The 8th DELPH-IN summit will be held from Monday, July 2, to Friday, July 6, 2012, in Sofia, Bulgaria. It will follow the by now traditional structure, of three days of plenary activities (Monday to Wednesday), followed by two days of sub-group activities. Our DELPH-IN colleagues Petya (Sofia University and IICT-BAS) and Kiril (IICT-BAS), will offer local arrangements.
Here are also our mobiles: Petya (+359 887 52 10 33); Kiril (+359 888 473 413).
The venue will be at the Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" The Sofia University.
The Mirror Hall is indicated as Conference Room at the following map: http://www.bultreebank.org/DELPH-IN-SofiaUni.png
The event is kindly supported by Ontotext AD Ontotext -- a leading Bulgarian company in Semantic Technologies.
The participation fee is 90 Euro (or the equivallent in our currency - levs: 175 levs). It can be paid either in levs, or in euros.
The scientific programme is emerging from a collaborative process, coordinated by AnnCopestake and StephanOepen, on the SofiaSchedule page; please note that last-minute adjustments are still possible.
Since the Sofia University is in the very center of the city, the following hotels are suggested:
In the center or near the center by walk
Best Western City Hotel – Sofia – 4 stars Location: 15 min walk to the Sofia University http://www.sofiacityhotel.com/
Hotel Downtown – 4 stars Location: 15-20 min walk to the Sofia University or public transport http://hotel-downtown.net/
Crystal Palace - 4 stars Location: next to the Sofia University http://www.crystalpalace-sofia.com/en/index.html
Central Park – 4 stars Location: 15-20 min walk to the Sofia University or public transport http://www.centralparkhotel.bg/bulgarian/welcome.htm
Sveta Sofia – 4 stars Location: 20-30 min walk to the Sofia University or 1 stop by subway http://www.hotelsvetasofia.com/svetasofia/en/
Arena di Serdica - 5 stars Location: 15-20 min walk to the Sofia University http://www.yomexbg.com/index_hotels_sofia_arenadiserdica_bg.htm
Radisson – 5 stars Location: opposite the Sofia University and the Parliament http://sofia.radissonsas.com
Grand Hotel Sofia – 5 stars Location: 5-10 min walk to the Sofia University and in the very center of the city http://www.grandhotelsofia.bg/index.php
Hilton – 5 stars Location: 20-30 min walk to the Sofia University or public transport http://www.hilton.bg/
Sheraton – 5 stars Location: 10-15 min walk to the Sofia University http://www.yomexbg.com/index_hotels_sofia_sheraton_bg.htm
Near the center by convenient public transport
For all of the hotels below, you have to go to Tsarigradsko shosse Blv. and take a bus or trolley to the University. It takes 5-10 min or so. Buses: 280, 306 (you get off at the 2nd stop); Trolleys: 4, 11 (you get off at the 5th stop).
Rotasar - 3 stars http://rotasar.com/
Europa – 4 stars http://www.hotel-europe-bg.com/?lang=en
Ganesha hotel – 3 stars http://www.hotelganesha-bg.com/ENAbout.htm
Information about Sofia