From WG 2.11
Jump to: navigation, search

IFIP Working Group 2.11, Twelfth Meeting

WG member photo

June 3-6, 2013, Minneapolis, USA

A map of campus with a few (poorly drawn) additions of interest to us can be found here.


After flying into Minneapolis-St. Paul airport it is easy to get to the university and the hotel. The easiest, and most expensive, is to take a taxi. This is usually around $25-$30. If you want to share a taxi ride, add your name and time of arrival in the space at the bottom of this page.

Another easy and less expensive way is to use public transportation. The light rail transit system will take you from the airport to downtown Minneapolis where you can take a city bus to campus.

  • From baggage claim follow the signs to the LRT. This involves a 30 second tram ride to the station where you will need to purchase a ticket before boarding the train. This ticket is also good for the city bus.
  • Go down the escalators and board any train going north. They all go to Minneapolis and signs make it clear which side the trains will be on.
  • Ride to the "Downtown East / Metrodome" stop. Stops are announced on the train and there are maps on the train as well. You'll see the Metrodome one your left.
  • The bus stop is just a few feet away. Follow some fellow passengers as most will be going there. It is just by the rail line at the very end of the platform as your exit the train and walk to your right. Do not cross the street, busing heading in the wrong direction leave from across the street.
  • Your ticket is good on the bus, just show it to the bus driver and he or she will tell you have to run the ticket through the ticket reading device. There is typically a place for luggage at the front of the bus right as your enter.
  • Get on a bus numbered 16 or 50. They will make two stops before crossing the Mississippi river. You can exit the bus at any of the next few stops. These stops are the yellow circles in the campus map. The buses only stop at designated stops and only when the yellow cord has been pulled to request a stop. If you get off of the bus on University Avenue (the one with 3 stops shown) and are unsure where exactly you are you can orient yourself by walking in the same direction as traffic until you see the large stadium on your left. Just turn left at any cross street, following the map to the hotel. (A number 3 bus will take you to the circled stop that is not on University Avenue, but will not go to the stops on University Ave.)
  • The hotel reportedly offers a free shuttle to anywhere within 5 miles of the hotel. So they will come pick you up at the Metrodome station if you prefer to avoid the city bus. They will also drop you off there on your way home - this make for a simple and cheap way to get back to the airport.

Around campus

A map of campus with a few (poorly drawn) additions of interest to us can be found above.

  • The hotel is incorrectly labeled on this map as "University Hotel". You will see it in yellow.
  • All meetings are in Coffman Union. This is also shown in yellow on the map. From the hotel just cross the street, turn right and you can't miss Coffman Union. We are meeting in the Dale Shepard room on the 4th floor. Take either elevator to the fourth floor, turn left and walk to the end of the hallway to find this room. The route is highlighted on the map.
  • Bus stops are shown as yellow circles on the map. The shortest walking routes are highlighted.


The meeting will be held at University of Minnesota in USA, June 3-6, hosted by Eric Van Wyk. The meeting starts June 3rd in the morning, and ends with a lunch on June 6th. (Note that the meeting was earlier announced as being a day longer, but was reduced in length to be June 3-6.)

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Commons Hotel. This is a private hotel that sits next to campus and is closest to the meeting. Follow this link to make reservations for our block of rooms. Kindly note that this is an external website (synxis.com). The actual web page of the hotel is http://www.commonshotel.com/.

Please book your room by April 2. That is the last date on which we can modify the number of reserved rooms in our contract. Once that happens there will be a few additional rooms that can be reserved in our block, but to be sure of getting a room it is best to book before April 2.

  • NEW: If you want to come a day early or stay a day late (and why not, there are plenty of nice things to do in Minneapolis and the snow will be melted by then...) then you should be able to book those rooms now. If the reservation system does not give you the pre-tax rate of $124 then let me know. It only means that the few rooms that they allocated for those extra nights have been booked, but we can easily get more. I just need to call the hotel to make it happen. -Eric, March 28.
  • Coming soon: detailed information about getting to the hotel from the airport. See above now.

Related events

GPCE 2013 submission deadline is June 14, a week after the meeting.

ICSE 2013 is located in San Francisco two weeks earlier, May 18-26.


Registration is open.

