Traditionally, the workshop is held on board of a river cruise boat (this year, the “Nizhny Novgorod” river boat). The format of the workshop offers opportunities for virtually unlimited discussions in addition to usual session presentations, and provides a rich cultural program. The cruise route for this workshop will be along the Volga river, from Nizhny Novgorod to Moscow with intermediate stops in Chkalovsk, Ples, Kostroma, Yaroslavl, Uglich and Tver. With Moscow being the destination of the conference route, the participants have the opportunity of spending time after the conference in Moscow enjoying its rich cultural and social life.  
There will be a social program for the participants and accompanying persons, which will include sightseeing and historical tours on the cruise route, classical music concerts aboard, and the Workshop dinner.