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The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2012)

http://hpcs2012.cisedu.info  or  http://cisedu.us/rp/hpcs12

July 2 – July 6, 2012
Madrid, Spain


In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP


HPCS 2012 SOCIAL EVENTS
(Tentative)

Arrangements are being made to have

Monday, July 02, 2012
HPCS 2012 Welcome ReceptionMadrid City Hall
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
An open City Tour - Madrid de los Austrias
Wednesday, July 04, 2012
HPCS 2012 Banquet Dinner - Florida Park Restaurant
Thursday, July 05, 2012
Open Time - Madrid de los Borbones and Retiro Park
Friday, July 06, 2012
Full Day Excursions - 1.  Toledo Day Tour

                                    2.  Avila & Segovia Day Tour


Monday, July 02:  HPCS 2012 Welcome Reception -  Madrid City Hall

We will enjoy an exclusive guided visit to the Madrid Old City Hall, “La Casa de la Villa” located in the “Plaza de la Villa”. There we will be welcomed by a City Hall representative. 
   
Transportation:  There will be buses from the Conference venue to the City Hall.  Pickup time:  Approx.19:15. 





Tuesday, July 03:  An open City Tour - Madrid de los Austrias

After the conference sessions, attendees are invited to go to Madrid City Center for a walk in the historical area known as “Madrid de los Austrias”, containing many landmarks and monuments such as the Royal Palace and Royal Theater (the Opera house), Mayor Street, the plazas Villa and Mayor, the old City Hall and the Descalzas Reales convent.  The conference organization will provide attendees with tourist maps of the area, including where to go, what to see and where to eat/drink.




Wednesday, July 04:  HPCS 2012 Banquet Dinner - Florida Park Restaurant

 The banquet dinner of the conference will be held in the Florida Park Restaurant, located inside the "El Retiro" Park, the largest green space within the city.  Its "Top Menu" displays the exquisite Spanish cuisine.  Then, those who wish, may attend the spectacle of the Luis Ortega's Flamenco Ballet.


Transportation:  There will be buses from the Conference venue to the restaurant located inside the "El Retiro" park.  Pickup time:  TBA

The Banquet will start at 20:00. Extra ticket is 60 Eur.
The Falmenco spectacle will start at 22:30.  Each ticket is 25 Eur.


Thursday, July 05:  Open Time – Madrid de los Borbones and Retiro Park


After the conference sessions, attendees are invited to go to the city center for a walk in the historical area known as “Madrid de los Borbones”, containing many landmarks and monuments such as the Cibeles statue, Alcalá street, and the Puerta de Alcalá.  Next to this area is the Retiro Park, one of the main green areas of the city, and a great place to walk, have a drink and enjoy the evening after a hot summer day in Madrid. The conference organization will provide attendants with tourist maps of the area, including where to go, what to see and where to eat/drink. 




Friday, July 06:  Full Day Excursions

Event 1Toledo Day Tour
An hour’s drive south of Madrid in the region of Castilla La Mancha you will find the magnificent city of Toledo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toledo,_Spain). Your guided tour will take you through the labyrinth of cobbled medieval alleyways, Toledo's city centre Plaza de Zocodover and includes a visit to the 13th century Gothic Cathedral and the Iglesia de Santo Tome Church with its famous El Greco masterpiece ‘The Burial of the Count of Orgaz’. 



Tour Highlights:
Toledo Old Town > Iglesia de Santo Tomé (church) > Greco > Synagogue Santa María la Blanca > Monasterio San Juan de los Reyes Church > Hospital de Santa Cruz > Cristo de la Cruz Alcázar > Cathedral of Toledo > Monastery Cisterciense de Santo Domingo de Silos > Puerta Bisagra > Sinagogue El Tránsito.  

Toledo Day Tour - http://www.madridtoursandtravel.com/ToledoTour/tabid/132Default.aspx

Excursion Includes:
  - Air Conditioned Coach Transport
  - Private Group Toledo Day Tour
  - An English speaking local licensed guide
  - Conference Venue Pick up and Return
  - Total Service Duration:  7 hours
  - Minimum of 20 people Required

Tour Itinerary:   
   09:30am  Pick up group from Conference Venue
                   Morning Toledo Tour
   13:30  Stop for Free Time Lunch
              Afternoon Toledo Tour
   16:30  Return to Conference Venue

Tickets Cost: 60.00 Euros per person.  Payments will be made directly to the Agency.   Please make your reservation as soon as possible. 

