VLSI-SOC 2018

26th IFIP/IEEE/AICA International Conference
on Very Large Scale Integration
8-10 October, Verona, Italy.

VENUE


The conference is taking place at the Roseo Hotel Leon d'Oro, Verona, Italy.


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The 4-star Hotel Leon d’Oro is located at 500 m from Verona Porta Nuova Train Station and just a 15-minute walk from the historic center. This impressive building offers large open spaces and 190 air-conditioned rooms. Each is equipped with LCD TV with SKY Channel, direct-dial phone, digital safe, and a private bathroom with a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas. The Leon d'Oro restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and offers characteristic local cuisine and a rich wine list. Your daily breakfast includes savories and pastries, tea and coffee, moreover, Lounge Bar Leon d'Oro offers delectable appetizers, and cocktails.

Hotel rooms are at disposal for Conference attendees at a special rate in the Conference Venue Hotel. Book your accommodation within 30.08.18 to ensure your preferred room and rate are available.
Click here for reservation, http://www.hotelleondoroverona.com/en/home/ your code to fill in: VLSISoC2018

For other alternative accommodations take a look at the Accomodation Section



TRAVEL


VLSI-SoC 2018 will be held in Verona, Italy.



By Plane

If your arrival/departure airport is the “Milano Malpensa International Airport” do consider that there is a new train connection to/from Verona almost every hour (travel time about 2h:20m from Malpensa to Verona; 2h:51m from Verona to Malpensa). Information is available at http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en where you can also buy your train tickets in advance. Verona Villafranca’s Catullo Airport (VRN) is approximately 10 Km southwest of the city center. It is a small but very busy airport, especially in the summertime.

Many Airlines fly to Verona; for example British Airways from London Gatwick, Air France from Paris (via Rome), Lufthansa from Munich and Frankfurt, Alitalia from Rome, Meridiana from many other Italian regions and cities (Naples, Cagliari, and Olbia).

Airdolomiti connects Verona with Spain, Austria, and other European countries. Also, low-cost companies such as Eurowings, EasyJet, and Ryanair fly to/from Verona from/to different destinations; for example, Ryanair connects Verona to London Stansted, Bruxelles Charleroi, and Madrid.

From the Catullo airport, you can easily reach Verona in 20-25 minutes by taxi, bus or rented car. From the airport, there is a shuttle bus service* every 20 minutes that runs between the airport and the Verona Porta Nuova railway station.

The railway station is located 500 meters from the Conference Hotel (5 minutes walking distance). Many hotels arrange transportation from and to the airport.

* Starting August 1st 2015 thanks to the new partnership between ATV and German (DB) and Austrian (ÖBB) railways, all travelers flying to Verona, by purchasing a single cumulative ticket, can use the AEROBUS service from the Catullo Airport to Verona Porta Nuova (or vice versa) to take a train to reach locations in the South Tyrol and in Trentino. Fares for the cumulative ticket (train+ATV Aerobus) are 22 € for South Tyrol (Bolzano, Bressanone, and Fortezza), 18 € for Trento and15€ for Rovereto. There are other airports around Verona:

Airport Code Km Miles

Milano-Bergamo Orio al Serio (many low-cost flights)

BGY 110 68

Milano Linate

LIN 155 96

Milano Malpensa

MXP 196 121

Venezia

VCE 130 81

Venezia-Treviso

TSF 150 93

Bologna

BLQ 140 87

By Train

The main railway station is Verona Porta Nuova, at the junction of the Milan–Venice and Brenner–Rome railway lines. The railway station is located 500 meters from the Conference Hotel (5 minutes walking distance). There are connections with all main Italian railway stations all day long with various types of train services: Regional, Intercity, and Eurostar. Approximate traveling times with high-speed trains: from Padua 45 minutes; from Vicenza 25 minutes; from Venice 70 minutes; from Milan 80 minutes; from Rome 4 hours and 10 minutes, or 2 hours and 50 minutes by express service. At the railway station, buses can be taken to the city center, stopping at Piazza Bra, the central square in which the Arena Amphitheatre is located. The bus lines to the city center are: 11, 12, 13, 14, 72 and 73


By Car

Verona can be easily reached by using: - the A4 Serenissima Milan-Venice motorway, exiting at Verona Sud. -the A22 Brenner-Modena motorway, reaching the intersection with the A4, heading towards Venice and exiting at Verona Sud. Once at the motorway exit, follow the signs indicating "tutte le direzioni" (all directions) and then follow the “city center” signs. Approximate distance of Verona from major cities (by motorway)


City Km Miles

Brescia

68 42

Padua

84 52

Trento

103 64

Venice

114 71

Bologna

142 88

Milan

161 100

Florence

230 143

Torino

300 186

Rome

600 373



ACCOMODATION


The conference is taking place at the Roseo Hotel Leon d'Oro, Verona, Italy. Alternatively, there are several other hotels within walking distance like for example:



