Conference Venue


The symposium will take place at IMPAKT pavilion of Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, in Prague on July 25-29.

IMPAKT pavilion is a part of the Troja campus, which is located on the right side of Vltava river, near Pelc-Tyrolka part of the Prague.

    IMPAKT

Approximate travel times to reach the conference venue

Airport - conference venue: 20-30 min (taxi), 65 min (public transport)
Railway station - conference venue: 15-25 min (taxi), 15 min (public transport)

The times for transporatation by taxi may differ depending on the current traffic situation. The times for public transportation should not be affected that much.

Using Prague public transportation

Conference venue is located near Kuchyňka stop (about five minutes walk), which is served by bus no. 201. In one direction, the stop is located on the opposite side of a major road.

Inside the city the ticket price is 40 CZK/per 90 minutes. There are ticket vending machines at most of the metro and tram stops, but there is no vending machine at Kuchyňka stop. Don't forget to mark your tickets using orange/yellow machines which are located either inside bus or tram, or at the entrance to the metro stations. Alternatively, you can use official mobile application. See official webpage for details.

To plan you route, you can use for example IDOS. Or you can use route described in the section below.

   

Arriving to CSGT 2022 venue


  • By plane: Prague airport is one of the major airports in central Europe with many direct flights from major European cities and some direct flights from large cities around the World. To get from the airport you can use:

    • Public transportation: To get from the airport use bus no. 119 to metro A (green line) station Nádraží Veleslavín direction Skalka or Depo Hostivař. At Museum stop change the line to C, direction Letňany and get off at Nádraží Holešovice. At Nádraží Holešovice, get on the bus 201 (direction Letňany or Černý most). Get off the bus at Kuchyňka stop (second stop). Be aware that Kuchyňka is a "request stop", so you need to press a button on the bus door in order to make the bus stop.

    • Special Airport Express (AE) bus: Price is 100 CZK, paid directly to the driver (5:30 am - 10 pm). The route is Terminal 1 - Terminal 2 – Hlavní nádraží (red metro line C). At Hlavní nádraží, take metro in direction Letňany and get off at Nádraží Holešovice. Then follow the directions from the previous paragraph.

    • Taxi: You can pre-order private taxi (or shared shuttle) which takes you from the airport to IMPAKT (Kuchyňka). The price for private taxi is approx. 700 CZK, the shuttle price according their price list, but the price per person decreases if you order it for more than one. The shuttle driver will pick you up with a name plate at the airport.

    • Other taxi: The price from the airport to IMPAKT (Kuchyňka) should be about 550 CZK and might increase if you get queued in a traffic jam (about 7 CZK/min of waiting). To avoid trouble we advise to ask the driver to estimate the price before you start the ride. If the driver knows that you are aware of the expected price, you might get a fair ride. Also you can try app.liftago.

  • By train: There are several good connection mostly from neighboring countries. If you will buy tickets online in advance (via cd.cz eshop) there can be a significant discount. Some of the international trains also stop at Nádraží Holešovice station which is closer to the venue than the main railway station.

  • By bus: The cheapest but maybe the most uncomfortable way. However there are plenty of buses from every major city in Europe.



Visa requirements


The Czech Republic is part of the European Union and Schengen agreement zone. Visitors from some countries may need visa to enter Czech Republic. The relevant information can be found on the web pages of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. If you are not sure whether the visa necessity applies to you, contact the Czech embassy or consulate in your country.

To ask for the letter of invitation, please register and send the following information to csgt2022@kam.mff.cuni.cz. The participant has to be registered and the conference fee has to be already paid.

Required information:

  • Your name and surname (i.e. family name)
  • Nationality
  • Date of birth
  • Address of residence
  • Name and address of your employer
  • Passport number
  • Passport expiration date

Czech consular authorities may ask you to enclose the confirmation of your accommodation as well as the health insurance for your stay in our country. Please take into account that visa are usually issued at the earliest 10 days after the application is submitted.



Things to be aware of


Since Prague is a major tourist destination, it is unfortunately unavoidable that certain tourist traps exist, which you should be aware of. You can find a whole list of YouTube videos by the Honest Guide on scams found in Prague. Generally speaking Prague is a very welcoming city, but you probably should know about the following potential traps.

  • At the airport: It is advisable not to exchange money, nor to withdraw money at the airport (tickets for public transportation can be bought at a ticket machine at the bus stop, which accepts credit cards). The exchange offices at the airport often have terrible exchange rates (see also the note about exchanging money below). Many ATMs at the airport will try to fool you into withdrawing large amounts of cash, by only offering huge values. Remember that 1 Euro is approximately 23 or 25 CZK, and that Prague is still quite cheap compared to other European cities (for instance, lunch prices are between 150 and 250 CZK). If you need cash, it is recommended to either exchange or withdraw money in the city (see comments below), or bring it with. Most places in Prague will accept major credit cards though.

  • Exchanging money: Especially in the very touristy old town of Prague, some exchange offices will try to offer you terrible exchange rates, for example 15 CZK for 1 Euro, while 1 Euro is worth about 25 CZK. Always check the exchange rate thoroughly: it should be at around 24 CZK for 1 Euro. Also, never exchange cash in the streets, as you will most likely receive some completely worthless currency instead of Czech crowns! We recommend eXchange, which has fair rates.

  • Withdrawing money: At the airport some ATMs only offer to withdraw huge amounts of cash, which you will most likely not need (Prague is still quite cheap compared with other European cities). In the city you can come across ATMs that try to convince you that you should use their exchange rate instead of your bank's rate: you will get a choice between using the rate of the bank that the ATM belongs to and your bank, but the button for your bank will be colored red while the ATM's bank will be colored green to indicate that the latter is the supposedly better choice. However, this is often not the case, as the ATM's bank will have a worse rate.

  • Taxis: Some taxi drivers will try to charge you horrendous rates, e.g., 5000 CZK instead of 500 CZK. It is recommended to try and avoid getting a taxi on the street (it's advisable to call one of the major Prague Taxi services) and if you have to, try to negotiate the price in advance. The maximum price designated by the city council is 36 CZK per kilometer.

  • Shops and restaurants: In the old town area, some restaurants and corner stores will be quite overpriced. It is recommended to always check the prices before deciding to buy something at a store or ordering at a restaurant.


News and contact


🕫 25.5.2022: Abstract template and abstract submission form will be available before the end of May.
🕫 11.5.2022: Visa information can be found in Location section.
🕫 21.4.2022: Registration is open!
🕫 15.3.2022: Accomodation with pre-negotiated special prices near the conference venue was arranged. Deadline for reservations is on 1st July.
🕫 10.2.2022: Deadline for requests for economy accomodation in dormitory is on February 25.
🕫 1.2.2022: The web page was launched.


Contact: csgt2022@kam.mff.cuni.cz

Organized by:
MFF UK
KAM
IUUK
DIMATIA

Main partner of the conference:
RSJ

Poster:
CSGT Poster

In cooperation with:
FEI VŠB Ostrava
Prírodovedecká fakulta UPJS v Košiciach
Slovenská technická univerzita v Bratislave
Faculty of Informatics of Masaryk's University
FAV ZČU University

Local arrangements are provided by:
CONFORG