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The Sixth International Symposium on Autonomous Decentralized Systems
With an Emphasis on Advanced Distributed Transportation Systems
Wednesday April 9 - Friday April 11, 2003
Pisa, Italy.

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General Information

Pisa is situated on the banks of the river Arno, on latitude 43° 43' North and longitude 10° 23' East in North-West Tuscany. Just 80 km from Florence and 10 km from the sea, Pisa is a popular touristic centre. This town is closely associated with the well-known Leaning Tower.

The climate, mild and temperate, because of the vicinity to the sea and the protection offered by the mountains behind Pisa, has given it a primary place in national and international tourism.

As the fulcrum of an area astride the provinces of Lucca and Livorno, its territory particularly suitable for farm-holidays, trekking, cycling, horse-riding, bird watching, golf, open-air and water sports, that can be practised on a fantastic coast with sand-beaches, perfectly equipped with bathing establishments, hotels and restaurants.

In the Regional Nature Park of Migliarino - San Rossore - Massaciuccoli extending for 23,000 hectares along the coast from Viareggio to Livorno, with tree groves and Mediterranean shrubs, encounters with deer, boars and the over two-hundred verities of migratory birds are frequent. Pisa preserves, with the complex of Piazza dei Miracoli - cultural patrimony of all humanity - numerous masterpieces of civil and military architecture and of medieval history.

To this treasures can be added the Certosa of Pisa, at Calci (10 km from Pisa) and the Basilica of San Piero a Grado (5 Km from Pisa), obligatory stop for lovers of Romanesque art.

Pisa's cultural and academic traditions boasts, besides the most ancient botanical garden in all of Europe, a prestigious University flanked by the Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari Sant'Anna and the Scuola Normale Superiore, unique in Italy and instituted by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1813.

Registration and Deadline

The deadline for receipt of the registration form is 8th March 2003.

The conference fees are:

Conference Before March 8: After March 8:
IEEE Member US$/Euro 450,00 US$/Euro 550,00
Non-Member US$/Euro 550,00 US$/Euro 650,00
Student Member US$/Euro 150,00 US$/Euro 200,00

The conference fee includes:
  • 1 copy of the Proceedings
  • 3 lunches
  • 6 coffee breaks
  • 1 banquet
  • 1 get acquainted reception
  • 1 welcome reception
  • participation to the Workshop

The conference fee does not include:
  • accommodation
  • transport to Pisa
  • dinners (except for the banquet)

NB:The Conference fee for students include only the Proceedings and the 6 coffee breaks.

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The Conference will take place at the
Area della Ricerca of CNR, located in Via G. Moruzzi, 1 - Pisa.

How to reach Area della Ricerca of CNR:
A map of Pisa with indication of location of Area della Ricerca of CNR can be found at

By air:
The airport is on the outskirts of the town, approximately 6 km from  Area della Ricerca of CNR. To reach  Area della Ricerca of CNR, it is probably most convenient to take a taxi. Otherwise, you can take Bus No.7, getting off at the first stop in Via di Pratale. Tickets must be bought in the airport.

By train: The station is approximately 5 km from  Area della Ricerca of CNR. To reach  Area della Ricerca of CNR you can take Bus No.7 (direction Via di Pratale) or No. 13 (direction Cisanello), getting off at the first stop in Via di Pratale. Tickets must be bought at the station. Otherwise, you can take a taxi

By car: See the map. Parking is available.