We have all been shocked by the terrible news about the Earthquake in central parts of Italy. Our thoughts goes out to those affected by this tragedy.
If you wonder about the upcoming conference in Modena we can assure you that nothing has changed. The city of Modena (and the entire region) is far away (4-5 hours by car) from the earthquake area and has not been affected. The Italian organisers has also assured us that the University itself is earthquake proof certified with modern buildings.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the organisers. Contact information can be found here: http://www.eda2016.unimore.it/contact
We hope to see you all in Modena.