  • The registration web page is http://register.cce.umn.edu/Course.pl?sect_key=187328.
  • The cost of registration is $375.00 and covers meeting rooms, excursion, lunch, dinner, and coffee in the mornings and afternoons.
  • Payment is by credit card. Please contact Eric if you need to pay by some other means.
  • At one point the web page says that payment is in "US Dollars drawn on a US bank." Disregard this; it isn't true but it is unfortunately hard-coded into the registration system.

Please remember to either add yourself to the list of attendees or send an email to [Ulrik Schultz ]. If you are giving a talk, please either add your topic to the list below or email Ulrik.


Jacques Carette, Krzysztof Czarnecki (Tuesday), Ewen Denney, Martin Erwig (Monday, Tuesday), Bernd Fischer, Robert Glück, Mats Heimdahl, Atsushi Igarashi, Christian Kaestner, Oleg Kiselyov, Julia Lawall, Christian Lengauer, Jörg Liebig, Peter Mosses, Sanjai Rayadurgam, Derek Rayside, Laurent Réveillère, Morten Rhiger, Tiark Rompf, Ina Schaefer, Sven-Bodo Scholz, Ulrik Pagh Schultz, Chung-chieh Shan, Jeremy Siek, Satnam Singh, Tony Sloane, Yannis Smaragdakis, Mike Whalen, Eric Van Wyk.


If you are giving a talk, edit the wiki (members only), or email Ulrik the title and the abstract:


Discussion: Relationship GPCE/WG211, Christian Kaestner/GPCE steering committee

Overall schedule

The meeting is in the Coffman Union building, we are meeting in the Dale Shepard room on the 4th floor. Instructions on how to get there: see above.

Overall schedule including lunch and dinner arrangements (third revision):

Monday (8 talks)

  • 8.30-9.15: Welcome
  • 9.15-10.00: Talks (1)
  • 10.30-12.00: Talks (2)
  • Lunch in Campus Club
  • 13.30-15.00: Talks (2)
  • 15.30-17.00: Talks (2)
  • 18:25: meet in hotel lobby
  • 18:30: take taxis to dinner at Red Stagg Supper Club

Tuesday (6 talks, business meeting) (On Tuesday only we are meeting in room 303 Coffman Union (the same building as we meet on other days). This room is one floor below the regular one and is basically between the elevators.)

  • 8.30-10.00: Talks (2)
  • 10.30-12.00: Talks (2)
  • Lunch in Campus Club
  • 13.30-15.00: Talks (2)
  • 15-30-17.00: Business meeting
  • 18:25: meet in hotel lobby
  • 18:30: walk to dinner at Loring Pasta Bar. This is marked as "LBP" on the map linked to above.

Wednesday (3 talks, excursion)

  • 8.30-10.00: Talks (2)
  • 10.30-11.15: Talks (1)
  • Afternoon excursion:
    • 11:15: Drop bags at hotel, walk to the boat.
    • 11:50: Board the boat.
    • 12:00: Boat cruise and lunch
    • 13:30: Go to the Mill City Museum
    • 14:00: Mill City Museum
    • 16:00: Free time to explore the view from Guthrie Theater, walk across the Stone Arch bridge, explore the old mill ruins in the outdoor part of the Mill City Museum. (In nice weather this would be a nice relaxing time.)
    • 18:00: Head back to hotel, free time before dinner
  • 18:25: meet in hotel lobby to walk to dinner at Republic.
  • 18:30: Walk to dinner

Thursday (4 talks)

  • 8.30-10.00: Talks (2)
  • 10.30-12.00: Talks (2)
  • Lunch in Campus Club

Optional extra excursion: Visit to the Weisman modern art museum that is next door to where we are meeting (it is free). http://www.weisman.umn.edu/

Talk schedule: As announced on the mailing list, we plan to have a floating schedule where talks are scheduled dynamically as the meeting proceeds.

Sharing a taxi from the airport to the hotel

  • Add your name and time of arrival here if you are interested in sharing a taxi to the hotel.
  • Ulrik: arriving June 1st 12.45, inclined to train+bus but will share taxi if convenient
  • Chris: arriving June 2nd, 18:38 from Atlanta on DL1528, intentions as Ulrik.

Sharing a taxi from the university to the airport

  • Add your name and time of departure here if you are interested in sharing a taxi back to the airport.
  • Julia: dep June 6 15:45, inclined to shuttle+train but will share taxi if convenient