General Information


The official language of the Conference is English.

The Climate

The climate of Istanbul is mild. Good weather and sunshine with rain showers is the predominant weather during April  with temperatures ranging between 13°C / 17°C (55°F / 63°F) during the day and 9°C / 12°C (48°F / 54°F) at night.

Time Zones 

Turkey is 2 hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) and 7 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time.

Currency and Credit Card

The Turkish currency is the Turkish Lira (TL). Cash may be exchanged in banks and exchange offices during office hours. The official exchange rate is listed daily at the banks and exchange offices. All major credit cards are accepted at most hotels, restaurants and stores.


The electric current in Turkey is 220V, 50Hz. European standard plugs Type C (Europeans 2-pin) with 2 round pins are used.

Registration Desk Hours

The registration desk will be opened at the ICC Congress Center during the following hours.

Sunday April 6, 2014: 8:00 – 17:00
Monday April 7, 2014: 8:00 – 17:00
Tuesday April 8, 2014: 8:30 – 17:00
Wednesday April 9, 2014: 8:30 – 14:30

Participants are requested to register upon arrival and receive their conference bags and USB flash drive Conference Proceedings. Additional Conference Proceedings may be purchased at the Registration Desk for  € 50.00-  each for IEEE WCNC 2014 or the IEEE WCNC 2014 Workshop proceedings.