Ninth International Conference on Information Systems Security
(ICISS 2013)
16-20 December 2013, ISI Kolkata, India
http://www.iciss.org.in

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VENUE - KOLKATA

Conference & Tutorials Venue:
Indian Statistical Institute
203, Barrackpore Trunk Road,
Kolkata – 700108
West Bengal, INDIA

Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta, is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. Kolkata is the commercial capital of Eastern India, located on the east bank of the Hooghly River. The Kolkata metropolitan area, including suburbs, has a population exceeding 15 million, making it the third most populous metropolitan area in India and the 13th most populous urban area in the world. The city is also classified as the eighth largest urban agglomeration in the world.

Kolkata served as the capital of India during the British Raj until 1911. The city is noted for its revolutionary history, ranging from the Indian struggle for independence to the leftist and trade union movements. Once the centre of modern education, science, culture and politics in India, Kolkata witnessed great economic growth in the years following India's independence in 1947, when West Bengal was ruled by Chief Minister Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy. However, the economy stagnated from 1966 onwards. However, since the year 2000, an economic rejuvenation has led to an acceleration in the city's fast growth.

Indian Museum Kolkata

The Hand-pulled rickshaw

Dakshineswar Kali Temple
near Kolkata

Calcutta High Court

Kolkata is the only Indian city with Tram

St. Paul's Cathedral
was built in Calcutta during the British Raj

 

If you plan to travel by air, come to the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose airport which hosts both domestic and international terminals.

This City has 2 big railway junctions (Howrah and Sealdah) that serve as gateways for journeys to and from any part of the country.

If you are coming from one of the railway stations, it is better to hire a taxi from the pre-paid taxi booth. The pre-paid taxi fare is marginally higher than normal (approximately Rs. 180-250)  but it is a surer and safer mode of transport.

The ISI campus lies five kilometers North of the Shyambazar five-point crossing. If you are coming from the airport, drive towards Dunlop Bridge (via Nager Bazar and Chiria More). If you are coming from the downtown area or one of the railway stations, you will have to drive past Shyambazar and Chiria More. As you approach Dunlop Bridge, the boundary wall of the ISI campus will be visible on your left. The residential campus is at the Bus Stop called Bon Hooghly and the office campus is at the Bus Stop called ISI or Statistical. The Bus Stop further to the Statistical Bus Stop is Dunlop Bridge, which is an important landmark. Dunlop Bridge is also a useful way of describing the general destination when you are asking for directions.

BUSES
There are a large number of buses and minibuses that pass by the Institute campus. Almost any bus that goes to Dunlop Bridgepasses by the ISI gates. The buses that pass by the ISI gates are 3, 32A, 34B/1, 78, 78/1, 78A, 78B, 78C, 201, 214, 230, 234, DN9, DN9/1, 9A, L20, S11, S32 and GL32. The minibuses plying from Howrah to Nimta/Belgharia/Rathtala, from BBD Bag to DunlopBridge, from Babughat to Sodepur/New Barrackpore, and Garia to Belur Math (Via Ultadanga, E M Bypass) go past the ISI gates before reaching Dunlop Bridge. While riding the bus from the city, the major bus stops on your way (from South to North) would be Shyambazar, Chiria More, Sinthi More and Tobin Road. The Bon Hooghly Bus Stop is just after the Ananya Cinema stoppage. This is where you have to get down in order to enter the residential campus at 205 B T Road. The next Bus Stop is ISI / Statistical, which is located just outside the entrance of the main office campus at 203 B.T. Road.
City CAB Service Kolkata has a huge fleet of Black and Yellow taxis, most of which are Ambassadors. They run on a meter (Electronic and Flag meter).If you are coming from the airport or one of the railway stations, it is better to hire a taxi from the prepaid taxi booth. Mention the destination as Dunlop Bridge at the pre-paid Taxi booth counter. In this case you have to pay the total fare at the taxi booth. The prepaid taxi fare is marginally higher than normal, but it is a surer and safer mode of transport Or you can hire at Taxi through Mega Cab Service.

Mega Cabs provides air-conditioned, metered cabs for point-to-point travel within Kolkata.
www.megacabs.com/city/kolkata
Number: +91-33-41414141

Climate
The winter months, from November to February are cool, sunny, dry and very pleasant. Light woolen clothing is necessary during winter in Kolkata.

Some places to visit in Kolkata

  1. Victoria Memorial
  2. Birla Planetarium
  3. Eden Gardens
  4. Science City
  5. Nicco Park
  6. Indian Museum
  7. National Library
  8. Kalighat Temple
  9. Sunderbans Tiger Reserve -- this is the world's largest and a unique water National Park with spectacular scenery only 3-4 hours from Calcutta. One can easily spend 3-4 days here.
 

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