Istanbul has two well-connected international airports, and is connected to many different cities in Europe, Asia, and Americas directly.

Turkish Airlines is the Official Airline of ICMI 2014 and offers a special discounted rate for the international participants:
Up to 20% on Business Class
Up to 15% on Economy Class

Thanks to its extensive flight network, Turkish Airlines flies to more than 240 points, indicated on the flight map, which you can use the link below to explore:

Please show the event registration letter to the Sales Office of Turkish Airlines in your country if you plan to attend ICMI 2014 via Turkish Airlines.

For a list of Turkish Airlines offices please follow the link:

Code: 026TKM14


If you are planning to stay more than a couple of days in Istanbul it would be recommended to buy a pre-paid ticket system (AKBIL) to use the integrated public transportation system. Akbil can be used in public busses, subway (Metro), tramway and the ferries. For more information about public transport in Istanbul, please visit following links;

* For more information for Akbil please visit


There are also shuttle buses operated by a company called Havatas which is approximately € 5. You can use HAVATAS* shuttle buses to reach the city center (Taksim Square) from TAV Airport and SAW.
You can catch the HAVATAS buses every 30 minutes from the airport and it takes between around 45 minutes to 1 hour from Ataturk Airport to Taksim.
Then, you can take a taxi from Taksim to Hotels. it will cost around  5-10 Euro. Or you can use the underground metro system from Taksim.


A taxi stand is located outside the arrival area, in front of the Terminal Building. Taxi service is provided by the Ataturk Airport Taxi Cooperative. Drivers are well trained and usually speaks foreign languages.
Taxis are painted mostly yellow with a roof-light to identify them. In towns they use taximeters. From Istanbul Ataturk Airport to the Hotel’s taxi cost  will be 15-20 Euro.

Metro line map

Visa Support Letters

The Association for Computing Machinery does not issue formal invitation letters for visas to attend ACM sponsored conferences. We can however issue a visa support letter. For Visa support letters, please send all requests to the Office of SIG Services
with the following information:

  1. Your name as it appears on your passport
  2. Current postal mailing address
  3. The name of the conference you wish to attend
  4. Your Registration Confirmation Number
  5. If you have any papers accepted for the conference, please provide the title and indicate whether you are the ‘sole author’ or a ‘co- author’

Please note visa support letters are issued via email by PDF and the original is mailed to your current postal address. 

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