ISMIS'96

Call for Participants

GENERAL INFORMATION

*Venue

The Symposium will take place in Recreation Center in Koscielisko (about 20 minutes within walking distance from the center of Zakopane).

*Registration

Early registration: Early fee deadline is April 15, 1996

*Payment:

We would like to remind you that the registration fees specified below will cover: conference sessions, conference proceedings, coffee breaks, welcome reception, and banquet

        Before April 15, 1996           After April 15, 1996
                300 US$                         350 US$

Extra welcome reception (for accomp. person)    20 US$
Extra banquet (for accomp. person)              40 US$ 

Registration fees can be paid either by a Banker's Cheque payable to "IPI PAN ISMIS'96" (personal cheques will not be accepted) or by a bank transfer to:

        BPH Krakow XIV O/W-wa, Al. Jerozolimskie 7, 

        00-495 Warsaw, Poland

        Account no. 320007-2408-151-40795  NEW !!!: 
Registration fees from outside Poland are to be paid in US dollars only. At site you can pay in cash (also in Polish currency 'zloty') or by major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, EuroCard, Access or Diners Club). However, paying by card you will be charged additional 5 % of bank commission.

Paying by cash you pay in Polish currency, the amount based on the present exchange rate.

If you have transferred money, please take a copy of the bank transfer form with you, unless you received from us a confirmation of your payment.

*Cancellation

Cancellation received later than May 15 will be charged US$ 100 handling fee. After June 1 cancellation will not be accepted.

*Accommodation

A number of single and double rooms have been reserved - all of them are with bath or shower.

Please indicate your accommodation preferences completing the Registration and Accommodation Form.

*Transportation

Zakopane is a small town which is situated in the south of Poland, in Tatras montains. It is reachable from Warsaw by train or by coach (and Warsaw is easily reachable from all parts of the world and by all means of transportation).

If you prefer travelling by train we can help you with buying train tickets from Warsaw to Zakopane and hiring shuttle bus to Koscielisko. The cost of single (= one way) ticket depends on the type of train; the early morning train (called "Tatry") costs about 50 new zloties (20 US$); shuttle bus about 1,25 new zloties (0,5 US$).

We can arrange a special coach (or coaches) from Warsaw to Zakopane-Koscielisko and from Zakopane to Warsaw. The cost of:

We can also arrange for you a trip from Zakopane to Warsaw through Cracow (sightseeing and lunch included) on Thursday, June 13 (after closing session). The cost is approximately 100 new zloties (60 US$) a person.

Please indicate your transport preferences completing the Registration and Accommodation Form.

*Visas

Citizens of the USA and most European countries do not need any visa. Please check with your local Polish consulate if you need a visa.

*Registration Desk

The Registration Desk will be located in Recreation Center "KOSCIELISKO" and will be open on Sunday 9th of June, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Monday 10th of Hune from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (excluding breaks for breakfast, lunches and dinners).

*Polish Currency

Polish currency units are ZLOTY (PZL) and GROSZ (1 grosz = 1/100 zloty).

From 1st January 1995 we have new zloty and the old one as well. One new zloty is equal to ten thousand old zloty. You can find prices in new zloty or in thousands of old zloty. In most situations two prices are given.

All coins are new. There are the following coins: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 groszy and 1, 2, 5 zloty (recall that 1 grosz = 1/100 zloty).

There are TWO kinds of notes: new and old ones.

The new Polish zloty notes are 10, 20, 50 100, 200 zloty notes only (at present). For instance, 500 note (old zloty) is equal to 5 (new) grosz, 1 zl coin (new zloty) is equal to 10 000 old zloty.

The old Polish zloty notes are 100, 500, 1000, 5000, 10000, 50000, 100000, 500000, 1000000, 2000000. Notes equal and greater than 500 are all old Polish zloty. Be careful: There is a 100 old zloty note (worth less than a cent) and a 100 new zloty note (worth 40 dollars) currently in use. The difference is that

*Money Exchange

In Poland one pays mainly in cash, therefore you are advised to exchange some money into Polish currency in the exchange office usually called "KANTOR", which can be found at the airport (exchange rate is about 10% worse then the average one), at the railway station, hotels, and in many other places. The current exchange rate (February 1996) is approx. 2,55 PZL for US $1.

*Climate

June in Polish mountains is changable. It is usually sunny and quite warm with average temperatures ranging from 12C - 18C. But it sometimes rains and it is rather cold.

*Registration and Accommodation cards should be sent by email or fax to:

Ewa Gasiorowska-Wirpszo
full address:
Institute of Computer Science
Polish Academy of Sciences
21. Ordona St.
01-237 Warszawa, Poland
fax: fax (++48 22) 376564
e-mail: email: < gasior@ipipan.waw.pl>


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Registration fees (all fees in US$)

( )     Before April 15, 1996           ( )     After April 15, 1996
                300 US$                                 350 US$

( ) Extra welcome reception (for accomp. person)        20 US$
( ) Extra banquet (for accomp. person)                  40 US$ 

Total amount sent:     US$

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Method of payment:

( ) I enclose a copy of a bank transfer to:

        BPH Krakow XIV O/W-wa, Al. Jerozolimskie 7, 

        00-495 Warsaw, Poland

        Account no. 320007-2408-151-40787


( ) I enclose a Banker's Cheque payable to "IPI PAN ISMIS'96"

    for the total amount of ...  US$ net of bank charges


( ) I will pay at site:

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Accommodation (and living) - please indicate your choice

        ( ) single room (47.50 US$ a day)

        ( ) double room (75 US$ - two people)
                
                I prefer to stay with: ....................................

        ( ) double room shared (37,50 US$ - each person)

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*Date of arrival to Warsaw:

( ) I need a hotel in Warsaw from ........  to ....... at a price per night:

        ( ) 70 US$              ( ) 120 US$             ( ) 150 US$

        
*Date of arrival to Zakopane:


*Date of leaving Zakopane:


*Date of departure from Poland:

( ) I need a hotel in Warsaw from ........  to ....... at a price per night:

        ( ) 70 US$              ( ) 120 US$             ( ) 150 US$


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( ) I will arrive to and leave from Zakopane by my own

( ) I will arrive to and leave from Zakopane by train

( ) I will arrive to and leave from Zakopane by special coach at 
        a price about 40 US$

( ) I will arrive to Zakopane by special coach at a price 20 US$

( ) another preferences of arrival to Zakopane - describe, please

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( ) I will take part in a trip from Zakopane through Cracow to Warsaw
        at a price about 40 US$


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Additional preferences - describe, please


Last update: March 13th, 1996