Useful Information


The registration desk will be open in the hall of the Old Library of the University of Warsaw from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, the 28th of August, as well as at 8.00 a.m. on Monday, the 29th of  August (registration will be throughout the day). We encourage you to pay the fee online and register on Sunday. We would like to remind you that due to the large number of participants, registration on Monday may be significantly longer.


Keynotes shall last 45 minutes, with an allowance of 15 minutes for discussion after each.

Session papers should not exceed 20 minutes, with an allowance of 5 minutes for discussion after each paper.

Technical issues
Speakers should bring their presentation on a USB memory stick. All conference rooms will have a computer, with an attached projector. The computers provided by the Congress are installed with Windows and MS Office. The preferred format is .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation).  If you are working on a presentation in another environment e.g. LibreOffice Impress/OpenOffice Impress etc., please check your presentation after exporting to .pptx format.

Please arrive in your presentation room 10–15 minutes in advance, to familiarize yourself with the room, set-up, and test your presentation. The recommended presentation format is the panoramic mode/widescreen (16:9).
Important note for Macintosh users: if using a computer with MacOS for creating presentation file, please note that you should check it’s compatibility with Microsoft Windows/ Microsoft PowerPoint in terms of displaying media and overall stability.

Poster guidelines

  • The poster needs to be in A1 format (width 59.4 x height 84.1 cm; portrait orientation)
  • For the A1 format the body text size should be 24 or larger
  • Images should be of a high resolution (300 dpi or higher)
  • Images other than your own may be subject to copyright. It is important that you clear copyright with the copyright owner, or use images that are licenced for use, such as those available under Creative Commons licences ( It is the author/s responsibility to secure all required copyrights

If you wish to print your poster in Warsaw, then there are numerous commercial printing points scattered all over the city. The nearest to the conference venue is located on the Campus of the University of Warsaw ( I printed there on numerous occasions so I can recommend the place. The price for colour print in A1 format is approximately 50 PLN (11 Euro). However, it can vary depending on the paper and printing method you select.

The University of Warsaw provides free wireless Internet access at the venue. 
You may either log into the eduroam network – with the user/password you would normally use at your home institution or to the special conference network.

The opening of the Congress on Monday will take place at the Old Library of the University of Warsaw on the Main University Campus:

The ceremonial opening, however, will be held at 6 pm at the National Museum on Aleje Jerozolimskie 3:

The Gala dinner will take place on Friday, at the New University Library (BUW), c. 10 minutes from the Main Campus. A welcome-drink shall be served from 7 pm in the Gardens:

The ISNS meeting will take place on Saturday, between 11.15 am and 1.15 pm, once again at the Old Library of the University of Warsaw on the Main University Campus: