Dear ITW Participants,
The conference is getting near! We hope you are as excited as we are.
Following is some useful information.
Please make sure to carry a document confirming that you are coming to the conference, such as the program with your name on it. It is also advisable to have a local contact number in case of any problems (we list a few below). As mentioned on the conference website, you can also obtain a letter from us, confirming that you are attending the workshop. The ride from the airport to the conference venue in Jerusalem usually takes under an hour. Please check the ITW website for information about collective/regular taxis.
The temperatures now are typical for an Israeli spring, warm days and cool nights. Jerusalem is about 5 degrees Centigrade colder than Tel Aviv (particularly at night), so bring a jacket! The forecast is about 20-25 Centigrade during the day and 10-14 Centigrade at night. Chance of rain is quite small.
On Sunday 6pm we will meet for registration, cocktails, good music and mingling at the ITW venue – Mishkenot Sha’ananim. Please check the ITW website for address and area map.
The trip, included in the registration fee, will take us to the lowest point on earth – the Dead sea. For the first part of the trip, we have two options. Upon checking in at the registration desk, you will be asked to pick your choice. Note that both of them involve potential bathing, so bring a swimming suite!
(A towel and hat will be provided. For extra protection against the desert sun – bring a sunscreen!)
Option 1 – easy hike. We will hike up David stream, a small oasis of fresh water at the bottom of a desert canyon. There is a nice waterfall, a pool that’s good for some swimming, and ibex and oryx sightings are common.
Option 2 – panoramas and sea. The bus will take us to viewpoints above the impressive cliffs of the Darga canyon. After that we will head to the Ein Gedi beach, where we will have the opportunity to swim/float in the salty seawater.
After we re-unite, we will take a cable car up to the ancient fortress of Masada, which boasts a palace built by King Herod as well as evidence of the Judean rebel against the Romans. After making our way down the Roman ramp (easy), we will conclude the day with a Bedouin dinner experience.
*Some contact numbers:
Rami Zamir – 052-8299959 (international +972-52-8299959)
Yossi Steinberg – 052-3724779 (international +972-52-3724779)
Yuval Kochman – 054-7893899 (international +972-54-7893899)
Reut from Innovision (production company) – 03-6447999 ext. 103 (international +972-3-6447999)
or email – Reut@innovision.co.il
Looking forward to seeing you!
—The ITW organizing committee
Yuval x2, Anelia, Ofer, Haim, Sasha, Meir, Rami, Yossi and Jacob
We would like to invite ITW2015 attendees to a Technion coding workshop to be held the Sunday following the conference – May 3, 2015.
The workshop is organized by the Technion Computer Engineering (TCE) center.
The Technion is located in the northern part of Israel, which will be especially convenient for attendees looking to explore this beautiful region on the weekend.
A tentative program is available at the following link:
Hoping to see you in this event too.
Eitan Yaakobi and Yuval Cassuto
ITW2015 is reaching out to extended audiences interested in a single-day attendance.
We have now introduced a 1-day registration option in the on-line form:
1-day registration regular – $150
1-day registration student – $50
For more information, please consult the page on registration fees and discounts.
Please note that the one day registration option, as listed above, includes only attendance of one day (to be chosen by the registrant), and the USB of the proceedings. It does not include any of the social events, and does not substitute the one full registration requirement for the paper to appear in the proceedings.
In addition, attendance beyond 1 day requires full registration.
Note that the complimentary conference trip to Masada and the Dead Sea will take place on Wednesday, April 29. Please ignore any different date that may appear on your registration confirmation.
To register, please go to:
Early-bird registration deadline is February 15, 2015. Please register early.
Notifications and reviews will be made available to authors January 15, 2015. Apologies for the delay.
ITW2015 is welcoming an excellent group of invited speakers who confirmed their contribution to the workshop. For timely posting of the invited program, we kindly request all confirmed speakers to register their talks by December 15, through the EDAS link provided below. Registered papers can be modified by March 1, 2015.
Upload link for invited papers: