Large-scale Grammar Development and Grammar Engineering
Research Workshop of the Israel Science Foundation
University of Haifa, Israel, 25-28 June, 2006
The Workshop will take place at the University of Haifa in Haifa, Israel. It will be hosted by the The Caesarea Edmond Benjamin de Rothschild Foundation Institute for Interdisciplinary Applications of Computer Science (CRI), at Room 570, Education and Sciences Building. See campus map and directions.
Haifa does not have international flight connections; book a flight to Tel Aviv (TLV). The airport has extensive ground transportation options, including a direct train to Haifa via Tel Aviv, coaches, shuttle (shared) taxis, rental cars and taxis.
Most major European airlines fly to Israel, including Lufthansa, British Airways, Air France, Alitalia, Swiss, Austrian Airlines, Malev, Czech Airlines, KLM, Iberia, SN Brussels Airlines and more. They usually operate one or two flights daily to their European hubs. Flights to Europe tend to leave TLV either very early in the morning (around 5:30am) or in the early afternoon (around 16:00). The only North-American carriers offering direct flights to TLV are Continental (twice daily), Delta (daily) and Air Canada (daily). Israel's flag carrier is ElAl, with flights to several destinations throughout Europe and North America. Several charter airlines fly to Israel from Europe, but none of the low-cost, no-frills airlines does.
The best way to travel from/to the airport is by train: trains run twice an hour during the day, once an hour during the night, and take about 1:15 hours from the airport to Haifa Hof HaCarmel station. Check the schedules on-line. The fare is about Eur 6/USD 7 one way, a little less when buying a return ticket. Buy your ticket before boarding the train and keep it since you will need it when you leave the station.
Public transportation in Israel practically halts during the weekend, which is defined as Friday early afternoon to Saturday night. This includes trains and inter-city coaches, but not the local buses in Haifa, which run with reduced frequency.
More specific information will be posted later. See also here.
The Workshop hotel is the Holiday Inn Haifa Bayview. Single rooms are available at approximately USD 100 per night, single occupancy. To benefit from these rates please contact me.
A much less expensive option, just across the street, is Dan Gardens Haifa. You will have to take care of your own reservation here.
See map of the Carmel Center area.
Citizens of many countries, including most EU countries and the US, do not need a visa for a short visit. Check the list of countries. Citizens of other countries are advised to check with the nearest Israeli consulate. Many have web sites, e.g., the Israeli Embassy in London.
All visitors must have a return ticket and a passport valid for at least six months.
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