Location

The conference is jointly organized by the ATMCS Team and the ISI Foundation and will be held at the Polytechnic University of Turin (Politecnico di Torino).

The registration and conference will take place in Aula 2M in the Cittadella Politecnica, behind the main Politecnico building. Here is a cheatsheet and a more detailed location guide with links to an interactive map.

The city of Torino, and the region of Piedmont, Italy, offer a rich cultural, historical, and social environment for exploration, which will be highlighted in an Excursion and Conference Banquet.

Accommodation

A number of dormitories at the Politecnico have been reserved for the conference, and are available from Sunday, 24 July, 2016 until Friday, 29 July, 2016. These are provided as funding support grants provided by the conference.

A special rate has been negotiated at various hotels in Torino, from 24 to 30 July 2016. Details on each option are given below. Please mention the code ATMCS7 to benefit from the negotiated rate.

Hotel Concord Torino Via Giuseppe Lagrange 47, 10123 Torino - 20 rooms available

In addition, a tax of 3.70 Euros per person per night will be applied for the first 4 nights of the stay

Hotel Gran Mogol Via Guarino Guarini 2, 10123 Torino - 20 rooms available

In addition, a tax of 2.80 Euros per person per night will be applied for the first 4 nights of the stay

Hotel Due Mondi Via Saluzzo 3, 10125 Torino - 15 rooms available

In addition, a tax of 2.80 Euros per person per night will be applied for the first 4 nights of the stay

Ibis Hotel Via XX settembre 4, 10121 Torino - 20 rooms available

In addition, a tax of 2.80 Euros per person per night will be applied for the first 4 nights of the stay.

Getting in and out of Turin

Arriving in Turin from Caselle airport

Short of a taxi (~30 euros), the easiest choice is the shuttle from outside the arrival hall. Tickets (6.50 euros) can be purchased from an automatic machine near the arrival doors or from the cafè at the other end of the arrival hall. The shuttle runs every 15 minutes. The transfer lasts about 45 minutes. The only two relevant stops made by the shuttle are Porta Susa train station and at Porta Nuova train station, the others are outside of town.

Leaving from Caselle

The shuttle is the same as above obviously. It leaves from the covered walkway on the corner between Corso Vittorio Emanuele and Via Sacchi, along the side of Porta Nuova station. Tickets (6.50 euros) can be bought at the adjacent cafés.

Arriving/Leaving in Turin from Malpensa airport

There is a SADEM bus from Terminal 1 that costs 22 euros trip. The bus runs every 2 hours and the trip takes about 2.5 hours. It stops at Porta Susa train station, from where you can take the metro to your destination. More information can be found here. Leaving is exactly symmetrical to what described above.

Arriving by train

The two main stations are Porta Nuova and Porta Susa. Either way, you are pretty much in the heart of Turin. It is very easy to go anywhere from there by metro, bus or on foot.

Public transportation

Turin is a large city but all the venues relevant to the conference are distributed within a short distance around Porta Nuova. Most of the interesting bars, restaurants and museums are within 10-15 minutes walk from Porta Nuova. If you are in a rush though, the best shortcut is the metro.
You can find real time routing and travel times here. Buses and trams, while colourful, tend to be a little less reliable. As a shorthand for your planning, consider the following time estimates:

Panem et circenses

Turin is the foodie capital of Italy. Being Italy's ground state already better than anything you have experienced before, this is saying a lot. The Slow Food movement started just outside of Turin and some of the best ice cream has historically been produced here. On top of that, Turin is the gateway to the Langhe region (the hilly region south of Turin from which Nebbiolo, Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera, Dolcetto come from.. ah let's us not forget some of the best Grappas in Italy). Finally, it is the home of red Vermouth.
Also, all of this is very very cheap.
Hence, the Local Organizing Committee's strong recommendation is that you plan on gorging yourself on the many delicacies of the region.
Let us give you a few --forcibly incomplete-- pointers to the many wonders of Turin's San Salvario and Centro neighbourhoods.

Before we go on to the list, there is an important concept that needs to be introduced: the Aperitivo. Besides being a state of the mind, Aperitivo ("Fare aperitivo" in Italian) means that the place will provide buffet (usually good) food for the (slightly increased) price of a drink. This is the classical way for students to get by, but also allows you to have an informal, light-meal while savouring a local wine, cocktail etc. Most of the nice cafès/bars you will find in Turin do serve Aperitivo between 7pm and 9.30pm. (Reminder: dinner in Italy is from 8pm all the way to 11.30pm).

Restaurants

Aperitivi and Bars