OPODIS 2012
16th International Conference On Principles Of DIstributed Systems - December 17th-20th



Venue

The conference 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 Lancelot ***

rates by night:
  • single room € 118.00
  • double room € 180.00
  • double room for single use € 145.00
in order to book: send email to info@lancelothotel.com with explicit reference to this code: "Università Sapienza DIAG - CA Lubna Khan"
requirement: credit card
note: breakfast included, tourist tax not included (~2€/day)


Hotel Mecenate ****

dates: IN 2012/12/16, OUT 2012/12/21 (5 nights)
rates by night:
  • single room € 90.00
  • double room € 120.00
  • double room for single use € 100.00
booking deadline: 2012/10/30
in order to book: send email to info@mecenatepalace.com with explicit reference to this code: "Università Sapienza DIAG - CA Claudio Forte"
requirement: credit card
note: breakfast included, tourist tax not included (~3€/day)


Hotel Mercure Roma Delta Colosseo ****

dates: IN 2012/12/17, OUT 2012/12/21 (4 nights)
rates by night:
  • single room € 115.00
  • double room € 195.00
  • double room for single use € 135.00
booking deadline: 2012/10/30
in order to book: complete the form available here and send email to caramagno@dis.uniroma1.it
note: breakfast included, tourist tax not included (~3€/day)


Hotel Palatino ****

dates: IN 2012/12/16, OUT 2012/12/21 (5 nights)
rates by night:
  • single room € 139.00
  • double room € 196.00
  • double room for single use € 159.00
booking deadline: 2012/10/30
in order to book: send email to info@hotelpalatino.com with explicit reference to this code: "Universita' La Sapienza DIAG - CA Antonella Pascale"
requirement: credit card
note: breakfast included, tourist tax not included (~3€/day)


Hotel Napoleon ****
dates: IN 2012/12/16, OUT 2012/12/21 (5 nights)
rates by night:
  • single room € 59.00
  • double room € 89.00
  • double room for single use € 79.00
booking deadline: 2012/10/30
in order to book: send email to infobook@napoleon.it with explicit reference to this code: "Universita' La Sapienza DIAG - CA Daniele Cioce"
requirement: credit card
note: breakfast included, tourist tax not included (~3€/day)


Hotel Colosseum ***
dates: IN 2012/12/16, OUT 2012/12/21 (5 nights)
rates by night:
  • single room € 58,00
  • double room € 70,00
  • double room for single use € 64,00
booking deadline: 2012/10/30
in order to book: send email to stefano@hotelcolosseum.com with explicit reference to this code: "Universita' La Sapienza DIAG - CA Stefano Ricci"
requirement: credit card
note: breakfast included, tourist tax not included (~3€/day)


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

Single room € 60.00
Double room € 80.00
Contact person: Italo
note: please phone in order to book.


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