Practical Information

Important: the organizers of the conference reserved a number of rooms with the Hotel Ambiance (http://ambiance-hotel.ro). The price for a single room, for EUC participants, is 200 RON (220 RON with breakfast) per night.
The hotel is really close to the conference venue.
If you want to book there, please send an email directly to the hotel (office ambiance-hotel ro), specifying the reservation is for “Conference at UPB EUC/CSE 2018” (or “Conferinta UPB EUC/CSE 2018”, in Romanian).
Access to the Conference
IEEE EUC-2018 Conference will be held in Bucharest, Romania’a largest city and capital. Known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards, glorious Belle Epoque buildings and a reputation for the high life (which in the 1900s earned its nickname of “Little Paris”), Bucharest is today a bustling metropolis.

Access to Conference Site

The Conferences site can be accessed by the following means of transportation:

  • By underground – The Conference site is at 10-15 minutes walk from POLITEHNICA underground station or similarly from Grozavesti underground station
  • By bus – Nos. 136, 236, 336, 601 (UPB Stop)
  • By car – There are free and ample parking facilities in the immediate vicinity of the Conferences site. The entrance in the UPB Campus is not free. The pay tax is 6 lei (around 1,5 Euros).

Visa Information

Please be aware that citizens from certain countries may require a visa to enter Romania. If unsure, check with a romanian embassy or consulate. Additional information can be found on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs https://www.mae.ro/en/node/2035. In case you need an invitation letter, please contact local organisers.

Travel Information

The weather in Bucharest is warm in October. Temperatures between 15oC to 25oC are to be expected.

Even if Romania is in European Union, the local currency is RON (Romanian national currency, called “leu”). As in any other countries, don’t exchange EUR/RON in the airport, the fares are not really fair to the buyer 😉 There are many exchange houses in Bucharest (anywhere you go), and many, quite many, Bank offices where you can exchange money (and yes, debit/credit cards are usually accepted almost everywhere).

Insurance

The organizers cannot be held liable for accidents to participants or for damage to or loss their personal property, howsoever caused. Participants are advised to make their own insurance arrangements.

Internet Access

The Internet access will be free of charge for all participants. The wireless connection will be available in the conferences rooms and in the conferences main hall. The information about internet access will be available on the registration desk.

Accommodation

The closest to the conference venue (and nice) is Ambiance Hotel.

You can book your Bucharest hotel room online. You can find low rates and good availability on http://www.booking.com, but you can also phone directly any hotel for a reservation. If you need assistance in your accommodation, please feel free to contact us.

For more downtown hotels we recommend Ibis Hotel (“Parliament” area), Parliament Hotel, or Duke Hotel. Please try to book in a hotel (if you go through booking.com or other means) that is located next to a Metro station (is really important to be connected – Bucharest is quite vast, it’s larger in spreading maybe than many of the European capitals) for easy transportation (try to use as much as possible the Metro, it’s a lot faster than Buses for example; at the surface, the town is somewhat overcrowded, thus transport congestions happen, and during the morning and in the afternoon you can easily spend quite a large amount of time in public transportation).

Important information about Bucharest:

Sightseeing

If you plan to visit Bucharest, the website of the Office de Tourisme de Paris: http://www.tourism-bucharest.com/ (Bucharest WORLWIDE in English, Espanol, Chinese, … ) might be useful to you.