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2nd ACM/IEEE International Conference on
Distributed Smart Cameras (ICDSC-08)

September 7-11, 2008
Stanford University, California, USA

Venue

Stanford University will host ICDSC-08. Centrally located in the San Francisco Bay Area with access to two major international airports SFO and SJC, the Stanford campus is also placed within short drive to many major technology centers as well as attractive natural settings for sightseeing (click here for examples). The campus itself offers several attractive tours with possibilities ranging from the famous Spanish-style Main Quad and its beautiful Memorial Church (see a 360° photo from the church's balcony), and Hoover Tower to Rodin Sculpture Garden and Cantor Museum, and the nano-technology cleanroom facility, the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), and the futuristic media classrooms and interactive iRooms (for example see Wallenberg Hall), and smart buildings featuring novel energy-efficiency concepts (Y2E2, Slide show at IEEE Spectrum Online). For a list of on-campus attractions click here.


Stanford Memorial Church(photo license terms)

Auditoriums and classrooms in the buildings named after the legendary Stanford alumni and Silicon Valley pioneers William Hewlett and David Packard, as well as the newly inaugurated Environment and Energy building Y2E2 will host the conference lecture and poster sessions, tutorials, demos, and workshops.


Packard (arrow on top) and Hewlett (arc-shaped) Buildings

The city of Palo Alto offers a selection of hotels in its downtown as well as along the historic El Camino Real. In addition, a block of rooms in 3 hotels and the university-operated guest houses on the side of campus serviced by the Stanford's complimentary shuttle (Marguerite) or hotel's courtesy shuttle has also been reserved for the conference attendees.

Getting in and around

  • Shuttle service to/from airport:
    • Super Shuttle (650) 558-8500
    • East and South Bay Shuttle (800) 548-4664
    • As a rough estimate, shared shuttle costs around $30 one way between SFO and campus and $20 one way between SJC and campus.
  • County bus service:
    • SamTrans Bus: From SFO airport only (Bus #KX): $1.50 one-way. Pick-up locations on lower (arrival) level on center island at Terminal 2, curbside at Terminal 3, and the International Terminal. Take Bus #KX to the Stanford Shopping Center. Bus leaves airport every 30 minutes and takes approximately 55 minutes. For schedule and route map click here. From the Stanford Shopping Center , take the free Marguerite shuttle Line A to campus (Marguerite runs Monday - Friday only, 6:00 AM - 8:30 PM).
    • Valley Transit Authority (VTA): From SJC airport only: $1.75 adult one-way, $1.50 youth one-way, $5.25 adult day pass, $4.50 youth (5-17 years) day pass. No transfers are issued. Take Bus #10 to the Santa Clara Caltrain station, and then take Bus #22 to the Palo Alto Transit Center (Univ. Ave. Caltrain Station). From the Palo Alto Transit Center, take the free Marguerite shuttle Line A or B to campus (Marguerite runs Monday - Friday only, 6:00 AM - 8:30 PM).
      For alternative route planning based on your time of arrival use this link.
  • Train:
    • Caltrain: From SFO ariport take the BART train shuttle (click to plan your ride) (fare $1.50) from SFO to the Millbrae Caltrain station, then take Caltrain (click for time table) to the Palo Alto Transit Center (University Ave. Caltrain station) (fare $4.00).
      From SJC airport take Bus #10 (free of charge) from SJC to the Santa Clara Caltrain station; then take Caltrain (click for time table) to the Palo Alto Transit Center (University Ave. Caltrain station) (fare $4.00).
      From the Palo Alto Transit Center , take the free Marguerite shuttle Line A or B to campus (Marguerite runs Monday - Friday only, 6:00 AM - 8:30 PM).
  • Taxi service:
    • 1st Bay Area Yellow Cab: (650) 947-1234 or online
    • Yellow Cab: (650) 361-1234 or (800) 910-2227 toll-free.
    • Taxi charges approximately range $60-90 for SFO and $40-65 for SJC one-way to Palo Alto (subject to increase with traffic and fuel cost levels).
  • Driving to campus:
    From Highway 101 North & South or from El Camino Real
    • Take University Avenue west towards Stanford
    • After an underpass you will enter Stanford campus
    • Continue on Palm Drive (street name changes -- you will notice the palms) and take the left lane to go straight on the traffic light
    • At the first stop sign after traffic light turn right on Campus Drive
    • After several stop signs, turn left onto Roth Way
    • Check Parking information for options
    • After you park the car, walk the North-South Axis toward the water fountain in front of the Hewlett and Packard Buildings (see local map here)
    • For Y2E2 Building, turn right after passing Packard and then left onto Via Palou to the Y2E2 courtyard (see local map here)
    From Highway 280 North & South
    • Take Sand Hill Road Exit east toward Stanford
    • Turn right at traffic light onto Santa Cruz Avenue
    • Turn left at traffic light onto Junipero Serra Boulevard
    • Turn left at traffic light on Campus Drive West
    • After several stop signs, turn right onto Roth Way
    • Check Parking information for options
    • After you park the car, walk the North-South Axis toward the water fountain in front of the Hewlett and Packard Buildings (see local map here)
    • For Y2E2 Building, turn right after passing Packard and then left onto Via Palou to the Y2E2 courtyard (see local map here)
    For Sunday Sept. 7 events in Y2E2 Building
    • The parking lot across the street from Y2E2 is the most convenient place to park your car on Sunday. Parking is free on weekends in metered as well as A and C permit spots.
    • A local map can be seen here

In campus

  • Stanford's free shuttle Marguerite
  • Parking:
    • Do not park at permit or non-metered parking spaces. Metered parking is at a quarter dollars for 10 minutes, and is enforced until 4pm. After 4pm or on weekends, parking in metered spots as well as the A and C permit designated areas is permitted without charge.
    • There is a multi-level parking structure on Roth Way, with metered spots (coin-operated) on first floor. Another parking structure with coin-operated meters is on the corner of via Ortega and Panama (This is across the street from the Y2E2 building, one of the two conference venues).
    • To pay with credit card, continue on Roth way from campus drive and park at designated spots on Lomita Drive.
    • For a map of close-by coin-operated and credit card-operated parking options click here.
    • Also look at this map for an overview of locations of interest shown on campus shuttle service map.
    • For Sunday Sept. 7 events in Y2E2 Building
      • The parking lot across the street from Y2E2 is the most convenient place to park your car on Sunday. Parking is free on weekends in metered as well as A and C permit spots.
  • Conference venue:
  • Other campus maps:

Stanford Main Quad and Hoover Tower

Hotel Information

Links to designated hotels for ICDSC-08 reservation will be provided. The following map shows the location of the 3 designated nearby hotels and the Stanford guest house. The conference venue on campus is accessible from these places either by Stanford's Marguerite shuttle or the complimentary shuttle service provided by the hotel.

For the hotel reservation link click here.

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