Symposium and Program Co-ordinator
DLR, Optical Information Systems
Phone: +49-30-67055 646
Henriette Urban/Dietmar Hennig
CMT ConTour GmbH
Phone: +49-30-2096 2131
Fax: +49-30-2096 2133
The symposium will take place in the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (BBAW), Jägerstraße 22/23, 10117 Berlin (mail address), entrance from Markgrafenstraße 38 (Gendarmenmarkt).
Phone +49-30-20370-0, Fax +49-30-20370-600. More information www.bbaw.de
Underground station: Stadtmitte (U2, U6).
The official language of the symposium is English.
Audio Visual Equipment
The symposium room will be equipped with a video projector with PC interface, video recorder,
24 x 36 mm slide and overhead projectors. WLAN in the convention rooms, computers to check your mails and a slide testing area will be available. If there is a need for any other equipment please contact the Symposium Secretariat.
CMT ConTour GmbH is the official agent to the symposium. It is in charge of the registration, accommodation, social programs and tours for the participants as well as the exhibition.
Passport and Visa
An identity card is sufficient for citizens of EU member countries. A valid passport is required for citizens of other countries. Visas are required for residents of some countries; please consult the German Embassy or Consulate in your country for details.
Official Letter of Invitation
Individuals requiring an official letter of invitation in order to obtain a visa and permission to attend should contact the Symposium and Program Co-ordinator. This letter is not an official invitation covering fees or other expenses.
We recommend that participants carry the proper health and travel insurance as the Program Committee will not be held responsible for any illness or accident participants may incur at any time during the symposium.
The weather in Berlin in April can be unpredictable. The mean temperature range is from
+3 to +13 °C. We also suggest you bring warm clothing and be prepared for occasional showers.
Tips: There is no obligation to give tips in Germany.
Arrival in Berlin
Most airlines offer direct flights to Berlin-Tegel airport, or to Berlin-Schönefeld. A taxi from one of the airports to the city center (main hotel area) costs around € 25 to € 30. Public transportation is also available at all airports. A single ticket (zone AB = the area within the city borders, price € 2.40) or a stamped section of a multiple ticket is valid for 2 hours after validation (no to be used for return or round journeys) on the entire transportation network (S-Bahn, U-Bahn, tram, bus lines). More information: www.bvg.de.