ICSE 2009: ICSE09
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31st International Conference on Software Engineering, Vancouver, Canada, May 16-24, 2009.   Sign up for announcements!

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Information for
Potential Conference

Conference Hotel

The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
1601 Bayshore Drive
Vancouver, BC V6G 2V4

Phone: +1-604-682-3377
Fax: +1-604-687-3102
Email (for general questions): bayshore@westin.com

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Located in downtown Vancouver, The Westin Bayshore is tucked away in picturesque Coal Harbour and offers an unparalleled location with panoramic views of the coastline, mountains and historic Stanley Park. Please sign up for announcements for notifications by email.

Use the ICSE 09 group rate when you book your hotel reservation. Those interested in sharing a room might try the ICSE'09 Discussion Board.

If you are going to lodge at another location, please be aware that the conference events will take place inside the hotel.

The Hotel's Green Award

The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) has awarded the Westin Bayshore a 4 Green Key Rating.

CAPS Funds to Support Students Travel

The SIGSOFT CAPS program (Conference Attendance Program for Students) provides financial assistance to students to help defray costs of attending SIGSOFT-sponsored conferences and workshops. Please visit the CAPS web site for more information.


ICSE provides breakfast on all conference days (incl. pre- and post-conference) at 8:00 in the conference area. The Westin Bayshore Hotel does not provide (free) breakfast for their hotel guests.

Internet Access

ICSE provides internet access in the conference area. The Westin Bayshore Hotel provides free internet access in the guest rooms for ICSE hotel guests. Guests of the hotel can also access the wireless internet in the Lobby, Currents Restaurant, etc., if they sign into the hotel network via their room account.

Transportation From Airport to Hotel

Via Bus. The cheapest way from airport to hotel is via public bus.

  • Take bus route "424 AIRPORT STN" from Vancouver International Airport Level 1 to Airport Station.
  • Then get on bus route "98 BURRARD STN B-LINE" from Airport Station to Northbound Seymour St at W Georgia St.
  • Finally take a Westbound bus route (e.g., 240, 247, 250, 253, ...) from Westbound W Georgia St at Seymour St (or Grandville St) to Westbound W Georgia St at Cardero St.
  • (Or ask Google Map for a Public Transit proposal.)
The total trip takes about 40 min. The bus runs frequently (about every 8 minutes during peak hours). The fare is 3.75 CAD from start of service to 18:30 weekdays, or 2.50 CAD after 18:30 and on weekends. Drivers take exact Canadian fare only; bills are accepted, but change is not given. And there is nowhere to get change once you have left the arrivals terminal, so get change first! Keep your transfer ticket, as it is good for 90 minutes of travel on any public transit, from time of purchase.

Via Airporter/Taxi. If you don't mind spending the extra money, more convenient is the YVR Airporter (Schedule) (1-800-668-3141) which costs 13 CAD one way or 20 CAD return, and drops off at major hotels downtown. The airporter service runs only 8:00-22:00. The public transit option described above runs later than the airporter. A taxi ride downtown will cost about 25-30 CAD. All taxis that serve the airport are required to accept credit cards. The taxi ride is usually under 30 min. [WikiTravel]

Via Car. Consult Google Maps

Via Hotel Shuttle. The Westin Bayshore Hotel does not provide shuttle service between the airport and the hotel. The hotel shuttle bus only does a loop from the hotel to Robson Street and ends at Pacific Center. It is a shopping shuttle.

Other helpful directions and maps can be found here.

Hotel Floor Plan

The conference will span the first (lobby) and second floors of the hotel. The floor plans are provided below. If you would like more information about the rooms, please visit the hotel's floor plan page.

Help? Further information needed?

If you did not find what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact me
(Dirk Beyer, Location Arrangements Chair).