See the Palermo Wikipedia page for an extended presentation of the town.
Palermo has many connections through its International airport.
Weather in Palermo in the middle of October is still warm and mostly sunny, with an average day time temperature around 23°C.
The Workshop will be held at the site of the Istituto di Calcolo e Reti ad Alte Prestazioni (ICAR-CNR) of the Italian National Research Council in Palermo, Via Ugo La Malfa, 153.
Detailed information on how to reach the venue will be made available at a later time.