9th EMR-IBS and Italian Region conference

Thessaloniki, 8-12 May 2017




Venue and Headquarter Hotel


Tel: +30 2310 017 000 
48, 26th Oktovriou Str. 546 27

Thessaloniki, Greece



The Congress will take place in Thessaloniki, Greece from the 8th to the 12th of May, 2017.


The official language of the congress is English.


Expected Participation

The congress will attract approximately 300 renowned experts in the field of biometrics from around the world.


Speakers’ Preview Area

The Speakers’ Preview Area operates throughout the whole duration of the congress, at the Foyer of the Conference Floor. Speakers are kindly requested to hand in all material of their presentation (USB-key, CD-Rom, DVDROM) at least one hour before their scheduled presentation time. If the presentation is scheduled early in the morning, speakers are kindly requested to check their presentation at the Speakers’ Preview Area the day before.

The following equipment is available:

• Laptop

• Data video projector

• Laser pointer

All presentations will be submitted to the Speakers’ Preview Area where they will be distributed to the appropriate hall by our technicians. Projector screens and computers will be provided for all sessions; presentations will be preloaded on the computers inside the session hall. You may not use your own laptop. This is strictly enforced, in order to avoid or minimize any technical problem which might arise.


Facilities for Persons with Impaired Mobility


There is easy access to MET Chandris Hotel for persons with impaired mobility and there are specially designed restrooms on all levels.


May is when the sun truly starts to shine in Thessaloniki. Typically temperature fluctuates around 19 (66,2 ) and there is a light breeze. The range of mean daytime temperatures are around 17 (62,6 ) and 22 (71,6).



The electrical power supply “voltage” in Greece is: 220-240 Volts (U.S./Canada: 110-120 Volts)



There are 4 main GSM operators in Greece that you can roam with: Cosmote, Vodafone, Wind and CYTA. The protocols for digital mobile telephone transmissions are based on GSM technology, operating at the frequencies of 900 and 1800 MHz. Please contact your provider for further details.

Emergency Telephone Numbers

• Ambulance: 166

• Fire Department: 199

• Police: 100


Greece is at UTC/GMT +2 hours


Liability and Insurance

The Organisers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants. Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.