Dennis Gábor Applied University (Gábor Dénes Főiskola)
Mérnök utca 39 • 1119 Budapest (Hungary)
The plenary sessions took place in the main lecture hall of the DGAU, equipped with all necessary conference facilities.
The University is located in the 11th district of Budapest, not directly in the city centre, but there is an excellent public transportation connection between the conference venue and the city centre. Bus Number 7, 7E, 173, 173E are all direct lines to the city centre, and to metro stations.
There are several possibilities to go from Budapest airport to the conference place. Please find all necessary information on the page » Airport Shuttle.
The hotels we offered through a Chemol Travel Agency ( » Accomodation ) are all in about 15 minutes walking distance from our school and can be reached easily by public transportation.
The official language of the ILIAS Conference is English. No simultaneous translation will be provided!
Entry visas are not required for citizens of most European countries, the USA and Canada. Citizens of other countries can obtain a visa at the Hungarian Embassy or Consulate in their country. A valid passport is required. For more information about visas, please check the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: http://www.mfa.gov.hu
In consequence of Hungary’s continental climate, the end of November is generally cold and rainy. The average temperature is 5-10 oC during the day and 5-0 oC at night.
How to get to Hungary?
Hungary lies at the crossroads of the main tourist traffic flows in Europe. About 25 airline companies operate regular flights to and from Budapest. Railway connections from all European countries are excellent, while there are also bus and boat connections with countries in the vicinity of Hungary. Budapest can be reached by car on motorways M1, M3, M5 and M7.
Arrival by air
All participants arriving at Ferihegy International Airport are advised to take the airport shuttle minibus to their hotels; this is the least expensive and most reliable service. Metropolitan bus No. 93 (blue) also leaves from the terminal building for Kõbánya-Kispest station, where you may take metro line No. 3 (blue line) to the centre of the city.
The Airport Shuttle Minibus (LRI) shuttle service to hotels runs every 10 minutes for approx. 5-6 persons. Fare: EURO 12/person for one route at 2009 price. Taxis are also available. Fare: approx. EURO 25-45/route. Taxis are usually not equipped with credit card readers.
Arrival by train
There are 3 major international railway stations in Budapest (Deli pu., Keleti pu. and Nyugati pu.), located in the city centre and within easy reach of the Conference hotels either by public transport or by taxi.
Currency, exchange, credit cards
The official currency in Hungary is the Hungarian Forint. Exchange facilities are offered to participants at the airport, in hotels, at the exchange desk of the banks. American Express, Visa, Eurocard, Master Card are accepted in hotels, first class restaurants and city stores, but you should ask or look for the logo before ordering a service.
The organizers regret that they cannot accept liability for any personal accidents, loss of belongings or damage to private property of participants and accompanying persons that may occur during the Meeting. Participants are advised to make their own arrangements to obtain health, travel and property insurance before their departure.
Local transportation in Budapest
Public transport in the city is well organized. Trams, buses and metro trains operate without conductors. Tickets, must be purchased in advance at tobacco shops or metro stations. 3 days or weekly passes allowing free travel on all means of transportation within the city limits can be bought at each metro station.
We suggest that you use only taxis equipped with a taximeter, such as Fõtaxi, City Taxi or Buda Taxi. Beware of private cabs, especially those without a taximeter.
It is customary to give a tip of 10% over the amount of the bill at restaurants and in taxis.
In Hungary, electricity is supplied at 230 V, 50 Hz. The 2-pin connecting plug is different from that used in some other countries, e.g. the USA, the UK and Japan.
Parking is available at the open air parking area of the Conference Venue free of charge. If you park in the city centre on week days you have to pay for parking.
The usual shopping hours in Budapest are from 10:00 to 18:00, in big shopping centres around the city up to 21:00
Smoking is not permitted inside the conference buildings or at the venues for the social functions. Smokers are required to smoke outdoors in the designated area.