Student's night out!
Time: Nov. 5, 19:00
Place: "The Camel" on the Haifa beach
Join us for a students' evening out the night before the conference at the historic Camel Restaurant and Cafe on one of Haifa's most picturesque beaches. We'll enjoy an evening of beer and refreshments as we spend time at the Camel, one of Haifa's most unique eateries, located on Dado Beach at the southern tip of Haifa.
For more details, contact Erez Bilgory.
The Druze Experience
Time: Nov. 7, departing from the conference (by bus) at 17:00
Place: Usafia on Mt. Carmel
Our tour will visit the nearby Druze village of Usafia on Mt. Carmel. Found primarily in Syria, Lebanon, Israel, and Jordan, the Druze are a monotheistic religious community that emerged during the 11th century from the Ismailism school of Shia Islam. During the tour, we'll get a first-hand view of this unique community, including their homes, cuisine, and traditions. Our tour will begin with a walk through the alleyways of the village, where we'll see the prayer house, the old church, and the ancient olive press. We'll end up at the home of a local family, where we'll get to know the family sitting around the taboon oven, learn more about Druze society, and enjoy an authentic Druze home-cooked meal. It's all you can eat, so food will keep coming out of the kitchen until everyone has had enough! At the end of the meal, we'll enjoy a folklore show with tea, coffee, and sweet honey baklava for dessert.
For more information, see more about the El Carmel project.
As in previous years, the post-conference proceedings will be published in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (LNCS).