WONS 2004

Madonna di Campiglio
(Trento, Italy)

January 21-23, 2004

First Working Conference
on
Wireless On-demand Network Systems


(sponsored by IFIP WG 6.3 and 6.8)


General Informations

The conference will be held at the Conference Room (Sala Congressi) of the municipal facility called "Chalet Laghetto", Via Monte Spinale 14 - Madonna di Campiglio (Trento, Italy), near the central lake, from January 21st to 23rd, 2004. The facility is identified by the letter "I" (coordinates C-5) on the downloadable map.

IEEE802.11b (Wi-Fi) access shall be provided to all registered participants at the conference venue.

Registration

The registration desk will open on Wednesday, January 21, from 12.30 hrs and then during program hours.

Staff will be available throughout the workshop at the registration desk.

Advance registration is highly recommended in order to be able to expedite admission at the workshop site and to help the organization of tours and social events. Please fill in the form and return to DGMP by mail or by fax.

Keep a copy of your registration form to record the items/events you order.

The registration fee includes:

††Before January 8th††

After January 8th


a. participation in the technical program

b. three "late lunch breaks" on January 21,    22 and 23

c. coffee breaks during sessions

d. proceedings

e. conference dinner on January 23

f. Internet access via IEEE802.11b

Registration via WEB

Registration on the site

Cancellations

Cancellations received by written application prior to January 10th will be entitled to a full refund minus 100EUR (bank charges included).
Refund will take approximately eight to ten weeks.


Confirmation of registration and accommodation

Acknowledgments confirming registration in the workshop sessions and hotel reservation, will be sent to participants by fax or by e-mail 10 to 15 days after payment confirmation.


Facilities

Video equipment (projector for PC, but not overhead projector), necklace microphone and laser pointer will be available for all speakers.
If someone of the authors would send us his presentation, we will load it on a laptop. †


Climate and clothing

Middle of January is the coldest period in the Italian Alps, but the best for snow and skiing!
The weather in Madonna di Campiglio is expected to be rather cold but dry, with day high between -5 and +5°C, and night lows below -10°C.
Rain is non-existend in January, but SNOW can fall. A warm, layered clothes with a waterproof jacket is advised.
Umbrellas are generally useless in mountains snowstorms, while a pile or wool warm hat & gloves are very useful.


Currency

The official currency in Italy is the Euro.
One Euro is approximately equivalent to 1.26 US dollars (January 8), one USD corresponds to 0.79 Euro.
For currency conversion, you can refer to the Universal Currency Converter.


Banks and Exchange

Banks are open from Monday to Friday, from 8:15 am to 1:15 pm and from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm.


Electricity

The electricity supply is 220 volts, 50 Hz. Foreign appliances may require adapter.


Visas

Visas are not required for visitors from most of Europe, the US, Japan and America. For all other countries, visas are issued on reciprocal basis. It is advisable to contact the Italian Embassy or Consulate. On request, a letter of invitation can be issued by the organizing secretariat.


Health

Free first aid services are available to all citizens of the Europe who have a special form (E111) issued by the health authority of the relative country. Visitors from other countries are advised to take out special insurance for the duration of the trip, to avoid the cost of possible medical treatment. American visitors may find that reimbursement of medical expenses incurred abroad is covered by their private insurance.

  • First Aid: Pronto Soccorso, Piazzale Palý 38070 Madonna di Campiglio - Tel: +39 0465 443315
  • Doctor: Medico, Ambulatorio Stagionale Centro Rainalter 38070 Madonna di Campiglio - Tel: +39 0465 440881
  • Dentist: Dentista Dott. Righetti, Centro Rainalter 38070 Madonna di Campiglio - Tel: +39 0465 443073

Medicines can only be obtained in the pharmacies (farmacia, marked by a green or red cross) which is open from 9:00 to 13:00 and from 16:00 to 20:00 every day.

  • Pharmacie: Farmacia Alla Madonna, Viale Dolomiti di Brenta 38070 Madonna di Campiglio - Tel: +39 0465 442174

There is no hospital in Madonna di Campiglio. The closer hospitals are:

  • Hospital in Tione: Ospedale di Tione (Km 30) - Tel: +39 0465 331111
  • Hospital in Cles: Ospedale di Cles (Km 45) - Tel: +39 0465 446126

Telephone

Public phones are available on almost every street corner. Some accept coins but most only accept telephone cards or some new-type credit cards. Call charges depend on the time of day and provider. Usually, peak time is 9:00 to 18:00 working days.
The prefix for Madonna di Campiglio is 0465. The international code for Italy is 39. To make an international call from Italy start with 00 and add the complete international number.


Italian Time and Date

Madonna di Campiglio is located in the Middle European Time Zone, GMT +1.
In Italy all dates are written: day, month, year (thus 21/1/04 means 21 January 2004).


Ski

The winter season in Trentino is a mixture of high technology applied to snow, unique views, friendly and welcoming ski instructors and, in the evenings, in a cosy room warned by a fire, chats with old and new friends.
Madonna di Campiglio is placed in a natural environment of unsurpassed beauty, surrounded by the Dolomites, perhaps the most famous mountains in the world; a ski carousel between one ski area and the next downhill runs served by modern ski lifts and with groomed pistes for all abilities.
The conventioneers will have the possibility (that will be specified in the venue) to rent the skiing equipment.