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27-31 March 2017
Staszic Palace
Europe/Warsaw timezone

General information

Poland belongs to the Schengen area and not the eurozone. Please check with your local Polish embassy if you need a visa to enter Poland. The Polish currency is the zloty (zł or PLN): 1€~4.50PLN. 

Travelling to Warsaw:

  • by plane: Warsaw is served by two airports: Chopin Airport (WAW) for major airlines and Modlin Airport (WMI) for low cost traffic. Chopin airport is located 10 km south of the city centre and is connected to it by the SKM train lines S2 and S3 to Warsaw Central Railway station (Dworzec Centralny), and by bus lines 175, 148, and 188. The cost of a taxi trip to the center is around 30-50 PLN. More information here. Modlin airport is located 40 km north of the city centre and is connected to it by train and numerous shuttle services. More information here.

  • by train: the main train station in Warsaw in Dworzec Centralny. It is served by trains from/to Berlin, Prague, and other central European cities. More information here.

  • by bus: numerous international bus lines to Warsaw exist and they usually stop in Dworzec Warszawa Zachodnia (Warsaw West Station).


Warsaw ZTM public transportation company offers many routes by bus, tramway or metro. One can calculate itineraries on this website. Android, Apple, Windows apps are also available. 20-, 75-minute, and one-day tickets can be bought from vending machines located in many places around the city and metro stations, or sometimes directly in buses from automats. More information here. Please remember to validate your ticket when entering buses or tramways.

Many taxi companies exist in Warsaw. A list of taxi companies can be found here. Uber and similar services are also widely used in Warsaw.


Each participant is asked to arrange her/his own accommodation. There are many hotels located in the center of Warsaw including most international chains. e.g. Hotel Gromada, Ibis Budget Centrum, Ibis Stare Miasto, Ibis Centrum, Mercure Centrum, Novotel Centrum .. Airbnb and similar companies are also popular.

Conference venue:

The conference will take place in Staszic Palace which is the seat of the Polish Academy of Sciences. It is located at the address:

Nowy Świat 72

and easily accessible by public transportation: metro station Nowy Świat-Uniwersytet (Line 2), bus stops Ordynacka, Uniwersytet, and Nowy Świat.

Conference dinner:

The conference dinner will take place on Thursday 30, at the Biblioteka Rolnicza.


Many restaurants close to the conference venue and serving food at reasonable prices can be found.

Here is a list of restaurants, cafés, and bars we recommend.

Tourist information:

Please see here.

Emergency numbers:

  • emergency: 112
  • police: 997
  • ambulance: 999
  • fire brigade: 998