On-line registration is no longer available as the confernce has closed.

Registration and accommodation procedures are described below. If you have additional questions, or have any problems with the on-line registration, then please contact the local registration office directly:
Email: registration@cd-cc.si
Cankarjev dom, Cultural and Congress Centre, Prešernova 10, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Phone: +386 1 241 7141

Registration Fees

€ indicates Euros

Type of delegate
Date of registration fee payment (starting 16 Nov 2009)
Early (payment
up to 31 March 2010)
Late (payment from
1 April to 21 June 2010)
On site
IASE and ISI members1€ 300€ 360€ 420
Non-members1,7€ 330€ 390€ 450
Delegates from developing countries1,6€ 150€ 180€ 210
Students1,5€ 200€ 200€ 200
Accompanying persons2€ 130€ 130€ 130
ISBIS one-day participation3€ 80€ 100€ 100
ISBIS accompanying persons3€ 20€ 20€ 20
Workshop: ENBIS Six Sigma4€ 25€ 25€ 25
Workshop: First steps in publishing statistics
education research4
€ 25€ 25€ 25
Workshop: Fathom and TinkerPlots4€ 15€ 15€ 15

1The registration fee for these delegates includes conference material, a CD of the Proceedings, admission to all sessions, welcome reception, coffee breaks and conference dinner.
2The registration fee for accompanying persons includes the welcome reception, full day tour to Bled on the Monday (with lunch), and sightseeing tour of Ljubljana. Tickets for the conference dinner are available separately and can be ordered at on-line registration or on arrival.
3This registration is for ISBIS members who can attend the welcome reception and all day on Monday 12 July. The fee for accompanying persons covers the welcome reception.
4These workshops will take place on Sunday 11 July. Places are restricted. Details are available here. Enquiries should be directed to
  • Iddo Gal (iddo@research.haifa.ac.il) for the “First steps in publishing…” workshop (note that this workshop is now full, but you may ask to be put on a waiting list)
  • Irena Ograjenšek (irena.ograjensek@ef.uni-lj.si) for the ENBIS Six Sigma workshop
  • Vishakha Parvate (vparvate@kcptech.com) for the Fathom and Tinkerplots workshop
5Proof of student status will be needed, either sent at the time of on-line registration or shown at the registration desk.
6A list of developing countries recognized by the ISI can be found here: isi.cbs.nl/developing.htm
7For non-members there is a special deal for ICOTS attendees of an initial 18 month membership subscription to IASE (€ 50, or € 25 if from a developing country). Please fill in the special ICOTS-8 IASE application form. Delegates who sign up for this membership can select the “IASE and ISI members” category of registration.


There is a variety of options for lunches including a number of outlets nearby or a lunch coupon that can be ordered from the Congress Centre. The registration fee does not include lunches.

Payment Options

Payment in Euros without any charges to the beneficiary should be made:
  • By credit card (Eurocard/Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Diners)
  • By bank transfer:
    Bank name: BANKA SLOVENIJE, Slovenska c. 35, SI-1000 Ljubljana
    IBAN: SI56 0110 0600 0022 527
    Beneficiary: CANKARJEV DOM, Cultural and Congress Centre, Prešernova cesta 10, SI-1000, Ljubljana
    Account number: SI56 0110 0600 0022 527
For domestic participants, payment can be made:
  • By bank transfer:
    Beneficiary: CANKARJEV DOM, Kulturni in Kongresni Centre, Prešernova 10, 1000 Ljubljana
    Account number: SI56 0110 0600 0022 527
    Notification: 05-09861-621111810


  • Payments should clearly state the participant’s and/or accompanying person’s name(s).
  • All payments should have the notification “ICOTS8”.
  • For bulk payments from institutions, please ensure that a list of names is provided.
  • VAT (20%) is included in the registration fee.


Your registration and all payments will be confirmed in writing upon receipt of your registration form and payment or proof of payment.

Refund/Cancellation Policies

60% of registration will be refunded for cancellations made before 1st June 2010. From this date there will be no refunds. Cancelations must be made in writing, along with your full bank account details, to the Conference Secretariat, Cankarjev dom, Cultural and Congress Centre, Prešernova cesta 10, SI-1000, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Registration and Information Desk

The registration desk for ICOTS8 will be open each day at the Congress Centre.

Wednesday Afternoon Tour

There will be a choice of at least two tours (Lake Bled and Postojna cave) on Wednesday afternoon, as described below. Tickets can be purchased on arrival.


see map of Ljubljana
Most hotels in Ljubljana are within walking distance of the Conference venue (up to 15 minutes).

A preliminary booking has been made at the hotels listed below.
Accommodation can be booked via the online registration form no later than 1st April 2010. As the number of rooms available for the Conference is limited, your choice of hotel cannot be guaranteed after that date. Your choice of accommodation will be duly considered, and applications will be processed on a first come - first served basis.

