HCC'02 will take place at Arlington, VA, which is located in the Washington DC area. The conference hotel is the Hilton Arlington & Towers Hotel, only 6 miles or 9 driving minutes away from Washington National Airport.
|Hilton Arlington & Towers Hotel
950 North Stafford Street
Arlington, VA 22203
|Tel:||1-703-528-6000 (hotel switchboard)
1-800-455-8667 (toll free reservations)
Information on traveling directons etc. are available on the hotel web page and on this page.
The conference room rates are:
|Extra adults (over 2 in a room):||$ 20.-||each|
These rates do not include applicable taxes, which are currently 9.75%. The cut-off date for these rates is Monday, August 12, 2002. Please refer to "IEEE Computer Society HCC" when making a reservation. A one-night deposit, or credit card information, is required.
All conference events will take place on the Mezzanine level (2nd floor) of the Hilton, in the Gallery rooms.
You can either take a taxi to the Hilton for about $15, or you can take the Metro which is one of the world's most modern urban train systems - it is clean, safe, fully air conditioned, and a great way to get around town for very little money. Here's how to do it:
The Metro station in the airport is connected by walkways to Terminals B and C. You'll need to first purchase a fare card from one of the automatic machines in the station. The cost for the ride you want to take is $1.60 during peak travel times (before 9:30 AM and between 3:00-7:00 PM weekdays), $1.10 at off-peak times. EACH RIDER MUST HAVE HIS/HER OWN FARE CARD, which is used both to enter and leave the system, so be sure to retain it during your ride.
After you have your fare card and have gone through the entrance gate, take the escalator up to the platform where you can catch the BLUE line in the direction of Addison Road. You can tell which line a train is by looking at the large colored square on the front as it approaches the station; alternatively, read the last stop shown on the side of each car, or look at the illuminated sign on the platform (when available).
Be sure to take the BLUE line and not the YELLOW line by mistake, as both use the same platform! Take the BLUE line 5 stops to Rosslyn (if you are riding late in the evening, your train may skip Arlington Cemetery so it will only be 4 stops). At Rosslyn, DO NOT EXIT THE STATION; instead, GO DOWN to the lower platform, and take the ORANGE line in the direction of Vienna. Be sure to take the ORANGE line, otherwise you will end up back at the airport! Get off at Ballston, which is just 4 stops away. As you come up the escalator to the street, walk straight ahead through the doors into the Ballston Metro Center - this is really the Hilton hotel building, the lobby is in front of you on your right, through another set of doors which may be partially hidden behind the newspaper kiosk.
Total travel time on Metro will be 30-40 minutes.
A taxi from either of these more remote airports will cost $50 or more.
The less expensive way to go is with the Super Shuttle van service. You can check them out on the web at www.supershuttle.com; they also have a toll-free reservation number 1 (800) BLUE VAN (or 258 3826), but you do not need to make reservations in advance for service from the airports.
Upon arrival, collect your baggage and follow signs for ground transportation. The SuperShuttle boarding area at Dulles is located on the lower level at the cross-walk outside curb 2A or 2H; at Baltimore, you go to Pier C. The fare from Dulles to the Hilton is $22, from BWI it is $37.