The conference on Optical Metrology will be held at:
Messegelände München - Munich Fairgrounds / International Conference Center
Tel. (+49 89) 9 49-2 07 20
Fax: (+49 89) 9 49-2 07 29
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Facility/Venue and Services
SPIE Europe Onsite Services
HOTELS / ACCOMMODATIONS
SPIE Europe does not have hotel contingents on hold for attendees. We recommend that you either book hotels through a hotel website or use the Munich Fairgrounds booking support.
See accommodations near the Munich International Conference Center (ICM).
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There is a large variety of airlines servicing Munich. The city is also well connected through the German IC-rail network, with hourly services from just about everywhere in Germany. To plan your rail journey, please visit the German Railway website.
See this travel information document for information on local travel from the airport and within Munich.
For great value car rental, please contact Hertz Car Rentals who have a wide variety of cateogries and prices to suit your budget.
Download the rental conditions and reference number
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FACILITY/VENUE AND SERVICES
LASER 2009 and the World of Photonics congress, of which Optical Metrology is a part, takes place in Hall B and the surrounding conference rooms. The main entrance where you will also find the registration areas for all societies and the exhibition is situated in the "Eingang/Entrance West".
Internet Services will be available to all conference attendees in the conference building.
Coffee Breaks will take place on Monday from 16.00 - 16.30, and on all other conference days from 10.00 - 10.30 and 16.00 - 16.30. There is no lunch provided by the organisers, but a number of catering outlets and restaurants are available for your use.
Luggage and cloakroom
Luggage storage and cloakroom are available on the lower level of Entrance West. The fee is €1.50 per piece. Alternatively there are lockers that can be rented for the day. The cost is €1.00.
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SPIE EUROPE ONSITE SERVICES
SPIE Europe will have a stand in the Laser 2009 Exhibition, Hall B, number 488. SPIE Europe will have on display a wide range of scholarly books, tutorials, proceedings, and CD-ROMs for professionals and educators in the fields of optics, photonics and imaging. Browse the newest SPIE publications, and take advantage of special meeting prices for ordering publications, extend your membership, pick up one of our educational posters free of charge, or obtain further information on the SPIE Digital Library.
Audiovisual Information for Speakers
The presentation mode is that of a preload mechanism run by the company m-Events in Munich. Authors will be contacted by this company with exact instructions on how to upload their presentations and e-posters. The meeting rooms will contain the relevant equipment to carry out a centralised screening process. Any questions regarding compatibility would need to be directed to m-Events.
The SPIE Europe registration counter and chair check-in desk are located in Eingang/Entrance West.
SPIE Digital Library
All paper presentations from SPIE Europe Optical Metrology will be available in the Digital Library. For further information on pricing packages or how to subscribe, please visit the Digital Library website.
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POLICIESAudio/Video/Digital Recording Policy
Due to copyright restrictions, no recordings of any kind are permitted without prior written consent of the presenter in any conference session, short course or poster sessions. Consent forms are available at the SPIE Europe Registration Desk and anyone wishing to record must have a written consent form signed and filed for each presenter being recorded. Individuals not complying with this policy will be asked to leave a given session and asked to surrender their film or recording media.
There is a €35 service charge for processing refunds. A letter requesting the refund should state the registrant's name and to whom the check should be made payable. Requests for preregistration refunds must be received no later than 7 business days prior to the first day of the meeting to be honored. SPIE Membership dues and SPIE Digital Library subscriptions are not refundable.
Laser Safety Policy
SPIE Europe supplies tested and safety approved laser pointers for all conference meeting rooms, and for short course rooms if instructors request one. For safety reasons, SPIE Europe requests that presenters use the laser pointers provided in each meeting room. Use of a personal laser pointer at an SPIE Europe event represents user's acceptance of liability for use of a non-SPIE Europe supplied laser pointer device. Misuse of any laser pointer could lead to eye damage. In California, it is a criminal misdemeanor to shine a laser pointer at individuals "who perceive they are at risk".
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