Hotel   Single room    Double/twin room    Link  
Hotel Union Executive ****
(10 minutes walk)
Hotel Union Business ****
(15 minutes walk)
Central Hotel ****
(10 minutes walk)
Hotel Slon Best Western ****
(5 minutes walk)
City Hotel ***
(10 minutes walk)
Standard €93
Superior €114
Standard €119
Superior €129
M Hotel ***
(20 minutes walk through Tivola Park, or public bus no. 1,3 available)
Economy €75
Business €85
Hotel Park **
(15 minutes walk)
Standard €75 Comfort €85Standard €100 Comfort €110www.hotelpark.si
Pension pri Mraku ***
(5 minutes walk)
A Hotel ***
(20 minutes walk)
Hostel accommodation for students€26€19www2.arnes.si/~ssljddta4/
Prices include breakfast and tourist tax.

† The distance from the hostel to the conference venue is approximately 1km. The price includes breakfast and the tourist fee. Guests can also make use of two kitchenettes to prepare a meal. Shared bathrooms are located on each floor.
The accommodation is payable in cash, payment upon arrival is strongly recommended, otherwise a document is kept for security.
Throughout the conference a complimentary wireless internet will be available in all rooms of the hostel.

Payment of Hotel Accommodation

Your credit card details will serve as a guarantee for hotel reservation. Written confirmation will be sent to you after we have received your credit card details. Payment will be made directly in the hotel.

Hotel Changes and Cancellations

All changes and cancellations must be sent in writing to Cankarjev dom, the conference venue (see top of page for contact details). For cancellations received after 20 June 2010 the price of one room night will be charged to your credit card.


These tours are more fully described in this brochure.

Full day excursion to Bled, Monday 12 July (for accompanying persons)

Often described as the “Image of Paradise”, the Alpine resort town of Bled will enchant you with its emerald-green lake, fairytale-like island and imposing castle reigning on top of a rocky cliff.

After an enjoyable drive, we board a traditional “pletna” boat and smoothly glide over the lake to visit the only Slovenian island. Its top is crowned with a little church, and you will have an opportunity to ring the mysterious wishing bell. A scenic road takes us around the lake and to the medieval castle perched high on a cliff. Before returning to Ljubljana, enjoy a stroll by the lake or treat yourself to the famous Bled cream-cake.

Tourist bus transport; English speaking guide; Bled castle; boat ride; island church; 3 course lunch.

Wednesday afternoon tour to Bled, 14 July

A shortened version of the above full-day tour, without lunch.

Cost: €70
Tourist bus transport; English speaking guide; Bled castle; boat ride; island church.

Wednesday afternoon tour to Postojna Caves and Predjama Castle, 14 July

The mesmerizing beauty of the Postojna Caves and the mysterious castle of Predjama rank among the most precious jewels of Slovenia. We will explore the wonderful underground world and excite our imagination in a striking medieval castle. After an unforgettable underground train ride to the heart of the cave system, experienced guides will accompany you on a walk through the subtly lit fairy-tale like underground world. Back in the daylight, the trip will continue towards the astonishing castle of the robber knight Erasmus. Driving through green scenery, we return to Ljubljana.

Cost: €85
Tourist bus transport; English speaking guide; Postojna Caves; Predjama Castle.

Full day excursion to Portorož and Piran – Touch of Mediterranean, Thursday 15 July

Slovenia’s coast charms with its inviting towns, rich history and clear sea. On our day at the seaside we visit the pretty fishing town of Izola, discover the beauties of the medieval town of Piran and the sunny Portorož.

Passing through a varied landscape, we reach the sparkling Mediterranean. Izola was once a modest fishermen’s village; today, it is a flourishing town with a lot of soul. The gem of the Slovenian coast is the medieval Piran, tucked in between the sea and the mighty town walls, having strong links with Venice. Portorož is a contrast to historic Piran, being a mundane resort town whose lively atmosphere you can enjoy during free time. We will visit the ancient saltpans in Seča, which have been granted the status of a Natural Park. Harvesting the white gold from the sea has been an important source of income for the local people for over 700 years. In Piran we will sit in one of the coast restaurants to taste the sea delicacies.

Cost: €75
Tourist bus transport; English speaking guide; visit of Izola town; visit of Piran; e/f to salt pans Sečovlje; 3 course lunch in traditional fish restaurant in Piran (drinks excluded).

Full day excursion to Venice by bus – The Romantic Capital of the World, Saturday 17 July

A day trip to the city of every person's dreams and desires, where the magnificent palaces and churches rise from the water's surface up to the sky. The vaporetto (water bus) will take you from Tronchetto along the canals to St.Mark's square. In Venice there is so much to see, the Doge's palace, the St.Mark's basilica, the Bridge of Sighs, the Rialto Bridge and hundreds of canals and bridges. Optional we offer a gondola ride along the Grande Canal.

Cost: €130
Tourist bus transport; English speaking guide; vaporetto; eco taxes for entering Venice; tolls and fuel costs.