2nd INCF Congress of Neuroinformatics: September 6-8, 2009
About Neuroinformatics 2009
The 2nd INCF Congress of Neuroinformatics is being organized in collaboration with the Czech National Node and the University of West Bohemia, Pilsen.
Pilsen (Plzeň) is located in Western Bohemia at the confluence of four rivers. With 170 000 inhabitants, it is the fourth largest city in the Czech Republic and an important industrial, commercial, cultural, and administrative center. Pilsen is well known for its brewing tradition as well as its rich cultural and historical heritage. In 1989, the ancient town center was declared an historical landmark. Typical temperatures in September range from 8° to 18°C.
First evening: Visit to the Pilsner Urquell brewery with tour and dinner
Second evening: All evening poster and demo session with snacks and drinks
Third evening: Congress banquet at the Parkhotel Terrace
The nearest airport for civilian transportation is the international airport in Praha, 85 km far from the city (60 minutes drive). Aeroplanes flying all over the world are operated by various companies, among others the Czech Airlines. It offers connection from Prague to more than 50 destinations in Europe, North America, Asia, North Africa and in the Central East.
From Prague to Pilsen
Train -You will need to take a taxi or bus/metro to Prague Railway Station. The train fare one-way to Pilsen will normally be around 140 CZK and will take 2hours.
Bus -Buses to Pilsen leave from Zličín; Bus 100 will take you there from the airport. Travel time to Pilsen by bus takes approximately 1,5hours and ithe ticket costs 80CZK.
Plzen is at the crossroads of three major road systems within the European transportation network:
E 50 Germany - Rozvadov - Plzen - Praha - Slovakia
E 49 Germany - Vojtanov - Karlovy Vary - Plzen - Ceske Budejovice - Austria
E 53 Plzen - Zelezna Ruda - Germany
EC and IC and international high quality express trains go via Plzen. These trains connect Plzen directly with the following cities:
Frankfurt am Main, München, Nürnberg and Stuttgart.
The Czech koruna (koruna means "crown") (sign: Kč; code: CZK) has been the currency of the Czech Republic since 8 February 1993. Although Czech Republic has been a member of the European Union since 2004, euro will not be adopted before 2013.
Opening hours in most banks, shops and public institutions are 9am to 6pm.
It is strongly recommended that international visitors seek advice and take out appropriate travel insurance and medical cover. Participants are required to pay in full all medical expenses incurred while in Czech Republic. The Congress organizers accept no responsibility for illness, accidents or thefts suffered by participants or accompanying persons during the congress or their stay in Czech Republic before or after the meeting.