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ICIME 2012
16-17 April, Ankara, Turkey
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Venue and Other Useful Information

Registered participants will receive specific joining instructions two weeks before the conference. In the meantime, we hope you find the following, more general, information useful.

Conference Location

Atılım University Faculty of Engineering Kızılcaşar Mahallesi,
06836 İncek Gölbaşı

+90 312 586 8000

See the Googlemap here or by typing ICIME 2012, Ankara into Google Maps.



Atilim Campus

Lecture Hall

The Anatolian Museum

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk Monument

Kizilay Square


Roman Bath Open-air Museum

University information

Atılım University is a campus university founded in 1996 in İncek, one of the fastest developing living neighborhoods of Ankara. It has 5 faculties and 38 departments.

Having the mission to qualify individuals equipped with qualifications at national and global standards with a view of social sensitivity, Atılım University has established the infrastructure required for the synthesis of the three basic facts, namely "education", "research" and "culture", which form the "university" concept and offers education programs at international standards (e.g. ABET 2000) and in English medium by its qualified academic staff.

Having the vision of  becoming a university performing unique scientific studies, qualifying highly qualified and competent individuals and leaving marks on the future, the University offers the opportunity to have courses in small classrooms and modern laboratories equipped with the latest Technologies, to communicate with faculty members on a one-to-one basis and have an education atmosphere supported by a variety of social activities and several scholarship opportunities offered with the objective of encouraging success.

The University contributes to social development of the students with conference halls, sports facilities, indoor gymnasium, swimming pool, recreation facilities, cafeteria and restaurants located in the campus.

You can find more information on the university website and can download a map of the campus here.

Conference Accommodation

The conference hotel is the Büyükhanlı Park Hotel & Residence. The ACI team will be staying at this hotel, which will also be the pick-up and drop off point should there be a need for transportation to the conference dinner. For details of how to book at the conference rates, please see the registration page.

Conference Dinner venue

Preparations for the conference dinner are underway and details will be posted soon.

General information

Ankara is the capital of Turkey and the country's second largest city after İstanbul. The city has a mean elevation of 850 m (2800 ft), and as of 2007 the city had a population of 4,446,000, which includes eight districts under the city's administration.

As with many ancient cities, Ankara has gone by several names over the ages: The Hittites gave it the name Ankuwash before 1200 BC.[2][3] The Galatians and Romans called it Ancyra. In the classical, Hellenistic, and Byzantine periods it was known as
γκυρα Ánkyra. It was also known as Angora after it fell to the Seljuks in 1073, and was so known up until 1930.

Centrally located in Anatolia, Ankara is an important commercial and industrial city. It is the center of the Turkish Government, and houses all foreign embassies. It is an important crossroads of trade, strategically located at the center of Turkey's highway and railway networks, and serves as the marketing center for the surrounding agricultural area. The city was famous for its long-haired Angora goat and its prized wool (mohair), a unique breed of cat (Angora cat), white rabbits and their prized wool (Angora wool), pears, honey, and the region's muscat grapes.

Getting to

By Air

Ankara is served by the international Esenboga Airport, named as Best European Airport of it’s size in 2009. The airport is 28km outside Ankara and has bus and metered taxi connections to the city centre. The airport website has full details of these services.

Taxi costs from airport

A taxi from the airport will take approximately 45 minutes and costs 100 TL.

Climate in conference month

April in Ankara is often marked with light rain, rarely more than 25mm during the month with average daily temperatures reaching 160C. Evenings can be cool though, with night time lows dropping to 40C. As a result, Ankara is noticeably quieter during April than between June and September, making for a more relaxed stay. For a current 5 day forecast, visit the BBC Weather Centre.

Currency and exchange rates

New Turkish Lira (TL) is the currency in Turkey. One Lira is made up of 100 kuruş (Kr). Common coins are 5,10, 25, 50 Kr and 1TL. Common notes are 5, 10, 20 and 50 TL. Click here for up to date currency exchange rates

Time zone

GMT/UTC +3 hours

Dialling codes

Click here to find the International Dialling Code

Other useful links

(Please note: ACL are not responsible for the content on external sites).

Academic Conferences on Facebook

Official website of the Greater Municipality of Ankara – details of transportation around the city are good here.
All About Turkey tourist website
Wikitravel guide to Ankara

TripAdvisor guide to Ankara



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