General Information

Venue

EuroBrake 2015 will take place at the Internationales Congress Centre Dresden (ICD). The ICD is a state-of-the-art conference centre located in the city's old town on the bank of the River Elbe.

Address:
Maritim Hotel & Internationales Congress Center Dresden
Ostra-Ufer 2 / Devrientstr. 10 – 12
01067 Dresden

Click here for a map of the ICD location.

For more information see: www.dresden-congresscenter.de

Entry into Germany

Non-EU-Citizens
Any foreign visitor entering Germany must have a valid passport. Visitors from countries whose citizens require visas should apply to the German consulate or diplomatic mission in their own country. For further information about visa regulations of Germany, please see:

http://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/EN/EinreiseUndAufenthalt/Visabestimmungen_node.html

Requests for official invitations in support of visa applications should be sent to:s.quiquero@fisita.com. Evidence of paid registration will be needed to process the via request.

EU-Citizens
No visa required. Entry is allowed with both passport and id-card.

Language

The official language of the conference is English.

Programme Changes

The organisers are not liable for any changes made to the programme. Please visit the web site regularly for updates.

Final Programme

The Final Programme will be provided on-site in the delegate bag.

Climate

The average temperature in Dresden during early May is 12°C / 47°F with a 50% possibility of light rain.

Time Zone

Dresden is in the Central European time zone. Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Currency

The official German currency is the EURO. Traveller`s Cheques are accepted by all banks and major hotels in principal cities. Their use in Germany for general purposes is not as popular as in some other countries, and may incur additional charges. International credit cards are accepted in hotels, department stores and restaurants. They are not widely accepted in smaller shops such as bakeries, butchers and news vendors where only cash is accepted or the German EC card. All convertible foreign currencies (www.oanda.com) are exchangable at all major banks. Business hours of most banks are 8am - 8pm (Mon.-Fri.), 8am - 6pm (Sat.), and 10am - 6pm (Sun.)

Tipping and Etiquette

Service charges and VAT are generally included in the price. It is typical to "round up" the price by 5 - 10% to amount to a round figure.

Pharmacies

Pharmacies can be found all over Dresden city and an emergency rota service provides care after-hours or on Sunday or bank holidays. To locate a pharamacy call: +49 (0) 351 115 00

Tax

Begining 1 February 2014 the city of Dresden is levying a Vistors Tax of EUR 1.30 per adult, per day. This additional tax is collected by the owner of the accommodation you are staying at. German Value Added Tax in included in all prices. Currently this tax is levied at 19%.

Electricity

Electric current in Germany is without exception AC 230V/50Hz. Sockets only fit round two-pin plugs (use of adapters is necessary for all devices).

Public Transport

Dresden has a very well developed public transport system. Trams and buses in the city centre are operated by the Dresden Transport Services and regional transport is taken over by the Oberelbe Transport Services. Tickets can be bought on board the trams and busses, at stops and at service points. Riding without a valid ticket will result in a fine. City trains also run in Dresden and the surrounding area. Travel centres in the Dresden Hauptbahnhof (main train station) and in Dresden-Newstadt will provide you with further information. www.vvo-online.de

Taxis

It is not customary to flag down a taxi cab. Instead, there are many taxi-stops in the city and you can order a taxi by telephone. Prices are set according to a basic charge and a set price per kilometre.

Insurance

Participants are strongly advised to obtain travel insurance (medical, personal accident and luggage) in their home country prior to departure.

Emergency numbers

Police: 110
Fire station: 112
Medical emergencies: +49 (0) 351 192 92
Poison centre: +49 (0) 361 730 730

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Important dates

Tuesday 20 January 2015
Deadline for review-ready papers
Tuesday 10 March 2015
Deadline for final papers
Tuesday 24 March 2015
Deadline for upload of oral-only presentations, speaker biographies and final abstracts

Organised by

  • FISITA

EuroBrake Partners

  • Institute of Mechanical Engineers
  • Pole Frein

Diamond Sponsor

  • ITT

Platinum Sponsor

  • NUCAP

Gold Sponsors

  • Federal Mogul
  • Horiba
  • Link Europe GmbH
  • NOF Metal Coatings Europe S.A.
  • Polytec GmbH
  • Wolverine Advanced Materials GmbH
  • Siemens

Student Sponsor

  • Daimler

Gala Dinner Sponsor

  • Advanced Noise Technologies

Drinks Reception Sponsor

  • MAT Holdings Inc