49th conference of the Middle European Cooperation in Statistical Physics
Kranjska Gora, Slovenia

21 - 25 April 2024

Welcome to MECO 49 in Slovenia!

Photo by Mediaspeed,  Jaka Arbutina,

It is a great honour for us to host the 49th conference of the Middle European Cooperation in Statistical Physics (MECO49) in Slovenia. The conference will take place between 21st and 25th April 2024 in the small tourist town of Kranjska Gora, on the south-eastern edge of the Alps. All participants will be accommodated in the Kompas Hotel, where the conference room is also located.

The conference will last three working days, 22-24 April, while 21st April (Sunday) is the arrival day and 25th April is the departure day. There will be ten (10) invited keynote 40-minute talks by leading researchers in the field and about 25 contributed talks of 20 minutes. The poster session will be organized as well. 

The invited keynote speakers include Leticia Cugliandolo, Christoph Dellago, Massimiliano Esposito, Robert Holyst, Gerhard Kahl, Giorgio Parisi, Balazs Pozsgay, Masahito Ueda, Chantal Valeriani, and Marko Žnidarič.

Abstract submission

Please submit abstracts of your conference contributions, indicating whether you wish to present a contributed talk or a poster by 15th February 2024 (extended deadline) via the following link: SUBMISSION FORM. The committee will then select the maximum number of contributed talks, while all other participants will still have the opportunity to present a poster.


Registration fee: 600 EUR for a single-use room / 450 EUR for a shared room. Regular registration is open until 15 March 2024 via REGISTRATION FORM,  while late registration may be possible based on availability (but with an increased registration fee of 700/550 EUR). The registration fee includes accommodation in Kompas Hotel, full board and all other organisation costs. 

Cancellation fee:
15 - 30 days before arrival: 25% of all costs
8 - 14 days before arrival: 50% of all costs
2 - 7 days before arrival: 65% of all costs
less than 2 days before arrival: 100% of all costs

Arrival information

MECO 49 participants are advised to travel either by train to Jesenice or by plane to Ljubljana Airport (LJU). We will organise free transportation by van between Ljubljana Airport and Kranjska Gora for a limited number of participants. However, Kranjska Gora - a popular winter and summer tourist destination - is easily accessible by public transport. We list some useful transport information here.

Transportation between Ljubljana Airport and Kranjska Gora

Please make a reservation here. Places are limited.

Contact: Additional information is available via conference email:

Conference poster: Download

Best Poster Prize  in memory of Ralph Kenna will be sponsored by EPL.

About MECO

The Middle European Cooperation in Statistical Physics (MECO) is an international conference on statistical physics which takes place every year in a different country of Europe. MECO conferences started in 1974 with the aim of bridging the gap between the communities of scientists from the Eastern and Western parts of Europe, separated as they were by the Iron Curtain. Since then, MECO conferences have become the yearly nomadic reference meetings for the community of scientists who are active in the field of Statistical Physics in the broader sense, including modern interdisciplinary applications to biology, finance, information theory, and quantum computation.

General scientific topics of MECO