IEEE IFToMM RAAD 2014 Smolenice Castle

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   The 23rd RAAD'2014 Conference will take place in the Congress Centre of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in a village Smolenice, near Bratislava. The conference site is the Smolenice castle which offers pleasant and stimulating environment for informal personal meetings and discussions.
   Smolenice Castle originally owned by Pálfy family, general reconstruction from 19th century. Since 1953 a representative estate of Slovak Academy of Sciences
   For paper presentation are prepared over 5 lecture rooms, capacity from 20 up to 100 persons with audiovisual support and WLAN access

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Preliminary information you can find at:


   Registered participants will be accommodated at the conference venue for 3 nights based on registration form (will be available soon), since September 02, 2014 (Welcome party in the evening) till September 05, 2014 (closing day of the conference).
   There is a possibility to reserve prolonged accommodation directly at Smolenice castle contact.

Travel information

   Host of the RAAD 2014, Institute of Informatics SAS (II SAS) will organize bus transport for participants from Bratislava to Smolenice Castle (50 km north-east from Bratislava) on September 2, 2014 in the afternoon. The bus departure from meeting point in Bratislava will be specified later (after registration deadline).

How to travel to Bratislava?

   Slovakia travel guide - general info
   Slovakia getting there & around
   Transportation Guide
  • Car

    Bratislava is 60 km from Vienna. It is possible to take highway A4, then A6/E58, with direction Bratislava. You will enter the center of Bratislava through the New bridge (on the left site you will see the Bratislava castle on the right site the cathedral). You may use the map or some route planner like
  • Plain

    • Airport of Milan Rastislav Štefánik, situated 6 km from the centre of Bratislava with regular bus transport to Main Railway station (bus 61) Bratislava Airport
    • Airport Schwechat in Vienna, situated 50 km westward from Bratislava with regular bus transport to Bratislava, price of the bus ticket is cca 10.- € Schwechat
      The bus from "Vienna Airport - Schwechat" to "Bratislava Bus Station - Mlynské nivy" shuttles in one hour intervals. Bus timetable Schwechat - Bratislava: Blaguss, SlovakLines
  • Train

    Railway connections via Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Warsaw and many other European cities
  • Bus

    Bus connections from the whole Europe Bus transport
   In case of interest, accommodations in Bratislava can be found using links at the bottom of II SAS location.

How to travel to Smolenice Castle?

   How to get to Smolenice
   For participants wanting to travel directly to Smolenice Castle, the best solution is by car via Bratislava.
  • Car

    • route Bratislava - Pezinok - Casta - Smolenice (502); distance: 50 km; class 1 road
    • motorway Bratislava - Trnava (E75/61) - further via class 1 road Trnava - Trstín - Smolenice; distance 75 km
  • Public transport

    Please contact us for detailed travel info in case, you will not be interested (or not be able) to use the organized bus transport from Bratislava to Smolenice castle.

Contact to the organizing committee:

Contact person: Ivana Budinská (general secretary of the conference)
Address: Institute of Informatics, Slovak Academy of Sciences (II SAS)
Dúbravská cesta 9
845 07 Bratislava
Tel./Fax: +421 2 5477 1004


   No visa is required for the participants from the European Union, USA, and some other countries. In the case of visa duty, please contact the nearest Slovak Embassy or Consulate to arrange the visa.

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   September climate in south Slovakia is mild with the temperatures ranging from 15 °C to 20 °C. Indian summer may bring nice sunny days but showers may also occur.

Last Update: 26.03.2014, ©2013, 2014, RAAD, II SAS, jogi