Conference INFORUM is the most important event in the field of electronic information resources in the Czech Republic and an unique event in the Central and Eastern Europe at all. The conference is focused on variety of aspects concerning use of electronic information resources in research, development, education and business.

Conference is attended by library directors & managers, librarians from public, academic and corporate libraries, knowledge managers, information researchers and end users, governmental information offices and private companies in the information industry.

Conference Venue
Invitation Letters
How to get there?
Registration Hours
Updated Programme Information
Meal Functions
Workshops
Internet, Cloakroom
Exhibition
Accommodation
Evening Party / INFOPARTY
Sightseeing Tours and Culture in Prague
Registration Options and Prices
Other Useful Information about Prague and Czech Republic
Methods of Payment
Useful Contacts
Refunds
FAQ
Prague Public Transport

Conference Venue

Inforum 2006 is held in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. Convenient air travel and rail links make Prague easily accessible for travelers from within the Czech Republic, Europe, and around the world.

The conference will take place at the University of Economics (Winston Churchill Square 4, Prague 3). Conference sessions will be held in the New Auditorium and Auditorium D.

How to Get There?

Travel to the centre from the airport could be via taxi, or public transportation. Travel by taxi is approximately 20-30 minutes (but could be significantly longer during rush hour). Taxi fare is approximately 400-500 CZK each way. One of the recommended taxi services is AAA Radiotaxi, phone number 14014 and website There is also a bus service to/from airport to/from metro station Dejvicka (bus lines no.119, 254, fare:20 CZK one way) or to/from metro station Zlicin (bus line no. 100) or to/from metro station Nove Butovice (bus line no. 179).

The nearest tram station to the University of Economics is Husinecka (tram lines no. 5,9,26). Fast and easy search for links of Prague integrated transport (PIT) system could be made at http://www.dp-praha.cz/en/dopr_info.htm

Updated Programme Information

A copy of the program, descriptions of each of the workshops and changes that occur after publication are available at the Programme. The main conference programme is divided into topic-oriented sessions. Conference sessions include invited papers combined with company/product presentations.

Simultaneous interpretation in English is provided.

As in the last conference, there will be a Poster Session in the corridor between New and Rajska building. The presenters of the posters will be with their posters during coffe and lunch breaks to give an explanation on their poster.

Workshops

Half-day workshops are scheduled for Monday, May 22, 2006. If you wish to attend an workshop only, workshop-only registration is required. Workshops are charged a separate fee. The workshops for this year’s conference are described in a conference the Programme. Check this site also for description where the workshops take place.

Exhibition

Visitors to Inforum conference will meet up to many exhibitors. The list of all exhibitors is presented at conference website

Evening Party / INFOPARTY

All speakers are invited to the official conference concert and all conference participants are invited to the party on Wednesday 24 May evening. This is an opportunity to network with your colleagues in an informal atmosphere. For limited capacity reasons only registered delegates are welcome. It is necessary to take an invitation card with you.

The Infoconcert takes part in Chapel of Mirrors (Zrcadlova kaple in czech), Klementinum, Marianske square, Prague 1. Beginning at 7:30 pm. The INFORUM Awards for the best local projects, products and services will be announced at the Infoconcert.

The Infoparty is held in Klementinum Courtyard. Beginning at 9 pm.

The nearest tram and metro station is Staromestska (metro green line A, tram lines no.17,18).

Invitation Letters

On request is possible to send an invitation letter. Please contact jana.machonska@aip.cz to get more details.

Registration options and prices

Standard fee EUR 125
Early-birds EUR 105
Reduced fee EUR 95
Early-birds EUR 75
Workshop B or C (for conference participants) EUR 22
Workshop B or C only delegate EUR 35

The registration fee for participants covers name badge, admission to all registered conference sessions, admission to the exhibition, participant’s bag, lunch tickets (on the basis of online registration) and invitation card for evening party (on the basis of online registration). The number of participants is limited. It is very important that you always wear your delegate badge during the conference.

Register and realize payment until March 31st 2006 for the Early Bird discount. If your registration form and/or payment are received after March 31st 2006, the late fee will be charged automatically.

Attendees are responsible for all of their conference and travel expenses. We are unable to provide any funding to subsidize registration costs or any other attendee expenses.

Methods of Payment

All conference registrations must be accompanied by payment. Every participant recieves a proforma invoice via e-mail immediately after the online registration, and an invoice by post after the payment is done. The required method of payment is bank transfer. Bank details:

HVB Bank a.s., Jugoslavska 29, 120 00 Praha 2, Czech Republic
Account No.: 5127725001 Sort code: 2700
Payment ref. No.: = invoice number
IBAN: CZ7327000000005127725001
SWIFT: BACXCZPP

We do not accept neither cheques nor payment in cash on arrival nor credit card payment on site.

Refunds

In case the participation is cancelled in writing before April 30 the paid amount will be refunded less 25% cancellation fee. After the deadline has passed, no refunds will be issued. Refunds will be made after the conference. We are happy to accept replacement participants without any additional charges.

