General Information

Ramada Hotel, Jerusalem

The official Conference language is English.

Abstracts of approximately 300 words can be submitted for oral presentations or posters.
By submitting an abstract, at least one of the authors agrees to be present at the conference.
The International Scientific Committee will referee all submitted abstracts and will decide on the method of presentation (oral or poster). Only fully registered participants will have their abstracts published.
Click here to submit your abstract.

Posters should be brought and mounted by the authors on the morning of December 10.

Welcoming Reception:
Sunday, December 9
Additional tickets: $50

Gala Banquet:
Tuesday, December 11
Additional tickets: $60

Exhibition and Sponsorship:
Space for the commercial exhibition will be available upon request. Please contact the secretariat at for exhibition and sponsorship prices. A list of sponsors will be periodically published and updated on the Conference website.

Certificate of Participation:
Will be supplied to participants upon request.

Letters of Invitation:
Upon request, the Secretariat will send a personal invitation to participate in the conference. It should be understood that such an invitation is only meant to help visitors raise funds or obtain a visa and does not represent commitment on the part of the organizers to provide financial support.

Transportation from Airport:
Ben-Gurion International Airport is located 40 minutes from Jerusalem. Taxi service and shared “Nesher” shuttle service provide safe, fast and economic transportation into Jerusalem.
As you exit the arrivals hall there will be a sign near the exit doors directing you to taxis. There are shared taxis available to Jerusalem called “Nesher Taxis”. A dispatcher is just outside the exit doors by the taxi stand. These taxis fill up with 10 people and then bring each person to their destination in Jerusalem. The cost is approximately $20 per person. Another option is a private taxi which costs approximately $85 per vehicle and takes you directly to your destination. To order return taxi service from Jerusalem to the airport, please see the hotel concierge.

All visitors to Israel are required to have a valid passport, and for some countries, a visa is required. For more information please contact your nearest embassy, consulate or local travel agency well in advance. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa if required.
PLEASE NOTE: Tourists must show the blue entry card/visa they receive upon entering Israel passport control in order to receive tax benefits from hotel and other services.

Currency / Exchange:
Israel’s currency is the New Israeli Shekel (NIS). International major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops. Exchange offices and ATM machines are easily available throughout the city and at the Ben Gurion International Airport.

The weather in December is cool with possible rain, temperatures ranging from 8-15°C / 45-60°F.

Clothing is informal for all occasions. A sweater or jacket is also recommended, as the conference rooms may be cool.

ISAS International Seminars, and their agents, shall not be responsible for and shall be exempt from all liability in respect of any loss, damage, injury, accident, delay or inconvenience to any person, or his/her luggage or any other property for any reason whatsoever, for any tourist services provided.
Personal travel and health insurance is recommended.

PCO & Secretariat:
ISAS International Seminars Ltd.
POB 34001, Jerusalem 9134001, Israel
Tel: +972-2-6520574 / Fax: +972-2-6520558