Conference Venue/Hotel Information

SIGCOMM 2002 will be held at the prestigious Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Way, Mellon Square (412.281.7100). The hotel room block is called ACM SIGCOMM 2002, and the rate is $128.00/night.


You will be flying into Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). The conference hotels are 30-35 minutes away by car. The cheapest way to get to downtown from the airport is via the Airport Flyer (28X) bus service. The Airport Flyer is run by Port Authority Transit of Allegheny County. You can board the bus in the ground transportation area outside of the baggage claim. One-way fare is $12.00. There are also Taxis available at the airport, Yellow Cab charges a rate of $2.00 (to step in the cab) and $1.70 per mile. There is no flat rate.


Expect the temperature in late August to be approximately 80ºF and humid during the day, and approximately 60ºF at night.

Computing Facilities

There will be a laptop bar and wireless facilities available at the conference. The wireless facilities will not be turned on in the presentation room.

Downtown Restaurant Guide

Local Attractions
Popular sites and activities in the Pittsburgh area

The Andy Warhol Museum
117 Sandusky Street, North Side
The Carnegie Museum of Art
The Carnegie Museum of Natural History
4400 Forbes Avenue, Oakland
The Duquesne Incline
1197 West Carson Street (near Station Square)
1220 Grandview Avenue, Mt. Washington
Station Square
One Station Square, South Side
Nationality Classrooms
University of Pittsburgh, Cathedral of Learning, Oakland
Fifth Avenue and Bigelow Blvd
Pittsburgh Zoo
One Wild Place, Highland Park
Phipps Conservatory
One Schenley Park Drive, Oakland
National Aviary of Pittsburgh
Allegheny Commons West, North Side

Other Attractions

Kennywood Park
Amusement Park, Homestead
Church Brew Works
Unique Micro-Brewery in Lawrenceville
Sharp Edge Beer Emporium
Multi-page Beer Menu seperated by Country, best selection of Belgian Beers on tap in Pittsburgh. In Shadyside /Friendship.
Dave and Busters
on the Waterfront in Homestead.