Thursday November 7, 2013
Congress Palace, Via Matteotti 1, 56124 Pisa
Participation in the TPC Meeting requires (free) registration. All TPC members have received a personal invitation by email. Please use the link therein provided to register before Monday, October 7, 2013. In case you have not received such an email please get in touch with the Programme Chair.
At this meeting, the TPC will take accept/reject decisions on the submitted papers and build the DATE 2014 technical program. After a plenary instruction session (9-10am), there are break-out sessions per Topic (10am-4pm). All papers and review data will be accessible on-line; hence, it is strongly recommended to bring a WiFi-enabled notebook PC or similar device. At the end of the afternoon, every topic should have completed its accept/reject decisions, as well as proposals for one or more conference sessions (including title, description, moderators, and papers). Every topic is also supposed to suggest a Best Paper Award candidate and a Best IP Award candidate.
The lunch is provided, as well as coffee/tea breaks throughout the day.
Thursday November 7, 2013, 8:30-16:00
TPC Meeting in Congress Palace, Via Matteotti 1, 56124 Pisa (www.palazzodeicongressi.pisa.it)
|08:30-09:00h||Arrival in Congress Palace|
|09:00-10:00h||Plenary instruction session|
|10:00-12:00h||Breakout sessions per Topic|
|13:00-16:00h||Breakout sessions per Topic (cont’d)|
“Pisa Centrale” station is one of the main regional and national railway junctions. Frequent trains run to Florence, Rome, Genoa and Lucca.
The station is at the southern edge of the city's historical centre, around two kilometres from the airport. The taxi rank and the bus stop for urban routes direct to Piazza dei Miracoli , the airport and other destinations can be found outside the railway terminal.
It is possible to reach the Florence S.M.N. Train Station by:
Once arrived at the train station take the train to Pisa Centrale (it takes about 1 h)
Firenze S.M.N. Station, Piazza della Stazione, 1
Tel. +39 055 2352595
Terravision Group provides shuttle services between Florence Airport and Pisa Airport (it takes about 80 min.).
For more information visit the website: www.terravision.eu
Once arrived at Pisa airport, it is possible to reach the city center in the following ways:
Pisa has numerous hotels. They can all be booked through internet. We have agreements with the following hotels:
Hotel Galilei ****
Tel: +39 050 507111, Fax: +39 050 21381
E-mail: info hotelgalileipisa [dot] it - www.hotelgalileipisa.it
Address: Via Darsena, 1 (ang. Via Aurelia) - 56121 Pisa (Pi)
(located at 3.1 km from DATE TPC Meeting venue)
Hotel Repubblica Marinara ****
Tel: +39 050 3870100, Fax: +39 050 3870200
E-mail: info hotelrm [dot] it - www.hotelrepubblicamarinara.it
Address: Via Carlo Matteucci, 81 - 56124 Pisa (Pi)
(located at 950m walking distance from DATE TPC Meeting venue)
Grand Hotel Bonanno ****
Tel: +39 050 524030, Fax: +39 050 532072
Email: info grandhotelbonanno [dot] it - www.grandhotelbonanno.it/
Address: Via Carlo Francesco Gabba, 17 - 56122 Pisa (Pi)
(located at 2.6 km from DATE TPC Meeting venue)
Hotel NH Cavalieri ****
Tel: +39 050 43290
E-mail: nhcavalieri nh-hotels [dot] com - www.nh-hotels.it
Address: Piazza della Stazione, 2 - 56125 Pisa (Pi)
(located at 1.1 km from DATE TPC Meeting venue)
B&B Hotel Pisa***
Tel: +39 050 98 81 811, Fax: +39 050 98 81 82
E-mail: pisa hotelbb [dot] com - www.hotelpisa.it
Address: Via G. Gronchi, 1 - 56121 Pisa (Pi)
(located at 4.3 km from DATE TPC Meeting venue)
Hotel Alessandro della Spina ***
Tel: +39 050 502777, Fax: +39 050 20583
E-mail: info hoteldellaspina [dot] it – www.hoteldellaspina.it
