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Venue

The ICHP 2011 will be held at Technical University of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic.

The conference will be in progress in the congress hall (Aula NA2) on VSB-TUO campus in Ostrava, ul. 17. listopadu 15, Ostrava - Poruba (area map) - building no. 7. There is tram stop "Areal VŠB" close to congress hall - tram no. 8, 7, 17 (direction Vřesinská).
GPS - 49°49'50.43"N, 18°9'46.835"E.

Ostrava - Town hallOstrava is the metropolis of the Moravian-Silesian region. It is the second largest city in the Czech Republic and has the third largest population. It has got a very advantageous strategic position - it is located about 10 kilometres south of the Polish border and 50 kilometres west of the Slovak border. The distance from Ostrava to Praha is 360 km, to Brno 170 km, to the Polish City of Katowice 90 km, and to Vienna 310 km. A typical industrial face of Ostrava region has been changing for last 15 years, but areas of coal mining, metallurgical and chemical industry can be found here. Today, Ostrava plays a strong economical, cultural, administrative and educational role and its surroundings are attractive for foreign investors.

Travel information - How to get to Ostrava

Traveling by plane

The best connection from abroad is available via Prague International Airport. There are several flights from Vienna and Prague to Ostrava Leos Janacek International Airport daily. Vienna International Airport is also widely used by trevellers going in the Czech Republic. International airports in Krakow and Katowice (both in neighbouring Poland) are also good choice for travelling to Ostrava (namely due to the amount of low-cost airlines flying to/from these two airports), however the train connection from Krakow and Katowice is considerably worse then from Prague and Vienna. Check your favourite flight operator for more information about flights to Czech Republic.

Traveling by train

From Prague – there are direct high-speed trains (SC Pendolino) connecting Prague (Main Station/Hlavni nadrazi) with Ostrava (Svinov Station and Main Station/Hlavni nadrazi) 6 times a day, the travel takes about 3 hours (ticket cost 600 CZK/approx. 22 EUR). Airport Express bus service operates between Prague Airport and Prague Main Station. Direct EuroCity and InterCity trains between Prague and Ostrava operate in approx. two-hour period; the travel takes about 4 hours (ticket cost 430 CZK/approx. 15 EUR).

From Vienna – EuroCity trains connect Wien Südbahnhof with Ostrava, the travel takes about 3 hours (ticket cost 830 CZK/approx. 29 EUR); please note that you may have to change trains in Breclav or Brno.

From Katowice – there are 3 EuroCity trains connecting Katowice with Ostrava, the travel takes about 2 hours (ticket cost 320 CZK/approx. 11 EUR).

From Krakow – if you are lucky, you can take the only direct EuroCity train connecting Krakow with Ostrava (travel takes about 3 hours, ticket cost 440 CZK/approx. 16 EUR), otherwise you have to change trains in Katowice.

For traveling from different destinations and for more information check National timetable information system web pages.

There are three big railway stations in Ostrava – Svinov Station, Vitkovice Station and Main Station/Hlavni nadrazi – please note that Main Station is located close to the city centre, Ostrava – Svinov Station is located close to university, where the conference takes place.

How to get to the campus

You can watch video (6:16 min.) for international students which are coming to Technical university in Ostrava.