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Turkey Section invitation • IEEE Turkey Section invites 2009 IEEE Region 8 Meeting to be held in Istanbul. • We are resonably a large section with many chapters and student members • Membership The IEEE Turkey Section 2240 active members with many student members (9 Fellows, 68 Senior Members and 1085 Student Members). • We hold many technical meetings and support many conferences each year 7 (AP), 16 (COM), 8 (CS), 6 (EMB), 5 (Circuits and Systems), 4 (SP), 4 (PE), 3 (LEO) technical activities, 10 conferences, 5 GOLD meetings and Student Branch Congress have been held in 2007. • We could help in the local organization of the 2009 Region 8 meeting with our resources.
Turkey Section invitation Many large IEEE conferences are held in Istanbul including • 2007 IEEE 23 rd International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2007). The Marmara Hotel, Istanbul, • ICC 2006 Istanbul, Hilton Convention Centre • MEMS 2006, Lütfi Kirdar Convention and Exhibition Centre, Istanbul • Securecomm 2008, Nippon Hotel, Istanbul • 2003 IEEE CONFERENCE ON CONTROL APPLICATIONS • 2003 IEEE EMC
Turkey Section invitation • Istanbul is a very large metropolitan city with population around 15 M. • Many interesting historical sites Some of the places to visit in Istanbul - Haghia Sophia (Ayasofya) - Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet) - Topkapı Palace - Bosphorus - Grand Bazaar - Galata Tower - Cistern Basilica - Suleymaniye Mosque
Haghia Sophia Bosphorus Blue Mosque Grand Bazaar
Topkapı Palace, Haghia Sophia, Blue Mosque
A Congress Venue B 2 major districts A Downtown B Old Town
ZONE A (Downtown) 5 Star Hotels Hilton Istanbul (Head Quarters Hotel) Çırağan Palace Hotel Kempiski The Ritz Carlton Hotel Conrad International Hyatt Regency Hotel Swissotel the Bosphorus The Marmara Istanbul Ramada Plaza Maslak Sheraton Hotel Mövenpick Istanbul Hotel Radisson SAS Bosphorus Sofa Hotel The Plaza Hotel Grand Cevahir Hotel Büyük Sürmeli Eresin Taxim Premier Superior 4 Star & 4 Star Hotels BW Eresin Taxim Divan Hotel Lares Park Hotel Elite Hotel The Point Hotel Nippon Hotel Aygün Plaza Central Palace Divan City Istanbul The Marmara Pera Yenişehir Palace Hotel Villa Euro Plaza Germir Palace Golden Age 1 Grand Öztanık Hotel Grand Star Hotel Lion Park Metropark Hotel Ortaköy Princess Kervansaray Konak Hotel La Martine Hotel La Perla Hotel Richmond Hotel Best Western Savoy Hotel SV Boutique Hotel Taksim Gönen Taksim Hill Taksim Select Taksim Square The Madison Hotel 3 Star Hotels Feronya Hotel Cartoon Hotel Crystal Hotel Seminal Hotel
ZONE B (Old Town) 5 Star Hotels Four Seasons Hotel Akgün Hotel Barcelo Eresin Hotel Eresin Crown Hotel Superior 4 Star & 4 Star Hotels Armada Hotel Best Western President Hotel BW Empire Hotel Holiday Inn Istanbul City Hotel Mina Kalyon Hotel Lady Diana Hotel Yaşmak Sultan Numerous budget accomodation is available in the old town
Conference centers in Istanbul -Lutfu Kırdar Convention centre -The Marmara Istanbul -Hilton Istanbul -Swiss Hotel Bosphorus -Princess Hotel -Conrad Hotel -Divan Istanbul -Ortakoy Princess Hotel -Ceylan Intercontinental Hotel
ROOM RATES & CATEGORIES Single Room Double Room Deluxe 5 Star Hotels € 215. - / € 330. - Deluxe 5 Star Hotels € 215. - / € 330. - 5 Star Hotels € 165. - / € 205. - Superior 4 Star Hotels € 110. - / € 155. - Superior 4 Star Hotels € 130. - / € 180. - 4 Star Hotels € 55. - / € 105. - 4 Star Hotels € 70. - / € 145. - 3 Star Hotels € 35. - / € 50. - 3 Star Hotels € 40. - / € 55. - Budget € 15. - / € 25. - Budget € 20. - / € 30. - As of 2008
Transportation to Istanbul Today’s world of instant communications, Istanbul enjoys of being in the same central location as it did in the ancient world. The average flying time to reach Istanbul is only between 2, 5 -3 hours from all major cities of Europe, Middle East, North Africa, The flying time from New York to Istanbul is 9 hours and from Tokyo is 11 hours. Istanbul’s new and modern international airport receives two daily direct flights from all major European Cities, Continent of America, Middle and Far East.
