The organizer is the Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia.
Symposium venue: Rectorship building of the University of Novi Sad.
About Novi Sad
Novi Sad is the second largest city in Serbia, the administrative seat of Vojvodina and the administrative center of the South Backa District.
The city was founded in 1694, when Serb merchants formed a colony across the Danube from the Petrovaradin fortress, a Habsburg strategic military post. In the 18th and 19th centuries, it became an important trading and manufacturing centre, as well as a centre of Serbian culture of that period, earning the nickname Serbian Athens. The city was heavily devastated in the 1848 revolution, but it was subsequently restored. Today, Novi Sad is an industrial and financial centre of the Serbian economy, as well as a major cultural center.
Novi Sad was named European Capital of Culture for 2021, in Brussels 2016.
Every year, in the beginning of July, during the annual EXIT music festival, the city is full of young people from all over Europe. In 2008, over 200,000 people visited the festival, which put Novi Sad on the map of summer festivals, both in Europe and internationally. Besides EXIT festival, Novi Sad Fair attracts many business people into the city; in May, the city is home to the biggest agricultural show in the region, which 600,000 people visited in 2005. There is also a tourist port near Varadin Bridge in the city centre welcoming various river cruise vessels from across Europe who cruise on Danube river.The most recognized structure in Novi Sad is Petrovaradin Fortress, which dominates the city and with scenic views of the city. Besides the fortress, there is also historic neighborhood of Stari Grad (Old Town), with many monuments, museums, cafes, restaurants and shops. There is also a National Park of Fruška Gora nearby, approx. 20 km (12 min) from the city centre.
With the support of the Faculty of Technical Sciences and other members of the University, 125 start-up and spin-off companies were founded, mostly in the IT sector, which employ young engineers who graduated from the University of Novi Sad. Some of these companies carry out projects for big international companies and they have contributed to the recognition of Novi Sad as the “Software Valley” in the international circles. Project teams and distinguished researchers from the University have received numerous international and national awards for the best technological innovations.
- Arriving by Airplane
The closest airport to Novi Sad is Belgrade Airport Nikola Tesla (approx. 70km). At the moment there are no direct connections from Belgrade Airport to the city of Novi Sad. For your safe trip please book in advance a transfer to/from Novi Sad. We strongly advise you not to take a taxi at the airport without previous arrangement.
For booking the transfer from the airport to Novi Sad, you may contact the following travel agencies:
HELIGON (35 euros per car (1-4 passengers), cash only, the agency will offer you to share a car with other participants, if possible)
KI-KI (4500 din per car (1-4 passengers), cash only)
- Arriving by Bus
If travelling by bus you will arrive at the main bus terminal.The easiest way to get to the Faculty of Technical Sciences is by taxi, or you can catch bus line number 4. The Faculty of Technical Sciences is 200m from the bus stop.
- Arriving by Train
Look at Serbian Railways.
If travelling by train you will arrive at the Main Railway Station. In front (north) of the railway station there are a taxi area, and a bus station. The simplest way to get to the Faculty of Technical Sciences from the Main Railway Station would be to catch bus number 4 in front of the railway station, which will take you to the Faculty. The Faculty of Technical Sciences is about 200m from there.
Addres of the dormitory
Cirila i Metodija 11, 21000 Novi Sad
Novi Sad has its blue buses. Here is the map of their routes: http://www.gspns.rs/bus-maps
Most of the numbered buses in dark blue squares will lead you to the city center. Just ask the driver or a fellow passenger for the needed information.The following link provides you with the bus schedule: http://www.gspns.rs/timetable/city
How to arrive from the main bus station (MAS) to student dormitory (EK)?
Take the bus 7A or 11A, follow the images bellow for more details.
How to arrive fom the dormitory to campus?
Take the bus 9A or 11A, follow the images bellow for more details.
You can buy the tickets at the bus driver, price of 1 ticket is 55 RSD and it is valid for one ride.
There is a bus every 15-20 minutes.
Our taxis are not expensive. A ride within the city limits will cost you around 2 to 3 euros. We advise you to pay attention when taking a taxi. ALWAYS ask the taxi driver for the approximate amount of money you will need to pay for the ride in order to avoid extra costs.
You can just ‘order’ one on http://www.taxiproxy.com/ or just find one near the bus/train station or the city centre. Here are the names and phone numbers of some of them:
Delta: 00 381 21 553 333
Vojvodjanski: 00 381 21 522 333
SOS taxi: 00 381 21 450 400
Crveni taxi: 00 381 21 44 55 77
Vip: 00 381 21 444 000
Serbia has 3 mobile phone operators – Telekom Srbija (mt:s), Telenor and VIP. You
can buy SIM cards at almost every kiosk. They cost around 200 dinars (around 2 euros)
and you get 200 dinars of credit which is a better (cheaper) option than using roaming
service. You can also consider using VoIP services.
Dialling (or Area) Codes
Phone code for Serbia is +381 (or 00381). Code for Belgrade is (0)11 and for Novi Sad (0)21. For international calls from Serbia dial “00” + “code of the desired country” + “code for the city”. You can find codes for other cities in Serbia and additional information here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telephone_numbers_in_Serbia. Dialling (or Area) codes for other countries can be found on the following link: http://www.country-codes.org/#country-codes-list
There is wi-fi at almost every café and at certain places around the city.
Banks, Post Offices and Shops
On weekdays, banks are usually open from 8.00 am to 5.00 or 7.00 pm.
Post offices are open from 8.00 am to 1.00, 2.00 and some to 5.00 pm (the main post office till 7.00 pm). On Saturday they are open from 8.00 am to 1.00 or 2.00 pm, while on Sunday most of them are closed.
Grocery stores are open daily from 7.30 am to 10.00 pm, including Saturday, while on Sunday they are open from 7.30 am to 2.00 pm, while some work till midnight. There are those which are open 24-7.
Markets are open every day from 08.30 am to 2.30 pm.
Money (Credit Cards)
International credit cards – Visa, Mastercard and Diners are accepted in most shops, airline companies, hotels and restaurants.
On working days, pharmacies are open from 8.00 am till 9.00 pm, while on Saturdays they work from 8.00 am till 3.00 pm. There are also pharmacies on duty which work round the clock. Below, you can find the list of some of these pharmacies with their addresses:
Bulevar Mihajla Pupina 7 (pharmacy “Bulevar”)
Trg mladenaca 7 (pharmacy “Eskular”)
Narodnog fronta 10 (pharmacy “Liman”)
Sentandrejski put 100 (pharmacy “Klisa”).
Medical centres and hospitals on duty are working nonstop. Locations of these are:
Zmaj Ognjena Vuka 19
Hajduk Veljkova 1 (Clinical Centre of Vojvodina)
Important Phone Numbers
Fire service: 193
Road assistance (AMSS): 1987
Railway station Novi Sad: (+381) 21 443 200
Bus station Novi Sad: (+381) 21 444 896; (+381) 21 446 699; 0901 111 021