First OWL-WG Face to Face Meeting, Manchester, UK 6-7th December
The first OWL-WG Face to Face meeting will be held in the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester, UK on the 6th and 7th of December 2007.
The meeting will be held in the School's Atlas Rooms. Wireless network access will be available.
More detailed information will appear on these pages nearer the time. If you have any enquiries, please contact us.
For those arriving on Wednesday, an informal get-together is planned at the Kro2 bar and restaurant on Oxford Road, a two minute walk from the Ibis (see map below).
On Thursday, thanks to support from the KnowledgeWeb Network of Excellence, we will have dinner at the Yang Sing, one of the UK's best Chinese restaurants. This will probably be preceeded by a drink in the Lass O'Gowrie. More details will be available during the meeting.
Travel to Manchester
The University campus is situated less than a mile to the south of the city centre.
- Mainline trains call at Manchester Piccadilly. A taxi from the station will take around five minutes and should cost around £5.00. Many trains also call at Oxford Road station which is between five and ten minutes walk from the Department. UK Rail timetables can be found at National Rail's web site.
- Manchester Airport is approximately twenty-five minutes from the University and is served by a number of direct international flights. A taxi will cost in the region of £20.00. Alternatively, frequent trains run from the airport to Piccadilly and Oxford Road Stations.
- All approach routes to the campus are clearly signposted 'Universities'. If you intend to bring a car, please let us know in advance so that we can arrange parking permits.
General travel information and maps of the university can be found on the School's web site:
There are a number of hotels near to the University campus. Two that are within walking distance of the School are:
Weston Building, Sackville Street
Phone - reception: 0870 833 5598
Phone - general information: 0161 955 8000
Ibis Hotel, Charles Street
Phone: 0161 272 5000 (Charles St)
Fax: 0161 272 5010 (Charles St)
The Famous Manchester Weather!
Manchester has a relatively mild climate. However, it can sometimes be cold and wet in December. The Five Day forecast from the BBC is usually fairly accurate.