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Scientific Secretariat Registration Office and Travel Agency

Institute of Applied Synthetic Chemistry
Vienna University of Technology
Verkehrsbüro-Ruefa Reisen GmbH
Getreidemarkt 9/163
A-1060 Vienna (Austria)
Friedrichstrasse 7
A-1010 Vienna (Austria)
Tel.: +43 1 58801 16301
Fax: +43 1 58801 16399
Tel.: +43 1 58800 516
Fax: +43 1 58800 520
figipas@tuwien.ac.at figipas@interconvention.at
http://figipas.tuwien.ac.at http://www.austropa-interconvention.at


Registration and Information Desk

The registration and information desk will be located in the "red area" on the first floor of "Freihaus", Vienna University of Technology (cf. site maps ), with the following business hours:

Wednesday, July 4 14:00pm to 7:00pm
Thursday, July 5 8:30am to 6:30pm
Friday, July 6 8:30am to 5:30pm
Saturday, July 7 8:30am to 2:00pm


The official language of the conference will be English.
No simultaneous translation will be provided.

Passport and Visas

All non-residents of the EU are required to have a valid passport.
Participants should check regarding visa requirements for travel to Austria. Applications should be made to the nearest Austrian Embassy or Consulate as soon as possible. Citizens of member states of the European Union and the USA do not need visas.

Travelling to Vienna

Vienna can be reached

  • by plane via Vienna International Airport ( VIE ). To reach the city you can use taxis (ride takes approximately 20 minutes), busses (ride takes approximately 20 minutes, departure in front of the arrival area of VIE, interval 20 minutes), the City Airport Train (CAT, approximately 16 minutes) or train ('Schnellbahn', ride takes approximately 35 minutes, interval 30 minutes, City Terminal is station 'Landstraße'). From station 'Landstraße' take the subway U4 (green line) in direction "Hütteldorf". The conference site is in walking distance of the station "Karlsplatz".
  • by train ( ÖBB ). Arrival is at Wien-Südbahnhof or Wien-Westbahnhof.
    From Wien Südbahnhof take line D to tram stop "Oper", where the congress venue is located in walking distance (ca. 6 minutes).
    From Wien Westbahnhof take the subway U3 (orange line) in direction "Simmering" and change at the station "Volkstheater" to the U2 (purple line) in direction "Karlsplatz". The conference site is in walking distance of the station "Karlsplatz".
  • by car via the A1 (from the west) or the A2 (from the south). Follow the signs directly to the center of Vienna ('Zentrum') and proceed to Karlsplatz. Within and around the center of Vienna there is a short term parking zone (payment zone) requiring to park the car in a garage.
Travelling in Vienna

Information about available tickets and detailed line plans can be found at Vienna's ' Getting Around ' website.

Additional useful links:
Fast public transport routes in and around Vienna
Fast public transport routes in Vienna
Fast public transport routes Inner City of Vienna


Participants will reside in the following hotels:

Category   Hotel
Number on
the Map

The rates are in Euro per room and night, with bath or shower/WC incl. breakfast, service and taxes.
(1) Double room for single use

**** plus Das Triest fully booked
183,- (1)
**** Erzherzog Rainer
*** Admiral
  Austria fully booked
109,- (1)
  Clima City
  Papageno fully booked
  Vienna 4 fully booked
** Academia
* Jugendgästehaus Pfeilgasse
without facilities
Letter of Invitation

On request, the Congress Chairman is willing to send personal invitations to prospective participants of the 9 th FIGIPAS. Such invitations are only for the purpose to help participants to raise travel funds or to obtain visas. No commitment is implied on the part of the organizers to provide financial support.

Insurance and Liability

Participants are advised to arrange whatever insurance they consider necessary. No responsibility can be assumed by the Congress for personal accidents, sickness, theft, or property damage suffered by the participants.


Weather in July is usually warm and sunny (18-28°C). However, there is some possibility of brief showers. Thus, a jacket and an umbrella may be useful.


The electrical current is 230 volts, 50 Hz.


Bank hours are
Monday - Wednesday, Friday 08:00am - 12:30pm and 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Thursday 08:00am - 12:30pm and 1:30pm - 5:30pm


Since the beginning of 2002 the EURO is the official currency in Austria. 1 Euro = 100 Cents.
Coins: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 Cents; 1, 2 Euros
Banknotes: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 Euros

Some prices are additionally quoted in Austrian Schillings, which was the old national currency. The term Schilling is usually abbreviated as Sch. or ÖS or ATS and the term Euro as EUR. The symbol of the Euro is €.

Money can be changed at the airport, at banks, exchange bureaus, and larger hotels.

For a cash advance, credit cards and Maestro-cards can be used at cash dispensers (Bankomat) which are available all over the city.


Typical shopping hours are Monday to Friday 09:00am - 6:00pm and Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm (5:00pm). Apart from some tobacconists and small supermarkets at petrol stations and at the main railway stations, shops are closed on Sundays.

Luxury shops with an elegant clientele can be found in the pedestrian zone of the Graben and of Kärntnerstraße (underground U1, U3 / station Stephansplatz). Street entertainers and outdoor cafe's contribute to the special atmosphere of this area.

A well known shopping area is Mariahilferstraße (underground U3 / station Neubaugasse).

July 10, 2007
We ask for feedback:
Give us you feedback about the meeting, to learn what could be improved.
July 7, 2007
Meeting closed:
The meeting is over now. 340 participants from 39 countries attended the meeting.
July 3, 2007
Internet access:
There will be an internet room available for participants. If you bring your own laptop with you, you can connect via wireless lan.
July 3, 2007
The weatherforecast:
Wednesday: mostly sunny in the afternoon, some showers possible, 15-22 °C
Thursday: Cloudy with some showers, 15-22°C
Friday: Partly sunny, 13-24°C
Saturday: Sunny, 16-27°C
June 28, 2007
See a list of restaurants nearby the congress venue (TU WIEN-logo in the middle - Freihaus).
June 21, 2007
We have added information about Site Maps and generated some other useful documents to find your way around in Vienne:
Online Address Locator
Google Map with Hotels and Congress Venue
June 1, 2007
Final Program is online! have a view of the full list of contributions, or on the congress calendar or the timeschedule.
March 21, 2007
Acceptance of contributions has been done! More than 300 abstracts of high scientific level have reached the registration desk Here you will find a preliminary list of contributions.
Registration for poster presentations will be open until April 16, 2007.
February 1, 2007
Please use our MS Word-Template for creation of your abstract.
Download it here
Please notice the Guidelines for Preparation of Abstracts.
January 10, 2007
Submission of Abstracts has been started. Click here to initiate the submission process.
Novermber 27, 2006
Online registration has been started. Click here if you would like to participate.
Novermber 25, 2006
A preliminary timeshedule is now available
September 9, 2006
Jean-Marie Lehn (Nobel prize recipient 1987) has confirmed his lecture at the congress.
March 28, 2006
If you would like to get informed about updates on this page, you can leave your email-Address here
March 27 , 2006
Website has been launched

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