30th International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management
Bolzano-Bozen, Italy
July 9 - 11, 2018

Social Events

Welcome Reception (Monday, July 9, 2018)

The welcome reception will take place in Room F6 – University Club at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano.

Excursion and Conference Banquet (Tuesday, July 10, 2018)

SSDBM 2018 will include a half-day social program that brings us to the beautiful surroundings of Bozen-Bolzano. We will first go by bus to Eppan on the South Tyrolean wine route, where we visit the Englar castle and the gothic church belonging to the castle. Englar is more than 500 years old and one of many castles in South Tyrol. The visit of the castle will finish with a wine tasting.

After that, the bus brings us to Kaltern on the South Tyrolean wine route. From there, we walk for approximately one hour through vineyards to Lake Kaltern (easy walk, no hiking shoes are required).

The banquet starts at around 7pm in the restaurant Gretl am See, which is directly located at the Lake Kaltern.

Mountain Tour (Thursday, July 12, 2018)

For the day after the conference, we will organize a hiking tour in the Dolomites, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (http://www.dolomitiunesco.info/?lang=en). We will take a bus to Karerpass-Passo di Carezza, where we first visit the Karersee-Lago di Carezza. Then, we take a chairlift to the Paolina hut, from where you can enjoy a breath-taking view on the surrounding mountains. After lunch, we will hike over the Vaialonpass and down to Karerpass.

Rough schedule of the tour:

  • Departure from Bozen-Bolzano: 9am
  • Return to Bozen-Bolzano: between 5p and 6pm
If someone needs to be back earlier, there is an hourly public bus from Karerpass-Passo Costalunga to Bozen-Bolzano: https://www.sii.bz.it/en/siitimetablesquery

Notice that this tour is outside the official SSDBM 2018 program and therefore not included in the conference fees. The bus and the chairlift will roughly cost 35 Euro.

Even if the trail is not difficult, good (hiking) shoes and warm clothes are recommended, as we are going up to almost 2600 meters, where the weather conditions can quickly change.

For registration to the tour and further information, please send an email to Johann Gamper (gamper@inf.unibz.it). The deadline for the registration is June 25, 2018.

We hope that many of you can stay one more day and join us for a wonderful hiking tour in the Dolomites!