Columbia University in the City of New York

October 9-10, 2003



The conference is being held in the Computer Science Department facilities and the Maison Francais (the brick building next to Low Library and adjacent to St. Paul's Chapel) at Columbia University in the City of New York. Directions to Columbia and New York can be found here. There are also links to detailed maps of the campus environs.

For easy reference, here is a map of the New York City subway. The 1 & 9 lines are the easiest way to get to Columbia; connection is available from 42nd Street and 34th Street Penn Station. You'll need to purchase a Metrocard to ride the city bus and subway. Metrocard vending machines are found in all subway stations.


The Hotel for the conference is
The Mayflower Hotel
15 Central Part West
New York, NY, 10023

1 (212) 265-0060

The Mayflower hotel website

Sixty (60) single rooms and 15 double rooms have been blocked out for Oct 8, 9, 10, 11. Reservations must be made by September 8th, ask for OpenSig.

single room: $159/night
double room: $179/night


NYC and Columbia University can be reached via:

  • air (Newark Liberty, LaGuardia, JFK)
  • bus (M60 from LaGuardia)
  • car/taxi
  • subway (the 1&9 to 116th Street)

The Computer Science Department maintains a very detailed page of directions for getting to NYC and CU.

In addition, New York City has many fine hotel accomodations.