FUN '98 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 combinatorial algorithms, randomized algorithms, parallel algorithms, distributed algorithms, geometrical algorithms, and numerical algorithms.
The workshop will take place in a resort of the Island of Elba (Isola d'Elba), 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. In June, typical temperatures are in the mid-20's C (upper-70's F), cooling down in the evening.
The most convenient airport to reach the Island of Elba is Rome, serviced by the major world airlines. Roma Termini, the main train station, can be easily reached from Fiumicino Airport by a shuttle train (Lit. 10,000). It then takes about 4-5 hours to reach the Island of Elba. From Roma Termini, Campiglia Marittima can be reached by train in about 2:30 hours. At this point, Piombino Scalo can be reached in about 30 minutes by commuting in Campiglia Marittima, where a ferry boat is available to go to Portoferraio (Isola d'Elba) in about 1 hour. Alternatively, an air-craft takes 30 minutes. More information is available at the Internet sites www.fs-on-line.com for trains and www.luda.livorno.it/toremar for ferries. As far as the latter are concerned, early registration is strongly recommended for those willing to bring a car.
Approximate Exchange Rate: USD 1 = Lit. 1,800. Exchange bureaus can be found at local banks; banks are closed from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and after 3:30 p.m. on weekdays and throughout weekends.
Blocks of rooms have been reserved at the
hotels listed below. Rooms and rates are guaranteed until May 22.
Thereafter, reservations are subject to availability. As June is peak season
in the Island of Elba for touristic events, early reservations are strongly
recommended. The prices listed below are intended to be per person,
except for Camping Acquaviva.
Hotel Le Picchiaie****, I-57037 Portoferraio,
Isola d'Elba, Tel: +39 565 933072/110, Fax: +39 565 933186, Lit. 165,000
(in single room), Lit. 135,000 (in double room), breakfast and dinner included.
This is the workshop site.
Hotel Garden***, I-57037 Portoferraio,
Isola d'Elba, Tel: +39 565 933043, Fax: +39 565 933268, Lit. 145,000 (in
single room), Lit. 120,000 (in double room), breakfast and dinner included.
At walking distance from the workshop site.
Hotel Lacona***, I-57031 Capoliveri,
Isola d'Elba, Tel: +39 565 964050/054, Fax: +39 565 964189, Lit. 145,000
(in single room), Lit. 120,000 (in double room), breakfast and dinner included.
Reasonably far from the workshop site, but near the beach!
Camping Acquaviva, I-57037 Portoferraio,
Loc. Acquaviva, Isola d'Elba, Tel: +39 565 930674, Fax: +39 565 915592.
Daily price per person Lit. 12,500 plus Lit. 13,000 for the tent. Alternatively,
daily apartment rental at Lit. 130,000 (4 persons) and Lit. 150,000 (5
persons). Special prices for groups of at least 20 persons. Pretty far
from the workshop site.
All rates include taxes. Advance payment is not required and major credit cards are accepted by all of the hotels. When making the reservation, please remember to identify yourself as a FUN '98 attendee. Reservations by fax have to be confirmed by a fax reply.
Workshop and lodging facilities are all within 15 minutes walk in the Island of Elba. The workshop site is Hotel Residence Le Picchiaie. A shuttle will be available to connect the lodging facilities to the workshop site.
The proceedings for FUN '98 will be published by Carleton Scientific, and will be distributed shortly after the workshop.
You can download your FUN98 Program: it is available in Poscript version, TeX version or an ASCII version.