Registration, Accommodation and Tours

Updated information for the new dates: January 21-24, 2007


Registration
Accommodation in Eilat
Pre/Post Conference Accommodation in Tel Aviv
Flights to / from Eilat
Optional Day Tours Section
Post-conference Tour Package


Registration
The early registration discount applies to registrations received on or before November 21, 2006 (Honolulu time – the latest timezone). The registration fee covers participation in all scientific sessions, conference materials, a welcome reception, and lunches on January 22-24. The registration fee for Israeli participants includes VAT.

ISCB membership
Members of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) are entitled to discounted registration fees. Visit the ISCB website to join the Society; please do this before registering for ECCB.

Festive dinner
The festive dinner, on Tuesday evening, January 23, will be an enjoyable experience that reflects the local landscape and culture.

Proceedings
This year, the proceedings will be distributed to all delegates on CD. Those who desire a printed copy as well can order one. Orders for printed copies are due by the early registration deadline because of publishing deadlines. The deadline for ordering hardcopy proceedings has passed.


Workshops and tutorials
Two full-day workshops and three half-day tutorials will be offered. The fee includes participation in the relevant workshop or tutorials, workshop or tutorial materials, and lunch on January 21. Registration is for specific workshops or tutorials; registering for one does not provide access to others. Click here for details about workshops and tutorials.

Extra welcome receptions and lunches
People accompanying conference delegates can purchase tickets for the welcome reception and for lunches (Sunday through Wednesday). Please purchase tickets (price for lunch: $ 22) using the registration form.

Registration cancellation policy
If written cancellation is received by fax or e-mail at least 21 days prior to the conference, a full refund will be made, less a handling fee of US$30. Thereafter, no refunds will be available.

ISCB MEMBER FEES

BY November 21, 2006

AFTER November 21, 2006

Academic/Non-profit/
Government/Postdoc

US $470

US $560


Student

US $300

US $360

Commercial

US $860

US $1,030




NON-MEMBER FEES

BY November 21, 2006

AFTER November 21, 2006

Academic/Non-profit/
Government/Postdoc

US $630

US $750


Student

US $400

US $480

Commercial

US $1,150

US $1,380



ADDITIONAL ITEMS
Workshop
US $110

Tutorial(s)
One tutorial
US $110
Two tutorials
US $180

Printed proceedings
US $35

Festive dinner
US $55

Additional welcome reception
US $25

Additional lunch tickets
US $22



Accommodation in Eilat
Diesenhaus Unitours will offer specially-reduced rates for conference participants. Services will be extended for special hotel arrangements, tours and car rentals, as well as pre- and post-conference requests. Diesenhaus-Unitours will operate a Hospitality Desk throughout the conference.

Rooms at reduced rates have been reserved in Eilat, January 19-26, 2007, at the following hotels

Hotel

Category

Single Room

Double Room
(2 persons)

Location

Dan Eilat

Deluxe 5 star

US$ 168

US$ 178

Conference venue

Dan Panorama*

First class

US$ 95

US$ 104

15 minute walk

Nova* FULL Tourist Class US$ 63 US$ 72 25 minute walk

*Transportation to/from sessions will be provided in the mornings and at the end of sessions/social events.

Please note that number of rooms is limited. Reservations will be handled on a first come/first served basis. Rates are per night, per room on bed and breakfast basis and are valid for January 19-26, 2007.

Official check in time for hotels is 15:00. Check out time is 12:00 noon.

If reserving a shared room, please let us know with whom you will be sharing (if you know in advance). The Secretariat will do its best to provide roommates for participants wishing to share a room, but this cannot be guaranteed. If a roommate cannot be found, the participant will be charged for a single room.

Hotel reservations received through December 15, 2006, can be guaranteed. Reservations received after that date will be confirmed according to the availability of rooms.

Eilat Hotel Cancellation Policy
If written cancellation is received by fax or e-mail at least 30 days prior to the conference, a full refund will be made, less a handling fee of US$30. Thereafter - full refund less one night accommodation.



Pre/Post Conference Accommodation in Tel Aviv
Rooms have been reserved at the Metropolitan Hotel in Tel Aviv (4 star) before and after the conference. (January 19-21 and January 24-26)  This may be necessary depending on your flight times. See below for information about flights.

You may reserve additional nights on the Registration, Accommodation and Tours Form.

Metropolitan Hotel:
Double room (2 persons): US$ 88
Single Room: US$ 70
Rates are per night and on bed and breakfast basis

Tel Aviv Hotel Cancellation Policy
If written cancellation is received by fax or e-mail at least 14 days prior to the conference, a full refund will be made, less a handling fee of US$20. Thereafter - full refund less one night accommodation.



