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Pécs
The First International Conference on
Parallel, Distributed and Grid Computing for Engineering
Pécs, Hungary
6-8 April 2009

in association with
Pollack Mihály Faculty of Engineering
University of Pécs

Information for all Participants
Conference Timetable
On Sunday 5 April 2009 at 18:30 there will be welcome drinks at the conference venue. (Please note that the registration desk will be open 17.00-19.00 on Sunday 5 April.) The conference will start at 9.00 on Monday 6 April 2009 with the opening session. The conference will officially close at 14.00 on Wednesday 8 April 2009.

The Villanyi wine tasting and evening meal will be held on the evening of Monday 6 April. The conference dinner will be held on the evening of Tuesday 7 April.

After the conference closes, on Wednesday 8 April at 14.00, there will be a tourist programme.

Registration desk
The registration desk will be open 17.00-19.00 on Sunday 5 April; 8.15-17.00 on Monday and Tuesday; 8.30-14.00 on Wednesday.
Presentation Facilities
The presentation time for contributed papers is 12 minutes, followed by 3 minutes for questions. Presentations will only be possible using data projectors (not OHP or 35mm slides).

There are two ways to deliver your presentation at PARENG 2009:

  • Prepare a PDF or Powerpoint presentation and take it with you on a USB memory stick. Presentation PCs and projectors will be available in each room. You will have the opportunity to copy your presentation onto the presentation PC during the break immediately preceding each session. Alternatively you can run your presentation directly from the memory stick.
  • Bring your own laptop and connect it to the projector in the presentation room. But please note that the delays from connecting your laptop and setting up may shorten your presentation time.

Please note that there will be NO 35mm slide projectors and NO overhead transparency projectors. Only PC-based presentations are allowed.

If you wish to make use of the presentation PCs provided by the conference organisation, please read the following instructions carefully:

  • The presentation PCs will have the Windows XP (sp3) operating system. They will have Microsoft Powerpoint 2003 and Adobe Acrobat Reader 8 installed. If you use Powerpoint 2007, please remember to save your presentation in the legacy 2003 format.
  • The presentation PCs are not networked and do not have access to the internet.
  • The video projectors have a resolution of 1024*768 (XGA). Please take this into account when designing your presentation.
  • To avoid incompatibilities, please use only default fonts (times new roman, arial, tahoma, etc.) or embed all fonts (see the powerpoint/acrobat help system for instructions).
  • Please make sure all media objects in your presentation are embedded and not linked.
  • If you use videos in your presentation, please check which codec was used to create the video file. Only standard video codecs (e.g. Cinepak, MPEG4, DivX, Intel Indeo 5.1) will be installed. Please test your presentation on a different computer that is not part of your immediate workgroup and that does not have your specialized software installed to ensure that your videos works properly.
  • While image files are usually embedded in a presentation, videos are not. Please include your videos on the memory stick. Put videos in the same directory as the presentation. Do not use subdirectories.
If you wish to make a computer presentation that is not PDF or Powerpoint, you are advised to bring your own laptop to the conference. Please note that there may be delays because you will have to connect video cables. Please make sure you know how to switch your laptop into external display-mode. Your presentation time may be shortened as a result of this delay.

If you have any questions regarding these presentation facilities, please contact production AT civil-comp.com

Internet Access
For the duration of the conference, PCs with internet access will be provided for the use by registered conference participants. These PCs can be found in a signposted location close to the registration desk. Wireless internet access will also be available. Access credentials can be obtained from the registration desk.
Venue
Pollack Mihály Faculty of Engineering
University of Pécs
Boszorkány utca 2
H-7624 Pécs
Hungary
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photographs by Antal Szentendrei
Travel Information
International travel to Pécs is usually via Budapest, the capital of Hungary. Pécs is a 2.5 hour train journey from Budapest. The alternatives are:

Option 1 (strongly recommended):

  • Fly to Budapest International Airport (IATA: BUD, ICAO: LHBP)
  • Use the "Come to Hungary" shuttlebus to travel from the airport directly to your hotel in Pécs.
  • Please remember to book tickets for the shuttlebus at the time of booking your flights.
  • The current price for a single person travelling one way is 8900HUF (about 31 euros).
Option 2 (for the more adventurous):
  • Fly to Budapest International Airport (IATA: BUD, ICAO: LHBP)
  • Take either a taxi or minibus service (BudShuttle) to Keleti Railway Station
  • Travel by intercity train to Pécs. All intercity journeys to Pécs must be pre-booked with a seat reservation. (Pre-booking is the only guarantee of obtaining a seat.) The last train for Pécs leaves Budapest at around 19.00, but please check this for your day of travel. The booking website is in Hungarian only. You can buy your ticket at the railway station BUT if the train seats are fully booked then you will not be allowed to travel.
  • From Pécs railway station take a taxi to your hotel.
  • The estimated cost of this option (one-way) is 3500HUF for shuttle, 3500HUF for the train fare and 1000HUF for the taxi from Pecs station to your hotel.
We conclude therefore that option 1 is the preferred way to travel.

Warning: Pécs is pronounced similar to "Paych". It should not be pronounced "pecks", as this sounds like another city in Hungary.