EuroPVM/MPI 2003


ParSim 03


Information for attendees

Regular papers (oral presentations)
Every session talk will be given a time-slot of 20 minutes. Therefore, we kindly ask the regular paper authors to prepare their oral presentations considering a 15 min. talk + 5 min. for questions.
LCD projectors and overhead projectors will be available in the conference rooms.

Short papers (posters)
Short papers will be presented during a special Poster Session (Tuesday, Sep 30, 17:45 - 19:15).
The boards to attach posters are pretty large (Width=100 cm. X Height=150 cm.). However we suggest a poster size of W=60 cm. X H=105 cm., corresponding to ten A4 paper sheets (landscape).
We will provide pushpins to attach posters to the boards.

This map illustrates several places mentioned below.

From the airport, the easy way to reach S. Marco, the center of Venice, is to take the Alilaguna waterbus service (about one hour). Theese are the maps of the blue and red Alilaguna lines. From S. Marco you can reach the Accademia area in 20 minutes walking. The other possibility is to use the ATVO blue bus direct line. Consider that the bus stops in Piazzale Roma. From here you can take a public boat (e.g., no. 82) to reach the Accademia or S. Marco zone.

San Servolo, the venue of EuroPVM/MPI'03, is easily reachable by boat in 10 mins from stop San Zaccaria. Since several attendees have their hotels in the Accademia area, consider that from there S. Zaccaria can be reached in 25 minutes walking. Otherwise, it is also possible to take a boat going through the Grand Canal: check whether the boat stops in S. Marco or S. Zaccaria.

Only boat number 20 goes from S. Zaccaria stop to San Servolo. Unfortunately, the stop of boat number 20 is not well signaled. Arriving from S. Marco along Riva degli Schiavoni, you have to cross two bridge (from the first one you can see the famous Ponte dei Sospiri). After the second bridge, you will find S. Zaccaria. The stop of boat no. 20 is the last one, after a big equestrian statue, just before the third bridge (in front of the Pensione Wildner).
You can consult the ACTV Web page for the schedule.
For the days of the conference the ACTV company will provide an additional boat number 20, big enough to host all the attendees of the conference. The additional boat will leave from S. Zaccaria at 1:50 P.M. on Sep 29, and at 9:00 AM on all the following days of the conference (Sep 30, and Oct 1-2). The same boat will be provided at the end of each conference day, except Sep 30 and Oct 1, when we will leave from S. Servolo with a private boat.
In particular on Sep 30 this private boat will leave after the Welcome Reception and stop in San Marco, while on Oct 1 we will leave directly from S. Servolo for the social excursion (see below).

Since the public boat is run by ACTV, passengers should have ACTV tickets. We kindly ask the attendees to buy the tickets in advance in any of the ACTV offices !!!
Unfortunately, boat tickets in Venice are very expensive. One-way fare for boat no. 20 is Eur 1.80. Tickets for boats that go through the Grand Canal cost Eur 5.00 (e.g. boat number 82, or 1). If you plan to take several boats, consider buying a daily ticket at Eur 10.50.

Some attendees have their rooms at Foresteria of Fondazione Levi. This detailed map of Venice shows location and directions to go to Foresteria.
Some other Hotels that host attendees are in the same area, close to the Accademia bridge or S. Marco (Hotel La Fenice, Hotel S. Maurizio, and Locanda Barberigo) .
Some other attendees stay in the Castello area, which is close to S. Marco and S. Zaccaria boat stop. In particular, Hotel Al Piave (Ruga Giuffa, 4838/40 - Castello), and Alloggi Barbaria (Castello 6573).

Excursion and social event (Wed, Oct 1, 2003 - afternoon)
We will leave from S. Servolo with a private boat to visit the Venetian lagoon and its islands. In particular, Burano Island, which features fishery, lace products and colorful houses along narrow canals. This photo is an example of a mini-canal on the island flanked by brightly colored houses.
After Burano, we will visit Torcello Island, which is very famous for its marvelous Byzantine churches, but where we will also find Locanda Cipriani, the restaurant of the Social Conference Dinner.
We will return to Venice City Center (S. Marco) in the night.

We will provide a wireless access point (IEEE 802.11b) in the conference rooms.
In addition, attendees will have access to some desktop computers in a computer lab close to the conference rooms.

Leaving from San Servolo
We realized that several people want to leave directly from San Servolo, and reach the airport as soon as possible. This is possible by means of water taxis, which take about 30 minutes to reach the Tessera Airoport. These taxis are very expensive. The price is Eur 90.00 if up to six people (and six luggage bags) are transported. So, at the conference site we will try to organize collective taxis. Check with the Conference Desk when you arrive.

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