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ECOC 2009 

General Information 


ECOC 2009 Secretariat

Stresemannallee 15

Ms Hatice Altintas
60596 Frankfurt am Main
Tel:  +49 (0)69 - 63 08- 477
Fax: +49 (0)69 - 96 31- 52 13



Media House Azalea Drive
Swanley Kent BR8 8HU
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1322 660070
Fax: +44 (0)1322 616350

Accommodation Agency 

Operngasse 20B,
1040 Vienna, Austria
Tel.: +43 1 58804 0
Fax: + 43 1 58804 185

Conference Venue

Austria Center Vienna
Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1
A-1220 Vienna
Tel: +43 (0)1- 260 69-0
Fax: +43 (0)1-260 69-303

A business center is on service daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone, fax, internet access, printing services and WiFi access are available.


Conference language

All sessions will be held in English. There will be no simultaneous translation.


Destination Vienna

Welcome to Vienna, which has always been and continues to be a place where European history is made. Throughout the centuries, Viennese culture has exerted a strong influence on European arts and lifestyle. Among many others, the works of Strauss, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert have made Vienna the musical capital of the world.

In addition to its rich cultural heritage, from Lippizaner horses and famous museums to Hofburg and Secession, modern-day Vienna boasts the vibrant cultural scene of a 21st century metropolis.

A selection of touristic and cultural highlights in Vienna are listed on the city map inserted in the congress bag. For indivdiual questions please contact the agency EuroKongress at the registration counter.


The official currency in Austria is the euro (EUR). Standard credit cards (Mastercard, American Express, VISA) are accepted in hotels, department stores and restaurants. Currently (December 2008) the exchange rate is approx. 1 EUR = 1,4 USD


Power supply is 230 V AC, 50 Hz. It is recommended to have a suitable plug-in for German standard when charging your laptop

Emergency services

Police call 133,  Ambulance 144 and  Fire Brigade call 122 


The organizer may not be held responsible for any injury to participants or damage, theft and loss of personal belongings. Participants should therefore make their own insurance arrangements.


Vienna is an ideal city to go on a leisurely stroll through the shops - on Vienna's famous Kaerntner Strasse - the noble shopping street you will discover an immense variety of pleasurable shopping opportunities. . For more details please visit

Time Zone

GMT (UTC) +01:00


by air: From Vienna Airport take the airport bus to VIC (Vienna International Centre). There is a stop right in front of the hotel Arcotel Kaiserwasser (300 m to the conference center. 

Direct taxi rides from the airport to the ACV are offered at a rate of 60 EUR incl. return ticket, if you book it at the airport (August 2008).

by car: Take the A22 towards the centre of Vienna. - Just after the Kaisermühlen tunnel take the 2nd right into Wagramerstrasse and follow the sign ACV.

by Public Transport
: From the southern train station, take tram number 18 to Südtiroler Platz, then change to underground line U1 to Kaisermühlen-VIC, located at the ACV.

Detailed information on transportation will be provided in the final program.

Visa/Letter of confirmation

Nationals from some countries may require a visa to enter Austria. Please check with the Austrian Embassy in your country. If documentation/letter of confirmation is required, please contact the conference organizer for support for a visa application after having registered for the conference.


The weather in Vienna in September is still beautiful and warm. However, there might be chilly and rainy days. The temperature can range between 10C° and 25C°. Please check the actual weather on

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