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Thessaloniki (Greek: Θεσσαλονίκη, Thessalonica, or Salonica is the second-largest city in Greece and the capital of Macedonia, the nation's largest region. It is honorarily called the Συμπρωτεύουσα Symprotevousa (lit. co-capital) of Greece, as it was once called the συμβασιλεύουσα symbasilevousa (co-queen) of the Byzantine Empire. It is the largest city in the wider geographical region of Macedonia. The Thessaloniki Urban Area. According to the 2001 census, the municipality of Thessaloniki had a population of 363,987.

Thessaloniki is Greece's second major economic, industrial, commercial and political centre, and a major transportation hub for the rest of southeastern Europe; its commercial port is also of great importance for Greece and its southeast European hinterland. It has been traditional for the country's Prime Minister to set out his government's policies for each coming year in a speech at the annual Thessaloniki International Trade Fair.

Thessaloniki retains several Ottoman and Jewish structures as well as a large number of Byzantine architectural monuments. The city has hosted an annual International Trade Fair, the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, and the largest bi-annual meeting of the Greek diaspora.

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Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is the largest university in Greece. The University Campus covers some 23 hectares close to the centre of Thessaloniki. It comprises 9 Faculties organized into 39 Schools, as well as 3 independent Schools (a total of 42 Schools).

Some educational and administrative facilities are located off campus for practical and operational reasons.

More than 95,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students study at the Aristotle University, 86,000 in undergraduate programmes and 9,000 in postgraduate programmes.

The Teaching and Research Staff number 2,248 people (716 professors, 506 associate professors, 576 assistant professors, and 450 lecturers);

the Scientific Teaching Staff number 84; and

the Special Laboratory Teaching Staff 275 people.

This is further supported by:

the 309 members of the Special Technical Laboratory Staff for teaching services; end

the 1028 members of administrative staff. (last updated 30-9-2008)

Building Location
The conference will take place at the Teloglion Foundation of Art.

You can find the building location in the above map of Thessaloniki's City Center or in the map of the Aristotle University Campus

Internet Access
Teloglion Foundation of Art provides free wireless internet access. The Computer Lab of the Department of Mathematics (see Lab Department of Mathematics (Biology Building, 1st floor) ) will be available as well.

Travel information


We have arranged special prices at the 3-star ABC hotel ten minutes walking distance from the conference site.
Single room including breakfast: 69 € per night
Double room including breakfast: 88 € per night
For reservations contact ABC hotel at:
Tel:+30 2310 265421
Fax:+30 2310 276542
referring to nds09.

There is also a very limited number of rooms (without breakfast) at the University Guesthouse.
The prices are:
Single room with common bath: 20 € per night.
Double room with common bath: 30 € per night.
Double room with bath: 32 € per night.

The reception of the University Guesthouse is open Monday-Friday 8.00 a.m.-19.00 p.m.
For the University Guesthouse rooms contact Nikos Karampetakis(karampet@math.auth.gr).
The University Guesthouse is located at 29 Megalou Alexandrou str, Scholi Tyflon (Μεγάλου Αλεξάνδρου 29, Σχολή Τυφλών).
From the airport take the bus-line 78 and take off at bus-stop "ΣΧΟΛΗ ΤΥΦΛΩΝ" (SCHOLI TYFLON) (see map).
Taxi from the airport to Guesthouse costs about 15 €.
From the University Guesthouse to the Conference Site take the bus-line 8 from the bus-stop "ΣΧΟΛΗ ΤΥΦΛΩΝ" (SCHOLI TYFLON) at ΒΑΣ. ΟΛΓΑΣ str. (VAS. OLGAS) and take off at bus-stop "ΣΙΝΤΡΙΒΑΝΙ" (SINTRIVANI) at ΕΓΝΑΤΙΑΣ str. (EGNATIAS) (see map).

CTAG - Control Theory and Applications Group, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
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