27th International Workshop on Statistical Modelling
IWSM'27 • July 16–20, 2012 • Prague, Czech Republic
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Passports and Visas
Czech Republic is a member of the European Union and the Schengen area. All visitors entering the Czech Republic must have a valid passport. EU citizens can have a standard valid document for travelling through EU countries. Citizens of some countries will be required to have an entrance visa. Please consult the webpage of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic to inquire about visa issues. If you need a letter of invitation, please, send the e-mail to organizers at iwsm2012@karlin.mff.cuni.cz. Please, note that such letters will be issued only to those participants who fully payed their registration fees and there will be no exceptions out of this rule!

Public transport
Public transport in Prague is coordinated by Prague Public Transport Company (Dopravní podnik hlavního města Prahy). It consists of buses, metro, trams, the Petřín funicular and ferries on few places of the Vltava river. Tickets with four different periods of validity are available:

All tickets are transfer tickets, it means that you are allowed to change between different kinds of transport (bus, metro, tram, ...). A ticket must be validated in one of the orange validators (at the entrance to the metro, on the tram or bus) when entering the first mean of transport. You can buy tickets in ticket machines at metro stations, public transport information centres, most tobacconists, some supermarkets, at the airport or at railway stations etc., see here for more information. The 90 minutes ticket can also be bought from the bus drivers for a price of 40 CZK (cash payment is required and only a limitted change is given). Be aware that also a ticket bought from the driver must be validated in the orange validator!

The public transport stops closest to the venue are

Still within a walking distance (10–15 minutes) there are also two metro stations:

See also the map.

The public transport is quite reliable and safe – safe to the extent as any Capital City may be, but certainly not safer. Especially, beware of pickpockets! They are in action in the most frequented places as the Wenceslas Square (Václavské náměstí), the Main Railway Station (Hlavní nádraží) and on metro stations and metro trains in the city centre. Also, some tram lines have a bad reputation – No. 22 going through the centre. Always try not to be alone when using trams at late night.

Coming by air
The code of Praha – Ruzyně international airport is PRG. There are two terminals at the airport (with only about 5 minutes walking distance between them) that deal with public international flights. All flights from Schengen countries arrive at Terminal 2 and all other flights arrive at Terminal 1.

The way from the airport to the conference venue:

Coming by train
All international trains arrive at Praha hlavní nádraží (Prague Main Railway Station). Trains from direction Dresden also stop at Praha Holešovice railway station.

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