LICS'97 Info

LICS'97: Conference Information



Please address registration forms and inquiries to

        Dr Kazimierz Grygiel
	Conference Coordinator, LICS'97
	Institute of Informatics
	Banacha 2
	02-097 Warsaw
        Phone: 48 (22) 658 31 65 
        Fax: 48 (22) 658 31 64


The registration form should be sent to the conference
office. Registrations without enclosed payment will not be considered.
For early registration, we must receive the payment before June 1.

The table of registration fees can be found in the registration form.
The fees are given in Polish zlotys (PLN). For the current exchange
rate please check LICS'97 WWW page. (As of March 14, 1997, the
exchange rate is 3.09 PLN for 1 USD and 1.81 PLN for 1 DEM.) The
member rate applies to members of ACM, ASL, IEEE, EATCS, members of
the organizing and program committees and authors of accepted
papers. The student rate applies to full time students; a copy of the
registrant's 1996-97 student card should be included with the
registration form.

The registration fee includes conference participation, a copy of the
proceedings, four lunches at Victoria hotel, coffee breaks and an
invitation to the welcome reception. There is a separate charge for
the banquet.

There will be a small number of grants allowing some participants from
resource-limited countries to reduce the registration fee by 520
zlotys (PLN). To apply for these grants, please send or e-mail your CV
and justification to the conference office. Applications should arrive
before May 1. These grants do not cover living or travel expenses.

There is a possibility to register for the conference without
purchasing lunches. In this case the registration fee still covers
coffee breaks, a copy of the proceedings and an invitation to the
welcome reception. We do not recommend this option since in the
surroundings of the hotel there are only a few places to take a quick

There is a special rate for participants willing to attend both LICS
and CONCUR. In this case the registration fee is lower but does not
cover lunches and refreshments for July 1 and 2 (the days overlapping
with CONCUR). If you are choosing this option please fill the special LICS
form for CONCUR'97 participants. Please also attach a copy of
CONCUR'97 registration form. 

PAYMENT. can be made by a bank transfer or a credit card (American

Please use the following data for bank transfers:

	PAYABLE TO: Fundacja Rozwoju Informatyki, 
	            Banacha 2, 02-097 Warszawa
	BANK: Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A., I Oddz Warszawa,
	Pl. Bankowy 2, 00-950 Warszawa, Poland
	ACCOUNT #: 12401037-20007061-2700-401112-001-0000
	(For swift transfers use the code: PKOPPLPW)
	Please indicate "LICS'97" as a title of payment.

NOTE: The registrant's bank charges must be added to the amount

CANCELLATION: Full fees minus bank charges will be returned for any
written cancellation received before June 1. For cancellations
received between June 1 and June 15 full fees less bank charges and
the cost of one night in the desired accommodation will be
returned. No refund will be made after June 15.


A block of rooms has been reserved in Victoria and Europejski
hotels. The conference will take place in Victoria hotel. Hotel
Europejski is a few minutes walk from Victoria hotel. We have
negotiated highly competitive room rates for the conference

			Single room		Double room

HOTEL VICTORIA *****	126 DEM	+ 7% VAT	146 DEM + 7% VAT

HOTEL EUROPEJSKI ***	 70 DEM	+ 7% VAT	 90 DEM + 7% VAT

The prices are for one room per night. All rates include
breakfast. These are special rates for LICS 97 participants and are
only available between June 28 and July 3. The prices are given in
German marks. These hotels preferred to use this currency due to sharp
changes of exchange rates between US dollar and German mark.

Additionally a block of rooms has been reserved at the University

			Single room	Double room

The prices are for one room per night and include VAT. The rates
include breakfast. All the rooms have showers. From Sokrates it takes
40 minutes to reach the conference site by public transportation.

To book a room please send us the hotel registration form. The rooms
will be booked on the first-come-first-served basis. We must receive the
form before June 1.

All accommodation fees can be paid directly to the hotel after arrival
(you can pay cash or use any of the major credit cards).  In the case
of Victoria and Europejski hotels there is a possibility of
pre-payment. Please contact Hotel Victoria before making any
pre-payments to Victoria or Europejski:

	Hotel Victoria Inter-Continental
	Krolewska 11, 00-065 Warszawa, Poland
	tel: +48 (22) 827 57 64   fax: +48 (22) 657 80 57

Both Victoria and Europejski hotels accept for pre-payment all major
credit cards, bank transfers and banker's or even personal checks. The
account number for transfers is:

	Bank Handlowy S.A. I Oddz w Warszwie
	Traugutta 7/9
	00-950 Warszawa
        acc. no. 10301016-03812000

The addresses of the other two hotels are:

	Hotel Europejski
	Krakowskie Przedmiescie 13, 00-071 Warszawa 
	tel: +48 (22) 826 50 51  fax:  +48 (22) 826 11 11

	Hotel Sokrates
	Smyczkowa 9, 02-678 Warszawa
	tel: +48 (22) 43 95 51  fax: +48 (22) 43 95 51 


The conference will be held in Hotel Victoria.  

