ICVL 2017

Venue and Travel - Accommodation

Welcome to Romania! - http://romaniatourism.com

Romania is situated in the South-Eastern part of Central Europe and shares borders with Hungary to the North-West, Serbia to the South-West, Bulgaria to the South, the Black Sea to the South-East, Ukraine to the East and North and the Republic of Moldova to the East.


Location of Conference: Department of Computer Science and Electrical , "L. Blaga" University of Sibiu - The Faculty of Engineering
Address: Street Emil Cioran no. 4, Sibiu, 550025 , Sibiu, ROMÂNIA

SIBIU - ROMANIA (Physical Map) - General Information, Location: Central Romania, County: Sibiu (3D Map of Sibiu - http://www.harta3d.ro/)

About The Faculty of Engineering, "L. Blaga" University of Sibiu

The "Hermann Oberth" Faculty of Engineering is a polytechnic school with a long tradition and great experience which have made it into one of the most important Faculties of Engineering in Romania.

Nowadays, it is a functional unit of the Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu. It was legally acknowledged by Act no 88/1993 by the Ministry of Education and Research. Its history goes back to the year 1976 when the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (study programme: Machine Building Technology) was founded as part of the Institute of Higher Education in Sibiu.

SIBIU (Hermannstadt). Site and sightseeing

Short history:

  • Placed in the central part of Romania, in the south of Transylvania, on the banks of Cibin river and at the foot of Cibin Mountains, Sibiu is one of the oldest towns of the country.
  • In this region, there were inhabitants since Neolithic (6000-1800 BC). Under the Gusterita district were discovered the ruins of the Roman locality Cedonia.

  • The Transylvanian Saxons settled here in the XIIth century playing an important role in the economic development of the region.
  • In order to stop the Ottoman armies, 40 defense towers were built together with fortification walls.

The town is documentary attested under the name of Cibinum, as an important manufacturing center.

Sibiu is in fact the only Romanian town that preserved the whole medieval architecture, with narrow streets, strong walls and massive gates.

The most important tourist sites :

  • are inside the old town guarded by the citadel - Revolution Square, the Counsel Tower (1588), the Catholic Church (1726-1728), the Haller House, the Reissner House, the Brukenthal Palace with its art collections ( the Brukenthal Museum), the Small Square, the House of Arts, the Huet Square, the Steps Passage, The Tower of the stairs, The Evangelic Church, the Ursulines Church etc.
  • outside the town - Astra Village Museum and many, many other wonderful old buildings with an well preserved architecture.

About SIBIU City

SIBIU, European Capital of Culture

Sibiu is one of the most important cultural centres of Romania and was designated the European Capital of Culture for the year 2007, along with the city of Luxembourg. https://en.wikipedia.org.

Road - Sibiu is an important node in the European road network, being on two different European routes (E68 and E81). At a national level, Sibiu is located on three different main national roads, DN1, DN7 and DN14.

Sibiu Airport -Sibiu has one of the most modern international airports in Romania, with direct connections to Germany, Austria, United Kingdom, Italy and Spain as well as to other Romanian cities.

Sibiu (Hermannstadt in German) was the largest and wealthiest of the seven walled citadels* built in the 12th century by German settlers known as Transylvanian Saxons. The riches amassed by its guilds paid for the construction of both impressive buildings and the fortifications required to protect them.

Sibiu's Old Town retains the grandeur of its earlier days when rich and powerful guilds dominated regional trade. Like Sighisoara and Brasov, it has a distinctly Germanic feeling. Sections of the medieval wall still guard the historic area, where narrow streets pass steep-roofed 17th century buildings with gable overhangs before opening into vast, church-dominated squares such as Great Square and Little Square.

Sibiu is a pedestrian-friendly city with two easily accessible levels: the Upper town, home to most of Sibiu's historic sights, and the Lower town, lined with colorful houses on cobblestone streets and bounded by imposing city walls and defense towers overlooking the river Cibin.

Ref.: http://romaniatourism.com/sibiu.html

By plane to SIBIU

Sibiu International Airport (SBZ)- Web: www.sibiuairport.ro
Address: Sos. Alba Iulia 73 Tel: 0269 228.347
The airport is located 3.5 miles from the city centre.

Number 11 bus (to downtown) stops 300 yards away from airport. Romanian currency is necessary to board the bus. For complete bus route and stops please see map at www.tursib.ro/trasee/harta (bus line 11 is shown in purple).

Nearest airports to SIBIU:

By train to SIBIU

Sibiu Train Station (Gara Sibiu), Address: Str. Piata 1 Decembrie 1918 nr.6
Tel: 0269 211.139

For the list of international trains with service to/from Romania please visit:

There are four daily trains from Bucharest to Sibiu (two in the morning, two in the evening) and several daily trains between Sibiu and Brasov. Trains to other major cities in Romania connect in Brasov.

