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					CRYOPRAGUE 2006
PRAHA, CZECH REPUBLIC JULY 17 – 21, 2006

LAST ANNOUNCEMENT
MEETING SITE
Prague Congress Centre 5. května Street 65 Praha 4 The conference will take place in the „Prague Congress Centre” (“Kongresové centrum Praha”). You can find all meeting rooms and the exhibition on the 1st floor. Access from the underground/metro – red line C is the station "Vyšehrad”.

REGISTRATION & INFORMATION DESK
will be opened: Monday, July 17, 2006 from 15:30 – 18:30 Tuesday, July 18, 2006 from 7:30 – 18:00 Wednesday, July 19, 2006 from 8:00 – 18:00 Thursday, July 20, 2006 from 8:00 – 18:00 Friday , July 21, 2006 – technical excursions only Phones: +420 261 177 024, 261 177 025 Fax: +420 261 177 026 We recommend to visit the registration desk already on Monday afternoon. The official conference programme will start on Tuesday, July 18, 2006 in the Meeting Hall I.

MEET PEOPLE
The welcome coctail will take place on Monday evening, July 17, 2006, from 19:00 till 21:30 in the “Restaurant ZOOM” on the first floor. The entrance is free for all registered participants. The conference dinner (in a buffet style) will take place on Thursday evening, July 20, 2006, from 19:30 till 22:00 in the “New Town Hall” (“Novoměstská radnice”). The address is Vodičkova 1, Praha 1. The price is included in the fee, the price of additional tickets is 1 300 CZK/person. No passenger services will be provided, participants should use public transport.

How to reach the dinner from the conference site Take the metro in the direction “Ládví”, get off at the first stop “I.P.Pavlova”, continue by trams No. 4, 6, 10, 16, 22 or 23 in the direction “down”, get off at the station “Karlovo náměstí”, walk approx. 2-3 min.
Or take the metro in the direction “Ládví”, get off at the stop “Muzeum” and do walk down Václavské Square and to the right up the fourth street (Vodičkova Street). A foot distance is approx. 20 min. Or go to Metro station Karlovo Naměstí (square), walk through the park to the North side of the square. Then you will already see the historical building, which is characterized by a tower.

WIFI CONNECTION
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In most areas of the Prague Congress Centre, an 802.11b (Wi-Fi) wireless network will be available. Your wireless card should detect its broadcasting, the Service-Set ID (sometimes called the "Network Name") and the password will be announced to all registered participants. We will support up to 150 simultaneous wireless users. The 151st user has to wait until a free connection will be available.

INTERNET ROOM
Additionally to the possibility of a wireless WIFI connection, an Internet Room (Lounge 1.1) in the 1 st floor with 10 PCs and 5 free connections will be available for participants and will be providing complementary access to the Internet and E-mail. Operating times will be during weekdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. As a courtesy to other delegates please restrict time of your stay in the Internet Room to a maximum of 15 minutes at busy times.

LECTURES AND AUDIO-VISUAL EQUIPMENT
The official conference language is English. The lecture halls will be equipped with data projectors connected to a laptop with a large screen. An overhead projector or a movie projector will not be available. For each lecture the allocated time is 20 minutes. Computers will be equipped basically with MS Office 2003 (PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat Reader 7, Windows Media Player 10. If required, a technician can provide additional assistance. It is recommended that the presentation should be loaded on the computer dedicated to the room at the earliest possible time, in any case, except for presentations on Tuesday, the day before. The co-chairman and-or a special technician may help you with this process. If you will not be able to manage this the day before, than visit your session room during a break before your session starts (lunch time or coffee break) and contact the session co-chairman or technician. Please up-load your presentation and check with them that the presentation is saved properly in the computer. If you want to use computer data that are incompatible with the supplied PC (special animations, MAC data) it is possible to bring your own laptop to be connected with the data projector. In this case please discuss your presentation sufficiently in advance (the preceding day), otherwise there may be incompatibility problems. It is recommended that you have a copy of your presentation on a CD-ROM, or a USB flash disc. Save all files associated with your presentation (PowerPoint file, etc.) to one folder. In case you are presenting more than one presentation during the conference, save different presentations to different folders and name them clearly to avoid on-site misunderstandings and problems. The name of your file should be identical with the number of your paper and your surname (example: 589-Brown). If you have more files for the same paper, mark them with serial numbers (589-Brown-1).

