ECMDA 2007

ECMDA 2007 Conference



ECMDA 2007 Conference
Third European Conference on Model Driven Architecture® Foundations and Applications

Dan Carmel hotel
Haifa - Israel
June 11 - 15, 2007


International flights land at the Ben Gurion Intl. Airport (TLV) near Tel Aviv. The airport is 12 miles (20 km) southeast of Tel Aviv, 31 miles (50 km) northwest of Jerusalem, and 55 miles (95 km) south of Haifa. The drive from the airport to Haifa should take about an hour and a quarter. Local time in Israel is GMT + 2 hours.

El Al Airlines is Israel's national airline. It has the most frequent flights to and from Israel, but other carriers fly to Ben Gurion Airport as well.

Note: Some airport and public transportation services are limited on the Sabbath, between Friday from about 5 P.M. to Saturday at 6 P.M.

Transportation from Ben Gurion Airport

From the Ben Gurion Airport train station, located near the arrivals hall in the airport, you can take a direct train to Haifa. Buy a ticket to the Hof HaCarmel station in Haifa and go down the escalator to the train. Make sure you board on the correct track. Take a taxi from the Hof HaCarmel station in Haifa to your destination.

For more information, see the Israel Railways site. Note that trains and buses do not generally run on Saturdays/holidays in Israel. If you arrive on Friday afternoon, Saturday, or a holiday, you will probably want to rent a car or take a taxi to Haifa.

Sherut Taxi Service
Shared taxis, called Sheruts, are available from the airport to all destinations in Israel. Sheruts are about half the price of a private taxi, so they're a good deal, especially if you're going to a distant area such as Haifa or Jerusalem. Keep in mind that you may have to wait a while, since the taxi only leaves the airport when it is full.

As you exit from the terminal building, look for the supervised taxi stand. Give your destination to the dispatcher and he will direct you to the correct taxi. The fares from the airport are fixed, so the driver should not use the meter.

Rental Car
Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, and other local firms have offices at the airport.

Driving Directions from the Airport

Follow the signs to Route 1 West to Tel-Aviv. Route 1 becomes the Ayalon Highway North. Get off at the Glilot exit, and turn left at the traffic light. After about 1 mile bear right onto the ramp in the direction of Haifa. You are now driving north on Route 2, the coastal road. After about 45 miles (72 km) you'll reach the entrance to Haifa.

Drive a few miles into the city and turn right onto Derech Tsarfat and begin climbing the mountain. Continue on Derech Tsarfat for several kilometers. After you pass Leo Beck High School on your right, turn right on Tchernikovsky Street. After about 1.5 km, bear right onto Shderot Hanasi. Drive straight on Shderot Hanasi for a kilometer. The Dan Carmel Hotel will be on your left.

For more information, see the Directions link on the Dan Carmel web site.