European Materials Research Society organises every year the Spring Meeting in Strasburg, and Fall Meeting in September in Warsaw. The 2008 E-MRS Fall Meeting registration will begin on Sunday, September 14th followed by the Welcome Reception in the ggpw_1.jpg evening. The Conference will begin on Monday, September 15th with the Opening Ceremony. Meeting will include 12 symposia, 2 plenary sessions, as well as an exhibition of products and services of interest to those participating in the event.

The 2008 E-MRS Fall Meeting will be held in Warsaw University of Technology (Central Campus), the biggest technical university in Poland.


The 2008 E-MRS Fall Meeting consists of 2 Plenary Sessions, 12 Parallel Symposia, Poster Session and Exhibition.

The Conference Frame Programme: please download TIMETABLE  in pdf format

The Symposia Programme: please consult On-line journal

Plenary Sessions:

Parallel Symposia:

Poster Sessions:

1. Monday afternoon, 15 th September - joint session for all symposia
2. Wednesday afternoon, 17 th September - joint session for all symposia

It is mandatory that one of the authors is present at the both poster session to ensure that discussions about the presentation can be held with other participants.

Sattelite Event:

            Please download the ComplexEIT Workshop Programme

E-MRS Fall Exhibit:

The 2008 E-MRS Fall Exhibit is scheduled to coincide with the Conference programme and will provide exhibitors with ample opportunity for in depth discussion with participants.


11th European Powder Diffraction Conference

18 - 22 Sptember 2008, Warsaw, Poland

EPDIC - 11 will coincide with the E-MRS Fall Meeting.

For those who wish to attend E-MRS Fall Meeting and EPDIC the Organisers may consider reduction of fees for both conferences.

The conference flyer to be downloaded from here.

In addition you are most welcome at the Workshops organised as a part of EPDIC-11.


Conference Organisers:

Organising Committee:

  • J. Franc (Prague, Czech Republic)
  • K. Kurzydłowski (*)
  • M. Lewandowska (*)
  • A. Mycielski (**)
  • P. Siffert (***)
  • F. Tuomisto (Helsinki, Finland)

Conference Chairpersons:

  • Gabriel Crean
  • Jozsef Gyulai
  • Andrzej Mycielski
  • Urszula Narkiewicz

The European Materials Research Society ( E-MRS) a non profit scientific association founded in 1983 focuses on creating the synergy between interdisciplinary, innovative technologies, spreading and exchanging information and promoting technology transfer from public institutions to industry. The primary objective of E-MRS is to promote and enhance the efficiency of research in Europe in the field of Advanced Materials. E-MRS seeks to quickly inform researchers of the scientific and technological developments in their field of interest from the rest of the world through the society's links with other MRS societies belonging to the International Union (IUMRS). In 2002 E-MRS decided to launch in parallel to the well established spring meetings in Strasburg also the fall meetings in Warsaw. Already 6 fall meetings have taken place, in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 with a steadily increasing number of symposia and participants.

In order to contact organisers please follow this link.

logo_1.jpg The Polish Materials Science Society

The Polish Materials Science Society (PMSS) was founded in December 2004. PMSS promotes interdisciplinary cooperation between scientists working in different scientific areas - materials science and engineering, chemistry, physics, biology, medicine etc.

PMSS works in close collaboration with E-MRS.
The main aims of the PMSS are:
- provide a platform facilitating interdisciplinary cooperation between materials scientists from different fields
- strengthening the interdisciplinary meetings, conferences, workshops and schools important for the PMSS members
- distribution of information among scientists working in the field of materials research


Postal address:
Polish Materials Science Society
141 Woloska Street
02-507 Warsaw
Contact to PMSS Secretary:
Tel.: 0048 22 2348441
Fax.: 0048 22 2348794
[email protected]


