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Local Info

The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation
(HPCS 2014)

July 21 – July 25, 2014
Bologna, Italy
http://hpcs2014.cisedu.info/  or  http://cisedu.us/rp/hpcs14


In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP


LOCAL INFORMATION

The HPCS 2014 conference will be held at the Savoia Hotel Regency in Bologna, Italy.

HOW TO REACH THE VENUE

The Savoia Hotel Regency is a elegant 4 star hotel in Bologna, where classical and linear shapes take turns in an interplay of lights, arabesques and refined details, giving life to an elegant environment where the sophisticated contrasts of an eclectic style go well with a warm and thoughtful reception.

The Savoia Hotel and Resort is located few kilometers northeast of the City Center and easily accessible from the main highways. 

FROM THE AIRPORT:
By Bus:
Guglielmo Marconi International Airport is connected to train station (Stazione Centrale) by the AEROBUS BLQ shuttle (http://www.tper.it/content/linea-blq-aeroporto-stazione-centrale#airportENGstation).  The Airport is about 6 Km from Bologna central railway station.  Aerobus tickets can be purchased on board. Travel time: about 20 minutes.  Phone No. +39 051/290 290.

Bologna's Stazione Centrale is only 14 bus-stop from Savoia Hotel Regency. Bus line 35 link the station to the Savoia Hotel Regency. BUS STOP: Bivio Pilastro

By Taxi:
You can reach the Savoia Hotel Regency with the taxi (~ 15 minutes and ~ 20 Eur.).  Information: CO.TA.BO. +39 051 372727, CAT +39 051 4590.

By Car (Rental): 
From via dell'Aeroporto, turn right onto via del Triumvirato and then right towards the ring road. After 8 km take the exit n. 9 in via San Donato, turn right Via del Pilastro and drive for mt. 300.


FROM THE TRAIN STATION:
Bologna's Stazione Centrale is in piazza delle Medaglie d'Oro. It is only 14 bus-stop from Savoia Hotel Regency.  Bus line 35 links the station to the Savoia Hotel Regency.  BUS STOP: Bivio Pilastro

If with a car, take via Pietro Pietramellara, continue onto viale Angelo Masini, turn left in via Stalingrado and then right towards the ring road. Take the exit n° 9 in via San Donato, turn right Via del Pilastro and drive for mt. 300. 


interior view of the western hall today


FROM THE MOTORWAY BY CAR:
Getting to the Savoia Hotels is very simple.
Either you come by motorway from Roma/Milano/Firenze (A1), Ancona or Padova (A14), just take the ring road (Tangenziale di Bologna) and leave it at Exit no. 9 (Bologna center - S.Donato), turn right Via del Pilastro and drive for mt. 300. 
From Ancona by the motorway A14: take the exit Bologna-San Lazzaro and from the ring-road drive in the direction of Milan and take exit n. 9 into via San Donato, turn right Via del Pilastro and drive for mt. 300.

The Savoia Hotel Regency is located right by junction 9 of the Bologna ring road, accessible as you exit in the direction of Granarolo dell’Emilia. The hotel’s car park offers 300 free parking spaces.


DINING AND RESTAURANTS NEARBY

Coming Soon. 




Panoramic view of central Bologna


History
Bologna is the seventh most populous city in Italy and it is a very beautiful and old city.  The first settlements date back to at least 1000 BC. The city has been an urban centre, first under the Etruscans and the Celts, then under the Romans, then again in the Middle Ages, as a free municipality (for one century it was the fifth largest European city based on population).  Home to the oldest university in the world, University of Bologna, founded in 1088, Bologna hosts thousands of students who enrich the social and cultural life of the city. Famous for its towers and lengthy porticoes, Bologna has a well-preserved historical centre.

Bologna is home to prestigious cultural, economic and political institutions as well as one of the most impressive trade fair districts in Europe. In 2000 it was declared European capital of culture and in 2006, a UNESCO “City of Music”.


Attractions and Points of Interest

- Towers of Bologna

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5f/2tours_bologne_082005.jpg
Asinelli tower and Garisenda tower


- Piazza Maggiore with S.Petronio Basilica 


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3a/Bologna_seen_from_Asinelli_tower.jpg

- Fountain of Neptune   



Accommodations: Where to Stay

Restaurants:  Where to Eat

Places:  What to See

Shopping:  Where to Buy




Local Arrangements and Support Committee

Francesca Garofalo
    CINECA - SuperComputing Applications and Innovation Department - SCAI
, Bologna, Italy
   
Phone: +39 051 6171661,   Fax: +39 051 2130216,   Email: f.garofalo@cineca.it

Claudia Truini

    CINECA - SuperComputing Applications and Innovation Department - SCAI, Roma, Italy
    Phone: +39 06 44486715,   Fax: +39 06 4957083      Email:  c.truini@cineca.it

Claudio Sartori
    DISI - Università di Bologna, Italy
    Phone: +39 051 20 93554,  Fax: +39            , Email: claudio.sartori@unibo.it

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