Address: Via Alessandro della Spina, 5/7/9 - 561252 Pisa (Pi)
(located at 700 m from DATE TPC Meeting venue)
Hotel Royal Victoria Hotel ***
Tel: +39 050 940111, Fax: +39 050 940180
E-mail: mail royalvictoria [dot] it - www.royalvictoria.it
Address: Lungarno Pacinotti, 12 - 56126 Pisa (Pi)
(located at 1.2 km from DATE TPC Meeting venue)
The typical Tuscany food is based on soups, or meat and fish dishes, such as: Ribollita (vegetable soup, "ribollita" means twice cooked, the original recipe plans to leave the soup to the day after and reheat the soup), Pappa col Pomodoro (soup with boiled tomato sauce and bread), Farro alla Lucchese (beans soup with the sage, garlic and extravergin olive oil), Costata alla Fiorentina (Florentine entrecote steak), Tagliata alla Rucola (thinly-sliced grilled steak dressed in oil and herbs), Stoccafisso con Patate (dried cod with potatoes), Cacciucco alla Livornese (fish soup with octopus, prawns, scampi and cuttlefish). Some typical food from the plain of Pisa are (depending on the season): Zuppa alla Pisana (vegetable soup mainly based of dark slender-leafed cabbage and beans), Cee alla Salvia (young eels with sage), Torta co' Bischeri (chocolate cake with rice, candied peels and pinenuts), Cecina (a thin chickpeas salted cake, usually prepared by pizzerias).
Here is a short list of some restaurants:
ANTICA TRATTORIA DA BRUNO Via Luigi BianchiI, 12 – 56123 Pisa. Tel: + 39-050-560818; Cooking: Typical Tuscany
ANTICA TRATTORIA IL CAMPANO Via Cavalca, 19 – 56127 Pisa; Tel: + 39-050-580585; Cooking: Typical Tuscany
GALILEO Via San Martino 6/8 Pisa; Tel: +39-050-28287; Cooking: Italian and Tuscan cooking
ARTILAFO Via San Martino, 33 Pisa; Tel: +39-050-27010; Cooking: Italian cooking, open air garden
DA NANDO Via Contessa Matilde, 8 Pisa; Tel: +39-050-8310918; Cooking: Fish, Italian cooking
IL BISTROT Piazza Chiara Gambacorti, 17/A-18 – 56125 Pisa. Tel:+ 39-050-26360 Cooking: Typical Tuscany
IL FANTASMA DELL’OPERA Via Palestro, 20, Pisa; Tel: +39- 050-542402; Cooking: Tuscan cooking
LA PERGOLETTA Via delle Belle Torri, 40 – 56127 Pisa. Tel: + 39-050-542458 Cooking: Italian cooking
LE BANDIERINE Via Mercanti 4, Pisa; Tel: +39-050-500000; Cooking: Tuscan cooking
OSTERIA DI CULEGNA Via Mercanti, 25 – 56127 Pisa; Tel: +39-050-576426 Cooking: Typical Tuscany
OSTERIA ENOTECA IL COLONNINO Via Sant’Andrea, 37/41 – 56100 Pisa Tel: +39-050-3138430 /+39-340-3599571; Cooking: Typical Tuscany
OSTERIA LA GROTTA Via San Francesco, 103 – 56127 Pisa; Tel: +39-050-578105; Cooking: Typical Tuscany
OSTERIA LA MESCITA Via Cavalca, 2 – 56100 Pisa; Tel: +39-050-957019 / +39-392-2920661; Cooking: International, Typical Tuscany
DABBE Via San Bernardo, 20, Pisa; Tel: +39-050-500872
GALILEO Via Silvestri, 12 – 56124 Pisa; Tel: +39-050-28287; Cooking: Italian cooking, Pizza
LA BASILICA Via Livornese, 1257, San Piero a Grado, Pisa; Cooking: Pizza, Cecina. Tel: +39-050-961223
LA CERERIA Via Pietro Gori, 33, Pisa; Tel: +39-050-20336
MEDICEO Lungarno Mediceo, 53, Pisa; Tel: +39-050-541080
LA BOTTEGA DEL GELATO Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, 11, 56126 Pisa Provincia di Pisa; Tel +39 050 575467
CAFFÈ DELL’USSERO Lungarno Pacinotti, 27, Pisa; Tel: +39-050-581100
DOLCE PISA Via Santa Maria, 83, Pisa; Tel: +39-050-563181
ORSO BIANCO Via Crispi, 51, Pisa, Tel: +39-050-503578
SALZA Borgo Stretto, 46, Pisa; Tel: +39-050-580244
The historical centre of Pisa is still almost fully enclosed by the XII century town walls and is laid out in a four-sided plan with each side measuring around one and a half kilometres. The city is divided into two parts by the river Arno, which crosses it from east to west, and are known to locals as Tramontana, to the north, and Mezzogiorno, to the south.
