Travel, Visa


All foreign participants and accompanying persons will require a visa. The  official letters of invitation will be sent to all participants after confirmation of participation.


There are airplane and railway services between Moscow and Izhevsk. 


The Airport of departure from /arrival in Moscow  is the Airport Domodedovo.  The airport of destination is Izhevsk. The airline is IzhaviaThe railway station of departure from/arrival in Moscow is "Kazanskiy Vokzal" (Kazan Railway Station in Moscow).

Flight schedule  Moscow-Izhevsk-Moscow*
Departure from Moscow  10:00 (except Sunday), 19:55 (every day),  11:05 (only on Sunday)- Arrival in Izhevsk  12:00, 22:00, 13:00, respectively
Departure from Izhevsk    07:00 (except Sunday), 17:00 (every day), 08:00 (only on Sunday) - Arrival in Moscow 08:50, 18:50, 10:00 

Train schedule Moscow-Izhevsk-Moscow*
Departure from Moscow  17:38 (every day)  - Arrival in Izhevsk   10:46
Departure from Izhevsk    16:39  (every day) - Arrival in Moscow 10:08

*Moscow time


The minimum connection time to change airports in Moscow is 5 hours. There is train service between Airports and Kol’tsevay Metro Line  (download the Moscow Metro Scheme from the website of the Symposium) . 

At the moment the costs of train and airplane round-trip tickets are about USD 350, but they can increase in the course of time.  


Thus participants should arrive in Moscow on June 4-5 and depart on June 10-11. 


Please, don't hesitate to contact the organizing committee if you have any questions concerning transfers.





The organizing committee suggests the hotel Izhhotel  not far from Udmurt State University on favourable terms. The special price list for IUTAM participants in Izhhotel:



Cost for participants per night

 Single Suite

~2100 RUB / ~70 USD

Single room first class

1365 RUB / 45 USD

Single room second class

1015 RUB/ 34 USD

Double/ triple room

500 RUB/ 17 USD (for one person)

Additional place in room

500 RUB/ 17 USD (for one person)



Participants can also choose Hotel Park by Radisson located in the center of Izhevsk, not far from Udmurt State University.



Transportation from the airport / railway station to the hotel  and from the hotel to the airport / railway station after completion of the Conference, as well as the transportation between the hotel and Udmurt State University will be organized.



Social events


Wednesday, June 6

Welcome reception in the Udmurt State University.

Concert of Russian and European Accordion Music.

Thursday, June 7

Social dinner at the hotel.

June 8-9

Excursions to the Kalashnikov Museum and Exhibition Complex and Architectural and Ethnographic Museum-Preserve in Ludorvai (The Estate Museum of Aboriginal Population).


Currency and payment

The only currency in official use in Russia is Russian rouble. The exchange rates fluctuate, but are approximately 1 euro = 40 roubles, 1 usd = 30 roubles. The hotel reception accepts cash payments in Russian roubles as well as Visa, Master and other cards. 


Weather and clothing


In early June the weather in the area of Izhevsk is usually pleasantly warm and sunny, with fresh evenings and occasional rains. Since some excursions are planned, take care to bring comfortable clothes and shoes suitable for walking.


Lectures  and equipment

Each lecture will be 35 minutes long. The conference hall will be equipped with a computer, video beam, over-head projector, blackboard.



The registration fee is € 300, for students and postgraduate students  € 120 . It should be paid on site in the course of Registration. It covers the cost of the conference materials, refreshments and social program. 


On-line submission of the Pre-Registration Form and the Abstract - February 1, 2012

Full-size paper submission - July 1, 2012

Symposium dates - June 5 - 10, 2012

Peer-review process - September 1 - November 1, 2012

Notification of acceptance -November 1, 2012



Abstracts (up to two pages) will be published prior to the Symposium and distributed among the participants on Registration.



In connection with every IUTAM Symposium a book of proceedings is published. For the symposium "From Mechanical to Biological Systems: an Integrated Approach" the refereed proceedings will be published as a special issue of the journal Regular and Chaotic Dynamics (RCD). The proceedings volume will be published within a year of the Symposium (till the end of 2012) and will be available free of charge to all presenting authors.

All presentations accepted as lectures must agree to contribute a paper to the proceedings of the Symposium. The paper is due by July 1, 2012.
The procedure would be to submit your paper to Alexey Borisov, RCD Editor-in-Chief, at or to the RCD Editorial Office at Submission guidelines and refereeing standards for papers are those of RCD. You are welcome to submit a paper of whatever length you deem appropriate.



About Izhevsk


Izhevsk is the capital of the Udmurt Republic, Russia. It is one of the great  industrial, scientific and cultural centers of Russia and specializes in motor-car, military and arms industry. There are several institutions of higher educations: Udmurt State University, Technical State University, Medical Academy etc. There are also museums and theatres. The most famous person of Izhevsk is Mikhail Kalashnikov whose automatic machine is engineered and produced in Izhevsk.

The Udmurt Republic is also the homeland of the great Russian composer Peter Tchaikovsky.