General information

30th June - 4th July | 2014

The meeting will take place at Vilnius University, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics. The faculty is situated only a 10-minute walk from the Medieval Old Town.

Faculty of Mathematics and informatics
Address: Naugarduko str. 24
LT-03225 Vilnius, Lithuania

Official Language
English. No simultaneous translation will be provided.

Visa and Invitation Letter
All foreign visitors entering Lithuania must have a valid passport. For some countries a visa or invitation letter is necessary. Information about visa requirements and the location of embassies can be found on the website of the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For questions concerning visas please contact Conference Secretariat. Please apply for your visa well in advance of your journey.

Lithuania has a central European climate. The end of June and beginning of July generally is warm. Bring a sweater for a cool evening and an umbrella for a shower. To know more about the weather click here.

Webcam view of Vilnius

Eastern Europe Summer time 3 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.

Transport and Travel Information

Arriving By Air
There are direct connections with many European cities and “hubs” including Copenhagen, London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Paris. The airport is located just outside the centre of Vilnius. A taxi will take you to the centre for around € 15.

Bus Services
Vilnius has an effective and cheap network of busses and trolleybusses. Public transport usually starts about 5 am and continues until 11 pm.

Numerous taxis are operating in Vilnius. Taxi’s hired in street can be expensive and not always of the best quality. It is recommended to call Vilnius Veža Taxi Tel.: 1450 or +3705233 3337. The price for a taxi from the airport to the centre is around € 15, around 25-50 LTL.

The official currency in Lithuania is Litas. Litas is bound to € with 3.4528 Litas for € 1. Currency can be exchanged at the airport, banks and in hotels.

Credit Cards
Visa and Master Card are accepted in most shops, hotels and restaurants. You will find a cash dispenser on nearly every corner.

Electrical Appliances
The voltage in Lithuania is 220 volts.

The Baltic States are in general seen as a safe area with no imminent threat of terrorism or violence. In an international survey Vilnius is rated as the safest capital in the Baltic States and also safer than many European capitals.

The hygienic standard in Lithuania in general has a very high level. No special precautions are needed, no special vaccinations required.

Shops are generally open 10:00 – 19:00 on weekdays and from 9:00-17:00 on Saturdays. Many shops are open on Sundays as well. Most major shopping centers and supermarkets are open 8:00-24:00 daily.

All participants are reminded that neither the Organizing Committee nor the technical organizer ViaConventus are liable for any losses, accidents or damage done to persons or private property. Participants and accompanying persons are requested to make their own arrangements in respect of health and travel insurance.