The planned venue for EICS’2022 is the SophiaTech Campus of the University Nice Cote d’Azur. The SophiaTech Campus is a zone that encompasses quarters of the cities of Biot, Antibes, and (mainly) Valbonne. Created in 1970–1984, it houses primarily companies in the fields of computing, electronics, pharmacology, and biotechnology. Several institutions of higher learning are also located here, along with the European headquarters of W3C and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). The main turistic cities nearby are Antibes, Grasse, Nice and Canes.
Antibes-Juan-Les-Pins is is a resort town between Cannes and Nice on the French Riviera (Côte d’Azur). It’s known for its old town enclosed by 16th-century ramparts with the star-shaped Fort Carré. This overlooks luxury yachts moored at the Port Vauban marina.
Nice is the 5th most populated city in France. It is ideally located at the French Riviera (or “Côte d’Azur” in French). Nice and it surroundings (Antibes, Cannes, Juan-les-Pins, Grasse, Monaco, Saint-Raphaël, Fréjus, Sainte Maxime, Saint-Tropez…) are famous worldwide and offer many attractions. Visit the tourism office web site in Nice for extending your stay in the region beyond the conference days.
The conference will take place at the SophiaTech Campus of the University Nice Sophia Antipolis.
Address: 930 Route des Colles, 06410 Biot Sophia Antipolis
GPS: Latitude: 43°36’54.698″-N / 43.61516917, Longitude: 7°4’17.645″-E / 7.07156761
When looking for an accommodation, please take into account the following options:
In the SophiaTech Campus you will find some hotel in the quarter of Saint-Philippe (Biot) which is next door of the conference location. The campus is ~4KM from the closest coastal city, Antibes, which can be reached by public transportation (Envibus). Options in this area include:
- Nemea Appart’hotel, 45 Rue Henri Poincaré, Accès n°17, 06410 Biot Sophia Antipolis. ~5 minutes walking distance.
- B&B Hôtel Antibes Sophia Le Relais, 3725 route des Dolines 06410 Biot. ~25 minutes walking distance.
- ROYAL ANTIBES Luxury Hotel, Residence, Beach & Spa. 16 Boulevard Maréchal Leclerc, Antibes
- Hôtel de L’Etoile. 2 avenue Gambetta, Antibes.
- Modern Hotel, 1, rue fourmilière, (corner with rue de la république), pedestrian zone, Antibes.
The city of Nice is accessible via the bus 230 Xpress which also connects the airport of Nice with the campus of SophiaTech (download time schedule here, notice that it runs from Monday to Friday only). List of all hotels in Nice at http://en.nicetourisme.com/hotels
Reaching by plane
The closest airport is the Aéroport Nice Côte d’Azur, which is about 20 Km from Sophia Tech Campus. From the airport, take the bus 230 Xpress to SophiaTech Campus. A taxi ride from the airport to SophiaTech/Antibes might cost ~60€, Uber ~35 €. The train station Nice Saint-Augustin is 15 minutes walking distance from the airport, running trains to Nice and Antibes (tickets ~3,5€).
By Bus from Antibes
Step down at the bus stop Templiers. Check the web site Envibus for further information. Suitable lines include A, 6, 9, 12 and 100.
By Bus from Nice
From Nice by the bus 230 Xpress, step down at the bus stop Templiers. Notive that this shuttle only runs from Monday to Friday.
From Nice, take the exit number 44 Antibes from the highway, then follow the direction Sophia Antipolis, second exit in the roundabout. Visitors can park their car at the Parking P2 next to the SophiaTech campus (see map above).
For all accessibility questions, please contact the conference chair Marco Winckler