POSTERS
The poster sessions will be located in the Panorama Hall on the first floor. Each abstract will be assigned by a reference number, and the Abstract Book will give you instructions where and when the poster should be mounted (and removed). There will be a sufficient number of double-sided poster boards in a portrait format with an effective area 97 cm (width) x 197 cm (height). This effective area is covered by a carpet-like surface and the posters can be attached only by pins. Pins will be available in sufficient quantity in the poster area. The poster owners will be responsible for mounting and dismounting of their own posters. Important notice: When preparing your poster take in account the distance of the active area from the floor and that placing information into the lower part of the “active area” should not be favourable for the reader and-or observer! Posters can be mounted on Monday afternoon (July 17) after the registration or before the first coffee break on Tuesday morning (July 18). Posters have to be dismounted on Thursday (July 20) until 18:00 at the latest.

TELEPHONES AND MOBILE PHONES
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Public telephones are not available within the venue area. For the convenience of all delegates please ensure that your mobile phone is turned off during the conference sessions.

TOURS
We are sorry to inform you that due to a lack of interest some of tours were cancelled. In the case you have already paid for a tour, you will get your money back at the registration desk. Cancelled tours: Walk through the Old Town – Wednesday morning Lesser Town – Wednesday afternoon Český Krumlov – Wednesday, whole day Available tours: Prague Castle – Tuesday afternoon Vyšehrad Castle - Wednesday morning Jewish Prague – Thursday morning

TECHNICAL EXCURSIONS
We kindly ask interested participants to register (Romana@icaris.cz) for excursions in advance, before the beginning of the conference – till July 13, 2006. Friday - July 21, 2006 A – Air separation plant - Linde Gas - Vřesová This is an air separation plant of the Linde Company for supply of oxygen to steam-gas cycle. It includes the “Varox System” for quick capacity changes, production of liquid oxygen, nitrogen and argon for distribution. Departure: 8:30 from the conference site Arrival to the airport Praha - Ruzyně: 16:30, to the conference site: 17:00 B - Low Temperature Physics Group of the Charles University in Prague Visit will take place to a new facility including new helium liquefaction facility, superconducting magnets for NMR and experimental systems for study of liquid Helium properties, quantum effects at low temperatures and dynamics of vortices in SC. Beginning: 10:00, end: 13:00 Address: Charles University, Dept. of Mathematics and Physics, Prague 8, V Holešovičkách - participants should use a public transport Connection: take the underground (red line C), get off at the station “ Nádraži Holešovice”, change to the bus (No. 102, 201 or 210) and get off at the second stop “ Pelc-Tyrolka”. C - Chart Ferox, a.s., Děčín, Manufacturing of equipment for storage, transport and vaporization of liquid nitrogen, oxygen, argon and LNG. The company has 700 employees and is manufacturing 1400 vacuum insulated vessels per year.

PAPERS
The dead-line for the submission of papers is identical with the beginning of the conference, i.e. July 15, 2006. All necessary details are available at the conference web page.

SHORT COURSES
We are sorry to inform you that due to a lack of interest ALL short courses were cancelled.

