The conference venue: Austria Trend Hotel Bratislava, Vysoka 2A, 811 06 Bratislava, Slovakia
Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia, and with a population of about 450,000, the country’s largest city. The greater metropolitan area is home to more than 650,000 people. Bratislava is in south-western Slovakia, occupying both banks of the River Danube and the left bank of the River Morava. Bordering Austria and Hungary, it is the only national capital that borders two independent countries. It is only 62 kilometres from the border with the Czech Republic and only 60 kilometres from the Austrian capital Vienna. Bratislava has its own international airport and it is only about 45 kilometers from the Vienna international airport in Schwechat, less than one hour by a shuttle bus.
Bratislava is the seat of the Slovak president, the parliament and the Slovak Executive. It is home to several universities, museums, theatres, galleries and other important cultural and educational institutions.
The venue of the conference, the Austria Trend Hotel Bratislava, is located on the border of historic old-town of Bratislava. It offers 199 rooms of different categories, and 333 squere meters of combined floor space of four conference meeting rooms, which can accommodate up to 350 people.
Interes.Institute stands for Information Technology Research Institute. Interes.Institute was founded to create a forum for research, education and innovations in ICT with focus on application of ICT across all areas of human activities. It creates an open platform for partnership of experts from academia and companies. In this way the institute enables its partners to set up research projects with highly innovative potential.
The staff of the institute has many years of experience from academia. Interes.Institute has built a network of internationally recognized experts and partners in several areas of ICT. For partners, it prepares, manages and personally outsources research projects, which bring real innovations. It offers postgraduate courses and trains professionals in new trends of ICT.
Slovak University of Technology
The Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (STU) is a modern research and higher education institution. It continues a legacy of the 250-year-old Mining Academy in Banská Štiavnica, where the foundations of vocational and practical learning were established. STU offers education in technical fields and involves students in research in natural sciences, computer sciences, construction, architecture, materials technologies, chemistry and food technologies.
At international level, STU has closed hundreds of collaboration agreements with foreign universities, faculties and research institutes. Every year almost 500 students are sent abroad to study and/or participate in student exchange programmes.
Research teams at the University are involved in international projects and annually deal with about 500 research projects funded through grants and hundreds of research contracts commissioned by businesses. For example, in 2014 teams of STU scientists and engineers worked on 274 projects and almost 500 research projects funded through grants, out of which 20 projects under the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme, including the ENIAC initiative.
STU graduates are among the most desirable and the highest paid employees on the Slovakian labour market. Almost 17,000 students attend its 7 faculties and the Institute of Management every year.
The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology as one of the oldest technical faculties in Slovakia with rich scientific and research activities has the mission to offer quality academic education on the basis of free scientific research and creative experimental development.
The Faculty of Informatics and Information Technologies covers the very area of informatics and information technologies (IIT) in both research and education. FIIT is the first faculty in the Slovak Republic with such mission.