AmI-10, the First International Joint Conference on Ambient Intelligence will be hosted by the School of Informatics (ETSI Informática)
of the University of Málaga. Located in the "Campus de Teatinos", it has an easy access
from Málaga downtown by bus or taxi (see the map page for details on how to get here).
Once you arrive to the School of Informatics (ETSI Informática) of the University
of Málaga you will find indications to the meeting.
How to get here
The campus can be easily reached by bus. Public buses from lines 8, 20 and 22
take you to the campus from the city center (main bus stop: "Alameda Principal").
Average commuting time is about 20 minutes from the city center, and buses run every 15 minutes.
Buses are also available from Torremolinos to the city center, for those of you
that decide to stay at any of the Torremolinos hotels. They usually take 30
minutes from the center of Torremolinos to Málaga downtown. There is also a very
convenient train that connects Torremolinos and the city center of Málaga, that
runs every 30 minutes and takes about 20 minutes.
Taking you own car, or hiring one, is a sensible option if you plan to stay around
before or after the meeting, and visit the rest of Málaga province and Andalucía
(Granada, Córdoba, Sevilla, ...).
|From the city center
||From the east (i.e. airport, Torremolinos,...)
Taxis are not very expensive in Málaga, and they may become a good option to
move around. The usual taxi fare for taking you from the city center to the
University campus (or the other way round) is about €8-10 (the trip takes 15
minutes aprox). To and from Torremolinos it becomes about €15 (20 minutes).
Taxis are a very convenient way for moving around in Málaga, especially if you
are in a hurry, or get lost. Taxi drivers are accustomed to tourists and you do
not have to worry too much about they ripping you off (which happens very rarely,
despite all negative publicity about this). However, some considerations must
always be taken into account:
In the airport, please do not trust unofficial taxi drivers that unsolicitedly
offer you their services. Use the taxis available outside the airport
waiting in the normal taxi lines.
Taxis inside Málaga use taxi-meters for calculating the trip fare. However,
trips to and from the Torremolinos have a fixed fare and do not use the
taxi-meter. Please ask for the trip fare to the taxi driver before getting
into the taxi, and ALWAYS ask for a receipt. All taxis should have a price
list with the fares applicable to all trips, which should be clearly visible
and must be explained to everybody upon request.
Taxi-meters should be used between the city center of Málaga and the
University or the airport, since they are all considered to be inside the
Connections to the airport
Málaga airport is one of the busiest in Europe. It moves more than 12 million
people every year. Moreover, the airport is being completely renewed and this
may cause inconveniences especially to travel to and from the city. There are
both buses and trains connecting the airport with the city center, which run
every half hour. However, taxis are the easiest and most convenient
transportation method. The fare from the airport to and from the city center is
less than €15 (excluding extras: Sundays, late at night, extra baggage, etc).
Málaga is the capital of the Costa del Sol (Coast of Sun), so temperatures will
not be as low as in central Europe. April is typically a rainy month but this
usually refers to some light showers. In any case temperatures expected during
the meeting are: High 20°-25ºC, Low 9°-15ºC.
Outside the meeting hours, or if you are away from the meeting venue, please
dial (+34) 659905687 for contacting us. In addition, the usual emergency and help
numbers are always available:
- Local police: 092
- National police: 091
- Fire brigade: 080
- Health service: 061
Please do not hesitate to ring them in case of trouble. Málaga is a tourist resource
used to deal with tourists and their problems, and normally very friendly to foreigners.
Malaga is the capital city of the Costa del Sol and its international airport
provides the gateway to all of the other Andalusian towns. Malaga airport is one
of the largest in Spain and in a typical year can welcome up to 10 million
visitors. Malaga also serves as a major port and an industrial centre for
Southern Spain. Entrance to and exit from Malaga is made easy by the N340
highway and the coastal rail service. There is a wonderful Three Kings Festival
in Malaga each year at the beginning of January, so if you're visiting during
this time don't forget to take the kids along.
Malaga is a city steeped in more than 3,000 years of history. Excavations have
discovered evidence of the Carthaginians, the Romans and the Moors. As a result,
there is a large selection of historical monuments in this city. Malaga’s
cathedral is known as La Manquita, meaning “the little one armed lady”. Due to
the length of time, which it took to build the cathedral, it denotes Renaissance,
Baroque and Neo-classical styles.
Close to Malaga cathedral is the Alcazaba, which is a fifteenth century Moorish
fort and is one of the most important in the area. The roof of the Alcazabar
offers panoramic views of Malaga city and the port. Further on from the Alcazabar
is Malaga’s Castle, which stands on Monte de Gibralfaro. At the foot of the hill,
Malaga’s ayuntamiento (town hall) is located, next to the city’s museum in the
Palacio de la Aduana. In fact, Malaga has so much to offer as a result of its
history, that the best way to see it is by open top bus and there are many in
Malaga is also well worth a visit during one of its many festivals.
The Fiestas here are numerous and each one is celebrated with the vigour that
is synonymous with Andalucia. The main Fiesta is the Feria, which takes place in
the middle of August.