Because of the coronavirus pandemic, we will organize Euro-Par this year as a virtual event. As every year, we will publish Springer proceedings for the main conference and the workshops. We will also organize a virtual event in the week of 24-28 August. We are now working out the details (and learning from other conferences) - please stay tuned.
Warsaw is the capital and the largest Polish city (around 2 million inhabitants), a major academic, industrial and cultural hub of Central and Eastern Europe. Warsaw is one of Europe’s most dynamic metropolitan cities, leading Poland’s 30 years of economic and cultural growth. Warsaw’s main attractions include Old Town (UNESCO World Heritage), Łazienki — a royal park from 18th/19th century, Polin — Museum of the History of Polish Jews (2016 European Museum of the Year Award) and unique socialist-realist and socialistmodernist buildings from the 1950s and 1960s. Warsaw also has an active nightlife and dining scene (in 2017 and 2018 in the top 10 of the happycow.net ranking of the world’s top vegan cities).
Warsaw has strong academic traditions and a lively student population of over 100,000. Warsaw is an IT center of growing importance. Among others, Samsung and Google have R&D centers here (the Samsung center is the largest in Europe). Local companies include CD Projekt (creators of The Witcher game series), 9LivesData (enterprise backup solutions), and Golem (Ethereum-based distributed computing service)
Euro-Par 2020 will be hosted in the central campus of the University of Warsaw. The campus is located in the historic district of Warsaw, 800 meters from the Old Town, and 2km from the Central Railway Station and the current city center. The campus buildings were constructed mostly in late 18th and early 19th centuries; Frederic Chopin lived there for 10 years in the early 19th century.
Warsaw has two international airports. The Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) serves over 100 destinations (300+ daily flights) with frequent flights to the major hubs (to Frankfurt, London, Munich, Paris and Amsterdam each there are at least 4 flights daily); direct daily flights to most European capitals; and several direct intercontinental flights. The Chopin Airport is also a base for WizzAir, a low-cost airline, serving over 30 destinations. Warsaw Modlin (WMI) is a Ryanair base serving over 40 destinations.
Warsaw has frequent and convenient train connections to Berlin and major Polish cities, including Kraków and Gdańsk (hourly, 2h-3h trip), Wrocław (bi-hourly) and Poznań. Warsaw has a convenient public transport system with modern buses, trams and two lines of metro. Uber is popular and efficient. Warsaw Public Bike system has over 5,000 bicycles available for short-term hire from over 350 stations.