The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation
July 21 – July 25, 2014
The Savoia Hotel Regency
In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP
HPCS 2014 SOCIAL EVENTS
Arrangements are being made to have
Monday, July 21: HPCS 2014 Welcome Reception - The Academia of Bologna
hosted by TBA
Welcome reception at the Academy of Sciences of Bologna, an outstanding venue of the University of Bologna. Founded in 1690, the Academy of Sciences (www.accademiascienzebologna.it/) of Bologna has a history of more than three centuries.
Among its members were the famous Italian and foreign scientists Luigi Galvani, Guglielmo Marconi, Albert Einstein, Giovanni Pascoli, Marie Curie.
If your conference registration includes the reception and you have not indicated your participation in this event, please add to your registration as soon as possible. Click HERE to register.
Tuesday, July 22: An Open City Tour - Guided tour of Bologna on open-top bus
Guided tour of Bologna on open-top bus (http://www.cityredbus.com/en/contents/view/cityredbus) with tour in Bologna + surrounding hills. Tour includes aperitive in the panoramic terrace of San Michele in Bosco, with a outstanding panorama of the town.
Available seats: 45. First-Come-First Serve.
The fee for this event is 22 Euros per person. Please register as soon as possible via the conference website link to participate! Click HERE to register.
Wednesday, July 23: HPCS 2014 Banquet Dinner - Banquet dinner at the Savoia Hotel
HPC&S Conference banquet dinner at the Savoia Hotel (http://savoiaregency.hotelsbologna.it/).
Banquet dinner and ceremony, around the swimming pool, with all kinds of Italian specialties.
If your conference registration includes the dinner banquet and you have not made your meal choice or indicated your participation in this event, please add to your registration and indicate your choices as soon as possible. Click HERE to register.
Thursday, July 24: Bologna Cultural Event – MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF BOLOGNA - Palazzo Pepoli
Access and free visit to the very nice museum Museo della Citta, with a fascinating virtual reconstruction, created by Cineca, of the history of Bologna around the century. Pleasant and interactive museum.
Buffet dinner in the internal Corte.
Available seats : 45. First-Come-First Serve.
The fee for this event is 40 Euros per person (including transportation, meal, and entrance fee), please register as soon as possible via the conference website in order to participate! Click HERE to register.
Friday, July 25: Full Day Excursions
Event 1: "Lands of Food" Tour and Basilica of Nonantola: Guided tour by a private bus.
Tour starts at 7.30 am from the hotel. The tentative program is as follows:
- Visit to a high quality traditional Parmigiano Factory, assisting the last phase of the parmigiano production; tasting of three types of organic Parmigiano Reggiano of different age and seasoning, and a fourth made with white cow's milk; visit to the rooms of seasoning and the stables of the selected farms.
- Departure for an ancient village where a very typical lunch will be served, with local specialties of mountain cuisine.
- Departure for a wonderful DOP vinegar (aceto balsamico) production area; guided tour of the vinegar production factory with tasting of aceto balsamico;
- Visit to a very special site of great archaeological and cultural interest, on the way back, the Basilica of Nonantola, built in the sixth century A.D.
Arrival to Hotel Savoia scheduled at 6pm.
Available seats: 35-45 (35 minimum, 45 maximum). First-Come-First Serve.
The fee for this event is 80 Euros per person. Please register as soon as possible via the conference website to participate! Click HERE to register.
Event 2: "Lands of Motors" Tour: Guided tour (DUCATI and FERRARI) by a private bus.
Visit starts at 8.30 a.m. from the hotel. The tentative program is as follows: visit to the DUCATI museum in Bologna (http://www.ducatiuk.com/company/visit_us/index.do?tab=museum). Around 10.30 a.m., leaving for Maranello, for visiting the Ferrari Museum, (http://museo.ferrari.com/museum/). Brunch in the Maranello area with typical regional products and return to Hotel around 4:00 p.m.
Available Seats: 35-45 (35 minimum, 45 maximum). First-Come-First Serve.
The fee for this event is 95 Euros per person. Please register s soon as possible via the conference website in order to participate! Click HERE to register.
Event 3: Republic of San Marino Tour: Guided tour by a private bus.
The Republic of San Marino was founded in 301 A.D. and is the most ancient European Republic. An enclave situated in central Italy, 15 km from the Romagna Riviera, the Republic sits at 700 meters above sea level on Mount Titano, a prominence which gives the first hint of the presence of the Central Apennine Mountains. Each year the Republic of San Marino is visited by millions of tourists from Italy and from all over the world. Most visitors stay in hotels on the nearby Riviera: Rimini, Riccione, Cattolica, Milano Marittima and Cesenatico.
San Marino is well worth the visit. There are many attractions once you cross the border! Shopping, scenery, gastronomy, philately numismatics, celebrations, events, monuments, museums, works of art and typical tourist spots. Entering into the Country is simple since, for tourism purposes, no passports are required. In the territory of the antique white and azure flag of the Republic of San Marino shopping is easy with the utilization of the Euro, the currency of the 27 Member States of the European Union.
Just 24 km from the Riviera cities of Rimini, Riccione, Cattolica, Cesenatico and Milano Marittima, the historic center of the Republic of San Marino is, in every part, a living monument. A patrimony for humanity. The view from the Towers is incredible: a terrace with a splendid view of the Romagna Coast on one side and the ancient Republic on the other. Throughout the pedestrian island, walking along the narrow streets, through the squares and around the churches and thousand stores and boutiques, shopping is a pleasure. It’s easy to make purchases in San Marino. Everything is a bargain! The first stop is instinctively for souvenirs. Then, perhaps with the emotion of the beautiful surroundings, a jewel, a typical artisan product, ceramics, brand-name clothing, perfume.
For more information, please visist: http://www.visitsanmarino.com/on-line/en/home.html,
Available seats: 30 seats max. First-Come-First Serve.
The fee for this event is 50 Euros per person. Tour includes: Guided tour of San Marino, private bus (30 seats) from venue and back. Lunch and access are extra. Tour starts at 8:30 and concludes around 17:00.
Please register s soon as possible via the conference website in order to participate! Click HERE to register.
For any questions concerning Social Events, please contact Social Events Chairs
CINECA - SuperComputing Applications and Innovation Department - SCAI
Via Magnanelli, 6/3
40033 Casalecchio di Reno (Bologna) - ITALY
Phone: +39 051 617 1661
Fax: +39 051 213 0216
SuperComputing Applications and Innovation (SCAI) - CINECA, Bologna, Italy
Phone: +39 051 617 1654