Confirmed keynote speakers
danah boyd (Microsoft Research New England)
Researcher at Microsoft Research New England and a Fellow at the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society. She recently completed her PhD in the School of Information at UC-Berkeley. Dr. boyd’s dissertation “Taken Out of Context: American Teen Sociality in Networked Publics” focused on how American youth use networked publics for sociable purposes. She examined the role that social network sites like MySpace and Facebook play in everyday teen interactions and social relations. At the Berkman Center, danah co-directed the Internet Safety Technical Task Force to work with companies and non-profits to identify potential technical solutions for keeping children safe online.
Giuseppe O. Longo (Università degli Studi di Trieste)
Full professor of Information Theory at the Electronic Engineering Department of the University of Trieste. He has done research work in network theory, algebraic coding and information theory, specializing in coding for finite memoryless and Markov sources. Currently his scientific interests are mainly directed towards epistemology, artificial intelligence, communication, and the social impact of technology. He published several books on the cultural and anthropological consequences of the new technologies: Il nuovo Golem: come il computer cambia la nostra cultura, (Laterza, Roma-Bari, 1998), Homo Technologicus (Meltemi, Roma, 2001), Il Simbionte: prove di umanità futura (Meltemi, Roma, 2003), Il senso e la narrazione (Springer Verlag Italia, Milano, 2008). Besides being a scientist, Longo is also a prominent novelsit.
Registration deadline: May, 24, 2009.
Conference fees are for:
In special cases (e.g. volunteers, students) exemptions or discounts can be granted upon request.
Conference Hotel: Albergo Italia
We have reserved a block of rooms in the Albergo Italia, five minutes walk from the the conference hall, at the following special price:
single room with normal bed € 38,00
single room with french bed € 43,00
double or tween room for one person € 53,00
double or tween room for two persons € 70,00
Please use the Albergo Italia web form to reserve a room. To access the special price reserved to this event please specify “9th International Conference of Sociocybernetics website” in the remarks field. Feel free to use the same field also to specify your room preferences whenever the desidered option is not present in the form.
A limited numbers of rooms will be available at the cost of € 25 a night at the university college “Il Colle”. A special price of € 18 a night is also available for students and phd students. Ask for student’s special price when you check in and don’t forget to bring your student id.
To book a room at the students college please use this web form.
More information on the college facilities are available on the college “Il Colle” website.
A comprehensive list of accommodation facilities can be found on the website of Urbino tourist office.
Urbino is a walled city in the Marche region in Italy, south-west of Pesaro, a World Heritage Site notable for a remarkable historical legacy of independent Renaissance culture, especially under the patronage of Federico da Montefeltro, duke of Urbino from 1444 to 1482. The town, nestled on a high sloping hillside, retains much of its picturesque medieval aspect, only slightly marred by the large car parks below the town. It hosts the University of Urbino, founded in 1506, and is the seat of the Archbishop of Urbino. Its best-known architectural piece is the Palazzo Ducale, rebuilt by Luciano Laurana (taken form http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urbino).
The closest towns to Urbino are Pesaro and Fano, where there are train stations; trains from Milano, Bologna or Rome stop there.
The fastest way to reach Urbino is to fly to Bologna (or Ancona) and to rent a car. Renting a car will avoid waiting time for train or bus connections. Car sharing is an option to reduce costs if you travel with other colleagues (or friends). You may offer or look for a lift on roadsharing.com or by advertising your offer/request on the wall/board of the Facebook event page.
Not all the major rental companies have offices in Urbino. Europecar, for example, has a *courtesy point* in Urbino. This means that you can leave but not rent the car there. Please check with your company before booking.
The cheapest way to reach Urbino is by bus from either Pesaro or Fano.
The closest Airports to Urbino are Ancona, Bologna, Rimini and Forlì.
Please follow the links below for detailed information.
ANCONA: Raffaello Sanzio Airport at Falconara Marittima
45 Km South of Pesaro
Information office and bookings: Tel. +39-071-28271
Direct flights with low cost companies are available from London (www.ryanair.com ), Barcelona and Paris (www.evolavia.com ). Suggested route: From the airport take the bus to the train station in Ancona and from there take a train to Pesaro (about 30 min) and from Pesaro take the Bus (see section below) to Urbino
BOLOGNA: Aereoporto G. Marconi
Bologna is the largest international airport of the area and is only a two-hour drive from Urbino. It is served by many low cost airlines, please refer to the airport website for details.
Information office and bookings: Tel. +39-051-6479615
Information office and bookings: Tel. +39-0543-474991
Forlì is a very small airport, but the low cost airline Ryanair runs flights from major European cities (www.ryanair.com)
Suggested route: From the airport take the bus to the train station in Forlì, from there take a train to Pesaro (about 1:20h) and from Pesaro take the Bus (see section below).
RIMINI: Aeroporto Federico Fellini
Information office and bookings Tel. +39.0541.715711
Rimini is also a very small airport, but the low-cost airline Easyjet (www.easyjet.com) flies there. Rimini can be also useful for connections from Rome with Alitalia (www.alitalia.com) or other major European cities such as London, Amsterdam or Brussels.
Suggested route: From the airport take a bus to the train station in Rimini. From there take a train to Pesaro (about 15-20 min.) and from Pesaro take the bus (see section below).
For detailed information regarding flight schedules and airlines please refer to the airport links.
Buses from Pesaro or Fano to Urbino run frequently, for schedule information please visit the website: http://orari.trasporti.marche.it/calcola_percorso.asp. There are daily buses into the Urbino-Montefeltro area from Rome – Tiburtina station. One bus leaves at 7.30 am and the second one at 4 pm (http://www.autolineebucci.com/orari/roma-urbino.pdf). They do not run on Sundays. You can reach Tiburtina station by underground from Termini station or by train from Fiumicino Airport.
If you are coming from Tuscany you can travel via San Sepolcro, even though it is quite a lengthy trip. For buses from Arezzo click here www.baschetti.it.
From Rome, follow the old Via Flaminia through the Scheggia Pass, using the E45 via Perugia;
from Florence and Arezzo, follow the Bocca Trabaria, Bocca Serriola, Badia Tebalda or Viamaggio passes.
From Bologna take the A14 motorway and go south. Use the following exit: “Pesaro-Urbino” to reach Urbino.
From the “Pesaro-Urbino” exit you should take the SS 423 Urbinate, Urbino is 28Km from the highway exit. It will take you about 30-45 min.
From Ancona take the A14 motorway and go north. Use the following exit “Fano” to reach Urbino.
From the “Fano” exit you should take the superstrada and follow signs to Urbino. It will take you about 30-40 min.
The recommended stations are Pesaro (if you are traveling from the north) or Fano (if you are traveling from the south).
If you are travelling from Rome, the closest station is Fossato di Vico-Gubbio which is about a two hour train ride from the capital. From Fossato, however, there are few bus connections, and taxis are quite expensive (about 65€) so we suggest travelling to Pesaro by changing trains at the Falconara Marittima station.
Important: For all information related to train schedules and costs, please visit the website: http://www.trenitalia.it
CONFERENCE OFFICIAL WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA
Official website: http://larica-virtual.soc.uniurb.it/rc51
Official suggested tag: #mod20
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