Registration and Housing Information for

Random-Approx'99 Conference

August 9-11, 1999

Soda Hall 306

Computer Science Department

University of California, Berkeley


The meeting will be held at the Computer Science Department, University of California, Berkeley
(Soda Hall) August 9-11, 1999. Registration will take place Monday, August 9 at the Soda Hall from 12:00 pm.


Please complete all information on the Registration and Housing form
and return it by mail or fax before June 30, 1999.
Because of current accounting procedures, we are unable to accept registration via the Web at this time.
Please print the registration form and mail or fax it to the conference coordinator. You may make one payment for both registration and  housing fees. The registration fee of  regular  or student, covers entrance to all sessions, a copy of the conference proceedings, the banquet, on Tuesday evening  coffee breaks and conference costs. The early  registration fee is $200 and the early student fee is $170.
After June 30,  regular  fees of $280 and $250 for students apply.


Please check  HOTELS section !!!!!!

Housing for the Conference has been arranged at the Residence Hall Unit 1 of the University of California, Berkeley. The number of rooms is LIMITED and will be reserved on a first in basis.
The suites have two bedrooms which share a common living
area and bathroom. Each bedroom may be booked for either single or double occupancy. Each bedroom has two twin-sized
beds, two desks and two chests of drawers. All rooms may be booked for either single or double occupancy. If requesting
double occupancy, please indicate the name of the person with whom you wish to share (each roommate should indicate). If
no choice is given a roommate will be assigned for you.
Accommodations are sold as a package which includes 3 nights of housing (Sunday, Monday and Tuesday ), 3 breakfasts (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday), 2 dinners (Sunday, Monday) and 3 lunches (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday). Package begins with dinner on Sunday, August 8 and ends with lunch on Wednesday, August 11.  No refunds can be made for late arrival or early departure. Rates are on a per person basis: $200.00 for single Occupancyand $170.00 for Double Occupancy Suite.
The meals will be served at the Residence Hall Unit 1.


Accommodations fees at the Berkeley campus are sold as the package described above. No refunds can be made for late arrival or early departure.  Guests who will be arriving early the conference
dates may make individual reservations at the Summer Visitor Housing. which is independent of
this conference. reservations may be made by calling their office at (510) 642 5925 or through
their web site ( by cliking on "Conferences Services" and
then on "Summer Visitor Housing". For late departures,  please contact
Jose Rolim (  We also suggest a reservation in one of the
hotels listed below; in particular  the Hotel Durant, which is located next to the Unit 1
Residence Hall complex.


Participants may also make reservations at local hotels. Some of the hotels listed below have special rates for UC Berkeley visitors.

Hotel Durant- next to Residence Hall Unit 1 -  (800-2DURANT and 510-845-8981)
Berkeley Marina Radisson, 200 Marina Blvd., Berkeley (510-548-7920)
Claremont Resort Hotel & Tennis Club, 41 Tunnel Road, Oakland (510-843-3000)
Holiday Inn-Bay Bridge, 1800 Powell Street, Emeryville (510-658-9300)
Shattuck Hotel, 2086 Allston Way, Berkeley (510-845-7300)


Transportation from both San Francisco International Airport and Oakland International Airport is available through local shuttle services.
Advance reservations are recommended and may be made by phoning or faxing the service providers listed below.
Rates given are currently in effect and may change before the conference.

Bay Porter Express
Phone: (415) 467-1800    Fax: (415) 467-8783
$16.00 per person each way from San Francisco Airport
$16.00 per person each way from Oakland Airport

Taxi Service
$60.00 (average) for 1-5 persons to Berkeley/Oakland from San Francisco Airport
$45.00 (average) for 1-5 persons to Berkeley/Oakland from Oakland Airport

Click here for directions to Berkeley and Maps.


In August, the weather is usually in the low 70's Fahrenheit during the day and will drop 10oF in the evenings. Fog is
common in the evening and early mornings.. Comfortable clothing is suggested, and you should bring a sweater or light
jacket. Walking shoes are essential. San Francisco is usually windy and about 5oF cooler than Berkeley.


Emergency medical situations can be handled at nearby hospitals. However, these services will be charged to the individual
and it is recommended that foreign visitors investigate the possibility of obtaining medical insurance prior to arrival in the
United States.


For information on registration, housing or logistics contact:

Jose Rolim
University of Geneva
24 rue General Dufour
1204 Geneva
fax: + 41 22 705 7780