CCC 2013: Local Arrangements

Stanford, California, June 5-7th, 2013

Stanford University

Location and Dates | Program | Registration | Hotel and Travel Information | Getting Around | Administrivia

Location and Dates

CCC 2013 will be held from June 5th-7th, 2013 at the Li Ka Shing Conference Center, on the second floor of the Li Ka Shing building, on the campus of Stanford University.

View nearby hotels in a larger map

Note that the 2013 ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing (STOC) also takes place in Stanford, from June 1st to 4th. Note, though, that STOC is at a different site in Palo Alto.


The official program for the conference contains the schedule of talks and times for the business meeting and rump session.


For those attending the conference, please use the registration server to register for the conference. The registration fees are below, in US dollars. Lunches are included in the fee.

The early registration deadline is May 3 May 10.

To qualify for the member rate, you must be a SIGACT member ($7 per year for students), IEEE member ($32 per year for students), or EATCS member (30 euros for two years).

Registration Fees
On or before May 10May 11 or later
Student member$220$280
Student non-member$280$350
Non-student member$420$520
Non-student non-member$520$640

Hotel and Travel Information

General information on nearby airports and ground transportation can be found here.

Hotel and Ride Sharing: For those willing to share a hotel room and/or rides from/to the airport, we have created a google doc where you can post your information and look for others to contact. Send an email to Jeff Kinne for the link.

Hotels: Here are a few nearby hotels. Prices can vary greatly from one to another. When booking your hotel, ask for the Stanford rate, which gives a discount that varies from hotel to hotel (generally about 20% off). The cheapest from among these is Hotel California, at around $100/night.

The map above actually shows the hotel locations relative to the conference site (when you view the larger map).

Other Hotels: See here for more information on lodging in the area (including a few slightly cheaper hotels).

Student Travel Grants: In order to defray the costs of attending the conference, some travel awards will be available for students. See the application form and instructions for details. The deadline for applying is April 16. The deadline for applying has passed.

Visas: A visa to the US may be needed for attending the conference, e.g., for citizens of China, India, and Russia. This website has the exact rules. If a visa is needed, please get in touch with your local US consulate as soon as possible; the whole process may take several months. Feel free to contact the conference organizers if you need a letter to obtain your visa.

Getting Around

Campus Shuttles (a.k.a. Marguerite)

Marguerite is Stanford's free campus shuttle, which you can use to travel to and from the conference site.
Several of the hotels are close to a shuttle stop. You may want to inquire about the proximity of shuttles when booking your room (some hotels also have their own shuttles).

  • Lines that run near Li Ka Shing include the C line, the X and Y line, the SLAC line, the N and O lines, the SE line, the MC line, and the V line.
  • The O line picks you up at the parking lot of the Caltrain station (on the South side of the station, the side closer to the Sheraton hotel and to El Camino) and stops in front of the Li Ka Shing center. The lines N and SE also follow that route, but only run in the afternoon and evening. The O line leaves every 5-10 minutes.
  • Full shuttle maps and schedules
  • Live map of active shuttles


If you drive, and you have registered to the conference, go to the Parking Structure 5 (see directions to the parking structure (pdf)). On Wednesday morning, there will be an attendant that knows about the Complexity Conference and will give you a parking permit to park in "E" parking spaces, reserved for special events. You can also use the permit to park in "P" spaces. At the registration desk, we will have more parking permits for subsequent days. Each permit is valid for one whole day.

Other parking structures that are close to Li Ka Shing are the Parking Structure 1 at the corner of Campus Drive and Roth Drive, and the Parking Structure 2 on Panama street, a block away from Panama and Campus Drive (which is where Li Ka Shing is). Both Parking Structures have "P" parking on the bottom floors, which costs $1.5 per hour until 4pm. Parking in "P" spaces is free with the permit.

After 4pm, parking is free in all visitor parking lots, and also in the faculty and staff parking lots marked "A" or "C". This means that when you come back after dinner for the business meeting on Thursday, you can park at the outdoor parking lot at Campus Drive and Panama, which is across the street from Li Ka Shing. Before 4pm, however, you cannot park your car in "C" or "A" areas.

There is more info here

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and lunch are provided for those who have registered. There is comfortable space to chat and work outside the conference room. If you want to take some time off and go to a coffee shop, try the Cool Cafe (actual name) at the Cantor Arts Center, on Roth and Lomita, or Bytes Cafe in the Electrical Engineering building (on Serra Mall, three blocks West of Li Ka Shing) or Coupa Cafe in the Huang Engineering center. All three places serve lunch. Another lunch option (but the provided lunches are supposed to be very good, so this is purely theoretical) is the Thai Cafe in the basement of the Math Building (you can find it on google maps).

More information on Stanford and Palo Alto:


Local Arrangements Committee


The conference is sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee for Mathematical Foundations of Computing in cooperation with the ACM Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory (SIGACT) and the European Association of Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS).


If you have any questions, please e-mail Jeff Kinne, the publicity chair.

[Last modified 18 Jun 2014 ]