DISC 2016 International Symposium on DIStributed Computing (DISC)

Venue and Local Information

Conference and Workshops sites

The DISC conference will be held at Université Pierre & Marie Curie at Amphi Durand in the building Esclangon, Campus de Jussieu, 4 place Jussieu, 75005 Paris.

The workshops will be held at Université Pierre & Marie Curie at 1st floor of Tower 26, Campus de Jussieu, 4 place Jussieu, 75005 Paris:

  • Workshop ADGA (26th September) is located in room 25-26/105 (that is, first floor from Tower 26, corridor 26-25, room 105),
  • Workshop MAC (26th September) is located in room 26-00/101 (that is, first floor from Tower 26, corridor 26-00, room 101),
  • Workshop DGDC (30th September) is located in room 25-26/105 (that is, first floor from Tower 26, corridor 26-25, room 105).

The DISC Welcome Reception will be held at Université Pierre & Marie Curie at 24th floor of the Zamansky Tower, Campus de Jussieu, 4 place Jussieu, 75005 Paris.

Where are DISC and workshops located on Jussieu Campus ?

The conference and workshops sites can be conveniently reached with Metro or Bus. Coming from the CDG airport, the simplest is to take RER B to “Saint-Michel”, then Metro line 10 to “Jussieu”.

The nearest Metro station is Jussieu. The station is located on metro lines 10 and 7. The nearest Bus station is Jussieu. The station is located on bus lines 89 and 67.

Social Event

The conference banquet is scheduled on 28th evening on a boat “Le bel ami”. The boarding will start at 19:00 and the boat will leave at 20:00 (sharp), please do not be late. A departure from the conference site is planned around at 18:30.

The boarding place is near the conference site, at around 10 min walking distance from UPMC.
You can find below a plan showing the path to follow to reach the boarding place.

Social Event

Airports to Paris

To reach Paris from the Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport, the easiest is to take RER line B (all trains go to Paris). Try to buy tickets at Transilien machines in the airport terminal, these have shorter lines than the ticket counter. Be careful of pickpockets on the RER B line between the airport and the city. Take the direct train to Paris (first stop is Gare du Nord) if you can. Alternatively, you can take RoissyBus or airline shuttles (such as Les Cars Air France) to reach Paris, and then use metro or bus.

Approximate price and travel time from Roissy Charles de Gaulle:

Vehicle Approximate Price Time
RER B (Operated by SNCF) 10 € 45 min
RoissyBus (Operated by RATP) 12 € + 1.70 € (metro in Paris) 45-60 min
Airline Shuttles 17 € + 1.70 € (metro in Paris) 35-50 min

Taxi

50-55 €

35 min

To reach Paris from the Orly airport, the easiest is to take the OrlyBus that stops at Denfert-Rochereau station. Alternatively, you can take the OrlyVal to reach line B of the RER. Airline shuttles are also available to reach Paris.

Approximate price and travel time from Orly:

Vehicle Approximate Price Time
Orly Bus (Operated by RATP) 8 € + 1.70 € (metro in Paris) 37 min
Orly Val + RER B (Operated by RATP) 12 € 23 min
Airline Shuttles 12 € + 1.70 € (metro in Paris) 30-40 min
Taxi 30-35 € 25 min

To reach Paris from the Paris Beauvais airport (low-cost flights), take a shuttle to Porte Maillot (1 hour, 16€) and continue with the metro from there (Metro Line 1 then transfer to line 7 at Chatelet, another 35-45 minutes).

Getting around

Information on public transportation and itineraries can be found at the RATP site. You can buy 10 tickets (“carnet“) for 13.70 €. A single ticket (one way) costs 1.70€.

A pass valid from Monday to Sunday “Forfait Navigo Semaine” costs 20.40€ (zones 1-2), plus the cost of the card “Pass Navigo Decouverte” (5€). It is not valid to get to/from the airports by RER/OrlyVal, but a zone 1-4 pass (32€) is valid on the Orlybus and a zone 1-5 pass (34.40€) is valid on the RER to reach/come from Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport. The card is available at all metro station ticket booths. A 25x30mm photo is required for the card.

Paris has a convenient bike rental service called Velib’. There are stations all over the city, and the cost (for any number of rides of <30 minutes) is 1.70€ for one day and 8€ for 7 days. You can buy tickets at the stations or in advance, on the web.

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