The 8th ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays
Palermo, Italy
12-14 June, 2019

Palermo, Italy

Palermo is Sicily's cultural, economic and tourism capital. It is a city rich in history, culture, art, music and food. Numerous tourists are attracted to the city for its good weather, its renowned gastronomy and restaurants, its Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque churches, palaces and buildings, and its nightlife and music.

Conference Venue

PerDis 2019 will take place at the Palazzo Chiaramonte-Steri, "Sala delle Capriate" (trusses hall).


Palazzo Chiaramonte-Steri, which is the seat of the University rectorate. This is one of the Palermo’s remarkable landmarks, and hosts a museum and three beautiful halls. Take the virtual tour here.

Palazzo Chiaramonte
90133 Palermo
Italien



Conference Hotels
We suggest the following hotels, offering special rates for PerDis 2019 attendees.
  • Hotel Plaza Opera ****
    • Single room € 85.00 per night B/B
    • Double room - single use € 110.00 per night B/B
    • Double room € 140.00 per night B/B
    • free cancellation within the day before arrival
    • write an email and cite the conference with the code "Perdis2019"
  • Hotel Principe di Villafranca ****
    • Single room € 85.00 per night B/B
    • Double room - single use € 110.00 per night B/B
    • Double room € 140.00 per night B/B
    • free cancellation within the day before arrival
    • write an email and cite the conference with the code "Perdis2019"
  • Hotel Elite ***
    • Single room € 50,00 per night B/B
    • Double room - single use € 60,00 per night B/B
    • Double room € 70,00 per night B/B
    • free cancellation within 7 days
    • write an email and cite the conference with the code "Perdis2019"

How to get there

The easiest, fastest and cheapest way to reach Palermo is by plane. The Palermo International Airport (PMO), known as Falcone-Borsellino Airport (formerly "Punta Raisi" Airport), is located 32 km (20 mi) west of Palermo. It is dedicated to Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, two anti-mafia judges killed by the mafia in the early 1990s. There is a lot of direct flights connecting Palermo with a great number of European cities, operated both by low-cost and ordinary carriers. Using the Fiumicino International Airport of Rome (FCO) as a node, there is plenty of choices of 1-stop flights connecting Palermo with the whole world, since there are more than 10 daily flights connecting PMO and FCO.

Further opportunities to get to Sicily by plane: Catania-Fontanarossa airport (CTA) and Trapani-Birgi airport (TPS). both airports offer direct (and often cheap) flights from/to several destinations.

Airport Shuttle

The airport (PMO) is connected to the city centre with a comfortable and cheap bus shuttle service with rides every half hour, and a shuttle train to the Central Rail Station with two rides per hour at minutes :27 and :42 (the airport station name is "Punta Raisi"). The train stops at "Palermo Palazzo Reale – Orleans", which is just beside the entrance to the main university campus, where the first day of the conference will be held.

From CTA to Palermo there are hourly buses at minutes :10, journey time 2h30m, bus operator SAIS Autolinee (website Italian only). The starting station is "Aeroporto Catania", the arrival station is "Palermo" (corresponds to the bus terminal next to the central rail station). Tickets can be bought onboard or in advance both on the SAIS website or here (available in English).
From TPS to Palermo there are different bus rides, average journey time 2h30m, bus operator Autoservizi Salemi. Tickets can be bought onboard or in advance both on the SALEMI website (only in Italian) or here (available in English).


Moving around the city

In addition to the official taxi service, Palermo relies on different public transport systems:

  • a local railway, called the Palermo light metropolitan railway service, operated by Trenitalia (all city stations names start with "Palermo")
  • a public bus system, operated by AMAT
  • a public tram system, operated by AMAT
It is possible to access live data and information about public transportation by means of Moovit.

Collaboration with IDF

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Journal publication opportunity!

Accepted papers in PerDis '19 will be invited to submit extended manuscripts to a special issue of the Springer journal "Personal and Ubiquitous Computing" on pervasive displays. More info here.


Important Dates

Papers
  • Submission: February 07, 2019 extended:
  • Submission: February 22, 2019
  • Submission: February 25, 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: March 28, 2019
  • Camera Ready: April 22, 2019

Posters & Demos
  • Submission: April 09, 2019
  • Submission (extended): April 16, 2019 23:59 GMT
  • Notification: April 29, 2019
  • Camera-Ready: May 3, 2019

Workshops & Tutorials
  • Submission: April 09, 2019
  • Submission (extended): April 16, 2019 23:59 GMT
  • Notification: April 29, 2019
  • Camera-Ready: May 3, 2019
Symposium
  • Main Symposium: 12-14 June, 2019



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Contact Address


Salvatore Sorce, Ph.D.
Università degli Studi di Palermo
Dipartimento di Fisica e Chimica
Ubiquitous Systems and Interfaces (USI) group
Palermo, Italy
Tel.: +39 091 238 62609
E-Mail: Send Email


Mohamed Khamis, Ph.D.
University of Glasgow
School of Computing Science
Glasgow, UK
E-Mail: Send Email

Previous Symposia

2018: The 7th International Symposium on Pervasive Displays
University of Munich (LMU), Munich, Germany
2017: The 6th International Symposium on Pervasive Displays
Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), Lugano, Switzerland
2016: The 5th International Symposium on Pervasive Displays
University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2015: The 4th International Symposium on Pervasive Displays
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Saarbrücken, Germany
2014: The 3rd International Symposium on Pervasive Displays
University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
2013: The 2nd International Symposium on Pervasive Displays
Google, Mountain View, CA, USA
2012: The 1st International Symposium on Pervasive Displays
University of Minho, Porto, Portugal