Basic Information

Useful Infomation


You will receive your personalized name badge when you  register. Please wear your  name badge throughout the conference, in particular for the coffee and lunch breaks. In case you have lost your badge, please report at the conference office.


ATMs (cash dispensers) are available at most of the banks in downtown Dresden; often they are accessible 24 h/day.

Certificate of Attendance

A certificate of attendance will be issued upon request at the conference & registration desk.


The official German currency is the EURO. International credit cards are accepted in hotels, department stores and restaurants. They are not widely accepted in smaller shops such as bakeries, butchers and news vendors where only cash is accepted or the German EC card.


Electric current in Germany is without exception AC 230V/50Hz. Sockets only fit round two-pin plugs (use of adapters is necessary for all devices).

Emergency numbers

Police: 110
Fire station: 112
Medical emergencies: +49 (0) 351 192 92

Insurance and Liability

The Organizers do not accept liability for personal injury or loss or damage of private property of participants and accompanying persons either during or while travelling to the conference. Participants are strongly recommended to seek insurance coverage for health and accident, lost luggage and trip cancellation.


The official language of the conference is English.

Mobile Phones

Participants are kindly requested to keep their mobile phones off in the meeting rooms during sessions.

Public Transport

Dresden has a very well developed public transport system. Trams and buses in the city centre are operated by the Dresden Transport Services and regional transport is taken over by the Oberelbe Transport Services. Tickets can be bought on board the trams and busses, at stops and at service points. When starting out on your trip, remember to stamp your ticket in our buses and trams. https://www.dvb.de/en-gb/tickets-en/tourists-en/
City trains also run in Dresden and the surrounding area. Travel centres in the Dresden Hauptbahnhof (main railway station) and in Dresden-Neustadt will provide you with further information.

Time Zone

Dresden is in the Central European time zone. Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).


Entry visas are required from some foreign citizens.

Please, check with your travel agencies or with the consular offices of the German embassies whether you need a visa for Germany.

Donīt hesitate to contact the conference secretariat if you need a Visa Support Letter for your visa procedures.

- A Visa Support Letter will be issued only after you are successfully registered.

- A Visa Support Letter will be issued via e-mail in PDF format.

- Obtaining a Visa Support Letter will not guarantee that your visa application will be approved.

- The letter is merely supplementary information that explains a visa applicant's intended purpose of travel to Germany.

Send us the following details:

  • Your name as appears on your passport
  • Your Date of Birth
  • Your Passport Number
  • Passport Date of Issue
  • Passport Date of Expiry
  • And, if you are an author of an accepted paper or poster, please provide the title.


WiFi is available in all conference halls free of charge.