This page provides information for Food Services on Campus, Local Excursions, Room Reservation, Transportation, and Visa Requests.

More local information can be found at this site

Food Services

As a sponsor of SAC 2006, the CROUS de Dijon at Bourgogne University is coffering SAC attendees discounted luncheons at the University Cafeteria from Monday 24th to Thursday 27th. At 5.05 Euros per lunch, CROUS de Dijon lunch menu provides an entrée, a main course (a different plate will be provided each day), dessert, and coffee. SAC will provide complementary lunch tickets to attendees who would like to have lunch at the Cafeteria. The complementary tickets will be handed in the cafeteria by a SAC staff member as you come in for lunch.

Local Excursions

SAC 2006 Local Arrangement Committee has arranged the following optional local excursions for SAC attendees. Please read the details with regard to minimum and maximum numbers of participants for each tour, cancellation policy, and registration deadline. The tours are:

Excursion No. 1 : Beaune and Côte de Nuit
Excursion No. 2 : Charms of Auxois soil
Excursion No. 3 : Côte de Beaune
Excursion No. 4 : Romanesque Art and Chablis

Excursion No. 5 : On the Burgundy waters
Excursion No. 6 : Arts de la Table
Excursion No. 7 : In the heart of the wine-growing burgundy

To register for one or more excursions, please complete this registration form and fax it to the number on the form. The deadline is extended to March 15, 2006.

Please note that the travel agent will send information about Excursions status and confirmation by the 30th of March. There is a minimum number of participants required for several Excursions to be offered.

Room Reservation

SAC 2006 will be held in the City of Dijon, France. The local organizing committee has secured a block of rooms for SAC attendees at various hotels in the city. This is in an effort to offer attendees options to select from. The list of hotels and their rates are posted at this URL:

Upon examining the list and deciding your options, please complete the Reservation Form and fax it to number on the form. To guarantee your reservation, please fax the form before February 28, 2006 (Firm Date). Once your reservation is confirmed, the local committee will send you a personalized file including a map of your hotel and accommodation voucher to the hotel present at check-in. The reservation form is available at this URL:

Please read the General Conditions and Cancellation Policy carefully. Please note that the turn-around time for hotel confirmation is about one week.

For hotel locations, click here.

Transportation Information
(Click Here to download information below)

Special bus tickets will be provided to SAC attendees at 1.7 Euros/day
allowing participants to go anywhere in Dijon.

Dijon is strategically located to the south of Paris (350 Km) and to the north of Lyon (180 Km). There are several possibilities to arrive to Dijon:

By plane
There is no international airport in Dijon. Participants are encouraged to come to Paris or Lyon and then to take a train or rent a car. Paris Charles de Gaulle and Lyon Saint-Exupéry airports are the closest international airports to Dijon. Please check the offers noted at the following URL for flight and train prices (

By rail
Daily TGV connections:

- Paris < - > Dijon: in 1 hour 35 minutes, it costs around 100 Euros (return included)
- Lyon < - > Dijon: in 1 hour 30 minutes, it costs around 70 Euros (return included)
- Lausanne < - > Dijon: in 2 hours, it costs around 75 Euros (return included)
From Paris Charles de Gaulle - Roissy Airport: one daily direct TGV connection.

By road
Fast motorway access from:
- Paris (A6): 350 KM
- Lyon (A6): 185 KM
- Lille-Belgium (A26 - A5)
- Metz-Luxembourg (A31)
- Strasbourg-Germany (A36)
- Geneva (A40 - A39)

Parking is available on and around the Campus.

Inside Dijon
It is very well linked to the Dijon downtown and the campus by bus. The bus network is considered one of the best in France.
- 18 lines during daytime
- 6 lines in the evening
- Over 900 stops throughout the Dijon area
- Pick-up every 6 to 8 minutes on the main bus lines

Ticket, pass or card to choose
- The one way ticket (0.9 Euro): Sold on board by the bus driver, this ticket enables you to travel on the network for one hour, from the moment you stamp it.
- The one-day pass (2,70 Euros): This ticket allows you to travel for 24 hours on the network once stamped. It is available at the Dijon Tourist Board and the bus station located Place Grangier.
- The Week Card (7,60 Euros ): This card allows you to travel on the whole bus network during one week.

Visa Information

For traveling to France to attend SAC 2006, please allow extra time for travel planning. Attendees visiting France should check be particularly aware and careful about Visa requirements, and should plan travel well in advance. ACM will assist attendees of SAC 2006 in this matter. Please direct your questions regarding visa matters to Ms. Elizabeth Grove at grove_e (at) If you require a visa memo, please send your name, mailing address and fax number to grove_e (at), and for those with accepted papers, please include the title and all authors of your paper. Ms. Grove will assist you in providing visa memos for attending the conference. Please note that it may take several days for a visa memo to be sent out after it is requested. Please plan accordingly.