Registration & Accommodation Payment

In addition to the Cruise Package, each conference participant is requested to pay a non-refundable registration fee. A registration covers a maximum of two papers (of which the registrant is co-author) in either oral or poster sessions. Only registered and paid papers will be scheduled in the conference program and proceedings. Registration is valid only when the payment is received and processed.  

META is a community conference, there is no financial subsistence provided for session organizers, session chairs, and invitees. All META participants are required to register and pay the registration fee.

Registration Fee includes admission to all META'18 technical sessions, lunches, exhibit and break areas, conference program, and an electronic copy of the draft proceedings.

Registration fees

All fees are listed in Euro (€).



Early Bird

On or Before
2 April 2018
20 April 2018


21 April 2018
20 May 2018


21 May 2018

Regular €590 €690 €7502
Student1 €390 €490 €5502
Industry (not presenting papers) €750
Reduced Regular3 €490 NA3
Reduced Student3 €290 NA3

1Student ID or certificate should be uploaded during the registration process and provided at the conference check-in desk.

2For non-presenting authors only (unless prior arrangements have been made with the organizers). Authors need complete their meeting registration and pay fees by 7 May 2018. Late payment may result in the abstract not being included in the conference program and any other publications printed for distribution at the conference.

3Reduced Fee Applicable to Successful Applicants Only (limited Funds Available, see "Support Program" section).

4 Reduced Fee - Successful Applicants Must Pay Fees by 7 May 2018 or the offer lapses automatically.


Registration and Payment

Available payment methods: Credit card, PayPal, SOFORT, Bank transfer*

*To obtain an invoice and the bank account details you need to make a pre-registration (below).

*Bank Wire Transfer and other related fees have to be paid by the registrant (please verify carefully during the Wire Transfer payment that all costs are charged to you). Failure to pay the exact required amount before the deadline will result in the exclusion of the paper from the Conference Program.

NB. Unless specifically requested, there will be no mention of the "CRUISE" in the Registration and Accommodation invoice/receipt.

  1. To pay your conference registration fee, please click on "Conference registration" below.
  2. If the room category you are looking for is no more available on our wesbite (click "Accommodation" below to check), you can still make your reservation on COSTA's website directly, scroll down the page for detailed instructions. If you need a specific receipt from "META" contact us at (we will need a copy of your COSTA's receipt).

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Booking Your Cruise Ship Cabin on COSTA's website

Participants from European Countries

Please follow the instructions below:

1. Click:

2. Click on "Se connecter" (top left hand corner)

3. Username (Code partenaire): 24515814  and password (Mot de passe): costa2015

4. Select:

a. "Toutes les destinations" > Méditerranée occidentale

b. "Tous les mois" > Juin 2018

c. "Tous les navires" > Cosa Diadema

d. "Tous les ports de départ" > Marseille

Then click "Recherche"

5. Click "Continuez"

6. Click "24 Juin 2018"

7. Select your cabin and follow instructions. 

Participants from Non-European Countries

Please use this link: and select your country.

Important: Make sure to select

1. Departure date: 24 June 2018

2. Departure port: Marseille

3. Destination: Western Mediteranean

4. Ship: Costa Diadema

If none of the above solutions work, please send an e-mail to with your prefered room category, your full name and email address. We will forward your request to Costa.

You can of course also use the services of your prefered travel agency to book your cabin. 


Cancellation and Refund Policy


Days Prior to Departure Cancellation Charge Per Guest
Booking - 120 Days 5% of Total Fare
119 - 90 Days 25% of Total Fare
89 - 57 Days 50% of Total Fare
56 - 30 Days 75% of Total Fare
29 - 0 Days No refund

Registration fee

Refunds less a 5% fee will be given for cancellations received in writing to prior to February 5, 2018. Following this date, no refunds will be given, you may send an alternate to the event without additional charge.





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