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ACM/IEEE 17th International Conference on Model Driven

 Engineering Languages and Systems

Satellite Events / SAM Conference Welcome Reception

Auditorium - Blue Cube

September 29th, 2014

(18:30 - 20:30) 

The reception will feature a concert of traditional Valencian music (dolçaina) and a welcome cocktail. The dolçaina is a woodwind instrument of the oboe family,  traditional in  Valencia (although similar instruments are found across Spain and around the world). It  is played together with the  tabalet, a percussion instrument, interpreted in different melodies from traditional Valencian villages and cities. The repertoire of these instruments is made up of traditional dances, folk music parades, and albaes (a type of traditional song accompanied by these instruments). In the 70’s of the 20th century these instruments were on the verge of disappearing as a result of the lack of specialized musicians. However, the art of playing these instruments is currently being revitalized due to their increased popularity.

Main Conference Welcome reception at the Real Colegio del Patriarca

October 1st, 2014

(19:40 - 21:40) 

Built in the 16th century and comprises the Royal College, the seminary and the church (also known as “The Valencian Sixtine Chapel”).  The  different  buildings  and  rooms  are set around a large Renaissance cloister. The collegue and seminary was founded in 1583 by San Juan de Ribera. It is an important building architected  for  reflecting  the  importance  the  Italian Renaissance had in Spain. But perhaps this seminary's most important  architectural feature is  the cloistered patio, considered one of the most beautiful  within  the  Spanish  Renaissance.  The building  also hosts the Patriarca museum with a collection  of  paintings  from  the  16th  and  17th centuries, including works by El Greco, Caravagio, Juan de Juanes among other painters. The reception of the MODELS 2014 conference will include a cocktail in the Renaissance cloister, a visit to the  collection paintings of the Patriarca museum and an Organ concert in the church (the Valencian Sixtine Chapel). The Patriarca is located in the historic center of Valencia. Real Colegio del Patriarca Calle de la Nave, 1 46003, Valencia, Spain How to reach  the Real Colegio Seminario del Patriarca from CPI-UPV: By metro:  1. Walk to the Serreria station 2. Take the tram line # 4 or #6 from Serrería until Benimaclet Station (line #4: Mas del Rosari, line #6: Tossal del Rei) View map 3. In Benimaclet station, change to subway system line #3 from Benimaclet Station until Colon Station (line #3: Aeropuerto or line #3: Av. del Cid) View map 4. Walk to Real Colegio Seminario del Patriarca: Head West on Carrer  Don Juan de Austria towards Carrer de les Monges de Santa Caterina. Turn right onto Carrer del Dr. Romagosa. Turn left onto Carrer de Salvà. Turn right onto Place del Colegi del Patriarca. View map By bus (EMT):  1. Walk to the Tarongers Station. View map 2. Take the bus line #29 towards CID - Marcelino Oreja (13 mins, 10 stops) until General Elío Vivers. View map  3. Change the bus line #9 towards Real de Madrid until Pau de Bonaire. View Map 4. In Pau de Bonaire station head west on Carrer de la Pau towards Carrer de les Comèdies.Turn left onto Carrer de la Creu Nova. Turn right onto Place del Colegi del Patriarca. View Map

Conference Banquet at the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (PALAU DE LES ARTS)

October 2nd, 2014


The City of Arts and Sciences (Valencian: Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències; Spanish: Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias) is an entertainment-based cultural and architectural complex in Valencia.  It is the most important modern tourist destination in the city. Designed by Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava and started in July 1996, it is an impressive example of modern architecture. The "city" is made up of the following, usually known by their Valencian names: El Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía — Opera house and performing arts centre; L'Hemisfèric  — Imax Cinema, Planetarium and Laserium; L'Umbracle — Walkway / Garden; El Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe — Science museum; Ágora — A versatile space that allow the holding of varied events; Oceanografic — Open-air aquarium (the largest aquarium tank in Europe with more than 45,000 marine creatures). The banquet of the MODELS 2014 conference will take place in the main Hall of the Opera house (Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofia). The banquet opens at 20:00h with a cocktail and a performance of traditional Valencian music (Dolçaines i percussió) and dance. The Valencian dances are one of the richest repertories in terms of variety. Dances like jotas, fandangos, malagueñas, danses, seguidillas, etc. are part of the corpus of our traditional dances. The clothing is one of the most important items in the world of the traditional dance. Depending on the area, the dances change its clothing and the used materials to weave it. So in colder inland areas, we could find more warm knitting in order to better withstanding the low temperatures. However, in the coastal areas we could find cooler knitting. This knitting was made up with the best silks that have been produced in Valencia for centuries. Banquet Program 20:00  Palau de les Arts opens for MODELS participants 20:15  Welcome drink and performance (Dolçaines i percussió & Danses) 21:00  Dinner served and awards The Palau de Les Arts is situated at the end of the former riverbed of the river Turia: Palau de Les Arts Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias Av del Profesor López Piñero, 7 46013 Valencia, Spain How to reach the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia from CPI-UPV: By bus (EMT):  1. Walk to Luis Plexo Street. View Map 2. Take the bus line #1 towards Joaquim Ballester - Ricardo Micó until L’Hemisferic Station. View Map

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