Travel Information and Contact During the Workshop

  2018 Advanced Research Workshop
Future Trends in Microelectronics: Vingt Ans Après
June 10-16, 2018:  Sardinia, Italy
Travel Information

Hotel: The FTM Workshop "Vingt Ans Après" will take place in the five-star hotel "Pullman Timi Ama Sardegna" located on the southern tip of Sardinia near the small town of Villasimius. We were very happy with the venue in 2009. One of the FTM mafiosi (AZ) re-examined the hotel thoroughly and was fully satisfied that it remained attractive.  Below are his observations:

Air:  The closest airport is Cagliari (CAG) which is 55 km away from the hotel (shuttle service will be arranged for arrival and departure days, June 10, 14 and 16, rental cars available).  The Cagliari airport is served by British Airways (from London), Lufthansa (from München and Frankfurt), Alitalia/AirOne (frequent service from Milan and Rome), Easyjet (from Geneva, London, and Milan), Meridiana Eurofly (from multiple cities), and Ryanair (from Madrid, Milan, and Pisa).  Booking in advance is recommended for reasonable fares (which climb quickly as summer approaches). Note that the city of Cagliari is an interesting place with a picturesque historical center. Those who plan to fly out of Cagliari early in the morning may wish to stay in one of the numerous hotels there (which would be cheaper and easier to connect to the airport). For example, the Holiday Inn Cagliari (not in the historical part of town) is convenient to the airport and affordable. The departure day shuttle bus can make a stop at the Holiday Inn as needed.

Arrival and Departure Airport Transfers:  Arriving passengers will be met inside the airport hall by a driver holding an “FTM-2018” sign.  In many cases, the shuttle accommodates more than one incoming flight: please check in with the driver to make sure he is aware that you have arrived.  If you are coming to join the shuttle from town or from the ferry terminal, please find the arrivals area and look for the driver there. Arrivals, June 10-14 (Excel file: Arr). Departures, June 14-17 (Excel file: Dep). If your name appears on the schedules, please be sure to check that your flight info is correct (and let Alex know if not!).  If it does not, it means you are arriving on a nonstandard day (in some cases, we will be able to arrange transfers, you will be contacted directly within a couple of days.

Auto/Ferry:  There are ferries to Sardinia from a number of Italian ports including Genova, Piombino, and Civitavecchia, for those who want to travel by car (keep in mind that Sardinia is a large island, e.g. the drive from Olbia or Puerto Torres in the North to Cagliari is roughly 3 hours).

Map:  For a nice collection of Sardinia maps click here

Contact during the Workshop

The workshop attendees can be reached at their regular email addresses; the Hotel has WiFi both at the Conference hall and in the guest rooms.
Attendees' rooms can also be reached by phone via the main (reception) number of the Timi Ama hotel:
Tel: (+39)070/79791
Fax: (+39)070/797285

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