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Dependable Systems and Networks

The International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks
Palazzo dei Congressi, Florence, Italy • June 28th - July 1, 2004

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Local Information

Hotel Reservations


Registration Desk at DSN 2004 will be open on June 28 during the entire afternoon and the Welcome Reception. We strongly suggest that attendees register on June 28, and only latecomers use June 29 from 7.30 to 8.00.
The Opening Session will start on June 29 at 8.00 sharp

Angelo Marino of EU will present during the Business Meeting the latest information on IST Programme and on the cooperation with NSF

Tutorial A "Creating Strategy and Tactics Cyberspace " and Tutorial C "Distributed Denial of Service Attacks Background, Diagnosis and Mitigation" have been cancelled all, other three Tutorials are confirmed

Dr. Leslie Lamport Keynote Speaker at DSN 2004

Student Grants


Original Call for Contributions

Preliminary information about DSN 2005


Local Information

The conference will be held at the Palazzo dei Congressi, Piazza Adua, 1, 50123 Florence, Italy.

Hotel Reservations
Late June is a very high season in Florence. Please plan your trip as soon as possible and make early hotel reservations if you want to be sure to have what you asked for. Reservations should be made through the web page Hotel Reservations (secure transaction) accessible from the DSN2004 web site. Please be sure to make your reservations before May 25, 2004 (the earlier the better!). We have blocks of rooms in several hotels of different categories. Each request will be served on a first-come-first-served basis. If a chosen category has been sold out, the immediately lower category will be assigned. Reservations received after May 25, 2004 will be accepted on a space available basis and are not guaranteed.

Social Events
Welcome Reception
There will be a welcome reception on Monday, June 28, 2004 in Palazzo dei Congressi from 18.00 to 20.30.

There will be a cocktail on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 in Palazzo dei Congressi from 19.00 to 20.00.

Conference Cultural Event
On Wednesday, June 30, 2004 we will be received by the Mayor of Florence in Salone dei Cinquecento, Palazzo Vecchio, starting at 17.00. We then will visit the Corridoio Vasariano painting gallery, which connects Palazzo Vecchio to Palazzo Pitti in groups of 30 persons (do not forget to bring your camera since you will see some of the most beautiful and unusual views of Florence).
When we reach Palazzo Pitti we will have a Buffet Dinner in Cortile dell’Ammannati from 20.00 to 21.30. At 21.30 we will attend the Final Rehearsal of "Il Viaggio a Reims" by Gioacchino Rossini in Cortile della Meridiana in Palazzo Pitti.
This event is sponsored by SIEMENS Mobile of Italy.

Conference Registration Desk
The Registration Desk for DSN will be located in the Palazzo dei Congressi and will be open on Monday, June 28 through Thursday, July 1.

Accompanying Persons
The welcome reception (Monday, June 28, 2004) and the cocktail (Tuesday, June 29, 2004) are free of charge for accompanying persons. Please indicate your participation on the registration form for planning purposes. Additional tickets for the Conference Cultural Event must be booked in advance on the registration form for 80.00 Euros. It will not be possible to buy additional tickets on-site. For planning purposes, please mark on the registration form how many persons in your party will attend the Conference Cultural Event (Wednesday, June 30, 2004).

Tourist Booth
A tourist booth will be open during the Conference days at Palazzo dei Congressi. Visits and short trips for accompanying persons can be booked through this site. You are kindly invided to make early reservations.

Florence (code FLR - Amerigo Vespucci Airport) can be reached by air from many European cities. From Amerigo Vespucci Airport  there is a bus that links the Airport with the Main Train Station (Stazione S. Maria Novella). Taxis and rental booths are available.
Alternatively, you may reach Florence from Pisa (code PSA – Galileo Galilei Airport) by taking the train connecting Pisa Airport to the Main Train Station (Stazione S. Maria Novella) in Florence. Tickets for the train can be bought in the main hall of the Pisa Airport.

Climate &  Dress
Late June may be very hot in Florence (90° F/32°C) and humid. Rainfall is negligible. Comfortable light dress is recommended. All events are informal so there is no need for jacket and tie.

For latest information regarding the conference arrangements, please refer to www.dsn.org or send an e-mail to Ettore Ricciardi <ettore.ricciardi@isti.cnr.it>