Domestic flights to / from Eilat
Eilat is conveniently accessible by air. Domestic flights to Eilat depart from Ben Gurion International Airport (BGU) and from Sde Dov (SDV) Airport in Tel Aviv. Travel time from BGU to SDV by taxi is approximately 30 minutes, and costs approx. US$30. Eilat airport is about a 5-10 minute drive from the conference hotels. The Dan Eilat hotel provides a free shuttle service; a taxi from Eilat airport to the conference hotels costs approx. US$5.

Please note that international flights arrive at Ben-Gurion Internation Airport - Terminal 3.
Domestic flights to Eilat depart from terminal 2, and there is a shuttle service connecting both terminals. When booking your flights, please allow 2.5 to 3 hours between arrival at BGU and departure to Eilat from BGU. You should take into consideration possible arrival delays, passport control, baggage claim, transfer to Terminal 2, and check in 45 minutes (from SDV) or 60 minutes (from BGU) prior to departure to Eilat.


Flight duration: approx. 50 minutes.

If your international flight to Israel arrives late in the evening or your return flight leaves early in the morning, you will probably want to use a hotel in Tel Aviv for the relevant night. The earliest flights between Tel Aviv and Eilat are at 6:30 a.m.; the last flights are at 21:00.


Domestic flights to/from Eilat - prices quoted are per person, one way

Flight Code

Date

Hour

Flight

Flights to Eilat 

Adult

Child
(2-12)

Baby
(0-2)

1

Jan. 20 (Sat.)

20:35

IZ 1845

Ben-Gurion - Eilat

US$ 43

US$ 43

US$ 14

2 Jan. 20 (Sat.) 21:30 IZ 1807 Sde Dov - Eilat US$ 43 US$ 43 US$ 14
3

Jan. 21 (Sun.)

08:00

IZ 803

Sde Dov - Eilat

US$ 58

US$ 48

US$ 14

4

Jan. 21 (Sun.)

12:30

IZ 843

Ben-Gurion - Eilat

US$ 51

US$ 48

US$ 14

5

Jan. 21 (Sun.)

15:30

IZ 845

Ben-Gurion - Eilat

US$ 51

US$ 48

US$ 14

6 Jan. 21 (Sun.) 15:40 IZ 825 Sde Dov - Eilat US$ 58 US$ 48 US$ 14

Date

Hour

Flight

Flights from Eilat
 

Adult

Child
(2-12)

Baby
(0-2)

7 FULL

Jan. 24 (Wed.)

20:55

IZ 1804

Eilat - Sde Dov

US$ 58

US$ 48

US$ 14

8

Jan. 24 (Wed.)

21:30

IZ 1822

Eilat - Sde Dov

US$ 58

US$ 48

US$ 14

9

Jan. 25 (Thur.)

09:30

IZ 842

Eilat - Ben-Gurion

US$ 51

US$ 48

US$ 14

10

Jan. 25 (Thur.)

10:15

IZ 806

Eilat - Sde Dov

US$ 58

US$ 48

US$ 14


All above flights are operated by Arkia.

Cancellation policy:
Full refund less bank charges for written cancellation if received two working days prior to departure. Thereafter – no refund will be made.
There will be no reimbursement for missed flights.
Change of flights may entail a small charge.

Terms and Important Notes:
Prices are based on a minimum number of participants per flight.
Check-in at Arkia’s counter at least 45 minutes prior to departure, with a valid identification card / passport.

Max Luggage: Tourists: 20 Kg
Israelis: 10 Kg

Arkia reserves the right to change departure and arrival times without previous notification.



Optional Day Tours
Tour A:
Massada and Dead Sea
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Full Day Tour: 08:00-17:30

Drive through the Negev via the Arava highway to the ancient Herodian fortress of Massada, where you will hear the tragic story of the Zealots, its last defenders. Enjoy a special “swimming” adventure in the saltiest body of water in the world, the Dead Sea, which is also lowest point on earth!
Price per person: US$ 110 (Lunch included)
The tour will operate with a minimum of 15 participants.
The tour will depart from the Dan Hotel Lobby.


Tour B:
Coral World Underwater Observatory
Monday, January 22, 2007
Half Day Tour: 09:00-13:00

Visit the amazing underwater universe of the Red Sea without getting wet! From within the Coral World Underwater Observatory you can observe the wondrous world of the Red Sea: a living museum, 20 feet under the waves. The tour includes entrance to the Park, the Oceanarium, and the Glass Boat.
Price per person: US$ 40
The tour will operate with a minimum of 15 participants.
The tour will depart from the Dan Hotel Lobby.


