Venue

EICS will be hosted at the INRIA Méditerrannée which is located at the heart of the SophiaTech Campus.

Check-in / Registration and sessions: Kahn building which is immediately after the main entrance of INRIA.

How to come to INRIA ? Follow direction to Sophia Antipolis campus or check out at the Google maps.

About Sophia Tech Campus

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.

Directions

The conference will take place in the building Kahn at the site of INRIA Meditérrannée, Sophia Antipolis.

Address: 2004, route des Lucioles, 06902 Sophia Antipolis

Accomodations

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:

The city of Antibes is good option for staying next to the beaches where the welcome reception will take place. Lots of siteseeing activities are easily accessible from the city including the Picasso Museum, the Fort Carré… Below there are a few options nearby the bus station Dugommier where many buses run from/to the SophiaTech campus.

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

Transportation

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 INRIA. Check the web site Envibus for further information. Envibus tickest can be bought using mobile phones. A journey cost 1€. 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 INRIA. Notive that this shuttle only runs from Monday to Friday.

By car

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).

Accessibility

For all accessibility questions, please contact the conference chair Marco Winckler

Sponsors

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