The International Conference
June 14-20, 2009          Saint-Petersburg, Russia

First Announcement

Second Announcement

Third Announcement

Useful Information

Tentative List of Participants


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Useful Information


The conference will take place at the Euler International Mathematical Insititute (EIMI), which is a part of the St.Petersburg Department of Steklov Mathematical Institute (usually abbreviated as PDMI). Registration and talks will take place at the Euler Institute. 

The EIMI address: Pesochnaya naberezhnaja, 10, ("naberezhnaja" means "embankment"). The place is near the river Malaya Nevka, at equal distances (15-20 min. on foot) from the metro stations "Petrogradskaya" and "Chernaya Rechka". Look at our metro scheme at 

and find the mark "X" on the map at 

To reach EIMI from the metro station "Petrogradskaya" you can either walk or take bus No. 1 or No. 46, trolley-bus No. 34 (two stops), or minibus No. 46, 76, 127, 136, 252, 298 (you should ask the driver to stop before Kamennoostrovskii bridge). 

Below you can find the phone numbers you can call in case of any difficulties upon your arrival: 

EIMI security (guard): (+7 812) 234 9245 

Nadia Zalesskaya: +7 960 2791037 (cell)

(or 007-960- 2791037 if you call from abroad) 


For those who requested accommodation in their registration forms, rooms have been reserved at the hotel Nord, at the hotel Nauka or the hotel Zlatoust. 

The hotel NORD

Address: Kamennoostrovskii avenue, 73-75.

Phone: +7 (812) 234 2970.

Breakfast is included.

Visa and Master cards are accepted.

The hotel NAUKA

(korpus 2): 

Address: Prospekt Engelsa, 65.

Phone: 2938455.

Metro station: Udel'naya.

The hotel ZLATOUST

Address: Kamennoostrovskii avenue, 19.

Phone: 233 32 86

Metro station: Petrogradskaya

You can see the venue of the Conference and the hotels on the map of the area.



We shall meet participants at the International Airport Pulkovo 2. Please look for a person holding a "Wavelets and Applications" signboard. 

Just in case, this is how you get to the Euler Institute and the hotel Nord from the airport. Take bus no. 13 or a minibus at Pulkovo International terminal (2) or no. 39 at Pulkovo domestic terminal (1). It will bring you to the metro station "Moskovskaya". Then it takes about 30 minutes to reach the stations "Petrogradskaya" (you don't have to change metro lines). 

Then from the metro station you can either walk or take bus no. 1 or 46 or trolley-bus no.34 that goes to Pesochnaya Naberezhnaya and to the hotel Nord (two stops), or minibuses no.46, 76, 127, 136, 252, 298 (ask the driver to stop before the Kamennoostrovskii bridge). 


Those who come by train can easily use metro since every railway station has a nearby metro station. We shall meet the participants on personal agreement. 


There are several computers in the Euler Institute, you can check your email from there and surf the Internet. WiFi is also available. 


Euros and US dollars are exchanged in all exchange places. Other currencies may cause difficulties (bad rate or currency is not accepted). At the moment, the average rate is 44.10 RBL for 1 euro and 33.40 RBL for 1 USD. Keep in mind that some banks and exchange places use the following cheating trick: outside the exchange office they advertise a "good" exchange rate but "term and conditions apply": usually you have to exchange more than 499 dollars (euros) to have this good exchange rate. 

Be careful and do not exchange the currency NEAR the exchange offices when the private persons offer it. 

Personal and Traveler's checks, as well as credit cards, are usually accepted at all major banks in the city. VISA and MASTER cards are accepted in some shops and restaurants. 


In order to use the metro you must buy tokens. One token costs 20 rubles. In buses, trams and trolley-buses you must pay to a ticket-collector. One ticket costs 18 rubles. 

There are also commercial buses (marked by letters T or K) There, you also pay to a ticket-collector. In commercial minibuses you pay to the driver. The price is usually indicated on the front window and at the entrance (about 26 rubles). 

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


By the way, eating places in Russia are usually called cafes $K A \Phi E$. So, a "cafe" is a small-size restaurant or a diner, not a coffee-house. The word "restaurant" usually implies that this is a luxury or expensive eating place, so no wonder that many diners try to avoid calling themselves restaurants. There are very good cafes and not-so-good cafes, the same applies to restaurants. 


Like in many other tourist centers in the world, there are pickpockets and thieves who target foreign tourists. Don't carry large sums of money with you. Always have the phone number of your bank to be able to quickly block your credit card transactions in case they are stolen. 

Looking forward to meeting you in St. Petersburg.

The Organizing Committee