LICS 2009 and SAS 2009
Local Organization and Accommodation

Registration Website

The registration website is open; register now!

On the registration website, you can register for the conferences and workshops, sign up for lodging in DeNeve Plaza, sign up for a parking permit, pay for extra banquet tickets, and pay for extra copies of the proceedings. This pdf file lists the registration and accommodation fees. The fees are the full fees; they have no hidden extra cost. In particular, the fee for accommodation is indeed the full fee; there will be nothing like hotel tax, sales tax, or anything like that.

Conference Location

LICS 2009, SAS 2009, and all six co-located workshops will take place in Covel Commons on the UCLA campus. On this map, Covel Commons is the building near the red marker which has an oval shape facing the street called Charles E Young Dr W. The UCLA campus is in Westwood.


Typical Los Angeles weather in August.


Note: the sleeping rooms have sold out!

A change has happened that will increase the convenience: instead of checking in at DeNeve Plaza, check in at Sproul Hall, Sunset Village. On this map, Sproul Hall is the building immediately to the South of Covel Commons. The sleeping rooms are in Delta Terrace, Canyon Point, and Courtside, which are all adjacent to Covel Commons. The address is:

Sproul Hall, Sunset Village
350 DeNeve Drive
Los Angeles (Westwood), CA 90024
Phone at the Front Desk: 310-825-2075 (24-hours)
Manager: Ms. Sarah Quinn
Assistant Manager: Roxanna Jackson

Directions: tell the taxi or shuttle driver to take you to the Sproul Turnaround in the student housing area, in the Northwest part of the UCLA campus. The Sproul Turnaround is a circle driveway immediately in front of Sproul Hall. Most taxi and shuttle drivers know this area well.

We have reserved sleeping rooms in DeNeve Plaza on the UCLA campus. DeNeve Plaza is about 250 yards (less than 250 meters) from Covel Commons. On this map, start at the red marker, go north on Charles E Young Dr W about 600 ft (200 m), and find DeNeve Plaza on the left. Note: Google likes to call the building "Deneve Commons Bldg" while UCLA likes to call the same building "DeNeve Plaza"; they are one and the same building with two names!

You can reserve and pay for a room in DeNeve Plaza at the same time as you register for the conferences and workshops; use the registration website.

DeNeve Plaza features single or double occupancy rooms (two twin beds in each) with private baths. The rooms are all-air conditioned, nonsmoking, and equipped with alarm clocks, cable television (about 80 channels), daily maid service, bathroom amenities, and Internet access. Rooms accessible to people with disabilities are available. Guests who bring their own computer can access the Internet directly via the Ethernet port in the sleeping room.

Each room has a telephone that allows complimentary access to UCLA extensions and to local calls within a certain radius of UCLA campus. To make local and long distance calls, guests must use a telephone calling card. Telephone calling cards are available for sale at the front desk.

Attendees who stay in DeNeve Plaza will check-in at the DeNeve Plaza Front Desk. Check-in time is 4:00pm; every effort will be made to accommodate early arrivals. Check-out time is 11:00am. The front desk is open 24 hours a day.

UCLA campus recreation facilities are available for the attendees who stay in DeNeve Plaza. The room key allows admission on an individual basis into all recreational facilities. The John Wooden Center and the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center include swimming pools, weight rooms, tennis courts, racquetball courts, and handball courts.

The address is:

DeNeve Plaza
351 Charles E. Young Drive, West
Los Angeles, CA 90024-1314
Phone: 310-825-5451
Fax: 310-206-8779
Residence Hall Manager: Ms. Sarah Quinn
Residence Hall is open 24-hours

The DeNeve Plaza staff members don't take reservations or payments. You can reserve and pay for a room in DeNeve Plaza at the same time as you register for the conferences and workshops; use the registration website.

Hotels around UCLA

In case you don't want to stay in DeNeve Plaza on the UCLA campus, you might stay in a hotel nearby. Here are some suggestions:


Note: advance purchase is no longer possible; buy from the parking booths on campus.

Parking permits are required at all times for all vehicles parked on the UCLA campus. The conference attendees will be given priority assignment to the closest parking structure: the parking garage is located adjacent to DeNeve Plaza. You can buy parking permits in advance or you can buy parking permits from the parking booths on campus; in both cases the price is $9 per day.

Information for those who buy parking permits in advance: if you are staying in DeNeve Plaza, then you will receive your parking permits when you check in at the front desk of DeNeve Plaza. If you are staying somewhere else, then you will receive your parking permits when you sign in to the workshop Sunday morning (or later). Either way, park right outside DeNeve Plaza, get your parking permit, and then park in the DeNeve parking garage, most of which is underground.


Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), 1 World Way, Los Angeles, CA 90045; the main airport in Los Angeles; 15 miles from the conference site (35-40 minutes drive).

Ground transportation from LAX: The FlyAway bus goes to three different places: Westwood (which is where UCLA and SPIN is located), Union Station (which is in downtown Los Angeles), and Van Nuys (which is well northwest of UCLA). If you find yourself at Union Station or Van Nuys, you might either go back to LAX (and then to Westwood!), or take a taxi to UCLA.

Prime Time Shuttle and SuperShuttle are competing alternatives that provide similar services. The shuttle buses are parked outside the airport terminals; one simply catches one, and then share the ride with several people to their individual destinations. Prime Time Shuttle and SuperShuttle tend to be cheaper than taxis but you have to sit in a van with other people that get dropped off in places on the way.

For Prime Time Shuttle, SuperShuttle, or taxi, simply give the drive the address of DeNeve Plaza above. Tell them you are going to UCLA housing at DeNeve Plaza and they will know where to go. Prime Time Shuttle, SuperShuttle, and taxi will take you to the door of DeNeve Plaza, while the FlyAway bus will let you off at a stop about 0.7 miles (1 km) from DeNeve Plaza. A taxi is likely to cost about $60 one-way.

Car rental comparison shopping: orbitz. Some major car rental agencies: Ace, Advantage Rent a Car, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar Car Rental, Enterprise, Fox, Hertz, National, Payless, Thrifty Car Rental.

Public transportation: LA Metro (MTA).

Restaurants in Westwood

Movie Premieres in Westwood

The Village theatre (formerly the Fox Theatre).

Some Addresses and Distances

Suggestions or comments? Please contact Jens Palsberg (