ICIT 2020

Feb. 26, 27, 28 Buenos Aires, Argentina.

IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology

ICIT 2020

Feb. 26, 27, 28 Buenos Aires, Argentina.

IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology

ICIT 2020

Feb. 26, 27, 28 Buenos Aires, Argentina.

IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology

ICIT 2020

Feb. 26, 27, 28 Buenos Aires, Argentina.

IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology

ICIT 2020

Feb. 26, 27, 28 Buenos Aires, Argentina.

IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology

ICIT 2020

Feb. 26, 27, 28 Buenos Aires, Argentina.

IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology

ICIT 2020

Feb. 26, 27, 28 Buenos Aires, Argentina.

IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology

ICIT 2020

Feb. 26, 27, 28 Buenos Aires, Argentina.

IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology

TRAVELLING AROUND ARGENTINA

Due to the large size of the country, flying is the most convenient way of traveling long distances all over the country. Flying can be combined with land transportation. There are a number of airlines offering domestic flights, including: Aerolíneas Argentinas, Austral, Andes Líneas Aéreas, LADE and LATAM Argentina. Domestic flights and flights to Uruguay depart from Jorge Newbery Airport, located to the north of the City of Buenos Aires by the De la Plata River.

As far as traveling by land goes, dozens of buses leave daily from Retiro Bus Station, located in downtown Buenos Aires, to most of the country’s main cities. Long-distance buses are equipped with on board toilets, air conditioning, and a bar.

Tourists can also travel by train to many places in Argentina. From the City of Buenos Aires, trains depart from Constitución and Retiro stations to cities in other parts of the country. There are also tourist trains, including the train traveling along the northern suburban area of Buenos Aires, as well as other famous trains located in the provinces –such as the De las Nubes Train in Salta and the Del Fin del Mundo Train in Ushuaia, among others.

More information on Social and tours will be available soon.

Some distances from Buenos Aires

CITIES DISTANCE TIME
El Calafate 2.681 Km 3 h 15 min
Mar del Plata 415.1 Km 1 h
San Carlos de Bariloche 1.627 Km 2 h 20 min
Puerto Iguazú 1.346 Km 1h 45 min
Ushuaia 3.171 Km 3 h 20 min
Córdoba 710 Km 1 h 15 min

ARGENTINE IDENTITY

Argentina has many peculiarities that have traveled the world by word of mouth with the people who have visited the country. The outgoing personality of its people, who are friendly, fun and effusive; the typical cuisine which includes asado, mate, regional dishes, and dulce de leche treats; the traditional dances like tango, a couple dance with a 2 x 4 rhythm, which was born in Buenos Aires during the 19th century and today has reached an international level, or folklore, with different choreographic forms, according to each area; the passion for football, and the fanaticism for the major players and clubs, Boca Juniors and River Plate being the most popular ones, and the ones that fill their stadiums and cause proliferating displays of excitement every time they play; typical games like truco, a card game in which luck and the ability to trick or deceive the opponent are the most important things, or horse riding games in the outskirts of the city which reveal the powerful Spanish influence and the persistence of old traditions; and, of course, the personality that each special region knows how to maintain and strengthen as time goes by.

LOCATION

The Argentine Republic, with an area of almost 3.8 million square kilometers (1,468,000 square miles), is located in the Southern Hemisphere of the American continent. Its 3,800 kilometers (2,361 miles) in length stretch from 22º to 55º south latitude. The country borders on Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia and Chile, and on the Atlantic Ocean to the East. The country is touristically divided in 6 regions, and politically divided in 24 provinces.

GEOGRAPHY AND WEATHER

Argentina is usually described as a land of impressive contrasts, product of a varied geography. From the Andes to the west, which stretch along the Argentina-Chile border from north to south, with the highest peak, 6,960,8 meter / 22,831 feet Mount Aconcagua, to the Pampas and the Atlantic Coast, and across hill ranges, numerous forests, rainforests, deserts and fertile valleys, the biodiversity of these ecosystems allow the development of rich flora and fauna. Many natural sites in the country are protected areas like reserves and national parks. Moreover, some of the main natural landmarks have been declared World Heritage Sites by the UNESCO.

