Conference venue: University College Building

Local Information

(with thanks to Helmut Jurgensen)

University of Western Ontario

The University of Western Ontario, together with its affiliated colleges -- Brescia University College, Huron University College and King's University College -- has about 35,000 students. Its faculties range from engineering to music, from law to dentistry, from visual arts to science.

The Department of Computer Science, founded in 1964/65, is the first computer science department in Canada. The department is located in Middlesex College, which it shares with the Department of Mathematics, the Department of Applied Mathematics, and the Graduate Students' Club.

For getting around on the campus, use the campus map or the visitor parking map.

The conference will be held in the University College
(Conron Hall).

Conference Hall: Conron Hall

Lunch Venues on Campus

Place Building Schedule
Grad Club (Eatery and Pub) Middlesex College Mon-Fri 8 AM - 10 PM
CentreSpot Food Court University Community Centre, Main floor Mon-Fri 11:15 AM - 2 PM
The Wave (Restaurant) University Community Centre, Second floor Mon-Fri 11 AM - 2 PM
The Spoke (Eatery and Pub) University Community Centre, Main floor Mon-Fri 11 AM - 2 PM
Einstein's Coffee Shop Natural Sciences Centre Mon-Thurs 7:30 AM - 4 PM Fri 7:30 AM - 3 PM
Natural Sciences - Tim Hortons Coffee Shop Natural Sciences Centre Mon-Fri 7:30 AM - 3 PM
CentreSpot - Tim Hortons Coffee Shop University Community Centre, Main floor Mon-Thurs 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM Fri 7:00 AM - 5 PM
Ivey Eatery Ivey Business School Mon-Fri 11 AM - 3:15 PM
Ivey Starbucks Ivey Business School Mon-Fri 7:30 AM - 1 PM

The coffee shops also have some eatables such as sandwiches, pastries, cookies, donuts etc. along with beverages.

For detailed menus of the restaurants, you may visit their respective websites by clicking here: Grad Club, The Wave, The Spoke.

London, Ontario

London is located at about 43 degrees north and 81 degrees west, that is, only slightly north of Rome in Italy. Summers tend to be quite warm; winters are moderately cold. You should not expect to be skiing or to find igloos in southwestern Ontario in July; instead, temperatures above 30° C/86° F, are quite normal. The daily weather report is available from

London is the home of many branches of industry, The University of Western Ontario, Fanshawe College and many arts institutions. Located in the centre of southwestern Ontario, London is a good starting point for excursions.

London's centre is at the crossing of Dundas and Richmond streets. From there it is only a few steps to Victoria Park, to the Grand Theatre, to City Hall, the old Court House, the Art Gallery, the forks of the Thames. Most buses will stop at this corner.

Museum London

Thames River
St. Paul's Cathedral
Thames River

Items that might be of interest include:

The bus service in London is operated by the London Transit Commission (LTC). The bus fare is currently 2.75$. One enters the bus at the driver's door and puts the exact amount into a box. The driver will not have change and will not sell tickets. If you need to change to another bus you should ask the driver for a transfer when you get on the first bus. You will need to show the transfer to the driver of the next bus etc. Transfers are valid for 90 minutes and can be used for trips in any direction including return trips (transfer rules).

There are also bus tickets which can be bought at certain stores. They are sold in multiples of 5 tickets at 9.50$. You would put the ticket instead of the money into the fare box. The procedure for changing buses is the same as above. Tickets are available at the LTC office at the corner of Dundas and Richmond streets and in hundreds of stores throughout the city. Typically, a so-called corner store or convenience store would sell LTC tickets.

Here are some general links concerning London:

Southwestern Ontario

Southwestern Ontario together with the Niagara peninsula is the southernmost part of Ontario, essentially the area bounded by Lake Ontario, the Niagara River, Lake Erie, the Detroit River and Lake Huron.

There are many popular tourist attractions in the area.

Places that might be of interest include the following:

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