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Symposium venue is Park Inn by Radisson Pribaltiyskaya (Korablistroiteley, 14)


May 21 from 10:00 to 19:00

May 22-25 from 8:00 to 18:00

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PIERS in St.Petersburg shuttle buses timetable

The bus departures from Ligovsky prospekt near the Galeria mall:


May 21

  Place (address)   arr. dep.   arr. dep.   arr. dep.  
Moscow railway Station (Vosstaniya Sq., 2)     18:20 18:30 19:50 20:00
metro Mayakovskaya (Nevskij av., 96)     18:35 18:35 20:05 20:05
metro Kanal Griboedova (Nevskiy av., 30)     18:40 18:40 20:10 20:10
metro Admiralteyskya (Nevskiy av., 10)     18:45 18:45 20:15 20:15
metro Vasileostrovskaya (Sredniy pr., 31)     18:55 18:55 20:25 20:25
Hotel Polo Regata (Sq. Morskoj slavy, 1)     19:00 19:00 20:35 20:35
Hotel Pribaltiyskaya (Korablistroiteley, 14) 17:30 17:40 19:10 19:10 20:40 21:20
Moscow railway station (Vosstaniya Sq., 2) 18:20   19:50   22:00  


May 22 - 25

  Place (address)   arr. dep.   arr. dep.   arr. dep.   arr. dep.   arr.  
Moscow railway Station (Vosstaniya Sq., 2)  7:15 7:35  10:00 10:10 12:10 12:20 15:00 15:10 20:00
metro Mayakovskaya (Nevskij av., 96) - - - - -  
metro Kanal Griboedova (Nevskiy av., 30) - - - -  
metro Admiralteyskya (Nevskiy av., 10) - - - - -  
metro Vasileostrovskaya (Sredniy pr., 31) 8:10 8:10 10:35 10:35 12:50 12:50 15:40 15:40  
Hotel Polo Regata (Sq. Morskoj slavy, 1) 8:20 8:25 10:45 10:50 13:00 13:00 15:50 15:50  
Hotel Pribaltiyskaya (Korablistroiteley, 14) 8:35 9:20 11:00 11:30 13:10 14:20 16:00 19:15  

The places where the bus stops on its way:

Transfer to the banquet venue and back to the Hotel Pribaltiyskaya

The organizers provide you with buses to get from the Hotel Pribaltiyskaya (Korablistroiteley, 14) to the Amrots restaurant (Nevskiy pr., 176) and back.

The buses will arrive to the Hotel Pribaltiyskaya by 18:30. The first bus leaves at 18:45, the time of departure of other buses depends on their filling.

To get back to the hotel you can catch one of the PIERS shuttles as well. The time they will leave from Amrots restaurant: 21:45, 22:00, 22:30, 23:00.


Park Inn by Radisson Pribaltiyskaya hotel offers two options for PIERS lunches:
1. A la Carte lunch in the hotel restaurant (just 80 seats can be paid at the spot.
2. (recommended) Buffet lunch served specially for our Symposium participants in a separate hall has to be confirmed prior to the event and prepaid. The price for 1 lunch is 850 rub. per person per day. Please fill in the form and send it to the hotel.

Alternatively visit Nearby restaurants and use password "lunch".


St Petersbusg is the city of islands and moveable bridges which means that navigation at night can be difficult so it's highly recommended to plan your routes beforehead.

Dvorcovyj Bridge 1:10 a.m. - 2:50 a.m. 3:10 a.m. - 4:55 a.m.
Troickij Bridge 1:20 a.m. - 4:50 a.m.
Litejnyj Bridge 1:40 a.m. - 4:45 a.m.
Tuchkov Bridge 2:00 a.m. - 2:55 a.m. 3:35 a.m. - 4:55 a.m.
Bolsheohtinskij Bridge 2:00 a.m. - 5:00 a.m.
Blagoveshchenskij bridge 1:25 a.m. - 2:45 a.m. 3:10 a.m. - 5:00 a.m.
Birzhevoy Bridge 2:00 a.m. - 4:55 a.m.
Alexander Nevsky Bridge 2:20 a.m. - 5:10 a.m.
Volodarskij Bridge 2:00 a.m. - 3:45 a.m. 4:15 a.m. - 5:45 a.m.

Here is the map with shedule of our bridges being opened.


