Practical information [pdf]

Conference location

The conference will take place in Romania, more precisely in Braşov, more precisely at the Belvedere Events Center.
The address is Str. Stejerișului, Nr. 11, Braşov, +40 268 415 575, see the map.
The participants (listed here) will be accommodated at Belvedere Hotel and at Belvedere Grand Hotel.
The talks (listed here, see the program here) will be given in the conference room Belvedere Ballroom of the Belvedere Events Center.
Lunches will be served at the Belvedere Restaurant.
For more (visual) information, see the photo gallery, and the video gallery.

Time zone

Romania is in the time zone "UTC (GMT) +02:00", also called "Eastern European Time (EET)".

Local currency

Although Romania is part of the European Union since 2007, and currently the chair of the European Council, it is still not a member of the Schengen Area nor of the Eurozone. There are two direct consequences of this. One is that special regulations of external borders may apply. The other is that payments in euros are not accepted. The local currency is the Romanian leu ("lion"), currently valued at 0.21 euros. For precise rates and conversions, see here.

How to reach Brașov

How to reach Belvedere Hotel

The simplest way is to order a taxi. There are plenty of companies, e.g., Tod, Cristax, Martax, Bratax.
They are cheap and reliable: the typical cost varies between 1.3 lei and 2 lei per km.
If you really insist on testing public transportation, you can take the bus no. 4 to the station Livada Postei; from there, the bus no. 20 will take you to the station Belvedere, located near hotel Belvedere.

Excursion and concert

On Wednesday (May 15), there will be an excursion to the Bran Castle, commonly known as "Dracula's Castle". The bus will leave the hotel around 2pm.
The excursion will be followed by a concert (piano and violin) held at the Aula Magna of the Transylvania University in Brașov. The concert will start at 6:00 pm and will end at 7:30pm.


There will be two special dinners: a welcome dinner on Sunday (May 12) starting at 8pm, and the banquet of the conference on Thursday (May 16) at 7:30 pm.
In case of dietary restrictions, please inform the organizers.