DSCN6634_1.JPG The Czochralski Award

Professor Jan Czochralski is one of the most famous Polish scientists. He was born in Kcynia in Western Poland, which was then under the Prussian rule, on 23 October 1885 and was the eighth child of Franciszek and Marta Czochralski.
His initial interests were in Chemistry. One of his most important discoveries was the technology for growing single crystals, now known as the Czochraski Method. It was discovered in 1916 when he found that after dipping a pen into a small crucible of molten aluminium and withdrawing it, a thread of aluminium hangs from the nib. Careful investigations had shown that this was a single crystal and so the Czochralski Method for single crystal growth was born. The method is used for example for the growth of the single crystals of Germanium and Silicon which are the basis of a vast range of modern electronic equipment and devices.
Czochralski spent the early years of the 20 th century in Germany. Although he had reached an eminent position in German industry, he was invited to return to Poland by the President, Ignacy Moscicki. In 1929 Czochralski accepted a professorship in the Faculty of Chemistry at the Warsaw University of Technology, where he was awarded an honorary doctorate. He organised his scientific work through the: Department of Metallurgy and Metals Science in the Warsaw University of Technology and the Institute of Metallurgy and Metal Science.

Much of the later work of Professor Czochralski was related to the properties of metals. He studied the anisotropy of the elastic and plastic properties of metals, their corrosion resistance as well as thermal effects related to the annealing of heavily deformed metals. Professor Czochralski was a leading pioneer of X-ray diffraction in studies of the processes taking place in metals and in what is now described as technology transfer.

Taking into account the mertits of Czochralski for materials science, technology transfer to industry, and international colaboration, E-MRS established an award in the name of Jan Czochralski. The Society formally legalised the Czochralski Award for Achievements in Materials Science. In 2006 the Polish Materials Science Society, the Polish Society for Crystal Growth and the Polish Academy of Sciences joined with the European Materials Research Society to establish the International Chapter of the Jan Czochralski Award. For many years of communist rule, the achievements of Prof. Czochralski could not be adequately acknowledged in Poland. It is important to make the wide public aware of his tremendous contributions to Materials Science and to European collaboration in this field. It is therefore most appropriate that E-MRS decided to present the award in Warsaw University of Technology, where Professor Czochralski held a professorial position.

To date four recipients have been honoured: Professor Dr Walter Heywang, formerly Director of Research of Siemens, Professor Dr Boris Paton, the long term President of the Ukraine National Academy of Science, Prof. Thaddeus B. Massalski from Carnegie Mellon University and Prof. Shuji Nakamura from University of California. The year 2008 receipient will be Prof. Kurt Heinz Juergen Buschow .

The Best Poster Award

The best Ph.D. student's poster from each Symposium is selected by Symposia Chairpersons and honoured with an award for the best poster.

The first authors (presenting persons) of the best posters of E-MRS 2008 Fall Meeting will receive:

  • a diploma
  • free registration for E-MRS 2009 Fall Meeting

The Poster Award Ceremony is on Wednesday, 17th September at Poster Session 2.

To see the list of E-MRS 2007 Fall Meeting winners, please consult PDF.

To see the list of E-MRS 2008 Fall Meeting winners, please consult PDF.



Abstract should clearly describe the most important results and conclusions of the problems being solved. Contributions will be accepted for presentations based on quality of the submitted abstracts.

The following instructions of the abstract preparation apply:

  • abstract must be composed and submitted on-line (copy/paste from your word processor is available)
  • length of the abstract body is limited to 2000 characters, including spaces and formattings
  • only Latin and Greek letters are recommended (special characters are also available)
  • simple equations can be inlined
  • give no heading information (title, authors, affiliations) in the abstract body
  • abstract is displayed in the final form in the browser ( WYSIWYG ) and must be verified/corrected by the author on-line as it will be published as is without any further edition by the organisers.

Please, consult abstract composition manual for more details. You can correct your abstract on-line at any time. Please consult abstract composition manual for more details.

Oral presentations

Duration of oral presentation, including discussion , is planned to be:

  • 45 minutes for plenary talks,
  • 30 minutes for invited talks,
  • 15 minutes for contributed talks.

For the oral presentations - the following equipment will be present:

  • laptops with XP or Windows 2000 and Microsoft Office Power Point and we prefer presentations on CD or USB flash memory, if presenting author require something else please contact organisers
  • digital projector
  • an overhead projector for transparencies.

Poster presentations

The maximum size for a poster is format A0 according to the ISO 216 (814mm x 1189mm). The poster board will be full white board.

The posters should be displayed during the whole conference. It is expected the discussion at the posters will take part during the coffee and lunch breaks. This is why we ask you kindly to be in proximity of your posters during two Poster Sessions and the most of breaks. It is mandatory that one of the authors is present at the both poster sessions (Monday & Wednesday) to ensure that discussions about the presentation can be held with other participants.

