13th Conference on Professional Information Resources


Information for participants

The 14th annual conference of INFORUM that deals with professional electronic information resources for research, development, education and business purposes will be held from May 28 to May 30, 2008 in Prague.

Conference Venue and How to get there
Invitation Letters
Important Dates
Registration Hours
Updated Programme InformationMeal Functions
ExhibitionInternet, Cloakroom
Evening PartyAccommodation
Walking Tour of Prague
Prague Public Transport
Registration Options and PricesSightseeing Tours and Culture in Prague
Methods of PaymentOther Useful Information about Prague and Czech Republic
Refunds and Cancellation PolicyUseful Contacts, FAQ

Conference Venue and How to get there

INFORUM 2008 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. Conference sessions will be held in the New Auditorium and Auditorium D.

Travel to the university from the airport could be via taxi, or public transportation. One of the recommended taxi services is AAA Radiotaxi, phone number 14014. There is also a bus service to/from airport to/from metro station Dejvicka (bus lines no. 119, 254, fare: 20 CZK one way).

The nearest tram station to the University of Economics is Husinecká. Please use tram No. 9 (direction SPOJOVACÍ), 26 (direction NÁDRAŽÍ HOSTIVAŘ) or 5 (direction OLŠANSKÉ HŘBITOVY).

You can also use bus No. 135 which has a stop right on the Winston Churchill Square - via boarding it at either the FLORENC metro stop on metro lines B and C (the yellow and red lines) or from the ŽELIVSKÉHO metro stop on line A (the green line).

Fast and easy search for links of Prague integrated transport (PIT) system could be made at http://www.dpp.cz

Important dates

January 2008 Call for Papers announcement
21. 2. 2008 Call for Papers deadline
10. 3. 2008Paper's acceptation notification
March 2008 Registration for the conference
7. 4. 2008 Early birds registration and payment expiration
30. 4. 2008 Receipt of full-text papers
30. 4. 2008 Registration cancellation
7. 5. 2008 Standard registration and payment expiration
27. 5. 2008 Conference workshops
28. 5. 2008 10a.m.
Official opening of the exhibition
28. 5. 2008 10:30a.m.
Opening session
29. 5. 2008 from 7:30p.m.
Social events
30. 5. 2008Conference closing

Updated Programme Information

A copy of the program, descriptions of each of the sessions and changes that occur after publication are available at the Programme website. The main conference programme is divided into topic-oriented sessions.

Simultaneous interpretation in English is provided.

Conference at-a-glance (PDF)

Exhibition

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

Evening Party

All conference participants are invited to the party on Thursday 29 May evening. This is an opportunity to network with your colleagues in an informal atmosphere. It is necessary to take an invitation card with you.

Please note that for capacity reasons we kindly encourage you to register for this event as soon as possible.

Walking Tour of Prague

We would like to offer you to take a part in Walking tour of Prague with a professional guide on Wednesday 28th.

Registration Options and Prices

Registration fees for INFORUM 2008 you will find here.

We recommend that you use the Internet online registration facility. It is necessary to fill in your contact details, your company details and to select sessions, workshops and social events you would like to attend. Also check off lunches if you are interested.

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). It is very important that you always wear your delegate badge during the conference.

Register and realize payment until April 7, 2008 for the Early Bird discount. If your registration form and/or payment are received after April 7, 2008, 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

Every participant will receive a proforma invoice via e-mail immediately after the online registration, and an invoice after the payment is done.

The required method of payment is bank transfer. Any bank fees are responsibility of the customer (participant).

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

Please mind that we do not accept neither cheques nor payment in cash on arrival nor credit card payment on site.

Refunds and Cancellation Policy

In case the participation is cancelled in writing before April 30, 2008 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.

Invitation Letters

If you need an invitation letter, please send an e-mail to Albertina icome Praha – Andrea Kutnarova.

Registration Hours

There will be a registration desk set up at the University of Economics, which will work on Wednesday from 9.00, the other days from 8.00 until 17.00.

Meal Functions

Except group meal functions (in the University Dinning Hall) may participants have a lunch individually in the restaurant which is located in the same building as the Dinning Hall or in restaurants nearby.

Internet, Cloakroom

You can check your e-mail or surf the Internet at the SUN computers in the exhibit hall during the conference.
University of Economics provides WiFi (free wireless internet) to Inforum participants. Username and password on request by registration. Your laptop must be equipped with a WiFi card.

The cloakroom will be available for participants during the whole conference, every day from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Accommodation

The INFORUM conference registration office does not provide for booking of accommodation and the delegates should arrange their accommodation themselves.
More information about the accommodation.

There are many hotels of various classes in Prague and the public transport is quite effective so please do not hesitate to arrange your accommodation according to your preferences.

Prague hotels and hostels reservation service: http://www.prague-hotel.ws

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/en/prague/monuments

You can attend also theatres, cinemas, concerts and museums and galleries. For a programme look at http://www.pis.cz/en/prague/events

Other Useful Information about Prague and Czech Republic

At http://www.pis.cz/en/prague/abc_for_tourists 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.

Contact

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

If you need further information on the conference, please do not hesitate to contact us:
Albertina icome Praha s.r.o.
Štěpánská 16
110 00 Praha 1
tel.: +420 222 231 212
fax: +420 222 231 313
conference programme, speakers, registration, social events,exhibitors and sponsors, INFORUM website: Ms. Andrea Kutnarová