General Information

E-Mail

SIAM will provide a limited number of e-mail stations for attendee use on-site.  Wireless access is available at the hotel for a fee.

Local Area

Visit Costa Mesa's Web site for more information about the area. 

The average temperature in Costa Mesa during February varies between 50° F (10°C) and 64° F (18°C).  Remember meeting room temperatures and personal comfort zones vary widely. It is recommended that you bring a sweater or jacket to the sessions.

Membership

SIAM members save $105 on registration for the SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE07)!  Join your peers in the premier professional society for applied math and computational science.  SIAM members receive subscriptions to SIAM Review and SIAM News and enjoy substantial discounts on SIAM books, journal subscriptions and conference registrations. 

Free Student Memberships are available to all students who attend an institution that is an Academic Member of SIAM, are members of Student Chapters of SIAM, or are nominated by a Regular Member of SIAM.

Join online, download an application, or contact SIAM Customer Service
Telephone: +1-215-382-9800 (worldwide); or 800-447-7426 (U.S. and Canada only)
Fax: +1-215-386-7999
E-mail: membership@siam.org

Postal mail: SIAM, 3600 University City Science Center, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688  USA.

Poster Session

The poster session is scheduled for Tuesday, February 20, 2007, 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM. Presenters are requested to put up their posters no later than 8:30 PM on Tuesday, the official start time of the session.  Boards and push pins will be available to presenters beginning Sunday, February 18 at 12:00 PM.  For information about preparing a poster, please visit http://www.siam.org/meetings/guidelines/presenters.php

Note: Any poster presenter who fails to show and present a confirmed presentation will be considered a no-show.  No-shows will be billed $55 per accepted poster.

SIAM Books and Journals

Display copies of books and complimentary copies of journals are available on site. SIAM books are available at a discounted price during the conference. If a SIAM books representative is not available, completed order forms and payment (credit cards are preferred) may be taken to the SIAM registration desk.

Transportation

By Air

SIAM has selected 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 Conference on Computational Science & Engineering.  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 , Orbitz, and Travelocity are just a few.

Ground Transportation

Public Transportation from Airport

The Hilton offers a free shuttle at the Orange County Airport to the hotel. To catch the shuttle, please go to Ground Transportation and look for the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa Shuttle.

Taxis are available at the airport for transportation to the hotel.  Please visit the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa’s web site, and click on “Directions” to find local directions.  SIAM also suggests you contact the hotel directly for any information about sharing transportation.

By Train

Amtrak has rail stations in Irvine and Santa Ana.  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, or another similar web site.  SIAM highly recommends you contact the hotel directly at +1-714-540-7000  or visit their web site for driving directions. 

Visa Information

International attendees at conferences in the US may already be aware that there have been changes to the visa program for scientific visitors, which affect even people from visa waiver countries. The site http://www.nationalacademies.org/visas/, maintained by The National Academies, provides guidance on obtaining the necessary documents.

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