IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society

11 - 12 November 2015, Dublin, Ireland

Practical Information


IEEE ISTAS 2015 will take place in the Grand Hotel, Malahide, County Dublin, Ireland.


Malahide is a pretty 12th century heritage town, located at the sea, 16 kms north of Dublin city centre. It is located close to the M50 and Dublin airport with good rail and bus links with Dublin city centre.

Click here to download a map of Malahide to see the location of the DART Station, local amenities and the Grand Hotel.

Local places to visit include Malahide Castle and Gardens, Avoca Shop and Café, Malahide Marina as well as a good mix of restaurants and pubs close to the hotel.

Public Transportation

From Dublin International Airport, it is possible to get either a taxi (c €15 and 20 mins) or bus 102 to Malahide.

From Dublin City Centre, the DART light rail is the most time efficient route to Malahide. When you arrive at Malahide station, turn left towards Malahide village, past the Church, through the traffic lights - the hotel gates will be straight ahead (210m walk from station).

It is also possible to take Dublin Bus 42 from Eden Quay in Dublin City Centre to the centre of Malahide Village. Walk straight ahead through traffic lights to Hotel gates.

Dublin Bus 32 takes a more scenic Coastal route from Lower Abbey Street in Dublin City Centre to near the Tennis Club in Malahide Village, which is c.50m from the Hotel Gates.

Visa Process for Ireland

Please visit INIS to determine if you require a visa to visit Ireland.

If based on the nationality of your passport you determine that you do require a visa, please note that due to the number of visas being processed, it is a requirement to apply three months in advance of the conference start date.

Click here to review the process to apply for a Conference/Event Visa.

Information on visa fees and visa fee exemptions is available at

You should also ensure that you have an invitation letter, proof of accommodation and other supporting documents available in case they are requested by immigration officials on arrival in Ireland.

Please note that Letters of Invitation can only be issued following online registration and receipt of the relevant conference fee. If have any questions in this regard, please contact

Security, Health and Safety

Please wear your name badge for all IEEE ISTAS 2015 activities, as it is your identification and allows you access to the facilities on offer. Unfortunately, conferences provide a tempting target for thieves, so please take care of bags, personal computers and other personal belongings.

The organisers cannot accept any responsibility for losses incurred or for personal health and safety. Delegates should ensure they have personal health insurance and take the usual care when exploring the city of Dublin. It is also necessary to have adequate insurance for laptops, mobile phones and other electronic equipment.

If you have any special needs or requirements, please contact the conference secretariat ( ) prior to the event.