Travel and Organization Information for Participants
Travel to Brno
In order to help you to figure out travelling possibilities,
we have prepared several maps on URL
for your convenience. We are ready to help you to sort out
unexpected problems with your travelling on phone number
++420-603-822011 (dial 0603-822011 if calling from a
fixed-line phone from within the Czech Republic) in the period
from August 21st to August
Arriving by Plane
Nearest international airports are in Vienna (130km) and Prague
(200km). There are good train/bus connections to Brno from
there, some airlines even offer direct bus transport to Brno
from airport. Ask your travel agent for this option when buying
your plane ticket.
- Prague Airport - Brno (bus):
10:30 - 14:00, 12:30 - 16:00, 18:30 - 20:00, 20:00 - 22:30
- Zurich -> Brno (Flight)
S9026: 17:50 - 19:35 / 1,2,3,5
S9026: 17:45 - 19:30 / 4
S9026: 18:45 - 20:30 / 7
- Wien - Brno:
7:30 Wien,Mitte Bbf.Landstr.
9:55 Brno,UAN Zvonarka
17:30 Wien,Mitte Bbf.Landstr.
20:00 Brno,UAN Zvonarka
7:10 Wien, Sudbhf
15:25 Wien, Sudbhf
Arriving by Car
Brno is located in the southwest part of the Czech Republic, on
the backbone motorway D-1 Prague-Brno-Bratislava, and the
rail-road line Prague-Brno-Vienna.
The nearest international airports are Vienna (recommended) and
Prague. Brno is about 120 minutes drive from Vienna or 150
minutes drive from Prague. Use exit 190 when leaving motorway
Arriving by Train
Brno can be reached easily by direct EC trains from Prague,
Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest. You may find some train
connections which may suit you best at URL
When choosing arrival station in Brno, choose the main one
(``Brno hlavni nadrazi''). From this station, you can use trams
number 12 or 13 in direction Medlanky and leave on the seventh
Arriving by Bus
There are two bus stations: the main one is ``Zvonarka''. From
this station, you can use tram number 12 in direction Medlanky
and leave on the ninth stop (``Klusackova'').
The second bus station (``Grand hotel'') is near the railway
station, you may use the same trams from there as above.
We recommend you to use City taxi (phone 4232 1321).
Standard price per kilometer is 20 CZK, the initial fee is 20
CZK. Prices for travelling from bus or railway station to the
University hotel Druzba or Faculty of Informatics should be
roughly 100 CZK. We don't suggest grabbing a taxi in the street
at random as the drivers may try to overcharge you.
Public Transport in Brno
The public transport system in Brno is excellent. You should
purchase a ticket in advance from newsagents. Tickets can be
bought from a driver with additional charge (make sure you have
10 CZK in coins). Price of a one way ticket is 8 CZK for zones
within the city of Brno. Tickets will be also available at the
Conference reception desk.
Registration desk will be open at the Faculty of Informatics,
on Friday, August 21st and will close at 8pm,
on Saturday, August 22nd and will close at 8pm,
on Sunday, August 23rd and will close at 10pm.
When paying by bank transfer, please do bring a bank receipt
concerning your payment with you when coming to the conference
so that possibilities for any problems are minimized.
Except for exceptional cases agreed explicitly with the
Organizing Committee Chairman (Jan Staudek, firstname.lastname@example.org),
those who do not pay their registration fee before August 10
will be considered on-site registrants and will be required to
pay the full on-site registration fee. Please note that no
accommodation or any other extra is provided to on-site
Most of the participants will be accommodated in University
hotel Druzba in Kounicova 50, 602 00 Brno, telephone
++420-5-41321217. You may go directly with your luggage to the
hotel and register at MFCS/CSL Conference site (Botanicka 68a)
later; these two places are within walking distance apart (300
Preliminary programme is available for inspection at URL
You will receive the final programme printed in your Welcome
Pack at registration desk.
The closing dinner (August 27th) will take place in old wine
cellars located beneath the oldest part of the city of Brno,
providing a pleasant opportunity to make oneself familiar with
excellent wines from Southern Moravian vineyards and with
traditional folk tunes praising wine and love.
A trip will be organized for the participants, visiting the area
related to Napoleon's Battle of Three Emperors near Austerlitz
(Slavkov u Brna), visiting the interesting locations connected
to the battle, the Austerlitz where the peace treaty was
eventually signed, and a dinner will be held in a stylish local
restaurant Stara posta close to Austerlitz.
Internet Access during the conference
Free Internet access (ssh, telnet, WWW) will be provided for
conference participants using computers of the Faculty of
Informatics. We do not provide for free dial-up Internet
Time Zone and Climate
Czech Republic is on Central European Time (MET DST), which
means it is two hour ahead of Greenwich mean time (GMT).
The average temperature for August is between 20-26 degree C.
The weather is normally warm and sunny.
Programme for Accompanying Persons
We offer special programme (DM 20 per day) for accompanying
persons. There are numerous places worth visiting in and near
the city of Brno. Based on the actual interest, a guided walk
through the old city will be organized, and visits to the
monastery in which Mendel discovered his laws of genetics, or
the birthplace of Kurt Goedel, can also be arranged.
Preliminary schedule is:
Monday (guided tour of historical Brno),
Tuesday (Moravian Karst) and
Thursday (villa Tugendhat, Pernstejn Castle
or Porta Coeli).
Exchange Facilities and Rates
Currency used in the Czech Republic is Czech Crown (CZK, koruna
ceska, Kc). There are exchange facilities at the train/bus
stations, airport and at the border. The approximate exchange
rate is 33.50 CZK for one US dollar and 18.50 CZK for one German
mark. Czech Crowns are available in the following denominanions:
5000, 2000, 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50 and 20. We advise you to ask
for 500, 200 banknotes when you exchange your money as these are
easier to change. Do not change money on the street.
Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic, with a
population of almost 400,000, and the country's judiciary and
trade-fair center. The first written note of Brno comes from
the ninth century. City rights were acquired in 1243. After
successful defense of the city against the Swedes 350 years ago
(in 1643--45 during the Thirty Years' War), Brno became the
capital of Moravia. The nineteenth century was a period of
technological progress and development for Brno. It became one
of the most prominent industrial centers in the Austro-Hungarian
Empire. It was in Brno where J. G. Mendel formulated his theory
of heredity, V. Kaplan produced the first water turbine and LeoČ
Janacek composed his musical works. Milan Kundera wrote his
first novels here. Brno is the place of birth of Kurt Goedel---
one of the most important scientists of the 20th century in the
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