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EuroSys 2008 will take place in the University of Glasgow, Scotland. The University of Glasgow was founded in 1451 and is the fourth oldest university in the United Kingdom. It is one of the UK's leading universities with an international reputation for its teaching and research. Glasgow University is home to the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, the oldest public museum in Scotland.
The EuroSys 2008 conference will take place on the historic Gilmorehill Campus of of the University of Glasgow. The main plenary sessions will take place in the Boyd Orr Building. Workshops and Tutorials will be located in the Sir Alwyn Williams Building, the newly completed home of the Computing Science Department, and other buildings. Lunches will be served in the award winning Wolfson Medical Building. A map annotated with these locations is available here).
The main EuroSys Banquet will take place in the grand Bute Hall, located in the historic Gilbert Scott Building on Thursday the 3rd of April. The sheer scale of the University of Glasgow's most famous venue is, quite simply, breathtaking. This grand Victorian hall lies at the heart of the University of Glasgow and frequently takes centre stage for conferences and hospitality events as well as international awards ceremonies. It adjoins the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery.
There will also be a Google sponsored dinner / reception in the Glasgow Science Center. This will be a joint dinner with the European Conference on Information Retrieval on Wednesday the 2nd of April.
On Tuesday the 1st of April a civic reception will be held in the Glasgow City Chambers. A grand and imposing edifice overlooking George Square, the City Chambers has for over a hundred years been the headquarters of successive councils serving the City of Glasgow.
City of Glasgow
Glasgow is Scotland's largest city and is surrounded by some of the most breathtaking scenery in Western Europe. Today, the city has emerged as the cultural, commercial and convention capital of Scotland. It has the finest specimen of Victorian architecture in Europe and an amazing collection of fine museums and art galleries. Glasgow is definitely the warmest and friendliest city in Britain! According to the late poet laureate Sir John Betjeman, "the city made ships and gigantic locomotives and powerful machines. But most of all, it made friends."
Glasgow is one of Europe's most visited cities, with more than 3 million tourists who come to Glasgow to enjoy a wealth of cultural and leisure attractions, and as a base to explore the magnificent natural scenery which surrounds the city. Glasgow is famous for its shopping district, which is the largest shopping zone outside London. Glasgow is also famous for its lively and varied nightlife scene. In recent years, it has been designated the European Capital of Sport 2003, the UK City of Architecture and Design 1999 and the European City of Culture 1990. Glasgow will also be hosting the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Glasgow is very well connected with Europe and the rest of the World, and is served by many major airlines as well as low-cost European operators. See the travel page for more details.
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