The 32nd International Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks (SoftCOM 2024) will be held on September 26-28, 2024 in Split-Bol (island of Brač). This forever young city with the population of about 200,000 that give it its warm Mediterranean temper, has lived its urban rhythm for as long as 1700 years, with its heart in the Diocletian Palace and its soul widespread to embrace you.

The second-largest city in Croatia, Split (Spalato in Italian) is a great place to see Dalmatian life as it’s really lived. Always buzzing, this exuberant city has just the right balance of tradition and modernity. Step inside Diocletian’s Palace (a Unesco World Heritage site and one of the world’s most impressive Roman monuments) and you’ll see dozens of bars, restaurants and shops thriving amid the atmospheric old walls where Split life has been going on for thousands of years. Read more at the links:

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Bol (island of Brač)

Bol is a municipality (consisting of the town of Bol and the village Murvica on the south side of the island of Brač in the Split-Dalmatia County of Croatia.

Bol (its name is derived from the Latin word “vallum“) is renowned for its most popular beach, the Zlatni Rat (“Golden cape” or “Golden horn”). It is a promontory composed mostly of pebble rock that visibly shifts with current, wind, and waves. The Adriatic Sea water at Zlatni Rat is crystal clear. There is a beach on either side of the promontory (spit). Bol is a popular tourist destination known for its harbourside bars, restaurants, and wind surfing conditions.

Bol is also known for its Dominican monastery, and its church of St. Mary of Mercy, built and rebuilt at various stages throughout the 16th century. It received its present-day Baroque form in 1641. The main altar, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, is the work of the world-famous Venetian painter Jacopo Tintoretto. The authenticity of the painting is confirmed by records of the monastery archives, which describe the acquisition of this precious painting in detail. The Dominican Monastery museum is rich with artifacts and is known for its valuable art collection, it also contains several paintings by Tripo Kokolja.

Also one of the things Bol is known for is its red wine Plavac Mali. Plavac Mali, among other wines, is currently produced by the Stina vinery in the center of the town of Bol. The building where the winery is located was originally built in 1903 by the local Viners guild, which is also the oldest Viners guild in Dalmatia.