Registration Hours

There will be a registration desk set up at the University of Economics, which will work on Tuesday from 9:30, the other days from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm.

Meal Functions

Lunch is available usually from 12.00 to 13:00 in University Dinning Hall. There are two different menus. Be sure to indicate on the registration form if you require vegetarian meals. The price of 1 lunch is EUR 2,50. Lunch tickets (for Dinning hall) will not be available for purchase onsite. All important places and rooms will be marked by direction signs with the official Inforum 2006 logo.

Except group meal functions (in the the University Dinning Hall) may participants have a lunch individually in the EUREST restaurant which is located in the same building as the Dinning Hall. Lunches in the restaurant should be paid by the participants on site, no tickets or preorderings are necessary.

Internet, Cloakroom

You can check your e-mail or surf the Internet at the computers in the exhibit hall during the conference.

The cloakroom will be available for participants during the whole conference, every day from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm.

Accommodation

Due to the high demand for accommodation in Prague, delegates are advised to book early. Please note that the credit card information is required to guarantee the hotel reservation. The accommodation offer is available at http://www.inforum.cz/inforum2006/english/ubytovani.php Please contact these addresses directly and not via Albertina icome Praha, as there are no rooms pre-reserved.

Sightseeing Tours and Culture in Prague

Prague is one of the nicest cities in the world. The city offers to it’s visitors a lot of culture events and many historical places to see. You can explore Prague by foot with a map or use services of a Tourist Agency. We reccomend Prague Information Service http://www.pis.cz

Most popular sightseeings are Prague Castle, the Old Town and the Jewish Quarter, The Old-Town Hall with the Astronomical Clock (horologe), Lesser Town, Bethelem Chapel, Charles Bridge, Petrin Lookout and Labyrinth, Vysehrad. You can find basic info and pictures at http://www.pis.cz/a/prague/pama/pama.html

You can attend also theatres, cinemas, concerts and museums and galleries. For a programme look at http://www.pis.cz/a/culture/cult_menu.html

Other Useful Information about Prague and Czech Republic

At http://www.pis.cz/a/prague/aplan.html is available all necessary information you may need: important telephone numbers and addresses, international dialing codes, customs requirements and offices, postal services, currency, transport, medical care, embassies, tourist information services, etc.

Prague Public transport

There is a rich system of public transport in Prague. It combines three main types of transportation – subway (Metro), trams and buses. Metro is the best and fastest way how to reach the long-distance locations, trams and buses may be used to finalize the trip.

The price for a basic ticket is 20 CZK (about 0,7 Euro). You have to mark it when entering the Metro area, tram or bus. It is valid for 75 minutes (90 during weekends) from the timestamp and allows you to change the lines and transportation types at your will. Single ticket is sufficient for the whole trip in most cases (the only limit is the duration of your ride).

Do not care about transport zones. The whole Prague is in zone 0, so single-zone tickets are suitable for your needs. You can buy the tickets at most newspaper kiosks or coin machines available at bus/tram stations or by the Metro entrances.

Time-period tickets (for 1, 3 or 7 days) are sold at information centers located e.g. at the airport arrival hall, metro station Muzeum and Mustek. More information about the public transport is provided by the Prague public transport company.

Frequently Asked Questions

When and where is INFORUM 2006?
May 23-25, 2006, University of Economics, Prague.

What are the hours of INFORUM 2006?
See the programme for more details: Inforum 2006 programme.

Are the papers of the conference given in English?
The papers could be given in Czech or English, simultaneous interpretation in English is provided during all sessions.

I have registered for the conference and am wondering if you are able to accept a cashier's check or some other method of payment?
Unfortunately not, the required method of payment is bank transfer. We do not accept neither cheques nor payment in cash on arrival.

From the papers you had sent I understood, that registration must be accompanied by the payment invoice. It is a pity, but I did not receive the original invoice by post till today.
Every participant recieves a proforma invoice via e-mail immediately after the online registration, and an invoice by post after the payment is done. In case you didn't recieve any proforma invoice by e-mail, contact us, please.

Do you also assist with accommodation, or the accommodation is completely up to the participants?
The INFORUM conference registration office does not provide for booking of accommodation and the delegates should arrange their accommodation themselves. You can find a list of recommended hotels in the near vicinity of the conference venue on the INFORUM website.

I tried to register yesterday afternoon, but the link wasn't operational any longer and the page had already been changed, saying it was no longer possible to register. Is there anything we can do about that?
Send us your contact details and we will inform you in case someone will cancel his/her participation.

How do I obtain a press credential?
For press passes contact Filip Vojtasek, please.

Will there be an INFORUM 2007, and if so are there dates scheduled yet?
Yes, INFORUM 2007 will take part again in Prague from May 22 to 24, 2007. The new website will be released in January 2007.

Useful Contacts

Further information on the conference, workshop, social events, registration, accommodation, etc. may be obtained from:

Albertina office in Prague, Czech Republic
tel: (+420) 222-231-212
fax: (+420) 222-231-313
Stepanska 16, 110 00 Prague 1
Mr. Jakub Petřík
Jakub.petrik @ aip.cz