Pervasive Health Conference 2015 will be conducted within the historical campus of Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey. Boğaziçi University is located on a hill by the Bosphorus. Public parks and entertainment areas in Bebek, Rumelihisari, Arnavutköy and Ortaköy are within walking distance to the university.
Robert College was founded in Istanbul, Türkiye, by Dr. Cyrus Hamlin, an educator, inventor, technician, architect and builder, and Mr. Christopher Rheinlander Robert, a well-known philanthropist and a wealthy merchant from New York. The College was to open its doors to students of all races, nationalities and religions without any discrimination.
Boğaziçi University takes pride in its lively and colorful campus life. To complement and enrich the academic experience with an active campus life, the university supports student clubs, arts and sports activities, and provides a variety of services from health care to counseling for students and staff. Thanks to its on-campus housing facilities, it remains active around the clock. Campus life aims to cultivate a liberal, democratic and happy Boğaziçi community.
Located in the center of the Old World, Istanbul is one of the world's great cities famous for its historical monuments and magnificent scenic beauties. It is the only city in the world which spreads over two continents: it lies at a point where Asia and Europe are separated by a narrow strait - the Bosphorus. Istanbul has a history of over 2,500 years, and ever since its establishment on this strategic junction of lands and seas, the city has been a crucial trade center.
The historic city of Istanbul is situated on a peninsula flanked on three sides by the Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. It has been the capital of three great empires, the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires, and for more than 1,600 years over 120 emperors and sultans ruled the world from here. No other city in the world can claim such a distinction.
How to get to Bogazici University South Campus
The conference and workshops will be held at the South Campus. The **main conference** will be held at** Albert Long Hall**. The **workshops, demos and the posters** will be in the **Vedat Yerlici Conference Hall**, located at the r**oof of Perkins Hall (The Faculty of Engineering)**. You can check it out at the [Interactive map of Bogazici University campuses.](http://www.map.boun.edu.tr)
Once you enter Bogazici University south campus entrance (the main entrance) follow the main road down. After approximately 100 metres you will arrive at the large and green main square. Albert Long Hall is one of the older buildings on that square and has a clock.
**Boğaziçi University is located at Rumeli Hisarustu.**
Using the subway called **Metro** is the best and fastest way to get to Boğaziçi University.
Click [here](http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/30/Istanbul_Rapid_Transit_Map.png) to see the Metro map.
Once you take M2 line, you change at Levent station to take M6 line. The final stop of M6 is Bogazici University. After the exit, you should go right. The main entrance of is located 50 metres away
Taking a **taxi** is always the best and fastest way to get to Rumeli Hisarustu. Here are some approximate prices of cost of taking a taxi from some main locations in Istanbul:
• From Taksim : around 30 TL, 10 euros
• From Besiktas : around 25 TL, 8 euros
• From 4.Levent : around 20 TL, 7 euros
• From Ataturk Airport : around 80 TL, 25 euros
• From Sabiha Gokcen Airport : not recommended!
You will need a ticket before you get on the bus, since tickets are no longer sold by the drivers. At the airport, at Taksim Square or in many other places look for shops that have a sign "Akbil" or "Istanbul Card". Those places should sell (electronic) tickets that are valid for one trip (4 TL), two (7 TL), three (10 TL), five (15 TL) or ten (30 TL). The more trips you buy, the cheaper it gets. The ticket is validated by holding it against the little machine next to the driver, the one that you pass by as you enter the bus. Buses may only be entered through the front door.
**Convenient buses to Bogazici University.**
• 43R From Kabatas / Besiktas - Rumeli Hisarustu
• 559C From Taksim - Rumeli Hisarustu
• 59R From Sisli - Rumeli Hisarustu
• 59RS From Sariyer - Rumeli Hisarustu
• 125 From Kadikoy - Rumeli Hisarustu
The routes and timetables can be found on [IETT web site](http://www.iett.gov.tr/en)
The stop you need to get off at is called "Bogazici Universitesi".
Many, though not all, buses announce the stops, but since you can't rely on it, look outside on your journey and check the names on the actual bus stops. The last three before "Bogazici Universitesi" are "Basin Sitesi", "Cengiz Topel", "Nispetiye", and then "Bogazici Universitesi". The main entrance is located just across the bus stop.