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Climate
Most of Slovenia has a continental climate with cold winters and warm summers. The average temperatures are -2°C in January and 21°C in July. The average rainfall is 1000mm in the coastal region, up to 3500mmin the Alpine region, 800mm in the Southeast and 1400 m in Central Slovenia. An average temperature in Ljubljana in April is between 12 to 20 C. he evenings might be fresh so it is recommended to bring appropriate clothes.

Language
The official language is Slovene and in nationally mixed regions, Hungarian and Italian are also spoken. In contacts with foreigners, Slovenes mostly use English, German, Italian and French.

Currency
On 1 January 2007, Euro became the new currency of Slovenia, thus making Slovenia the 13th member of the Euro zone, and the first EU New Member State that has fulfilled all criteria for its adoption. On 21 December 2007 Slovenia entered to the Schengen area.

Time zone
Central European time: GMT + 1

Entry
Slovenia has 64 international border crossings that are open 24 hours a day.
Persons wishing to enter Slovenia must have a relevant travel document. EU/EEA and Croatian citizens do not need a passport to enter Slovenia, only a valid identity card. Other visitors may need a visa or a residence permit, unless otherwise stipulated by law or international agreements. All visitors, who in accordance with the law do not need a permit to enter the country, may stay in Slovenia for not more than 90 days in a period of 6 months.
More information on the need, procedure and conditions for obtaining a visa to enter Slovenia is available on http://www.mzz.gov.si/en/visa_information

Visa Requirement
You may apply for a visa at any Slovene embassy. For this purpose you will need a Letter of Guarantee prepared by the organiser. The letter is available in Adobe Reader format or Microsoft Word format. You should complete it and return it by fax to +386 1 24 17 296 or by e-mail to registration@cd-cc.si

Proceedings
Printed proceedings will include all abstracts of papers that were accepted by the Program Committee. All submitted papers will be published on a CD.

Official language
Official language of the conference is English. The Slovene language used at the opening ceremony will be simultaneously translated.

Liability and insurance
All participants are reminded that neither the Organizing Committee nor the technical organizer Cankarjev dom, Cultural and Congress Centre are liable for any losses, accidents, or damage to persons or private property. Participants and accompanying persons are requested to make their own arrangements in respect of health and travel insurance.

Stores
Working hours are mostly non-stop without lunch time closing.
Weekdays: 8:00 to 19:00
Saturdays: 8:00 to 13:00
Payment is in Euros; most stores accept credit cards: AMERICAN EXPRESS, DINERS, MASTER CARD - EUROCARD, and VISA.

Post Office Hours of operation:
Weekdays: 8:00 to 18:00
Saturdays: 8:00 to 12:00
Evenings and Sundays only main Post Offices in larger centres are open;
www.posta.si
International outgoing call prefix: 00
International calls to Slovenia prefix: 386

Banks
Banks will exchange foreign currency and travellers checks for Euros and vice versa.
Foreign residents may open Euro and foreign currency accounts, and it is possible to send money orders and transfer payments. Changing money is also possible at exchange offices in hotels, gasoline stations, tourist agencies, supermarkets, and numerous small exchange offices.
Hours of operation:
Weekdays: 8:30-12:30 and 14:00-17:00
Saturdays: 8:30 to 11:00/12:00

Drinking Water
The water is safe and drinkable throughout the country.

Electricity
Current is 220 V, 50 Hz.

Mobile telephone use
Mobile telephones in Slovenia operate in the network on the frequency bands of 900 MHz and 1800 MHz. Roaming is available in the following mobile networks: Mobitel, Simobil, Debitel, Easymobil, Mmobil, Tušmobil.

Anti smoking law
As of August 2007 smoking is prohibited in all public places and places of employment. It is only allowed in special areas.

Important telephone numbers
Police: 113
Fire: 112
Emergency first aid: 112
AMZS
Automobile Association of Slovenia: 1987


    

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