The Odyssey of Communications and Networking in the Black Sea Region Continues



Important Announcement

Due to the latest events in Ukraine, the IEEE BlackSeaCom 2014 Conference will be hosted by the Technical University of Moldova in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, on the same dates, May 27-30, 2014.

Conference Venue


The IEEE BlackSeaCom 2014 Conference will be held in Chisnau Republic of Moldova, on May 27-30, 2014, at the Technical University of Moldova.

Chisinau, historically also known as Kishinev, is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Moldova. It is Moldova's main industrial and commercial centre. According to January 2013 official estimates, Chisinau proper has a population of 671,800 and the municipality of Chisinau is home to 800,600 residents. Chisinau is the most economically prosperous locality in Moldova and its largest transportation hub. As the most economically and socially important municipality in Moldova, the city has a broad range of educational facilities.

The Republic of Moldova Republic of is a country in Eastern Europe located between Romania to its west and Ukraine to its north, east and south. Its capital city is Chisinau. Moldova is a parliamentary republic with a president as head of state and a prime minister as head of government. The largest part of the nation lies between two rivers, the Dniester and the Prut. The western border of Moldova is formed by the Prut river, which joins the Danube before flowing into the Black Sea. Moldova has access to the Danube for only about 480 metres (1,575 ft), and Giurgiulesti is the only Moldovan port on the Danube. In the east, the Dniester is the main river, flowing through the country from north to south, receiving the waters of Raut, Bac, Ichel, Botna. Ialpug flows into one of the Danube limans, while Cogalnic into the Black Sea chain of limans.

The country is landlocked, even though it is very close to the Black Sea. While most of the country is hilly, elevations never exceed 430 m (1,411 ft) - the highest point being the Balanesti Hill. Moldova's hills are part of the Moldavian Plateau, which geologically originate from the Carpathian Mountains. Its subdivisions in Moldova include Dniester Hills (Northern Moldavian Hills and Dniester Ridge), Moldavian Plain (Middle Prut Valley and Balti Steppe), and Central Moldavian Plateau (Ciuluc-Solonet Hills, Cornesti Hills (Codri Massive; "Codri" meaning "forests"), Lower Dniester Hills, Lower Prut Valley, and Tigheci Hills). In the south, the country has a small flatland, the Bugeac Plain. The territory of Moldova east of the river Dniester is split between parts of the Podolian Plateau, and parts of the Eurasian Steppe.

The official language of Moldova is Romanian, a Romance language related to Italian, French, Catalan, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Travel and Accommodation

Kishinev International Airport (KIV) is located just 15 km from the city center. Regular flights from Kishinev can be used for connection to major cities within Europe and Asia.

Other major transportation options include both bus and train.

For VISA information, please check the details on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Moldova website. In the great majority of cases, a VISA is not needed to enter the Republic of Moldova. If you need a VISA assistance letter, please follow the instructions here.

The official currency is the Moldovan Leu. Currency can be exchanged at the airport or at the local exchange offices.

Hotel reservations information can be found here.

Local Transportation

The street address for the conference venue is:
Str. Studentilor 7, Chisinau
Building Number 3

There are several alternatives to commute from the city center to the Technical University of Moldova campus. These include bus, maxi taxi (lines 110, 111 and 127) and trolley bus (lines 10 and 14).

Additional information (in Russian) can be found

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