General Information

Congress Venue

Hilton Vienna
Am Stadtpark 1
A – 1030 Vienna,
Maps and directions


The official language of COGI 2017 is English.


The exhibition will be open during the congress hours. Lunch and coffee breaks will be held at the exhibition area.

Smoking policy

This is a non-smoking event.


COGI reserves exclusive rights to photograph and/or record (audio and video) all event proceedings and participants. Photography and/or recording by individuals is not permitted during the scientific program (sessions and posters), unless specifically pre-authorized by COGI. Individuals granted such privileges shall be properly registered at the event and issued the proper proof of privileges (press badge or other).

Visa Reqirements

Some participants may require visas in order to enter Austria. Please check with your local Austrian Consulate or Embassy, or your travel agency. For an invitation letter for visa purposes, please email


It is strongly recommended that participants obtain adequate insurance coverage for travel, health and accidents before they depart from their countries.  The COGI Congress cannot accept responsibility for personal injuries, or loss of, or damage to, private property belonging to congress participants.

Safety and Security

Please do not leave any bags or suitcases unattended at any time, whether inside or outside session halls.

Dress Code

Casual for all occasions.