Jan 8 – 12, 2018
Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Valparaiso, Chile
Chile/Continental timezone
Dedicated to the memory of Lev Lipatov

Second Circular

HEP2018 Conference Second Announcement


Dear colleague,


We are pleased to invite you to the 7th International Conference on High Energy Physics in the LHC Era (Hep2018) to be held from 8 to 12 January 2018 in Valparaíso, Chile. The conference site will be the picturesque campus of the Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria (UTFSM). The scientific program of the conference will address a broad range of topics covering many areas in high-energy particle physics and nuclear physics, namely: Higgs Physics, Hadron Spectroscopy, Neutrino Physics, High-Energy QCD, Hadron Structure, Non-perturbative QCD, Detectors and Instrumentations, Heavy Ion collisions, Beyond the Standard Model, Dark Matter searches, Phenomenology of AdS/CFT, Astroparticle Physics and Future experiments.


This version of the conference will be dedicated to the memory of Professor Lev Lipatov who passed away recently, we are organizing special plenary session with recollections and a dedicated memorial parallel session. If you would like to contribute to them please get in contact with the organizers as soon as possible.


Abstract submission

The Scientific Program Committee is now accepting abstracts. The deadline is set to December 9th 2017. Please submit your abstract at your earliest convenience. You need to have a CERN (Lightweight) account for that. If you do not have one, or have trouble submitting the abstract through the website, you can email it to hep-chile@usm.cl.


Registration and conference fee

Please register through the conference website. The registration deadline is December 15th 2017. The regular conference fee is 300000 CLP (460 USD or  430  EUR). It covers the participation to the conference, the conference kit, the welcome reception, the coffee breaks and the lunches. The fee can be paid by credit card through the conference website under “Hep2018 Online Payment” or following this this link. It can also be paid by CASH (only) upon arrival. You will receive a confirmation email after the validation of your payment (this will take few days). Please bring a copy of the receipt with you to the conference.

Please note that the registration, the conference fee payment and the abstract submission are three independent processes. We encourage you to register at your earliest possible convenience.



The arrangement of accommodation is not part of the registration procedure. A list of hotels can be found here or under the "Accommodation" link on the conference website. If you need assistance with hotel reservation please contact our conference administrative assistant Victoria Lobos (victoria.lobos@usm.cl.)


Visa information

The participants are requested to familiarize themselves with the visa requirements well in advance of the conference. Letters of invitation for visa purposes will be available upon request to the organizers at hep-chile@usm.cl.



Our available funds are limited. However, we will do our best to provide partial support for the participation of young scientists. We encourage those who need support to send a request to hep-chile@usm.cl.


January is a wonderful and busy time to visit Chile. Airfares currently look good, but will start steeply rising soon. We recommend to book tickets as soon as possible. If you have any question related to your stay in Valparaiso, please contact our conference administrative assistant Victoria Lobos (victoria.lobos@usm.cl or the organizers hep-chile@usm.cl)


Important dates:


  • Conference dates                      : 8 to 12 January 2018.
  • Abstract submission deadline*: December 9th, 2017. 
  • Registration deadline               : December 15th, 2017.
  • Online payment deadline         : December 22nd, 2017.


More detailed information will be provided later this year. In addition, updates will be regularly posted on the conference web site.


We look forward to welcoming you in Valparaiso!




The HEP2018 Organizing Committee.




For more information and registration, please visit the conference website:



*Poster presentation would be still possible if the abstract is submitted after the deadline.