Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Eighth IMACS Seminar on Monte Carlo Methods

August 29 – September 2, 2011,
Borovets, Bulgaria


Invited speakers
Scientific program
Special sessions
Conference fee
Important dates


The conference will take place at the hotel Samokov (for other possibilities, see here)in the oldest and most popular mountain resort in Bulgaria - Borovets. Situated at 1350 m above the sea level on the northern slopes of Rila Mountain among age-old pine woods, Borovets is located at the foot of peak Moussala (2925m) - the highest one on the Balkan Peninsula. A detailed map of Borovets is given here.
The Rila Mountain is situated in the southwestern part of Bulgaria. The most visited part of the mountain is northwestern Rila, where the circus with the popular seven Rila lakes is situated. The famous Rila monastery is also situated in this part of the mountain.
The National Park Rila is situated in the Rila Mountain. It comprises a total area of 81 046 hectares and is the biggest of all three National Parks in the country and also one of the biggest in Europe. The park takes the southwestern part of Bulgaria on the territory of four regional centers.

Accommodation offers
We offer the following packages for accommodation at hotel "Samokov"
  • full board (from August 28 - dinner included to September 02 - lunch included):
  • for a single room - 36 Euro per day (180 Euro for five nights);
  • for a bed in a twin room - 27 Euro per day (135 Euro for five nights);
  • for a single room superior - 45 Euro per day (225 Euro for five nights);
  • for a double room superior - 61 Euro per day (305 Euro for five nights), 5 rooms available.
The price includes use of indoor swimming pool.

The Accommodation Fees are payable at the Registration Desk in Euro (cash).

Local transportation
We will arrange a conference bus from Sofia to Borovets and return as follows:
  • Sofia-Borovets: 28.08.2011 (in late afternoon);
  • Borovets-Sofia: 02.09.2011 (after the lunch from the conference place).
The price of the two-way shuttle is about 20 Euro per participant.

Cars and minibuses will be also arranged:
  • Cars: an one-way transfer costs 42 Euro for up to 3 persons;
  • Minibuses: an one-way transfer costs 84 Euro for up to 15 persons.
The price for the transfer will be included into your bill.

Local organizers will help you to organize your transfer. We need to know your arrival time at the airport.

The time-tables will be specified later according to arrivals and departures.

The conference participants are kindly requested to fill in the Travel & Accommodation Form by July 25, 2011. The form is available at the website

The  form will give us necessary information about your travel details. After receiving the forms we will be able to arrange your local transportation according to your preferences.

If you plan to stay in Sofia for more days, we could recommend you the hotel of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences "Kedar". You could use the map.
The address is: Sofia, "Shipchenski prohod" str., No 50.

You can take a taxi or can use the public transport (bus and tram) to the hotel of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, which is situated in the campus of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, and it takes approximately 15 minutes from the airport by taxi. We could recommend you to use the taxi services provided by OK SuperTrans. The company operates subject to a special agreement with Sofia Airport and has its office inside the departure terminal. 


We consider several possibilities to organize an excursion during the conference:
  • to Rila monastery (230 km two-way):
  • to town of Plovdiv (250 km two-way):
  • climbing Moussala peak:

Please, have a look at the given websites and specify your choice. The organizers will choose one or two possibilities according to your wishes.

Citizens of the EU and many other countries do not need visas to enter the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria.
For travel visa information, please, check the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria: http://www.mfa.bg/en/Pages/view/85.
Please, contact us if you need any help (e.g. invitation letter).

Tourist's guide

Rila monastery
Kidney Lake - Rila Mountain
Eye Lake - Rila Mountain
Rila Monastery



Last updated: September 17
, 2011