The 2012 Computing in Cardiology conference will be held in Krakow, Poland, from
September 9th to 12th. The meeting is affiliated with the AGH University of Science and
Krakow was first mentioned in the year 965 as a rich burg city, situated at the crossing of trade routes and surrounded by woods. In 1138, Krakow Castle became more important as
the official home of the highest Duke. Since 1320, the Cathedral has been witness to
coronation ceremonies occurring over the following five centuries. In 1364, Kazimierz the
Great founded Krakow Academy, which was the origin of the later Jagiellonian University. In
the Jagiellonian epoch which lasted for the next 200 years, Krakow with Europe’s biggest
market place, became the capital of a monarchy spreading over territories from the Baltic to
the Black Seas. The royal court played an important role in supporting artistic and cultural
life. Outstanding humanists, scientists and artists came to Krakow from Italy, Germany and
Today, Krakow is Poland’s second academic centre with over 200,000 students, and a very
dynamic scientific milieu. It houses the National Science Centre, which is a government
executive agency set up to fund basic research. Krakow is home to many artists of
worldwide reputation and hosts a vast number of artistic events. Having about 300
restaurants, pubs and cafes within the down town area, Krakow is known as the main
destination of gourmet tourism in Poland. The social programme will include visits to some
of these sites.
The Sunday Symposium will be followed by a visit to the world famous Wieliczka Salt Mine, which has been continuously working since the 14th century. A reception with lots of food will be offered in one of its underground caves. You simply must participate in this unique experience which is included in the registration fee.
It is our pleasure to inform that the Mayor of the City of Krakow, Jacek Majchrowski, took honorary patronage over the Computing in Cardiology meeting.