Submission of proposals
for invited speakers or sessions:
30 November, 2011
Extended paper submission deadline:
11 March, 2012
Notification of acceptance:
21 May, 2012
Final version due:
11 June, 2012


Conference venue

The Symposium (all the technical sessions, committee meetings, lunches) will be held at 

Danubius Hotel Gellért ****

Szent Gellért tér 1, H-1111 Budapest, Hungary

see location on Google map

About the venue

Danubius Hotel Gellért - Art-nouveau extravagance – the world’s most famous spa
  • Noble hotel situated on the Danube riverbank, at the foot of Gellért Hill.
  • Impressive Art-Nouveau building with large, light corridors and lots of character.
  • Shares its building with the famous Gellért Spa – guests have free access through a private elevator down to the city’s most beautiful thermal bath.
  • 10 minutes’ walk from Great Market Hall and the downtown shopping area.
  • Excellent business facilities, superb food in the brasserie and a charming coffee shop serving traditional pastries.



The hotel is situated at the Buda bridgehead of Szabadság-híd (Liberty bridge). The preferred route by public transportation is using tram lines 45 or 47, stop "Gellért tér".

These lines connect to the subway M3 (blue line) at the stop "Kálvin tér", and to the subway M2 (red line) at the stop "Astoria" and to the underground M1 (yellow line) at the "Deák tér" stop.

Please note that heavy underground construction works are in progress close to the conference venue. These works imply changes in the surface traffic as well. Please look at the home page of the Budapest Transport Limited (BKV), even if you're already familiar with the public transportation of Budapest. Refer to this page for ticket information as well.

Note particularly that tram lines 2 and 2A (lines running parallel to the Danube on the opposit Pest side) are replaced by buses between the Erzsébet bridge and Petőfi bridge. The tram replacement service is designated by "2V".

If you arrive by car, note that both quays are closed on the Pest side near the venue. The Chain Bridge (Lánchíd) is also closed during the weekends. The traffic is restricted to one lane on the Margit bridge on the weekends.

Some useful links:

  • Check out this route planner for directions (car and public transportation are available, either).
  • Airport information (transfer, taxi, etc.): Budapest Airport
  • Online Budapest map (with IE only)
  • Budapest Portal


About Budapest


There are those who fall in love with the city at first sight and those who only warm up after a longer relationship, still everyone agrees that it is one of the most beautifully situated cities in the world. The great river Danube cuts it in two, and separates the hills and valleys of the western, Buda side from the flat, Pest side in the east. The settlement of Buda is as old as the Conquest itself (896), but it only started to develop in the 13th century when King Béla IV built a castle on the hill for protection against the Mongol attacks. The court moved to Buda in 1347, and the castle was enlarged into a palace in the Gothic style of the time. During the reign of King Matthias it became a dazzling Renaissance royal residence. Partially based upon its ruins the palace was enlarged in its present baroque style. The city Budapest was born in 1873 with the unification of Buda, Óbuda and Pest, for which a new, representative royal palace was built. Out of the seven road bridges four are part of the World Heritage.
Interactive Budapest map1 or map2
Budapest Tourism Office


About Hungary

Situated at the crossroad of East and West Europe, sustaining original traditions and culture in the course of a unique history of glories and tragedies Hungary offers special regions and monuments on the UNESCO World Heritage worth to be visited.

Map of Hungary
Hungary Tourism