Due to the unprecedented health,
travel and social distance restrictions
imposed in Serbia and all over the world
as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,
all participants are invited to join a virtual MIEL 2021.

Time and Location

The MIEL 2021 Conference will be held from Sunday 12th through Tuesday 14th September, 2021, at the Faculty of Electronic Engineering, University of Nis. Due to the unprecedented health, travel and social distance restrictions imposed in Serbia and all over the world as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, all participants are invited to join a virtual MIEL 2021.

Nis - The history of the town

Nis is an administrative, economic and cultural centre of the South-Eastern Serbia. It is known as the greatest gate between East and West, because it is on the crossroad of the three important directions of the international highway, railway and air traffic. The history of the town is long and interesting. It is placed on the site of the Roman settlement of Naissus, the birthplace of Constantine the Great, in the valley of the river Nisava. It is rich in ancient monuments which testify about the stormy history of this city. Among many monuments there is a unique monument in the world, Cele Kula (Tower of Sculls), built by Turks in 1809, with the sculls of Serbian rebels killed in the battle. Also, in the centre of Nis there is the Fortress from the Turkish time, which is a symbol of the city. The memorial complex on Bubanj Hill, camp "Crveni krst" (Red cross) and many other monuments from the near past are important cultural-historical monuments of Nis, too. The Niska Banja - Spa, near Nis, is well known by the possibilities for the treatment of heart and vascular diseases. Nis is the second university centre in Serbia. The Faculty of Electronic Engineering, the main organizer of the Conference and your host during the Conference, is one of the most perspective university institutions in the country.

The Faculty of Electronic Engineering

The Faculty of Electronic Engineering is located near to the Fortress, within the walking distance from the city centre. It offers undergraduate studies leading to the professional title of graduate electrical engineer. There are following educational profiles: automatic control, electronics, telecommunications, computer science and informatics, microelectronics and electrical power engineering. Besides, the post-graduate studies in eleven basic fields and Ph.D. studies are organized. In addition, there have been lots of scientific-research and developing projects supported by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia and the industry.

University of Nis, Faculty of Electronic Engineering
Aleksandra Medvedeva 14
18000 Nis
Serbia

Tel: +381 18 529 326
Fax: +381 18 588 399
E-Mail: miel@elfak.ni.ac.rs

The Branch of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Nis

The Branch of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Nis was founded on 16th September 2016, and is located just in city centre - in the University of Nis building. The Branch is the main supporter of a number of scientific projects being realised together with the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts or independently. Its activity is also reflected through the organisation of scientific and cultural events (concerts and exhibitions), through international cooperation and cooperation with the scientific, educational and industrial institutions in Nis and South-Eastern Serbia, and especially through cooperation with the regional academies of sciences.

Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts Branch in Nis
Univeritetski trg 2
18000 Nis
Serbia

Tel: +381 18 257 997
Fax: +381 18 257 950
Web: https://www.sanu.ac.rs/en/

Visa Requirements

The nationals of a number of countries worldwide do not need visas for the entry and stay in Serbia up to 90 days, but visa requirements for the nationals of certain countries still apply. General information for the foreign citizens coming to Serbia can be found at the official web site of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia. This web site also provides several links to useful information, such as: the information on Visa Regime with particular countries visa requirements, which enables foreign citizen to find out if he/she needs Serbian visa or not; the list of Diplomatic/Consular missions of the Republic of Serbia worldwide embassies, including their mailing addresses, phone & fax numbers, and e-mail addresses for contact; etc.
Visa requirements may vary for the citizens of different countries, and you are kindly advised to contact the nearest Consular Mission of Serbia regarding the specific requirements for visa application and issuance. In some cases the procedure may take rather long time.

Travel Information

By plane

The airport of Nis - "Constantine the Great" is located in the industrial part of the town close to the central city zone. If you find this mode of transport suitable, after lending you can reach your final destination either by a circular bus line (stops at the airport every 15 minutes and makes a route around the whole city) or by available taxi services. Unfortunately, a number of available airlines is rather limited, so if you decide to come to Serbia by plane you may find a large offer of connections to the Belgrade airport "Nikola Tesla".

By bus

Central bus station of Nis is located in the wide city centre, just minutes away from the main town symbol - the fortress of Nis and also the Faculty of Electronic Engineering. Numerous taxi services are at your disposal just in front of the station. You will find that almost all major cities in the region and even in the west and east of Europe are accessible by bus from Nis.

By car

Being positioned at the crossroad of E-75 (Budapest, Belgrade, Nis, Thessaloniki) and E-80 (Adriatic sea, Nis, Sofia, Istanbul) motorways, Nis is most easily reachable by car. Do not hesitate to contact the Conference Secretariat for any further information regarding your travel and transportation. Information given here mainly concerns the conference participants arriving by airplane from distant European and overseas countries; it is reasonable assumed that those coming from neighbouring and other nearby countries already do have some experience and are aware of the most convenient means of traveling to Serbia.

By train

Nis is also easily reached by train. Besides connections to all major cities in the region, international connections to Greece, Austria, Turkey, Hungary, etc., are also available. Main train station of Nis is rather close to the city centre, connected to it by regular bus lines having stops just outside the station itself. If you find buses overcrowded, a wide taxi network is also at your service.

Note that we do not recommend traveling by train.

Useful Information

Language

People in Serbia speak Serbian and use both Cyrillic and Latin alphabets for writing. Foreign languages, are taught in the schools, and a number of people should be able to communicate in either English, Russian, German or French.

Weather

In general, the weather in mid-September is expected to be rather nice and warm, with maximum daily temperatures in the range 20-25 ÂșC. However, cloudy skies and rain, which can lower the temperature, should not be taken as a surprise.

Currency

The official and only legal currency in Serbia is Dinar. The current exchange rate is about 118.50 dinars for 1 Euro. All major world currencies are accepted for exchange in the banks and in a number of the official exchange offices. Travelers cheques can be cashed in the banks. Credit cards are widely accepted, though the cash is still preferred means of payment in small shops and restaurants.

Electricity

The AC voltage standard in Serbia is 220 V, 50 Hz.

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