September 7-11, 2020, Pisa, Italy
Aims and Scope
ALGO is an annual meeting combining the premier algorithmic conference European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA) and a number of other specialized conferences and workshops, all related to algorithms and their applications, making ALGO the major European event for researchers, students and practitioners in algorithms.
Pisa is a city in the Tuscany region of Central Italy, straddling the Arno river just before it reaches the sea. The city has today over 90,000 residents (around 200,000 with the metropolitan area), and according to an ancient legend it was founded by Greek refugees from the homonym Greek city of Pisa, close to Olympia in the valley of the Alfeo river, in the Peloponnese.
Among the most important monuments of the city is the famous Piazza del Duomo, also called Piazza dei Miracoli (Miracles Square), declared World Heritage Site, with the Cathedral built between 1063 and 1118 in Pisan Romanesque style and the Leaning Tower, bell tower of the twelfth century, today one of the most famous Italian monuments in the world because of its characteristic inclination. Despite being best known for its leaning tower and cathedral, Pisa has 20 other historic churches, several medieval palaces and various bridges across the Arno. Much of the city’s architecture was financed from its history as one of the more important maritime republics of Italy.
The city is also home of the University of Pisa, which has a history going back to the 12th century, the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, founded by Napoleon in 1810, and its offshoot, the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies. Leonardo Fibonacci and Galileo Galilei are among the prominent scientists who were born in Pisa.
The conference is organized by the Computer Science Department of the University of Pisa, Italy.
Travel and food information
Getting to Pisa. Pisa is served by the local International airport, Galileo Galilei located 4km from downtown. Several low-cost companies flow directiy to Pisa airport, one of the largest in Italy. There are daily flights from most european hubs, New York, as well as several other european cities served by low-cost companies – see e.g. a snapshot of today’s arrivals. If you don’t have a direct connection, you should be able to reach Pisa via Milan, Rome, London, Munchen, Paris, Frankfurt (Main), Brusselles (Charleroi) and New York.
Getting to the city center from the Airport of Pisa. The Pisa Airport is about 1 km from Pisa Centrale railway station, from which you can reach any Italian railway network destination. You can reach the center of the city by bus, taxi cab (tipically 15 euro), or using the high-speed, fully automatic People Mover service (located at less than 40 metres from the Passenger Terminal at the Pisa Airport) The latter service is available every day from 6:00 AM to midnight at 5/8 minute intervals.
Food in Pisa. Several good and cheap places can be found around the Department. Click on the placeholders in the map below to get more information.
For questions about the conference organization or the website contact Roberto Grossi, the organization chair.