on Data Analysis and Decision Making

September 19-22, 2013, Mariánské Lázně

Conference Venue

The conference will be held in the beautiful spa town Mariánské Lázně.

Although the town itself is only about two hundred years old, the locality has been inhabited much longer and the first written record dates back to 1273. The springs first appear in a document dating from 1341 where they are called "the Auschowitzer springs" belonging to the Teplá Abbey. It was only through the efforts of Dr. Josef Nehr, the abbey's physician, who from 1779 until his death in 1820 worked hard to demonstrate the curative properties of the springs, that the waters began to be used for medicinal purposes. The place obtained its current name of Mariánské Lázně (Marienbad) in 1808; became a watering-place in 1818, and received its charter as a town in 1868.

The town soon became one of the top European spas, popular with notable figures and rulers who often returned there. Among them were such names as Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Frédéric Chopin, Thomas Edison, Richard Wagner or Prince Friedrich of Saxony, British King Edward VII, the Russian Czar Nicholas II, and Emperor Franz Joseph I and many others. At those times, about 20,000 visitors came every year.

Mariánské Lázně (Marienbad) remained a popular destination between World War I and World War II. In last twenty years (after the dark period of Communism and town's degradation), the town has been fully restored into its original look, and now become popular through the whole Europe again.

Conference Hotel

We were able to negotiate a 15% discount for conference participants in the Hotel Sonáta located near by the conference place.

Hotel Sonáta CJS 2013 prices
1 night 3 nights
single room 720 Kč 2.160 Kč
double room 600 Kč 1.800 Kč

In case of your interest, please highlight it in the registration form. Note that the number of rooms is limited - register yourself as soon as possible.

Seminar itself will take place at Hotel School.

See photos from the area.



Please, mind that September is a high season in spa resort. There is a lot of hotels in the center of the town but most of them are usually prebooked by travel agencies, even one year before. For that reason, if you decide not to use the pre-reserved accomodation in Hotel Sonáta, your accommodation reservation should be done by yourself!. If you plan to stay in Hotel Sonáta, highligh it in the registration form. Since the number of rooms is limited - register yourself as soon as possible.


We will organize a bus from from Prague airport Václava Havla to Mariánské Lázně and back. The details can be found here.

Other possibility is to use public transportation. (http://idos.cz)