General Information


The conference will be organized at the ITC Fortune Park Panchwati, Kolkata. This is situated off the Kona Expressway, a Highway recently built as a part of India's famous Golden Quadrangle project and one of the growth corridors of Kolkata. It takes around 45 minutes to reach the hotel from the International Airport of Kolkata. The recently built Belghoria Expressway takes off from National Highway 34 (NH34) near the airport and connects to the second Vivekanada Setu (a magnificent bridge across the river Hooghly) which is further connected to NH2 and NH6 on the Howrah side (Kolkata - Howrah is the twin-city on opposite sides of the river Hooghly / Ganga). 8 kms long Kona Expressway serves as a connector of Kolkata to NH2 and to NH6 as well. The distance of this hotel (ITC Fortune Park Panchwati) is about 10 kms from the centre of Kolkata (Esplanade) and 15 kms from the International Airport (Dumdum) and 5 Kms from Howrah, the main railway station.

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The official language of the conference is English.

Visa Requirements

All participants are required a valid passport and visa to enter India. For visa information please contact the nearest Indian Embassy or Consulate to check the visa regulations.

Banks and Currency Exchange

In India the currency is the Indian Rupee (INR). Foreign currencies can be exchanged at the airport as well as at the exchange offices/Banks throughout the city which are open from 10:00 to 17:00 hrs.. All major credit cards (such as Visa, MasterCard) are accepted in most of the popular Indian restaurants, shops etc. Our Conference hotel also exchanges EURO/UDS/GBP. We encourage our participant to exchange at the airport.


The electric current is 220V AC with a frequency of 50 Hertz. Indian standard plugs are as follows:


In November weather in Kolkata is hot and humid. Average temperatures in November vary between 23oC and 29oC. For detail see


The registration fees of ICFHR-2010 do not include the insurance of participants against personal accidents, sickness, loss or damage to personal possessions. Participants are advised to take out adequate personal insurance to cover travel, accommodation, cancellation and personal effects.

ICFHR 2010 Secretariat
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Unit
Indian Statistical Institute
203, B. T. Road
Kolkata - 700108
Phone: +91 33 25781832, +91 33 25752850, + 91 33 25752852