Venue & Travel


Where

The conference will be located at Gdańsk University of Technology in Gdańsk.

Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics
Gdańsk University of Technology (GUT)
Narutowicza 11/12
80-233 Gdańsk

The accommodation is in student dormitory (single or double rooms), 300m from the conference site. If you would like to stay longer for next days, please choose the number of the following days after the workshop in the registration form.

How to get

BY PLANE. Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport is located 12km from GUT with flights to many cities in Europe. Reaching the conference site from the airport is possible by:

  • official taxi (15-30min ride depending on the traffic, 25-50PLN fare), or
  • by train to "Gdańsk Wrzeszcz" (17min) and then, by foot to the campus (1.7km, ~20min) or by tram no. "6" (4min, from "Klonowa" to "Miszewskiego"), or
  • by train to "Gdańsk Strzyża" (14min) and the by tram no. "6" (11min, from "Strzyża PKM" to "Miszewskiego").

The connections from "Gdańsk Port Lotniczy" to "Gdańsk Wrzeszcz" or "Gdańsk Strzyża" you may find here. Several car hire options are also available at Gdansk Airport.

The airport is served by Star Alliance airlines: LOT, Lufthansa, and SAS, each of which operates flights to their hubs in Frankfurt, Munich, Warsaw,Copenhagen, and other airports. Budget airlines serve destinations in Germany, the UK, Ireland, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Norway, and Finland.

It is also possible to fly to Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) and connect to a domestic flight to Gdańsk.

Kalinigrad Airport Храброво is located 200 km from GUT with flights to some cities in Russia and Eastern Europe. Reaching the conference site from the airport is easiest by bus from Kalinigrad to Gdańsk (4h, 50PLN).

BY TRAIN. The conference site is located 1.7km from the railway station (Gdańsk Wrzeszcz). Polish Railways (PKP) provide fast direct connections from Gdańsk (Wrzeszcz) to all major Polish cities. For example, estimated travel time from/to Warsaw is around 3h. If you arrive by night and don't know your way around the city, taking a taxi to the place you stay would be the best option.

BY CAR. Travel time by car is 4h from Warsaw and 7h from Berlin.

BY FERRY. Two ferry connections operate to Sweden: every other day, Polferries has a ferry between Gdańsk and Nynashamn near Stockholm, and Stena Line operates three ferries a day between Gdynia (25km from Gdańsk) and Karlskrona.

Worth to see

Gdańsk Old Town is 4km from GUT and reaching it is easiest by tram (10min, trams 2,4,6,11,12).

Gdańsk Old Town, free photo by rosemaria from pixabay
Gdansk old town and famous crane, Polish Zuraw, Motlawa river (free photo by rosemaria from pixabay)

Gdańsk Old Town, free photo by pp_sp1 from pixabay
Gdansk old town, Artus Court (free photo by pp_sp1 from pixabay)

Gdańsk Old Town (Amber Altar of St. Bridget's), photo from site http://www.brygida.gdansk.pl
Gdansk old town, Amber Altar of St. Bridget's (photo from site www.brygida.gdansk.pl)

Nice park and the impressive Cathedral are located in Gdańsk Oliwa (20min by tram 6 or 12).

Gdańsk Oliwa Cathedral, photo from site www.archikatedraoliwa.pl
Gdańsk Oliwa Cathedral (photo from site www.archikatedraoliwa.pl)

Currency

The currency in Poland is PLN – Polish Zloty (rough exchange rates: 1 EUR = 4.25 PLN, 1 USD = 3.65 PLN). All major credit cards are widely accepted, though some small businesses and taxis will take cash payments, only. There are one or two ATM-s located in the arrival hall of Gdansk airport, and plenty throughout the city center. You can also find several money changing boutiques in the downtown area which offer reasonable exchange rates (avoid money-changers at the airport).

When using a foreign credit card, the card terminal or ATM may offer you the possibility of payment directly in your currency (EUR, GBP, USD). You will usually be slightly better off turning down the offer, and going for the currency conversion offered by your home bank.