ACM SIGCHI Symposium on
Engineering Interactive Computing Systems 

Pisa, Italy - June 13-16, 2011   

Conference venue

Pisa is a city in Tuscany, central Italy, on the right bank of the mouth of the Arno River on the Ligurian Sea. It is the capital city of the Province of Pisa. Although Pisa is known worldwide for its Leaning Tower (the bell tower of the city's cathedral), the city of over 87,500 residents contains more than 20 other historic churches, several palaces, and various bridges across the Arno River.
Pisa International Airport is served by 18 airlines companies with 63 destinations and over 4 million passengers in 2009.

The conference location

The conference will be organized by the HIIS Laboratory ( of ISTI-CNR and held at CNR Research Area of Pisa (

picture of conference location

The Institute of Information Science and Technologies (ISTI) is an institute of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) located in the CNR Research Area of Pisa.

The research activity of the Human Interface in Information Systems (HIIS) Laboratory is in methods and tools to support user interface designers and software developers in obtaining usable systems that can be accessed from different contexts of use (devices, users, physical and social environments).
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How to get there

You can travel by railway, airplane or car to reach the Conference Venue from outside Pisa:

  • Arrival by plane via Pisa airport: the airport is on the outskirts of the town, approximately 6 km from the Institute. To reach the Conference Venue, it is probably most convenient to take a taxi. Otherwise, you have to take two different buses: bus LAM Rossa (L/R) (direction S. Iacopo) from the airport to the railway station and then bus LAM Verde (L/V) (direction Via di Pratale) getting off at the first stop in Via Volpi - CNR. Tickets are on sale within the airport.
  • Arrival by train via Pisa railway station: The railway station is approximately 5 km from the Institute. To reach the Institute you can take bus LAM Verde (L/V) (direction Via di Pratale) getting off at the first stop in Via di Pratale. Tickets are on sale outside the railway station.
  • Arrival by car: From motor way A12 (green signs) Exit Pisa centro, then follow the high way (blue signs) to Florence up to the Exit Pisa Nord Est and follow the road signs to the Area CNR, about 10 min. from the motor way exit. You can click here to plan your route. If you drive from the airport, see this map. Parking is available.

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Since there is the "Luminara di San Ranieri" (on June 16, the eve of feast day of Saint Ranieri who is the patron saint of Pisa, the buildings along the Arno River are transformed into a fantastical fairyland setting) in the same week in Pisa, attendees are advised to book their local accommodation and travel as soon as possible.

View location of CNR and Hotels in Pisa

The green line on the map represents the LAM VERDE bus route.

View location of CNR and Hotels in Pisa in a larger map
Last update: May 31, 2011