For Sighisoara, change trains in Copsa Mica or Medias.

Travel time by train: Brasov (2 1/2 - 3 hours) Bucharest (5 1/2 hours) Cluj (3 1/2 hours) Oradea Sighisoara (with connecting service 2 – 2 ½ hours)

Hotels in SIBIU

RECOMMENDATION (more - http://www.travelro.ro/hoteluri-sibiu.html):
- Ramada Sibiu (*****)
- Continental forum Sibiu (****)
- Ibis Sibiu (***)
- Parc Hotel (***)
- Grand Hotel (***)
- Apollo Hermannstadt Hotel (***)
- Rin Hotel (***)
- Imparatul Romanilor Hotel (***)
- Boarding houses (Pensiuni Hotel): Dumbrava Sibiului, Ileana, Luceafarul (***)


BUCHAREST, Romania's largest city and capital,is today a bustling metropolis (which in the 1900s earned its nickname of "Little Paris") .
Bucharest - ROMANIA (Physical Map) - General Information, Location: Central Romania, County: Bucharest (3D Map of Bucharest - http://www.harta3d.ro/)

The University of Bucharest is an influential player within the community of Romanian higher education and research. It plays its part in a global intellectual community working towards protecting and reinforcing academic values, as well as towards promoting diversity and international collaboration. Being one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Romania, it bears both the responsibility and the obligation to be a pioneer and a model. In its 150 years of existence, the University of Bucharest has gained solid national and international prestige, being the first Romanian academic institution in the top 600 universities in the world. The main objective of the University of Bucharest is offering higher-quality educational services and research activities, maintaining competitive standards at an international level, and manifesting a continuous concerning for ensuring quality,contributing to the development of the Romanian Society and its European integration.
Mission of University of Bucharest

University of Bucharest-CentreThe University of Bucharest offers numerous study programs, from BA to PhD, as well as lifelong learning programs. At the same time, it constantly collaborates with more than 100 prestigious universities from 40 different countries. All programs are accredited or authorized. The degrees granted by the University of Bucharest are recognized in most countries of the world. The University of Bucharest is a comprehensive university, oriented towards natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. The number of faculties is almost equal on each of these domains.

The strategy of the University of Bucharest emphasizes international co-operation as an essential part of the University’s core activities.

Bucharest-Revolution Square

Revolution Square (Piata Revolutiei)-"The square gained worldwide notoriety when TV stations around the globe broadcasted Nicolae Ceausescu's final moments in power on December 21, 1989. It was here, at the balcony of the former Communist Party Headquarters, that Ceausescu stared in disbelief as the people gathered in the square below turned on him. He fled the angry crowd in his white helicopter, only to be captured outside of the city a few hours later. The square's importance stretches back long before the dramatic events of the 1989 Revolution. On the far side of the square stands the former Royal Palace, now home to the National Art Museum, the stunning Romanian Athenaeum and the historic Athenee Palace Hotel. At the south end of the square, you can visit the small, but beautiful, Kretzulescu Church." Source:  http://www.romaniatourism.com

By plane to Bucharest

0) By plane to Bucharest. The international airport is Henri Coanda Otopeni International Airport, in Bucharest. It offers daily connections with every major city of Europe ( http://www.otp-airport.ro/)

1) From airport to Bucharest. There are two ways to reach those from the airport:

a) Firstly by bus EXPRES 783 (the station is in front of the arrivals terminal) till Piata Universitatii or Piata Victoriei station.

b) By cabs, Fly Taxi, the official airport taxi carrier. The duration is between 30 and 50 minutes (depending on traffic).

Have a good travel!


For the list of international trains with service to/from Romania please visit:

Getting to Romania by Train

Traveling by train from other European countries to Romania takes from 6 hours (Budapest to Timisoara) to about 46 hours (London to Bucharest). Most train tickets allow several stopovers en route so train travel can be an affordable and relaxing way to include Romania in a European trip.


- Athenee Palace Hilton Hotel (*****), Str. Episcopiei nr. 1-3; Bucharest
- Ambasador Hotel (***), Bd. Gral. Gheorghe Magheru nr. 8-10; Bucharest
- Central Hotel (***), Str. Brezoianu nr. 13; Bucharest

- CISMIGIU Hotel, 4 stars - Bd. Regina Elisabeta nr. 38, Bucharest
- OPERA Hotel , 3 stars - Str. Brezoianu nr. 37, Bucharest
- VENETZIA Hotel, 3 stars - Piata Mihail Kogalniceanu, Bucharest

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