Please Register Before May 1st

The 11th Workshop of the INRIA-Illinois-ANL Joint Laboratory on Petascale Computing

The 1st Workshop of the Joint-Laboratory on Extreme Scale Computing

The 1st Workshop of the ANL-Inria PUF NextGen project


Conference site

The meeting will take place at Inria Sophia Antipolis Méditerranée research centre (France) on June 9th to 11th.

Address: 2004 route des Lucioles, BP 93, F-06902 Sophia Antipolis cedex

Telephone: +33 (0)4 92 38 77 77

Check-in / Registration: Kahn building

Opening session, tutorial and workshops: Kahn building
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All participants should arrange their own transportation from the airport or railway station to the hotels or conference venue.

Sophia Antipolis is located on the French Riviera, close to Nice (28km), Cannes (12km) and Antibes (8km)

By plane

Nearest international airport is Nice-Côte d'Azur (20km

Regular shuttles from the airport (Terminal 1 and 2) to Sophia Antipolis by bus (1.50€ fare ticket): Line 230 - bus stop "Inria"

By car

GPS 43.61619N (43°36'58") 7.06786E (07°04'04")

From Marseille-Aix by the A8 motorway, take the exit Antibes-Grasse-Sophia Antipolis, direction Sophia Antipolis.

From Nice by the A8 motorway, take the exit Antibes-Sophia Antipolis, direction Sophia Antipolis (the road on the right just after the toll).

By train

The closest railway station is located in Antibes.

Regular shuttles from Antibes SNCF railway station to Sophia Antipolis by bus with Envibus:

Lines 1 - 11 - Bus stop "Inria"

Line 9 Bus stop "IUT"

Express line: 100 - Bus stop "Templiers" (5mn walking distance from Inria)

Fare ticket: 1.50 Euros

By public transport

Fare ticket: 1.50 euros

From Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport : Line 230 - Bus stop "Inria"

From Nice-Ville : Line 230 - Bus stop "Inria"

From Cannes SNCF railway station (with transfer) Line 230 - Stop "Gare routiere Sophia Antipolis" then take Line 1-11 (Bus stop "Inria") or 9 (Bus stop "Iut)"

From Antibes : Envibus Lines Lines 1 - 11 - Bus stop "Inria"

Line 9 Bus stop "IUT" Express line 100 - Bus stop "Templiers" (5mn walking distance from Inria)

By taxi

From Nice Côte 'Azur Airport About 20 minutes, (appr. 55 euros)

Transfert Service (English spoken, mention Inria when booking) +33 (0) 6 09 50 92 53

Taxi Sophia +33 (0) 6 27 51 01 51

Centrale Orange Taxi +33 (0) 820 906 960

Motorbike transport: +33 (0) 6 58 79 81 31

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Car rental

Nice Cote d'Azur Airport offers a choice of several car rental companies (Terminal 2).

We will provide local ground transportation for diners. Participants should organize their local transportation to and from the workshop place.

Hotel information

Hotel rooms are included in the registration fees. A block of rooms has been reserved at these hotels:

Hotel Mercure (regular registration). Address: Rue Albert Caquot, 06560 Valbonne, France. tel:+33 4 92 96 04 04

Hotel Ibis (student registration). Address: 502 Rue Albert Caquot, 06560 Valbonne, France. tel:+33 4 93 65 30 60

They are right next to each other and within reasonable walking distance to the conference venue.

When we will receive your online registration, the organization committee will confirm the pre-booked rooms and name of your hotel. Therefore, please, do not make any reservation by yourself.


Lunches and breaks will be provided on site during the JLPC workshop (June 9th to 11th) Dinners (June 9th and 10th ) are scheduled in the vicinity of Sophia Antipolis (we will provide local ground transportation to group dinners). For those who will arrive earlier or will attend PUF School, two dinners (8th and 11th) will be provided at the hotel Mercure.

Nice to know

Opening/closing hours, public holidays, currency, areas codes for France, Emergency phone numbers, advice for a trouble-free stay...


The French Riviera benefits from a Mediterranean-type climate, characterised by exceptional sunshine almost 300 days a year and mild temperatures for most of the year.

It rains heavily but infrequently mostly in March/April and October/November. In winter, freezing temperatures are rare, but sweaters are advised.

Opening hours

Shops are usually open from 9 am to 7 pm from Monday to Saturday. Department stores may stay open until 9 pm. Banks are open from 8.30 to 12 noon and 2 to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday, with some branches opening on Saturday mornings and during lunch time.

Legal holidays

January 1st (New Eve), April 21st (Monday Easter), May 1st (Workers' Day), May 8th (VE Day), May 29th (Ascension), June 9th (Whit Monday), July 14th (Bastille), August 15th (Assumption), November 1st (All Saints), November 11th (Armistice) and December 25th (Christmas).

On legal holidays, banks, government offices, the majority of businesses and also some shops, museums and tourist attractions are closed.


Credit cards are accepted in many shops, hotels and restaurants (there is usually a minimum amount of between 7 euros and 15 euros). For cash, you will find ATMs on just about every street corner (24 hours a day).

Bank branches, exchange bureaux and some post offices handle currency exchange transactions and traveller's cheques. Whatever you are buying, prices are net.

Emergency phone numbers

Dial the following numbers (toll-free)

SAMU (medical emergencies): 15

Police emergency: 17

Fire-brigade: 18

European emergency call: 112


To call France in France: 0 + area number + number

To call France from abroad: 00 + 33 + number

To call abroad: 00 + country exchange number + number

Electric standards

220 Volts - 380 Volts / 50 Hertz

A few tips for a pleasant trouble-free holiday

- You are strongly recommended to respect smoking/no smoking signs in public places.

- A service charge is included in the price of each item on the menu in any cafe or restaurant as required by French law. In theory, no further tipping is expected.

- If you are driving, park only where authorised and respect speed limits on highways and motorways. France extensively uses radars to detect speeding and take pictures of the cars. Police will send the ticket to the rental car company that will forward the bill to the delinquent driver. In such case, the bill is generaly very high.

Contact about direction and lodging

For questions contact Agnes Cortell:, Evelyne Blesle:

The Joint Laboratory for Petascale Computing includes researchers from the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA), the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Center for Extreme-Scale Computation, and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. The Joint Lab is part of Parallel@Illinois.