PRECARB-12 - Surface Chemistry and Performance of Carbon Materials, 15-16 June 2012, Budapest, Hungary
Saturday, 19 October 2019
General information



The PRECARB-12, Surface Chemistry and Performance of Carbon Conference will be organized in the building of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in the center of Budapest.
Address: Arany János str. 1., V. District, Budapest, Hungary
The entrance into the building is via the back gate. 
(see the map with Conference venue and hotel locations on the conference website).




Arrival by air
All participants arriving at ‘Liszt Ferenc’ International Airport are advised to take the airport shuttle minibus to their hotels; this is the least expensive and most reliable service. You can find information about the Airport Shuttle Minibus (LRI) service on the following link:  
Metropolitan bus No. 200E ( also leaves from the terminal building for Kőbánya-Kispest station, where you may take metro line No. 3 (blue line) to the centre of the city.

Arrival by train
There are 3 major international railway stations in Budapest (Déli pu., Keleti pu. and Nyugati pu.), located in the city centre and within easy reach of the hotels or the Congress Center either by public transport or by taxi. See the following link about railway services:
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Arrival by car
Budapest can be reached by car on motorways M1, M3, M5 and M7. Drivers should be aware that there is a zero tolerance of blood alcohol level while driving in Hungary. Parking in the city centre is subject to fees.

Local transportation in Budapest
Public transport in the city is well organized. Tickets must be purchased in advance at metro stations or tobacco shops. During the PRECARB-12, single tickets or Budapest cards (free public transport, free sightseeing tour and other great discounts) will be available at the Registration Desk of the conference. Whenever you change vehicle, validate a new ticket. One-day, three-day and weekly travel cards allowing free travel on all means of transportation within the administrative boundary of Budapest can be bought at each metro station for 1550 HUF, 3850 HUF and 4600 HUF, respectively. EU citizens over 65 years are allowed to travel for free on the vehicles of the public transport.
The conference site can be easily reached by public transport (e.g. trams No. 2, bus No. 16, 105)
Kossuth square metro station of line No. 2 (red line) is also near, 10 minutes walk or one station by tram No. 2 (to Széchenyi tér).

We suggest that you use only taxis equipped with a taximeter. Beware of private cabs, especially those without a taximeter. It is customary to give a tip of 10% over the amount of the bill at restaurants and in taxis. During the conference do not hesitate to call a taxi through the Hungarian Chemical Society at the Registration Desk.

Currency, exchange, credit cards
The official currency in Hungary is the Hungarian Forint (HUF). Exchange facilities are offered to participants at the airport, in hotels, at the exchange desk of the banks at around the daily rate indicated by the Hungarian National Bank. American Express, Visa, Diners, Eurocard, Master Card and JCB Card are accepted in hotels, first class restaurants and city stores, but you should ask or look for the logo before ordering a service. Money can be withdrawn from ATMs. Three ATMs are available in the Chemistry building of the Eötvös Loránd University.
At the Conference Registration Desk you can only use cash to pay your remainders.

Shopping hours
The usual shopping hours in Budapest are from 10:00 a.m. to 18:00 p.m., in big shopping centers around the city up to 21:00 p.m. For further information please contact the Registration Desk.

Meals, lunch, refreshments
Coffee/Tea during the coffee breaks and lunch will be available free for the registered participants within the conference area. Vegetarian meal will be also served for those who indicate this need to Ms. Mónika Bondár    ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) before 12 June 2012.

The Organizing Committee cannot assume responsibility for injuries or losses occurring to persons or personal belongings during the conference. Participants are therefore advised to travel with a valid insurance package.

Electricity supply
In Hungary, electricity is supplied at 230 V, 50 Hz. The 2-pin connecting plug is different from that used in some other countries, e.g. the USA, the UK and Japan.

Smoking is NOT permitted inside the Conference buildings or at the venues for the social functions. Smokers are required to smoke outdoors in the designated area.

In consequence of Hungary’s continental climate, the middle of June can be considered as summer. The average temperature is 22-28 °C during the day and 15-22 °C at night. The humidity is usually low, but rainy days may be expected.

Registration: Registration desk is situated in the ground level.

Uploading of the oral presentations:
Authors of oral presentations are kindly requested to upload the presentation file to the PC installed in the lecture hall before the session (in the morning or in the breaks).

Poster session: on the + 1st floor
Posters assigned with a code should be placed on the corresponding display boards. Posters will be on display during the entire conference. The poster display area (board) is 1.20 m high and 0.90 m wide.(Drawing) pins in order to fix the posters are available at the Registration Desk. The use of Scotch® is not allowed as it would damage the boards.

Language: The official language of the conference is English.

Gala Dinner: Our Conference Dinner will be organized on a riverboat cruising on the Danube.

For more details, contact Ms. Mónika Bondár ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

Looking forward to meeting you soon in Budapest.