You should promptly notify the authorities. Here are relevant contact details:

  • 01, 112 (calling from mobile) — EMERCOM (Ministry for Civil Defence, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters);
  • 02, 573-24-20, 112 (calling from mobile) — Ministry of Internal Affairs;
  • 438-71-10 — Federal Security Service;
  • any faculty member (to be notified in person);
  • 328-95-39 — central guard post of the Vasileostrovsky Study and Research Complex security division within the SPbU security office;
  • 428-46-79 — central guard post of the Peterhof Study and Research Complex security division within the SPbU security office;
  • 428-40-03 — central guard post of the Practical Training Bases and Campus security division within the SPbU security office.

Then please act according to their instructions.

More about safety and acting in case of emergensy


Oral Presentation

  • Load and TEST presentation files in advance
    All Oral Presenters must load and test presentation files in the PIERS OFFICE no late than 12 hours before the scheduled talk. Presenters are not allowed to detach the session computer and attach their own notebook/laptop to the LCD projector in session room.
  • Presentation files Format
    PDF, Power Point are recommended. Movies or animations in MPEG, Windows Media, and etc, should be tested in PIERS computer in PIERS OFFICE no later than half-day before the session.
  • USB disk, CD-ROM, DVD:
    Presentation files in USB disk, CD-ROM, DVD
     are acceptable by PIERS Computer..
  • Report to Session Chair:
    Presenters are required to report to their session chairs at least 10 minutes prior to the start of their session.
  • Talk Limit: 20 minutes:
    All oral presentations, including questions and answers, should be less than 20 minutes.
  • DO NOT change presentation sequence:
    Session Chairs, please be present in the session room at least 15 minutes before the start of the session and must strictly observe the starting time and time limit of each paper and refrain from changing paper presentation sequence.
  • NO picture request:
    When such a request is made by the presenter, the session chair and session helpers will do their best to ensure that no pictures will be taken at the presentation.

Poster Presentation

  • One panel will be available for each poster. The panel size may be different for each PIERS. 
    For PIERS 2017 St Petersburg, the panel size is about 76cm (Width) x 118cm (Height).
  • All presenters are required to mount their papers one hour before the session and remove them at the end of their sessions.
  • Presenters should post time slots of their presence on the panel and be present for interactive questions at the given time.

List of the nearby copy centres

Around the "Primorskaya" metro station

ul. Zheleznovodskaya, 68/2, "Maxisopot" shopping centre, open hours: 11:00 - 21:00 (except Saturdays and Sundays when the centre is closed)

ul. Nalichnaya, 49, open hours: 11:00 - 20:00 (11:00 - 19:00 on Sundays)

Exchange offices and cash machines

Banks & exchange services

Bank Uralsib office, ul. Nahimova, 11, open hours: 9:30 - 18:00 (closed on Saturdays and Sundays)

Sberbank office, Morskaya naberezhnaya, 17/1, open hours: 10:00 - 19:00 (closed on Saturdays and Sundays)

Bank VTB 24 office, ul. Nalichnaya, 28/16, open hours: Mon - Fri 9:00 - 20:00, Sat 10:00 - 18:00 (closed on Sundays)

Cash machines

Sberbank ATM right in the Pribaltiyskaya

Bank Jugra ATM right in the Pribaltiyskaya

Local SIM cards

You can get a sim card using your traveling passport.

We offer to chose from the following leading mobile operators:

Megafon - here is a tariff Vse vklyucheno S (All inclusive S) which costs 350 RUR (approx. 5,5 EUR) and includes 4GB of mobile internet, 300 minutes and 100 SMS to the SPb numbers.

MTS - here are tariffs - a cheaper option Smart mini which costs 250 RUR (approx. 3,9 EUR) and includes 1GB of mobile internet, 250 minutes to call other MTS users and 250 SMS to all SPb numbers; more traffic is available on tariff Smart which costs 300 RUR (approx. 4,6 EUR) and includes 5GB of mobile internet, 400 minutes and 400 SMS to the SPb numbers.

Beeline - here is a tariff for tourists Welcome (information in english available) which costs 500 RUR (approx. 7,8 EUR) and includes 2GB of mobile internet, 100 minutes to call to any russian numbers and also to some foreign countries (Germany, Great Britain, Finland, Israel, India, Spain, Italy, Canada, China, the US and South Korea (but it's only valid when you call from the city where you purchased the sim card) and 50 SMS to the russian numbers.

Note that calls and SMS to other russian cities and foreign numbers are not included into the packages (except the last one)!

Usefull apps and services

For better navigation in our city we offer you to use 2GIS services.

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