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The Vienna International Centre (VIC)

How to reach the VIC from the Vienna Airport

By Public Transportation
The VIC can be reached with the U-Bahn by taking the line U1 (marked in red on city maps) towards Leopoldau and getting off at the station Kaisermühlen-Vienna International Centre. Single tickets, multiple tickets for 2, 4 or 8 rides or for 1, 3 or 8 days, and weekly tickets can be purchased from vending machines in all U-Bahn stations or at tobacco shops marked Tabak Trafik, and also at the VIC newspaper stand located in building G. The weekly ticket is valid Monday through Sunday with unlimited use of all Viennese public transport facilities (U-Bahn, bus, tramway, S-Bahn (Schnellbahn)). Further information can be obtained here

By Taxi
As all participants will have to go through the registration formalities, passengers should ask the driver to drop them off at Wagramer Strasse 5, Gate 1. For departures, a taxi may be requested at Security Services, Gate 1. An additional fee is charged for taxis ordered by telephone. The customary tip in Austria for taxi drivers is 10% of the fare. Please note that there may be an extra charge for luggage, which is not shown on the meter.

By Bus

The Vienna Airport Lines operate seven days a week, at hourly intervals, from 6:10–20:10. The VIC bus station is located on Wagramer Strasse in front of Gate 1. The trip takes about 30 minutes.

By Train
There are two options: First is the S-Bahn (Schnellbahn) from the airport to the City Air Terminal located next to the Hotel Hilton. The S-Bahn leaves approximately every 30 minutes. The trip takes about 25 minutes. After arriving at the City Air Terminal, change to the underground line U4 and then U1 (see info listed under public transportation) to get to the VIC. The second option is the City Airport Train (CAT), linking the airport with the City Air Terminal. The trip takes about 16 minutes (passenger fare is €9 for a single ticket and €16 for a return ticket). For further information, please visit: and

Meeting Registration

Meeting participants should arrive at the VIC between 9:00 and 10:00, in order to allow sufficient time for registration and issue of grounds passes. Meeting registration for the Symposium will be in the M-Building Lobby. The meeting program starts promptly at 11:00; please allow ample time to complete all access requirements. Gate 1 opens at 7:00 and there is a cafeteria on site if participants wish to purchase breakfast prior to the meeting (see Food and Hospitality, below).

Upon arrival at Gate 1, meeting participants are requested to identify themselves with their national passport or a valid official identification document at the IAEA registration desk. Meeting participants should identify that they are part of the MRS Symposium on the Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management. The organizing committee will be supplying information to the registration desk about each attendee to simplify the process.

The UN Pass Office will issue a grounds pass with photo. Please note that it is mandatory to wear the grounds pass visibly at all times while on the VIC premises. In the case of an unannounced arrival, the UN Security and Safety Service needs to obtain confirmation of participation in a meeting. This may delay the registration process.

Meeting participants who have special requirements should notify the Scientific Secretary of their meeting or the Conference Services Section in advance about the kind of assistance they require. Based on the information received, these will make the necessary arrangements with the UN Security and Safety Service.

For additional general information on the VIC, please visit this website.

Food and Hospitality

There is a full cafeteria in the VIC located on the ground floor of building F and offers a variety of hot and cold dishes, snacks and drinks. Opening hours are 7:30–10:00 and 11:30–14:30. The Coffee Corner in the VIC Cafeteria is open 8:00–15:30. Please note that the cafeteria accepts Euro only.  There are several ATMs in the VIC as well as full banking services provided by Bank Austria.

For those wishing to eat offsite, there are several restaurants near the VIC accessible by foot as well a full food court at the Donauzentrum Shopping Centre located at the Kagran U-Bahn stop (2 stops from the VIC in the direction of Leopoldau).

Coffee breaks for this meeting will be setup near the meeting room and are covered by your registration.



Please bring all presentations in PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat formats. Speakers are encouraged to submit presentations via email ahead of time. There will be opportunities to upload changes with our conference clerks at the latest the day before the talk. All presentations can be sent to


Boards will be provided for the posters and can be setup as early as Monday morning during registration and need to be setup by the lunch break on Tuesday. A label with the poster name and authors will be on each board. Early setup is encouraged as the posters will be on display in the coffee break area so that attendees will be able to view the posters at their convenience prior to the more formalized sessions.