General Information

Audio-visual Policy

Standard Audio-visual Set-up in Meeting Rooms

SIAM does not provide computers for any speaker. When giving an electronic presentation, speakers must provide their own computers. SIAM is not responsible for the safety and security of speakers’ computers.

Each meeting room will have one (1) screen and one (1) data projector. The data projectors support VGA connections only. Presenters requiring alternate connection must provide their own adaptor.

 

E-Mail

Complimentary wireless Internet access will be available in the meeting rooms.

 

Local Area

Paris is the administrative, economic, cultural and scientific capital of France. It is in the center of the Île-de-France region, also known as the "région parisienne", or Paris Region. The City of Paris has an area of 105.4 square kilometers (40.7 square miles) and a population of about 2,250,000 within its city limits. The Paris Region covers 12,012 square kilometers (4,638 square miles), with a population of 12,000,000 which represents around 18 percent of the population of France. The average temperature in Paris in April is 10.2 Celsius degrees (50.4 Fahrenheit degrees). Visit the following websites for more details:

The city of Paris is divided into twenty districts called "arrondissements". The conference will take place in the heart of the Latin Quarter located in the 5th arrondissement. The Latin Quarter is the historical student quarter, and has remained an important student place. It is also a touristic highlight with many attractions to visit including the Pantheon, the Musée National du Moyen-Âge, the Luxembourg gardens and museum and the Arènes de Lutèce.

The conference will more precisely take place in the so-called Cordeliers campus. Located in rue de l'école de médecine, the Cordeliers site has been, for centuries, an important intellectual place. Before being dedicated to research in medicine, it was a religious teaching institution during middle age, and has been the head quarter of one of the most influential political clubs during the French Revolution. The precise address of the conference site is the following:

 

Membership

Please visit http://www.siam.org/membership/ for information about joining SIAM.

 

Poster Session

The poster session is scheduled for Wednesday, April 13 at 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM. Poster presenters are requested to set up their poster material on the provided 157 cm (height) x 115 cm (width) poster boards in the Exhibition Space on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. All materials must be posted no later than 7:15 PM on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, the official start time of the session. Posters will remain on display through Friday, April 15, 2016. Poster presenters should visit the registration desk with any additional questions about poster set-up.

Due to the dense program schedule at PP16, the originally planned “poster blitz” has been cancelled.

 

SIAM Books and Journals

Display copies of books and complimentary copies of journals are available on site. SIAM books are available at a discounted price during the conference. If a SIAM books representative is not available, completed order forms and payment (credit cards are preferred) may be taken to the SIAM registration desk.

Transportation

Paris and its suburbs offer a very dense and vast transport network that includes bus, metro, tramway, and urban trains called RER. The public transport company of Paris (called RATP) offers several passes allowing unlimited travel on the bus, metro, tramway and RER. You may opt for a "Paris Visit transport pass" for 5 consecutive days. For more details see the web page: http://booking.parisinfo.com/z7359e1_uk-transport.aspx.

Public Transport

There are two main possibilities to reach the conference site by public transport:


By Air
There are two airports in the Paris Area:

Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle airport website: To travel from Roissy airport to the center of Paris, you can use:

Orly airport website: To travel from Orly to the center of Paris:

By Train
You can also travel to Paris by train. There are four main train stations in Paris, all of which are located in the city center: gare Montparnasse, gare de Lyon, gare d'Austerlitz, gare Saint-Lazare. See the website of SNCF (i.e. French National Train Company) for more details: http://uk.voyages-sncf.com/en/.

 

Local Restaurants

The Latin Quarter is full of restaurants serving all kinds of cuisine. You may find many restaurants in rue Saint Séverin, rue de la Harpe or rue de la Huchette that are located about 15 minutes walk from the conference site. On the other hand, below is a list of suggestions of restaurants located less than 1km from the conference site. The prices are only indicative and were taken from http://www.lafourchette.com/ville/paris/415144 .

Ciasa Mia - Samuel Mocci
19, rue Laplace 75005 Paris
Italian cuisine
Average price/person: 57€
Officina Schenatti
15, rue Frédéric Sauton 75005 Paris
Italian cuisine
Average price/person: 43€
Ze Kitchen Galerie - William Ledeuil
4, rue des Grands Augustins 75006 Paris
French cuisine
Average price/person: 63€
Don Lucas
42, rue Monge 75005 Paris
Spanish cuisine
Average price/person: 23€
Kitchen Galerie Bis - KGB
25, rue des Grands Augustins 75006 Paris
French cuisine
Average price/person: 45€
Rumeurs
34 Rue des Ecoles, Paris, France 75005 Paris
Spanish cuisine
Average price/person: 20€
Café Pouchkine Saint-Germain
155 Boulevard Saint-Germain 75006 Paris
Russian cuisine
Average price/person: 25€
Le coin des Artistes Crêperie
49, rue Monsieur le Prince 75006 Paris
Creperie
Average price/person: 11€
Le Resto
8, rue Tournefort 75005 Paris
French cuisine
Average price/person: 29€
César Saint Germain
76, rue Mazarine 75006 Paris
Italian cuisine
Average price/person: 27€
Restaurant A.T
4, rue Cardinal Lemoine 75005 Paris
French cuisine
Average price/person: 45€
Le Christine
1, rue Christine 75006 Paris
French cuisine
Average price/person: 28€
Loubnane
29, rue Galande 75005 Paris
Lebanese cuisine
Average price/person: 24€

Le Coupe Chou
11, rue de Lanneau 75005 Paris
French cuisine
Average price/person: 23€
La Coloniale "à l'Indo"
25, rue Mazarine 75006 Paris
Cambodian cuisine
Average price/person: 48€
Le Petit Médicis
13, rue de Médicis 75006 Paris
French cuisine
Average price/person: 35€
L'Epigramme
9, rue de l'Eperon 75006 Paris
French cuisine
Average price/person: 50€
Terra Nera
18, rue des Fossés Saint-Jacques 75005 Paris
Italian cuisine
Average price/person: 26€
Comme Chai Toi
13, quai de Montebello 75005 Paris
French cuisine
Average price/person: 34€
Grains Nobles et Plus...
8, rue Boutebrie 75005 Paris
French cuisine
Average price/person: 45€
Hôtel Bel Ami - Restaurant Les Mots Passants
7, rue Saint-Benoît 75006 Paris
French cuisine
Average price/person: 29€
Opium, La Cabane
44, rue Dauphine 75006 Paris
French cuisine
Average price/person: 35€
Un Dimanche à Paris Restaurant
4-6-8, cour du Commerce Saint-André 75006 Paris
French cuisine
Average price/person: 39€
La Mercerie
9 Rue des Canettes 75006 Paris
French cuisine
Average price/person: 40€

 

Visa Information

Conference attendees should visit the following websites for information on visiting France:

 

Letter of Invitation

Confirmed authors in need of a Letter of Invitation to assist in the visa application process, please fill out the Letter of Invitation Request Form. Please allow three to four weeks for processing and delivery.

If you are not planning to present at the conference or are not yet an accepted author and need a letter of invitation before acceptance notifications are sent, please fill out the form AND provide the following information to meetings@siam.org:

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