The 8th International Workshop on Java Technologies for Real-time and Embedded Systems - JTRES 2010

Charles University,
Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

19-21 August 2010
Prague, Czech Republic


The workshop will take place at the computer science building of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague. The building is located in the centre of Prague, in short walking distance to hotels, restaurants, smaller shops and main tourist attractions. It is well serviced by public transportation. The address of the workshop building is

Malostranske namesti 25, Prague 1, Czech Republic

Googlemaps, (more precise, but Czech menus) - the workshop building is the one with "UK", in the center of the map
Touristic map (aerial photos, touristic landmarks, nice panoramatic views even from the workshop building)

The presentations will take place in room S5 on the 2nd floor of the building (ground level is marked as floor 0). When you get to the 2nd floor, turn right. Room S5 is on the far end of the hallway. Registration will be in room S6 just next to S5.

Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is serviced by Ruzyne Airport (PRG) with direct connections from most European and some other airports. Detailed travel information is below.


We have negotiated discounts in two nearby hotels (within 5 minutes walk) for workshop participants. Reservations for the discounted rooms can be made no later than July 31st, but the number of rooms is limited, so earlier reservations are strongly suggested.

At hotel SAX, the discounted price is 105 EUR per "standard room" and 123 EUR per "deluxe room". The hotel has complimentaty wifi in the rooms, there are even complimentary notebooks in the rooms. The hotel is unique in that it is designed in the style of (western European) seventies and has a terrace with a nice view of the historic part of the city. Reservations are to be made directly with the hotel, i.e. online. Please inform the hotel that you are a JTRES 2010 participant.

At hotel AMU, the discounted price is 52 EUR per night for a room, both single and double occupancy. The hotel/guest house is run by the Academy of Musical Arts and is intended for visiting students and professors. It does not have a restaurant, but many restaurants are within a 2 minute walk. There are shared kitchens on each floor and grocery stores are within a short walking distance. There is a free wifi in the rooms and 24 hour front desk. The hotel is popular among international guests, including professors, visiting our university (don't be misled by the low price). The location is very nice and safe, which is the same for the previous hotel. Reservations are to be made by email to Petra Novotna (Charles University).

There are other smaller hotels in the close proximity to the workshop venue. As the end of August is the peak touristic season and the worshop venue is in the historic part of the city, early hotel reservations are strongly suggested.

::Travel Information::

Currency. Czech Krowns (CZK). The exchange rate is about 25 CZK for 1 EUR. Exchange offices are frequent in Prague, but it is worth checking the current exchange rate before your travel -- some offices are very expensive. Larger supermarkets accept Euro, though it is again worth checking their exchange rate.

Credit/debit cards. Accepted in hotels, shopping centers and most restaurants. Still, one needs some cash in smaller shops, smaller restaurants, most taxis, or when paying a small amount of money (the businesses are charged by the bank).

Cell phones. GSM-900 and GSM-1800, as common in Europe and Middle East. Also UMTS-2100.

Electricity. The voltage is 230V AC. Sockets are CEE 7/5 (like France, Belgium, Poland or Slovakia). Plugs without grounding (i.e. battery chargers or notebooks) from other European countries are compatible with this socket.

Public transportation. Public transportation is the most effective way to get around in Prague. In addition to single ride tickets or time-limited transfer tickets, one can buy a 3-day pass (330 CZK) or 5-day pass (500 CZK). The pass and tickets can be bought directly in the airport building and then activated (stamped) on the bus in a ticket stamping machine. Once activated, the pass is not inserted into any other machine. The pass is good for buses, trams, and subway. There is an online route planner and complete fare information online. The name of the tram stop right in front of the workshop building is "Malostranske namesti" (can be entered into the route planner). This is also the stop for the two hotels we have discounts in.

Taxi. The traffic in the centre of Prague is usually very heavy, thus public transport and/or walking is usually much faster than taxis. Taxis can be somewhat faster than public transport when traveling from/to the airport. The yellow AAA taxis have the best reputation, most others are infamous for having fixed meters and overcharging customers. There is an online price estimator for AAA.

Getting to Prague by plane. Prague is serviced by Ruzyne International Airport (PRG) with direct connections from most European and some other cities. It has two terminals (T1,T2) that are only walking distance away from each other and are serviced by the same public transportation bus lines. It is still good to know the departure terminal when leaving Prague. The names of the public transport stops are "Terminal 1" and "Terminal 2". To get to the workshop building, you would typically take bus 119 direction "Dejvicka" to "Dejvicka" and from there subway line A (green) direction "Skalka" to "Malostranska", from there tram 22 direction "Nadrazi Hostivar" to "Malostranske namesti". The detailed itinary can be found via the route planner. The yellow taxis are also available at the exit from both airport terminals.

Getting to Prague by train. Prague has two railway stations with train connections from Europe. The stations are well serviced by public transport. Train connections can be found via route planners of national rail systems of European countries, including the Czech one. The biggest railway station is named "Hlavni nadrazi" (also the name of the public transport stop). International trains also arrive at "Nadrazi Holesovice" (again the same name for the public transport stop). Except from Germany, Slovakia, and some parts of Poland and Austria, it is usually faster to fly.


The local organization would not have been possible without the extensive help of Petra Novotna, Viliam Simko, Ondrej Sery, Michal Malohlava, Tomas Pop (Charles University), Petr Maj (Purdue University), and Petr Hosek (Charles University).

Mala Strana and Prague Castle, the part of
      the city where the workshop will take place. The workshop building.