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About Us

This is a non-profit science conference, a part of the Conference series on superconductivity research which is hosted every two or three years across the globe, as mentioned on the HOME page. This particular conference, which is referred to here as the SNS 2022 Conference, where SNS stands for Spectroscpopies of Novel Superconductors, is organized by scientists as mentioned on the COMMITTEES page. This website lists the details of the conference, topics of discussion at the conference, a list of speakers and participants, and other conference-related information. On this conference website, there no sale of any commercial or otherwise products or items of any sort is performed, and no endorsement of any kind is also furnished. The payment page collects registration fee from those who will participant and attend the conference. The registration fee will be solely used for the organization of this conference. The conference has no commercial interest.

Visa Information

https://conference.mha.gov.inMost counties including US, Canada, UK, Germany and others require visa upon entries, unless individual visa exemption is provided. To aid the visa application, SNS 2022 Conference will send the information of the visa applicant to the appropriate ministry of the Indian Government. International delegates must provide all appropriate information in the REGISTRATION FORM or via email by 30 August 2022. The application must meet all the eligibility criteria in order to receive visa and SNS 2022 is not responsible for any visa cancellation.

For conference visa, Indian Consulates ask for these two common documents (in addition to invitation letter and passport etc)

     - Political clearance from Ministry of External Affairs

     * We have applied for the political clearance from the Ministry and once its received we will share it with you.

      - Event clearance from Ministry of Home Affairs

      * Our scientific conference does not require an 'Event clearance' as mentioned at the govt website (check FAQ). You may attach this Annexure-A along with your application and mention the same in the cover letter.

Invitation Letter and Invoice

SNS 2022 can provide a letter of invitation to those who require one for Visas and for other related administrative reasons. To receive an invitation letter, delegates must first register for the conference and letters will only be issued to attendees who have paid for their registration in full. The invoice of payment will be provided automatically within 15 days of payment. 

If the invitation letter and/or invoice must include certain specific information, the delegate should provide that in the registration form or via email.

Please be advised that the Conference Secretariat requires 2-3 business days to process letters. The SNS 2022 conference reserves the right to refuse requests for visa invitation letters submitted less than 6 weeks prior to the event. The letter 

Scam Alert

SNS 2022 has not authorized any third party provider or event manager for any registration, payment, hotel bookings, travel guidelines, or anything else. The only authorized emails addresses are sns2022.conf@iisc.ac.in, noreplysns2022.conf@iisc.ac.in, and any organizers' personal emails which you shall verify. In case of any other communications from other email address, or any suspicious communications, please notify us immediately at  sns2022.conf@iisc.ac.in.

Privacy Policy

The terms "We" / "Us" / "Our"/”Organizers” individually and collectively refer to Organization and Program Committee and the terms "You" /"Your" / "Yourself" refer to the attendees of the conference.

This Privacy Policy is an electronic record in the form of an electronic contract formed under the information Technology Act, 2000 and the rules made thereunder and the amended provisions pertaining to electronic documents / records in various statutes as amended by the information Technology Act, 2000. This Privacy Policy does not require any physical, electronic or digital signature.

This Privacy Policy is a legally binding document between you and Organization and Program Committee (both terms defined below). The terms of this Privacy Policy will be effective upon your acceptance of the same (directly or indirectly in electronic form, by registering to attend the conference or by other means) and will govern the relationship between you and Organization and Program Committee for your use of the website https://snsbangalore.iisc.ac.in.

This document is published and shall be construed in accordance with the provisions of the Information Technology (reasonable security practices and procedures and sensitive personal data of information) rules, 2011 under Information Technology Act, 2000; that require publishing of the Privacy Policy for collection, use, storage and transfer of sensitive personal data or information.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully by using the https://snsbangalore.iisc.ac.in/policies-and-info/ you indicate that you understand, agree and consent to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not register for the conference or use this Website.

By providing us your Information or by making use of the facilities provided by the Website, You hereby consent to the collection, storage, processing and transfer of any or all of Your Personal Information and Non-Personal Information by us as specified under this Privacy Policy. You further agree that such collection, use, storage and transfer of Your Information shall not cause any loss or wrongful gain to you or any other person.


For the registration process, you are providing certain personal details such as (a) your name, (b) email address, c) Institute name, (d) nationality, (f) credit card or debit card details (g) passport details (for foreign national), and the like. You have the option to share the information in the registration form given on the website or via email. If you choose not to disclose any particular information, you have email us and we may consider it in a case-by-case manner.  



All information gathered on our Website is securely stored within our controlled database. The database is stored on servers secured behind a firewall; access to the servers is password-protected and is strictly limited. However, as effective as our security measures are, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet. And, of course, any information you include in a posting to the discussion areas is available to anyone with Internet access. 


This SNS 2022 conference website is hosted at the secure server of the Indian Institute of Science and our website does not use any Cookies or similar electronic tools  to collect personal data. The personal data provided at the Registration form, Abstract and Payment page are collected via Google Forms and will not be shared with any third party. 


