1st ACM Conference on Information-Centric Networking (ICN-2014)
Paris is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and one of the cultural capitals of Europe, with an abundance of sights, museums, galleries, restaurants and designer stores. You can read more about Paris in the Wikipedia article and the Paris tourist office site.
ACM ICN-2014 will be held at Institut les Cordeliers, a 19th century hospital and medical school incorporating the remains of a 13th century convent, which today houses a medical research center. The venue is located in the medieval heart of Paris, between the St. Germain and Latin Quarter areas, and a few minutes away from most Paris attractions. The address of the venue is 21 rue de l’École de Médecine, 75006, Paris, France. The venue location is marked on the map below; you can also print a map of the area around the venue from the registration summary page.
ACM ICN-2014 features a Welcome Reception and a Conference Banquet.
- The Welcome Reception will take place at the conference venue on Wednesday at 19:00, after the tutorials. Drinks and hors d’oeuvre will be served.
- The Conference Banquet will take place at the Musée D’Orsay on Thursday evening. Starting at 18:00, registrants should enter via door “C”, where they will receive a ticket to the museum. Bags and coats must be left at the cloackroom on floor -1, they will be available for pickup after the dinner outside the restaurant. Registrants can visit the museum until 19:00, when the dinner will be served at the Grande Salle à manger (the main restaurant) on floor 1 of the museum. Note that museum and cloakroom tickets are included in each registration. Banquet tickets for accompanying persons can be purchased through the registration system (in the agenda section).
Paris offers a wide variety of accomodation options, catering to all tastes and budgets. The conference has not contracted blocks of rooms at specific hotels, so attendees can make their own arrangements. Some hotels within easy walking distance of the conference venue are indicated on the map below, and many more options are accessible via public transport.
Citizens of some countries are required to have a visa for entry into France. If you do not fall into one of these categories, then you may need a visa. You can find general information concerning the visa process in France here. As part of the visa application process, you may be required to include a visa support letter. Requests for visa support letters for purposes of attending or presenting at ICN 2014 will be handled by ACM. Please send your request for a letter in support of a visa application here. You must include:
- Your name as it appears on your passport
- Your current postal mailing address
- The name of the conference you wish to attend ("ACM ICN 2014")
- If you have any papers accepted for the conference, please provide the title
Once the information is sent, ACM expects to issue the letter within a week. Please note that ACM does not issue formal letters of invitation to any of its conferences, only Visa Support Letters describing the conference and your relation to it (e.g., author, travel grant recipient).
You can travel to and from both Paris airports, Paris - Charles De Gaulle (CDG) and Paris - Orly (ORL), using public transport. Line B of the suburban railway (RER) runs direct to CDG, while getting to ORL requires changing from RER line B at Antony (OrlyVAL line). The closest RER station to the venue is Saint Michel Notre-Dame, linked by a passenger tunnel to the Saint-Michel metro station. The closest metro station to the conference venue is Odeon, one stop away from Saint-Michel. For the banquet, the closest RER station is Musée d'Orsay, while the closest metro stations are Solférino and Assemblée Nationale. Paris has a dense and efficient metro system, complemented by trams, buses, suburban and long distance train lines. You can check timetables and lines at the Paris transportation site. The metro and RER stations near the conference venue are also marked on the map below.