Pisa offers a wide range of attractions and activities:
Piazza dei Miracoli
Museum "Opera del Duomo"
National Museum “San Matteo”
National Museum “Palazzo Reale”
Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio
Calci - Pisa
Marina di Pisa
San Giuliano Terme
Terme di Uliveto
Golf Club Tirrenia
Cosmopolitan Golf and Country Club
Some notices, not easy to be found in a city guide, but interesting to know and visit during spare time.
On the northern side of the cathedral, the side that faces the cemetery, on the sixth pilaster from the façade there is a long series of small holes made vertically in the marble. These are known as the “devil’s fingers”, mysterious, arcane marks of unknown origin and meaning. According to a local tradition, anyone attempting to count the devil’s fingers will come to a different figure every time, no matter how often he tries..
Situated in Via dei Mille, just few meters from Piazza dei Cavalieri, it is one of the most charming and interesting shops in Pisa. The timeless atmosphere of its ancient rooms with their antique bookshelves offers a large collection of books and drawings dedicated to Pisa.
This word means “tower-houses” and in the 12th century represented the most typical forms of residential buildings, with their narrow shape (even 6 floors) chosen for defensive reasons. Today, only few Case Torri can be admired in the historical centre such as the “Campano” located near the medieval complex of Piazza delle Vettovaglie. These impressive buildings offer a reminder and a confirmation of Pisa’s great past as one of the most important cities of the western medieval world.
In Via San Martino, at number 19, on the façade of a tower-house, there is a marble high-relief portraying a young woman. This is a fragment from a Roman sarcophagus, but it is known locally as the statue of Kinzica de’ Sismondi. She is considered a heroine and she has been always admired by Pisans. In 1005, according to the legend, she alerted the inhabitants of Pisa from the attack by the Saracens and persuaded the governors to ring the warning bell, thus managed to organise the expulsion of the enemy.
The tower of Count Ugolino rose in the area currently occupied by Palazzo dell’Orologio in Piazza dei Cavalieri. Count Ugolino della Gherardesca was the governor of Pisa at the end of 13th century. In 1289 was injustly accused of treason. He was imprisoned in this tower and left to die of hunger with his children and grandchildren. This episode inspired Dante to write one of the most famous cantos in the Divine Comedy.
Another leaning tower can be admired in Pisa in addition to the most famous one. It is the tower of San Michele degli Scalzi, which can be reached after a pleasant walking through the green area along the river Arno. The ancient church and the tower are connected to a new exposition center (SMS) and represent an integration of new and old architectures.
Pisan craft is renowned for leather goods, shoes, terracotta, wooden furniture and naturally, food.
Piazza delle Vettovaglie in the heart of the medieval city is surrounded by an elegant sixteenth-century portico, which has always been the location of a colorful daily market. As well as the stalls in the square, the surrounding picturesque alleys offer the possibility of buying renowned Pisan specialties. Crossing Via delle Colonne you arrive to Borgo Stretto, one of the most beautiful streets in the city, with wonderful porticos. It is the heart of shopping in Pisa. You can then cross Mezzo Bridge and continue on to Corso Italia, another great shopping address in the city.
Shops in Pisa are usually open from Tuesday to Saturday from 09,00 am to 1,00 pm and from 4,00 pm until 8,00 pm. They are closed on Sunday and Monday morning.
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