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jcrisco65
07-18-2004, 10:14 PM
isea summer school in sports engineering

Aspiring Sports Engineers and Researchers:

Spend seven days in the summer of 2005 learning the tricks of the trade and
getting on top of the latest technological developments in the field of
sports engineering.

1 - 7 June 2005, Prato, Toscany, Italy
Monash University Prato Centre

What is ISEA Summer School?
ISEA Summer School is an intensive one-week program in sports engineering
for university students, new researchers and practitioners. The program is
run by leading international researchers in this field from academia and
industry. The main topic areas of the program include:

* Sports Design and Innovation
* Sports Measurements and Instrumentation
* Sports Performance and Fitness Analysis
* Sports Materials and Manufacturing

During the course of the week, participants will take part in workshops,
attend lectures by speakers from major sports engineering research groups,
universities and industry, and in hands-on work on selected sports
engineering tasks and demonstrations. The week culminates with the
participants demonstrating the results of their work at the awards evening.

The program also includes a range of social activities including sporting
activities and organized tours in the Toscany region.
Who should apply?

ISEA invites all university students, new researchers and practitioners with
interest in sports engineering to apply. The program is geared towards those
that have some background in sports science, sports technology or
engineering.

For information and applications please contact:
Ms Amanda Staley
International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA)
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
The University of Sheffield
Mappin Street
Sheffield, S1 3JD
U.K. Tel +44 (0)114 222 7891
Fax +44 (0)114 222 7855
E-mail a.staley@sheffield.ac.uk
Cost: 500 Euros for ISEA members

The program fee is 700 for all participants, which covers the seven-day
summer school program with lecture notes and resource materials provided.
The fee also includes morning and afternoon tea, daily lunches, organised
tours and the awards dinner.

Where is the ISEA Summer School held in 2005?
In 2005 the ISEA Summer School will be held at the Monash University Prato
Centre in Toscany, which is in close proximity to Florence and to many
distinguished European and North American international university centres
which conduct undergraduate and research programs in and around Florence.
Prato is a small but thriving Tuscan city, with a beautiful historic centre
and a vibrant cultural and economic life. The city has a population of some
180,000 inhabitants and a rich historical and artistic patrimony. More
information about Prato and the region can be obtained from the Prato
Tourism Centre at: http://www.prato.turismo.toscana.it
Prato offers a large range of long and short term accommodation options.
Many of these are within walking distance of the Monash University Prato
Centre. As accommodation is not included in the program fee we advise you to
make bookings directly with the hotels/ residences. For your convenience a
selected list of accommodation options is provided below.

Accommodation options include:

**** Hotels
Hotel Datini (90 rooms)
Viale Marconi, 76
tel +39 0574 562 348/ fax. +39 0574 527 976
www.prathotels.it email addresses Map

The Hotel Datini is a recently constructed modern hotel located a 10 minute
taxi ride (or 40 minute walk) from the centre of Prato. With modern
facilities and an on-site restaurant, it is ideal for conferences and
conventions.
Art Hotel Museo (110 Rooms)
Viale della Repubblica, 289
tel. +39 0574 5787/ fax. +39 0574 578880
www.arthotel.it email addresses Map

The Art Hotel Museo is located directly behind the Pecci museum at the Prato
Est exit of the Autostrada, a 10 minute taxi ride from the centre of Prato.
Hotel President (78 rooms)
Via Simintendi, 20
tel.+39 0574 30251 / fax.+39 0574 36064
Hotel President is part of the Best Western chain. Located just outside the
city walls, it is a 5-10 minute taxi ride from the Centre.
www.hotel-president.net

*** Hotels
Hotel Flora (31 Rooms)
Via Cairoli, 31
tel. +39 0574 335 21 / fax. +39 0574 40289
www.prathotels.it

The Hotel Flora is an old-style Italian hotel a two minute walk from the
Monash University Prato Centre. Owned by the same family as the Hotel
Datini, it is located in the middle of the historic centre of Prato.
Milano (70 Rooms)
Via Tiziano, 15
tel. +39 0574 23371 /fax. +39 0574 277066
www.arthotel.it

Overlooking the river and the surrounding mountains, the Hotel Milano is a
modern hotel situated a 10 minute walk from the Monash University Prato
Centre and just outside the medieval walls of the city.
Giardino (28 Rooms)
Via Magnolfi, 2/4/6
tel. +39 0574 606 588 / fax. +39 0574 606 591
www.giardinohotel.com

The Hotel Giardino is a small, comfortable hotel located next to the
cathedral in the central square of Prato and a 3 minute walk from the Monash
University Prato Centre.

** Hotels
Il Giglio (12 Rooms)
Piazza San Marco, 14
tel +39 0574 37 049/ fax. +39 0574 604351
Map

Il Giglio is a 5 minute walk from the Monash University Prato Centre, just
across from the main post office.
La Toscana (19 Rooms)
Piazza Ciardi, 3
tel. +39 0574 28096/ fax +39 0574 25163
Map

La Toscana is close to the smaller Prato train station of Prato Porta
Serraglio and within walking distance of the Centre.
Residence
Residence Manassei (11 apartments)
Via Dei Manassei 3/5
tel. +39 0574 22717 /fax. +39 0574 23927
www.mresidence.it email addresses Map

The Residence Manassei is a set of newly renovated mini apartments located a
two minute walk from the Monash University Prato Centre. Each has a bathroom
and kitchen facilities and is available for both short and long term stays.



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