Note 1: If you need more information on any of the following, or on any other aspect of IPEC 2010, please feel free to contact us by email at ipec2010 [at] imsc [dot] res [dot] in .
Note 2: See the local arrangements page of FSTTCS 2010, which is co-located with IPEC 2010.
Details about registration can be found here.
Accommodation information for IPEC/FSTTCS 2010
For participants in general
By 8th October, we will put up a list of hotels within Chennai and approximate distances from the conference venue. This information is now available; see below. Participants should directly contact the hotel and make their bookings. Please keep in mind that December is the peak tourist season in Chennai; so it is best to make your reservations early.
For participants from India
A limited amount of subsidized (mostly shared) accommodation is available for Indian participants in Guest Houses, hostels, and service apartments near IMSc. The tariff (not including breakfast) ranges from Rs 200 to Rs 1200 for a single room, and Rs 300 to Rs 1500 for a double room (Rs 150 to Rs 750 per person). If you wish to avail of this, please tick the appropriate box in the online registration form.
Accommodation is not guaranteed for those who register after 1st November 2010.
The conference hotel
We have negotiated a bulk discount rate at this hotel for participants at FSTTCS/IPEC, as follows:
|Standard Single room:||Rs 3000 + tax (appx Rs 625)||breakfast included|
|Standard Double room:||Rs 4000 + tax (appx Rs 750)||breakfast included|
Participants should make their own bookings. To avail of these special rates, please email your booking details to marketing AT saverahotel DOT com, reservations AT saverahotel DOT com explicitly mentioning “the FSTTCS/IPEC conferences” at IMSc. (Even if you are attending only one conference, please mention both in the email.)
Discounted rates are not guaranteed after November 10, 2010.
See the Wikitravel page on Chennai and the IMSc “getting here” page for more travel information. Check out the IndiaMike page on Chennai for hands-on advice on getting the most out of your trip to Chennai. Their India Travel Basics page has an answer to any question that you could conceivably have about travelling to India.
Chennai was called “Madras” till some years back; you may still occasionally encounter this usage.
If you intend to fly in to Delhi on your way to Chennai, you should keep in mind that the Delhi airport has had a history of disrupted flight schedules due to fog during the month of December.
December is the peak tourist season for Chennai; beat the rush and get your tickets/visas (see below) early!
If you are not a citizen of India, you will need a visa to visit India. The visa approval process could take more time than you expect, so it is always better to apply early.
A tourist visa is usually the easiest to obtain.
If you want to apply for a conference visa, you will need an official invitation from the conference. In this case, please mail us and also tick off the corresponding box in the registration form.
Clearance Form: The venue for the IPEC conference, IMSc, is wholly funded by the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India. Security clearances are required for all non-Indian nationals to enter the campus. Hence additional information is required from non-Indian nationals and is being collected in the registration form. In addition, non-Indian-nationals registering for the conference are requested to fill out the IMSc Visitors form , sign it, and either email us a scanned pdf copy or fax us a copy at 91 44 2254 1586.