You are asked:

·  to paste your poster sheets to the allotted board immediately after you arrive to the conference. In the first conference day (September, 15) you can paste them during between 8:00-9:30 - during the time of conference registration, the best (or immediately after your arrival, if you are delayed). A group of organisers will provide help you in any matter and means. Bring your own materials that may be helpful while arranging your poster. Please note that duct tape is the proper thing when push-pins are not allowed!!!

·  to vacate your poster board to the end of conference (or prior our earlier departure yare asked vacate your poster board or you can leave the material there and it will be removed by the organisers after closing the conference. The poster sheets will be not returned and they can be damaged in this case.

The posters should be removed by Friday morning, 19 th September, 2008.

The decision of the deadline and procedure of delivering full papers is made by the organisers of each symposium.


The submitted papers will be subjected to a peer review procedure. Instructions to Authors will be dispatched together with the notification of acceptance of the abstract by Symposia Chairman.

The decision of which journals shall publish the symposia proceedings will be made by the organizers of each symposium.


Participation in the exhibition will enable companies to make further contact with existing customers or clients and make new fruitful contacts with those engaged in interdisciplinary ‘state of the art’ research on behalf of industry at universities throughout the world. This event might be an excellent opportunity for your firm to meet just the right customers, disseminate information effectively and discuss or negotiate sells with participants. Therefore, we encourage you to take a part in the exhibition!

Companies interested in presenting their offer should fill in the Application Form and return it to the Exhibition coordinator via electronic mail or fax:

Grzegorz Wojas
phone/fax: (+48 22) 234 8108
e-mail: [email protected]

Application Form and Regulations are available here  or in the downloads section.

For more details please click here .


2008 E-MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit sponsored by:

  • NT-MDT Integrated Solutions for NanoTechnology  


Raman spectroscopy AFM system NTEGRA Spectra

Deadlines and fees


  • Abstract deadline: May 12, 2008
  • Notification of acceptance and mode of presentation: June 23, 2008
  • Application for exhibitors: August 15, 2008
  • Advert & Sponsorship: July 31, 2008
  • Deadline for registration at lower fee: July 31, 2008 (please notice that the discount rate is only applicable for REGISTRATION FORM and PAYMENT received by July 31). After July 31 additional charge for registration fees.

Fees for the whole conference:

Early registration fees (before July 31):

  • Regular fee: 395 Euro
  • Student fee: 260 Euro* (further reduction possible after individual agreement with Symposium Organiser)

Late registration fees (after July 31):

  • Regular fee: 480 Euro
  • Student fee: 310* Euro

The registration fee for Regular Participant includes:

  1. Admission to the Plenary Sessions, all parallel symposia, poster session and exhibition
  2. Programme and Book of Abstracts
  3. One copy of the proceedings of a named symposium (this does not apply for students)
  4. Conference Badge
  5. Refreshments during breaks
  6. Lunch boxes on each day of the Conference
  7. Welcome Reception on 14 th September
  • Each additional copy of the proceedings (and of the other symposia) can be ordered at a price of 50 Euro
  • Conference Dinner by additional charge of 55 EUR

The registration fee for a Student includes the items listed above, except the proceedings

* - Students have to present evidence of their status


  • ComplexEIT Workchop on Entrepreneurship in Education - free of charge for all E-MRS 2008 Fall Meeting participants

On-line Registration is obligatory! To register for the Conference please complete the On-line Fee & Services Form. The deadline for early registration is July 31. Delegates will be officially registered upon receipt of this form and the appropriate Conference dues.



Foreign particpants: Payments must be made in Euro.

Partipants from Poland: Payments must be made in Polish Złotys (PLN) - the equivalent in at the day of payment according to the NBP mid- rate of exchange)

Payments of

  • Registration fee
  • additional copies of proceedings
  • Conference dinner

pay to the bank account of :

Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering,
Warsaw University of Technology
Woloska 141
02-507 Warsaw, Poland

When paying please indicate:your name and address

Payments must be made to:

Account name:

WUT - EMRS Conference

Bank name:


Branch name:

IV O/Warszawa

Account no:

PL 79124020929522109001000000


  • If you pay by a bank transfer

- ensure that the bank charges are borne by the participant

- make sure that your name appears on the payment

- send the copy of bank transfer receipt to "Scientific Secretariat" either by fax or regular mail (fax no. +48 22 234 87 94)

  • Payments by credit cards are available on-line


Arriving by plane:

The Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport is approximately 11 km from the city centre (15-20 minutes by car, but during the rush hours it can take up to an hour). Bus No.175 runs from the airport to the city centre.