Some facts about Turkey ? . . . Ø The famous Trojan Wars took place in Western Turkey Truva town. Ø The first church built by man (St. Peter's Church) is in Antioch (Antakya), Turkey. Ø The oldest known human settlement in Turkey is Catalhoyuk (7 th Millennium B. C. ) Ø St. Nicholas, also known as Santa Clause, was born in Demre - Antalya Ø Noah's Ark landed on Mount Ararat (Agri Dagi) in Eastern Turkey houses one of the richest flora and almost every year new plant species are gained to the world literature. Ø Ø The Turks were who introduced coffee to Europe. Ø Turkey is noted for having one of the three (together with French and Chinese) most famous and distinctive traditional cuisines in the world. Ø Anatolia is the birthplace of historic legends, Homer (the poet), King Midas, Heredotus (the father of history), St. Paul the Apostle and Santa Claus Ø The First Ecumenical Council was held in Iznik, Turkey.
Ø Anatolia is the birthplace of historic legends, Homer (the poet), King Midas, Heredotus (the father of history), St. Paul the Apostle and Santa Claus Ø The Hittites sold Abraham the cave where he buried his wife Sarah, when the Israelites came to Palestine. Ø The first university in history is in Harran, Turkey Ø Antalya Museum was rewarded by the European Council as the best museum of Europe in 1988. Ø In Antalya, in the spring time you can both ski in the mountains & swim on the coast. Ø Lydia which is one of the greatest civilization lived in Anatolia has still got some remainings around Salihli (Sardis) and it's the first civilization which coined money. Ø Virgin Mary spent her last days at an house situated on the top of Bülbüldag (Ephesus) which is considered to be a holy place for all religions. Ø Seven Churches of Revelation are all in Aegean Region in Turkey (Ephesus, Sardis, Tyatira, Pergamon, Philadelphia, Smyrna, Collosae). Ø Female goddesses dominated the Central Anatolian pantheon for thousands of years before these supernatural powers were transformed to male gods.
ISTANBUL a unique & exotic city where two continents meet
It will be our honour to host 2009 IEEE Region 8 Meeting in Istanbul Thank You. . .
IRO meeting exercise in 2007 • • • PRINCESS HOTEL (http: //www. istanbulprincess. com +90 -212 285 36 80) Accomodation Cost: Single Room / BB 140 € Double Room / BB 160 € • Meeting Room Cost: 200 € (meeting cost) + 33 € (lunch+tea costs person) • • Total One Day Cost: 140 € *40 + 160 € *5= 5600 € + 800 € = 6400 € (Total Accomodation) • • 33 € * 50 = 1650 € (Total Meeting Cost with lunch) TOTAL= 6400 € + 1650 € +200 € = 8250 € • Extra Info: This otel is very luxury with Turkish Bath, sauna, closed swimming pool, fitness center and health center.
IRO meeting exercise in 2007 • • Accomodation Alternatives (considering 40 participants and 10 organization team members) RICHMOND HOTEL (http: //www. richmondhotels. com. tr +90 212252 54 60) Place: Taksim (City Center of Istanbul) Accomodation Cost: Single Room / BB 85 USD Double Room / BB 95 USD Meeting Room Cost: 100 $ (meeting cost) + 32 $ (lunch+tea costs person) • • Total One Day Cost: 85$*40 + 95$*5= 3400 + 475 = 3875 $ (Total Accomodation) 100 $ + 32 $ * 50 = 1700 $ (Total Meeting Cost with lunch) TOTAL= 3875$+1700$=5575 $ • Extra Info: This otel hosted IEEE events with 50 participants before.