ISLS 2019

Important Dates
Abstract System Opening: 22 June 2019
Abstract Submit Deadline: 31 August 2019
Abstract Acceptance Notice: 05 September 2019
Early Bird Registration: 03 June 2019
Pre-registration Deadline: 26 September 2019

All participants in the congress will require a valid passport and a visa for visiting Turkey. Please contact your nearest Turkish Embassy/Consulate for this purpose. Participants from those countries where there is no Turkish diplomatic representation can obtain their visa at the airport on arrival to Turkey.

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Banking and Exchange Facilities
Foreign money can be changed at banks during normal business days (09.00-17.00 Monday-Friday) as well as at hotels, at the airport and in exchange offices. Exchange rates are set daily by the Central Bank. All major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops. Automated bank machines are available at many points throughout the city and at the airport.

The official meeting currency is Euro. The exchange rate for Turkish Lira can be learning from the web site of Turkish Central Bank’s web site. (

Time zone
Turkish Standard Time is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.

Average day temperature in Istanbul at the beginning of October is around 15-20 °C.

General Household electric power is 220 volts.

There is a wide choice of restaurants in Istanbul offering everything from excellent national cuisine to first class international dishes. Traditional Turkish cuisine is famous for its many specialties prepared with fresh vegetables.

Most shops in Istanbul are generally open from 09:00 to 19:00 Monday to Saturday. Some of the supermarkets, shops, newspaper kiosks, restaurants and food shops are also open on Sunday.

All the taxis in the city are yellow colored with a sign “taxi” written on them.

About Istanbul

Istanbul is the only city in the world built on two continents. Its fate has been determined by its vital strategic location and enchanting natural beauty. It has long been coveted by powerful empires, and served as capital first to Byzantium and then to the Ottoman Empire.
Istanbul stretches along the two shores of the Bosphorus that links the Sea of Marmara in the South with the Black Sea in the North. It is Turkey’s largest city with a population of approximately 12 million.
Istanbul is also at the heart of the economy of Turkey. The largest companies and banks, the main national newspapers, television networks and advertising agencies all have their headquarters in this city...[read more]