PhotonIcs and Electromagnetics Research Symposium, also known as Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium
The official language for the Symposium is English.
Local language is the Czech, but people in the hotels, restaurants (and as well many people in the streets of Prague) speak English and other European languages.
In places of tourist interest, information is usually also written in English. If this is not the case somewhere, the special photo mode of Google Translator allows anyone to read inscriptions in Czech in their native language.
CURRENCY AND CREDIT CARDS
The local currency is the Czech Crown (CZK) and the exchange rate is approximately 1 USD = 22 CZK, or 1 EUR = 24 CZK. The credit cards and cash in either USD or EUR are acceptable on the PIERS registration desk. This is also the case in large shopping centers, restaurants and hotels in Prague or generally in the Czech Republic.
Usually, a taxi is available along the roadsides, while you wave for it. We recommend you to ask taxi driver for information about approximate expected price before you start the trip.
BUSINESS OPENING HOURS
• Bank and Post Office Opening hours: usually 09:00 – 17:00, from Monday to Sunday.
• Government Office Operating hours: generally 09:00 – 17:00, from Monday to Friday.
• Store Opening hours: usually 08:00 – 18:00, but the large shopping center serves till 22:00, from Monday to Sunday.
In the Czech Republic, the standard outlets provide AC of 220 V/50 Hz.
Emergency call number: 112