Taxi service is also available. Avoid accepting a taxi offered in the arrival area of the airport or you are likely to be seriously overcharged! Follow TAXI signs outside the building. There are three taxi corporations (MPT, SAWA, MERC) eligible at the airport and taxi stop is just in front of the building (arrivals) . The cost of a taxi from the airport to the city centre is around 30-40 Polish zlotys (10 EUR).

By train:

All international trains to Warsaw arrive at the Central Railway Station - Warszawa Centralna (in front of Marriott Hotel and Palace of Culture and Science). Taxi services are available outside the station or you can call for a taxi by dialing e.g: (+48 22) 9622 (Super Taxi), (+48 22) 9191 (MPT Taxi), (+48 22) 644 4444 (Sawa Taxi) or (+48 22) 677 7777 (Taxi Merc).

  • Timetable information and train tickets prices, phone +48 22 9436, +48 22 5116003
  • On-line timetable www.pkp.pl

By car:

Those participants who are planning to drive should take note that there is not a comprehensive freeway system in Poland so journeys may take longer than one might anticipate. The Fall Meeting venue is located in the very heart of the City and there is no free parking in the area.

Passports and visas:

All visitors from non UE countries must have passports valid for at least 6 months. Some participants may require visas in order to enter Poland. Please check with your local Polish Consulate or Embassy for details regarding visa and entry requirements.

Letters of invitation:

Upon request, the Scientific Secretariat will send a personal invitation to participate. This invitation is meant only to help visitors raise funds or to obtain a visa, and is not a commitment on the part of the organizers to provide any financial support.


The event will be hosted at WarsawUniversity of Technology (Politechnika Warszawska), which is in Warsaw, Poland. The Conference and Exhibition will take place in the main Warsaw University of Technology building located at pl. Politechniki 1, 00-661 

  awl_419.jpg Please consult Google Maps

The historical Main Building is the symbol of Warsaw University of Technology. It was the venue of many important historical events: rallies, sessions, meetings and ceremonies. Here marches and demonstrations were organised. Today, the famous University Audience Hall is a representative place for Warsaw. Balls are held here in which the Prime Minister, the Marshalls of Parliament and Senate and many other eminent guests participate. The social, political, cultural and scientific elite meets every year at Carnival balls: the Alliance Ball and the Journalists' Ball.

awl_420.jpg The Main Hall of conference venue.

Please note the Main Reception will be open according to the hours given below:






September 14 th




September 15 th




September 16 th




September 17 th




September 18 th




September 19 th




"CONGRESS - OR" Congress & Tourism Bureau

would like to offer you accommodation in various categories of hotels in Warsaw.





Single room

Double room

Distance from the Conference Venue


Hotel Rialto *****

73 Wilcza Street

179,00 €

224,00 €

5 min walking

City Centre

10 km from airport

Sofitel Victoria *****

11 Królewska Street

186,00 €

196,00 €

10 min by underground

City Centre

13 km from airport

Jan III Sobieski ****

1 Zawiszy Sq.

110,00 €

124,00 €

15 min by tram

City Centre

6 km from airport

Novotel Centrum **** STANDARD

94/98 Marszałkowska Str.

129,00 €

148,00 €

5 min by underground

City Centre

Novotel Centrum **** SUPERIOR

94/98 Marszałkowska Str.

158,00 €

180,00 €

15 min walking

10 km from airport

Novotel Airport ***

1 Sierpnia 1 Street

132,00 €

142,00 €

25 min by bus

6 km from the City Centre

2 km from airport

Gromada Centrum ***

Powstańców Warszawy 2 Sq.

116,00 €

126,00 €

10 min by tram or 7 min by underground

City Centre

12 km from the airport

MDM Hotel ***

1 Konstytucji Sq.

109,00 €

116,00 €

7 min walking

City Centre

9 km from the airport

Hotel Metropol ***

99a Marszałkowska Str.

