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Useful Information (A-Z)


You will receive your personalized name badge when you  register. Please wear your  name badge throughout the conference, in particular for the coffee and lunch breaks. In case you have lost your badge, please report at the conference office.


ATMs (cash dispensers) are available at most of the banks in downtown Dresden; often they are accessible 24 h/day.

Certificate of Attendance

A certificate of attendance will be issued upon request at the conference office.


A cloakroom is located next to the registration area. Coats and luggage can be deposited during the opening hours of the conference office. 

Coffee and Lunch Breaks

Coffee, tea and water will be served in the break and a lunch buffet is included in the registration fee. Please wear your name badge throughout the congress.

Conference office (Registration)

The Conference office is located on the terrace level and will be open at the times indicated below:

Sunday, June 21, 2015: 16:00 to 19:00
Monday, June 22, 2015: 07:30 to 17:00
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 08:00 to 17:00
Wednesday, June 24, 2015: 08:00 to 17:00
Thursday, June 25, 2015: 08:00 to 17:00
Friday, June 26, 2015: 08:00 to 11:00


The official German currency is the EURO. Traveller`s Cheques are accepted by all banks and major hotels in principal cities. Their use in Germany for general purposes is not as popular as in some other countries, and may incur additional charges. International credit cards are accepted in hotels, department stores and restaurants. They are not widely accepted in smaller shops such as bakeries, butchers and news vendors where only cash is accepted or the German EC card. All convertible foreign currencies ( are exchangable at all major banks.


Electric current in Germany is without exception AC 230V/50Hz. Sockets only fit round two-pin plugs (use of adapters is necessary for all devices).

Emergency numbers

Police: 110
Fire station: 112
Medical emergencies: +49 (0) 351 192 92


An industrial exhibition takes place at Terrassenebene.

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Insurance and Liability

The Organizers do not accept liability for personal injury or loss or damage of private property of participants and accompanying persons either during or while travelling to the conference. Participants are strongly recommended to seek insurance coverage for health and accident, lost luggage and trip cancellation.


The official language of the conference is English.

Lost & Found

A lost and found service will be available at the conference office.
Lost or stolen credit card? Call one of the following services to take care of it:
- American Express 0049 (0) 69 9797 2000
- MasterCard 0800 819 1040
- Visa 0800 811 8440
- EC 0049 116 116

Mobile Phones

Participants are kindly requested to keep their mobile phones off in the meeting rooms during sessions.

Oral Presentations

Speakers are requested to upload their presentations at the slide desk neighbouring the registration desk well in advance of their sessions, preferably in the day before. Presentations need to be compatible with Microsoft Windows 7; Powerpoint or pdf format is required.
Use of speakers’ own computers is discouraged as it may cause significant delay and out-phasing of the parallel sessions.

The lecture halls are in the basement (Großer Saal, Saal 1, Saal 2, Saal 3, Saal 4, Saal 5 – plenary sessions and parallel sessions) and upstairs in the first floor (Konf. 1+2 – parallel session Nanomaterials and Product seminar).


Parking for passenger cars:

The Maritim Hotel & International Congress Center Dresden has a parking availability in the basement for 390 cars. The entrance is located on the left hand side of the Congress Centre. (max. height: 2,05m)

Parking fees: 2,00 € per hour / 18 € per day

Parking for pick-up trucks:

The Maritim Hotel & International Congress Center Dresden has 15 parking spaces available for pick-up trucks. To obtain a parking space for a pick-up truck you will need to register.

Parking fees: 25 € per day

Poster Presentations

The poster area is in the basement in the lobby in front of the lecture halls.
Preferred poster format A0; max. poster size possible 95 cm in width and 1.4 m in height.

Posters have to be fixed with adhesive tape; poster strips will be provided.

