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CPA 2008 location: York, UK

The Minster with a view of the Rose
        Window Statue of the Emperor Constantine,
        Minster Yard Aerial shot of the Minster Bootham Bar at night The city walls adorned with
Aerial shot of Electronics and the lake Central Hall Students on the lawn of Heslington Hall Sitting outside the Computer Science department in summer

CPA 2008 and CoSMoS workshop will be held at the York Marriott Hotel, York, and is hosted by the Department of Computer Science, University of York, Sunday 7 September to Wednesday 10 September, and CoSMoS on Thursday 11 September.

Marriott1 Marriott2 Marriott3 Knavesmire The York Marriott Hotel, which is approximately three miles from the Campus, adjacent to the famous Knavesmire Racecourse. Accommodation can be included in the conference package, subject to availability.

Founded in 1963, the University of York has grown to 11 000 undergraduates in some 30 departments, still small by UK standards. The Campus is a 200-acre site, formerly the grounds of Heslington Hall, the sixteenth-century home of Thomas Eynns, Secretary and Keeper of the Seal to the Council of the North. Now the administrative centre of the University, it retains Elizabethan towers and courtyard and the recently-restored great hall ceiling.

Information about York Detailed instructions for getting to York are available from the York Marriott Hotel website. Alternatively, Transport Direct offers a comprehensive journey planner for mainland Britain. Multimap provides an online map of the City of York. There is parking available at the hotel. Information on other parking in York is available at http://www.york.gov.uk/parking/parkingmap.html.

Public transport

York city centre is quite small, and the easiest way to see the sights is by foot. There is a frequent bus service from the city centre to the Marriott Hotel. The local tourist information service provides comprehensive information on travelling in and to York.

The hotel is on Tadcaster Road, and is served by First Bus numbers 4 (ftr) and 12 (from the Railway Station) and 13 (from the City Centre). For further information on bus services, see http://www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/yorkhumber/york/map/index.php for city maps, and http://www.york.gov.uk/transport/Parking/Park_and_Ride/1Askham_Bar1/ for park-and-ride information.

The hotel is about a 15-minute walk from York Railway Station. York has been a railway city since rail travel began. You can take a train to any major city in mainland Britain, or you can take the scenic line to Scarborough, one of the first seaside resorts.

What to see

York packs a lot of attractions in to a small area. If you are spending time sightseeing, it is worth looking at the York Pass, which gives free entry to various places in the city. For information on the many ways to pass time in York, visit the tourist web site. Here we just propose two iconic attractions, separated by a mass of mediaeval streets provide shopping, cafes, pubs, and a daily open-air market.

York Minster is top of everyone's list. The finest, and largest Gothic cathedral in northern Europe dominates the York skyline. The tower gives dramatic views over the surrounding area, whilst the crypt preserves foundations of Roman and Norman buildings, as well as showing the lengths to which twentieth-century engineers had to go to keep the Minster standing.

The Jorvik Centre, under the Coppergate Square shops, provides a fascinating glimpse at Viking York, with reconstructions based directly on the finds of the excavation that preceded construction of Coppergate Square.

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