The conference will be held at Crowne Plaza Hotel Parkview WUZHOU, 8 North Si Huan Zhong Rd., Beijing, China. The Crowne Plaza is a luxury hotel located in the northern part of Beijing next to the International Convention Center and within walking distance of the Olympic Green, 25-minute from the International Airport. [Hotel website].
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From Beijing Capital International Airport, 15mi (25km)
By airport shuttle (16CNY):
- Take Line 5, get off at An Hui Qiao station.
- The hotel is located at the west north corner of An Hui Qiao overpass.
- Charge (one way): 16 CNY.
By taxi (120CNY)
From Beijing Railway Station, 7.4mi (12km)
By subway (2CNY):
- Take Line 2, get off at Yong He Gong station.
- Transfer to Line 5, get off at Hui Xin Xi Jie Bei Kou station.
- The hotel is 2000ft (600m) west at the west north corner of An Hui Qiao overpass.
By taxi (30CNY)
Students can receive a travel award to attend PLDI'12. There are several sources of funding, but all will be distributed through the SIGPLAN professional activities committee (PAC) awards system. The application form can be found at: PAC. A SIGPLAN PAC Award is funded by SIGPLAN and its industrial supporters for students who have a paper or poster at PLDI'12 or its co-located events. A PLDI'12 Travel Award, through the generous support of the National Science Foundation, funds other student travel with the goal of expanding the PLDI community. You do not need to have a paper at the conference to receive a PLDI'12 Travel Award. Students receiving these funds will be asked to share additional information with the NSF.
SIGPLAN also has funds for:
- child-care travel support
- companion travel
- long distance international travel
The details on these programs can also be found at the SIGPLAN PAC website.
This section provides information that can be useful to budget a trip to Beijing. Flights cost are often variable, to give an idea we have been tracking prices in 2011 from a couple of cities around the world. The lowest flight ticket price we can find are shown below. X-axis is the collection date and Y-axis is the price in US dollars. The ticket parameters are:
- 1 adult passenger
- Arrival: Jun 8, 2011
- Return: Jun 20, 2011
- 3 day flexibility
Please remember that you'll need to get a visa well in advance of your trip. Make sure that you apply at the Chinese Embassy/Consulate in your country, no later than four weeks before your departure. There are two types of visas:
- Tourist Visa (L Visa): The simplest way is to apply for a tourist ("L") visa, which gives you enough time to attend the conference and participate in pre/post conference activities. Most attendees should get a Tourist Visa. Please contact the Embassy or Consulate in your region for instructions. An official invitation letter is NOT required. The regular processing time is 4-5 working days. Please plan ahead to allow enough time for visa processing.
- Business Visa (F Visa): If you have a problem on obtaining a tourist visa, you will need an official invitation letter to apply for a business visa. This letter will be sent to you upon request.
- Visa Application form available from the Chinese Embassy website
- Visa application procedure and form download in the U.S.
- List of Chinese Embassies and Consulates around the world
- Unofficial overview of Chinese Visa requirements
Professional Visa Services
For US citizens China Visa Service Center, VisaRite and Atlas Services will take care of the application process. For British citizens Thames Consular provides a similar service. The conference organizers do not endorse any particular visa service.
Beijing, the capitol of China, is a city renowned for its glorious history and amazing culture. There is no capital in the world quite like Beijing because it has so many features of historical significance. Beijing has been China’s capital for over 800 years and is not only the country’s political center, but also the cultural, scientific and educational hub of the country. There is an unparalleled wealth of discovery to delight and intrigue travelers as they explore Beijing's ancient past and exciting modern development. Beijing has many great places where tourists get a unique perspective of what China has to offer to the world. From world famous attractions such as the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace to beautiful gardens and museums, Beijing tour has something for everyone.
The Forbidden City
The Great Wall
The Summer Palace
Temple of Heaven
Qianmen Dajie (Dashilan)
Quan Ju De
The Capital Museum