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FUN 2014
Seventh International Conference on
FUN WITH ALGORITHMS


July 1--3, 2014, Lipari Island, Sicily, Italy

Hanging cord design by E. Demaine

GENERAL INFORMATION

FUN 2014 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.

CONFERENCE VENUE AND ACCOMMODATION

The conference will take place in Grand Hotel Arciduca, in Lipari Island (Sicily, Italy). Those who choose to stay at Grand Hotel Arciduca must make reservations by contacting directly the hotel.

Other possible solutions are:

  • Residence Villa Fiorentino
  • Giardino sul mare
  • Grotta del Saraceno
  • Casa Vittorio
The choice of the accomodation is left to the participants' responsibility. Additional information may be found here and here.

WEATHER

At the beginning of July, typical temperatures are in the 28C -- 38C range. More detailed weather report and webcam views are on-line. Lipari Island 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.

TRANSPORTATION


Conference bus

The conference will arrange the following transportation (free of charge):

  • On the 30th of June, 3:30 p.m. from Catania airport (bus to Milazzo), and from Milazzo to Lipari, 7:30 p.m ETA.
  • On the 4th of July, departure from Lipari at 7:00 a.m to Milazzo, and from Milazzo to Catania airport, 11:00 a.m ETA.
For any information concerning the local organization, please write to any of the following addresses: susanna@dmi.unict.it -- school@dmi.unict.it.

Other transportation services


NOTE: Schedules might be subject to changes in 2014; please, check them again around May 2014.

Public bus In the case you will not take advantage of the conference transportation facilities, you may want to take the GIUNTA bus:
  • leaving from Catania airport to Milazzo harbour 12:00 - 18:10 every day
  • leaving from Milazzo harbour to Catania airport 8,45 - 15,15 every day
Shuttle service Ama Le Eolie
  • leaving from Catania airport at 10:30, 13:30, 15:20, 17:20, 20:10 (last one only in JULY and AUGUST) every day
  • leaving from Milazzo terminal hydrofoil at 08:15, 10:20, 12:20, 15:30, 18:00 (last one only in JULY and AUGUST) every day

Meeting point in Catania apt. is at the Exchange office, next to the bar Culto. If only one person requests the group transfer the price is Euro 50,00. Two persons Euro 25,00.

ATTENTION: for this service reservation is obligatory by fax to: + 39 090 9227733 Cell. Number (English) 333 1323329 or 347 4413613
http://www.eoliebooking.com/navetta/indexeng.asp

PLEASE NOTE:

  • The last hydrofoil from Milazzo to Lipari is at 7:00 P.M.
  • The last ship from Milazzo to Lipari is at 10:00 P.M.

CURRENCY EXCHANGE

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.

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