Lodging

Travel information

The symposium will be held at the facilities of Graz University of Technology at Stemayrgasse 9, 8010 Graz (see google-maps). For a map of public transportation in Graz see below (click on the map to enlarge it).

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Graz can be reached

  • by plane via Graz Airport (GRZ). Star-Alliance (including Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian) is the only airline network which includes Graz Airport. To reach the city you can use taxis (ride takes approximately 20 min) or busses (ride takes approximately 30 min, departure in front of the arrival area of GRZ). The closest bigger hub is the Airport of Vienna (VIE). From there it is recommended to use the train to Graz.
  • by train (ÖBB). Arrival is at Graz central station (2 h 30 min from Vienna).
  • by car via the E59 (from the east and the south), the E66 (from the west) and the E57 (from the north) (see google-maps).

more information on transport issues can be found here - touristic information is available via this link.

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 (Information on requirements). Citizens of member states of the European Union, the USA, Australia, Japan, Taiwan, Israel, Canada or Brasil (incomplete and non-committal list) do not need visas.

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

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

Childcare is available upon request: contact us via isom21@tugraz.at

Electricity: The electrical current is 230 volts, 50 Hz. 

Climate: Weather in July is usually hot and sometimes rainy, however evenings might be rather cool (average high 25°C, average low 15°C, average precipitation days 11).

Accommodation

You are kindly asked to book your accommodation on your own. A list of accommodations in Graz is available in the web (Graz-Tourism) and booking is also possible via this portal.

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Impressions of Hotel Wiesler - Graz

Special offer: Participants may individually book their rooms directly with the Central Reservations Office of Weitzer Hotels mentioning the code-word ISOM21 to benefit from the special rates given below.

The offer at Hotel Das Weitzer:
Arrival: 11.07.2015 - Departure: 17.07.2015
Rate: EUR 75.00 in single occupancy per night in an "economy room"
EUR 90.00 in double occupancy per night in an "economy room"
Breakfast included

The offer at Hotel Wiesler:
Arrival: 11.07.2015 - Departure: 17.07.2015
Rate: EUR 83.00 in single occupancy per night in a "small room"
EUR 99.00 in double occupancy per night in a "small room"
Breakfast: included
Rates including free W-Lan, use of sauna, VAT and local tax, offer valid until May 30, 2015.

Code word: ISOM21
Hotels: Das Weitzer and Wiesler
Phone: +43 (0)316 703-400
E-Mail: reservations@weitzer.com
Cutoff date (bookings have to be made until): 30.05.2015

Disclaimer: Bookings from this allotment can be made exclusively with the Central Reservations Office of Weitzer Hotels, the agreed conditions cannot be applied in retrospect to any bookings made online or with a travel agency. Individual bookings are possible until the agreed cutoff date or until full usage of the allotment (whatever occurs first). Thereafter, bookings are possible upon request only at the day’s rates.

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Impressions of Hotel Weitzer - Graz

Participants searching for cheap accommodation very close to the conference venue (1 min walking) may individually book their rooms directly with Hotel Stadthalle Johannes (webpage only in german) mentioning the code-word ISOM21 to benefit from the special rates given below (20 rooms available). Bookings have to be made until: June 19, 2015.

Arrival: 11.07.2015 - Departure: 17.07.2015
Rate: EUR 49.00 in single occupancy per night
EUR 72.00 in double occupancy per night
Breakfast included
Rates including free W-Lan, use of sauna (16h00 -20h00) and VAT , offer valid until June 19, 2015.