Arrival Instructions and Local Arrangements
The weather in Southampton is usually quite warm at this time of year. This year however, it has been remarkably cold, with very little rain (water restrictions are being imposed in much of the South of England). There again, this is England and the weather can change very quickly (once snow stopped a game of cricket, in June...). The most reputable site is the BBC and there are others e.g. Wunderground, but unless there is a strong high pressure, these are rarely accurate beyond 24 hours. Applying a median filter to 3 weather forecasts suggests that the weather will be overcast on Sunday, and clear early next week. We suggest you bring a coat (with a hood!). .
All taxis in Southampton must be booked by phone prior to the journey, except when picked up at transport locations (stations etc). There are many companies and conference staff will be pleased to 'phone a taxi for you. Some are:
Alternatively, there is a comprehensive University bus service and all busses go through the Bus Station (called the Highfield Interchange) marked on the local site map, near the Turner Sims. For these, you can buy tickets on board and all fares are £1 one way, £2 for a day pass.
Network access will be available throughout the conference (free) for all delegates. There will be wireless access at the conference venue and around the University campus. For those delegates staying in Highfield hall there will also be wired access via the network points in the rooms (you should bring an RJ45 patch cable if you wish to use the wired access there; note there is no wireless access at Highfield Hall).
In order to use any of the network access facilities delegates will be required to sign a form at conference registration to obtain their username and password.
The mobile number at the Conference Registration desk (during opening hours) from Sunday until the end of the conference is UK 07821 353279
We have just moved to British Summer Time, so the local time is GMT +1 hr.
Image, Speech and Intelligent Systems research group
School of Electronics and Computer Science
University of Southampton
Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 023 8059 2929 Fax +44 023 8059 4498