Venue

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The 34th International Symposium on Combustion will be held at the campus of Warsaw University of Technology, in the downtown Warsaw. Registration will begin on Sunday at 12:00 in the Physics Building of the University. The welcome reception will be held in the Main Building on Sunday at 17:00 - 19:00. All the technical sessions, including the Opening Welcome Ceremony, will be held in the Main Building of Warsaw University of Technology. On Tuesday the Chopin piano music concert will be organized in the Trinity Church downtown Warsaw. On Wednesday afternoon an outdoor picnic will be provided outside Warsaw. Thursday’s banquet will be held at Kubicki’s Arcades below Warsaw Royal Castle in the historic Old Town, overlooking the Vistula River. Delegates will have a chance to say farewell to friends and colleagues at the Farewell Reception on Friday afternoon in the Main Building of the University.


Internet Access

Participants will get access to the wireless network on campus for internet.


Name Badges

Please wear your name badge at all times. Badges are required for admission to technical sessions and social events.


No smoking

Please observe the no smoking policy inside buildings.


Refreshment Breaks

Refreshment breaks will occur every morning and afternoon during breaks in the Technical Sessions. Coffee, tea, juice and light snacs will be available at no cost.


Lunches

Lunch is generally not provided during the Symposium. However, lunch boxes will be available on site at low cost upon earlier request. Participants are also encouraged to explore a wide variety of restaurants and food courts near University campus. A map highlighting restaurants and food courts will be provided.


Travel

Most of the guests will likely be arriving by air landing at Warsaw Chopin Airport, which has connections with most major European Airports. The LOT Polish Airline has daily direct flight connections with New York, Chicago and Toronto. Taxi service is recommended for rapid and convenient access from the airport to hotels. Take the taxi from the taxi queue outside terminal. Visa, American Express and Mastercard are accepted. Some drivers accept Euro or US$ but generally payment is in Polish currency (PLN). The rate for a ride to downtown hotel is 40-50 PLN (~10 Euro). More info on Warsaw Chopin Airport is available on:
http://www.lotnisko-chopina.pl


Public Transportation

In Warsaw there is a very elaborate public transportation system. The same tickets are valid for bus, tram and metro. Single fare ticket for a journey on one vehicle costs 3.60 PLN. There are also time tickets available:

  • 20 minutes = 2.60 PLN
  • 40 minutes = 3.80 PLN
  • 60 minutes = 5.20 PLN
  • 1 day = 12 PLN
  • 3 days = 24 PLN.
which allow for unlimited number of journeys within the fixed time from validation. The tickets can be bought at ticket vending machines or newspaper kiosks. More info on Warsaw Transportation System is available on:
http://www.ztm.waw.pl


Chopin Airport and Warsaw's city centre are connected by a fast and convenient rail link. The trains depart every 15 minutes and ride from the airport to the city centre takes around 25 minutes. The service is operated by two companies - Szybka Kolej Miejska - SKM (Fast Urban Railway) and Koleje Mazowieckie -KM (Masovian Railways). SKM's line: S2, S2C and S2S (timetable - www.ztm.waw.pl). KM's line: (timetable - www.mazowieckie.com.pl).


Visa for entry into Poland

Since 2004 Poland is a member of European Union and EU nationals do not require a visa to enter Republic of Poland. The citizens of a member states of Schengen Agreement do not need visa. The citizens of countries with which there has been established an agreement of visa free traveling do not need to have visas under the condition that their stay in the Schengen area is not longer than 90 days. The citizens of the remaining countries must apply for a visa at Polish embassy or consulate-general in their country. Check the status of your country. Detailed information about visas:
http://www.msz.gov.pl/Visa,requirements,2346.html


Letter of Invitation

If you require a letter of invitation from Organizing Committee for your visa application, please submit a request for a letter of invitation.
At least two of the following criteria must be met by the requesting party in order to honor the request for a letter of invitation:

  • Be an author of an accepted oral or poster presentation.
  • Be a current Combustion Institute member.
  • Have paid the advanced registration fee for this conference.
If you have a question, or would like additional information, please contact combustion2012@itc.pw.edu.pl

Invitation requests cannot be approved until the information provided has been verified.

PLEASE NOTE: Invitation letters can take up to two weeks to process. Local Organizing Committe is not authorized to assist with the VISA process beyond providing invitation letters. All questions/concerns regarding the status of your VISA should be directed to your local consulate.


Weather

Warsaw summers are generally beautiful, warm and dry. Occasional rains may occur. The average day time high in August is 23°C; the average night time low is 12°C.
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