PN 2016 // ACSD 2016


Toruń, Poland. 19-24 June 2016


Border Countries
Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Russia
38 million
322,575 sq km (124,547 sq miles, about size of New Mexico) 
- the seventh biggest country on the continent
Time Zone
Summer (DST)
Temperate with mild summers and moderately severe winters
Zloty (PLN, zł), 1 zloty = 100 groszy
Government type
Republic, parliamentary democracy
Members of
EU, UN, NATO, OECD, WTO and many other
Country Code
14 million tourists visit Poland every year, 
Poland ranks 14th in the world as a tourist destination
220 Volt / 50 Hz ; continental sockets
48 (To call Poland)
Entering Poland
Poland is a member of the Schengen Borders Agreement. 

Poland's Official Travel Website -


Toruń, one of the oldest cities in Poland, is located on the Vistula river in the northern part of the country, and is best known as the birthplace of the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. In 1997 the medieval part of the city was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and in 2007 the Old Town in Toruń was designated as one of the Seven Wonders of Poland.

National Geographic rated the old town market and the Gothic town hall as one of the 
30 Most Beautiful Places in the World. Toruń has many monuments of architecture beginning from the Middle Ages. Most of them have an almost intact medieval spatial layout.

Toruń has the largest number of preserved Gothic houses in Poland, many with original wall paintings or wood-beam ceilings from the 16th to the 18th century. Among the most important monuments are: the Cathedral John the Evangelist and John the Baptist (14th century), St. Mary Church (14th century), the Old Town Hall (12th-16th century) - one of the most monumental town halls in Central Europe, ruins of the city fortifications (12th-15th century), and the 15th-century Gothic house (now a museum) where Nicolaus Copernicus was born.

Toruń escaped substantial destruction over the centuries. Particularly left intact was the Old Town, all of whose important architectural monuments are original rather than reconstructed. In recent years major renovation projects have been undertaken to improve the condition and external presentation of the Old Town. Numerous buildings as well as the city walls are illuminated at night, creating a unique effect among Polish cities.

Toruń Guide

Main Conference Place

The conference will take place in the building of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń.

Nicolaus Copernicus University (

The Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (NCU) is one of the largest universities in Poland, currently comprising 17 faculties. It provides graduate and postgraduate courses for almost 30 000 students, offering education in over 80 fields of study, 100 specializations and 50 postgraduate courses. The university employs 4300 staff. The Nicolaus Copernicus University is rated as one of the five best universities in Poland, while QS World University Ranking has placed NCU in the top 4% of universities in the world.

Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science (

The Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science was founded in 1993, but, mathematical sciences were developed in Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń from the very beginning of its existence, first, within departments, later, in the Institute of Mathematics – a part of the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. In the 1960s a new specialization, a ‘numerical division‘, was established. It can be regarded as the beginning of the computer science studies in Toruń. The Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, with its high level of scientific research and a number of world-class researchers, has always been awarded the highest grade in Polish evaluation of scientific units. Well-equipped laboratories, lecture halls, seminar rooms and the library providing access to the large collection of resources, together with the latest technologies and free wireless Internet access in the halls, form a modern infrastructure. The building of the Faculty is within a 5 minute walking distance from the Old Town, which offers a wide range of restaurants and affordable hotels.

Virtual tour of the faculty:

How to get there:

fot. Maciej Koziński

How to get there

The conference will take place in the building of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. The Faculty building is conveniently situated for both railway and bus stations. It is located within a short walk of the town centre, close to Plac Rapackiego. From the main railway station (“Toruń Główny” in Polish), the bus numbers are: 11, 12, 13, 14, 22, 27, 36. Get off the bus on “Plac Rapackiego”.
From the bus station (“Dworzec PKS” in Polish), leave station by the main exit. Then turn right slightly and right again at traffic lights to the “Uniwersytecka” tramway stop, and then take a Tram 3. Get off the tram on “Plac Rapackiego” (the third stop). To get to the Faculty from Plac Rapackiego, turn into Chopina Street and go straight up for about 300 meters.


Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science

Nicolaus Copernicus University

Chopina 12/18, 87-100 Toruń, Poland

GPS coordinates: 53.010313, 18.594427

On-site registration

On the arrival, please check-in at the Registration Desk and collect your conference bag. The Registration Desk will be open from 8am until 2pm during the entire event. The locations of the conference rooms will be indicated at the conference site. In case of any question please feel free to ask! The organizers will wear the yellow name badges and the rest of the crew the blue name badges.

Internet and PC Access

Wireless Internet connection as well as wireless EDUROAM connection will be available. We will also provide access to desktop computers.

Emergency telephone number

In case of an emergency, please use the following number to contact us (available from 19th to 25th June): +48661156250.

How to get to Toruń?

By plane

The nearest airports are located in:

  • Bydgoszcz (47 km)

    • Arrivals/Departures Timetable
    • Local Journey Planner
    • There is a dedicated free shuttle bus on route Toruń - Bydgoszcz Airport - Toruń created for Lufthansa's flights (see Timetable).
    • The price of a taxi from Bydgoszcz Airport to Toruń is around 150 PLN.
  • Gdańsk (174 km)

    • Arrivals/Departures Timetable
    • Dedicated bus to Toruń (Veolia Transport)
      From Gdańsk Airport to Toruń - departure: 12:35, arrival: 15:35
      From Toruń to Gdańsk Airport - departure: 7:00, arrival: 10:00
    • Local Journey Planner
  • Warszawa (221 km)

    • Arrivals/Departures Timetable
    • Dedicated bus to Toruń ModlinBus
    • You can reach the Central Railway Station by a local train and then continue journey by train.
    • Local Journey Planner
  • Poznań (170 km)

By train

The train station closest to the conference center (2,5 km) is Toruń Główny (the Main Train Station in Toruń). For a detailed timetable please refer to PKP Journey Planner and E-Podróżnik.

By bus

The bus station is located 1,5 km from the conference center. For a journey planer please refer to E-Podróżnik.

By car

  • from Gdańsk – motorway A1 to the junction Toruń – Lubicz,
  • from Szczecin – route S10,
  • from Frankfurt (Oder) – motorway A2 to the junction Stryków, then motorway A1 to the junction Toruń – Lubicz,
  • from Łódź (junction Stryków) – motorway A1 to the junction Toruń – Lubicz,
  • from Warsaw – motorway A2 to the junction Stryków, then motorway A1 to the junction Toruń – Lubicz.

Please note that you have to pay toll on most of the motorways in Poland.

Local transport

The bus and tram stop closest to the conference center is Plac Rapackiego (Rapacki’s Square) – one of the main stops in the city. Tickets (the same for buses and trams) can be purchased at each booth with the press, from a driver or a ticket machine in a bus/tram. A single ticket for an adult costs 2,80 PLN. There is also 8-journey ticket (so called “karnet”), which costs 20,10 PLN. Remember to punch your ticket immediately after boarding the vehicle. There is no charge for baggage but you can not put bags on seats.

Public transport timetable and other information can be found on the official website or on nationwide public transport journey planner

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    Ian Foster

    Distinguished Carl Adam Petri Lecture

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    Manfred Broy

    Keynote Speaker

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    Jetty Kleijn

    Keynote Speaker

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    Sławomir Lasota

    Keynote Speaker

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    Philip Wadler

    Keynote Speaker


Toruń is a tourist town and offers a wide range of accommodations. The old town is located in a walking distance (~7 minutes) from the venue and dozens of hotels with a wide range of prices and a variety of conditions are available there, from expensive ones to low-budget hostels. We strongly recommend to find a suitable accommodation through the online accommodation booking website

One may also consider staying in one of the wide variety of private apartments, which are available at:


Due to the holiday season and a large number of tourists visiting Toruń, as well as European Fencing Championships (which takes place in Toruń at the same period of time), one might encounter some problems with finding suitable accommodations. That is why we firmly recommend to book a hotel as soon as possible. Note that in most cases allows a free cancellation.

Independently from the booking service we recommend the following hotels:

  1. Hotel ibis budget Toruń - the nearest to the venue low-budget hotel. The hotel is situated right next to the Torun Old Town. It offers guests a cheap night's sleep in one of its comfortable rooms.

