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General Information

Table of contents
Date
Venue
Language
Weather
Travel
Dress
Electricity supply
Insurance
Exchange rate
Banking and postal facilities
Badges
Proceedings

Date

From Sunday to Wednesday, 31st of August to 3rd of September, 1997.

Venue

The Conference will be hosted by the Technical University of Budapest, located on the Danube Bank, in downtown Budapest, Hungary.

Language

The official working language of the Conference will be English.

Weather

The weather in the beginning of September is generally warm and dry. During the day the temperature ranges from 22 to 25 oC.

You can get the actual weather report from CNN Weather Forecast.

Travel

Budapest can easily be reached by air, train or car from all major European cities. An Airport Minibus service is available from the airports to each hotel. The fare for one way is much cheaper than the taxi rates. Railway Stations are connected with Public Transport. Trams, metros and buses operate without conductors. Tickets must be purchased in advance at metro stations and validated by the passengers in the carriage. Taxi service is easily available in the city. If you need a taxi, call phone: 155-5555 or phone: 266-6666.

Dress

Suggested dress for all social events: informal.

Electricity supply

In Hungary electricity is supplied at 220 V, 50 Hz. The outlet and plug are the same as in most European countries.

Insurance

Participants should arrange health, travel and car insurance prior to departure. The organisers do not assume responsibility or liability for loss, injury or damage to persons or belongings however caused.

Exchange Rate

November 1996: 1 USD = 160 HUF (Hungarian Forint)

The actual exchange rate can be found here. (It is in Hungarian; the columns show selling, middle and buying rates in Hungarian Forints. )

Banking and Postal Facilities

Banks are generally open from 08:15 to 16:00 hours on week days and closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Post offices are usually open from 08:00 or 09:00 to 17:00 hours on week days. Currency exchange is possible at banks and exchange offices.

Badges

Admission to the Technical Program, exhibition and social events is permitted to those wearing an official conference badge only.

Proceedings

Each accepted paper reaching us in time will be published in the Volume of Proceedings that will be distributed at the Conference Registration desk. Extra Proceedings will be available during and after the Conference.


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