logo ifip     27 th IFIP TC7 Conference 2015

on System Modelling and Optimization

SophiaTech Campus
Sophia Antipolis, France
June 29-July 3rd, 2015


The meeting will take place at Campus SophiaTech in Sophia Antipolis (France) on June 29th to July 3rd, 2015.

Both Inria and Nice University are Eduroam participants, so, if your institution provides you with an Eduroam account, you are encouraged to initialize it on your laptop properly (help).
We will provide personal wifi account to participants, but Eduroam will work within a largest area in the campus.

450 route des Chappes, F-06410 Sophia Antipolis

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All participants should arrange their own transportation from the airport or railway station to the hotels or conference venue.

Sophia Antipolis is located on the French Riviera, close to Nice (28km), Cannes (12km) and Antibes (8km)

- By plane
Nearest international airport is Nice-Côte d'Azur airport (20km)

Regular shuttles from the airport (Terminal 1 and 2) to Sophia Antipolis by bus (1.50€ fare ticket):

. Line 230 - bus stop "Templiers"

- By car
GPS 43°36'54.698"-N (43.61516917) - 7°4'17.645"-E / (7.07156761 )

. From Marseille-Aix by the A8 motorway, take the exit Antibes-Grasse-Sophia Antipolis, direction Sophia Antipolis.

. From Nice by the A8 motorway, take the exit Antibes-Sophia Antipolis, direction Sophia Antipolis (the road on the right just after the toll).

- By train
The closest railway station is located in Antibes.

Regular shuttles from Antibes SNCF railway station to Sophia Antipolis by bus with Envibus (Fare ticket: 1.00 Euros):

. Lines 1, 9, 12 and 100 - Bus stop "Templiers"

- By public transport

. From Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport and Nice city: Line 230 - Bus stop "Templiers"
. From Cannes SNCF railway station (with transfer): Line 630 - Stop "Gare routiere Sophia Antipolis" then take Lines 1, 9, 12 or 100 - Bus stop "Templiers"
. From Antibes : Envibus Lines 1, 9, 12 or 100 - Bus stop "Templiers"

Arriving on Sunday in Sophia Antipolis
The bus number 230 does not operate on Sundays.  However, you can take line 250 to Antibes/Golfe Juan. Depending on your time schedule, take Envibus Line 1 or 9 (bus stop "Bouillides" for Ibis and Mercure Hotels, bus stop "Eganaude" for B&B and Sophia country club Hotels, Bus stop "Beethoven or Einstein" for Novotel Hotel).

You can find your route at this web page: http://www.ceparou06.fr

- By taxi

From Nice Côte 'Azur Airport About 20 minutes, (appr. 55 euros)

. Transfert Service (English spoken, mention Inria when booking) +33 (0) 6 09 50 92 53
. Taxi Sophia +33 (0) 6 27 51 01 51
. Centrale Orange Taxi +33 (0) 820 906 960
. Motorbike transport: +33 (0) 6 58 79 81 31

see also: http://www.cote-azur.com.fr

- Car rental

Nice Cote d'Azur Airport offers a choice of several car rental companies (Terminal 2).

Nice to know

Opening/closing hours, public holidays, currency, areas codes for France, Emergency phone numbers, advice for a trouble-free stay...

The French Riviera benefits from a Mediterranean-type climate, characterised by exceptional sunshine almost 300 days a year and mild temperatures for most of the year.

Opening hours:
Shops are usually open from 9 am to 7 pm from Monday to Saturday.
Department stores may stay open until 9 pm.
Banks are open from 8.30 to 12 noon and 2 to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday, with some branches opening on Saturday mornings and during lunch time.

Credit cards are accepted in many shops, hotels and restaurants (there is usually a minimum amount of between 7 euros and 15 euros).
For cash, you will find ATMs on just about every street corner (24 hours a day). Bank branches, exchange bureaux and some post offices handle currency exchange transactions and traveller's cheques. Whatever you are buying, prices are net.

Emergency phone numbers:
Dial the following numbers (toll-free)
SAMU (medical emergencies): 15
Police emergency: 17
Fire-brigade: 18
European emergency call: 112

To call France in France: 0 + area number + number
To call France from abroad: 00 + 33 + number
To call abroad: 00 + country exchange number + number

Electric standards:
220 Volts - 380 Volts / 50 Hertz

A few tips for a pleasant trouble-free holiday:

- You are strongly recommended to respect smoking/no smoking signs in public places.
- A service charge is included in the price of each item on the menu in any cafe or restaurant as required by French law. In theory, no further tipping is expected.
- If you are driving, park only where authorised and respect speed limits on highways and motorways. France extensively uses radars to detect speeding and take pictures of the cars. Police will send the ticket to the rental car company that will forward the bill to the delinquent driver. In such case, the bill is generaly very high.

Useful link

Official tourism portal for the Riviera Côte d’Azur