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The Republic of Malta is a southern European island country comprising an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea. It lies 80km south of Italy, 285km east of Tunisia, and 333km north of Libya. The country covers just over 316km2 with a population of just under 450,000. Malta was admitted to the European Union in 2004 and became part of the Eurozone in 2008. It boasts a warm climate, numerous recreational areas as well as architectural and historical monuments. It’s capital city, Valletta, is a Unesco World Heritage Site and was selected as the European Capital of Culture for 2018.

Conference Venue

The conference will be held at the University of Malta's Valletta Campus, located at St. Paul Street. The campus, which dates back to Collegium Melitense, was founded by the Jesuits in 1592. Today, it boasts newly renovated lecture theatres equipped to meet modern conference requirements.


We highly recommend choosing accommodation in Valletta, the city of palaces built by gentlemen for gentlemen, which offers several affordable accommodation options such as:

Castille Hotel
Castille Square, Valletta
Walking distance, 10 minutes
Grand Hotel Excelsior
Great Siege Road, Floriana
(Special conference rate)
Walking distance, 20 minutes
The Grand Harbour Hotel
46, Battery Street,Valletta
Walking distance, 5 minutes
Valletta Merisi Suites
48 St. Ursula Street, Valletta
Walking distance, 5 minutes
Luciano Valletta Boutique
21 Merchant Street, Valletta
Walking distance, 5 minutes

Alternatively, if delegates wish to reside closer to a more vibrant city-life, Sliema, which is just across the harbour from Valletta provides several other accommodation alternatives as follows:

The Palace Hotel
High Street, Sliema
35 minutes by bus
35 minutes by ferry

The Victoria Hotel
Gorg Borg Olivier Street, Sliema
45 minutes by bus
35 minutes by ferry

Preluna Hotel and Spa
124 Tower Road,Sliema
45 minutes by bus
35 minutes by ferry

The Waterfront Hotel
The Strand, Gzira, Sliema
35 minutes by bus
35 mintues by ferry

Bayview Hotel and Apartments
143, The Strand, Gzira, Sliema
35 minutes by bus
35 minutes by ferry


Public Transport

Delegates staying in Valletta:

Valletta is linked to the Malta International Airport via route X4 which operates at a half-hourly basis in off-peak hours. Valletta is connected by direct bus routes to all villages and towns on the main island.

Delegates staying in Sliema/St. Julians:

Travel with public transport is fairly easy in Malta. Bus X2 serves as a direct link between the Malta International Airport and St. Julian’s and operate on a half-hourly basis. Alternatively, delegates may opt for bus X1 towards Cirkewwa, exchanging with busses 13, 212 or 222 towards Sliema at Pembroke Park and Ride.

Sliema is linked to the capital city Valletta through busses 13, 14, 15 and 16 and to the northern villages of Malta via bus 222.


Public transport fares are at €2.00 and a single ticket serves for a two hour duration for daytime service and at €3.00 for the night-time service. Delegates wishing to extend their stay on the island beyond the duration of the conference may want to opt for the Explore 7 Days or 12 Single Day Journeys discounted travel cards.

Details on bus fares, timetables and routes can be obtained from:

Ferry service between Valletta and Sliema

A ferry service provides an alternative connection between Valletta and Sliema which is cheaper, and at peak hours, can be faster than land transport. Fares for this service are at €2.80 for a round trip, as detailed here:

Taxi service

Should delegates prefer, taxi services provided by MM Cab Service which can be contacted at are recommended. The rate from the Malta International Airport to Sliema is at approximately €18.00.

Student Travel Awards

ACM SIGWEB is kindly offering a total of US$7000 in funding for Student Travel Awards.   Read more >


Ethan Munson, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA (SIGWEB Liaison).


The application deadline is strict at 11:59pm AOE (Anywhere-On-Earth).

Application deadline: July 8, 2017
Acceptance notice: July 22, 2017


ACM SIGWEB is kindly offering a total of US$7000 in funding for Student Travel Awards. These awards are intended for student authors who have papers accepted in any of the tracks (full papers, short papers, application notes) and who attend the conference and personally present their research. SIGWEB Student Travel Awards typically range in value from $250 to $750.

Student awards are intended to cover a portion only of the student’s overall expenses. The sizes of the awards in general will depend on the number of qualified applicants, and the amount of individual awards may vary depending on the distance travelled and the kind and ranking of the papers.

Students may submit applications prior to learning whether or not their papers have been accepted. However, travel awards will only be given to students who have an accepted paper and who will be presenting that work themselves.

Applications for these awards should be submitted as soon as possible. To apply for a SIGWEB Student Travel Award, the student should submit the following:

- A completed application form.
- A resume.
- A letter of support from the student’s research adviser.

You should apply by email ( and include the information detailed in the Student Award Application. Applications must be submitted by the stated time. Late applications will not be considered.
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