General information

Passport and visa
To enter Hungary a valid passport or a personal identification card is needed. In case of enter with passport, please check the validity. For details please check this site: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/hungary-visa/
Invitation letters for visa purposes will be issued only for participants registered and confirmed.

How to get to the Conference Venue from the Liszt Ferenc Budapest Airport?
To reach the Conference Venue – Danubius Hotel Helia (H-1133 Budapest, Kárpát u. 2.) - there are several means of transport:

Public transport
Direct shuttle bus service No. 100E is available from and to the Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport from Deák tér (city centre). Price: 900 HUF (3 EUR). Stops only at Kálvin tér (M3) and Astoria (M2): bkk.hu/en/airport-shuttle.

Shuttle bus
The miniBUD service offers fixed rates for passengers from the airport to the Conference Venue or to inner city hotel: One way transfer: 3900 HUF / cca. 14 EUR Return transfer: 6900 HUF / cca. 25 EUR Tel: +36 1 550 0000; www.minibud.hu

Taxi
To reach the Hotel and the Conference Venue and to avoid any inconvenience, please use the official Taxi companies:
- City Taxi, phone: +36 1 2 111 111
www.citytaxi.hu
- Főtaxi, phone: +36 1 222 2 222
www.fotaxi.hu

Credit card payment is available in every car. Please note, that all licensed Budapest taxi companies have yellow cars and same rates for all companies, placed clearly visible on the screens. Airport – Danubius Hotel Helia route fares should be around 7000-9000 HUF.

Travel
By Plane
Budapest has direct flight connections to all major cities of Europe and to major hubs world-wide. Several low cost airlines operate their flights between Budapest and the large European cities (Wizz Air, German wings, EasyJet, Air Baltic, Jet2, etc.). Budapest Liszt Ferenc Airport has two terminals about 28 kilometres from the city.

By Train
Budapest is connected to the European railway system. There are direct railway links between Budapest and 13 capital cities of Europe and 47 international scheduled trains arrive daily in Budapest. Many international trains have dining and sleeping cars or couchettes. Most international express trains arrive and depart from the Eastern (Keleti) Railway Station. www.mav-start.hu

By Coach
Volánbusz Rt., being a member of Eurolines, operates scheduled services to 22 European countries. www.volanbusz.hu

Public Transportation
Budapest's public transportation systems are operated by the Centre for Budapest Transport (BKK). The service includes buses, trolleybuses, trams, underground trains (Metro) and above-ground suburban trains (HÉV). Buses, trams and trolleybuses run daily from 4:30 until 23:00.

For detailed information on Budapest public transportation fares and timetables please visit www.bkk.hu. For smartphones official BKK INFO and BKK FUTÁR apps are available at Google Play and iTunes.

Climate
The climate of Budapest is continental. In early July usually there is usually a nice warm weather with a maximum temperature of 30-32 °C, and during the night a minimum temperature ranging between 12-15 °C. Nevertheless some rainy days can be expected.

Insurance
The registration fees do not include provision for the insurance of participants against personal accidents, illness, cancellation, theft, property loss or damage. Participants are advised to take adequate personal travel insurance.

Currency
The Forint (HUF), the official national currency, is convertible. The exchange rates applied in banks, official exchange offices and hotels may vary. All the major credit cards are accepted in Hungary in places displaying the emblem at the entrance. Exchange rate: 1 Euro = 309 HUF in October 2017.

Credit Cards
In general, VISA, EC/MC and American Express credit cards are accepted in most restaurants, cafés, shops and petrol stations.

Electricity
The voltage in Hungary is 230V, 50 Hz AC.

Parking
Always try to park your car at a guarded parking lot and do not leave any valuables in the car. Please note, that Budapest is divided into paying parking areas, with one parking meter in each street. The maximum parking time duration is 2-4 hours, tariffs may vary.

Time Zone
CET=GMT+1

Deadlines

Deadline for abstract submission:
10 November, 2017
extended to 10 January, 2018
Notification of abstract acceptance:
Continuously from 22 December, 2017
Deadline for manuscript submission:
1 March, 2018
Notification of paper acceptance:
27 April, 2018
Advance registration deadline:
11 May, 2018