3rd International Symposium on Sensor Science 2005, Jülich, Germany from 18.-21. July 2005

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. Which kind of hardware will be provided for the oral presentations?
For the oral session presentation, the I3S 2005 committee will arrange a video projector, microphone and a presentation PC as well as a laser-pointer. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own laptop and a back-up CD of your presentation to the conference, in case of technical incompatibility. The presentation PC will support MS Powerpoint (ver. 2003), Open Office (ver. 1.1.4 & ver. 2.0) and Adobe PDF. The operating system will be the German Windows 2000 (SP4) version. However, you will be able to attach your own laptop to the video projector. If you require other special multimedia equipment,  please contact the I3S 2005 committee. If you plan to play video- and audiofiles during your presentation, we strongly recommend that you check that these files can be used without a third-party player and codec. If you are not sure whether your presentation will be compatible with the presentation PC and you cannot use your own laptop, you can send a version to the conference committee by e-mail before the start of the conference. We will test it on the presentation PC and inform you of the results. However, all participants will have time before their session to test the presentation in advance. Please note that special characters can differ on computers which use different languages, and so do make sure to use international standard fonts (e.g. Unicode) for special characters.
Timing schedule:
Oral presentation: 15 min.
Keynote lecture: 30 min
Plenary lecture: 45 min
There is no time allocated for any extension to these presentations. Please ensure that your presentation does not exceed the given time limit.

2. How should I prepare my poster for the poster session?
The I3S 2005 committee will provide DIN A0 poster walls in portrait format  (width = 841 mm, height = 1189 mm). Landscape format is not possible. Please prepare your poster according to DIN A0 format. Pins and tape will be provided by the conference committee.

3. How do I get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA-Port) to Aachen?
From Frankfurt Airport you can go by train (or even by plane) to Cologne. There is a high speed train which also has a Lufthansa flight number. So, you can reserve a seat on this train (only 1 h to Cologne) at your travel agency. From Cologne there is a direct train to Aachen (also appr. 1 h to Aachen). For the time schedule of the trains, please see the Homepage of Deutsche Bahn AG: www.bahn.de. All hotels listed on the hotel registration form are more or less close to Aachen railway station (max. 3 km).

4. How can I reach the conference location in Jülich by train or car?
Please check the conference location.

5. What can I do if I miss the bus shuttle?
You can reach the conference location also by train. Please see 4.

6. Is it possible to use the Internet during the conference?
Yes, we will provide PC's with internet connections during the conference.

7. Where will the Welcome Reception be held?
The "Welcome Reception" will be in the Auditorium at the Aachen Unviversity of Applied Sciences, Jülich Campus, Heinrich-Mußmann-Strasse 1, 52428 Jülich, Germany.

8. Is it necessary to participate in the Welcome Reception?
In principle, it is not necessary to participate in the Welcome Reception. Registration can also be completed on Monday from 9:00 to 10:00. 

9. Where will the Conference Dinner in Aachen be held?
The Conference Dinner will be at the "Spectaculum" in Aachen, Alexanderstrasse 109, Hansemannplatz, 52062 Aachen.

10. Where will the Farewell Party in Jülich be held?
The Farewell Party will start directly after the end of the conference program on Wednesday evening (18:15).

11. Is is possible to get more information about Aachen and Jülich?
If you need some information about Aachen in advance, please visit the following websites www.aachen-tourist.de (Aachen) and www.juelich.de (Jülich). Additional information about both cities will be provided in your conference bag.

12. What can I do on Monday evening after the conference program?
You could take in the sights of Aachen, and enjoy the ambience of this lovely old city. You can find a city map in your conference bag or visit the website www.aachen-tourist.de.