20-25 September 2010 in Cargese, Corsica

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The Venue

The workshop will be held at the Institut d'Etudes Scientifiques de Cargèse (I.E.S.C). The Institute is located near the village of Cargèse, a little village on the west coast of Corsica, 75 km north of Ajaccio. The I.E.S.C. provides a relaxing and enjoyable environment that optimizes fruitful scientific interactions.
The institute is located close to the beach and at walking distance from Cargèse.

Institut d’Etudes Scientifiques de Cargèse
Fax +33 (0)4 95 26 80 45

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The registration fee includes housing and lunches (but not dinners). Housing is “chez l’habitant” in Cargese or at the institute. The registration fee is 410 euros for sharing a room with another participant and 470 euros for a single room (limited availabilities). Travel and dinners costs must be carried by participants. Housing will be provided for six nights (from sunday the 19th to saturday the 25th). Extension is unfortunately not possible.

The number of participants being limited in Cargèse, participants have to go through an “application” procedure. The deadline for application is the 20th of May. It is necessary to go through this application procedure before registration. Priority will be given to invited participants, and then “first come - first served” will be used as a general rule. The final list of participants will be made available on June 1st, and participants will be asked to complete the registration procedure (including payment of the registration fee via bank transfer) by the 20th of June.

Grant applications

A limited number of grants can be made available for students. Applicants should contact directly Emmanuel Dormy, David Hughes and Steve Tobias by email to enquire.

Getting to Cargèse

Ajaccio is the nearest airport to Cargèse and is connected by several daily flights to Paris and other European cities. Please visit the Ajaccio airport website for a list of airlines serving the area. For other means of traveling to Cargèse visit the town's webpage.

There will be a bus arranged for the Workshop taking participants from the Ajaccio airport to Cargese. The bus will leave the airport at 6:00PM on sunday the 19th, after the arrival of the Air France flight AF4502 from Paris (the bus will wait for this flight), please try to schedule your flights accordingly. The bus trip lasts one hour. There will be two buses back from Cargese to Ajaccio airport at the end of the Workshop on saturday the 25th leaving Cargèse at 8AM and at 10AM (arriving at the airport at ~11AM).

Alternatively Cargèse can be reached by public bus and by taxi.

The bus station, which is also the maritime station, can be reached via shuttle from Ajaccio airport. The Ajaccio airport webpage also provides information on local bus timetables.

Taxi service from the airport to Cargèse costs approximately 90 euros for normal transfer and 115 euros for early, late and non working day transfer and takes less than one hour. To ensure this price, one needs to reserve the taxi in advance through the I.E.S.C.