VS-Games 2017 will be organized with full support of the host institution, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Athens, Greece and it is technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society. NTUA is the oldest and most prestigious educational institution of Greece in the field of technology, and has contributed unceasingly to the country’s scientific, technical and economic development since its foundation in 1836. It is closely linked with Greece ‘s struggle for independence, democracy and social progress. In Greek, NTUA is called the “Ethnicon Metsovion Polytechnion” (Greek: Εθνικό Μετσόβιο Πολυτεχνείο) which stands for National Metsovion Polytechnic. It was named “Metsovion” to honor the donors and benefactors Nikolaos Stournaris, Eleni Tositsa, Michail Tositsas and Georgios Averof, all from Metsovo, a small town in the region of Epirus, who made substantial donations in the last half of the 19th century.
The conference will take place on the NTUA campus.
By Public Transport
Buses that serve the Zografou campus of NTUA are:
|Bus number 608, Galatsi-Akadimia-Zografou line. For NTUA get off the bus at the ‘8th of Zografou’ stop and walk to the “upper” gate of the campus, which is the one at Iroon Polytechneiou 9, near the Lambadario building (Rural and Survey Engineering).|
|Bus number 230, Acropolis-Zografou line. For NTUA get off the bus at the ‘8th of Zografou’ stop and walk to the “upper” gate of the campus, which is the one at Iroon Polytechneiou 9, near the Lambadario building (Rural and Survey Engineering).|
|Katehaki St. (Metro) – NTUA Campus (and back)
For Metro map and timetables, visit the Athens Metro page
|There is also the bus line (number) 140 for Polygono (Glyfada) which leaves from the Evelpidon Court of Law, and stops near the “lower” gate of the campus, on the cross of Katehaki Av. and Kokkinopoulou St. You can also get on this bus at the intersection of Mesogeion Av. and Katehaki Av., where it also stops. The disadvantage in using this bus is that one has to walk for about 15 minutes, from the “lower” gate to the buildings of the campus. On the other hand, the advantage is that most of the cars pass through that gate and someone might give you a ride!|
|Furthermore a new bus line has been established for Neos Kosmos which departs from the building of the Dept. Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering. For the schedule and line information visit OASA page.|
|For the schedule and line information visit OASA
The accuracy and time tables for these buses, is not the responsibility of NTUA but of the Public Means of Athens Transportation Organization (OASA). If you have any queries or complaints, call phone number 185.
The timetable of NTUA’s mini-bus is:
Cars (taxis or private) can enter the campus only through the entrance near Katehaki Avenue. This is until smartcards, that will allow access to the campus through the Zografou gate, are made available.
Up-to-date information can be found also at NTUA general information page.