IEEE Conference on Computational Complexity

July 15th to July 18th, 2009
Paris, France

Local arrangements

Visa requirements

A visa to France is waived in many cases, including for citizens of the countries of the Schengen Agreement, United States, Canada, Israel, and Japan. However, it is mandatory in other cases, for example, for citizens of mainland China and India. Please visit this web site for all the necessary information. If a visa is needed, we strongly recommend that people get in touch with their local French consulate as soon as possible to see what the local procedure is. PLEASE ALLOW SUFFICIENT TIME to process a visa application.

According to the France Diplomatie web site, scientists are not charged a visa application fee, so prepare the necessary documentation to support this -- a Ph.D. diploma and short CV should suffice, but please contact the consulate to find out what specific requirements they have.


Most hotels provide (continental) breakfast at an additional charge (usually 8-12 Euros).

To keep conference fees low, lunch will not be provided. There are many restaurants, cafes, bakeries etc. in the area.

Weather in July

Weather in July tends to be somewhat rainy, with the average low around 14°C and the average high around 24°C. The record high of 40°C was set in 1883 and the record low of 6°C in 1907, so do expect quite a bit of variation. (Last year in July, recorded temperatures ranged between 10°C and 34°C.)

Wireless Internet connection

The IHP has wireless connection. Passwords will be provided at the conference. The SMTP connections are filtered by the server, however, so you might want to use webmail in order to send emails. If you don't have a computer with you, there is an Internet café on rue Soufflot, on your left, when you go from the Panthéon (less than 5 minutes walk from the IHP). Some cafes in the area also provide wireless connection.