EXHIBITION
The CryoPrague 2006 Exhibition will take place at the Congress Hall and Forum Hall Foyers on the first floor, the exhibition plan is available at the conference web page. Opening hours:
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Tuesday, July 18, 2006: 9:00 – 18:00 Wednesday, July 19, 2006: 9:00 – 18:00 Thursday, July 20, 2006: 9:00 – 18:00

COFFEE BREAKS & LUNCHES
Coffee and tee will be served during the morning and afternoon coffee breaks (according the program) in the exhibition area – in the Congress Hall and Forum Hall Foyers. Lunches are not included in the fee. We suggest to order lunch tickets in advance (Romana@icaris.cz), the possibility to buy lunch tickets on site will be very limited. The price for a buffet style lunch at the ZOOM restaurant on the first floor is 400 CZK. You can also buy small refreshments in the Melody Café on the ground floor Another possibility to take a lunch is to visit the nearest hotel restaurants at Holiday Inn PCC or Corinthia Towers. For both of them we recommend a reservation in advance (ask at the Information Desk). The list of the restaurants situated in the neighbourhood of the Congress Centre will be available on the conference info-posters, nevertheless the number of suitable facilities is limited.

PAYMENTS
A registration schedule which indicates financial obligations of conference participants to the conference organizers (fees, dinner, proceedings, tours, hotel reservations, payments) is available at the conference web page, visit the frame “Registration, Accommodation & Payment List”. You should use your conference PIN-code (Cryo-xxx) to find your data in the review. All financial problems (overpayments, payments due) have to be settled at the registration desk after arrival. Payment is possible in cash, i.e. CZK, USD, EUR and by VISA, Diners Club, JCB, American Express and Euro/MasterCards. A written Confirmation on Payment could be arranged on request at the Registration Desk. All payments by bank transfer, which were not sent free of bank charges to the receiver as well as the payments by cheques are debited by the bank charges. The charges should be covered at the registration desk. On request we are ready to make you a copy of the corresponding bank statement.

CONFERENCE FEES
Full fee Students´ fee Accompanying persons fee Advanced payments till April 30, 2006 15 900 CZK 6 000 CZK 3 000 CZK Late payments after May 1, 2006 17 500 CZK 6 600 CZK 3 600 CZK

BANKS & CURRENCY
There is a "Komerční banka" situated on the ground floor of the Prague Congress Centre. The ATM (cash machine) -“bankomat” can be found next to the Entrance IV of Prague Congress Centre, too. Opening times of all major Czech banks are generally 9:00 - 17:00 Monday to Friday. Nearly every hotel, store, restaurant, shop, petrol station accepts credit cards (VISA, MasterCard / EuroCard, American Express, Diners). ATM’s can be found throughout the city. The official currency is Czech Crown (CZK). There is no possibility to exchange money at the registration desk.

WEATHER
Prague weather in July is usually sunny (mean daytime temperature 22C, getting down to 12C at night). The Prague Congress Centre is air-conditioned.
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TRANSPORT
Airlines (www.csl.cz) Convenient airline connections exist between Prague and all European and most of the world capitals. A flight schedule of the Czech airline company CSA could be found on this web page. Buses and trains (www.vlak-bus.cz) Information on the bus and train connections is available on this web page in the Czech and English languages.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN PRAHA
For more information see: www.dp-praha.cz, www.idos.cz, www.letisteruzyne.cz Underground, bus, and tram Prague is a compact city (at least from the sightseeing point of view) with a very good public transport system. The underground (metro) runs three lines from 5:00 to midnight. The trams and buses run on a similar schedule. During the night special night trams and buses operate. Tickets The same kind of tickets is usable on metro, tram and bus. You cannot purchase tickets on the trams or at the tram stops (however, there are some exceptions); you have to buy them in advance at the tobacconist’s or at the metro stations. On the contrary, in the buses an additional sale of tickets is possible. When you board the tram (bus) punch a ticket (validate it) into the yellow box near the entrance doors. Do the same at the entrance of metro stations. Single Single Single Single transfer tickets (20 CZK) – for adult persons over 15 years non- transfer tickets (14 CZK) – for adult persons over 15 years transfer tickets (10 CZK) – for children from 6 up to 15 years incl. non- transfer tickets (7 CZK) – for children from 6 up to 15 years incl.

