The following social events are offered on ISSAC 2004
The banquet will take place in the restaurant
Rhin on the evening of July 6.
Standard and ACM/SIG registrations include one banquet ticket.
Additional banquet tickets for accompanying people and for
students can be ordered via the on-line registration or can be
bought at the registration desk. A ticket costs 65 USD
(~53 EUR), a child ticket costs 30 USD (~24 EUR).
Requests for vegetarian menu can be declared via the on-line
registration form, or, after closing the on-line registrations,
by sending an email to the Registration
The ISSAC 2004 Local Organization is pleased to offer for ISSAC
attendees and accompanying persons the possibility to do some
sightseeing in Santander surrounding country.
On Thursday, July 8, right the next day after the end of ISSAC
2004 scientific program, a one-day trip has been organized by
(and it is the entire responsibility of) the travel agency
Avenida Calvo Sotelo, 15,
Tel.: (+34) 942 22 32 00, Fax: (+34) 942 22 33 17
The excursion totalizes less than 70 miles (120 kilometers), but
it mixes cultural visits (to a couple of picturesque villages,
with some remarkable features: some of the world s best
prehistoric paintings, romanic churches and old mansions, a
Gaudi's modernist building, etc.) and a relaxing promenade
(with optional swimming) along a semi-wild beach.
Meeting at the lobby of the Hotel Santemar.
Santillana and Altamira:
Travelling by bus to Santillana del Mar
(30 kms. from Santander).
- Visit to the Altamira Museum, including a guided visit
to the replica of the Altamira
Caves (Notice: the original, adjacent, cave is no
longer open for visitors)
- Guided visit to the Middle Age town of Santillana del Mar.
Free time at the Playa
de Oyambre (near Comillas, distant some 30 kms. from
Santillana). A natural park, with a pretty beach and beautiful
landscapes. It is expected that the participants provide on their own
some picnic lunch (and some towels, swimming suits...).
17:00 - 20:00
Guided visit to Comillas. A
small town whose main buildings come from the XVII and XVIII
centuries, but includes also some remarkable modernist works from the
Spanish architect Gaudi.
Return to Santander.
Registration Procedure and Fee
Please, see the important remarks below.
- The fee for the excursion is 30 EUR per person, if
the registration takes place before June 1, 2004 (same
deadline as ISSAC early registration).
- After June 1 (and until July 4, if there are still vacant
places), registration will be subject to a charge of 5 EUR
(i.e. 35 EUR in total).
- To register just send a mail to email@example.com,
mentioning in the Subject: ISSAC 04 Excursion.
In this mail you should include the following information:
Number of accompanying persons (including the participant):
Check one: "Visa/American Express/MasterCard"
Valid until: "date"
Alternatively, you can pay via a bank transfer to
Account owner: Viajes Yllera
Bank: Banco Santander Central Hispano
- IBAN (Int. Bank Account Number): ES04 0049 6742 5127 1000 1145
- SWIFT (BIC): BSCHESMM
In this case, please be sure to make explicit in the transfer order
your name and the subject: ISSAC 2004 Excursion. A copy of the bank
transfer receipt should be immediately faxed to Viajes Yllera,
including other relevant information such as number of accompanying
persons (including the participant).
- The excursion will take place only if we can get at least 30
- We regret to inform you that we may have, without prior
notice, to limit the number of persons in the excursion, because
of difficulties to book in advance the planned visit to the
different monuments. If this is the case, a first come first serve
policy will be strictly adopted.
- The visit to the Altamira replica is limited to
groups of up to 20 persons, but it does not take too long; while
waiting, one can visit the Altamira Museum, but this solution is
not adequate for a large number of groups.
Therefore, depending on the number of persons in the excursion,
we may have to change slightly the schedule and to proceed first
visiting the replica with two or three groups, while the remaining
groups visit Santillana, and conversely.
- The excursion to the beach of Oyambre could be shortened or
canceled depending on the weather conditions.
- Cancellation policy: following that of the general ISSAC
registration, there will be a 5 EUR penalty for cancellations
notified before June 1, 2004. In any case, the devolution
will be done through the credit card, not in cash. Cancellations
after this date will be not refunded.