SoCS 2015


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2014 Prague, Czech Republic
2013 Leavenworth, WA
2012 Niagara Falls, Canada
2011 Barcelona, Spain
2010 Atlanta, GA
2009 Lake Arrowhead, CA
2008 Chicago, IL

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SoCS Registration

To register for the SoCS 2015 in Israel, June 11 - 13, 2015 please complete on-line REGISTRATION FORM and pay the registration fee. By registration early you will be eligible to a reduced rate.

The deadline for early registration is April 28, 2015 and the late registration deadline is May 27, 2015.

Registration Fees in USD

We kindly received support from local and international sources. Therefore, SoCS-15 will have the following registration rates
Registration Category Early Registration
until April 28
Late Registration
April 29 - May 27
On Site Registration
from May 28
SoCS Participant USD 500 USD 550 USD 600
SoCS & ICAPS Participant (Fees for SoCs only) USD 400 (100$ reduction) USD 550 USD 600
SoCS Student USD 350 USD 400 USD 450
Accompanying Person USD 190 USD190 USD 190
ICAPS Dinner, Wed., June 10 USD 75

Conference Registration fees for participants include:

Accompanying person fees (190$) include:

Registrants with an accompanying person should upgrade to a double room (see below), as the accompanying person fee does not include or reserve a room. Please consider the upgraded rooms options as the standard rooms are fairly basic and are not in the high standard of the hotels of past SoCS events.


Diesenhaus-Unitours, the Symposium secretariat and travel agent has secured a block of rooms at the Symposium venue – Kibbutz Ein-Gedi, at special rates to the participants. The number of rooms is limited and we urge you to make your reservation as soon as possible and before the above deadline. Rooms will be confirmed on a first-come first-served basis.

As indicated above, SoCS registration includes accommodation for two nights on a sharing-basis and in a standard room. If you wish to upgrade your accommodation to a single room (alone) or to a double room (with an accompanying person not registered to SoCS) and/or to upgrade to a Superior or Deluxe room, the total upgrade costs for both nights are listed below:

Ein-Gedi, June 11-13, 2015 (upgrade rates per night)

Single person sharing a room
(with another SoCS participant)
Rates per person
Single person in a room Double Room (2 persons)
For those with accompanying person
Standard room Included in the Registration Fees USD 83 USD 92
Superior room USD 41 USD 144 USD 174
Deluxe room USD 62 USD 185 USD 216

Which room should I reserve? Naturally, you get what you pay for. We recommend for budget-limited participants (e.g., students) to take the standard room. These rooms are small and very basic. To participants with sufficient budget and/or with an accompanying person, we recommend an upgrade to a better room. The upgraded rooms also include free entrance to the venue spa (a fee will be charged for those in standard rooms). Deluxe room also have a wonderful view to the Dead see and a balcony. More information on the rooms can be found here.

Sharing accommodations:
If reserving a room to be shared and paid for by two participants separately, please list the name of the other participant or indicate that you wish us to find you a roommate. The secretariat will assist as much as possible, but if a roommate cannot be found, the participant will be charged for a single room. A shared room will be organized with two twin beds as a default.

Pre Symposium Accommodation in Jerusalem, June 9,10

SoCS will start in the joint session with ICAPS on Thursday, June 11 at 2pm. Some participants may choose to arrive in Jerusalem on Wednesday or Tuesday. Rooms for the above pre-symposium dates have been secured at the Jerusalem Tower Hotel in Jerusalem. Rates are per night on bed & breakfast basis. Such attendees may optionally join the ICAPS banquet on the evening of Wednesday, June 10 at an additional cost of 75$ per person (without the need to register to ICAPS). Booking these rooms and purchasing tickets to the ICAPS banquet are available through the registration form.
Room Price
Single Room USD 94
Per person in a Double Room USD 54
Double Room (2 persons) USD 108

Post Symposium Jerusalem Tour – Sunday, June 14

Participants of SoCS are invited to a walking tour of the Old City of Jerusalem. The tour will depart at 09:30 from the lobby of the Dan Boutique Hotel in Jerusalem. Accommodation in this Hotel can be reserved in the registration form, see below The tour is orgnized by Ariel Felner, a native Jerusalemite, who will guide most of it. Those who are not staying at this hotel may contact Ariel to see how/where they can join the tour. The tour will end at around 16:00 at a restaurant in downtown Jerusalem. Fees for this tour will be around 60$ and will include entrance fees to tourist sites and afternoon dinner in a restaurant. These fees will be paid directly to the sites/restaurants upon arrival.

If you are interested, please email Ariel Felner ( with the title “I would like to join the Jerusalem tour”. This is only a tentative declaring that you are joining. You can cancel this later. More information on this tour will be provided later on.

Post Symposium Accommodation in Jerusalem, June 13-15

Rooms for the above dates have been secured at Dan Boutique Hotel in Jerusalem. The main shuttle bus will stop there on Saturday night after SoCS ends. The SoCS Jerusalem tour (see above) on June 14 will depart from this Hotel at 09:30. The Hotel is within walking distance of the Old City. Rates are per night on bed & breakfast basis.
Room Price
Single Room USD 181
Per person in a Double Room USD 96
Double Room (2 persons) USD 192

Important Note: Official check-in / check-out times at the Hotel are:

    Check-in: Sunday-Friday 15:00
      Saturday 20:00
    Check-out:   10:00

For additional information on sightseeing tours please contact the conference secretariat and travel agent: Diesenhaus-Unitours – Conventions Department

Payment Methods

The full amount will be charged as of April 28, 2015, Charges will be made by Diesenhaus-Unitours Incoming Tourism (1998) Ltd. Commitment (only for Israeli participants) If payment will be made by your institution, a letter of commitment or a purchase order needs to be received from the institution, to follow the submission of the on-line Registration & Accommodation Form by the participant. The letter or purchase order should indicate the exact amount the institution covers and should be sent to the Workshop Secretariat: Diesenhuas-Unitours – Convention Department Fax: +972 -3-5610152 or E-mail:

Credit Card
Visa/Diners; Master Card/Eurocard; American Express Charges will be made by Diesenhaus-Unitours Incoming Tourism (1998) Ltd.

Bank Transfer
Payable to: Diesenhaus-Unitours Incoming Tourism (1998) Ltd. – SoCS
Account Number: 559996
Bank Hapoalim, Lincoln Branch No. 772
Tel Aviv, Israel
Swift Code: POALILIT
IBAN Code: IL12-0127-7200-0000-0559-996
All bank charges are to be paid by participant at source. Please send copy of the bank transfer to the Workshop Secretariat - Diesenhaus-Unitours as a cross-reference for our accounts department, and ensure that your name is clearly visible on the bank transfer. Please note: Forms submitted with no payments details will not be processed. Reservations will be confirmed only if full payment is made prior to the Symposium.

Cancellation Policy

Notification of cancellation should be made only in writing and sent to the Workshop Secretariat: Diesenhaus-Unitours – Convention Department
Fax: +972 -3-5610152 or e-mail: Refund will be as follows:

On-Line Registration & Accommodation Form - Click here

Secretariat and Official Travel Agent

Diesenhaus-Unitours Incoming Tourism Ltd.
Conventions Department
P.O. Box 57176
61571 Tel Aviv, Israel
Tel: +972-3-5651344; +972-3-5651313
Fax: +972-3-5610152
In addition, of course, for every question you are welcome to contact any of the conference/local arrangement chairs (Levi, Roni, Ariel and Eyal).
SoCS 2015 is a Research Workshop of the Israeli Science Foundation (ISF)