General Information

The conference will take place in Jerusalem at the Ramada Hotel.

February 4-5, 2013

All plenary lectures will take place in English, as well as the majority of workshops and short paper sessions (selected workshops and parallel sessions will be held in Hebrew).

Welcoming Reception:
A welcoming reception will be held on Sunday evening, February 3 at 19:00.

Night Tour:
On Monday, February 4 there will be a night tour of Jerusalem.

A commercial exhibition will take place within the framework of the conference. For further information please contact the Secretariat at

Advertising and Sponsorship:
Please contact the Secretariat for space in the conference program and/or sponsorship of speakers, sessions and events.

Letters of Invitation:
Upon request, the Secretariat will send a personal invitation to participate in the Meeting. Such an invitation is only meant to help visitors raise travel funds or obtain a visa and is not a commitment to provide financial support.

All visitors to Israel are required to have a valid passport, and for some countries, a visa is required. For more information please contact your nearest embassy, consulate or local travel agency well in advance. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa if required.

For more information on Israel:
Please see here

Transportation from Airport:
Ben-Gurion International Airport is located 40 minutes from Jerusalem. Airport shared taxis (Nesher) run 24 hours a day and they take you door to door for ~$16. Private taxis are also available and should cost ~$85

The weather in February is cool with possible rain, temperatures ranging from 6-14° C / 45-60° F.

Clothing is informal for all occasions. A sweater or jacket is also recommended, as the meeting rooms may be cool.

Currency / Exchange:
Israel’s currency is the New Israeli Shekel (NIS). International major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops. Exchange offices and ATM machines are easily available throughout the city and at the Ben Gurion International Airport.

Important Notes:
ISAS International Seminars, and their agents, shall not be responsible for and shall be exempt from all liability in respect of any loss, damage, injury, accident, delay or inconvenience to any person, or his/her luggage or any other property for any reason whatsoever, for any tourist services provided. Personal travel and health insurance is recommended.