Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is the "Jewel in the Crown" of Central Europe. The magical city of bridges, cathedrals, gold-tipped towers and church domes, whose image has been mirrored in the surface of the Vltava river for more than ten centuries. Prague is also a modern European metropolis full of energy, music, and art. In 1992 the entire historical centre of Prague, all 866 hectares, was listed in the UNESCO World Cultural & Natural Heritage Register.
The Workshop will held at the campus of the Czech Technical University in Prague (Faculty of Electrical Engineering) on Tuesday September 4th, 2007. The address is Technická 2, 166 27 Prague 6.
Passport and Visa Requirements
Visitors from non-EU countries must posses a passport valid for at least the next 3 months. Participants requiring a visa should apply immediately to a consular office of the Czech Republic in their country. Please note that the visa application procedure can take up to two months and it is not possible to obtain visa at the Prague Airport. The Congress Secretariat assists the participants by processing the official visa support letter on request. These letters do not commit the Congress Organizers to any financial obligation.
The conference organizers do not accept any responsibility for loss or damage of property belonging to the participants, either during or as a result of the conference. Registration fees do not include any form of insurance. Participants are advised to arrange adequate cover for travel and health insurance before departing from their home country.
Currency, Credit Cards, Banking Facilities
The currency in the Czech Republic is Czech Crown (CZK). There are exchange offices available in hotels and in most areas of Prague centre. All major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, shops and restaurants (Visa, Euro/Mastercard and American Express, etc.). Opening hours for banks in Prague are usually 09.00 - 17.00. Banks are closed at weekends and on holidays, but they have cash machines. The official exchange rates you can check at the Czech National Bank (28.245 CZK/1EUR, 20.498 CZK/1USD on July 18th, 2007).
There is a public transport system in Prague, which includes trams, buses and underground (at peak hours there is a train every 3 or 7 minutes, off peak at least every 10 or 15 minutes). See this page for more information.
The voltage in the Czech Republic is 230 V, sockets have the European standard and plugs are three-prong grounded. Participants are advised to bring the correct electrical adaptors with them.
Climate and Clothing
Czech Republic has a continental climate. September is time when temperature is normally pleasant, around 22°C. There might be an occasional rain, and therefore it is advisable to bring a sweater and umbrella.