International Conference on
Function Spaces, Differential Operators, Nonlinear Analysis
September 18-24, 2011, in Tabarz/Thür. (Germany)
we have received your registration for the conference with great pleasure. This meeting will continue the series of previous successful FSDONA-conferences held in Finland, Czech Republic and Germany,
We expect more than 110 participants in Tabarz. Now we would like to give you the latest information.
As already mentioned the most convenient way, say from some airport, is to go by fast train (IC/ICE) directly to Gotha main station and change there to ``Thüringer Waldbahn'' (line no.4, starts at Gotha main station, final destination Tabarz). Concerning the fast train connections to Gotha, you can find them via http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de.
As for the second regional train (rather a tram) the timetable is as follows (on Sunday, September 18, 2011): It departs between 9:50 and 16:50 every 30 minutes, then 17:50, 18:50, 19:50, and arrives about 50 minutes later in Tabarz (see also the timetable). The tram station is located directly in front of the main station in Gotha; you should enter the next tram of line no.4 and stay there until the final destination (Tabarz). Tickets cost 4 € for a single ride (per person) and can be bought inside the tram by the driver.
We shall organise some shuttle service to the stations in Tabarz or Gotha (if there is no further tram connection to Tabarz) as much as we can, but only if we know your estimated arrival time. So we ask all participants to inform us about their estimated arrival time in your earliest convenience, but not later than September 15, 2011.
Possibly someone will welcome you at the station in Tabarz, please look for the conference poster. If you do not find us there, you may also walk yourselves to the hotel, it will take you about 15 minutes passing along the wellness and spa resort TABBS (please have a look at the map on our conference page). In case of some trouble (delay, ...) you can contact us you can contact us via the following phone numbers (within Germany, otherwise replace the leading `0' by the country code '+49'):
The lecture rooms will be equipped with overhead projector, data projector + laptop, and a small board. There will also be an opportunity for ad hoc -seminars.
For those of you, using the data projector, talks should be prepared in a pdf file preferably. To avoid last minute problems, we would like to ask you to send us the pdf file of your talk before September 15, 2011.
Wednesday afternoon is reserved for a hiking trip through the beautiful local scenery or, alternatively, a guided tour to Erfurt.
The hiking trip will take us from Tabarz up to the top of the ``Grosser Inselsberg''. With its 916 meters this is the highest mountain of the north-western part of the Thuringian Forest and one has a very nice and wide view over the beautiful surrounding area. On our way we partly follow the ``Rennsteig'' which is Germany's most famous hiking trail. It is 170 km long and passes the mountain crests of the Thuringian Forest. On the trip there will be the opportunity to get some coffee or other refreshments in a restaurant on the Inselsberg. The trip is about 20 km long and should be done within 5 hours. The only costs for the trip are the expenses for food and drinks in the restaurant.
Alternatively, we have organised an excursion to Erfurt, the capital of the state of Thuringia, including a guided tour through the historical city. With the monumental ensemble of the Church of St. Severus and the cathedral with its 500-year-old ''Gloriosa'' bell, famous throughout the world for the beauty of its tone, as well as wealthy patrician townhouses, charming half-timbered buildings and a great many churches, which earned it the nickname the ''Rome of Thuringia'', the 1,260 year-old city of Erfurt is a veritable picture-book of German history. The tour will take you on an interesting walk through the old quarter, past the Merchants' Bridge, the town hall, the university district, townhouses steeped in tradition and also the cathedral and Church of St. Severus (no internal viewings) and takes about 2 hours. Our bus starts after Lunch at 13:30 in Tabarz and we will be back in Tabarz approximately by 18:30. This excursion, including the guided tour and some contribution to the travel expenses (bus) sums up to 15 € per person. The contribution should be paid at the conference registration in the hotel.
As we have to arrange details in advance, please let us know immediately in which programme you are interested (if you have not yet done so).
We shall have the conference dinner on Wednesday evening.
Moreover, we plan to have an international football match (if there are enough potential players), most likely on Thursday evening.
You have free access to the fitness center and the sauna inside the hotel, but the indoor pool is not working at the moment. However, the big wellness and spa resort TABBS with indoor pools is only a short walk away and is open daily between 10:00 and 22:00. So do not forget your sports and swimming clothes if you want to use them.
Please make sure that your conference fee (of now 100 €) is paid in advance. This must be done by bank transfer only, where bank charges have to be assumed by the registrant. Please send us an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org a fax (to +49 3641 9-46102), with a copy of the bank remittance slip, or take a copy of it with you (in particular, when we have not yet confirmed the arrival of your money on our conference account).
The accommodation should be paid directly to the hotel (unless we have special agreements with you).
The hotel has wifi access for those of you having a laptop, as well as a public computer connected with the internet. However, you have to pay for using internet (either way).
We are looking forward to meeting you in Tabarz.
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