Workshop on Algebraic Complexity Theory

(WACT) 2016

Tel Aviv, Israel

Local Information

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Campus map

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Bus routes from some hotels

  • From Cinema Hotel:
    Walk over to the intersection of King George and Zamenhoff and take bus number 24 or 25 going North.
    Both 24 and 25 stop on the West side of the university near the Einstein Gate but 25 proceeds further and also stops on Klausner just beside the Schreiber building.

  • From Yam Hotel:
    Walk over to Dizengoff and take bus number 13 going North.
    Stops on the West edge of the university near Einstein Gate.

  • From Artplus Hotel:
    Walk over to Ben Yehuda and take bus number 13 going North.
    Stops on the West edge of the university near Einstein Gate.

A single bus ride costs 6.90 ILS.

Getting around Tel Aviv

Public transportation: You can check routes and timetables in the Dan (the local bus company) website (unfortunately, only some of it is in English):, and in the Egged (another bus company) website: Smartphone apps such as can give real-time information about buses.

Taxi: Besides hailing a taxi on the road, you could also use apps such as GetTaxi or Uber to book a taxi.

Bicycles for rent: Tel Aviv also has the option of renting a bike from designated Tel-O-Fun stations all around the city. For more information, visit

Almost all relevant travel information can be found at -

Reaching Tel Aviv from Ben Gurion Airport

There are two main modes by which you can reach Tel Aviv from the Ben Gurion Internation airport:

By taxi.

At the arrival terminal, you should be able to find licensed taxi operators at the ground level. It should roughly cost about 160 ILS to reach the city on during the days besides Shabbath (Friday sundown to Saturday sundown), and about 200 ILS during Shabbath and late in the night.

By train.

There is a train station attached to the Ben Gurion airport that has a train to Tel Aviv about every 30 minutes. Tel Aviv has four train stations. If you are staying in the city centre, the station "Tel-Aviv-Savidor Centre" should be the closest to you. If you are staying near the Tel Aviv University, then "Tel Aviv University" should be the closest stop. A single-ride ticket costs 16 ILS.

The trains operate on all days except during Shabbath (and other holidays). You could check the schedule on the Israel Railways Website.

At the train station, you would find two exits. If you plan to take a bus or walk to the university, take the one towards the University side. This exit would take you to a bus terminal. At the north end of the bus terminal, there are stairs that take you up to the university. It is perhaps a 15-20 minute walk but these stairs may not be suitable if you have luggage with you.

The other option is to take a bus to the university gates. The bus numbers 7, 45, 289 general go around the university campus before going to the city centre but make sure to ask the bus driver. A single journey costs 6.90 ILS.

Exchanging Foreign Currency into Shekels

Almost all currency exchanges and post offices in Tel Aviv would be able to convert US Dollars or Euros into Israeli Shekels. For participants carrying Indian Rupees however, we'd recommend converting them to US Dollars or Euros before entering Israel since very few currency exchange services in Tel Aviv buy Indian Rupees.


These are some recommended hotels in Tel Aviv.

Important information

  • Boot-camp: 3rd to 5th February, 2016
  • Workshop: 7th to 12th February, 2016
  • Location: Tel Aviv University, Israel

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This conference is supported by the European Research Council (ERC),
and also by

Supported by the I-CORE Program of the planning and budgeting committee and The Israel Science Foundation (grant number 4/11),
and also Raymond & Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Science.