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AVI 2010

Advanced Visual Interfaces

International Working Conference
in cooperation with ACM-SIGCHI,
ACM-SIGMM, SIGCHI Italy
May 25-29, 2010 - Rome, Italy

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Conference Venue

Sapienza UniversitÓ degli Studi di Roma

FacoltÓ di Ingegneria

Via Eudossiana 18 - 00185 Roma

via Eudossiana 

The Faculty of Engineering is spread among various buildings, the most representative of which is the old monastery of San Pietro in Vincoli (San Peter in Chains), that accommodates the specialization's courses, the faculty's Presidenza, and the Doctorates' Hall. The main entrance of the faculty is located at Via Eudossiana 18.


While nowadays faculty has lost most of the old monastery charm, because the works made to enlarge the available spaces, the cloister area (probably built between 1493 and 1503) has maintained the ancient charm, and it is still close to  its original design, which Vasari attributed to Giuliano da Sangallo.

 

In the cloister area there are the two most prestigious faculty halls: the Doctorates' Hall and the "Saletta del Chiostro", often visited by tourists due to its frescoed ceiling.

An ancient tale
An ancient tale connects the name of Eudossia and San Pietro in Vincoli: the empress Eudossia, wife of Teodosio II (408-550), emperor of the East, sent from Cosantinoples to his daughter Eudossia "minore" part of the chains ("vincoli") of San Peter which she found at Jerusalem. These chains were donated to the Pope Leone Magno which put them near the ones that hold San Peter during his roman captivity, and the miracle happened: the two chains melted together forming a unique one. 

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The church of Saint Peter in Chains contains not only the chains that tied saint Peter, but also the statue of the Moises, carved by Michelangelo.

(CD-Rom del Pluto Meeting 1998 - LiMe '98)

How to get the conference site

Due to its central position it is very easy to reach the conference venue:

On foot If you are near the Coliseum you can take the moving staircase inside the underground station, go up to Largo della Polveriera and then turn on the left towards Piazza San Pietro in Vincoli. If you are in Via Cavour (at the underground station) you can climb the stairs to San Pietro in Vincoli.

By car It's the worst way to get to the University: it's very difficult to find a car park and the fines are very expensive.

By public transport Bus and underground. Tickets can be used for 75 minutes in the entire transport net. You can buy them in Newagents, Tobacco Shops and Undeground Stations. By buses Many buses stop near the faculty, both on Via Cavour (routes '11' and '27') and by the Coliseum (routes '81', '85' and '87').

By trolley. You can take the routes '30/' and '13' which stop near the Coliseum. By underground Two underground stations on the B line can be used: the Cavour station, on via Cavour at the foot of the Esquilino Hill, if you arrive by train at the Termini station (just one stop apart) and the Coliseum (Colosseo) station if you come from the Fiumicino Airport "Leonardo da Vinci" using the train stopping at Ostiense (via the underground station Piramide).

From "Leonardo da Vinci" International Airport By train From the airport you can take a train either to "Stazione Termini" (Rome central station) or to "Stazione Ostiense". There is a train every hour to Termini station  (every 30 minutes during rush hours) and a train every 20 minutes reaching all the following stations: Trastevere, Ostiense, Tiburtina. The regular train service starts at 6 am and stops at 10 pm.

 

e two most prestigious faculty halls: the Doctorates' Hall and the e Leone M which put them near the ones that hold San Peter during his roman captivity, and the miracle happened: the two chains melted together forming a unique one.