20th International Conference on
COMPUTATIONAL STATISTICS (COMPSTAT 2012)
27-31 August 2012, Amathus Beach Hotel, Limassol, Cyprus



Social Events
(The information will be updated in due course)

The reception and concert are open to all registrants (included in the registration fee) but reservation is required when register. You are srongly encouraged to attend the concert.

Coffee Breaks and Lunch

The coffee breaks will last one hour each, which adds fifteen minutes before and after to the times that are indicated in the program. There will be two different locations for each coffee break: first floor next to the lecture rooms, and the restaurant by the lobby area.


Lunch will be served at the Amathus Beach Hotel. You must have your Lunch ticket of the appropriate day in order to attend the lunch.


Reception on Monday 27th of August, 20:00-21:30

The Welcome Reception is open to all registrants (for free) who haved reserved a place and non-registered accompanying persons who have purchased a reception ticket. It will take place on Monday 27th of August, 20:00-21:30 in the adjacent to the venue Mediterranean Beach Hotel, Ouzeri tis Myrtos - Aegean Terrace. Conference registrants and any accompanying persons must bring their reception tickets in order to attend the reception.


Excursion to the Ancient cities and castles (Curium site) on Tuesday 28th of August 2012, 15:00

Details of the site can be found at: Ancient Curium.

Driving towards the village of Kolossi, we pass through Phassouri, a beautiful fertile area with citrus plantations and vineyards. The picturesque groves are shaded by arched Cypress trees that grow along the sides of the road forming a delicate tunnel. Arriving at Kolossi Castle, your guests have the opportunity of climbing to the top of this medieval castle and taking in the magnificent views. Afterwards, we go even further back in time, away from the Knights and the Fortresses, and into the Kingdoms of Ancient Civilizations. The journey continues westwards to the ancient kingdom of Curium. Curium is one of the most spectacular archeological sites in Cyprus. You will be guided through the magnificent Roman amphitheatre, and through the Baths of the House of Efstolios which has some exquisite mosaics. This splendid amphitheatre with its magnificent sea views still plays host to shakespearian plays and concerts today. This is certainly a "site " not to be missed!

The price of €27 includes private return coach transfers, professional guide on coach, and all relevant entrance fees to sites.




Concert at the Ancient Curium amphitheatre on Tuesday 28rd of August 2012, 20:20

For the registered conference delegates the buses are leaving from the Amathus Beach Hotel at 17:45.

Information: Programme Summary, Concert Content and Orchistra details.

The concert will take place at the Ancient Curium Amphitheatre and be performed by The Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra and the 60-member World Youth Choir.


The Ancient Greek Curium theatre was originally built in the late 2nd century BC and was then rebuilt by the Romans in the 2nd or 3rd century. It has a capacity of about 2000. It is around to 15 km away from limassol.

The concert is open to all registrants (for free) who haved reserved a place and non-registered accompanying persons who have purchased a concert ticket (childrean can attend for free but registration is required by sending an email to info@compstat2012.org).



Excursion to the Mountain Villages on Wednesday 29th of August 2012, 15:00

This is a good way to find out about Cypriot Traditional Villages. Off the Lemesos towards Koilani Village. An attractive wine producing village with the single aisled vaulted church of Agia Mavri, typical of 12th century architecture with murals of the late 15th century. The village also has its own ecclesiatical museum. Continue on to the village of Omodhos which is one of the most popular and attractive mountain villages in the Troodos Mountains with its white washed houses and winding cobbled streets all centred around the quaint village square which is dotted with stalls and cafes. Omodhos is very famous for the monastery of Stavros Holly Cross. The monastery contains old icons, excellent wood carving and other ecclesiastical objects of interest as well as a small National Struggle Museum.

The price of €27 includes private return coach transfers, professional guide on coach, and all relevant entrance fees to sites.


Conference Dinner on Thursday 30th of August 2012, 20:30

The Conference Dinner will take place at the Amathus Beach Hotel on Thursday 30th of August 2012, 20:30. The conference dinner is optional and registration is required. You must have your Conference Dinner ticket in order to attend the conference dinner.


Closing Dinner on Friday 31st of August 2012, 20:30

The Closing Dinner celebrating the 30 years of the journal Computational Statistics & Data Analysis will take place on Friday 31st of August 2012, 20:30 at the Karatello Restaurant in the center of the town by the castle. The dinner includes 9 cold and hot appetizers, 5 main Specialty dishes, sweets & fruits and drinks. Public buses passes through the area. The closing dinner is optional and registration is required. There is a limited number of places. You must have your Closing Dinner ticket in order to attend the closing dinner.