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IEA-AIE 2008 conference will take place in Wroclaw, the economical, cultural and intellectual capital of Lower Silesia. Wroclaw is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Poland known as a city of 12 islands and 112 bridges. It was described in "Microcosm. Portrait of a Central European City" by Professor Norman Davis (see the book at Amazon.com).

Location

Wroclaw is located in southwestern Poland (see the map).

Distance to Wroclaw:
Prague 280 km Vilnius 790 km
Warsaw 340 km Amsterdam 970 km
Berlin 350 km Brussels 1050 km
Vienna 390 km Kiev 1060 km
Bratislava 390 km Paris 1290 km
Budapest 550 km London 1350 km
Frankfurt am Main 720 km Rome 1440 km
Copenhagen 730 km Moscow 1600 km


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Transport

Wroclaw is an important railway transport hub in Poland. The Airport, situated 10 km from the city centre, enables travelling to major international European airports. Direct flights are possible to:

  • Germany (Dortmund, Frankfurt, Munich),
  • Great Britain (Glasgow, Liverpool, London, Nottingham),
  • Ireland (Cork, Shannon, Dublin),
  • Italy (Milan, Rome),
  • Poland (Gdansk, Warsaw).

Some helpful links to arrange travel to/from Wroclaw:

Tourist attractions

Wroclaw is rich in many tourist attractions such as Town Hall that is considered as one of the most splendid Gothic buildings, Ostrów Tumski, an island with beautiful sacral complex, Panorama of Raclawice, a gigantic rotunda accommodating a 120 metres wide and 15 metres high panoramic painting which shows The Battle of Raclawice, Leopoldine Hall situated in the 17th century University building.

It is also worth visiting the Japanese Garden in Park Szczytnicki, the Botanical Garden with their beautiful flowers and Alpine gardens, green house and the biggest cactus house in Poland, and the Zoological Garden, founded in 1865 and accommodating about 5.500 animals representing 650 species.

Social and Cultural Life

Visitors coming to Wroclaw remember the city mainly as a cultural centre. Its theatres, including the Opera, Musical Theatre and Philharmonic Hall, various clubs, museums and galleries provide a continuous series of artistic events.

Wroclaw is a large academic center with 100,000 students of almost twenty universities and academies.

Wroclaw is a co-organizing city of EURO 2012.

Additional information and links

Poland is a member of European Community.
The currency is Polish Zloty (PLN).
Approximate exchange rates (23 May, 2008):

  PLN   PLN
1 EUR (Euro) 3,4095 1 AUD (Australia) 2,0812
1 USD (USA) 2,1675 100 JPY (Japan) 2,0879
1 GBP (UK) 4,2852 1 CNY (China) 0,3122
1 CAD (Canada) 2,1952 100 KRW (Sth. Korea) 0,2069

Links about Poland
Information about the country: politics, economy, society, culture, tourism, etc.

Links about Wroclaw
Latest news, city guide, description of interesting places and events, photos, etc.


Important News


Accepted papers

The list of accepted papers is now available by link:

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NCAIT Session

The information on poster specification is now available by link:

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