Call for papers

August 6, 2017

Deadline for paper proposals

February 4, 2019

Notification of acceptance 

February 18, 2019

Deadline for presenters' registration

February 28, 2019

Announcement of the conference programme

March 8, 2019

Conference 

April 11-14, 2019

Event registration and hotel check-in 

April 11, 2019

Hotel check-out

April 14, 2019

Submission of full-text manuscripts 

May 11, 2019

 

Official Language

Official language of the conference is English.

Travel & Visa

As Northern Cyprus is not an internationally-recognised state, the rules for entry are a little confusing, but far more relaxed than they were just a few years ago, and entry is certainly not difficult.

For stays of up to 90 days, visas are not required for any nationality except for citizens of Armenia and Nigeria.

Citizens of any country in the European Union and Turkey may enter using a national ID card in lieu of a passport.

All visitors to Northern Cyprus need to pass through TRNC immigration. At land border crossings, travel documents are not stamped. At TRNC sea/airports, foreign passports are issued with an entry stamp valid for 90 days, while foreign ID card holders fill out a white form (optional at Ercan airport), which is then stamped.

TRNC stamps are no longer a problem for later visits to Greece or Cyprus for EU citizens.

Beware that if you are not an EU/EFTA citizen and you enter the island at the north, the officials in the south may deny you entry, although they only perform spot checks that may be cursory (i.e. they may not check your stamps).

Northern Cyprus main airport is called Ercan Airport. All flights are connected from Turkey. This means all flights (including charters) must touch down in Turkey before continuing to Ercan. Scheduled flights on Turkish Airlines, Atlasjet and Pegasus connect via various destinations in Turkey, and countries such as the UK, Germany and Iran.

It is also possible to fly to airports in southern Cyprus (Larnaca is the closest) and take a taxi to the north, crossing the Green Line near Nicosia. It is best to have a travel operator arrange for a taxi from the north to collect you, since Greek Cypriot taxi drivers may not be willing to take tourists to the north.

It is also possible to take a taxi to the Ledra Palace crossing and arrange for a rental car to be delivered to you on the northern side.

Health and Insurance

The participants are requested to arrange their own insurance for health, travel and property. The Organising Committee will not accept any liability for personal injuries, loss or damage of property.

Currency and Money Exchange

Turkish Lira (TL); Currencies (USD & EURO & POUND) are useable

Electrical Supply

The electricity is 240 volt and the UK style 3 rectangular pinned plugs and sockets are used. Be warned that power cuts are fairly frequent and that the proper voltage is frequently over- or under-shot, which can be damaging to anything plugged in.