The main characteristic of Argentina is diversity, and this is also the case with the weather. The country enjoys a very varied climate: it is mild and humid in the Pampas; cold and damp in the western Patagonia; subtropical in the Mesopotamia region; and warm in the Northeast. The highest points at all latitudes are the coldest areas, with dry, snowy, mountain weather, and a wide temperature range.

There are seven geographical regions in Argentina: Argentine Northwest; the Chaco Region (Gran Chaco), a hot and semi-arid lowland; the mountain chain of the Sierras pampeanas; subtropical Mesopotamia (Littoral); Cuyo in central-west; the Pampas, a vast fertile alluvial plain; and Patagonia, the sparsely populated south of Argentina. The country offers several climatic zones ranging from (north to south) tropical and subtropical zones along the Brazilian border to temperate regions to a subpolar area in the extreme south.

Business Information

In big cities, stores are open Monday thru Friday from 9 am to 8 pm. On Saturdays, stores are open from 9 am to 1 pm. However, stores located in major avenues remain open during the afternoon. In the provinces, it is usual to take a break at noon, usually from 1 pm to 4 pm. In shopping malls, operating hours are from 10 am to 10 pm, even during weekends and some national holidays. It is customary to leave a 10% tip for different services received (mainly in restaurants), which is not always included in the bill. It is also customary to tip doormen, hotel attendants, and ushers.

Payment Methods

Although the US dollar and the Euro are generally accepted in stores and shops, foreign currencies can be exchanged at banks and authorized agencies. The most widely accepted credit cards are American Express, VISA, Diners, and MasterCard. Traveler’s checks can be easily traded in Buenos Aires, but not in some provincial towns.

Banking and Business hours

Banks open Monday thru Friday, from 10 am to 3 pm –some banks close at 4 pm to perform only specific transactions. There are ATMs operating 24 hours a day where you can withdraw cash and do other transactions. For most business offices, the usual operating hours are from 9 am to 6 pm. In general, there is a one-hour lunch break at noon (from 12 pm to 1 pm or from 1 pm to 2 pm). In some towns where it is usual to take a “siesta” (a break after lunch, generally due to the hot-weather conditions of some regions), the recess is extended until the afternoon and the business hours are extended two more hours.

VAT RETURN

It is possible to get the VAT (value-added tax) refunded at the airport. If you have purchased national products for over $70 (per invoice) in shops operating with the “Global Refund” system, it is possible to get a VAT refund at Ministro Pistarini International Airport (Ezeiza).

VAT reimbursement for foreign tourists

Are you travelling around Argentina? You have a whole country to discover. And now, when paying for accommodation you can obtain VAT reimbursement for such purchase.

What do you need?

Passport or ID evidencing that your country of residence is not Argentina. Furthermore, you have to pay for accommodation through a credit card issued in a foreign country or a bank transfer from a foreign country.

You may hire the services directly or through travel agencies authorized to operate by the Ministry of Tourism.

No errands or subsequent rebates: reimbursement is direct and automatic, i.e., it is effected when services are invoiced and collected.

What is reimbursed?

VAT corresponding to accommodation and breakfast, if included in accommodation Price.

Other services, goods or products purchased will be invoiced separately and are not subject to VAT reimbursement.

Cancellation fees or no-show fees are not subject to the reimbursement.

Providets Authorized to grant the reimbursement

Hotels, inns, hostels, motels, camps, apartment hotels and similar establishments that are accommodation VAT-registered businesses or persons before Tax Authorities are authorized to make the reimbursement as well as travel agencies provided they are authorized to operate by the Ministry of Tourism and are VAT-registered businesses or persons.

2019 IMPORTANT DATES

  • Special Sessions Proposals
    • Aug 15th 2019
    • Aug 29th 2019
    • Sep 20th 2019
  • Paper Submission Deadline
    • Sep 1st 2019
    • Oct 1st 2019
    • Oct 15th 2019 FINAL DATE
  • Tutorials Proposal Submission Deadline
    • Oct 1st 2019
    • Oct 20st 2019
  • Notification of Acceptance
    • Nov 15th 2019
  • Final Manuscript Submission
    • Dec 7th 2019
    • Dec 12th 2019
  • Authors’ Registration Deadline (hard deadline)
    • Dec 12th 2019