Background

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.

For any questions concerning localities, please write to: Petya (petya@bultreebank.org) or Kiril (kivs@bultreebank.org)

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.

Participation Fee

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.

Schedule

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.

Accommodation

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

Rai hotel and Rai90 hotel – 3 stars http://www.rai90.com/rai/info_en.htm http://www.rai90.com/rai90/info_en.htm

Information about Sofia

Travel

Tourist Sites

Hotel guide

Events

Free Sofia Walking Tour

Photos

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(The DELPH-IN infrastructure is hosted at the University of Oslo)