85,00 €

98,00 €

5 min by underground

City Centre

10 km from airport

Campanile **

2 Towarowa Street

89,00 €

98,00 €

15 min by tram

City Centre

6 km from the airport

Etap Hotel **

1 Zagórna Street

65,00 €

78,00 €

15 min by bus

City Centre

9 km from airport


Student Dormitory

12 Waryńskiego Street

39,00 €

49,00 €

5 min walking

1 km from City Centre

9 km from airport

Important information

Room rates include one overnight stay and breakfast. The number of rooms in each hotel is limited. Please indicate your first and second choice of reservation on the on-line Accommodation Form. Official check-in time at hotel is

2 a.m. and check-out is noon. Please inform us if you will arrive later. Full payment is required in advance. Accommodation deadline and hotel payment: July 31 st 2008. After July31 st 2008 hotels reserves the right to charge you for all nights reserved and guaranteed on the registration form, in case you check out prior to the scheduled date or in case of non show. If you would like to accommodate in after July 31 st 2008, please contact: Joanna Kozakiewicz [email protected]

Cancellation Notification of cancellation must be made in writing to the "CONGRESS-OR" Congress & Tourism Bureau. Cancellation before July 31 st 2008 - 70% refund. Cancellation after July 31 st 2008 - no refund. The refund will be made after the Conference.



Contact details

Joanna Kozakiewicz
Congress & Tourism Bureau
47 Żurawia Street Apt. 304
00-680 Warsaw, Poland
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone/fax: (+48 22 ) 621 31 16; (+48 22) 628 45 48

Social Programme

  • Sunday evening, September 14th, 2008, at 7 p.m. (19:00) A chance to meet old friends and make new ones at the WELCOME RECEPTION at the conference venue, Warsaw University of Technology, Central Campus, 1 Politechniki Place.
  • Thuesday evening, September 16th, 2008, at 8 p.m. (20:00), "Zacheta" National Gallery of Art, 3 Malachowskiego Place, CONFERENCE DINNER.  Price: 55 Euro per person. Please indicate your choice in the on-line Fee & Services Form.
  • Wednesday evening, September 17th, 2008, EMRS-AFTER HOURS to be completed........

Tourist offer


  • Warsaw sightseeing

Monday, September 15 th, 2008; Departure from Conference venue at 6:00 p.m.
Sightseeing tour with an English speaking guide, who will introduce you to the most interesting place in Warsaw. You will hear about its history and see a lot of monuments especially these in the Old Town- recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage. An absolute must for all visitors.
Price: 33 Euro per person (including: bus transportation, English speaking guide assistance).

  • Frederic Chopin Piano Concert

Tuesday, September 16 th / Thursday, September 18 th / Saturday, 20 th September 2008;
Departure from hotel or Conference at 7.30p.m. We introduce you to the beautiful Myślewicki Palacein Łazienki Parkwhere you will listen Frederic Chopin piano recital. Following the concert you will be able to see beautiful Łazienki Royal Parkwhich is one of the Europe's finest such complex established the 17 th century.
Price: 46 Euro per person(including: bus transportation, entrance fee, English speaking guide assistance, glass of wine)

  • Warsaw Rising Museum

Thursday, September 18 th, 2008; Departure from Conference site at 5:30 p.m. The Warsaw Rising Museum- opened on 1 August, 2004 to mark the 60 th anniversary of the outbreak of Warsaw Uprising. The Warsaw Rising Museum is a tribute paid by residents of the city to those who fought and died to bring freedom to Polandand its capital. The exhibition displays all aspects of the battle as well as everyday life in Warsawagainst the background of the German Nazi occupation. It also explains the complicated international situation of that time, including the communist terror after the end of World War II and the persecution of insurgents in communist Poland. More than 500 exhibit items, plus about 1,000 photographs, films and sound recordings, depict the days leading up to the outbreak of the rising, its day-by-day development, the forced evacuation of the fighters from Warsaw, and their ordeal after their heroic fight was over.
Price: 19 Euro per person(including: bus transportation, entrance fee, English speaking guide assistance)

Tourist Program for Accompanying Person:

  • The Wilanów Park-Palace complex and the Royal Łazienki Park-Palace complex

Monday, September 15 th 2007; Departure from Conference site at 10:00 a.m.

