HPCN Europe 2000
Important Information

Information / Main Addresses

Please address all correspondence concerning practical matters to:
(NOT for submission or paper correspondence)

Conference Secretariat 
HPCN Europe 2000
Kruislaan 403
1098 SJ Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Fax +31 (0)20 - 525 7490
E- mail: hpcn2k@wins.uva.nl

All correspondence regarding the papers only, must be sent to the following address:

Programme Secretariat 
HPCN Europe 2000
Kruislaan 403
1098 SJ Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Fax +31 (0)20 - 525 7490
E-mail: hpcn2ksubmit@wins.uva.nl (automated paper submissions)
E- mail: berry@wins.uva.nl (person to person communication about papers)


Please address all correspondence concerning registration to:

Conference Office
Universiteit van Amsterdam
Rutger Hamelynck
Spui 21
1012 WX Amsterdam
The Netherlands
phone +31 (0)20 - 525 4791
fax +31 (0)20 - 525 4799

Main Activities

HPCN Europe 2000 will comprise the following activities:

Who should participate

Vendors of hardware and software actively involved in the High Performance Market offering solutions for Industry and Research are welcomed. In addition, we welcome those concerned with products and applications offered by vendors for solutions in highspeed networking issues, system software & tools, engineering, commercial use, visualization, datamanagement, system integration and the WWW as well as services.

Who will attend

Conference Venue

The conference will be held in the buildings of the University of Amsterdam located in the Science and Technology Centre Watergraafsmeer (WTCW) situated at Kruislaan 403-409.

The easiest connection to the venue is by tram 9 from Central Station to Watergraafsmeer. Get off at tramstop Middenweg/Kruislaan where a shuttle service will be available in the morning till 10h45. In the afternoon there will be a shuttle back to the same point, on Monday between 17h30 and 20h10, on Tuesday from 16h00 till 18h45 and on Wednesday from 12h00 till 14h45. On Tuesday there will also be a connection to the best tramstop for those going to the conference dinner. All participants will receive a free public transport ticket for the three days when registering.

More information on how to get to the WTCW Center can be accessed here.


Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, is a small city by European standards (population 750.000) but one of the most charming and delightful towns of Europe. It possesses the largest historical inner city of Europe with beautiful monumental buildings and an extensive web of canals. The city can be easily explored on foot: museums, theatres, shopping streets, monuments, open air markets and most other features of interest are generally within walking distance from one another. The city is famous for its 17th century canals; a boat trip along the canals, is a very special experience made by more than 2 million tourists yearly. Amsterdam is also one of the leading cultural centres of Europe, with a high concentration of famous museums, for example, the Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk Museum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Anne Frank House. The Rijksmuseum has a large collection of old Dutch masters, including of course many Rembrandts, Vermeers, Steens etc. The Van Gogh museum and the Stedelijk Museum harbor top collections of not only impressionists but also contemporary art. Other touristic attractions include the Diamantslijperijen (diamond cutting establishments) and The Rembrandt House.

Travelling to Amsterdam

Schiphol International Airport, located about 15 kilometres (10 miles) from the centre of Amsterdam, has direct scheduled connections to many cities in the world. Since Schiphol railway station is located in the arrival/departure building of the airport, the centre of Amsterdam can be reached easily by train in approximately 15-20 minutes (costs: approximately DFL 6,50). Taxi service is also available (costs: approximately DFL 60,-). KLM-shuttle buses leave the arrival building regularly for different hotels in the city (DFL 17,50 one way). Amsterdam is also conveniently linked to many European cities by rail, and The Netherlands has an excellent network of highways that connect with all the major trans-European routes.


The official language of HPCN Europe 2000 will be English.

Some Links to Other Web Sites

Information on the Universiteit van Amsterdam
Information on the City of Amsterdam
The Netherlands Home Page
The Rijksmuseum


Last updated on  April 27th, 2000
Created by: Anne Frenkel
E-mail: annef@wins.uva.nl