The Fcal workshop will be held at the ANDY hotel, Predeal.

Travel Information

By plane: the main airlines are reaching Bucharest Otopeni Aiport.
Low cost airlines are flying to Bucharest Baneasa Airport
For all participants arriving in Bucharest, on May 29, and leaving on June 2, a bus transfer from Bucharest Airport (Otopeni / Baneasa) will be organized.

Predeal is also reachable by car and by train.
By car: from Bucharest 147 km to Predeal, on DN 1 (E 60) national route, Bucharest - Brasov. At Bucharest airports exists the possibility for car rental

By train: from the Bucharest main train station (Gara de Nord), direction Brasov, stop in Predeal. We advise the use of R or IC trains.
The Bucharest main train station is reachable from both airports by BUS 780 (starting from Otopeni airport and passing then by Baneasa Airport) and by taxi (the cost is around 20-25 € per way).
For information concerning trains connections, please check:

The participants interested in bus transfer from and to the Bucharest airports are kindly requested to send the information concerning flight number, arrival and departure time to organizers, no later than May 15th.


Most guests will be staying in the same hotel, (Hotel ANDY, St. TREI BRAZI, No 20, Predeal) the entire number of rooms having been reserved. Further accommodation, if necessary, will be available at other hotel just opposite hotel ANDY and booking will be done through ANDY.

The prices are as follows:
Double room (matrimonial/twin) in single occupancy: 35 eur/day
Double room (matrimonial/twin) in double occupancy: 42 eur/day
There is a number of 3 flats:
    single occupancy: 50 eur/day ;
    double occupancy: 57 eur/day
    and a luxury suit (practically 2 independent flats with a general entrance and each with separate key) 70 eur/day (or two double rooms at the prices quoted above)

Breakfast is included in the room's price.

These prices are offered only for FCAL participants and please specify this detail when booking the room (by a comment in Accomodation form: FCAL-workshop).

The breakfast takes place in the restaurant on the ground floor of the hotel and it's served between 07.00 and 10.00 am.

Lunches will be served at the same hotel at about 11 euro each. Dinners can be arranged at the same hotel at about 13 euro each.
Book early to get your preferred accommodation. Reservations are not guaranteed at the rates quoted above if bookings are made after 15th May.

Payment: cash, Cards (VISA, MASTER, not American Express)
Exchange possibility: Hotel Reception, Bank/Predeal
If you wish alternative accommodation please let us know.

Note that registration and booking accommodation are two independent steps that should be completed at the same time.

Visa Information:

An entry visa in Romania is not required for citizens of the European Union, USA, Canada and some other countries. Please contact the Romanian Embassy or Consulate in your own country to verify whether you need or not a visa. For visa information you can access the web page of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs ( In the case that you need a VISA to Romania, please send an e-mail to one of the contact persons with a request for an official invitation letter to help you obtain the VISA. The Organizing Committee will provide it

Health care Information:

The organizers cannot accept any responsibility in case of medical emergencies. Participants are strongly encouraged to make their own arrangements for an adequate health insurance.


The workshop proceedings will be published as a dedicated issue. A booklet of abstracts will be made available at the beginning of the workshop. For that, we invite the participants who will give talks or oral contributions to send the abstracts of their papers (less than 300 words) via e-mail to

Social Programme:

Sunday 29th May - Welcome Reception,it will be held in the restaurant on the ground floor of the hotel building and it will be open from 17:30 to 24:00 p.m.
Tuesday 31th May - Half day excursions; Workshop dinner

We propose an excursion: Predeal to Brasov- Poiana- Brasov- Rasnov,-Bran and back to Predeal(via Paraul Rece)

Brasov - a medieval city is the capital of Brasov County. It is located in the central part of the country, about 25km north of Predeal. It is surrounded by the Southern Carpathians and is part of the Transylvania region. The city is notable for being the birthplace of the national anthem of Romania and for hosting the Golden Stag International Music Festival.

Poiana Brasov is the most popular Romanian ski resort and an important tourist center. It is located at about 1,200 m above sea level near the city of Brasov and it is easily accessible by road, the 12 km route between Brasov and Poiana Brasov. It is surrounded by four mountains: the already mentioned Postavaru (1,799 m), Piatra Craiului (2,238 m), Bucegi (2,505 m) and Piatra Mare (1,848 m). Poiana Brasov is host to a number of hotels and restaurants, the majority of which cater for foreign tourists. Two of the better known restaurants are Sura Dacilor (The Dacians' Barn) and Coliba Haiducilor (The Outlaws' Shack). There is also one nightclub, Capra Neagra (The Chamois).

From here, via a direct road, down towards the town Rasnov well known by Rasnov Fortress which is located on a rocky hilltop in the Carpathian mountains, 200m above the town of Rasnov. It is 15 km southwest of Brasov and also about 15 km from Bran Castle. The fortress is on the Bran Pass, a trade route connecting Wallachia with Transylvania. The view from the top of the castle hill is spectacular.

Bran is a commune in Brasov County. It lies 30 km from the city of Brasov. Medieval Bran Castle, which was once besieged by Wallachian voivod Vlad III, is a popular tourist destination as it is purported setting for Count Dracula, in Bram Stoker's Dracula". The castle is now a museum open to tourists, displaying art and furniture collected by Queen Marie.
Tourists can see the interior individually or by a guided tour. At the bottom of the hill is a small open air museum park exhibiting traditional Romanian peasant structures (cottages, barns, etc.) from across the country.

The excursion will end with workshop dinner.
The cost of the excursion will be communicated later

General: Other circular will be mailed to the participants, a few weeks before the Workshop. It will contain more detailed information about the FCal workshop programme, transportation from the Otopeni airport to/from Predeal, social events, and so on