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Time and Venue

The 49th IOC will be held
18 - 21 October, 2017 at
Hotel Jezero, Bor, Serbia
30 July 2017
hotel reservation deadline

Important Dates

15 June 2017
submission of a full-length paper
15 July 2017
notification of the papers acceptance
30 September 2017
final announcement and program

Conference fees

The Conference fee is
€ 130 - Net Amount
Conference fee payment
31 July 2017


49th IOC will be held from 18 - 21 October, 2016 at Hotel Jezero, Bor Lake, Serbia (about 250 km south-east of Belgrade).

Accommodation for the participants will be provided at Hotel “Jezero” ( Please contact the Hotel Jezero directly: +381 30 48 29 40, +381 30 482 340; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The additional accommodation for participants is at:

RTB Club ( +381 30 477 008, +381 30 477 009; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

At compleks “Brestovačka” Spa ( +381 30 477 078, +381 30 477 079; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Hotel Albo, ( +381 30 249 69 62, +381 30 249 69 64, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

How to get to Bor Lake

There are 4 main routes that connect Bor with Serbia hinterland:

  1. from Belgrade (207 km), via Pozarevac and Petrovac, over the Crni Vrh mountain;
  2. from Belgrade (250 km), on highway Belgrade – Nis, and from Paracin via mountain saddle Cestobrodica;
  3. from Nis (about 175 km), on highway Nis - Belgrade, and from Paracin via mountain saddle Cestobrodica;
  4. from Nis (about 145 km), via other mountain saddle Tresibaba, Zajecar, Bor, Bor Lake.


From Address:

About Serbia

Serbia, a country of future, situated in the heart of the Balkans. At the crossroads between the Slavonic civilization and Central Europe, Serbia represents a palette of traditions and cultures unique in Europe. No less than 26 nationalities each of them preserving its customs and its folklore, but also four great religions are present here. That gives numerous and variously coloured traditional feasts as well as the music and dances surrounding you. With its mountains with the greenish prairies, its multiple water currents cutting their wedged in valleys and the beautiful mountains, Serbia is offering a large fan of sport and tourist activities. Kayak, skiing, rafting, trekking, speleology are among the most developed.

Serbia has been hiding a historical and architectural heritage encountering just rarely. Many Roman sites had been flourishing throughout ages. you will find medieval fortresses everywhere along the roads and will be astonished by an extreme variety of architectural styles: Serbian, Hungarian, Austrian, Ottoman. But especially the unbelievable density of the orthodox monasteries disseminated throughout the country and are, each for itself wealth of architectural creation and pictorial invention will finish winning you.

Feeling Serbia means feeling the free spirit. Serbia is the land of the differences, land of attractive mountains, pure and fast rivers and a relaxing beauty of fields, land of mystic orient and elegant Central European style, both combined with the unique passionate Serbian spirit giving the unforgetable picture.

  • Territory: 88,361 square kilometers.
  • Population: 9,396,411
  • Location: between 41°52' and 46°11' of North latitude and 18°06' and 23°01' of East longitude
  • Capital: Belgrade (Beograd), with a population of 1,6 millions, is the administrative, economic and cultural centre of Serbia.
  • Largest cities:
    Belgrade - 1,576,124
    Novi Sad - 299,294
    Nis - 250,518
  • Language: The official language is Serbian and the script in official use is Cyrillic and Latin script.
  • Religion: The main religion in Serbia is Christian Ortodox. There are also other religious communities in Serbia: Islamic, Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and other.
  • Government: Democratic republic. The president and the parliament are elected every four years in general election.
  • Climate: Temperate continental climate, with a gradual transition between the four seasons of the year .
  • Time: GMT + 1
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