November 17-20, 2010, Hilton Hotel Eilat, Israel

Israel - A World Class Destination

Israel is a prime venue for major international conferences. Every year dozens of such conferences bring together thousands of participants from Israel and abroad, including leading figures in the fields of technology, finances, science and academia.

A diverse choice of sightseeing tours and excursions specially tailored to highlight the magic and spectacle of Israel, will be offered to the Conference participants and accompanying persons, during and after the Conference. 

Eilat – The Sunshine City on the Red Sea

The city of Eilat - a resort town located between Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, just 45 minutes by plane from Tel-Aviv.

The city is home to charm and beauty with its turquoise waters and sweeping desert plains.  It is one of the world's most intriguing diving locations - a paradise for sea-sports fans wishing to enjoy diving, boat trips, water skiing, parasailing and swimming.

Eilat offers many more attractions such as the underwater observatory, the dolphin reef, jeep tours into the depths of the desert and the unique natural reserve of Timna Park - where the famous King Solomon's ancient copper mines, King Solomon's Pillars and the Mushroom Rock are located. For those seeking additional unique experiences - a day tour to the enchanting red-rock city of Petra, Jordan, will also be offered.

Eilat is a free trade zone and offers tax-free shopping in a fine selection of shops and boutiques. For those able to continue into the midnight hours, it offers nightclubs, pubs and restaurants.

Travel Arrangements & Visas

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. It is recommended that you verify your visa requirements with your local embassy or consulate. Kindly note that we are unable to dispatch visa invitation letters to support your visa application prior to receipt of your registration form and full payment of registration fees.

Weather and Clothing 

November is late autumn in Israel. Temperatures in Eilat range between 16–28°C/ 61-83 oF.    Dress will be informal throughout the Conference. Modest dress is required for those planning to visit religious sites.


The unit of currency in Israel is the New Israeli Shekel (NIS) commonly known as the Shekel. Approximate currency rates as of March 2010 are: US $ 1 = 3.7 NIS; Euro € 1 = 5.1 NIS. 
There are no restrictions on transfer and use of foreign currencies in Israel. 
Most international credit cards are accepted.


Electricity in Israel is supplied at 220V, 50Hz and has a three-pin connecting plug.

Useful Links

Israel Ministry of Tourism 
El AL Israel Airlines 
Weather Information 
Currency Converter
Eilat Tourism

General Chairman

Sigmond Singer


General Co-Chairmen

Anthony J. Weiss

Shmuel Auster


Technical Program Chairman

Uri Shaked



Anthony J. Weiss



Moshe Henig


Local Arrangements

Ella Eisenberg



Yuval Beck



Conference Secretariat

Ella Eisenberg ella@eng.tau.ac.il
Telephone: 03 6407092