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The first International Conference on ICT & Accessibility

April 12-14, 2007, Hammamet - Tunisia

Program Chair

Prof. Mohamed Jemni, Program Chair

Prof. e-mail addressMohamed Jemni, Head of Research Unit UTIC, University of Tunis, Tunisia.

Program Co-Chair

Prof. Slaheddine Gherissi, Program Co-Chair

Prof. e-mail addressSlaheddine Gherissi, President of the ATTR and the University of Manouba, Tunisia.


Questions about the Conference should be directed to Program Chair: Dr. Mohamed JEMNI,
e-mail: e-mail
Phone : +216 71 496 066
Fax : +216 71 391 166

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General information about Tunisia


163,610 sq km (63,170 sq miles).


9,889,900 (official estimate 2002).

Population Density

60.4 per sq km.


Tunis. Population: 1,927,000 (official estimate 2001 (including suburbs)).


The Republic of Tunisia lies on the Mediterranean coast of Africa, 130km (80 miles) southwest of Sicily and 160km (100 miles) due south of Sardinia. It is bordered by Algeria to the west and Libya to the southeast. The landscape varies from the cliffs of the north coast to the woodlands of the interior, from deep valleys of rich arable land to desert, and from towering mountains to salt pans lower than sea level. South of Gafsa and Gabs is the Sahara desert. The 1100km (700 miles) of coastline is dotted with small islands, notably Jerba in the south and Kerkennah in the east, and from the northwest to the southeast the coastline is backed successively by pine-clad hills, lush pasture, orchards, vineyards and olive groves.


Republic since 1959. Gained independence from France in 1956. Head of State: President Zine Al-Abidine Ben Ali since 1987. Head of Government: Prime Minister Muhammad Ghannouchi since 1999.


The official language is Arabic. French is the second language, Italian is spoken in major cities, and English and German mainly in tourist resorts.


The principal religion is Islam; there are small Roman Catholic, Protestant and Jewish minorities.


GMT + 1.


220/110 volts AC, 50Hz. A two-pin continental plug/adaptor is needed.


Full IDD is available. Country code: 216. Outgoing international code: 00. Automatic dialling extends to almost every part of the country and covers direct international calls.

Mobile telephone

GSM 900 network. Operators include Tunisiana (website: in a new window) and Tunisie Telecom.


Facilities are available in main towns, hotels and post offices.


ISPs include 3S Global Net (website: in a new window), ATI (website: in a new window) and Planet Tunisie (website: in a new window). E-mail can be accessed from Internet cafes in Tunis, Nabeul, Sousse and Tahar ben Amar.


The Telecommunications Centre in Tunis is located at 29 Jamal Abdelnasser. Telegraph facilities are available at the Central Post Office at rue Charles de Gaulle, Tunis; telegrams can also be sent from most hotels.


Airmail to Europe takes three to five days; an express service guarantees delivery in four days or under. Poste Restante facilities are available in main cities. Post office hours: Mon-Sat 0800-1300 (summer, approximately 15 Jun-15 Sep); Mon-Fri 0800-1200 and 1400-1800, Sat 0800-1200 (winter, approximately 16 Sep-14 Jun); Mon-Sat 0800-1500 (during Ramadan).


Daily newspapers are printed in Arabic or French, the most popular being As-Sabah and La Presse de Tunisie. The weekly Tunisia News is published in English.


BBC World Service (website: in a new window) and Voice of America (website: in a new window) can be received. From time to time the frequencies change and the most up-to-date can be found online.


Tunisian Dinar (TD) = 1000 millimes. Notes are in denominations of TD30, 20, 10 and 5. Coins are in denominations of TD1, and 500, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 millimes.

Contact Adresses

Country dialling code

Office National du Tourisme Tunisien (ONTT) (Tunisian National Tourist Office)
1 avenue Mohamed V, 1001 Tunis, Tunisia
Tel: (71) 371 044. Fax: (71) 350 977.
E-mail: e-mail or e-mail
Website: www.tourismtunisia.comopen in a new window

Registration for Foreigners

Register by April 6 and save $100. Learn more

Registration for Tunisians

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