The SAIL Summer School will be held June 25th to June 28th, 2012. Four days with interesting lectures around topics such as Network Virtualization, Network of Information and Open Connectivity Services.
The fee for participants is €250. The fee includes lunches, coffee and a social evening event as well as access to the lectures and hand-out material. Travel and hotel is not included in the fee.
The details on how to register is found at the registration page for the SAIL Summer School.
Below is the program for the week.
The main page about the SAIL Summer School is here (link).
ETSIIT (Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales y de Telecomunicación) at the University of Cantabria is the place for the SAIL Summer School. You can find it on this map (link), together with other map information that helps you find your way around.
The social event
On Wednesday, June 27th, we will have the SAIL Summer School Social Event. A bus will pick us at the University and we will head to Santillana del Mar, a charming place 35 km away from Santander. This village has maintained most of its original roads, paths and environment and it really worths a visit. Santillana is also well known thanks to the Altamira Caves, which are described as the Sistine Chapel of Paleolithic Art. The original caves can not be visited now, but there is a replic within the Museo de Altamira and our visit will also spend some time at this interesting place. On the way back to Santander we will stop at Casa Setién, where we will enjoy a fantastic dinner within a incredible atmosphere. Afterwards, the bus will take all of us to our corresponding hotels.
The SAIL Summer School will take place in Santander, Spain, a modern cosmopolitan city with a rich historical past, which has become in recent years the place chosen by many professional people to celebrate their conventions and congresses.
The appealing social and cultural background and the city’s high-quality service offerings have turned the capital of Cantabria into a city qualified to entice both the traveler who simply comes to explore it on leisure and the professional who arrives in Santander, not only to work but also to enjoy the city’s charm, culture, people and atmosphere. The beauty of the environment that surrounds Santander does not leave any of the approaching visitors indifferent. From the beautiful Bay of Santander, considered one of the most beautiful in Spain, bathing the southern area of the city, till the Lighthouse, passing along the majestic Sardinero beach, Santander offers one of the best settings in the world to host a Summer School. In this sense, we have planned for a program which merges the two aspects: high-quality techical presentations and lectures followed by active discussions with social activities that enable the participants to network while enjoying the beauty of our city.
Hotels and accommodation
Please see the options listed on the registration page for SAIL Summer School.
Traveling to Santander
There are several alternatives to reach Santander. The city airport, Santander-Parayas (SDR), is connected (on a daily basis) with the biggest Spanish airport: Madrid-Barajas (MAD), very well connected with a large number of European, US and Asian cities through major carriers such as Iberia and British Airways. The duration of this domestic flight is about one hour. Other domestic connections are also available with low cost companies, like RyanAir and Vueling, but they might not be available all days, so they should be checked. In addition, RyanAir provides some direct, low-cost flights that connect Santander with several European airports, namely London-Stansted (STN), Brussels-Charleroi (CRL), Dublin (DUB), Dusseldorf-Weeze (NRN), Frankfurt-Hahn (HHN), Milan-Bergamo (BGY), Pisa (PSA), and Rome-Ciampino (CIA). Please double check current timetables and offers. Once you arrive at Santander airport, the best way to reach the city is by taxi. The taxi ride should cost no more than 30 Euros
Another alternative to reach Santander is going to Bilbao Airport (BIO), which is about 115 km from Santander (approx. 1 hour and 15 minutes drive). The Bilbao Airport has direct flights to several European airports, such as Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), London-Heathrow (LHR), Frankfurt-International (FRA), Brussels-National (BRU), Milan-Malpensa (MXP), and Dusseldorf (DUS). Other connections are also available. From Bilbao Airport, you can reach Santander either by taking a taxi directly to Santander (approx. cost: 150 Euros), or via public transport. From the airport go to the Bilbao bus station (Termibus), where you can take a bus to Santander. The trip from Bilbao airport to Termibus will cost around 35 Euros by taxi; or with if you opt for public transport, the city bus ticket is approx. 10 euros. There are several buses from Bilbao to Santander (at least one per hour). Finally, you can rent a car and drive along the A8 highway to from Bilbao to Santander.
|The organizing committee for the SAIL Summer School:|
|Ramon Agüero||University of Cantabria, Spain|
|Johan Myrberger||Ericsson, Sweden|
|Luis Correia||Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal|
|Thomas Edwall||Ericsson, Sweden|
|Marta García-Arranz||University of Cantabria, Spain|
|Benoit Tremblay||Ericsson, Sweden|
|More resources around the SAIL Summer School|
|Pages related to the SAIL Summer School on the SAIL web site||The main page about SAIL Summer School|
|How to register for the SAIL Summer School|
|SAIL Summer School details|
|Speakers and topics at the SAIL Summer School|
|PhD Work-in-Progess session including Call for Papers|
|Mail address for questions around the SAIL Summer School||summerschool (at) sail-project (dot) eu|
|Flyer/poster in PDF format about SAIL Summer School.||Link to flyer||Feel free to download, print and distribute.|
|SAIL Summer School events on Facebook and LinkedIn - take the opportunity to "join" these if you will attend:||Facebook event for SAIL Summer School||LinkedIn event for SAIL Summer School|
|SAIL on Twitter:||@SAILproject||If you tweet about the SAIL Summer School, please use the #SAILSummerSchool hashtag|