TEXT CONFERENCE COUNTRY & CITY Germany • Democratic Parliamentary Federal Republic since 1949 • The Federal President is the Head of state • Government is led by the Federal Chancellor • Covers an area of 357,022 sqkm • The largest population of any European country • 82 million inhabitans Dresden • Capital of Saxony Land • Situated in the south-eastern part of the Free State of Saxony, which borders of Czech Republic and Poland • The third largest city in eastern Germany • Lies in the broad basin of the Elbe River between Meissen and Pirna • The Elbe valley around the city was designated a UNESCO World Heritage • 530,729 inhabitants CONFERENCE VENUE Address • Maritim Hotel & Internationales Congress Center Dresden Ostra-Ufer 2 / Devrientstrasse 10 – 12 01067 Dresden, Germany Location • Distance to main railway station: 3 km • Distance to Dresden airport: 8 km • Distance to motorway: 5 km Distance to the "Frauenkirche": 1 km • Distance to the "Semperoper": 0,2 km Position • Right on the banks of the Elbe river • Frauenkirche and the Zwinger are just 10 minutes away walking • Hotel is interconnected with the Congress Centre Hotel • 328 elegant rooms • Elegant restaurant with winter garden and terraces overlooking the Elb • Exclusive wellness area with pool, saunas, fitness, massage and cosmetics • Event venues for up to 5,000 people in the largest hall, along with 29 conference rooms VENUE ACCESSIBILITY From the airport • The Dresden airport is located centrally in the northern part of the city • • • • 20 minutes by taxi 40 minutes by public transport Train station - inside the airport building, trains goes every 30 minutes Bus stop opposite of entrance of the airport • Buses and trams -S1 to stop "Bahnhof Mitte " From train stations • Dresden has two large centrally located train stations • Arrival to Dresden Hauptbahnhof (main station) or - Dresden-Neustadt station-north side • 20 minutes from conference venue by S2 commuter railway line Taxi fares to hotel • from airport • from main station • from station Neustadt By car approx. 20 € approx. 8 € approx. 7 € • Three main motorways lead to Dresden • • The motorways A4 (Frankfurt - Görlitz), A13 (Berlin) and A17 (Prague) via B170 to the Conference venue GETTING TO THE CONFERENCE VENUE IMPORTANT DATES • Abstract submission deadline: 15th February 2015 • Author’s notification of Abstracts acceptance: 16th April 2015 • Early bird registration deadline: 1st July 2015 • Regular registration deadline: 15th August 2015 GOOD TO KNOW Climate • Overall, Germany has a warm, temperate, wet climate with westerly winds. Extreme fluctuations in temperature are rare. Rain falls throughout the year. Mild winters (2ºC to 6ºC) and moderately hot summers (18ºC to 20ºC) are the norm. Currency • Member of the Eurozone since 1999 (€) Language • German, Germans also speak good English Emergency numbers • Police: 110 • Fire department: 112 • Ambulance: 112 We look forward welcoming you to the beautiful city of Dresden!