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Social Events - HPCS2017

The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation 
(HPCS 2017)

The 15th Annual Meeting

July 17 – 21, 2017
Genoa, Italy



Technically Sponsored by IEEE





HPCS 2017 SOCIAL EVENTS




Arrangements are being made to have the following events and activities at HPCS 2017:  


Monday, July 17, 2017
HPCS 2017 Evening Welcome Reception  
        Grand Hotel Savoia  - Genoa
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
An open City Tour - 
     
Guided Walking Sightseeing City Tour - followed by dinner time  
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
HPCS 2017 Banquet Dinner - 
        Cisterne di Palazzo Ducale
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Genoa Cultural Event - 
        
Guided Bus Sightseeing City Tour - followed by dinner time
Friday, July 21, 2017
Full Day Excursions -
    1.
Cinque Terre and the Italian Riviera Guided Tour - Guided Tour
 
       

    2. Alba, Canelli and the Liguria and Piedmont Hills - Guided Tour

    MAKE YOUR PLANS AND RESERVE YOUR PLACE !  

* Details will be posted shortly. Signing up for any of these will be announced as soon as final arrangements are confirmed. 


Monday, July 17:       HPCS 2017 Welcome Reception -   19:15-21:45
     Grand Hotel Savoia - Genoa

Splendid Venue. Sign up on conference website to get your ticket. HPCS Conference Welcome Reception with light hors d’oevres and beverages. 

We hope that all HPCS 2017 participants will be at the Reception on Monday evening.  Please confirm your participation in the reception on your registration form so that we can reserve a seat for you. 
Confirmation is required and due by:  July 04, 2017.  

Pricing and Transportation: Reception ticket is included with full conference registration (answer “yes” to the registration survey question).  Additional tickets may be purchased for companions, student, DDC and one day registrations for US$28.00.  Meet in Hotel lobby at 7:00 PM



Tuesday, July 18:       An Open City Tour -         19:15-22:15 
               
     Guided Walking Sightseeing City Tour - followed by dinner time 

Participants will be guided through the ancient buildings of the historical center of Genova, a UNESCO world heritage site. These elegant residences belonging to the aristocracy and date back to the 16th and 17th centuries.  

The visit will move through the narrow alleys (Caruggi) of the widest historical center in Europe, to discover its many curiosities and secrets. The tour starts from the Old Port area and guides you through the highlights of the city, including the San Lorenzo Cathedral, the Doge Palace, the Opera House, and the wonderful Strada Nuova Museums.  

In the museums – the galleries of Palazzo Rosso, the Palazzo Bianco, and Palazzo Tursi – you can admire the antique furniture and important masterpieces of Italian and foreign artists. The museum exhibits works by Veronese, Procaccini, Rubens, Van Dyck, and many more. 


  

Dinner: The guide will provide information to the participants that wish to stop in the city center for dinner.  Dinner on your own at one of the proposed restaurants.  See more details at 


Confirmation is required and due by:  July 04, 2017.  

Pricing and Transportation:  US$13 for the guided tour.  Attendees will pay for their own meals at the selected restaurants. No transportation required (walking tour). Meet in Hotel lobby at 7:00 PM.

Deadline to register for this tour is July 04.  Minimum of 15 and maximum of 35 participants for this event on First-Come-First-Serve basis. 

Deadline to register for this tour: July 04, 2017.  



Wednesday, July 19:  HPCS 2017 Banquet Dinner  -   20:00-22:30  

      Cisterne di Palazzo Ducale -  Genoa

The HPCS annual dinner banquet and awards event. Sign up on conference website in order to have a ticket. 

We hope that all HPCS 2017 participants will be at the dinner banquet on Wednesday evening.  Please confirm your participation in the banquet on your registration form so that we can reserve a seat for you. 

Below the main palace of Genova, Palazzo Ducale, lays the ancient water reservoir. In the ‘500, they guaranteed a continuous supply to Palazzo Ducale. Recently, the large empty space has been reorganized to host events with up to 500 participants.  

Meet in Hotel lobby at 7:30 PM (19:30) for gathering to the Cisterne di Palazzo Ducale. It is a 20-minutes walk from Grand Hotel Savoia.  Can also take the METRO. Make sure to bring the Banquet Dinner Ticket with you. 

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Confirmation is required and due by:  July 04, 2017. 

PLEASE NOTE: If you have any food restrictions, please email the social events chairs at gabriele.costa@unige.it and alessio.merlo@unige.it  as soon as possible but no later than July 12

Pricing and TransportationBanquet ticket is included with full conference registration (answer “yes” to registration survey question).  Additional tickets may be purchased for companions, student, DDC and one day registrations for US$62.00. 




Thursday, July 20
:      Genoa Cultural Event  -  19:15-20:45

        Guided Bus Sightseeing City Tour - followed by dinner time 
        A perfect event for a perfect evening. Sign up on conference website. 

