We have special agreements with the Crowne Plaza (five-stars) and the Holiday Inn (four-stars). The conference takes place at the Crowne Plaza. Guests of the Holiday Inn can take advantage of the facilities of the Crowne Plaza. In fact, the Holiday Inn is situated in the lush ten acres of landscaped gardens of the Crowne Plaza.

Both hotels are located at Atakoy, nearby the Marmara Sea, overlooking the Atakoy Marina. (This is important to note because Holiday Inn in Istanbul is not unique.) Atakoy is a relatively calm district of Istanbul while it is close to the attraction points of the city. Places of interest such as Topkapi Place, Blue Mosque, Santa Sophia, Taksim Square can all be reached by taxi at a reasonable cost. There is also a complimentary shuttle which serves between the hotels and these points of interest.

The easiest way to reach the hotels from Istanbul Atatürk Airport is to take a taxi which should cost around 10 YTL (which is less than 7 EUROs). The hotels also offer a complimentary shuttle available from the airport terminal between 7 AM and 11 PM. The shuttle pickup point at the international airport terminal is in front of gate B. In case your plane lands to Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW), please contact the local organization to get information on how to reach the conference site.

Dinner options in Istanbul is vast. We advise the participants to consult the registration desk.

To make a reservation, please fill the hotel reservation form and fax it to +90 212 2306359. The form is designed so as to be filled over the computer. If the Adobe version you use causes any problem, you can either download Adobe Reader 7.0 or print the blank form and fill it by hand.

In case any problem occurs in faxing the form, you may send it as an email attachment to scw2006@superonline.com. Please contact the Organization Committee if you don’t receive a confirmation email within two days after having faxed your form.

Please note that all participants are asked to reserve their rooms until the 15th of June. This is a high season in Istanbul and late reservations can result in increased room prices. The reservation cancellation policy is stated in the reservation form.