Transfer tickets Tickets for three fare zones can be used 75 minutes from validation. On working days from 08.00 PM to 05.00 AM and on Saturdays and Sundays round the clock such tickets can be used 90 minutes from validation. Non-transfer tickets Apply to trams and buses 20 minutes allowing no change. On the Metro such tickets are valid for the distance of 5 stations from the station of validation (not including the station of validation) allowing to change between the lines A, B, C, but no longer than 30 minutes. These tickets do not apply to night routes and funicular railway.

It is also possible to buy a short-term season ticket, e.g. in the metro entrance halls of some main stations (no photo needed): a 1-day ticket (80 CZK), a 3-day ticket (220 CZK), a 7-day ticket (280 CZK), or a 15 days ticket (320 CZK). Taxi The price is about 25 CZK for 1 km plus an initial charge 30 CZK, but the prices are not fixed and can differ considerably. Ask for approximate price in advance – there is a danger of being overcharged. According to our information you may pay for a drive from the airport to the downtown a maximum of 400 - 450 CZK. The airport of Praha is about 15 km from the city centre. You may order for example a taxi service AAA Radiotaxi individually on the phone number 14014 or the phone number 222 333 222.

How to get downtown from the airport

For more information see: www.prg.aero and visit the section “Services and contacts”.

Buses Prague's public transport system offers you the cheapest way to get from the airport to the city centre and vice versa. Bus No. 119 operates between the underground (metro) station “ Dejvická” (green line A) and terminal-North of Prague-Ruzyně Airport. The 119 runs every 20 - 40 minutes between the hours of 4:00 and 24:00. This trip should take about 30 minutes including waiting-time.
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Bus No. 100 operates between the underground (metro) station “ Zličín” (yellow line B) and terminal-North of Prague-Ruzyně Airport. On working days, in the morning and afternoon the bus operates in 15-minute intervals, otherwise the interval is 30 minutes. Before you get on a bus, you have to buy a 20 CZK-ticket, available from vending machines or newsagents. Taxi Any taxi will drive you to the airport from the city centre. In the opposite direction, there are taxis marked "Airport" on their roofs. The price consists of a 35 CZK boarding fee and the charge should be 25 CZK/km. You should not pay more than 600 CZK for the entire trip. Regular shuttles You may also use a shuttle service between the airport and the city centre. Minibuses have a regular timetable with half-hour intervals from 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the direction from the downtown (Hotel Marriott, “V Celnici” Street) to the airport and from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the direction from the airport to the downtown. Prices are following: 90 CZK – a single ticket valid for one-way journey (downtown – airport or back) 60 CZK – a single ticket valid for one-way journey (metro A Dejvicka– airport or back) Children under 10 escorted by adults are carried free of charge. Non-Regular Minibus Service Approximate prices: 480 CZK – a group of 1-4 persons/one destination in the city centre 960 CZK - a group of 5-8 persons/one destination in the city centre Contacts: +420 220 114 286, 220 114 296, cedaz@cmail.cz

How to reach conference site from the airport from the airport Praha - Ruzyně: We recommend to take bus No. 100 to “Zličín” and then go by metro line B to stop “Florenc”, change to the red line C and go in the direction “Háje” to the stop “Vyšehrad”.
from the railway station “Praha – Hlavní nádraží”: Take the metro (underground) in the direction “Háje” and get off at the stop “Vyšehrad”. from the railway station “Praha – Holešovice”: Take the metro (underground) in the direction “Háje” and get off at the stop “Vyšehrad”.

