Upon arrival in Elba, on May 25th, there will be a shuttle service from the ferry landing in Portoferraio to Grand Elba Hotel International in Capoliveri. The service will be held from 3pm to 7pm of May 25th, approximately every other hour. The meeting point is Agenzia Tesi Viaggi, Calata Italia 8, at walking distance and located in the ground floor of the tallest building facing the harbor (it's easily recognizable).


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FUN 2004 concerns, to a general extent, the use, design and analysis of algorithms and data structures. In particular of interest are results that provide amusing, witty but nonetheless original and scientifically profound contributions to the areas of approximation algorithms, biological algorithms, combinatorial algorithms, distributed algorithms, evolutionary algorithms, geometrical algorithms, mobile algorithms, network algorithms, optimization algorithms, parallel algorithms, randomized algorithms, and web algorithms, just to name a few.


The conference will take place in a resort of Isola d'Elba (Tuscany, Italy), a Mediterranean island famous for its white sand, deep blue sea and fascinating nature. Ancient Romans were the first to choose the island as one of their favourite places to spend their holidays. The island became the small kingdom of Napoleon as witnessed by some local, historical places.

At the end of May, typical temperatures are in the mid-20's C (upper-70's F), cooling down in the evening. More detailed weather report and webcam views are on-line. The Island of Elba is in the Middle European time zone, GMT+1. The electricity supply is 220 volts, 50 Hz. No visas are required for visitors of EU Schengen countries and some other countries. Please contact the Italian Embassy or Consulate in your home country for any further information.


The most convenient airport to reach the Island of Elba is "Leonardo da Vinci" intercontinental airport, located in Fiumicino, near Rome, serviced by the major world airlines. A shuttle service connects Leonardo da Vinci to Roma Termini (central railway station). The ticket price is euro 9.30, and non-stop shuttles leave every 60 minutes and, during rush hours, every 30 minutes. The trip takes 40 minutes. From Roma Termini, it is advisable to take a train to Campiglia Marittima, which can be reached in about 2:30 hours. At this point, Piombino Scalo can be reached in about 30 minutes by commuting in Campiglia Marittima. Fortunately, it is possible to make plans for the train connections on-line (look for connections from "Roma Termini" to "Piombino Marittima"). Trains stop right near the harbor of Piombino.

Once reached Piombino, connections to Portoferraio (the harbor of Isola d'Elba) by ferry boat (about 1 hour) or by air-craft (30 minutes) are always available during day time. Toremar and Moby Lines are the major boat companies. We strongly recommend early reservation on ferries for those willing to bring a car. Reservation and informations are also available at the tour operator desktop, Tesi Viaggi, or by sending directly mail to the person in charge, Antonella Giuzio, phone (+39)0565.93.02.22, fax (+39)0565.91.53.68. The tour operator will also provide a shuttle service from Portoferraio to the conference hotel, Grand Hotel Elba International, Baia della Fontanella, Capoliveri, phone (+39)0565.94.61.11, (+39)0565.94.66.62. The distance is approximately 16 km (about 15-20 minutes at driving distance).


The official currency in Italy is the Euro. Exchange bureaus can be found at local banks or at the airport; banks are open Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm and from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. Currency exchange values are available on-line.