Conference on Multilingual and Multimodal Information Access Evaluation
19-22 September 2011, Amsterdam
CLEF 2011 General Information
The following four pages contain three maps of Amsterdam. The first map is an overview of Amsterdam with the locations of the conference venue (Casa 400) and the dinner location. The next page shows the surroundings of the conference venue with some pointers to restaurants and bars, and the last map shows a detailed route to get to Casa 400 from Amsterdam Amstel train station.
The area around Casa 400 offers a few nice bars and restaurants. Here we list a few including average price for 3-course menu and a short review (from www.iens.nl).
A. Canvas (www.canvas7.nl)
C. Hesp (BAR)
D. VandeMarkt (www.vandemarkt.nl)
E. Dauphine (www.caferestaurantdauphine.nl)
F. United Tastes of 1097 (www.unitedtastesof.com)
H. Quatfass (www.quatfass-amsterdam.nl)
The easiest way to get to the conference venue (and hotel) Casa 400 is to go by public transport to Amsterdam Amstel train station. It is reachable by train, metro (lines 51, 53, and 54), tram (line 12) and bus (lines 37, 40, 62, 65, 101, 136, 152, and 157) and it has a taxi stand.
Follow the "taxi" signs to exit the station and head towards the roundabout. Cross the street in the direction of the ABN-AMRO building. Walk a bit further and on your left you should see a tunnel, go through and on the other side go straight. Turn right in the Stephensonstraat and that's where Casa 400 is.
It is about a 10-minute walk to get from Casa 400 to Cafe Hesp, from where the boat for the dinner leaves. Exit Casa 400 to your left, at the end of the street turn left again and follow the bike path. Cross the street with the traffic lights, go through the tunnel and immediately turn right after exiting the tunnel (still following the bike path). Then turn left, walk by the water to the end of the street, turn right (Weesperzijde) and from here Hesp is only a few meters away.
Public transport: To travel by public transport you need an "OV chipkaart." You can get these from the machines at metro and train stations. Whenever you enter or exit a transportation vehicle, make sure you hold the card in from of the checkpoints. For more information on public transportation: http://journeyplanner.9292.nl
Taxis: Taxis are not cheap in the Netherlands, so make sure you carry enough cash. A trip from Central Station to Casa 400 will probably be about EUR 20,-. You can find taxis at train stations and most tourist spots. If you need a taxi, it is best to order one. Ask your hotel or call the TCA (Taxi Centrale Amsterdam) at +31(0)20-7777777 (7x7).
Bikes: The most popular way of transportation in the Netherlands is the bike. Cycling is easy, mainly because of the (red) bike lanes that are everywhere. You can rent bikes at a lot of locations, amongst others at train stations (Amstel Station, Central Station) and Casa 400. Ask your hotel for other places to rent bikes.
Emergency: In case of an emergency, call 112 for fire department, police, or ambulance. You can reach Casa 400 at +31(0)20-6651171.
Poster maximum size is A0, if displayed in vertical orientation. Poster board width and height are 97 cm and 144 cm, respectively. The poster session will be held on Monday, September the 19th from 16:30 until 18:00 at the main conference venue, just outside the conference rooms. Posters may be prepared and displayed the entire day, please make sure you are ready when the poster session starts. Push pins will be available on site. You are kindly requested to remove your poster at the end of the poster session. If you have any further questions, please contact the local organizers at clef2011[at]list.uva.nl.
Pointers to local copy shops, close to the conference venue:
The registration desk will be open throughout the conference, on the first floor of Casa 400. Additional opening hours are:
CLEF 2011 receives last-minute sponsorship for student registration fee waivers. Apply (with motivation + proof of stud. status) at clef2011[at]list.uva.nl
The notifications of acceptance of CLEF 2011 conference paper is postponed to Monday 13
CLEF 2011 Registrations
The CLEF 2011 registrations are now open.
General chairsMaarten de Rijke
Program chairsJaana Kekäläinen
Lab chairsVivien Petras
Organization chairEmanuele Pianta
Resource and Publicity chairKhalid Choukri
Technical managementPamela Forner
Local organizersRichard Berendsen