ACCOMMODATION
Name AXA CAESAR PALACE CORINTHIA TOWERS GLOBUS HOLIDAY INN ILF INOS OTAR OYA PANKRÁC PANORAMA PRAGUE CENTRE PLAZA RADISSON SAS Hostel PÁTKOVA Address

Na Poříčí 40, Praha 1 Myslíkova 15, Praha 1 Kongresová 1, Praha 4 Gregorova 10, Praha 4 Na Pankráci 15, Praha 4 Budějovická 15, Praha 4 Sinkulova 77/23, Praha 4 Sevřená 1302/2, Praha 4 Na Pankráci 1337, Praha 4 Na Pankráci 1597, Praha 4 Milevská 7, Praha 4 Fügnerovo nám., Praha 2
Štěpánská 40, Praha 1 Pátkova 3, Praha 8

How to reach your hotel by public transport from the Airport Praha - Ruzyně
AXA
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Take a bus No. 100 from the airport, then go by metro (yellow line B) to stop “ Florenc”. The hotel is located approx. 3 minutes. Or you can use a regullar airport shuttle to its final stop “ Náměstí Republiky” and approx 5 min. walk. CAESAR PALACE Take a bus No. 100 from the airport, then go by metro (yellow line B) to stop “ Karlovo náměstí”, use the entrance “Resslova Street”, walk approx 5-10 min. OTAR, OYA, INOS, PANKRÁC Take a bus No. 100 from the airport, then go by metro (line B) to stop “ Florenc”, change to red line C and go in the direction “Háje” , get off at stop “Pražského povstání”. Or you can take a bus No. 119 from the airport, then go by metro from the stop “ Dejvická” (green line A), change to the red line C at the stop “Muzeum” and go in the direction “Háje”, get off at the stop “Pražského povstání”. CORINTHIA TOWERS, HOLIDAY INN Take bus No. 100 to “Zličín” and then go by metro line B to stop “Florenc”, change to the red line C and go in the direction “Háje” to the stop “Vyšehrad”. GLOBUS Take bus No. 100 to “Zličín” and then go by metro line B to stop “Florenc”, change to the red line C and go in the direction “Háje” to the stop “Roztyly”. Walk approx.3-5 min. ILF Take bus No. 100 to “Zličín” and then go by metro line B to stop “Florenc”, change to the red line C and go in the direction “Háje” to the stop “Budějovická”. PANORAMA Take bus No. 100 to “Zličín” and then go by metro line B to stop “Florenc”, change to the red line C and go in the direction “Háje” to the stop “Pankrác”. PRAGUE CENTRE PLAZA Take bus No. 100 to “Zličín” and then go by metro line B to stop “Florenc”, change to the red line C and go in the direction “Háje” to the stop “I.P.Pavlova”, use the entrance “Ječná Street”, go up the Legerova Street

approx. 5 min.

RADISSON SAS Take bus No. 119 to “Dejvická” and then go by metro line A to stop “Muzeum”, the third street to the right from the Václavské Square is the Štěpánská Street. Hostel Pátkova Take a bus No. 100 from the airport, then go by metro (line B) to stop “ Florenc”, change to red line C and go in the direction “Ládví” , get off at stop “Nádraží Holešovice” and change to a bus No. 112. Get off at the second stop “Pelc Tyrolka”. Or you can take a bus No. 119 from the airport, then go by metro from the stop “ Dejvická” (green line A), change to the red line C at the stop “Muzeum” and go in the direction “Ládví”, get off at stop “Nádraží Holešovice” and change to a bus No. 112. Get off at the second stop “Pelc Tyrolka”. from railway station“Praha – Hlavní nádraží”. AXA Take the metro in the direction “Ládví”, get off at the stop “Florenc”. CAESAR PALACE Take the metro in the direction “Ládví” to the stop “Florenc”, change to the yellow line B and go in the direction “Zličín”, get off at the stop “Karlovo náměstí”, use the entrance “Resslova Street”, walk approx 5-10 min. OTAR, OYA, INOS, PANKRÁC Take the metro in the direction “Háje” and get off at the stop “Pražského povstání”. CORINTHIA TOWERS, HOLIDAY INN Take the metro in the direction “Háje” and get off at the stop “Vyšehrad”.
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GLOBUS Take the metro in the direction “Háje” and get off at the stop “Roztyly”. Walk approx.3-5 min. ILF Take the metro in the direction “Háje” to the stop “Budějovická”. PANORAMA Take the metro in the direction “Háje” to the stop “Pankrác”. PRAGUE CENTRE PLAZA Take the metro in the direction “Háje” to the stop “I.P.Pavlova”, use the entrance “Ječná Street”, go up the

Legerova Street approx. 5 min.

