IBCM is taking place in Svetlogorsk, a resort town in Russia located on the shore of the Baltic Sea.

Conference hall located in the building of Russ Hotel (How to reach the place you can find here).

Please, remember that at the 21th of August the conference sections will take place on the first and second floors of Russ Hotel. 
At the 22nd of August all section will be held in Kaliningrad. The gathering spot for transfer from Svetlogorsk to Kaliningrad will be at parking of the Russ Hotel at 8-15 a.m. The gathering spot for transfer from  Kaliningrad to Svetlogorsk will be near the House of Soviets at 7-50 p.m.


  1. Conference Hall
  2. Registration Desk
  3. Coffee Break
  4. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner; Conference Dinner

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Social Events

We are pleased to announce that as a part of the cultural program we are offering to you following tours. All tours are optional. We would like to inform you also that the deadline for the booking of all excursions is 1st of August.

Please, email to Conference Organizers what you would like to book.

Sightseeing Kaliningrad Tour

Duration: 3 hours

Departure: 22 August, 16:00

Kaliningrad city tour is a good chance to get acquainted with the mysteries of this Russian city in Russia. This tour includes a walking program walk (visit through of Kant Island and Fishing Village) and, a tour of historic memorial places sites in the city (such as King’s Gate, Brandenburg Gate, Rossgarten Gate, Don Tower, Wrangel Tower and Crown Prince Barracks) and a visit to the Royal Mountain and the Old Town, as well as familiarity with the current town. Tour will begin, after technical sessions, the day on from “Fabrica” and will bring you back to the dinner at the end of excursion. The trip will be guided in both English and Russian languages.

Route: Victory Square – Christ the Savior Cathedral – Hall of Organ Music – Cathedral (XIV century) and the grave of I. Kant – Museum of the World Ocean: submarine “B-412”, research vessels “Vityaz”, spaceship “Victor Patsaev” – Lithuanian shaft – historical and cultural center “Royal Gates” – Vasilevsky Square – Amber Museum – fortification and defensive structures (late 19th century), “Old Königsberg” – pedestrian walk along the streets of the old city.


per person for group more than 30 people  500 RUR (approx. 10€)
per person for group less than 30 people  750 RUR (approx. 12€)


Visit to the pit amber mine “Yantarny”

Duration: 6 hours

Departure: 20 August, 9:00 or 24 August, 14:00

Yantarny (Palmniken) – a pleasant journey through urban district of Yantarny located on the shore of the Baltic Sea in the resort area. of walk around the city, an acquaintance with the settlement of Yantarny, The place where 90% of the world’s amber reserves are concentrated. You There will be a see the visit to mines in which where amber was mined excavated for example mine Anna. According to one version of the famous “Amber flooded in the mine Anna. Visiting to the museum is also included on the go of the combine or viewing platform of the quarry.

Bus excursion to the resort town of Svetlogorsk.

Guided tour (in both English and Russian languages) is also included through history of development of resort city along with travelling of other sightseeing places of interest and relaxing time at sea side.

History of development of the resort city, visiting places of interest and relaxing at sea. The excursion will be guided in both English and Russian languages.

Route: Sightseeing tour on the route Kaliningrad – Svetlogorsk – House of the Museum of the outstanding sculptor Hermann Brachert (Otradnoye settlement) – Organized hall of Svetlogorsk in the restored chapel – a natural arboretum and a pedestrian walk through the center of Svetlogorsk.The excursion will be guided in English and Russian.


per person for group more than 30 people  900 RUR (approx. 15€)
per person for group less than 30 people  1500 RUR (approx. 25€)

Visit to the pit amber mine

Visit to the Curonian Spit

Duration: 6 hours

Departure:  20 August, 9:00 or 24 August, 14:00

Excursions to the Curonian Spit – this is the most popular touristic route adventure of for any tourist arriving in Kaliningrad. So, what makes it is this amazing place? The Curonian Spit is a small sandy peninsula located on the southeast coast of the Baltic Sea. Its length is 98 km, and the width varies between 400-3800 meters. Being a phenomenal natural phenomenon, this “scythe-like” landscape attracted the attention of scientists (and tourists) from all over the world. and entered the UNESCO list. Hence in 2000 it was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The excursion will be guided in both English and Russian languages.