Lunch and Entrance Fees are Not Included. 




Event 2Avila & Segovia Day Tour

Avila:

100 Kilometers from Madrid and over the Sierra de Guadarrama mountains the medieval walled City of Avila (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%81vila,_Spain) sits imposingly on top of a rocky hill.  Avila offer the visitor some outstanding examples of Spanish medieval architecture, such as the awe inspiring two and a half kilometres city wall, an intriguing history and is famous for being the birthplace in 1515 of Saint Teresa. 

      


Tour Highlights Avila:
Avila Old Town > Convent of Santa Teresa > City Walls > Bascilia de San Vicente > Avila Cathedral > Convent of  La Encarnación > Puerta del Alcázar.   
Avlia Day Tour - http://www.madridtoursandtravel.com/AvilaTour/tabid/138/Default.aspx.  


Segovia:
An hour and half’s drive from Madrid passing through the Guadarrama mountain range you will find the City of Segovia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Segovia) with its fairy tale Alcazar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alc%C3%A1zar_of_Segovia), the Roman Aqueduct, 15th century Cathedral, pretty plazas, medieval city wall and in the afternoon the tour includes a visit to the Versailles styled Palace of Granja with its beautiful gardens. 

      


Tour Highlights Segovia:
The Aquaduct > The Cathedral > Alcázar de Segovia > Calle Real > Plaza Mayor > Iglesia de San Martín > Convento de San Antonio El Real > Convento de los Padres Carmelitas > Synagogue Corpus Christi > Iglesia de la Vera Cruz > The Contemporary Art Museum > Palacio Episcopal. 
Segovia Day Tour - http://www.madridtoursandtravel.com/SegoviaTour/tabid/137/Default.aspx.  



Excursion Includes:
  - Air Conditioned Coach Transport
  - Private Group Avila & Segovia Day Tour
  - An English speaking local licensed guide
  - Conference Venue Pick up and Return
  - Total Service Duration:  Approx 9 hours
  - Minimum of 20 people Required

Tour Itinerary:
   09:30am  Pick up from Conference Venue
                  Morning Avila Tour
    13:30pm Stop for Free Time Lunch
                   Afternoon Segovia Tour
    18:30pm Return to Conference Venue

Tickets Cost:  67.00 Euros per person.  Payments will be made directly to the Agency.

Lunch and Entrance Fees are Not Included.


How do People Register for Tickets?
Each person can register for their tickets by sending an email to the Agency at info@madridtoursandtravel.com  with the following information: 

Email Subject Header:  Re Conference HPCS -2012 / Madrid

  1.  Name of Tour:....................
  2.  Tour Date: ....................
  3.  Number of tickets required: ....................
  4.  Full Names for each person: ....................


What Happens Next?
Each name then goes on the Tour Registration List.  Once we have a minimum of 20 adults registered for this tour, everybody will receive an email with the Tour Programme details and instructions on how to make their payment online using our website.  On receipt of payment each person will receive a Pre Paid Activity Voucher confirming their tour, please hand this to your Guide at the bus to start your tour. 


Terms & Conditions
-  If the group falls below the minimum number of people (20 adults) then Madrid Tours & Travel reserves the right to cancel that service and you will be offered either a full refund or an alternative service. 

-  Tours shall be pre booked and pre paid in advance no later than 2 week before the service start date. 

-  No refunds will be made for any Unused Services or Cancellations. 

-  If you have not received your Tour Programme two weeks before your Tour Date then please contact us for a Tour Status Update.


How Many Have Booked So Far?
You can visit our websites and check the current status of the reservations for each tour.


CONTACT INFORMATION: 
Stephen
Madrid Tours & Travel
Madrid Tours & Travel is a brand name of EuroCity Tours
Tel: Office     (+34) 93 418 2668
Tel: Mobile:  (+34) 62 711 3337
Web:   www.madridtoursandtravel.com
Email: info@madridtoursandtravel.com



For any questions concerning Social Events, please contact Social Events Chair

Francisco Rosales
   Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
   Phone: +34
   Fax:     +34
   Email:   frosal@fi.upm.es


or consult the Conference’s web site at URLs:  http://hpcs2012.cisedu.info  or http://cisedu.us/rp/hpcs12

    
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