TPC Meeting Logistics

The INFOCOM 2015 TPC meeting will be held on November 8, 2014, Saturday, in Philadelphia, PA, on the Temple University campus.

Schedule for the TPC meeting on November 8

TPC Breakfast at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown hotel, 1201 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107: 8 a.m. — 9 a.m.

Opening Plenary Session at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown hotel: 9 a.m. — 9:45 a.m.

Breakout discussion meetings on the Temple University Center City Campus, 1515 Market Street, Philadelphia PA 19102: 10 a.m. — 5 p.m.

TPC Lunch: boxed lunch will be available at 12 noon — 1 p.m. at the Temple University Center City Campus

TPC Dinner: Joy Tsin Lau Chinese Restaurant, 1026 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, starting at 6 p.m.

Directions from the Marriott Downtown hotel to the Temple University Center City Campus

Please make use of this map to get to TUCC from the hotel. TUCC will be within walking distance from the hotel. Please bring your ID to enter TUCC, e.g. drivers license, passport, etc.

Wireless Access on the Temple University Campus

To obtain temporary guest 1-day access, your username is your 10 digit cell phone number. Your password is obtained as follows:

On your laptop or phone, close all browsers. Connect to wireless network tuguestwireless. Open a browser and register. Your password is received as a text message on your cell phone.

Room assignments at the Temple University Center City Campus

Administration/Lunch location: Room 320

Breakout rooms for discussions:

3rd floor: 303, 305, 306, 307, 308, 314, 315, 316, 321, 322, 323, 325

4th floor: 414, 415, 416, 417

6th floor: 601, 610, 617, 619, 625

See the 3rd floor map and the 4th floor map for more details on the location of the rooms. All rooms have either a podium or mobile cart with PC. All the rooms have access to the Internet, and have an LCD projector, whiteboards, markers and dry erasers. Additional room for organizers to rest and make phone calls: Room 400. Facilities for last minute printing requirements may be arranged.

Parking and other transportation information

See this map for more details on the local transportation and parking options. The parking rate at 1500 Market Street should be $6 USD on Saturdays.

Indicating Your Attendance on EDAS

As a TPC member of INFOCOM 2015, you are strongly encouraged to attend the in-person TPC meeting in order to put together a high-quality technical program. We expect to have a more focused set of papers to be discussed at the TPC meeting with a higher acceptance probability (almost 30-40%), compared to the overall conference acceptance rate of about 18-20%. We expect to have groups discussing about 20-30 papers each, which will give an average of 15 minutes for each paper (Note: these numbers are tentative at this stage and we will know better by October 30, 2014).

Please make sure that you indicate your plan on whether you will be attending the TPC meeting on EDAS, using the link in the email message you received. (You can also log into EDAS, click on “My TPC” tab, and then click on the “TPC meeting” icon in the INFOCOM 2015 row.) Area Chairs are required to attend the meeting and to lead the discussions.

Hotel Accommodations

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

A Group Room Block has been in place for November 7, Friday, and November 8, Saturday. The room rate is $159 per night plus 15.5% sales tax. The rate is available 3 days before and 3 days after subject to availability.

Please make your reservation before 17:00 EDT, October 24, Friday.

To reserve on-line: visit this website.

To reserve by phone, please call +1 (800) 228–9290 in the US or +1 (215) 625-2900 from international locations.

TPC meeting local arrangement chairs: Professor Chiu C. Tan and Jie Wu, Department of Computer and Information Science, Temple University