CALCO 2005: Venue and Accommodation
CALCO 2005 will be held in the Department of Computer Science at the
University of Wales Swansea. Swansea is Wales' second largest
city, situated in the centre of the South Wales coast. It has a long maritime history; is currently a growth centre for high tech. industry; and
is next to the Gower Peninsula with its dramatic coastal scenery. You can find
some pictures of the Gower, including Mumbles, Caswell and Three Cliffs Bay, at Wilderness Wales, who
kindly gave us permission to use the main photograph used on the CALCO pages.
Maps, Local Travel and Orientation
The bulk of the City of Swansea, including the conference venue and accommodation lie between
the West bank of the River Tawe and Mumbles. The most important travel route is the road that runs
along the shore of Swansea Bay, connecting the City, the University and Mumbles. The buses that
use this route and the numbers: 2 and 2A and 3 and 3A (there is also a less frequent 2B service between the city centre and the University). Please Note that if catching a bus from the City bus station, the same numbers are also used for longer distance services to completely different destinations. It is quite hard to actually confuse the two, but if in doubt ask the driver.
There are also taxi services in Swansea, but with exception of sites like the bus and train station, in practice it is not easy to catch a taxi in the street. It is normally best to phone and book
Parking will be possible in the visitors car park for those staying in the on-campus accommodation. For others, it may be possible to park in the visitors car park. However, this is often busy and it may be necessary to park in the recreation ground about 500m to the East. On some days there is a charge of £1 for this.
A map of the campus can be found here.
- the on-campus accommodation is in Preseli, 20 on the campus map.
- CALCO-jnr is in the Robert Recorde room (206) of the Faraday Building, 8.1 on the campus map.
- CALCO is in the Faraday Lecture Theatre in the Faraday Building, 8.1 on the campus map.
- The IFIP WG meeting is in the Robert Recorde room (206) of the Faraday Building, No 8.1 on the campus map.
Registration will be held in the foyer of the Faraday Building (8.1 on the campus map) and will start at 08:00 on Saturday 3nd September. If you also attending CALCO-jnr, it will be possible to register for CALCO on Friday 2nd September.
Eating (and Drinking) Out
Markus has prepared a list of restaurants and pubs that have his personal seal of approval.
We have arranged for both wireless and wired (via the University computer laboratories) computer access. We will provide you with registration details on arrival. Please note that we previously announced that wireless access would coast £2 per day. However, this information was incorrect, and there is no charge for wireless access.
On-campus accommodation with be available in newly-built en-suite residences, which opened in September 2004. The on-campus accommmodation is equipped with wireless network access and is 5 minutes walk from the Department of Computer Science and the conference venue.
The on-campus accommodation is open 24 hours a day - so you can arrive at any time.
On-campus accommodation includes breakfast, towels and bedding. Breakfast is served from 07.30
to 09.30. There is a choice of continental or full English.
Hotel and Guest House Accommodation
If you would prefer to stay in a hotel or guest house, we have made arrangements with the following (see map below for locations).
Our agents IT Wales will be happy to arrange accommmodation for you. Please note that with the exception of the Marriott Swansea, these hotels are quite small and rooms are limited.
An alternative list of accommodation in Swansea can be found