DISC 2011
the 25th International Symposium on DIStributed Computing - September 20-22



Venue

The conference will be held at:
Sala del Chiostro - Facoltà di Ingegneria Sapienza Università di Roma
Via Eudossiana 8 - Roma, Italy


Colocated events such as Workhops and Tutorials will be held at:
Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica Sapienza Università di Roma
Via Ariosto 25 - Roma, Italy


How to reach the conference venue:
  • Airport "Leonardo da Vinci" - Fiumicino: a train leaves the airport for the main city station (Termini) every half an hour. Termini train station is located at the very city center and offers connection by bus and underground to any other location in the city. The price for a ticket is 9.50 EUR. As an alternative taxis are usually available just outside of the airport arrival terminal. A trip to the city center on an authorized taxi (white cars with taximeter) will cost you 40.00 EUR.

  • Airport "G.B. Pastine" - Ciampino: private buses are available outside the terminal to reach Termini station. The trip will last about 30 minutes (but it can take more, depending on traffic conditions) and will cost you about 6.00 EUR. You can check for precise price informations here and here. As an alternative taxis are usually available just outside of the terminal. A trip to the city center on an authorized taxi (white cars with taximeter) will cost you 30.00 EUR.

  • From Termini railway station to Via Eudossiana (School of Engineering): you can quickly reach Via Eudossiana using the underground Line B, direction "Laurentina", getting off at station "Cavour". Otherwise you can use bus lines 84 (direction "Venezia", get off at stop "Cavour/Annibaldi") or 75 (direction "Poerio", get off at stop "Cavour/Annibaldi").

  • From Termini Railway Station to Via Ariosto (Dep. of Computer and System Science: you can use the underground Line A, direction "Anagnina", getting off at station "Manzoni". Otherwise you can use bus lines 360 (direction "Zama", get off at stop "Emanuele Filiberto/Dante"), 16 (direction "XX Settembre", get off at stop "Merulana/Labicana") or 714 (direction "Palazzo dello sport", get off at stop "Merulana/Labicana").

    Bus stops are located just in front of the railway station. NOTE: bus and metro tickets must be bought in advance (no vending machine onboard).


Climate

Rome enjoys a Mediterranean climate, typical of the Mediterranean coasts of Italy. Spring and autumn are mild to warm, and the Romans ottobrate ("beautiful October days") are known as being sunny and warm. By August, the maximum diurnal temperature often exceeds 30 °C (86 °F). Traditionally, many businesses were accustomed to closing during August, while Romans visited holiday resorts. In more recent years, however, in response to growing tourism and changing work habits, the city has been staying open for the whole summer. The average high temperature in January is about 12.9 °C (55.2 °F), but in hot periods it can be higher, while subzero lows are not uncommon. Snowfalls can occur in December, January and February. Within the last four decades they have been rare in Rome: the most recent snowfall with accumulation was in February 2010, the first since 1986 (in some peripheral areas since 1991); between 1986 and 2010 snow fell four times, without significant traces on the ground.
Generally – summer's season lasts about 6 months, from May to October. Two months (April and November) are transitional, sometimes there are temperature above 20 °C (68 °F). December, January, February and March is the coldest months, with average temperatures (of these four months) over 13.1 °C (55.6 °F) near city centre (13.9 °C (57.0 °F) near sea) during the day and 3.7 °C (38.7 °F) near city centre (4.7 °C (40.5 °F) near sea) at night. Average relative humidity is 74.8%, from 72% in July to 77% in November and December.


Accommodations

This section lists hotels in the conference venue neighborhood that practice some special fare for the university. If you are interested in booking a room in one of these hotels please make sure to mention the appropriate keyword to obtain the appropriate fare.



All of the hotels are at a walking distance from both venues.


Hotel Capo D'Africa ****

dates: IN 2011/09/19, OUT 2011/09/22 (3 nights)
rates by night:
  • double room € 220.00
  • double room for single use € 180.00
booking deadline: 2011/07/25
in order to book: send email to info@hotelcapodafrica.com with explicit reference to this code: "Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica dell’Università Sapienza"
requirement: credit card
note: breakfast included, tourist tax not included (~3€/day)


Hotel Mecenate ****

dates: IN 2011/09/19, OUT 2011/09/22 (3 nights)
rates by night:
  • single room € 150.00
  • double room € 180.00
  • double room for single use € 160.00
booking deadline: 2011/07/15
in order to book: send email to info@mecenatepalace.com with explicit reference to this code: "Università Sapienza - CA Claudio Forte"
requirement: credit card
note: breakfast included, tourist tax not included (~3€/day)


Hotel Palatino ****

dates: IN 2011/09/19, OUT 2011/09/22 (3 nights)
rates by night:
  • single room € 138.00
  • double room € 196.00
  • double room for single use € 153.00
booking deadline: 2011/07/10
in order to book: send email to individualreservation@hotelpalatino.com with explicit reference to this code: "Universita' La Sapienza"
requirement: credit card
note: breakfast included, tourist tax not included (~3€/day)


Hotel Cavalieri Fori Imperiali ***

dates: IN 2011/09/19, OUT 2011/09/22 (3 nights)
rates by night:
  • single room € 100.00
  • double room € 160.00
  • double room for single use € 130.00
booking deadline: 2011/07/08
in order to book: send email to hotel@cavalieri.it with explicit reference to this code: "Universita' La Sapienza - DISC 2011 conference - CA Andrea"
requirement: credit card
note: breakfast included, tourist tax not included (~2€/day)



Other Hotels with special rates for the university that are close to the conference venue

Hotel Napoleon ****
Tel: +39 064467264
Fax: +39 064467282
e-mail: infobook@napoleon.it

Single € 109
Double - as single room € 139
Double € 159
Contact person: Daniele Cioce

Hotel Doria ***
Tel: +39 064465888
Fax: + 39 064465889
e-mail: info@doriahotel.it

Single room € 90
Double room € 110
Contact person: Italo

Hotel Lancelot ***
Tel: +39 06 70450615
Fax: +39 06 70450640
E-mail: info@lancelothotel.com

Single room € 114
Double room (as single room) € 142
Double room € 176
Triple room € 196
Contact person: Lubna Khan

B&B Ariosto
Tel: +39 0677076993
Fax: + 39 0677076993
Mobile: +39 348-4747334 +39 320-4912740
e-mail: info@ariosto-bb.com

Single room € 45 (from 1 March to 30 September)
Double room € 65 (from 1 March to 30 September)
Contact person: Ali Izadi


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