Tour C:
The Ultimate Mountains and Desert Jeep Tour
Monday,
January 22, 2007
Half Day: 14:30-19:00

This tour explores the changing desert landscape and will visit: Solomon's Valley, Eilat Pilgrim Pass, Mt. Yoash, the Spring of  Ein Netafim and more.  An exciting off-road adventure takes you over the most scenic 4x4 route in the Eilat Mountain Nature Reserve. The tour (in open jeeps) follows in part, ancient pilgrim and merchant routes. It ascends the highest summit in the area, where the breathtaking views take in 4 neighboring countries. The tour visits the only water source for wildlife in the vicinity and as the sun sets you can often see Ibexes herds coming to drink. We stop en route to enjoy desert style hospitality. Sitting around a campfire, on which Bedouin pita bread is made, we drink sweet tea and hear traditional desert tales, both true and legendary.
Price per person: US$ 45
The tour will operate with a minimum of 5 participants.
The tour will depart from the Dan Hotel Lobby.


Tour D: CANCELLED
Timna Park


Tour E:
Eilat Mountains Desert Tour - Camels and Jeeps Combined
Wednesday,
January 24, 2007
Full Day: 08:30-17:30

Setting off from Eilat at 8:30 in jeeps, we will journey off road into the sandy Arava Valley, passing salt pools that are home to flamingos. From there we head west and begin our ascent to the Negev Plateau on a dramatic 4x4 route. We will drive on the way through the beautiful Wadi Eteq, where we will stop to explore by foot the Eteq Canyon, a favorite spot for local wildlife and home to many varieties of desert plants.

At the top of the Negev Plateau we will enjoy a picnic lunch before getting back into the jeeps and continuing on to Shacharut. This small village is perched on the edge of the huge cliffs where the Negev Plateau plummets into the Arava Valley. Here we will enjoy tea and coffee before mounting our camels for a walk/ride along one of the most scenic camel routes in the Negev Desert. We will walk and ride at a leisurely pace for about two and a half hours, taking in the breathtaking panoramic views and witnessing the most magical hour of desert life as the sunset sends a blaze of color across the desert sky. We will return at dusk by way of a stunning and dramatic 4x4 route that winds down the side of the Negev Plateau and ends in the Arava Valley, joining the main road to return by evening to Eilat.
Price per person: US$ 99 (Lunch included)
The tour will operate with a minimum of 5 participants.
The tour will depart from the Dan Hotel Lobby.


Optional Day Tours Cancellation Policy
If written cancellation is received by fax or e-mail at least 14 days prior to the conference, a full refund will be made, less a handling fee of US$20. Thereafter, no refunds will be available.



Post-conference Tour Package
Dead Sea/Jerusalem, January 25 - 27, 2007
The tour will operate with a minimum of 20 participants
The tour will depart on Thursday, January 25, from the Dan Eilat Hotel Lobby at 9:00. Additional points of departure will be advised at the begining of the conference.


Thursday, Jaunary 25, 2007
Drive to the Dead Sea, the lowest point of earth. Visit Massada, the last stronghold of the Jews against the Romans. Ascend by cable car and tour this mountaintop fortress including Herod’s Palace, an ancient synagogue and a bathhouse.  Enjoy a swim in the Dead Sea. Drive to Jerusalem. Stop at Mt. of Olives for a breathtaking view of the entire city spread out below (If time permits).
Dinner and Overnight: Novotel Hotel, Jerusalem


Friday, Jaunary 26, 2007
Enter the old city through the Jewish Quarter to view the Byzantine Cardo and the Herodian Mansions. Walk along the Via Dolorosa to visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. After lunch, drive to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity.
Dinner and Overnight: Novotel Hotel, Jerusalem


Saturday, Jaunary 27, 2007
Check out of hotel.

Rates:
Double Room (2 persons): US$ 500
Single Room: US$ 300

Rates include:
2 nights accommodation in first class hotels
Breakfast and dinner daily
2 days sightseeing with an English speaking guide in deluxe buses
Entrance fees as per above program

Not included:
Lunches, drinks and personal expenses, tips for guide and driver.


Optional Post-conference Tour Package Cancellation Policy
If written cancellation is received by fax or e-mail at least 14 days prior to the conference, a full refund will be made, less a handling fee of US$20. Thereafter - full refund less one night accommodation



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