RADISSON SAS Take the metro in the direction “Háje” to the stop “Muzeum”, the third street to the right from the Václavské Square is the Štěpánská Street. Hostel Pátkova Take the metro (red line C) and go in the direction “ Ládví” , get off at stop “Nádraží Holešovice” and change to a bus No. 112. Get off at the second stop “Pelc Tyrolka”. from the railway station “Praha – Holešovice”. AXA Take the metro in the direction “Háje” and get off at the stop “Florenc”. CAESAR PALACE Take the metro in the direction “Háje” and get off at the stop “Florenc”, change to the yellow line B and go to the stop “Karlovo náměstí”, use the entrance “Resslova Street”, walk approx 5-10 min. OTAR, OYA, INOS, PANKRÁC Take the metro in the direction “Háje” and get off at the stop “Pražského povstání”. CORINTHIA TOWERS, HOLIDAY INN Take bus No. 100 to “Zličín” and then go by metro line B to stop “Florenc”, change to the red line C and go in the direction “Háje” to the stop “Vyšehrad”. GLOBUS Take the metro in the direction “Háje” and get off at the stop “Roztyly”. Walk approx.3-5 min. ILF Take the metro in the direction “Háje” to the stop “Budějovická”. PANORAMA Take the metro in the direction “Háje” to the stop “Pankrác”. PRAGUE CENTRE PLAZA Take the metro in the direction “Háje” to the stop “I.P.Pavlova”, use the entrance “Ječná Street”, go up the

Legerova Street approx. 5 min.

RADISSON SAS Take the metro in the direction “Háje” to the stop “Muzeum”, the third street to the right from the Václavské Square is the Štěpánská Street. Hostel Pátkova Take the bus No. 112 and get off at the second stop “ Pelc Tyrolka”.

AIR TICKETS
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To reconfirm your return air-ticket kindly contact the reception desk in your hotel. If you require any changes with your air-ticket please note that it has to be done personally at the respective airlines. Useful phone numbers: Aeroflot Air France Alitalia American Airlines Austrian Airlines British Airways Continetal Airlines Czech Airlines Delta Airlines El Al Israel Airlines Emirates Airlines Finnair Iberia KLM Lufthansa SAS Singapore Airlines SWISS 227 221 224 224 220 239 221 239 224 224 224 222 224 233 234 220 224 221 020 662 194 234 116 000 665 007 946 226 810 252 234 090 008 116 235 990 121-3 662 150 985 272 299 133 007 733 624 261 448 989 933 234 031 491 444 www.aeroflot.cz www.airfrance.com/cz www.alitalia-az.cz www.americanairlines.cz www.austrianairlines.cz www.ba.com www.continental.com www.csa.cz www.delta-air.cz www.elal.tnet.cz www.globair.cz www.finnair.cz www.iberia.cz www.klm.com www.lufthansa.cz www.flysas.com www.singaporeair.com www.swiss.com

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
In the case of First Aid or medical services kindly contact the registration desk. For all emergency services including: Fire, Police, Ambulance - dial 112 (English speaking operators) Participants should ensure that they have adequate health insurance to cover medical expenses.

CONTACTS
ICARIS Ltd. Conference Management Nám. Dr. Holého 8 180 00 Praha 8 – Libeň Czech Republic Phone: +420 284 827 157 Fax: +420 266 312 113 E-mail: Romana@icaris.cz Registration desk – Prague Congress Centre July 17 – 20, 2006 Phones: +420 261 177 024, 261 177 025 Fax: +420 261 177 026

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