Second Announcement



8-12 September, 2003, Kharkov, Ukraine




Program committee

Organizing committee

Basic directions and topics



 The VIII Interstate Workshop will be held at Kharkiv National University, which is situated on 4 Svoboda Sq. The registration of participants will take place in the Hall of Kharkiv National University during the following hours:

Sunday, September 7  

from 1.00pm till 6.00pm

Monday, September 8  

from 7.00am till 11.00am


Travel Information

Kharkov is to the north-east from Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, about 450 km away. Kharkov can be reached either by regular or express train (from Kiev Railway Station) or by bus (from Boruspil Airport) or by plane on local flight (from Zhulyany Airport). Time of travel is approximately 9 and 6 hours for regular and express train correspondingly; 6.5-7 hours for traveling by bus and 1.5 hours for traveling by plane.



 Participants who need a visa to enter Ukraine should contact Ukrainian Embassy or a Consulate well before the Workshop. Since an invitation letter is sometimes required for the visa procedure, please indicate in the Registration Form, if you need it.


Registration fee

The registration fee of 150 USD entitles the participants to a copy of the conference proceeding (distributed at the meeting). The registration fee also covers coffee and refreshment breaks, the welcome reception on Sunday, September 7. Registration fee for an accompanying person is 50 USD.


Method of Payment

All payments must be done in cash during the registration procedure.



All room reservations are being handled by "KHARKIV" Hotel (Building #1 and Building #5) that is situated on 7 Svoboda Sq. Hotel is within five minutes walk of the conference site.


The deadline for hotel reservations is August 1, 2003. We kindly ask to inform the Organizing Committee about the hotel reservation by e-mail:


Daily rates per room start from about 6 USD for Building #1 and from 35 USD for Building #5. A continental breakfast for all those who will be hosted at Building #5 of "Kharkiv" Hotel is included in the rate.


Building #5 (with breakfast)

per day

6-th room apartment: air-conditioner, sauna, Jacuzzi

370 USD

2-th room apartment: air-conditioner

110 USD

1-th room apartment: air-conditioner

95 USD

Double room

79 USD

Double room

65 USD

Single room

70 USD

Single room

45 USD

Single room (single bed)

36 USD

Single room

35 USD

 Building #1

per day

6-th room apartment: air-conditioner, sauna, Jacuzzi

371 USD

2-th room apartment Luxe

40 USD

1-th room apartment

17 USD

Single room: with conveniences

12 USD

Double room without conveniences

10 USD

Single room without conveniences




Participants will have several lunch options. A cafeteria style, hot lunch will be available at the conference site. The price for this lunch will be approximately 4-5 USD. There are also a lot of restaurants in a short walk from the conference site.


Social Events

Welcome reception: All participants and accompanying persons are invited to attend the welcome reception that will be held on Sunday, September 7, in the evening starting at 6.00pm at the conference site.

Conference banquet: Organizing Committee invites all participants of the VIII Interstate Workshop and accompanying persons to a reception on September 11 from 6 p.m. at "KHARKIV" restaurant. The banquet fee is 30 USD.



Abstracts March 15, 2003
Camera ready full papers May  15, 2003
Registration August  1, 2003
Hotel reservation August  1, 2003


All correspondence regarding the Workshop please mail to: