The conference will take place at the Euler International Mathematical
Institute (EIMI), which is a part of St.Petersburg Department of
V.A.Steklov Mathematical Institute (PDMI or POMI) from 1996.
A picture of the EIMI is available at


The place is near the river Malaya Nevka, at equal distance (15-20 min.
of walk) from the metro stations "Petrogradskaya" and "Chernaya Rechka".
Look at our metro scheme at


and find the mark "X" on the map at


The EIMI address: Pesochnaya nab., 10,
   234 92 45 (a person on duty, 24 hours)
   234 05 74 Elena Novikova

The Openings ceremony will take place on Monday, June 17, at 9:30
at the Petersburg Department of Steklov Institute.

The PDMI address: Fontanka, 27.
The PDMI is marked by red mark "27" on the map 


The place is at the cross of Nevsky avenue and the Fontanka river, at
equal distance (10-15 min. of walk) from the metro stations "Nevsky
prospekt"/"Gostinyi dvor" and "Ploschad Vosstaniya"/"Mayakovskaya".


Those who was promised to be picked up at the airport will be waiting
at the hall next after the custom line. You will recognize our person(s)
by a poster "Euler IMI".
In the opposite case you could take bus No.13 from the airport
Pulkovo II to metro station "Moskovskaya".

The Euler Institute is about 15-20 minutes by foot to metro station
"Petrogradskaya". To reach EIMI from metro "Petrogradskaya" you can
also take trolley-bus No. 34 (the second stop), or minibus No. 46,
175, 252, 298 (you should ask to stop before  the Kamennoostrovskii


For the persons who asked for this in the registration form, rooms have been
reserved at the hotels of the city: LDM, Sovetskaya, Nord and private
Notice that usual practice in our hotels is payment 'in advance'. Please,
be ready to pay during first two days of your staying.

The LDM Hotel ("Dvorets Molodezhi"):
Address: Prof. Popova street, 47.
Phone: 234 32 78.
The LDM hotel I is marked by red letter "Y" on the map 

You could reach the LDM hotel from metro "Petrogradskaya", bus No. 10
or 45. The LDM Hotel is in 5-10 minutes by foot to the Euler Institute.

Unfortunately the hotel does not accept the credit cards, but it
is not hard to get a cash using cash-machine  (there is one in the
hall near the reception) or at the banks. You should pay for the
hotel in rubles (and at any other place too, except the shops and
restaurants accepting the credit cards). Usually VISA and Master
cards are accepted.
Breakfast is included.

The NORD Hotel:
Address: Kamennoostrovskii avenue, .
Phone: 234 2970; 2343930.
You can look at

Breakfast is included.

Hotel "Sovetskaya":
Address: Lermontovskiy pr. 43/1.
Breakfast is included.
Payment in any currency is accepted (in cash).

All NIS participants will live at the hotel of St. Petersburg
Architecture University (ACEU). Address: pereulok Bojtsova 7, metro station
"Sennaya Ploschad"/"Sadovaya".
The ACEU hotel is marked by red letters "ACEU" on the map 


To exchange the currency is not a hard task, there are many exchange
offices around the city, but be careful and do not exchange your
currency NEAR offices.


Registration desk will be open on June 16 at the Euler Institute from
10:00 till 16:00.
The participants who plan to arrive later may register before the Opening
ceremony or during the breaks.
The registration fee is 100 USD per participant (without meals) and 150 USD
(with meals). The fee for accompanying persons is $30 per person.
For the participants working in the NIS countries the fee mainly is covered
by the organizing committee.
The other participants pay the fee at the registration desk in cash.


The lunches and dinners will be served for participants who pay meals fee.
The time and place will be announced later.

Also, coffee and tea will be available at the conference place (free of


The schedule of the plenary lectures (50 min.) will be presented at our
web-page. Shorter talks (40 min and 20 min) will be in the afternoon.
The timetable will be posted on the web-page shortly.
You can use the blackboards and  projector for transparencies.

First plenary lecture 9:30 --10:20
Second plenary lecture 10:40 --11:30
Third plenary lecture 11:50 --12:40

Afternoon sessions start at 15:30 on Monday and Tuesday and
at 15:00 on Thursday, Friday.  There is no afternoon sessions on
Wednesday and Saturday.
Afternoon sessions will work in two sections and four subsections.
On  Monday and Tuesday:
1-st sectional talk  15:30 -- 16:10,
2-d sectional talk   16:20 -- 17:00,
1-st subsection talk 17:10 -- 17:30,
2-d subsection talk  17:40 -- 18:00,
3-d subsection talk  18:10 -- 18:30.

On Thursday, Friday all afternoon talks will be a half hour earlier.
It is planned an excursion and a banquet on Wednesday afternoon.


In metro you must buy tokens. One token costs 6 rubles and
allows you to make one journey in metro with unlimited number
of changes and unlimited time.

In municipal buses (numbers without letters T or K), trams and
trolley-buses you must pay to a ticket-collector. One ticket
costs 5 rubles.

In commercial buses (marked by letters T or K)
you must also pay to a ticket-collector, while in minibuses
you pay to a driver. The price (usually 10-12 rubles)
depends on destination. It is indicated usually at the entrance.
Please take into account that minibus can stop at any convenient
place but you should ask for it in advance.

Please be very careful with your luggage, bags, purses,
credit cards, etc., especially in the transport and in the shops!


On the streets and near metro stations you can find a lot of phones.
There are several types of them. You can pay either by metro tokens,
or coins, or phone cards (it depends on the phone). You can
buy phone cards at metro stations.


The weather is changeable. Average temperature of June is about 12-15 C.
This means that it is warmer in the day time. However, large deviations
from the average occur, and it may or may not be cold or warm in June
with equal probability. It may be rainy.
Please check the local weather in St. Petersburg at


EIMI:  Pesochnay naberezhnaya, 10.
       234 92 45 (a person on duty, 24 hours, but does not speak English)
       234 05 74 Elena Novikova

Fax number: 7 812 234 5819 (can be used to get the fax-messages).
E-mail:  can be used to get and send messages;
you can ask for your own account for period of the conference.

POMI:  nab. reki Fontanki, 27
       312 40 58 secretary (does not speak English but can call somebody
       speaking English)

Home phones of the members of the organizing committee:

  Burago Yuri        533 45 73
  Buyalo Sergei      524 48 48
  Novikova Elena    234 14 46

Consulates and Medical Centers:

French Consulate:  314 14 43
German Consulate:  320 24 00
Italian Consulate: 312 32 17
Japan Consulate:   314 14 34
Spanish Consulate: 325 84 70
UK Consulate:      320 32 00
USA Consulate:     275 17 01

American Medical Center:  326 17 30


You could look at our web-page:
where you could find the map of St.Petersburg and other useful
information. In case of any further questions please do not
hesitate to ask the organizers.

Looking forward to meet you soon,
Organizing Committee