Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 09:00 to Friday, April 17, 2015 - 18:00
Room: 

QTLeap Meeting 2

The Hosting Institution: Institute of Formal and Applied LinguisticsCharles University in Prague

Program

  • Boost Workshop on Pilot 2
    Tuesday-Wednesday, April 14-15, 2015, lab SU1, ground floor
  • 2nd Advisory Board Meeting
    Thursday, April 16, 2015, room S1, 4th floor
  • Project Meeting
    Friday, April 17, 2015, room S5, 2nd floor
  • Project Board Meeting
    Saturday, April 18, 2015, room S1, 4th floor

Schedule

  Tue 4/14 Wed 4/15 Thu 4/16 Fri 4/17 Sat 4/18
  Boost wksp., SU1 Boost wksp., SU1/S1 Advisory b., S1 Project meeting, S5 Management b., S1
8:30     8:45 coffee (S1) 8:30 Welcome, coffee (S5)  8:45 coffee

9:00

 


9:00 Treex/TectoMT presentation (SU1)
 
9:00 Treex/TectoMT (SU1) 9:00 Advisory board (S1)

8:45 Evaluation (WP3, Aljoscha, S5)

9:30 LRTs for Pilot2
(WP5+2, Eneko, S5)

9:00 Management board (S1)
10:30 10:30 coffee break (-1 floor) 10:30 coffee break (S1) 10:30 coffee break (S5) 10:30 coffee break (S1)
11:00 11:00 Treex/TectoMT (SU1) 11:00 Advisory board (S1)

11:00 Pilot 2
(WP5+2, Eneko and Jan, S5)

11:00 Management board (S1)
11:30 11:30 coffee break (-1 floor)
12:00 12:00 Treex/TectoMT (SU1)
12:30 12:30 lunch (-1 floor) 12:30 lunch (-1 fl.)  
13:00 13:00 lunch (-1 floor)
14:00 14:00 Treex/TectoMT (SU1) 14:00 lunch (-1 floor) 14:00 Advisory board (S1) 14:30 Pilot 3 (WP4, Kiril, S5)
15:00 15:00 general TectoMT discussions (S1)
15:30 15:30 coffee break (-1 floor) 15:30 coffee break (S1)
16:00 16:00 Treex/TectoMT (SU1) 16:00 Advisory board (S1)
16:30 16:30 coffee break (S1) 16:30 coffee break (S5)
17:00
(till 18:00)
17:00 Pilot2 & T5.4 discussion (S1) 17:00 Coordination (WP1+2+3+4+5, António, S5)
  19:00 social dinner at Konírna  

Technical / local information

Wifi: There is an Eduroam access in the whole building (as well as other universities around the city and even train stations).

Local Logistics

Contacts

Jan Hajič – hajic@ufal.mff.cuni.cz
 

Emergency phone numbers112 (EU-wide equivalent of 911), direct emergency numbers (faster): Fire Dept.: 150, Medical EMS: 155, Police: 158, City police: 156. If everything else fails, call Jan Hajic at +420 607 209 212.

Hospital: Nearest one is: Nemocnice Milosrdných sester sv. Karla Boromejského v Praze, Vlašská 36, 118 33 Praha 1 - Malá Strana, phone: +420 257 197 111

The Venue

Address:

Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Charles University in Prague
Malostranské náměstí 25
118 00 Prague 1
Czech Republic

Access

The glass door at the entrance should be open until 9 a.m. If the door is locked, please go to the front desk (turn right just after the main entrance) and ask them to let you in for the QTLeap workshop/meeting. If there is any problem, ask the front desk to call ÚFAL secretariat at ext. 4278, or if that does not help, use Jan Hajic's email and/or cellphone (see contacts above).

From the Airport

To get from the Prague Václav Havel Airport (Ruzyně) to the conference venue:

  • Take an airport taxi – Take ONLY AAA or 111 yellow taxis. There is a stand inside Terminal 2, just after leaving customs.
    The fare should not go over CZK 600 (ca. EUR 22). Taxi drivers should always issue a signed receipt. Ask the driver about the cost beforehand. They usually accept CCs (ask at the stand and the driver), CZK and EUR (not a very favorable exchange rate), but not USD.
  • Use public transport – the preferrable route is the following:
    1) Take the bus no. 119 (direction Nádraží Veleslavín) to the terminal stop Nádraží Veleslavín.
    2) Then take tram no. 20 (direction Sídliště Barrandov) and get off after 12 stops at Malostranské náměstí.
    The journey takes about 50 minutes in total, the fare is CZK 32 (ca. EUR 1.20). You can view the journey on Google Maps along with other options (note that special fare applies on the AE bus line). More information about public transport can be found below.

With a lot of luggage, the cab is probably the preferred way to go.

Accommodation

Some of the suggested hotels within walking distance:

You can also rent an appartment, e.g., in Vlašská street, ca. 7 minutes from the Venue.

Not so nearby but cheap and known to be OK: Hotel Krystal.

You can find more accommodation options, e.g., on www.czechsite.com and www.prague-hostels.cz.

Getting Around

Public Transport

Prague has an excellent public transport network that includes Metro (subway), trams, buses, suburban trains, and river ferries. It is the recommended means of transportation around the city. It operates 5am-midnight, with some night trams running overnight. It is quite reliable and safe (safe to the extent as any capital city may be – beware of pickpockets!).

Basic ticket prices (more details can be found on the Prague Transport Co. website):

  • basic – 90 minutes: 32 CZK
  • short-term – 30 minutes: 24 CZK
  • unlimited 24hr ticket: 110 CZK
  • unlimited 72hr ticket: 310 CZK

Transfers are allowed among regularly scheduled routes within the city limits and within the max. time bought. Tickets have to be stamped upon entry to the first car/bus. The unlimited tickets pay off only if you take more than 4 trips per day.

Tickets must be bought before boarding, either at ticket machines (most of them accept CZK coins only) at some tram stops and most metro stations, or at some newspaper stands. One such newspaper stand is directly at Malostranské náměstí, and a ticket machine is at the tram stop at Malostranské náměstí.

Currency

The local currency is Czech Crown (Česká Koruna, CZK). The exchange rate was about 25 CZK for 1 USD and 26 CZK for EUR in March 2015.

When exchanging currency, always check for commission charge and/or worse rates for lower amounts exchanged. Depending on your home bank, the best way to get Czech Crowns might be using an ATM.

Shopping (groceries and more)

Prague city center is full of restaurants and souvenir shops, but it might be a bit tricky to find basic groceries and other everyday stuff at reasonable prices. Here are a few shops nearby the venue:

Sightseeing and more

Outside Prague:

Car rental

The usual car rental companies (Avis, Hertz, Budget, Europcar, Sixt) and many other national ones are in the ground floor of the Prague Airport Terminal 1 building, and also in the Airport Parking garage "C".