Frequently Asked Questions

Travel information
VISA requirements
Airport Information
Tipping
Currency
Electric Power Plugs and Voltage
VAT
Language
Telephone

Conference Information
Payment Information
Presentation Instructions for Speakers and Posters
Conference Venue Address

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Travel information
VISA requirements
It is the traveler's responsibility to obtain the necessary passport and visa for entry to Germany.

Airport Information
Aachen can be conveniently reached from several airports: from Frankfurt Int’l Airport in two to three hours by train (about EUR 60); from Duesseldorf Int’l Air- port in one to one a half hours by train (about EUR 30); from Cologne/Bonn Int’l Airport in one to one a half hours by train (about EUR 20), from Maastricht- Aachen Regional Airport in one a half hours by bus (about EUR 10); high speed trains connect Aachen with Paris, London and Brussels.


Tipping
Tipping in Germany is generally not expected..

Currency
The Euro is the official currency of Germany.

Electric Power Plugs and Voltage
TFor Germany there are two associated plug types, types C and F. Plug type C is the plug which has two round pins and plug type F is the plug which has two round pins with two earth clips on the side. Germany operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.

VAT
The standard VAT rate in Germany is 19%. There is a reduced rate of 7% for food, books, hotel accommodation, cultural services and other goods and services.

Language
German

Telephone
The country code is +49

Conference Information
Presentation Instructions for Speakers and Posters
• Keynote presentations will be 40 minutes, including time for questions
• Invited Oral presentations will be 30 minutes, including time for questions
• Oral presentations will be 20 minutes, including time for questions
• Poster presentation size: 90-cm wide × 150-cm high (The A0 portrait format (84.1-cm wide × 118.9-cm high) is recommended for the posters).
• Presentations must be set up prior to the beginning of the session
• Preferred: Bring your presentation on a memory stick compatible with a PC computer

Alternatively: Personal laptop computers may be used, but you must ensure compatibility with the LCD projector prior to the start of the session. Also bring a memory stick as a backup.
Overhead projectors will not be supplied except upon special request at least one month before the conference and at the speaker's expense.

Conference Venue Address

Super C Building of the inner-city campus of RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Tourism, Shopping & Entertainment
https://www.aachen-tourismus.de/en/