2008 will take place in the city of Vienna, the capital of Austria.
University of Technology is
located in the center of Vienna, at Karlsplatz with its baroque
Karlskirche (St. Charles’ Church), just beside the Ringstrasse,
Emperor Franz Josef’s circular boulevard, which is surrounding
the inner city. The famous State
Opera is just a stone's
throw away from the conference venue, and following the Ringstrasse
from there you will enjoy an impressive walk passing by Vienna's main
attractions: the Hofburg Palace, the Parliament, Naturhistorisches
Museum (Museum of Natural
History) and Kunsthistorisches
Museum (Museum of Fine
Arts), the Burgtheater, University of Vienna (one of the oldest
universities in Europe) and the Rathaus, Vienna's City Hall. The
conference dinner will take place in the magnificent Festival
Hall of Vienna's
At the very heart of Vienna, Stephansdom
(St. Stephen's Cathedral) is
located, starting from there you will discover the cobblestone
squares and medieval lanes, conjuring up images of Vienna's past.
Definitely, you will not be able to resist the delicious scent of
coffee and Viennese pastries inviting you to the many lovely cafés
and restaurants in Vienna's Old Town.
If you stay longer in Vienna, you certainly will not want to miss a
visit of Schönbrunn
Palace, the summer retreat
of Empress Maria Theresia with its impressive gardens, a ride on
the Riesenrad, Vienna's famous giant ferris wheel located in the
or a night in one of the many theatres or music halls of Vienna - the
city of music.
Vienna is welcoming you and will overwhelm you with its multi-faceted culture.
For further information about Vienna, please have a look at:
The currency in Austria is the Euro. All conference, workshop and tutorial fees are charged in Euro.
- Banks and Money Exchange
Official opening hours of banks are from Monday to Friday from 08.30-12.30 and 13.30-15.00. Banks are closed on Saturdays and Sundays and public holidays. It is possible to change foreign currency into Euro at most city hotels and exchange counters.
You will be able to withdraw money in Euro with your bank card with 'Maestro' logo 24 hours from automatic teller machines called 'Bankomat'.
- Shopping Hours
Shops are generally open during the week from 09.00 - 18.00 or 19.00, and on Saturday from 09.00 - 12.00, or 17:00 in most shopping areas. Most of the shops remain closed on Sundays and public holidays.
The conference will take place in the Vienna University of Technology in
the Electronic Engineering Building, Gußhausstrasse 25, in between Karlsplatz and Taubstummengasse subway stations
The exact address of the conference location is:
Overview map of the EI-Gebäude at the Gußhausstrasse area:
The conference venue is easily reachable by public transport:
- subway lines U1, U2 or U4: station Karlsplatz
- tram 62 and 65: station Paulanergasse
- bus 59A: station Bärenmühlendurchgang