Conference on Mathematical Foundations of Informatics
3-6 July 2019
Venue and Travel
MFOI 2019 will be organized by the Faculty of Computer Science from the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, the oldest higher education institution in Romania. Since 1860, the university has been carrying on a tradition of excellence and innovation in the fields of education and research. With over 24.000 students and 800 academic staff, the university enjoys a high prestige at national and international level.
Both the main conference track and the workshops will be hosted in building C of the University (Faculty of Computer Science) in the BCR auditorium (Room C3, 2nd floor). Building C is 7-floor tower building located on the Copou hill within the city, just at a 15 minutes walk from the central Piata Unirii plaza.
Iași can be reached via its international airport, situated at 8 km from the city center. The airport services multiple direct flights each week to various international destinations, including: London, Vienna, Rome, Paris, Madrid, Brussels, Tel Aviv, Munich, Cologne, Larnaca, Glasgow, Barcelona, Valencia, Bergamo (Milan), Turin, Florence, Catania, Treviso (Venice).
Also, around 5 direct flights are operated daily to and from Bucharest Otopeni airport, the main air transport hub in Romania, providing a convenient connecting route in case a direct flight is not available (the Iași - Bucharest aerial route time length is about one hour). More domestic direct flights are available to other cities in Romania, such as: Cluj, Timisoara, Oradea.
Four airlines are the current main operators on Iași airport for the destinations mentioned above. These are: TAROM, Austrian, Blue Air, Wizz Air. The flight schedule on the Iași airport can be further checked here.
To reach Iași city center from the airport, the typical way is by taxi. The fare takes around 15 minutes and should cost around 25 Lei in local currency (equivalent to around 5-6 Euro). A taxi station is located just outside the airport terminals. The price per kilometer of all taxi companies in Iasi is around 2.5 Lei/kilometer during day time with a similar starting fee (equivalent of about 0.5 Euro).
As alternative, bus number 50 also connects the airport to the city center. The station is located just in front of the taxis. There is typically one bus each hour, or each two hours. You can consult the departure schedule here (the top left section split by week days gives departure hours from the airport to the city center, the bottom left section split by week days gives departure hours from the city center to the airport). For bus transport within the city, tickets can be bought either at ticket booths or at ticket machines (where available), the price for a single trip being 2.5 Lei.
Citizens of a number of countries (typically outside the European Union or not having a residence permit in the Schengen space) require a visa to enter Romania. Detailed information including the process to obtain a visa can be found on the site of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Normally, the visa that would be required for attending a conference is a short-stay visa of type C/ZA. Note that there exists also an online portal for applying for a visa. If you are in need of an invitation letter for obtaining a visa please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.