Niš is an administrative, economic and cultural centre of the South-East Serbia. It is known as the greatest gate between East and West, because it is on the crossroad of the three important directions of the international highway, railway and air traffic.
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The history of the town is long and interesting. It is placed on the site of the Roman settlement of Naissus, the birthplace of Constantine the Great, in the valley of the river Nišava. It is rich in ancient monuments which testify about the stormy history of this city. Among many monuments there is a unique monument in the world, Ćele Kula (Tower of Sculls), built by Turks in 1809, with the sculls of Serbian rebels killed in the battle. Also, in the centre of Niš there is the Fortress from the Turkish time, which is a symbol of the city. The memorial complex on Bubanj Hill, camp “Crveni krst” (Red cross) and many other monuments from the near past are important cultural-historical monuments of Niš, too. The Niška Banja – Spa, near Niš, is well known by the possibilities for the treatment of heart and vascular diseases.
Niš is the second university centre in Serbia. The Faculty of Electronic Engineering, the main organizer of the Conference and your host during the Conference, is one of the most perspective university institutions in the country.
The Faculty of Electronic Engineering offers undergraduate studies leading to the professional title of graduate electrical engineer. There are following educational profiles: automatic control, electronics, telecommunications, computer science and informatics, microelectronics and electrical power engineering. Besides, the post-graduate studies in eleven basic fields and Ph.D. studies are organized. In addition, there have been lots of scientific-research and developing projects supported by the Ministry of Science of the Republic of Serbia and the industry, while a number of projects is expected.
The Faculty of Electronic Engineering is located near the Fortress, within the walking distance from the city centre. We truly hope that the Faculty building will be a convenient and pleasant place for all the planned activities of the Conference.
For more information about the city of Nis, its past and present, please visit Nis Tourist Information.
By plane. The airport of Niš – “Constantine the Great” is located in the industrial part of the town close to the central city zone (http://nis-airport.com/en/?lang=en). If you find this mode of transport suitable, after lending you can reach your final destination either by a circular bus line (stops at the airport every 15 minutes and makes a route around the whole city) or by available taxi services. Unfortunately, a number of available airlines is rather limited, so if you decide to come to Serbia by plane you may find a large offer of connections to the Belgrade airport. (http://www.beg.aero/en/home).
By bus. Central bus station of Niš is located in the wide city centre, just minutes away from the main town symbol – the fortress of Niš and also the Faculty of Electronic Engineering. Numerous taxi services are at your disposal just in front of the station. You will find that almost all major cities in the region and even in the west and east of Europe are accessible by bus from Niš. (http://www.bas.rs/basweb_eng/redvoznje.aspx?lng=en).
By train. Niš is also easily reached by train. Besides connections to all major cities in the region, international connections to Greece, Austria, Turkey, Hungary, etc., are also available. Main train station of Niš is rather close to the city centre, connected to it by regular bus lines having stops just outside the station itself. If you find buses overcrowded, a wide taxi network is also at your service. (http://www.zeleznicesrbije.com/active/en/home.html)
By car. Being positioned at the crossroad of E-75 (Budapest, Belgrade, Niš, Thessaloniki) and E-80 (Adriatic sea, Niš, Sofia, Istanbul) motorways, Niš is most easily reachable by car.
Do not hesitate to contact the Conference Secretariat for any further information regarding your travel and transportation.