The ICDIPC2011 proceedings will be published in the “Communications in Computer and Information Science” (CCIS) Series of Springer LNCS
Travel Information for the Conference
There are two options to get to Ostrava:
1. Fly to Prague (http://www.prg.aero/en/site/uvodni_stranka.htm) and then to Ostrava (http://www.airport-ostrava.cz/en/). The flight to Ostrava operated by Czech Airlines takes about 50 minutes. Here is the information on getting to and from Ostrava airport:
You can also take a train from Prague to Ostrava. The ride takes about 4 hours and you do not need a reservation (except the train Pendolino mentioned later). The tickets can be purchased at the railway station before the trip. The Prague main train station (Praha hlavni nadrazi – Praha hl.n.) can be reached by taxi or by Airport Bus Express. The bus ride takes about 30 minutes and the ticket can be purchased from the bus driver. Further information can be found at:
The train timetable can be found here (also in English):
One way ticket prices are between 400-600 Czech crowns (CZK). 1 EUR ~ 26 CZK.
Ostrava has two main train stations: Ostrava-Svinov and Ostrava-hlavni nadrazi (hl.n). The Ostrava Svinov station is closer to the conference venue and the Ostrava hl.n. station is closer to downtown.
The fastest train connection is provided by the Pendolino train: http://www.scpendolino.cz/en/:/index.xhtml. For this train, you need a reservation. The tickets need to be purchased in advance as the train is often fully booked.
2. Fly to Vienna, Austria
(http://www.viennaairport.com/jart/prj3/va/main.jart?rel=en&reserve-mode=active&content-id=1249344074214) and take a bus to the train station – Meidling Bahnhof. More information about Vienna airport bus can be found here
and the bus time table here: http://www.oebb.at/pv/busplan2010/118700.pdf
The ride to Ostrava by train takes about 4 hours. Only a few trains go there directly. The time table can be found here:
How to reach the student residence:
The residence is located inside the Technical University of Ostrava campus. http://accommodation.vsb.cz/info/
The address is
700 32 Ostrava -Poruba
Phone number : +420 597 32 6155
From Ostrava airport:
Here is the time table:
From the Ostrava - Svinov train station:
- walk to the tram stop (approximately 5 minutes from the train station) and then take tram # 7, 8 or 17 to the stop 17.
listopadu (10 minutes) and then 10-15 minutes walk to the residence. Purchase a 15-minute tram ticket.
From the Ostrava - hlavni nadrazi train station:
- take tram # 8 to the stop 17. listopadu (40 minutes) and then 10-15 minutes walk to the residence. Purchase a 60-minute tram ticket.
How to reach conference building by public transport:
Almost all hotels in Ostrava are close to Tram Stations. To reach Conference Building – Nova Aula VSB-TU Ostrava you may use trams 7, 8, 17 and the destination station is “Areal VSB”
Facts about the Czech Republic
Czech Republic is a member of the European Union. Currency is Czech crown (koruna). The exchange rate is approximately 26 CZK per 1 EUR and 20 CZK per 1 USD.
The Czech Republic has a continental climate. The average temperatures in July are between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius. Information about Ostrava can be found here:
Taking taxi is safe at any time – the cars are signed with word TAXI at the roof. The price list is always at the driver‘s door. Cars drive on the right side. To use public transportation, you need a ticket, which may be bought before travel or from a driver. Information about Ostrava public transportation is found here:
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Jan Platoš at jan.platos [@] vsb.cz or send email to the ic [@] sdiwc.net