Our policy discloses the privacy practices for our own web site only. Our site provides links to other websites also that are beyond our control. We shall in no way be responsible in way for your use of such sites.


We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, including appropriate encryption and physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data.

However the internet is an ever evolving medium. We may change our Privacy Policy from time to time to incorporate necessary future changes. Of course, our use of any information we gather will always be consistent with the policy under which the information was collected, regardless of what the new policy may be.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Under any circumstances, the registered participants and speakers have the liberty to cancel their registration and request a refund from us. Our Policy for the cancellation and refund will be as follows:

Cancellation Policy

In the event of not able to attend the conference in-person or via online, the participant and speakers can request for cancellation of registration via email to sns2022.conf@iisc.ac.in.  Unpaid registrations will be cancelled by December 1, 2022 at the latest.

Refund Policy

1. Cancellation on or before December 1, 2022: registration payment will be refunded (minus INR 500 administration costs)2. Cancellation after December 1, 2022: no refunds will be made. 3. In case the organizing committee is forced to cancel the conference (due to Covid restrictions/developments), we will refund the registration payment, minus any convenience fee as applicable.  4. If paid by credit card, refunds will be issued to the original credit card provided at the time of purchase and in case of payment gateway name payments refund will be made to the same account.

Terms and Conditions

The terms "We" / "Us" / "Our"/”Organizers” individually and collectively refer to Organization and Program Committee of SNS 2022 Conference and the terms "participants”, ”speakers”,  “attendees” of the conference, “visitors” of the website collective refer to “participants” or “users” or “visitors”.

This page states the Terms and Conditions under which the participants may visit this website (“https://snsbangalore.iisc.ac.in/”). Please read this page carefully. If the participants do not accept the Terms and Conditions stated here, we would request them to exit this site and not to register to attend the conference. The Conference Organization and Program Committee reserve their respective rights to revise these Terms and Conditions at any time by updating this posting. The participants should visit this page periodically to re-appraise yourself of the Terms and Conditions, because they are binding on all the registered participants.

All logos, brands, marks headings, labels, names, signatures, numerals, shapes or any combinations thereof, appearing in this site, except as otherwise noted, are properties either owned, or used under licence, by the business and / or its associate entities who feature on this Website. The use of these properties or any other content on this site, except as provided in these terms and conditions or in the site content, is strictly prohibited. The participants may not sell or modify the content of this Website  or reproduce, display, publicly perform, distribute, or otherwise use the materials in any way for any public or commercial purpose without the respective organisation’s or entity’s written permission.


(A) Security Rules
Visitors are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Web site, including, without limitation, (1) accessing data not intended for such user or logging into a server or account which the user is not authorised to access, (2) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorisation, (3) attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network, including, without limitation, via means of submitting a virus or "Trojan horse" to the Website, overloading, "flooding", "mail bombing" or "crashing", or (4) sending unsolicited electronic mail, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. The Conference and / or its associate entities will have the right to investigate occurrences that they suspect as involving such violations and will have the right to involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations.

(B) General Rules
Visitors may not use the Web Site in order to transmit, distribute, store or destroy material (a) that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offence or violate any applicable law or regulation, (b) in a manner that will infringe the copyright, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property rights of others or violate the privacy or publicity of other personal rights of others, or (c) that is libellous, defamatory, pornographic, profane, obscene, threatening, abusive or hateful.

The User unilaterally agree to indemnify and hold harmless, without objection, the Conference, its officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any claims, actions and/or demands and/or liabilities and/or losses and/or damages whatsoever arising from or resulting from their use of https://snsbangalore.iisc.ac.in/ their breach of the terms .



User agrees that neither SNS 2022 Conference Organizing and Program Committee nor its group Institutes, Organizations, officers, secretariat, or employee shall be liable for any direct or/and indirect or/and incidental or/and special or/and consequential or/and exemplary data or/and information or/and services provided or/and obtained or/and messages received or/and transactions entered into through or/and from the service or/and resulting from unauthorized access to or/and alteration of user's transmissions or/and data or/and arising from any other matter relating to the service, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits or/and use or/and data or other intangible, even if SNS 2022 conference has been advised of the possibility of such damages. User agrees that SNS 2022 Conference shall not be responsible or liable to user, or anyone, for the statements or conduct of any third party of the service. In sum, in no event shall SNS 2022 Conference's total liability to the User for all damages or/and losses or/and causes of action exceed the amount paid for the registration fee of the SNS 2022 Conference, if any, that is related to the cause of action.

In no event shall SNS 2022 Conference or any parties, institutes, organizations or entities associated with this conference mentioned at this Website be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitations, incidental and consequential damages, visa denial, or loss of data information or travel interruption) resulting from the use or inability to attend the conference in person or online, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not, such organization or entities were advised of the possibility of such damages.

Grievance Redressal

Any complaints, abuse or concerns with regards to content and or comment or breach of these terms shall be immediately informed to the Organizing and Program Committee via in writing or through email at sns2022.conf@iisc.ac.in