Wilanów Palace - Baroque residence of Polish King John III Sobieski, built in the late 17 th century as a present for his French wife Marysienka. Residence is surrounded by a beautiful park with trees regarded as monuments of nature and many Romantic buildings. Inside - Museum of Interiorswith magnificent collection of old paintings.

Royal Lazienki Park - one of Europe's finest such complex established 17 th century by Agricola and Schultz. It’s most valuable buildings Palaceon the Water was built in 17 th century as bathing pavilion. In 1775-93 remodeled into Baroque style King Stanislaw August's summer residence. Also: Myslewicki Palace- summer residence of royal court, Theatre on the Island, Old Orangery - sculpture gallery, New Orangery, White Cottage, Egyptian Templeand Temple of Diana. Price: 48Euro per person (including: bus transportation, entrance fee, English speaking guide assistance, coffee in a cafe)

  • · Long sightseeing of Warsaw

Tuesday, September 16 th, 2008; Departure from Conference site at 10:00 a.m.
The sightseeing tour with an English speaking guide will introduce you to the most interesting attractions of Warsaw. In the Historical Museumof the city of Warsawmuseum cinema presented film “ Warsaw will remember” which shows Warsaw before the World War II and its destruction in 1939-45.You will visit The Warsaw Royal Castle and The Old Town. Moreover you will see The Old Town Square, St. Anna's Church, Presidential Palace, The Church of the Holy Cross, Unknown Soldier Tomb and more interesting places.
Price: 54 Euro per person(including: bus transportation, entrance fee, English speaking guide assistance, coffee in a cafe)

  • Post-conference tour: Cracow – Wieliczka (2 days )

Depart on September 20 at 7:00 a.m. and return on September 21 in the evening. In the morning participants will be picked up from their hotels and transported to the railway station.
Price: 406 Euro per person in a double room. Extra charge for a single room: 40 Euro

Saturday, September 20 th

07:00 a.m. Departure to Cracow .

Cracowin the Middle Ages the capital of Poland. Its unique atmosphere always drew artists who have flocked here for centuries. Today is one of Poland's most popular tourist destination. When having a lunch at the restaurant in the Old Town, you will have a great opportunity of tasting some of the most delicious dishes of traditional Polish cuisine. Royal Castlelocated at the top of the Wawel Hill, which commands a view of the whole town. The origins of this magnificent structure date back to the year 1000.Wawel Royal Cathedral is a most unique place rich with the memory of Polish history. Here Polish Kings were crowned and buried. Beneath the hill the Dragon's cave is located, home of the legendary -Wawel Dragon. Later walk to the heart of Cracow- the Main Market Squarewhich is the largest medieval urban centre in Europeand is alive with visitors from around the world. The centrally positioned Cloth Hall (Sukiennice) is a large trading centre for craft and souvenirs. Overlooking the square from the east is St. Mary's Church with its magnificent high altar, carved by Wit Stwoszand acclaimed as the greatest masterpiece of Gothic art in Poland. Every hour, the hejnał (bugle - call) is played from the church tower to commemorate the destruction of the city during the 13 th century Tatar raids. Check-in at the hotel. Dinner - In the afternoon, you will discover Cracow Jews' district -Kazimierz. The historical center of their religious and social life. It includes many historic examples of Jewish culture and architecture as well as galleries and restaurants where you can taste a delicious dishes. Overnight at the hotel in Cracow (breakfast included).

Sunday, September 21 st

Departure for the Salt Mine in Wieliczka - tour with a local English speaking guide. The Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of the most ancient mines in the world. The tourist route open for visitors connects three levels, and reaches 135 meters under the surface. Besides the Tourists Route, the underground passages and chamber house the Cracow Salt - Works Museum. Like the Old Town of Cracow, Wieliczka has been honored by being included on UNESCO'S World Heritage List. Lunch in an underground restaurant will be an additional attraction. Here you can find the world's only restaurant situated 125 meters under the ground. Travel to Warsaw . Dinner in Warsaw . Overnight at the hotel in Warsaw (breakfast next day included). Tour will end on Monday, September 24 th .

Price includes:

- accommodation (breakfast included)
- full-board
- entrance fees
- train
- bus transportation
- sightseeing
- English-speaking guide assistance



Contact details

Joanna Kozakiewicz
Congress & Tourism Bureau
47 Żurawia Street Apt. 304
00-680 Warsaw, Poland
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone/fax: (+48 22 ) 621 31 16; (+48 22) 628 45 48

Local Information

Time zone

The time in Poland is the same as in Germany and Spain, but 1 hour ahead of Portugal and UK.


