General Information

Funding Agency

Funding agency information will be posted here when available.

Program Committee

Jim Fill, Johns Hopkins University
Mordecai Golin, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Philippe Jacquet, INRIA, France
Claire Kenyon, Brown University
Colin McDiarmid, Oxford University, United Kingdom
Daniel Panario, Carleton University, Canada
Robert Sedgewick (chair), Princeton University
Alfredo Viola, Universidad de la República, Uruguay
Mark Ward, Purdue University

Audio-Visual Policy

Standard Audio/visual Set-up in Meeting Rooms

Every PLENARY SESSION ROOM will have TWO OVERHEAD PROJECTORS, TWO SCREENS, AND A DATA PROJECTOR. All other breakout rooms will have one overhead projector, one screen, and a data projector. Speakers may order additional audio/visual equipment, other than the standard audio/visual set-up listed above, by contacting lyons@siam.org.

All speakers should visit http://www.siam.org/meetings/guidelines/av.php prior to December 19, 2005.

Membership

Please visit http://www.siam.org/membership/ for information about joining SIAM.

Registration

ANALCO06 Registration can be done via the registration pages found on the SODA06 Conference Pages.

Visa

International attendees at conferences in the U.S. may already be aware that there have been recent changes to the visa program for scientific visitors, which affect even people from visa waiver countries. The site http://www7.nationalacademies.org/visas/, maintained by the National Academies, provides guidance on obtaining the necessary documents. It is recommended that you apply for a visa as soon as possible.

Local Area

Please visit http://www.ci.miami.fl.us/pages/ or http://www.miami-florida.com/ to learn more about Miami and the diverse attractions the city offers. The Radisson Miami Hotels web site is http://www.radisson-miami.com/.

Climate

The average temperature in Miami during January varies between 63° F (17°C) and 73° F (23°C). Please remember meeting room temperatures and personal comfort zones vary widely. It is recommended that you bring a sweater or jacket to the sessions.

E-Mail

SIAM is unable to offer e-mail access for individual attendees. The Radisson Hotel Miami Downtown has Internet kiosks available in the hotel lobby and mezzanine level foyer for a fee.

Transportation

By Air

SIAM has selected Uniglobe Wings Travel to assist attendees in making travel arrangements. To book your reservations through Uniglobe Wings Travel, contact Amy Hueber at +1-215-628-3322 or toll free (US and Canada) at 866-71-WINGS. Press two (2) when you hear the recording, and ask to be transferred to Amy. Be sure to mention you are attending the SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms.  Uniglobe Wings Travel will issue your ticket and mail it to you. Please be aware there is a fee for this service.

You also have the choice of using your own travel agent or an Internet service. There are many web sites available to allow you to search for and purchase airline tickets online. Expedia (http://www.expedia.com), Orbitz (http://www.orbitz.com), and Travelocity (http://www.travelocity.com) are just a few.

Ground Transportation

Public Transportation from Airport

Taxis are available at the airport for transportation to the hotel. Please visit the Radisson Miami Hotel’s website, http://radisson-miami.com/, click on “Maps and Directions” to find local directions. SIAM also suggests you contact the hotel directly for any information about sharing transportation.

By Train

Amtrak has a rail station in Miami. To make train reservations through Amtrak, call (800) USA-RAIL, go to http://www.amtrak.com or contact Uniglobe Wings Travel. Taxis are available at the train station for transportation to the hotel.

Rental Cars

Many major car rental companies have offices inside the airport terminal. You can make your arrangements when you arrive at the airport or you can make them through Uniglobe Wings Travel or your own travel agent. Uniglobe Wings Travel can make your car rental reservations at the same time you make your flight reservations. See information above regarding how to reach Uniglobe Wings Travel.

Driving Directions

If renting a car, please obtain a map and directions from your rental car company. Another option is to visit Mapquest (www.mapquest.com), or another similar web site. SIAM highly recommends you contact the hotel directly at (305) 374-0000 or visit their web site for driving directions.

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