Poster Sessions:

Monday and Tuesday, 13:30-15:00:

Posters concerning the Topics:

SYN - Advances in macromolecular synthesis: From precision polymer structures towards interactive polymer materials

BIO - Polymers meet biology: Bioinspired and bioactive polymers, biohybrides and polymers at the biointerface
SOFT - From polymer science to soft matter science

Posters may be fixed on Sunday/Monday morning and need to be removed after the poster session on Tuesday.

Wednesday and Thursday, 13:30-15:00:

Posters concerning the Topics:

NANO - Nanomaterials and composites:  Preparation, characterization, processing, modelling, application

MORE - More with less: Polymers address challenges of resources, sustainability, and energy efficiency

POE - The post-silicon age: Polymer and organic electronics

Posters may be fixed on Tuesday evening/Wednesday morning and need to be removed after the poster session on Thursday/by the end of the congress.

Authors are requested to be available at their posters in at least one of the poster sessions. Organizers do not take liability for posters not removed in time.

Poster Awards

Poster Awards will be sponsored by ACS Biomacromolecules, Elsevier, Wiley-VCH, and RCS Polymer Chemistry. The awards will be handed over in the closing session on Friday, June 26, 2015.
All participants of the congress are invited to vote on the best posters! Respective ballots will be provided in the conference materials.


Chemists can be found all over Dresden city. A varying emergency service schedule provides care after-hours or on Sunday or bank holidays. There should be at least one emergency chemist in every district. Chemists emergency service phonenumber +49 (0) 351 115 00

Photographs taken at EPF 2015

Pictures taken at EPF 2015 are used exclusively by EPF2015 organizing committee and GDCh for documentation, news coverage and advertisement.

Program Changes

The organisers are not liable for any changes made to the program. Updates may be found at this website.

Public Transport

Dresden has a very well developed public transport system. Trams and buses in the city centre are operated by the Dresden Transport Services and regional transport is taken over by the Oberelbe Transport Services. Tickets can be bought on board the trams and busses, at stops and at service points. When starting out on your trip, remember to stamp your ticket in our buses and trams.

City trains also run in Dresden and the surrounding area. Travel centres in the Dresden Hauptbahnhof (main train station) and in Dresden-Neustadt will provide you with further information.

Social Program

Welcome get-together (no extra charge)
International Congress Centre Dresden
Sunday, June 21, 2015, 19:00 to 20:30

Concert at Frauenkirche (no extra charge)
Monday, June 22, 2015, 20:00 to 21:00  
(Please do not forget to bring along your ticket)

Conference dinner (optional upon registration as long as capacity available)
Restaurant ‘Italienisches Dörfchen’, Theaterplatz between Semper Opera House and Cathedral (Katholische Hofkirche)
Thursday, June 25, 2015, 20:00 to 23:00 (admittance from 19:30)
(Please do not forget to bring along your voucher)


It is not customary to flag down a taxi cab. Instead, there are many taxi-stops in the city and you can order a taxi by telephone. Prices are set according to a basic charge and a set price per kilometre.

Funk Taxi: +49 (0) 0351 211211

Time Zone

Dresden is in the Central European time zone. Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Tipping and Etiquette

Service charges and VAT are generally included in the price. It is typical to "round up" the price by 5 - 10% to amount to a round figure.

Tourist Information & Dresden-Card

The multi-lingual trained Tourist Informations will be happy to help you discover Dresden's hidden and most scenic corners. Visit the Dresden Information in the QF, Neumarkt 2, near by the Frauenkirche. You can also pick up different Dresden-Cards while you are there.


EPF 2015 will take place at the Internationale Congress Centre Dresden (ICD). The ICD is a state-of-the-art conference centre located in the city's old town on the bank of the River Elbe.

Maritim Hotel & Internationales Congress Center Dresden
Ostra-Ufer 2 / Devrientstr. 10 – 12
01067 Dresden
Click here for Opens external link in new windowa map of the ICD location.
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WiFi is available through the TELEKOM Hotspot at the International Congress Centre at a price of EUR 5.50 per day. Payment through credit card.