    Single room (including breakfast) 152,99 PLN / day
    Twin room with two separate beds (including breakfast) 174,98 PLN / day


    To book a room in the hotel, please fill in the reservation form (pdf, rtf) and send it on address:

  2. Hotel Walter - the low-budget health and recreation Centre is situated next to the picturesque marina. It's only 5km away from Toruń city centre, next to the main 80 route: Toruń - Bydgoszcz. The idyllic landscape encourages to actively rest out in the open. The hotel provides daily transport to the conference meeting in the morning and return to the hotel after the session or after a conference event (at appointed time). The transport cost is included in the room price.

    Single room 160 PLN / day
    Twin room 200 PLN / day
    Apartment medium for single use 200 PLN / day
    Apartment medium for two 240 PLN / day
    Apartment large for single use 240 PLN / day
    Apartment large for two 280 PLN / day



    To book a room in the hotel, please fill in the reservation form (pdf) and send it on address:

    Accommodation in the hotel is also available without the transportation option (at a lower price). In that case, please contact the hotel directly ( The price of a taxi from the hotel to the city center (and the venue) is about 25 PLN. It is also possible to use a public transportation.

  3. Hotel Mercure - the hotel is situated in the city center, close to the old town and the birthplace of Nicolaus Copernicus.

    Single room (including breakfast) 240 PLN / day


    To book a room in the hotel, please send the request for reservation on address specifying the password: ATPN.

  4. Hotel Bulwar - a hotel for more demanding. It is located very close to the venue, across from the Vistula river. A modern spa and hotel with a old world feel.

    Single room (including breakfast) 395 PLN / day
    Double room (including breakfast) 495 PLN / day


    To book a room in the hotel, please fill in the reservation form (pdf, rtf) and send it on address:

In case of any problems with the reservation, as well as questions and doubts, please contact the organizers (

    • $99

    • Individual

      • 2x option 1
      • Free option 2
      • Unlimited option 3
      • Unlimited option 4
      • 1x option 5
    • Register
    • $125

    • Business

      • 2x option 1
      • Free option 2
      • Unlimited option 3
      • Unlimited option 4
      • 1x option 5
    • Register
    • $100

    • Institution

      • 2x option 1
      • Free option 2
      • Unlimited option 3
      • Unlimited option 4
      • 1x option 5
    • Register
    • $150

    • Government

      • 2x option 1
      • Free option 2
      • Unlimited option 3
      • Unlimited option 4
      • 1x option 5
    • Register


Monday Barbeque

On Monday evening, there will be an informal barbeque for workshop participants at the Faculty patio (please, keep your finger crossed for a good weather). The party will start just after the last session of the day.

Wednesday Conference Reception

The Conference Reception will take place at Artus Mansion, located at the very center of Toruń, just opposite the Town Hall, and next to the statue of Nicolaus Copernicus. The Reception will start at 7pm on Wednesday, 22nd of June.

address: Rynek Staromiejski 6, 87-100 Toruń, (GPS coordinates: 53.009925 18.605786)

Thursday Conference Reception

The Conference Banquet will take place at Settlement Osada Karbówko, located thirty kilometres from Toruń in the enchanting valley of Drweca river. The Banquet will start at 7pm on Thursday, 23rd of June. Special buses will take the participants to the Conference Banquet and back to Toruń. The buses will departure at 6pm. Just before that, we would like to take a group photo at 5.50pm, so please come at 5.45pm to the meeting place.

address: Elgiszewo 37, 87-408 Ciechocin, (GPS coordinates: 53.064185, 18.957566)

Friday Sightseeing

On Friday afternoon, we will have a guided walk around the Old Town and its most spectacular as well as hidden attractions.


On Saturday, 25th of June, we plan to organise a guided trip to Malbork Castle. The cost is estimated at 50 EUR. This includes the transport, entrance tickets, an English speaking guide, and lunch. The money for the trip will have to be paid to the Organizers in cash before 25th of June, so that the receipts can be provided on 25th of June. If you are willing to participate in the trip, please report that to the organizers at the following address:

Malbork Castle (about 160 km from Toruń)

The Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork, located about 160 km from Toruń, is the largest castle in the world by surface area, and the largest brick building in Europe. The castle is a classic example of a medieval fortress and, on its completion in 1406, was the world's largest brick castle. UNESCO designated the "Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork" and the Malbork Castle Museum as the World Heritage Site in December 1997.



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Chopina 12/18,
87-100 Toruń,


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