Welcome to Slovenia

Plan your visit to Slovenia so as to make the most of its beauties:

Slovenia

A green boutique global destination for high-end visitors seeking diverse and active experiences, peace, and personal benefits. A destination of five-star experiences. Discover Slovenia!

https://www.slovenia.info/en

Portorož, Slovenia

From the purpose built beaches in the cradle of the Adriatic Sea to the diverse scenic paths by the fertile country hills. From the cosmopolitan promenades to the romantic streets enshrined in rich history. From the authentic tradition of local customs and practices to the habits of the modern urban rhythms. Discover all Portorož, Piran and the surrounding areas of the Slovenian Istria have to offer.

https://www.portoroz.si/en/

Information

Travel by air or road, book airport transfer and accomodation:

Important notice
The WBIR2020 conference will be held as a special session of EMBEC2020. Information about traveling to Slovenia by air or by road, transfers from and to the airport, visa information, and accomodation can be found on the EMBEC2020 website. Please use the following links to find relevant information.
Travel information
http://www.embec2020.org/venue/travel-information/
Airport transfer
http://www.embec2020.org/venue/travel-information/transfers/
Accomodation
http://www.embec2020.org/venue/accommodation/

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Travel situation and advisories regarding the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19):

Coronavirus

Safety and well-being of all WBIR2020 meeting participants is our priority. We will continue to monitor the evolving pandemic situation and, if necessary, take action well in advance. Any decision will be posted on this web page and all authors will be notified promptly via e-mail. We would nevertheless advise against early purchase of tickets and accomodation arrangements without cancellation insurance.

Latest news and useful information regarding Coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia:
Coronavirus updates from the Slovenian government

Recommendations from the Slovenian tourist board

Venue

Congress Centre St. Bernardin, Portorož, Slovenia:

St. Bernardin Conference Centre

The WBIR2020 conference will be held in the St. Bernardin Conference Centre, which is located at a tourist resort by the Adriatic Sea, within walking distance to the towns of Portorož and Piran. The St. Bernardin Conference Centre offers an exceptional venue for meetings and conferences, as well as for leisure and relaxation.

https://www.hoteli-bernardin.si/mice/bernardin

Meeting room and Floor plan

The WBIR2020 conference is special session of EMBEC2020, which will run multiple concurrent scientific sessions. Please verify the WBIR2020 meeting room in the program and navigate using the floor plan.

WBIR2020 scientific program

Visa information

Please read these instructions carefully:

Schengen area
Some participants from foreign countries may require a visa to enter Slovenia. Please note that Slovenia is a part of the Schengen Area. You are encouraged to apply for a visa as soon as possible. The time frames for visa processing are difficult to predict with accuracy for any individual applicant and could vary significantly depending on the country of residence of the applicant. You need to contact the Slovenian consulate in your country (or the consulate of another country that may handle visa applications for Slovenia) and enquire about the necessary documentation to be provided.
How to apply for a visa?
Prior to contacting the Organizers, check the information on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Please read the following information:
  • for detailed information on visa regulations (website)
  • the detailed guide for visa applicants (website)
Letter of Guarantee / Invitation Letter

If you need a Letter of Guarantee for your visa application, please do not forget to indicate this when registering for the Conference. A Letter of invitation or some other document may be obtained from the local Organizers (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering) upon request. But please first send your request to ANTANA PCO Agency:

In order to be sent a letter of invitation, the participation fee must be paid first.

Please note that a Letter of invitation is not a guarantee that a visa will be granted. Applicants for a visa must still demonstrate to the authorities that they qualify for a visa individually based on their own merit.

Travel grants

The COMULIS COST action will consider applications for travel grants from WBIR2020 participants:

Eligibility
Grants are exclusively reserved for PhD students and early career investigators (less than 8 years after PhD) with a primary affiliation in an institution located in an inclusiveness target country (ITCs):
  • Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Republic of North Macedonia, Republic of Serbia and Turkey.
Grant coverage
Refund includes registration fee, travel, accommodation, and subsistence expenses. Refund can be total or partial and is made after the conference upon completion and submission of the Grantee conference report.
Call information
https://www.comulis.eu/conference-grant-open-call
Application form
https://www.comulis.eu/conference-grants-application