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Network Tools and Applications in Biology
NETTAB 2007 focused on:
A Semantic Web for Bioinformatics:
Goals, Tools, Systems, Applications
June 12-15, 2007, University of Pisa, Italy

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For the scientific programme:
NETTAB Workshop Secretary,
National Cancer Research Institute,
c/o Centro Biotecnologie Avanzate,
Largo Rosanna Benzi 10,
I-16132 Genova, Italy
att. Ing. Paolo Romano

Email: info@@nettab.org
For organization issues:
Davide Chiarugi,
Dipartimento di Informatica,
Università di Pisa,
Largo Bruno Pontecorvo 3,
I-56127 Pisa, Italy

Email: davide.chiarugi@@gmail.com
For booking and travel assistance and for registration:
Lucia Dini,
Michele Viaggi SaS
Largo Bruno Pontecorvo 3,
I-56127 Pisa, Italy

Email: info@@micheleviaggi.it
TEL: +39-050-24562
FAX: +39-050-503094


The workshop will be held from Tuesday June 12 to Friday June 15, 2007. Exact time schedules will be available at a later time.
Consider that the following days (June 16 and 17) will be a special holiday period for Pisa. It will therefore be a very good time for visiting Pisa and its surroundings, although you should be careful and book your accommodation well in advance.
See below for information about "Giugno Pisano".


The workshop will be held in Pisa, and will be hosted by the Department of Computer Sciences of the University of Pisa.


Aula "G.B. Gerace"
Department of Computer Sciences
University of Pisa
Largo Bruno Pontecorvo 3
I-56127 Pisa
Please, check the Map of the Department and identify the following places:
  • Ingresso, main entrance,
  • Aula Gerace, room for the workshop's sessions,
  • Seminari Est and Seminari Ovest, rooms for tutorials,
  • Riunioni Est and Riunioni Ovest, rooms for restricted meetings and as computer room.
All spaces are covered by a WiFi network and participants will be provided of a guest account.

How to reach Pisa

By plane

Pisa Airport has an ASTONISHING NUMBER OF DIRECT INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS, the vast majority of which are offered by low cost companies. Check the following sites for flights to and from Pisa:

Pisa Airport is also connected with many Italian airports, including Rome and Milan Malpensa. See the web site for a complete and up-to-date list of connections.

The airport is very near to the center of Pisa and it is connected both by train (a 5 minute trip) and by bus to the Railway Central Station (Pisa Centrale).
See the web site of the "Compagnia Pisana Trasporti (CPT)" (Italian language only) for:
  • the timetable of the "LAM Rossa" bus line connecting the airport to the Central Railway Station,
  • the map of the "LAM Rossa" bus line
See below for further information and timetables from the Railways Station to the workshop's location.

By train

Pisa is only ca 3 hours from Rome by train. It also is easily reachable from Milan main train station (Milano Centrale) either through Genoa (less than 4 hours) or Florence (about 4 hours and 20 minutes).

See the web site of the Italian Railways Company "Trenitalia" for the timetable of train connections. Please, refer to "Pisa Centrale" for the main Railway Station in Pisa and "Pisa Aeroporto" for the airport railway station.
Also, see the web site of the "Compagnia Pisana Trasporti (CPT)" (Italian language only) for:
  • the timetable of the "LAM Verde" bus line connecting the Central Railway Station to the workshop's location (station "Buonarroti 3"),
  • the map of the "LAM Verde" bus line.
By car

Pisa can easily be reached from the north by the highway A12 Genova - Sestri Levante - Livorno and by East and South through the highway A11 Firenze - Mare or the national road FI-PI-LI (Firenze - Pisa - Livorno).
Here are directions for reaching the workshop's location by car either from North or from South and East.

How to move in Pisa

See the web site of the Compagnia Pisana Trasporti (Italian language only) for information about all bus lines.


All deadlines are over now.

Hotels in Pisa

Hotels cannot be booked through the Secretariat of the Workshop.
A list of recommended hotels which can be booked at an agreed reduced price is available here.
NB! Please note that these prices are very special prices for participants in our workshop only.
When booking, please refer always to the fee agreed for participants in the NETTAB 2007 workshop.

For a full list of hotels in Pisa see also:

Useful and interesting external links

Pisa is a very old town, certainly worth a visit. Here, a list of links to web sites describing Pisa and its surrounding region will be available. See the following links:

  • Rete Civica Pisana: http://www.comune.pisa.it/english/
  • Portals about Pisa:
    • Pisa Online
      All you are looking for about your travel to Pisa, the marvellous city of the Leaning Tower
  • Historical events:
    • The Luminara of San Ranieri
      Every year on the night of the 16th of June the enchantment of the Illuminations of Saint Ranieri is renewed on the streets running along the river Arno (the so-called Lungarni).
    • The Regatta of Saint Ranieri
      During the afternoon of June 17th, to celebrate the patron saint of Pisa, four boats representing the most ancient districts of the city (the city is divided into four sections ideally outlined by the river Arno and by the two main streets) compete in a Regatta along the Arno river, heritage of the past glory of Pisa as an ancient maritime republic.
    • Gioco del Ponte
      On the last Sunday in June, teams of the opposite parts of the town (Tramontana, i.e. northern part, and Mezzogiorno, i.e. southern part) divided by the Arno river engage themselves in a fight on the Ponte di Mezzo trying to push the adversary team on its side of the river by using a special trolley.
    • Regatta of the Ancient Maritime Republics
      Since 1956 the cities of Amalfi, Genoa, Venice and Pisa have participated in the Regatta of the Ancient Maritime Republics. The event, introduced for tourist reasons, evokes the past glory of the most important episodes of the story of the four Maritime Republics.

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