Local Organizing Committee
Registration fee  
Programme of the Workshop    NEW
Social Programme
Payment of registration fee and accommodation 
Tentative Schedule
Workshop Venue

Local Organizing Committee

Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Comenius University
Peter Moczo (Chairman), Jozef Kristek, Martin Gális, Martin Balažovjech

Geophysical Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences
Peter Labák, Miriam Kristeková, Andrej Cipciar, Lucia Fojtíková, Peter Franek, Monika Kováčová

Registration fee

The registration fee is 11 400 SKK (Slovak Korunas) which is approximately 300 Euros.
The registration fee will be reduced by 1 900 SKK (appr. 50 Euros) paid for the pre-registration.

The registration fee includes

  • transportation between Bratislava and Smolenice
  • plastic bag with printed abstract book, workshop program, CD ROM, pen, notepad, guide to Bratislava and its surrounding
  • full board (breakfasts, lunches, dinners, refreshment during session breaks)
  • icebreaker
  • official workshop dinner
  • garden party
  • wine tasting
  • soccer match / trip to a historic site

Social Programme

Icebreaker, Wine Tasting, Official Worskhop Dinner, Free Afternoon (with an option for soccer match, hiking, trip to a historic site), Garden Party.


Room Rate per person per night in Slovak Korunas Rate per person per night in Euros
single 2 200 58
2-bed 1 500 40
3-bed    950 25
4-bed    750 20

Payment of registration fee and accommodation

The payment can be made at the workshop.
Forms of payment:

  • cash ( Slovak Korunas )
  • credit card ( EUROCARD, MASTERCARD, VISA, JCB )

Foreign currencies can be changed for Slovak Korunas in Smolenice.

Tentative Schedule

  • pre-registration deadline May 31, 2005
  • scholarship application deadline May 31, 2005
  • final registration and abstract submission deadline June 30, 2005
  • final program July 31, 2005.

Workshop Venue

The venue is the Smolenice Castle near Bratislava, Slovakia (50 km from downtown Bratislava, i.e., approximately 1 hour drive). The Castle, owned by the Slovak Academy of Sciences, was converted into a unique conference center. Because of its very nice setting, picturesque architecture, history-evoking interior and pleasant atmosphere, the Castle is a very popular conference venue especially for overseas participants.

Maps showing location of the Smolenice Castle as well as color photos of the Castle can be found here.

The accommodation capacity of the Castle is 78 participants. There are single-, double-, 2-bed-, 3-bed- and 4-bed rooms in the castle. An additional accommodation is available in the hotels near the Castle.

Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, refreshment during coffee breaks) will be served in the Castle. Special requirements (e.g. vegetarian diet) can be met.


Participants may arrive in Bratislava by plane, train, bus or car (some SPICErs by bikes). Several bus transfers from Bratislava to Smolenice will be organized on Sunday, Sep. 4, 2005. One transfer in the morning (approximately at 11 am), two transfers in the afternoon (appr. at 3 pm and 6 pm), and one transfer appr. at 9 pm. The exact departure times will be adjusted based on information on the arrival of participants.

The participants have to leave the Smolenice Castle until 10 am on Saturday, Sep. 10, 2005.
The bus transportation will be organized from Smolenice to Bratislava starting from early morning on Saturday (after 4 am).

PLEASE, send

  • arrival time/place in Bratislava
  • departure time/place from Bratislava

to the workshop secretariat AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
August 5, 2005

Participants may conveniently use the Vienna International Airport (Austria), which is located only 46 km from Bratislava. There is a regular bus connection from the Vienna Airport to Bratislava Main Bus Station.

Alternatively, participants may arrive in Vienna Railway Station (Südbanhof or Westbanhof). The participants may use one of many train connections from Vienna to Bratislava.

The travel time between Vienna/Vienna Intl. Airport and Bratislava is approximately 1,5 hour.


Maximum horizontal size of a poster: 100 cm.
Maximum vertical size of a poster: 130 cm.


Invited speakers are strongly encouraged to provide handouts of their plenary presentations. Handouts were very much required by participants of the SPICE R&T Workshop I held in Venice, Italy, 2004.