Route: Sightseeing bus tour along the route: Zelenogradsk – national park “Curonian Spit” – Kaliningrad.

The excursion program: the nature museum of the spit (overview) – BIOSTANTIA (ornithological station, bird ringing station, excursion with a visit) – Chaika lake – Observation platform on the dune Efa – open panorama to the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon – pedestrian Walk along the famous route “Dancing Forest”.


per person for group more than 30 people  1250 RUR (approx. 20€)
per person for group less than 30 people  2000 RUR (approx. 30€)

Curonian Spit

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IBCM2017 News




Dear IBCM participants!

IBCM 2017 Organizing Committee is glad to announce that due to numerous requests the deadline for manuscript submission has been EXTENDED till 27th of August.

Best regards,
IBCM organizers 


Dear IBCM participants! 

We are glad to remind you that IBCM-2017 starts on the 20th of August! This letter contains the main reminders and useful links to the conference materials, please, carefully look through it.
At our website you can find electronic versions of Book of AbstractsConference program and maps, which describe the location of conference buildings. Please, remember that on the 21st of August the conference sections will take place on the first (bio session) and second floors of the Russ Hotel. The first floor is the Conference hall mentioned in the map.
On August 20, 23, 24 sessions will be on the first floor – in Conference hall mentioned in the map. 
On the 22nd of August all sessions will be held at Science and Technology Park «Fabrika» in Kaliningrad. The gathering spots for 
  • transfer from Svetlogorsk to Kaliningrad will be at parking of the Russ Hotel. Gathering starts at 8:15 a.m and finishes at 8:30 a.m., earlier breakfast will be provided starting 7:30;
  • city tour «Kaliningrad» starts from STP «Fabrika». Gathering starts at 4:15 p.m. and finishes at 4:30 p.m.;
  • transfer from Kaliningrad to Svetlogorsk will be at the parking of House of Soviets (see the map)Gathering starts at 7:45 p.m. and finishes at 8:00 p.m.;
Please notice, that booked tickets for the excursions to the pit amber mine “Yantarny” and the Curonian Spit on August 20th and 24th, respectively, as well as at the city tour «Kaliningrad» on August 22nd can be redeemed during the registration. Few more tickets are still available for booking- please write to Information about the excursions can be found here.
Manuscript submission deadline is the 20th of August. All details can be found here.
For further news please check the conference website. If you have any questions please feel free to ask the organizing committee. 
See you soon in Svetlogorsk!
Best regards,
IBCM organizers 


Dear participants of IBCM17!

The Organising Committee of IBCM17 is glad to remind you about time and poster sizes limitations. Time for:

  • Plenary presentations is limited by 40 minutes with addition of 5 minutes for questions;
  • Invited talks are limited by 25 minutes with addition of 5 minutes for questions;
  • Oral talks are limited by 12 minutes with addition of 3 minutes for questions.

If you have poster presentation, please notice, that preferable poster size is A1 format (594×841 mm).

Best Regards,
IBCM Organizers



Dear participants!

Additional time for registration is scheduled on August 19, 19:00 – 20:00 for participants convenience.

Best wishes,
IBCM Organizers


Dear participants of IBCM17!

We are glad to remind you that all participants of IBCM-2017: Focus on Functionalized Magnetic Structures for Energy and Biotechnology are welcome to submit a full-length paper for publication in Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (JMMM). The paper length is limited by 6 pages for plenary and invited speakers and by 4 pages for participants with regular contributions (with oral or poster presentation). Before submission please have a look at Guide for Authors for JMMM.

Manuscript submission deadline is the 20th of August. All details can be found at official conference web page.

We are looking forward to your submission!

Best regards,
IBCM Organizers



Dear participants,

We would like to inform you, that you can book excursions provided in our cultural program until August 1, 2017. All excursions are optional. All information is available on our website under the link. Please, email to Conference Organizers what excursions you would like to joint.

Sincerely yours,
IBCM Organizers



Dear IBCM 2017 participants!

We would like to kindly remind you, that you can book a hotel room by contacting the organizing committee for getting special discounted price. Accommodation variants can be found on the web page

Hotel accommodation booking with discount will be available until the 15th of June 2017. Due to the fact that August is a hot season in Kaliningrad region for avoiding difficulties with searching a hotel we highly recommend you to book a room in advance.

Best regards,
IBCM Organizers

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