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10th IFIP Working Conference on VIRTUAL ENTERPRISES

Thessaloniki, GREECE, 7-9 October 2009



South East European Research Centre  
New University of Lisbon  

Technical Sponsors

IFIP WG 5.5  

Media Sponsors

EU Publications Office


Conference Venue

The PRO-VE 2009 conference will take place in Thessaloniki, Greece, in the Piraeus Bank Congress Centre, 12-14 Katouni St., 54625.

PRO-VE'09 venue map


Below is a list of accomodation options near the conference venue that you may want to consider, sorted according to distance from the conference venue location (click here to view all locations on Google Maps). You could also use various hotel reservation websites to compare and read reviews: e.g. HRS,,, HotelClub, Hotels combined.

Some hotels have announced special offers for the participants of the conference who will make reservations under the name "PRO-VE09".

Hotel Address Distance from venue Special offer (incl. taxes and breakfast)
Capsis Bristol Hotel (*****) 2 Oplopiou & Katouni St., 54625 1 minute walk -
City Hotel (****) 11 Komninon St., 54624 5 min. Single: €95, Double: €105
Le Palace Hotel (***) 12 Tsimiski, 54624 5 min. Single: €80, Double: €96
Luxembourg Hotel (***) 6 Komninon St., 54624 5 min. -
Tourist Hotel (**) 21, Mitropoleos Str. 546 24 5 min. Single: €55, Double: €75
Electra Palace Hotel (*****) Aristotelous Square, 54624 7 min. -
Kinissi Palace Hotel (****) 41 Egnatia St. & 17 Siggrou St., 54630 7 min. Single: €65, Double: €85
Minerva Premier Hotel (****) 12 Syngrou & 44 Egnatia St., 54625 7 min. Single: €70, Double: €80
Aegeon Hotel (***) Egnatias 19 St., 546 30 10 min. Single: €45, Double: €55
Egnatia Hotel (***) 16 Antigonidon St., 54630 10 min. Single: €65, Double: €78
El Greco Hotel (***) 23 Egnatia St., 54630 10 min. Single: €55, Double: €69
Hotel AD Imperial Palace (****) 13 Antigonidon St., 54630 10 min. Single: €80, Double: €90, Triple: €115
Park Hotel (***) 81 Ionos Dragoumi, 54630 10 min. Single: €60, Double: €70
Egnatia Palace Hotel (****) 61 Egnatias St., 54631 15 min. Single: €84, Double: €97
Hotel Olympia (***) 65 Olympou, 54631 15 min. Single: €79, Double: €92
Zaliki Hotel (****) 6 Grigoriou Zaliki St., 54631 15 min. -
Daios Luxury Living Hotel (*****) 59 Nikis Avenue, 54622 20 min. -

The city of Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki is one of the oldest cities in Europe, the second largest city in Greece, and the capital of Macedonia, the second largest region in Greece. It was founded in 315 B.C. by Cassander, King of Macedonia, and was named after his wife Thessaloniki, sister of Alexander the Great. Today Thessaloniki is considered to be one of the most important trade and communication centers in South East Europe and the Mediterranean. The city presents a great number of Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman monuments, many of which are included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites, and is home to a great number of museums of history, arts, sports, and sciences. Further information about Thessaloniki and its surroundings can be found in the following links:

Travel Information

International flights to Thessaloniki:

The easiest way to get to Thessaloniki is by direct flight to the city's airport (Makedonia International Airport), which is well connected to major cities around Europe. The airport is located 15 km away from the city centre. You can get to the city centre by taxi (approx. cost €18, arround 30 minutes) or a bus (€0.50, arround 45 minutes).

Travelling to Thessaloniki from Athens:

If you are coming to Thessaloniki via Athens, you can choose to travel:

  • By Airplane (55 minutes): More information on the websites of major airline companies, such as Aegean Airlines and Olympic Airlines. Indicative ticket price: €100 (one way).
  • By Train (4-6 hours): More information on the website of the national railway company (OSE). We suggest you to take the Intercity Express train (~4 hours) or Intercity (~5 hours). Indicative ticket price: €40 (one way).
  • By Bus (6 hours): More information on the website of the national bus company / branch of Thessaloniki (KTEL Thessaloniki). Indicative ticket price: €35 (one way).
Useful telephone numbers:
  • Emergency police line: 100
  • Medical emergency aid: 166
  • Telephone directory inquiries: 11888
Climate in Thessaloniki:

Thessaloniki enjoys a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and very hot, dry summers. The temperature during October ranges from 12° to 21°C.

PRO-VE'09 venue


Thessaloniki, Greece

View the proceedings of PRO-VE'09 (published by Springer) here:
PRO-VE'09 proceedings

Download the program
of PRO-VE'09 here:
PRO-VE'09 program