# of Stars Name Base Price Link
4 Hotel Accademia from € 180 link
4 Hotel Antica Porta Leona from € 170 link
4 Hotel Colomba d’oro from € 125 link
4 Best Wenstern Hotel Firenze from € 100 link
3 Hotel San Luca from € 170 link
3 Hotel Marco Polo from € 140 link
3 Hotel Milano & Spa from € 130 link
3 Hotel Mastino from € 130 link
2 Hotel Scalzi from € 100 link
2 Hotel Al Castello from € 90 link
2 Hotel Torcolo from € 85 link
B& B B& B Verona Antica from € 110 link
B& B B& B Due Terrazze from € 70 link
B& B B& B Cittadella from € 60 link
B& B B& B Piazza Bra from € 50 link
B& B B& B Ponte Navi from € 25 link

TOURISTIC INFORMATION


You can view some touristic information through this links: :





The city of Verona



Verona is a city on the Adige River in Veneto, northern Italy, with approximately 265,000 inhabitants and one of the seven provincial capitals of the region. It is the second largest city municipality in the region and the third largest in northeast Italy. The metropolitan area of Verona covers an area of 1,426 km2 (550.58 sq mi) and has a population of 714,274 inhabitants. It is one of the main tourist destinations in northern Italy, owing to its artistic heritage, several annual fairs, shows, and operas, such as the lyrical season in the Arena, the ancient amphitheatre built by the Romans.
Three of Shakespeare's plays are set in Verona: Romeo and Juliet, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and The Taming of the Shrew. The city has been awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO because of its urban.
As far as the quality and the preservation of its Roman antiquities are concerned, Verona is second only to Rome. Its luminous marble monuments will take you two thousand years back in time: its famous Amphitheatre, the Roman Theatre (older than the Arena), Ponte Pietra ( the "pons lapideus", the Roman Bridge built over a natural ford used by people for centuries), the Arco dei Gavi (Gavi Triumphal Arch) erected to celebrate one of the most influential families of the city.
You will be able to see the monumental gateways which greet the visitor - Porta Borsari and Porta Leoni and which testify to the grandeur of the Roman Empire. A simple walk along Corso Cavour, Corso Portoni Borsari, and Corso Santa Anastasia practically lead you along the ancient Roman Via Postumia which ended up in the Roman Forum, now Piazza Erbe.
Beneath the level of the street, the fascinating remains of Roman villas and mosaics have come to light, giving a glimpse of the magnificence of Verona's Roman past. For a journey back in time, a visit to the Scavi Scaligeri or the Villa at Valdonega is an absolute must. The rule of the Scaligeri transformed Verona's appearance, with its fortifications, the beautiful Castelvecchio and its nearby Ponte Scaligero, Cangrande's palace and other palaces of the Della Scala Family (Lords of Verona), the Domus Mercatorum and Piazza Erbe and last but not least, their splendid intricate funerary monuments, the "Arche Scaligere".
Even the period of Venetian domination has left its mark on the city - the palaces of its nobles, the art-works of its great painters in the Castelvecchio Museum and the churches of the city. The Renaissance Palaces of noble families line the streets - Palazzo della Gran Guardia, Palazzo Pompei, Palazzo Maffei, the "Loggia del Consiglio" and the Domus Nova in Piazza dei Signori ("Lords' Square").
The figure of a great architect dominates this particular period, that of Michele Sanmicheli who designed the gateways to the city - Porta Nuova, Porta Palio, Porta San Zeno and Porta Vescovo. During the period of Austrian domination, Verona becomes the lynch-pin of a perfect defensive system of fortresses and walls known as the "Quadrilatero". Bastions and fortresses guard the city, and both civil and military architecture flourishes (Palazzo Barbieri and the Arsenal).
Verona is 20 minutes far from the Lake Garda, a real natural gem, and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy and in the world.
South of the basin, at the heart of the morainic hills, is located Valeggio sul Mincio, Borghetto, and Custoza, ancient villages where time seems to have stood still.
Walking along the lake or following the paths of the Riviera degli Olivi you can enjoy unparalleled panoramic overviews. Hamlets, medieval castles, museums devoted to local traditions and historical palaces represent renowned tourist destinations.
Peschiera del Garda, Lazise, Bardolino, Garda, Torri del Benaco, Brenzone, and Malcesine are located along the coast and offer more and more wonderful landscapes among vineyards, olive orchards and the crystal-blue water of the lake.
The hinterland bears witness to the glorious past of the area which is commemorated in villages, such as Rivoli Veronese and Pastrengo, as well as in many other villages immersed in beautiful green landscapes, such as San Zeno di Montagna, Caprino Veronese, Spiazzi and Ferrara di Monte Baldo. Tranquillity and relax, sports and fun, nature and art, tradition and modern comforts satisfy the holiday wishes of the numerous tourists as well as of the visitors of this area all year long.

Did You Know?



Three of Shakespeare's plays are set in Verona:
Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, The Two Gentlemen of Verona.

Read more to get inspiration for your sightseeing: Shakespeare’s Italy Shakespeare and Italy Shakespeare in Italy, Verona Verona, Italy: , Italy: a cultural city guide.
A. Verona is featured in the travel diaries of Goethe, Stendhal, and Paul Valéry.
B. The city has been awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO because of its urban structure and architecture
C. Verona is the town that Julius Caesar (Rome 100 B.C. ‐ Rome, March 15, 44 B.C.) chose for relaxing stays and it was the birthplace of Latin poet Catullus (Verona, 84 B.C. – Rome, 54 B.C.)



Visa Information



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