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Campus de l'Université de Montréal

Résidences de l'Université de Montréal

Pavillon André-Aisenstadt

17th Conference on
Computational Complexity
Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM)
Université de Montréal
Montréal, Québec, Canada

May 21-24, 2002
Co-location with STOC '02.


The 34rd Annual ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing will be organized back to back with the 17th Conference on Computational Complexity (STOC '02), May 19-21, 2002)


Neighborhoods bustling with activity and a lively downtown area against a backdrop of omnipresent nature this is Montréal. Both traditional and avant-garde, without doubt, Montréal is the most paradoxical metropolis in North America. The largest French-speaking city in the world, second only to Paris, Montréal is populated by a cosmopolitan diversity of cultures: French-speaking people whose language is closer to Molière's than to the slang of the singer Renaud monolingual English-speaking people and multilingual immigrants. Montréal is their town and it is fashioned in their image. Education, fashion, food, sports, arts ... everything that makes up the montrealer's way of life is a product of this cultural diversity. You can imagine the variety of cuisines available. And take all the time you need to taste them; the accommodations in Montréal also reflect its innumerable charms.

Access and Transportation:

Easy access every which way: Montréal is less than a day's drive or a one to two-hour flight from most major cities in the Northeastern part of the North American continent. Our two airports offer direct flights and non-stop flights to over 130 destinations around the world. Since September 15, 1997, Dorval Airport -18 kilomètres west of downtown Montréal - handles regular scheduled flights while 58 kilometres north of the city's downtown core, Mirabel Airport accommodates charter air traffic as well as all cargo flights.

Aéroports de Montréal offers more destinations to choose from, and more nonstop flights to major cities such as New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Vancouver and Edmonton. Buses, limousines and taxis provide quick, efficient shuttle service between the airports, the major hotels and the City Centre Air Terminal. Via Rail offers regular service to Eastern and Western Canada. Amtrak provides daily service to New York and Washington. Montréal is one of the world's main inland seaports. Elegant cruiseships and heavy freighters from 200 ports on 5 continents visit our well-equipped, modern harbour. Getting around town: Clean, safe, and comfortable, the underground subway system we call the METRO is an ideal, economical way to reach many of Greater Montréal's hotels and attractions. Highly popular with Montrealers, it is also an efficient and environmentally responsible means of commuting. Conventioneers will be happy to know that special one or three-day passes public transit are available.

Traveller Information:

Canadian currency and banking services: The Canadian monetary system is based on dollars and cents. Because of current monetary exchange rates, there is a difference in value between the Canadian and American dollar. We advise you to have Canadian money while travelling in Canada to avoid any exchange problems. Legal tender is the Canadian dollar, which divides into 100 cents. Colored (!) bills come in following denominations: 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100. The coins in use are of the following denominations: 1, 5, 10, 25 cents, one dollar (loonie) and 2 dollars (polar bear).

Canadian Customs: United States citizens or permanent residents of the United States can enter Canada without a passport or visa. However, it is advisable to carry evidence of citizenship, such as certificate of birth abroad, certificate of citizenship, certificate of naturalization, or a state birth certificate. If these documents do not contain a photograph, a driver's license or other photo identification can be combined with these forms of identification to establish identity.

Permanent residents of the United States who are not citizens should carry a Resident Alien Card. All persons visiting Canada from other countries must be in possession of a valid passport unless they are United States citizens or legal, permanent residents of the United States. It is the responsibility of the visitor, before entering Canada, to ensure that he or she has the required documents, including those for entry into another Information about Montréal and the Province of Québec can be gathered at the following bilingual sites:


Participants should make their own reservations.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Résidences de l'Université de Montréal.

Facilities offered: • Private rooms furnished with a single bed, a desk, a sink, storage space and a telephone for free local calls; • Shared washrooms and toilets on each floor; • Linen, towels and soap in each room.; • Microwave oven in the livingroom of each floor; • Free kitchen facilities (no dishes provided) and refrigerator rental (10,00 $ per week); • Laundry rooms; • University parking (daily fee).

Participants interested in dormitories should fill in and send (by fax or snail mail) the following reservation form. The price on the form is per-day and in Canadian dollars. [PDF Dormitories reservation form]

Reservation requests received after April 26, 2002, referred to as the cut-off date, will be acccepted on a space available basis.

Hotel Suggestions:

Hôtel Casa Bella (264 Sherbrooke St. West, Montréal, Québec H2X 1X9; Tel.: (514) 849-2777) European style hotel, located downtown (Metro Place-des-Arts) $39 - 60/night, room with semi-private bath $55 - 90/night, room with private bath

Château Versailles Hôtel & Tour (1659 Sherbrooke St. West, Montréal, Québec H3H 1E3; Tel.: (514) 933-3611) Located downtown (Metro Guy-Concordia) starting at $135/night

Manoir Ambrose (3422, Stanley St., Montréal, Québec H3A 1R8; Tel.: (514) 288-6922) A small Victorian style mansion, located downtown near McGill University (Metro Peel) $50/night, room with semi-private bath (sink in room) $75 - $95/night, room with private bath (continental breakfast included)

Terrasse Royale (5225 Côte-des-Neiges Montréal, Québec H3T 1Y1; Tel.: (514) 739-6391) Rooms equipped with kitchenette, located within a 10-minute walk of the Université de Montréal Campus $79/night, single or double occupancy $485/week, single or $495/week, double occupancy

Renaissance Montréal Hôtel (3625, avenue du Parc, Montréal, Québec H2X 3P8; Tel.: (514) 288-6666) Located downtown starting at $120/night

Hôtel Wyndham Montreal (Conference venue of the STOC '02 Conference, May 19-21, 2002) (1255 Jeanne Mance Street, Montréal, Québec H5B 1E5; Tel.: (514) 285-1450)

Conference Venue:

For the first day of the conference, which is joint with STOC02, the sessions will be held at the Hotel Windham, 1255, Jeanne Mance Street, Montréal, (The hotel is in Downtown Montreal, close to subway stations "Place des Arts" and "Place d'Armes"). The following days, sessions will be held in room 1140 of the Pavillon André-Aisenstadt, Université de Montréal Campus.


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