Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria. The city has a population of 1.26 million, while over 1.5 million people live in its functional urban area. It is the largest South Slavic city in the world, being slightly more populous than Belgrade. The city is located at the foot of Vitosha Mountain in the western part of the country, within less than 50 kilometres drive from the Serbian border. Its location in the centre of the Balkan peninsula means that it is the midway between the Black Sea and the Adriatic Sea, whereas the Aegean Sea is the closest to it.
Sofia has been an area of human habitation since at least 7000 BC. Being Bulgaria's primate city, Sofia is a hometown of many of the major local universities, cultural institutions and commercial companies. Sofia is one of the top 10 best places for start-up business in the world, especially in IT technologies. Sofia is Europe's most affordable capital to visit as of 2013.
VITOSHA Park Hotel
VITOSHA Park Hotel 4**** is a noted highlight of the modern spirit of Southern Sofia. The location complies with the hotel high-class category and its international business and conference center profile. The Hotel offers a wide range of main and additional services, as well as individual treatment of each guest in five main sections: accommodation, food and beverage, sport and wellness, business events and conferences, personal and business celebrations.
VITOSHA Park Hotel is devoted to providing a pleasant and satisfactory stay of each guest and multiplying the positive effects of this stay in a long-term perspective.
(Official website of the VITOSHA Park Hotel)
1, Rosario Str.,
Sofia 1700, Bulgaria
GPS Coordinates of Vitosha Park Hotel: N42.656679, E23.353198
1. "Advanced Automotive Electronics for Autonomous Driving" - Klaus Wolter, Venky Sundaram, Rao Tummala - Georgia Tech Atlanta, 3D Systems Packaging Research Center
2. "Siemens Innovative Solutions for Electronic and Electrical Systems in the Transport in Bulgaria" – Mihail Margaritov - SIEMENS Bulgaria
3. "Co-Simulation and Modelling for Heterogeneous Integration of High-Tech Electronic Systems" – Chris Bailey - University of Greenwich
4. "A Research Retrospective: Some Lessons Learned" – James E. Morris - Portland State University
5. "Overview of Humidity Driven Reliability Issues of Electronics" – Rajan Ambat - Technical University of Denmark
6. "Old Boys About The Historic Times and Sites of The Spring Seminars" – W.Sauer, P.Mach, Z. Illyefalvi-Vitez, Ph. Philippov, M. Somora, L. Golonka, J. Nicolics, P. Svasta, K. Wolter - Dresden, Prague, Budapest, Sofia, Kosice, Wroclaw, Vienna, Bucharest, Dresden Universities of Technology
7. "Testing Challenges and Requirements for Advanced Industrial Sensor Solutions" – Ivan Ivanov - FESTO Production, Bulgaria
ISSE 2017 Time Schedule
ISSE 2017 Preliminary Programme
ISSE steering committee meetings
(Details to be published!)
Participants are invited to attend the Welcome Reception, which will take place at VITOSHA Park Hotel. This event is an excellent opportunity to network, meet old friends and colleagues, and to make new ones as the program begins.
All participants of ISSE 2017 are invited to the Gala Dinner which will be held in VITOSHA Park Hotel on Saturday 13th of May.