General information


The electricity is 230 V, 50 Hz. Japanese, UK, USA and other visitors: please note that in the Czech Republic Continental European German-style CEE7/4 sockets (“Schuko sockets“) are used, which also accepts CEE7/16 “Europlugs“.

Foreign exchange, banking facilities

Money may be changed at the airport, train stations, in banks, in major hotels (but offering poor rates), and in the centre of Prague at numerous exchange offices. Usually Prague banks charge lower fees (commission around 2 per cent) for currency exchange than bureaux de change and hotels in the city. Before you hand over your money confirm the exchange rate and commission charges, as once the transaction is proceeding it is hard to negotiate a reversal of the transaction. If someone approaches you on the street and offers you a good exchange rate you might get counterfeit notes. We highly recommend Xchange on the corner of Kaprova and Maiselova Streets where you definitely get the best rate (near the Old Town Square just behind St. Nicholas Church).

Legal tenders – Crown (Kc = Koruna ceska = Czech crown; CZK)
Coins – CZK 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50
Banknotes – CZK 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000
Czech National Bank official exchange rates

Liability and insurance

The organisers cannot accept liability for any personal accidents, loss of belongings or damage to private property of participants and accompanying persons that may occur during the Congress. Participants are advised to make their own arrangements to obtain health, travel and property insurance before their departure to CC2014.

Public transport in Prague

  • Advanced integrated public transport system
  • Swift and efficient metro, tram and bus connections
  • High frequency timetables
  • Online timetables and journey planner
  • Metro in operation from 5 a.m. till midnight
  • Special night tram and bus services


  • Basic fare – 32 CZK (€ 1.32) – ticket can be used for up to 90 minutes on all means of public transport
  • Tickets valid for only 30 minutes – 24 CZK (€ 1.00) on all means of public transport
  • Ticket valid for 1 day – 110 CZK (€4.5)
  • Ticket valid 3 days – 310 CZK (€ 12.8)
  • Airport express fare – 50 CZK (€ 2.07) for one-hour use of this line only

Public transport tickets can be purchased:

  • At public transport counters in the Arrival Halls of Terminals 1 & 2 at the Airport (from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
  • From automatic ticket machines placed at bus stops and tram stops and at metro stations (cash required)
  • From bus drivers (cash required)
  • At newsstands

Taxi service

  • Efficient 24-hour taxi services
  • Avoid problems by using official taxi services only   
  • Boarding fee (flag fall)
    40,00 CZK (1.65 EUR)
  • 1 km
    28,00 CZK (1.15 EUR)
  • 1 minute wait
    6 CZK / 1 min (0.25 EUR)

Shopping in Prague (opening hours)

Shopping centres and department stores open 08:00/09:00 to 20:00/21:00/22:00. Small shops open 07:00/08:00 to 18:00/19:00, convenience stores until 22:00/23:00. All shops in Prague are open Monday to Saturday. Many shops, including shopping centres and department stores, open on Sunday as well.

Banks in Prague are open Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 17:00.


International Dialling Code for Czech Republic: 00420

Most public telephones accept phone cards. Cards cost 200czk and 300czk, and are available to purchase from post offices and newsstands.

Directory enquiries: for Czech numbers 1180 – for International numbers 1181

Emergency telephone numbers:
General emergency number: 112
Fire: 150 – Ambulance: 155 – Municipal police: 156 – Police: 158
First aid: 141 23 – Pharmacy first aid: 141 24 – Dental first aid: 141 22
Emergency road service: 1230, 1240


The Czech Republic is in the Central European Time Zone. In the summer months clocks are set at GMT + 2 hours.


The weather in Prague in June is usually sunny and warm. Temperatures are usually in the range between 25 and 30 °C during the day. Check the weather forecast for Prague at, or at

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Submission of abstracts
on December 15, 2013

Extended submission deadline
on January 31, 2014

Notification on acceptance of abstracts
on February 15, 2014

Payment of early registration fee
on February 28, 2014

Submission of final papers
on March 15, 2014

Notification on acceptance of papers
on April 15, 2014

Submission of revised papers
on April 30, 2014

Cancellation without penalty
on May 10, 2014

Submission of extended papers for Procedia
on May 15, 2014

on June 21, 2014