Venue 会议地点

Crowne Plaza Hotel Parkview WUZHOU 北京五洲皇冠假日酒店

The conference will be held at Crowne Plaza Hotel Parkview WUZHOU, 8 North Si Huan Zhong Rd., Beijing, China. The Crowne Plaza is a luxury hotel located in the northern part of Beijing next to the International Convention Center and within walking distance of the Olympic Green, 25-minute from the International Airport. [Hotel website]. Booking rooms at the PLDI rate.

Directions 交通指南

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From Beijing Capital International Airport, 15mi (25km)

By taxi (120CNY). By airport shuttle (16CNY):

  • Take Line 5, get off at An Hui Qiao station.
  • The hotel is located at the west north corner of An Hui Qiao overpass.
  • Charge (one way): 16 CNY.

From Beijing Railway Station, 7.4mi (12km)

By taxi (30CNY). By subway (2CNY):

  • Take Line 2, get off at Yong He Gong station.
  • Transfer to Line 5, get off at Hui Xin Xi Jie Bei Kou station.
  • The hotel is 2000ft (600m) west at the west north corner of An Hui Qiao overpass.

Travel Grants 旅行资助

Students can receive a travel award to attend PLDI'12. There are several sources of funding, but all will be distributed through the SIGPLAN professional activities committee (PAC) awards system. The application form can be found at: PAC. A SIGPLAN PAC Award is funded by SIGPLAN and its industrial supporters for students who have a paper or poster at PLDI'12 or its co-located events. A PLDI'12 Travel Award, through the generous support of the National Science Foundation, funds other student travel with the goal of expanding the PLDI community. You do not need to have a paper at the conference to receive a PLDI'12 Travel Award. Students receiving these funds will be asked to share additional information with the NSF. SIGPLAN also has funds for:

  • child-care travel support
  • companion travel
  • long distance international travel

Budget 交通预算

This section provides information that can be useful to budget a trip to Beijing. Flights cost are often variable, to give an idea we have been tracking prices in 2011 from a couple of cities around the world. The lowest flight ticket price we can find are shown below. X-axis is the collection date and Y-axis is the price in US dollars. The ticket parameters are:

  • Roundtrip
  • Economy
  • 1 adult passenger
  • Arrival: Jun 8, 2011
  • Return: Jun 20, 2011
  • 3 day flexibility

Visas 签证信息

Please visit the Visa page.

Visiting Beijing 游览北京

Beijing, the capitol of China, is a city renowned for its glorious history and amazing culture. There is no capital in the world quite like Beijing because it has so many features of historical significance. Beijing has been China’s capital for over 800 years and is not only the country’s political center, but also the cultural, scientific and educational hub of the country. There is an unparalleled wealth of discovery to delight and intrigue travelers as they explore Beijing's ancient past and exciting modern development. Beijing has many great places where tourists get a unique perspective of what China has to offer to the world. From world famous attractions such as the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace to beautiful gardens and museums, Beijing tour has something for everyone.

Beijing Attractions

Some ideas for visits are on the touring Beijing page.

The Forbidden City
Seat of supreme power for over five centuries, the Forbidden City is a priceless testimony to Chinese civilization.

Tiananmen Square
Tian'anmen Square occupies an area of 49 hectares (122 acres), big enough to hold half a million people. It was named after the Tiananmen (literally, Gate of Heavenly Peace) which stands on its north side, separating it from the Forbidden City.

The Great Wall
The Great Wall is a series of stone and earthen fortifications, built, rebuilt, and maintained between the 6th century BC and the 16th century to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire from Xiongnu attacks.

The Summer Palace
UNESCO declared the Summer Palace an "outstanding expression of the creative art of Chinese landscape garden design, incorporating the works of humankind and nature in a harmonious whole."

Temple of Heaven
The dignified complex graphically illustrates a cosmogony of the civilization.

Ming Tombs
The Ming Dynasty Tombs are located some 50 kilometers due North of Beijing at a specially selected site. The site was chosen by the third Ming Dynasty emperor Yongle (1402-1424), who moved the capital from Nanjing to Beijing.

Lama Temple
Lama Temple is one of the most important Tibetan Buddhist monasteries. It houses a treasury of Buddhist art, including sculptured images of gods, demons and Buddhas, as well as Tibetan-style murals.

Because of its proximity to the Forbiddent City, this area was historically home to court officials and the city's elite. Some of their residence still stand.

Qianmen Dajie (Dashilan)
This has been a shopping strip for more than 500 years, and remains one of the most memorable experiences in the city.

This is the city's best-known shopping area. The street is always busy, mostly with pedestrians, but that's part of its charm.

The Liulichang Street of Chinese Culture is a 750 meter long collection of all kinds of Calligraphy, art, antiques and paintings that China has to offer.

Quan Ju De
Probably the best-known of all the Peking Duck restaurants.

The Capital Museum
With its striking modern architecture and impressive variety of exhibits, the Capital Museum has staked its claim as the best museum in Beijing.

Bird's Nest
The twig-like structural elements and the bowl-shaped roof are the masterpiece of the project.

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