25th International Conference on
Very Large Data Bases
Edinburgh - Scotland - UK
7th - 10th September 1999
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The conference venue will be the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) located in Edinburgh's city centre.


The Edinburgh International Conference Centre, 150 Morrison Street, The Exchange, Edinburgh, EH3 8EE.

The Edinburgh International Conference Centre, situated in the heart of Edinburgh is Scotland's foremost conference venue. The design of the EICC is unique within the UK and provides an extremely flexible and sophisticated venue for conferences and exhibitions. All the facilities are of the highest quality; from advanced presentation technology and flexible space configuration to first class catering. The crowning glory of the building is a magnificent circular 1200 seat auditorium that can be subdivided literally at the touch of a button into three separate self-contained auditoria accommodating 600, 300 and 300 people.

VLDB'99 will take place in the Pentland Suite of the Conference Centre.

Please note the EICC is a no-smoking building.

Directions to the EICC from Edinburgh's railway stations:

There are two stations in Edinburgh: Waverley and Haymarket Station. Where possible, delegates should alight at Haymarket.

From Haymarket Please follow directional signage to the EICC.

From Waverley To walk from Waverley to the EICC, delegates should leave the Station by the Princes Street exit. Turn left on to Princes Street and walk along to the Caledonian Hotel, about half a mile. From there follow directional signage to the EICC.

Alternatively there are plenty of taxis available at the station. The journey time is approximately 10 minutes, costing approximately £3.00.

Directions to the EICC from Edinburgh Airport:

Edinburgh Airport is only 8 miles west of the city centre with excellent coach and taxi services and ample car parking facilities. The taxi journey to the EICC takes approximately 25 minutes, as does the coach journey to the city. Delegates travelling by coach are advised to alight at Haymarket Railway Station. From there they should follow directional signage to the EICC.

Messages and Mail

Participants and Conference Organisers may be reached during the Conference only at the EICC on the following numbers:

Tel: +44(0) 131 519 4131
Fax: +44(0) 131 519 4132
Email: vldb99@dcs.napier.ac.uk

Please note, these are only available during the conference.

All faxes must clearly display the name of the VLDB'99 Conference and the name of the recipient. All messages will be posted on the Conference notice board located next to the registration desks.

See the Edinburgh and Scotland pages for details of surrounding attractions.

VLDB'99 Home Page Executive and Organising Committees Scottish Information Call For Attendance

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