The University of Parma (Italy) is delighted to host the April 2014 meeting of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 22/WG 14. The meeting space is generously provided by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, located in the university campus.
7th April 2014, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
8th April 2014, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
9th April 2014, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
10th April 2014, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
11th April 2014, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Parco Area delle Scienze 53/A
A map of the local area can be viewed here.
Meeting organizer:Roberto Bagnara (firstname.lastname@example.org)Department of Mathematics and Computer Science:
Phone: +39 0521 906917
Mobile: +39 339 8593517Phone: +39 0521 906900
Fax: +39 0521 906950
In order to reach the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science from the city center, take Bus 7, or 14, or 21, “Campus Express” to the terminus, called “Campus - Università Sud”. It takes around 20 minutes (via Bus 14, 21, Campus Express) or 30 minutes (via Bus 7).
Bus timetables are available here (click on "Linee e Orari" and then on "Linee Urbane").
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is a pale pink building located 50 meters south from the bus terminus.
Wireless internet will be available. Clerical support, copying, and printing are available on request, but the meeting is intended to be paperless.
A bar and a restaurant just in front of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science provide (cheap) snacks, drinks and lunches. Further businesses are within walking distance on campus.
Vending machines providing snacks and drinks are in the department's basement.
There are plans to furnish teleconference capabilities: details will be provided later.
Parma can be reached by train/bus (and, of course, car) from the following airports:
- Parma (PMF) is a tiny airport with a few flights, most Italian; travel time: about 20min.
- Bologna (BLQ) is located 94 kms from Parma; travel time: about 1h30min.
- Milano Linate (LIN) is located 123 kms from Parma; travel time: 2-3h.
- Milano Malpensa (MLP) is located 178 kms from Parma; travel time: 2h30min - 3h30min.
- Bergamo Orio al Serio (ORS is located 164 kms from Parma; travel time: about 3h30min (1h30min by car).
- Venice (VCE) is located 251 kms from Parma; travel time: about 3h.
- Florence (FLR) is located 181 kms from Parma; travel time: about 3h.
There are plenty of hotels in Parma. The following hotels and residences have special prices thanks to an agreement with the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. These agreements expire on December 31st every year: at the time of writing, nothing suggests they will not be renewed for 2014. Please reserve your room by contacting the hotel directly. If you tell the hotel that you will be attending the “WG14 Meeting” organized by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, you should be billed the reduced price. In case the hotel requires a confirmation by us, just send a message to email@example.com
- Ibis Style Parma Toscanini ****
Viale Toscanini, 4
phone: +39 0521 289141
fax: +39 0521 283143
email: h9153 (at) accor (dot) com
- Hotel Torino ***
Via Mazza, 7
phone: +39 0521 281046
fax: +39 0521 230725
email: info (at) hotel-torino (dot) it
- Hotel Button ***
Borgo della Salina, 7
phone: +39 0521 208039
fax: +39 0521 238783
email: info (at) hotelbutton (dot) it
- Foresteria Sant'Ilario
Borgo Bosazza, 13
phone: +39 0521 1814520
fax: +39 0521 1814524
email: santilario (at) campluscityheart (dot) it
- Casa Riccio da Parma
Via Borgo Riccio, 43
phone: +39 0521 373382 / 386792
fax: +39 0521 5880725
email: info (at) borgoriccio (dot) it
There are many restaurants in and near Parma. A list of recommendations will be distributed at the meeting. At the time of writing, no formal social events are planned.
The average temperatures for the month of April is 18°C/64°F as a high and 8°C/46°F as lows. Rain is likely.
EUR: currently valued at approximately 1 EUR = 1.32 USD. Coins are used for values less than 5 euros. Currency is printed in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500. You may find it difficult to make small purchases with bills larger than EUR 20. Credit and debit cards are commonly used, but not for small purchases. ATM machines are also common; there is one on campus.