Important Deadlines
  • July, 2010
    Deadline for abstract submission of late poster (PLEASE ASK BEFORE SUBMITTING!)
  • May 10, 2010
    Notification of acceptance
  • May 28, 2010
    Early Registration
    (reduced Fees)

Latest News
  • Satellite event: Workshop Instrument Assisted Synthesis
  • A list of confirmed abstracts is online
  • Acceptance of Oral contributions delayed to May 10, 2010
  • Early Registration has been extended to May 28, 2010
  • Deadline for submission of abstracts for poster presentations has been extended to May 19, 2010
  • Deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended to April 14, 2010
  • Submission of Abstacts has been startet
  • Online registration open
  • Sponsoring opportunities open
  • ECHC2010 Web launched

Scientific Secretariat

Institute of Applied Synthetic Chemistry
Vienna University of Technology

Getreidemarkt 9/163
A-1060 Vienna (Austria)

Tel.: +43 1 58801 16301
Fax: +43 1 58801 16399

echc2010@tuwien.ac.at
http://www.echc2010.net

Registration Office and Travel Agency

Austropa Interconvention
Verkehrsbüro Kongress Management GmbH

Dresdner Strasse 81-85
A-1200 Vienna (Austria)

Tel.: +43 1 58800 525
Fax: +43 1 58800 520

echc2010@interconvention.at
http://www.austropa-interconvention.at

Language

The official language of the conference will be English.
No simultaneous translation will be provided.

Passport and Visas

All non-residents of the EU are required to have a valid passport.
Participants should check regarding visa requirements for travel to Austria. Applications should be made to the nearest Austrian Embassy or Consulate as soon as possible. Citizens of member states of the European Union and the USA do not need visas.

Travelling to Vienna

Vienna can be reached

  • by plane via Vienna International Airport ( VIE ). To reach the city you can use taxis (ride takes approximately 20 minutes), busses (ride takes approximately 20 minutes, departure in front of the arrival area of VIE, interval 20 minutes), the City Airport Train (CAT, approximately 16 minutes) or train ('Schnellbahn', ride takes approximately 35 minutes, interval 30 minutes, City Terminal is station 'Landstraße'). From station 'Landstraße' take the subway U4 (green line) in direction "Hütteldorf". The conference site is in walking distance of the station "Karlsplatz".
  • by train ( ÖBB ). Arrival is at Wien-Meidling or Wien-Westbahnhof.
    From Wien Meidling take U6 (brown line) in direction "Floridsdorf" and change at station "Längenfeldgasse" to the U4 (green line) in direction "Heiligenstadt". The conference site is in walking distance of the station "Karlsplatz".
    From Wien Westbahnhof take the subway U3 (orange line) in direction "Simmering" and change at the station "Volkstheater" to the U2 (purple line) in direction "Karlsplatz". The conference site is in walking distance of the station "Karlsplatz".
  • by car via the A1 (from the west) or the A2 (from the south). Follow the signs directly to the center of Vienna ('Zentrum') and proceed to Karlsplatz. Within and around the center of Vienna there is a short term parking zone (payment zone) requiring to park the car in a garage.

Travelling in Vienna

Information about available tickets and detailed line plans can be found at Vienna's ' Getting Around ' website.

Letter of Invitation

On request, the Congress Chairman is willing to send personal invitations to prospective participants of the XXIVth ECHC. Such invitations are only for the purpose to help participants to raise travel funds or to obtain visas, and will only be sent to participants, who have submitted an abstract. No commitment is implied on the part of the organizers to provide financial support.

Insurance and Liability

Participants are advised to arrange whatever insurance they consider necessary. No responsibility can be assumed by the Congress for personal accidents, sickness, theft, or property damage suffered by the participants.

Climate

Weather in August is usually warm and sunny (18-28°C). However, there is some possibility of brief showers. Thus, a jacket and an umbrella may be useful.

Electricity

The electrical current is 230 volts, 50 Hz.

Banking

Bank hours are
Monday - Wednesday, Friday 08:00am - 12:30pm and 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Thursday 08:00am - 12:30pm and 1:30pm - 5:30pm

Currency

Since the beginning of 2002 the EURO is the official currency in Austria. 1 Euro = 100 Cents.
Coins: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 Cents; 1, 2 Euros
Banknotes: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 Euros

Money can be changed at the airport, at banks, exchange bureaus, and larger hotels.

For a cash advance, credit cards and Maestro-cards can be used at cash dispensers (Bankomat) which are available all over the city.

Shopping

Typical shopping hours are Monday to Friday 09:00am - 6:00pm and Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm (5:00pm). Apart from some tobacconists and small supermarkets at petrol stations and at the main railway stations, shops are closed on Sundays.

Luxury shops with an elegant clientele can be found in the pedestrian zone of the Graben and of Kärntnerstraße (underground U1, U3 / station Stephansplatz). Street entertainers and outdoor cafe's contribute to the special atmosphere of this area.

A well known shopping area is Mariahilferstraße (underground U3 / station Neubaugasse).