The conference venue is Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași (, which is the oldest higher education institution in modern Romania. Since 1860, the University has been carrying on a tradition of excellence and innovation in the fields of education and research. With over 24.000 students and 800 academic staff, the University enjoys high prestige at national and international level and cooperates with 286 universities worldwide. The University is 15 minutes walk north of the city centre.

Iași is situated in the northeast of Romania. It is about 400 km from Bucharest, the capital of Romania and about 25 km from the border with the Republic of Moldavia.

By plane: Iași city airport is only about 7.5 km from the conference venue and it is linked to several major airports: Bucharest, Vienna, London, Roma, Bologna, Bergamo, Treviso, Dublin, Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, Munich, Koeln, Bruxelles. (

From the airport to the town you can take:
– a taxi (the average cost for the downtown is 6 euro);
– the bus no. 50 (bus tickets – to the driver). Details on the bus schedule and bus route can be downloaded here. One-way bus ticket is 2 RON (about 45 cents). Bus tickets and taxi fares can be paid only in local currency (RON). Cash machines (ATM) are available in the airport.

By train: Iași is connected by train to all major cities in Romania. The Central train station is about 1.5 km from the conference venue. (

By Bus: The bus station is near the Central train station. Iași is connected by bus to all major cities in Romania. (

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