Aerial photography of Spilberk

Brno is the Czech Republic's second largest city. It lies in the middle of South Moravia and is a thriving centre of commerce and culture. The city has a rich history and a wide variety of architectural styles dating back almost a thousand years. Lying right at the heart of Europe, Brno is well placed to attract visitors from around the world. The city is a major trade fair centre, a grand prix motorcycle venue, and is the home of six universities and a number of research institutes.

Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul

Brno with Spilberk fortress

Old Town Hall

The conference is organized by the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University. The university that bears the name of the first Prezident of Czechoslovakia, Tomas Garigue Masaryk, was established on 28 January 1919, just three month after the birth of the new state. It consists of nine faculties with over 190 deparments, institutes and clinics and has 30,213 students in 2004/05.

The conference will be held at the Hotel International (which is a member of the Best Western Premier network of hotels). The hotel is located in a pleasant area of the city between the Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul and the 13th century Spilberk fortress. Parks surrounding the fortress and cathedral provide a very convenient and quiet walking area. Adjacent areas of the old city offer excellent opportunities for shopping and a wide range of restaurants, pubs, and bars. The conference hotel is reasonably priced and includes excellent conference facilities.

Hotel International


Conference organizers also provide details on how to book accommodations in a nearby student hostel. It is located within 5-10 minutes walking distance from the conference hotel.

Student hostel Astorka

Some other pictures of the city and its surrounding can be found directly here.

Detailed travel instructions can be found on the Travel web page.

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