• Israel is a country steeped in history and rich in cultural life. It is also a vibrant modern country known for technological innovation and ingenuity. Israel truly offers something for everyone. Haifa is a port city located in the northern part of the country. It is home to world-class festivals, fantastic shopping, delicious dining, top accommodations, great museums and wonderful beaches.

    About Israel | About Haifa

    Visiting Israel

    Many countries have a Visa Waiver Program with Israel which allows their citizens to visit Israel without a visa arranged in advance. The list of countries in the following link specifies from which countries tourists are required to present a prearranged visa.
    Find out if you need a visa >

    Invitation Letters

    Individuals requiring letters of invitation to obtain travel visas must register for the conference to receive an invitation letter. Please be advised that we can generally only provide letters for attendees who (i) are authors or co-authors of papers or posters to be presented at PACT 2016, and (ii) have successfully registered for the conference. If you need such a letter, please

    1. Fill out this form PACT2016 Request for a Letter of Invitation
    2. After successfully submitting the form, please send "tce [at] technion dot ac dot il" a brief notification message with subject line "Visa for PACT 2016".
    3. Please note that we would need a scanned copy of your passport to issue letter.


  • Dates & Deadlines


    • Conference Registration
      Early Bird Registration Cutoff Date - August 15, 2016

    • Student Travel Grants
      Application Deadline: July 25, 2016

    • Main Conference Papers
      Abstract Deadline: March 14, 2016
      Paper Deadline: March 21, 2016
      Rebuttal after Phase I: May 7 -- May 11, 2016
      Rebuttal after Phase II: June 15 -- June 19, 2016
      Author Notification: June 30, 2016
      Camera Ready Final Papers: July 27, 2016

    • Workshops + Tutorials
      Proposal Deadline: April 8, 2016 (23:59 PST)
      Acceptance Notification: April 22, 2016 (23:59 PST)

    • ACM Student Research Competition
      Abstract Deadline: June 24, 2016
      Author Notification: July 12, 2016