- General chair: Yaroslav Sergeyev, Head of Numerical Calculus Laboratory, DIMES, University of Calabria (Italy), Lobachevsky University, Nizhny (Russia).
- Local organization committee: Roman Strongin (Chair), Victor Kasantsev (Vice-Chair), Vadim Saygin (Vice-Chair), Konstantin Barkalov, Lev Afraimovich, Dmitri Balandin, Victor Gergel, Vladimir Grishagin, Dmitri Kvasov, Iosif Meerov, Grigory Osipov, Mihail Prilutskii, Alexadner Sysoyev, Dmitri Shaposhnikov, Ekaterina Goldinova.
- Steering committee: Roberto Battiti (head),
Martin Charles Golumbic,
Benjamin W. Wah.
- Technical program committee
Annabella Astorino, Roberto Battiti, Bernd Bischl, Christian Blum, Mauro Brunato, Sonia Cafieri, Andre Carvalho, John Chinneck, Andre Augusto Cire, Renato De Leone, Luca Di Gaspero, Bistra Dilkina, Adil Erzin, Giovanni Fasano, Paola Festa, Antonio Fuduli, David Gao, Martin Golumbic, Vladimir Grishagin, Tias Guns, Youssef Hamadi, Frank Hutter, George Katsirelos, Michael Khachay, Oleg Khamisov, Yury Kochetov, Lars Kotthoff, Dmitri Kvasov, Dario Landa-Silva, Hoai An Le Thi, Daniela Lera, Vasily N. Malozemov, Marie-Eleonore Marmion, Silvano Martello, Kaisa Miettinen, Nenad Mladenovic, Evgeni Nurminski, Barry O'Sullivan, Panos Pardalos, Remigijus Paulavicius, Thomas Pock, Mikhail Posypkin, Oleg Prokopyev, Helena Ramalhinho, Massimo Roma, Francesca Rossi, Valeria Ruggiero, Horst Samulowitz, Marc Schoenauer, Meinolf Sellmann, Yaroslav Sergeyev, Carlos Soares, Alexander Strekalovskiy, Thomas Stützle, Eric D. Taillard, Tatiana Tchemisova, Gerardo Toraldo, Michael Trick, Daniele Vigo, Petr Vilím, Luca Zanni, Anatoly Zhigljavsky, Antanas Žilinskas, Julius Žilinskas.
Location, travel, accommodation
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Nizhny Novgorod (Russian: Ни́жний Но́вгород), colloquially shortened to Nizhny, is the fifth-largest city in Russia
(population of 1,250,000). From 1932 to 1990, it was known as Gorky after the writer Maxim Gorky, who was born there.
The city is an important economic, transportation and cultural center,
one of the centers of the IT Industry in Russia with twenty-five scientific R&D institutions,
home of the N. I. Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod which is hosting LION11,
and main center of river tourism in Russia. ( Nizhny in wikipedia )
After the war, Gorky was completely closed to foreigners to safeguard the security of Soviet military research and production facilities.
As a curiosity, the dissident Sacharov was exiled to Gorky in 1980. The city was opened again after the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1990.
The Nizhny Novgorod International Airport has many
flights from the world with affordable cost (about Euro 200-300 in Europe, 600 New York, 1000 Los Angeles, 600 Tokyo, ...).
From major European cities, Nizhny can be conveniently reached by plane within 6 to 8 hours.
As an alternative, you can travel to one of three Moscow airports (Sheremetevo, Domodedovo, Vnukovo),
in some cases with cheaper flights, optionally
visit the Kremlin and the Red Square, and then take a modern and fast train (with sleeping possibilities, private shower
and restaurant) to Nizhny (about 3 h 30 min).
We will place useful links for getting train tickets (with our suggestions) here.
The climate in June is perfect for a visit. As part of LION11 we plan to organize:
- A tour of Nizhny with
a guide with deep knowledge of the local history (not the usual banal touristic tour! )
- A boat trip along the inspiring and infinite ( grossone :) Volga and Oka rivers.
The conference is organized in the Oka hotel . We recommend to reserve an accommodation in this hotel.
You could select a room in the registration form (please, specify arrival/departure dates). The Organizing Committee will reserve accommodation for you for these dates. Payment can be done at check-in.
After April, 15, the Organizing Committee is not responsible for the accommodation for the conference participants.
You could reserve accommodation independently using website of the hotel or booking.com service ( Oka 3*, Oka 4* )