Garda nord and exit Rovereto nord. Create your own route with google maps or viamichelin

By train
Rovereto Railway Station, on the Bologna-Brennero line. For timetables check the Trenitalia website

By plane
Rovereto is about 100 km from Verona airport (Valerio Catullo), 200 Km from Venice airport (Marco Polo), 215 Km from Milano-Linate airport, 170 km from Milano Bergamo airport, 203 from Bologna airport and 245 km from Milano Malpensa airport.

VERONA AIRPORT Valerio Catullo
BOLOGNA AIRPORT Guglielmo Marconi

Moving around by bus
You can use buses to move around the city or to reach nearby places. For further information about routes, timetables and connections, check the Trentino Trasporti website and on the map.

Taxi service in Rovereto
at the Railway Station – Piazzale Orsi n. 9, tel. 0464 421365

Useful links

Rovereto and Vallagarina's Tourism Office
Autostrada del Brennero
Deutsche Bahn

About Rovereto

Set amid hills and vineyards, Rovereto is in the center of Valle dell’Adige, along the main road linking Trento and Verona.

We advise you to explore the city on foot, the streets of the city center are like a journey through different time periods:

  • the Middle Ages in the walls of Castelbarco
  • the dominion of the Republic of Venice in the home of the Podestà
  • the Eighteenth Century in the palazzi of Corso Bettini
  • the First World War in the rooms of the castle

Along the city streets, you can see the most important and prestigious Eighteenth century palazzi, from Accademia degli Agiati, to Teatro Zandonai, to the city library in palazzo Annona.

Many illustrous guests have visited the city. Perhaps the most famous is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who held his first concert in Italy in the church of San Marco.

In Rovereto you can visit museums of art, history and science such as Mart, Depero’s House of Futurist Art, the Italian War Museum and the City Museum Foundation.

Rovereto is also a City of Peace, as evidenced by the large memorial bell Campana dei Caduti. Cast using bronze of the cannons of the nations that took part in WWI, each evening its 100 tolls spread a universal message of peace.

Map of Rovereto with the main places of interest for EMPG 2020 attendees is available.


Conference Office
Communication and Events Office – Polo Rovereto
University of Trento
Corso Bettini, 84, 38068 Rovereto (TN)