21-23 October 2009
Istanbul, Turkey

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Practical Information


eChallenges e-2009 takes place in the Marmara Istanbul, which is located in Taskim Square, Istanbul.

Security, Health and Safety

Please wear your name badge for all eChallenges e-2009 activities, as it is your identification and allows you access to the facilities on offer. Unfortunately, conferences provide a tempting target for thieves, so please take care of bags, personal computers and other personal belongings.

The organisers cannot accept any responsibility for losses incurred or for personal health and safety. All laptops and other equipment being used during the conference should be fully insured under your organisational equipment insurance. Delegates should ensure they have personal health insurance and take the usual care when exploring the city of Istanbul. Any special needs or requirements, should be dealt with by contacting the conference secretariat prior to the event.

Major Places of Interest

Istanbul is in a unique position on the Bosphorus Strait, which connects the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara and the Mediterranean, providing a crossroads between Europe and Asia. Delegates should endeavour to visit some of the many historical and cultural attractions in Istanbul during their stay: Topkapi Palace, Dolmabahce Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Suleymaniye Mosque, Grand Bazaar and Spice Market.