CISIM 2010

The conference activities will take place in the facilities of the AGH University of Science and Technology in a town full of magic and incredible atmosphere called Kraków ( The city on the Vistula River in the southern part of Poland, was the Capital of Poland for five centuries. It has accumulated one fourth of Polish total number of museum artifacts. A visit to Kraków is a meeting with the most glorious era in our history. The renaissance Royal Castle at Wawel, the gothic St. Mary's Basilica, the historical trade pavilions of the Cloth Hall, the former separate Jewish city of Kazimierz with its ancient synagogues in the southern part of the town, one of the oldest universities of the international renown, the Jagiellonian University, and the Nowa Huta district, absorbed by Kraków together with its socialist-realist, industrial architecture, are all places which make a visit to Kraków extremely worthwhile. Benefiting from its geographical location, Kraków, aiming to become a meeting place of many cultures and nations, has successfully claimed its position as a Central European metropolis - a city of culture, art and science. Several universities are located in Kraków and many world-famous representatives of Polish culture reside in the city.

Near Kraków there are plenty of significant and worth seeing places:

  • Niepołomicka Forest (24 km) – the favourite hunting grounds of Polish kings, today a vast protected area with nature reserve for European bison near Proszów -

  • Kalwaria Zebrzydowska (45 km) – the sanctuary consisting of the Basilica of Our Lady of Angels, the monastery of Bernardine Fathers and a complex of over 40 chapels composed into a picturesque landscape, referred to as Kalwaria Paths -

  • Oświęcim – Auschwitz (70 km) – the State Museum in Auschwitz commemorates the Nazi death camp that existed here during World War II -

  • Zakopane (100 km) – the largest Polish mountain town and the base for hiking trips to every corner of the Tatra Mountains -