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DSN 2007
The 37th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks

June 25 - June 28, 2007
Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh, UK


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DSN 2007 Travel Information


Car Parking

There are five car parks all within two to five minutes’ walking distance from the EICC.

Rail Travel

London (Kings Cross Station). Trains leave approximately every 30 minutes to Edinburgh Waverley Station – journey time approx four and a half hours.

Glasgow (Queen Street Station). Trains run regularly every 30 minutes; journey time, just over one hour , to either Edinburgh (Haymarket) – nearest to the EICC, or Edinburgh (Waverley)

Air Travel

Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Airport is approximately 12 miles from the city centre. Many major European cities fly into Edinburgh, including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Cologne, Frankfurt, Geneva, Helsinki, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Pisa, Rome, Warsaw. There is one international flight per day from each of New York and Toronto.

There is also an extremely frequent service from London Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports. An Airlink bus service operates frequently to the city centre. Tickets cost £3 and are available on the bus. Journey time approximately 25 minutes. Taxis are widely available and cost £20 to the city centre. There is also a shuttle bus service between the airport and Edinburgh city centre.

Glasgow Airport

Glasgow airport is approximately 50 miles from the centre of Edinburgh. Glasgow also flies to/from many European cities, but is served by more US and international carriers than Edinburgh – flights daily from Calgary, Dubai, Halifax, Lahore, Las Vegas, New York, Orlando, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Toronto and Vancouver. Take a taxi or coach to Glasgow centre, for Queen Street train station. Take the train either to Edinburgh Haymarket (nearest station to EICC), or Edinburgh Waverley stations. Trains run approximately every 30 minutes.

For more detailed information on travelling to the EICC click here.

Sightseeing

Make the most of your visit to Edinburgh with some unmissable city highlights:
  1. Edinburgh Castle - The castle dominates Edinburgh wherever you are in the City and every visitor should visit the Castle, not only because of the historical interest of this remarkable fortress and former royal residence, but because it offers such splendid panoramic views of the city. Edinburgh Castle is also the home of the One O’Clock Gun. This is fired every day except Sunday at precisely 1.00p.m. to provide everyone with an accurate check for their clocks and watches. It will certainly startle you if you are anywhere near the Castle at the moment!


  2. Architecture - The UNESCO World Heritage Site at the heart of the city combines the medieval Old Town, the Georgian New Town and award winning modern architecture. A stroll through the city's streets show Edinburgh's timeless elegance, steeped in fascinating history. From the dominating castle at the heart of the city to the new Scottish Parliament building, inspiration, creativity and vibrancy are in the air everywhere in Edinburgh.


  3. Whisky - The Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre is located in the Royal Mile in the centre of Edinburgh. The centre organizes a tour through the different processes that make Scotch Whisky unique. Not to be confused with “whiskey” as spelt in the United States. The centre has a large collection (around 270) of different malt and blended whiskies.


  4. City Tour - Let the professionals guide you around the city, choose from an open top bus, a walking or cycling tour or an atmospheric ghost tour of the Old Town. All city bus tours leave from Waverley Bridge and you can buy a hop-on, hop-off ticket which will last you 24 hours. Ghost tours are generally concentrated around the Old Town. Tickets can be bought directly or at the Tourist Information Centre on top of Waverley Mall, at 3 Princes Street.


  5. Museums & Galleries - Edinburgh's world-ranking museums and galleries tell the story of a fascinating past mixed with contemporary exhibitions. Choose from national collections and international blockbusters to more intimate spaces and exhibits. Home to Scotland's five National Galleries and Scotland's National Museum, there's a number of events and exhibitions to choose from year round.

Weather

Weather in the UK does have quite a reputation, which is largely justified so, if you are not familiar with it, it is worth being prepared (for anything). Realistically, in late June a temperature of 15º Centigrade counts as cold and 30º counts as hot. You might hope for daytime temperatures in the low 20s. However, since we are not very far from the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea, rain is likely, but by no means inevitable; in summer there may be thunderstorms and hail is not impossible. Sunny weather is not unheard of; it’s recently become a bit warmer, a bit drier and (perhaps) even more unpredictable.







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