     Krolewska 11 00-065 Warszawa
     tel: +48(22) 657-80-11 
     fax: +48 (22) 657-80-57   

The hotel is situated in the very central part of the city overlooking
the Saxon Gardens with the Monument of the Unknown Soldier and
Opera. It is a short walk from the Royal Castle and the Old Town.

Warsaw is a city with more than 700 years of history.  It is certainly
worth to visit the Royal Castle, fully reconstructed in the 70s, and
the picturesque Old Town. The "Lazienki" is a beautiful 18th century
park with the famous Chopin's monument, Palace on the Isle, and
peacocks and squirrels walking freely.  The Wilanow complex
established in th 17th century includes English, French and Chinese
gardens, the Gallery of Polish Portrait and Museum of Posters. Just
before LICS (June 26-29) there will be a big Jazz Festival in Warsaw
with many international stars. You can find more tourist information
on LICS'97 web page.

The weather in Warsaw in early July is usually quite pleasant. The
average temperature is around 19 degrees Celsius but it can reach +30
C or drop to +15 C. Usually, there is relatively little rainfall in
this period.


The welcome reception will be held on Saturday evening, June 28, from
17:30 to 20:00. It will take place in the lobby of Hotel Victoria. The
Conference banquet will be held in the Royal Castle. The castle was
fully reconstructed in the seventies after its complete destruction
during the war. To reserve a place at the banquet please fill the
appropriate part of the registration form. In principle it will not be
possible to buy banquet tickets during the conference.


Lunches are included in the conference fee. They will be served in
Hotel Victoria. 

It will be possible to use e-mail.

The organizers cannot be held liable to conference participants for
injury, damage or loss of their personal property. It is suggested
that participants make their own insurance arrangements.


A registration and information desk located at the conference site
will operate on Saturday, June 28, from 16:00 to 20:00, and on the
remaining conference days from 8:30 to 18:00. The direct telephone to
the conference Registration Desk will be +48 (22) 657 82 51.


Citizens of most of the countries do not need a visa to enter
Poland. In particular citizens of EU countries and USA do not need
a visa (but Canadians need a visa). In case you are not sure whether
you need a visa please contact Polish consulate in your country.

Warsaw airport has direct connections with many major cities of Europe
and many destinations around the world. From the airport we recommend
to take the AirportCity bus that stops by Victoria and Europejski
hotels. The price for one way trip is 5.60 zlotys (PLN) (2.80 for
holders of ISIC-card). The connection to the Sokrates hotel is
slightly more involved. We recommend taking taxi or public
transportation to get to Socrates hotel. All the hotels are marked on
the maps available on LICS'97 WWW page.

Taxis in Warsaw are affordable but only if you get an honest driver,
so use caution. Flagging down any old car with a light bulb on the
roof can end up costing a fortune. It's a safer move (though no
guarantee) to take cabs with a phone number up top. Taxis from the
airport, train station and hotels are also likely to be much more
expensive. Your best bet is to call for a cab to pick you up at no
additional charge. Some generally reliable firms are: RadioTaxi
tel. 919; SuperTaxi tel. 9622; KorpoTaxi tel. 9624; ExpressTaxi
tel. 9626. Always ask the price before taking a taxi. Rates go up 50%
after 10 p.m. A taxi from the airport to Victoria and Europejski
hotels should cost no more than 25 zlotys. A taxi from the airport to
Sokrates should cost no more than 15 zlotys.

Public transportation in Warsaw is frequent and quite reliable.
Regular daytime transport runs from about 5 a.m.-11 p.m., depending on
the line. All subway, tram, streetcar and bus lines run on a ticket
punch system. First buy tickets at newsstands. Tickets are 1,40 zlotys
("normalny") for most people, and 0.70 zlotys for students (holders of
ISIC-card). Upon boarding the vehicle, punch the ticket in one of the
little metal boxes on the wall (in the subway, these are located just
inside the entrance to the station). You must punch a new ticket every
time you change lines. An additional ticket must be punched for large
baggage as well.


CONCUR, Warsaw, Poland, July 1-5, 1997

ICALP, Bologna, Italy, 7-11 July, 1997

CADE-14, Townsville, North Queensland, Australia, 13-17 July, 1997


You can find an up to date information on LICS'97 WWW home page.

Leonid Libkin