Second Workshop on
Formal Languages and Analysis of
Contract-Oriented Software

Malta, November 27-28, 2008
University of Malta, Department of Computer Science
Semantics and Verification Research Group

About Malta

The Maltese Islands are located in the middle of the Mediterranean sea, about 90km south of Sicily and 300km off North Africa. Their total area is 246 square kilometres and the total number of inhabitants is around 400,000 of which approximately 35,000 live on the island of Gozo.

The Weather

The climate is typically Mediterranean, with hot, dry summers, warm and sporadically wet autumns, and short, cool winters with adequate rainfall. The average temperature in November is 20C during the day and around 14C at night.

Practical Issues

Malta has adopted the euro, and is also part of the Schengen agreement. The official languages of Malta are Maltese and English, so getting by with English is not a problem. Italian is also widely spoken.

Malta's public transport system offers a cheap and efficient way of touring the Island. The main bus terminus is at Valletta from where buses operate to all parts of Malta, although there are also direct, point to point, services. The longest bus journey takes about fifty minutes; the average ride is between 20 and 30 minutes.

The Workshop Hotel

The workshop will be held at San Antonio Hotel in Qawra, Malta. The registration fee covers accomodation or three nights (26th October-29th October). If you wish to extend your stay, we recommend you contact the hotel (or another one) directly.

Airport-Hotel Transfer

The Malta International Airport is not well connected via the public transport network, and it is recommended you take a taxi to the hotel. At the airport, you will find a taxi reservation desk with standard rates listed on the board above the desk, and approximately 25 euros for Qawra. We recommend you request a taxi from this desk to avoid potentially being overcharged. There is no need to reserve a taxi beforehand.

The full address of the hotel is San Antonio Hotel and Spa, Triq it-Turisti, Qawra, and their phone number is +356 21583434.