Venue & Local Information
SoCS 2022 will be held at Technische Universität Wien (TU Wien) located in the heart of Vienna, Austria.
More specifically, the venue is the "Freihaus", the green building at Wiedner Hauptstraße 8, 1040 Vienna, close to Karlsplatz, and all talks will be in room FH6, 2nd floor, green area. The registration, reception as well as all the coffee breaks will be in the green area in front of the lecture room - follow the signs within the building. Note that another, independent conference will be held in the same building during the same time. Everything outside of the green area does not belong to us!
About Vienna (Austria)
Getting to Vienna
The main train station of Vienna is called Wien Hauptbahnhof (commonly abbreviated as "Wien Hbf", translating to Vienna central station). It is directly connected to the underground line U1, as well as many other bus lines. The majority of trains in Austria are operated by the ÖBB.
Getting to the Conference Venue
The conference will be held in room FH6 of the Freihaus, Wiedner Hauptstraße 8, 2nd floor, 1040 Vienna, very close to the Karlsplatz with its underground station and the Resselpark:
There are several hotels within walking distance of the conference venue, for example:
Please also check out the major hotel booking platforms.
As in most other European countries, fortunately, the Covid situation has much improved over the recent months and, correspondingly, Covid regulations for getting to Austria as well as the regulations at the University have been substantially relaxed. This means we can celebrate our symposium (almost) without any substantial restrictions!
In essence, proof of vaccination/recovery or a test are no longer needed to enter Austria, see here for more details from our government. In all public transport within Vienna, however, you still have to wear an FFP2 mask, and a mask is also recommended by the University to wear within University buildings when getting together with others (but it is not mandatory).
We, the organizers, suggest to make a Covid test before the symposium if you have the possibility. In this way, our event might be a little safer for all of us. But we leave the decision on this to you and will not check.