Travel & Stay

The ICSM organizers have put together a tour guide, you can download the pdf file here. On request we can print it for you at the help desk.

ICSM 2010 is proudly hosted by the city of Timișoara, the second largest (around 312,000 inhabitants) and probably the most cosmopolitan city of Romania. Take a look and you will probably understand why, after more than 100 years, Timișoara is still called Little Vienna.

Getting here and enjoying your stay

Timișoara has the second largest international airport in Romania, so reaching it is quite easy from everywhere. In order to make it easier for you to find out how to reach Timișoara, we summarized the key information about flights from 30 major cities in Asia, Canada, Europe and US. (We will continuously update and add more information on that page, over the coming weeks and months)

Furthermore, we put together a list of fine hotels, very close to the conference venue.


The climate that defines Timișoara is temperate continental, which is characteristic for the South-Eastern part of the Pannonic Depression. The temperate continental climate has some submediteranean characteristics as well, which are typical for the Adriatic climate.

In September, the average temperature is 17°C (62°F), while the level of precipitation is around 40.6 mm (1.6 in).


The Romanian currency is the Leu - RON (1€ ~= 4.3 RON, 1$ ~= 3.3 RON), but in general all stores, restaurants and hotels accept major credit cards (e.g. Visa, MasterCard, American Express).


Considering the records of previous ICSM editions, we expect that most of you will be able to come to Timișoara, without needing a visa. Below is a selected list of countries and the information on visa requirements.

Country Visa required? Remarks
China, P.R. YES Invitation needed
Canada NO
EU States NO
Israel NO
IndiaYES Invitation needed
Japan NO
Norway NO
Singapore NO
South Africa YES
South Korea NO
Switzerland NO

More detailed information on visa requirements are provided by the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.