WPMSIIP 2013 will be held in Lugano at the Pestalozzi Hotel in the main conference room (map) The hotel is situated in the centre of Lugano, 150 meters from the promenade of the Lake of Lugano, the congress centre and the city park.

Arrival by car
Exit highway at Lugano Nord - Lugano tunnel - after the tunnel follow the indication for Lugano Centro. At the end of Viale Cassarate turn to the right and follow the street straight until you can see our hotel on the right hand side. After the hotel turn to the right in Via Pietro Bianchi.
Exit highway Lugano Sud - follow the indications for Centro Palazzo Congressi - using the following streets: Riva Vela - Riva Albertolli - Viale Cattaneo - Via Lucchini - Via Canonica - Corso Elvezia. At the end of Corso Elvezia turn to the right and immediately the first street on the right again (Via Pietro Bianchi).
If you use a navigation system, please digit: Via Pietro Bianchi 2.
In front of the hotel there is a limited number of parking spaces (no reservation possible). Parking Castello or Parking Balestra and the parking area Ex-Scuole are also available.
Arrival by train
From Lugano rail station there are three options: (i) Bus nr. 2 - direction Castagnola - bus stop Palazzo Congressi; (ii) Taxi charges between CHF 18 and CHF 25; (iii) Take the funicular down to the city centre and then walk (approx. 7 minutes) in the direction of Palazzo Congressi (congress centre).
Arrival by plane
Airport Agno: the shuttle bus (CHF 10 per person) or the taxi (approx. CHF 30) will bring you to the hotel.
Airport Milan Malpensa: the shuttle bus (CHF 35 per person) will bring you to the Lugano train station.
Accomodation in Lugano
Being the location of the workshop, the Hotel Pestalozzi (single rooms ~ 70CHF) is a natural option for the accomodation. Other options can be found here. If you search more economic alternatives (shared bedrooms ~ 30CHF), please have a look at Lugano Hostel. Lugano is a popular tourist destination. We suggest to book your room/bed as soon as possible.