Welcome to Genoa, the city of the great navigators of the past, a maritime republic and the birthplace of Christopher Columbus. During the Roman Empire, Genoa was the “gateway” to the Mediterranean Sea and nowadays it is still one of the main ports in Europe. Moreover, its historic centre is one of the largest and best preserved in the ‘Old Continent.’ 

On board of the bus with a guide, you will be able to admire the most beautiful places of Genoa, with its valuable historical and artistic heritage.  Tentative Itinerary will be as in below.  


Please confirm your participation in this social event in your registration account and use this opportunity to meet other colleagues and widen your network while discovering this great cultural and historical city. 

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Dinner: The guide will provide information to the participants that wish to stop in the city center for dinner.  Dinner on your own at one of the proposed restaurants.  See more details at 


Confirmation is required and due by:  July 04, 2017.  

Pricing and Transportation:  US$38 for the guided tour.  Attendees will pay for their own meals at the selected restaurants.  Meet in Hotel lobby at 7:00 PM.

Deadline to register for this tour is July 04.  Minimum of 25 and maximum of 32 participants for this event on First-Come-First-Serve basis.  

Deadline to register for this tour:  July 04, 2017.  



Friday, July 21
:           Full Day Excursions


     Event 1:  
Cinque Terre and the Italian Riviera - Guided Tour 
                          9:00 - 17:30

A guided visit to Cinque Terre, UNESCO world heritage site since 1997.  A memorable and exciting tour overall. Sign up on conference website now. 

Join us for all-day guided tour of the Five Lands (Cinque Terre). This guided tour will begin at the conference hotel where we will be picked up by our guide and go for a special train trip. 

Cinque Terre is a group of 5 small villages (Riomaggione, Manarola, Vernazza, Corniglia and Monterosso). They consist of the typical, colorful houses grabbing the steep rocks of the Ligurian Riviera. During the centuries, the farmers shaped this hostile territory to grow the vines. Today, they produce a famous and rare wine called Sciacchetrà.  More details about cinque terre can be found at: 

Participants will visit Monterosso, Riomaggiore and Manarola.  An English-speaking guide will accompany the group from Genoa.  At the end of the tour, the guide will accompany the group on the train per Genoa.  This Discover Cinque Terre guided tour includes a special lunch in a typical restaurant of the region.  

  

      

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Confirmation is required and due by:  July 04, 2017.  

Pricing and Transportation: US$107 for the guided tour.  Price includes special train tickets, lunch, English speaking guide, and fees.  Departure from Genoa by train. Meet in Hotel lobby at 8:45 AM.

Deadline to register for this tour is July 04.  Minimum of 20 and maximum of 50 participants for this event on First-Come-First-Serve basis.  The trip will include some walking.  

Deadline to register for this tour is: July 04, 2017.  



     Event 2:  Alba, Canelli and the Liguria and Piedmont Hills - Guided Tour 
                          9:00 - 17:30

Another memorable and exciting guided tour overall. Sign up on conference website.  Join us for all-day guided tour of these unique country-side famous towns. 

A guided tour through Liguria and Piedmont hills where some of the best Italian wines such as Barolo, Barbaresco, Nebbiolo, and Spumante are produced. Visit the ancient medieval town of Alba (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alba,_Piedmonthttp://www.miomyitaly.com/alba-italy.html), worldwide famed for white truffles and the capital of the Italian slow food association. You will then reach Canelli (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canellihttps://www.enchantingitaly.com/regions/piemonte/asti/canelli.htmfor a visit to “Cantina Contratto”, wine makers renowned for their Spumante, the sparkling wine that challenges the great champagne. After visiting the ancient cellar, you will taste the most interesting and celebrated wines in this farming community.  More info can be found about it at www.contratto.it
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Confirmation is required and due by:  July 04, 2017.  

Pricing and Transportation: US$95 for the guided tour.  Price includes private bus tour, English speaking guide, Contratto visit and wine testing, and fees.  Lunch not included but guide will suggest some options. The guide will provide local information in Alba. Departure from Genoa venue by bus.  Meet in Hotel lobby at 8:45 AM.

Deadline to register for this tour is July 04.  Minimum of 25 and maximum of 50 participants for this event on First-Come-First-Serve basis.    

Deadline to register for this tour is: July 04, 2017.  


MAKE YOUR PLANS AND RESERVE YOUR SEATS!  SIGN IN USING YOUR REGISTRATION ACCOUNT. 


For any questions concerning Social Events, please contact Social Events Co-Chairs: 

Gabriele Costa
   Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy 
   Phone: +39 010 353 - 6545
   Fax:     +39 010 353 - 2948
   Email:   Gabriele.Costa@unige.it 


Alessio Merlo
   Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy
   Phone: +39 010 353 - 2344
   Fax:     +39 010 
   Email:   alessio.merlo@unige.it


conference organizers, or consult the Conference’s web site at URLs: 
 http://hpcs2017.cisedu.info  or  http://cisedu.us/rp/hpcs17


SEE YOU IN GENOA, ITALY IN JULY


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