You can use public telephones with phone cards which can be obtained at the post offices, airport, railway stations, newsagents and in some hotels. From a Warsaw local stationary phone - use (0 22) before the remaining part of the number.

All polish GSM operators use GSM 900/1800 network type. When calling from your mobile to a stationary phone in Warsaw use the prefix "+4822".

Emergency telephone numbers

- Police 997; when calling from a mobile phone: 112
for foreigners: 0800200300; from mobile phone: +48608599999
- Ambulance service 999

Dial-up international connection

There are several access numbers you can use, for instance 0202122, 0202422 (Telekomunikacja Polska) 0209568 (Aster City Cable). The login name is ppp and the password is ppp. The cost is the same as that of a local phone call.

Currency and credit cards

The currency unit in Poland is the Polish złoty (zł) which is subdivided into 100 grosze (gr). The current exchange rate to Euro and US dollar can be checked at http://www.oanda.com/converter/classic (choose PLN as the Polish currency code). In November 2007 it is about 3,64 PLN for Euro and 2,47 PLN for USD. Participants may change foreign currency and travellers cheques at several banks located in the centre of the city as well as in many exchange bureaus, known as Kantors, located at the at the railway station, at the airport or in many others places.Frequently the rates at the airport and the station are lower than those obtainable elsewhere in the city. International credit cards are accepted in all hotels, restaurants, and cash machines.

Public transport

Public transport in Warsaw: trams, buses and undergraund. The same tickets, with the inscription "ZTM Warszawa" are valid for all the means of municipal transport. Tickets can be bought at newsagents or from the driver (subject to an additional fee).

The folowing tickets are available:
- single ticket
- 24h city ticket ( valid for 24h from the moment of punching)
- 3-day city ticket (valid for 3 consecutive days from the day of punching)
- weekly city ticket (valid for 7 consecutive days from the day of punching)

Tickets must be punched in special machines inside buses and trams, immediately after entering. In underground, before getting on the platform. The ticket is valid from the moment of punching.


Electricity supply is 230V.

Climate and clothing

The weather in September in Warsaw is usually warm and pleasant, however the evenings might be sometimes quite cold. The daytime temperature varies from 15 degrees to 18 degress of Celsius. There is the possibility of rain, so an umbrella and light coat are advisable. The weather forecast can be checked at http://weather.icm.edu.pl/knowmaps/wwweng/mgram1208.html.


Most shops (except for food stores) are open from 11:00 until 19:00. Some department stores may open earlier or close later on weekdays as well as on Saturdays and Sundays.


Shops with regional souvenirs, local handicrafts, contemporary and antique art are found especially in the Old Town. Polish craftwork is fascinating: wood craving and hand-woven rugs come mostly from the Zakopane region. Other souvenirs include glass, hand-woven baskets, paper cut-outs, articles made of natural color leather, crystal and graphic art. One of the most popular souvenirs is amber from the Baltic Sea. Most highly prized is amber with a prehistoric insect preserved inside, though it is a rare find. Poland is also known for its silver jewellery, which is sometimes combined with amber to create uniquely Polish pieces.


Poles are known for their hospitality and love of food. Polish meals offer a wide selection ranging from fresh game in season to Baltic herring. Red beet soup or borsch, is well-known, as are Polish sausage (kiełbasa) and stuffed cabbage (gołąbki). Dumplings (pierogi) come stuffed with meat, potatoes, blueberries, or sauerkraut and mushrooms. Bigos is a stew of meat and sauerkraut, while roast duck comes stuffed with apples. For dessert, try pastries with poppy seeds, or perhaps a Polish donut filled with preserved fruit (pączek).


Scientific issues please contact:

Conference Secretary: Agnieszka Rytel
Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering
141 Wołoska Street
02-507 Warsaw, Poland
Phone / Fax: (+48 22) 234 87 94
e-mail: [email protected]

Issues related to the exhibition please contact:

Exhibition Coordinator: Grzegorz Wojas
Warsaw University of Technology
Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering
141 Wołoska Street
02-507 Warsaw, Poland
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