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Important Dates



7 - 10 September 2007


Abstract submission



Application deadline



Finalizing registration



Tip 1


In a couple of weeks there will be held a flight line between Kish and Dubai, served by Iran Air. When effective, this service will also have the possibility of online booking. We recommend you to book your flights after this service is effective.

Please stay tuned.


Tip 2


Please note that the conference will be starting on September 7. We recommend you to arrange your flights so that you can reach Kish in the evening of September 6. This way you can take enough rest before the conference.


Tip 3


We have arranged with Iran Air (international flights office) for a 50% discount offer. This service is available only for those international participants who have already got a visa to enter the mainland Iran through Tehran. Interested participants should inform us about their full air-travel itinerary as well as visa details.

Conference Venue



The International Iran Conference on Quantum Information (IICQI) will be located on beautiful Kish Island  7-10 September 2007. As Kish Island is a free zone, no visa is required to visit or attend this conference, but a visa is required if you plan to visit the Iranian Mainland. If you plan to visit one of the participating institutions in Iran, please contact the organizers or indicate your desire to visit the Mainland in the registration documents. The organizers will assist you with applying for a visa to visit Iran. Please download this visa information form, complete it, and send it back to us through email so that we can provide you with a formal invitation letter that can be used for your visa application.

To attend the conference, the best way is to fly to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and take short flights to Kish. There is no advance booking for flights from Dubai to Kish. Currently, there are 10 daily flights between Kish and Dubai. To assist international participants, the conference organizers will arrange a reception desk at the Dubai International Airport. International participants are encouraged to visit this desk so that the organizers can arrange for their travel to Kish.

Alternatively, if you also want to visit the Iranian Mainland, you can fly to Tehran's Mehrabad International Airport and fly from there to most Iranian destinations. To transfer to Kish-bound flights, you will need to commute to Tehran's new Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKIA). Please note that if you choose to reach Kish from Tehran, you will need a valid visa, obtained from one of Iranian Consulates in your homeland or other countries around the world.

NB. Please note that Iran has a dress code which all travelers and residents are expected to follow upon their arrival and/or during their stay in the country. The rules are quite simple: gentlemen are assumed not to wear short trousers and earrings in public, as well, ladies are required to wear scarf when in public. We highly appreciate your understanding and observing the rules.



Links to some of Iranian embassies around the world:

   Addresses of the Iranian embassies

   General information about the Iranian embassies, high commissions, and consulate generals around the world

   Iranian Embassy in Ottawa, Canada

   Iranian Embassy in London, UK [in Persian]

   Iranian Embassy in Paris, France

   Interest Section of Iran in Washington D.C., USA [located in the Embassy of Pakistan]

   Iranian Embassy in Vienna, Austria

   Iranian Embassy in Berlin, Germany, General Consulate of Iran in Frankfurt, General Consulate of Iran in Hamburg

   Iranian Embassy in the Hague, the Netherlands

   Iranian Embassy in Canberra, Australia



Some other useful links:

   Kish Island in the Persian Gulf
   Kish Free Zone Organization
   Kish Trade Promotion Center [with lots of useful information about Kish, such as the sport facilities: tennis, scuba-diving, horseback riding, cycling, etc.]
   Kish Island: The Pearl of the Persian Gulf
   Kish Yellow Pages
   Map of Kish Island  [JPG format] [PDF format]  
   Qeshm Island [the largest island in the Persian Gulf, a touristic/commercial/industrial free zone]
   Some general and useful information about: geography, cities, currency, media, national monuments, history, art, culture, people, education, cuisine, sport, weather, law, calendar, etc. [from the homepage of Iran Chamber Society]
   Historical/Cultural information about Iran [with lots of other useful information]
   Maps and some other information about some Iranian cities
   Health Information for Travelers to Countries in the Middle East
   Some useful information about Iranian customs regulations [form the homepage of Iranian Embassy in Berlin, Germany]
   Tehran [the biggest city and the capital of Iran], on Wikitravel, Wikipedia, Globalguide, Tehran Municipality
   Shiraz [one of the most famous Iranian cities]
   Isfahan [one of the most famous Iranian cities]
   Mashhad [one of the most famous Iranian cities, noted specially for its holy shrine]
   Tabriz [one of the most famous Iranian cities]
   Persepolis [a famous historical site related to the Persian Empire]
   Susa [aka Shush, one of the most ancient cities in the world]
   Chogha Zanbil [an Elamite ziggurat, close to Susa]
   The Cyrus Cylinder [the world's first charter of human rights]
   Bisotun Inscription [an old multi-lingual inscription in Kermanshah]
   Some general information about Persia [from Livius]
   Kurdistan [a province full of natural attractions]
   Caspian Sea [the largest lake on earth and a famous resource for caviar]
   History of Iran
   Iran in the CIA World Factbook
   Kish Air
   Photos of Kish in flickr
   Some practical information for visitors of Iran [provided by ISMO, but still has generally useful information]
   Some beautiful photos from different places of Iran
   Some beautiful photos from Persepolis
   Some photos from Tehran
   Encyclopedia Iranica [a comprehensive encyclopedia about Iran]