Cork : The Host City

Ireland is the westerly country in Europe and part of the European Union. The island of Ireland is split into North, which is owed by the United Kingdom, and the South, which is a separate country, called The Republic of Ireland. The conference will be held in Cork city. Cork, the gourmet capital of Ireland, offers the buzz of a dynamic city coupled with unspoiled landscapes and over a thousand years of culture and history. It is a liberal, youthful and cosmopolitan place with a developing hipster scene. The best of the city is still happily traditional with snug pubs that have live-music sessions, restaurants dishing up top-quality local produce, and a genuinely proud welcome from the locals.

The compact city centre is set on an island in the River Lee, surrounded by interesting waterways and packed with grand Georgian avenues, cramped 17th-century alleys and modern masterpieces such as the opera house. St Patrick’s Street runs from St Patrick’s Bridge on the North Channel of the Lee, through the city’s main shopping and commercial area, to the Georgian Grand Parade, which leads to the river’s South Channel. North and south of St Patrick’s Street, lie the city’s most entertaining quarters: grids of narrow streets crammed with pubs, shops, cafes and restaurants.

Tyndall National Institute

Cork is also home to Tyndall National Institute, one of Europe’s leading research centres in integrated ICT hardware and systems, and host to IEEE NANO 2018.  Tyndall specialises in ‘atoms to systems’ research in both electronics and photonics – from atomistic simulations to advanced materials, devices, circuits and systems. Tyndall also works with industry and academia to deliver real impact in our core market areas of communications, energy, health, agri-food and the environment.

Useful Information on Ireland


Ireland enjoys relatively cool summers. The daily temperature in July is on average 16 °C. Cork enjoys reasonable sunshine in July with unpredictable rain showers. These rain showers generally don’t last long, but it is recommended that you have an umbrella or light rain gear to hand.

Tax Refunds

Value Added Tax (VAT) is charged at 23% on most goods. Cash back is the simplest and most widely used VAT refund service that issues cash refunds on departure for a handling fee. Ask for cash back form when you make your purchase.


A small tip is appreciated for good service. Tipping is not usual in pubs and bars. Tip cabs 10% and porters 60c per bag.


The currency in Ireland is the Euro. Major credit cards are widely accepted.


Under Irish law, smoking is not permitted in pubs, restaurants, hotel lobbies and all enclosed public buildings.


From March to October, Ireland operates on Greenwich Mean Time + 1 hour.

What to Pack

Include smart casual clothes for the conference. Smart attire is recommended for the gala dinner. Rainwear and comfortable shoes are advised for exploring the city on foot.


The Conference Organising Committee or its agents will not be responsible for any medical expenses, loss or accidents incurred during the conference. Delegates are strongly advised to arrange their own personal insurance to cover medical and other expenses including accident or loss. Where a delegate has to cancel for medical reasons, the normal cancellation policy will apply. It is recommended that citizens from EU countries bring with them a current EHIC card.

Important Dates

Deadline for final papers 28 June 2018

Supporting Organisations

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