Sydney, Australia  ·  7–13 July 2013

Getting to the university

The terminus for domestic and international flights to Sydney is Kingston Smith airport. Macquarie University is about 30km from the airport and can be reached from there by road or rail.

By train: Take the unique line from the airport to the city; change at Central to the Northern Line (platform 16), and take a train for Hornsby via Macquarie Park, disembarking at the Macquarie University stop. The fare is about $18.

By taxi: There are taxi ranks at each terminal; the fare to Macquarie University will be around $100.

By car: Sydney Airport is serviced by most major car rental firms; see here for more information.

Finding the conference

Here you will find a Google Map displaying relevant locations for the conference. In particular, you will see marked the location of the opening reception, which is due to take place on Sunday 7th July between 6pm and 8pm in the Department of Computing, which is on level 3 of building E6A. Head for the entrance at the north end of E6A; inside is a foyer area where there will be signs to direct you further.

If you do not make the opening reception, the conference talks commence on Monday 8th July at 9am, in the lecture theatre W5A T1, also marked on the map.

A map of the university campus can be found here.


We will be registering participants on three main occasions: (i) at the opening reception on Sunday evening; (ii) before talks start, 8.30am–9.00am Monday morning, in the foyer of W5A T1; (iii) in the first coffee break, 10.25am–10.55am Monday morning, again in the foyer of W5A T1. If you happen to arrive after Monday morning, please contact one of the organisers on your arrival, and we will see to your registration then.

Information for speakers

See the information page here.


July is the middle of winter in Sydney — the average daily temperature range is 9–16 degrees Celsius (50–60 degrees Fahrenheit); the average water temperature is 18°C. Whilst we will try our hardest to arrange balmy sunny days for the conference, it can on occasions be rather rainy and windy, so be sure to pack coats and umbrellas.

Getting around Sydney

Macquarie University is well-serviced by road, bus and train links. By far the easiest way of getting to and from the city is by train; a one-way trip is $5.00, and takes about 35 minutes. A weekly travel pass (MyMulti 2) allowing unlimited travel by bus, train or ferry within the greater Sydney area is $52 (though note that when using such a pass, embarking or disembarking at the airport incurs an additional $12 fee). For transport times and ticket information, see here.


All international participants will require a visa for their stay in Australia; details are available here.