International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC)

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How to get to Chia

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General Chair
James Hendler
Maryland Information and Network Dynamics Lab
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742, USA
Program Chair
Ian Horrocks
Department of Computer Science
University of Manchester
Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9PL, ENGLAND UK
Organisation chair
Michele Missikoff
Istituto di Analisi dei Sistemi ed Informatica - CNR
Viale Manzoni, 30
00185 Roma - Italy


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Venue information
1st International
Semantic Web Conference

June 9-12th, 2002

Sardinia, Italia

OntoWeb supported in part by the OntoWeb network

in cooperation with the
DARPA Program

 [ Grand hotel Chia Laguna ] ISWC 2002 will take place in Chia, which is 40km east of Cagliari (on the detailed map of South Sardinia, look for Chia, in the south-west) situated on the south coast of Sardinia. At the extreme south of Sardinia island, in the middle of a big natural park, there is Chia. Here the landscape is characterized by white beaches of fine sand that are lapped by waters of emerald green.


Please, do not contact directly the hotel, they will not be able to book you directly. You must use the registration page to register.

 [ Grand hotel Chia Laguna ] The conference will take place at the Gran hotel Chia Laguna. The hotel offers every modern facility needed for a top class conference including spacious air conditioned lecture rooms, up to date audio/visual technology and office facilities for delegates. The very recently created hotel is the expression of a synthesis of avant-garde architecture which aims to keep the environment and living space unspoiled and maintain a high level of comfort. The beach is fully equipped with deck-chairs and parasols and many other facilities are available for the guests.
This venue is perfectly situated in a beautiful natural setting, surrounded by a natural park and only a short walk from the pure sea waters of Sardinia. The leisure facilities are of the highest standard including swimming pools, tennis courts and water sports which are ideal for relaxation during the conference.

How to get there

Sardina is an italian island in the Mediteranea (the island between Sicilia and Corsica). It can be reached either:

By aircraft
Cagliari Elmas airport (CAG) can be reached from many Italian and European airports.
By boat
The three main seaports of Sardinia are: Cagliari, Portotorres (north-west), Olbia (nort-east). If you decide to bring a car with you, you will be able to sightsee our Island.
  • Cagliari is connected to: Genova, Livorno and Civitavecchia (Rome).
  • Portotorres is connected to: Toulon (France), Genova, and Livorno. The journey Portotorres-Cagliari by car takes about 2h30.
  • Olbia is connected to: Genova, Livorno and Civitavecchia. The journey Olbia-Cagliari by car takes about 3h30.

From Cagliari, one can get to Chia laguna:

By the conference shuttle
There will be information at the airport about how to get the shuttle.
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Trip lasts approx 1 hour
By car
from Cagliari drive on the route 195 for about 50 km. At 43 km take the road for Chia.
By taxi
This is an expensive choice unless you make groups of 3-4 people.
By public bus service
The journey Elmas Airport to Cagliari takes 15 minutes. and runs every 40 min. The journey Cagliari-Chia takes 1h15 (frequency: 45 minutes). The Bus Station is in Piazza Matteotti (just where the Airport shuttle arrives). Schedule for this bus can be found here.

This information has been provided in part courtesy of DIEE, Universitá di Cagliari. However, any error is certainly ours.

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