Conference Location & Accomodation

Conference Location
The ACM SIGMIS Computers and People Research 2017 (CPR 2017) Conference will be held in Bengaluru, India, 21-23 June 2017.
CPR 2017 will be hosted at the sprawling campus of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, Bengaluru, India. From a dusky town of seventies with mild weather and numerous lakes, Bengaluru has emerged as a leading global city of the twenty first century boasting modernity amidst tradition. The city is a unique blend of modernity and heritage which is reflected in its architecture, cuisine, and the way of life. Local attractions in Bengaluru include the Bengaluru Palace and the Fort of Tipu Sultan which tell the tales of changing thrones, deceit, wars, defeats, and victories of the Deccan Plateau. Later additions to the city, which enrich the existing beauty, include the High Court, St. Mary’s Basilica, Vidhana Soudha, and ISKCON Temple. Together with the neighboring cities of Kolar (67 km), Mysore (143 km), and Hampi, a UNESCO world heritage site (343 km), Bengaluru has retained the history and culture of the Vijayanagara empire (1336-1565 AD), which excelled in the Hindu temple architecture. Bengaluru does not only satisfy the appetite for built environment lovers but is also the nest of nature housing Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary and Bannerghatta Biological Park. Driving little further away from the hustle bustle of the main city, one can escape into the dense vegetation of Bandipur and enjoy elephant rides into the forest in search of big cats in the reserves of Bandipur, Mudumalai, and Masinagudi (approx. 235 km).

The Venue
The conference will be hosted on the iconic campus of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) (http://www.iimb.ernet.in). A 100-acre oasis in south Bengaluru, the Equis-accredited IIMB is a premier management Institute in India with many accolades to its credit. Located in India’s high technology capital, IIMB is in close proximity to some of the leading corporate houses in the country, ranging from information technology to consumer product companies, giving it the added advantage of integrating classroom knowledge with practical experience. Established in 1973, the institute has 150+ faculty members, including visiting and adjunct faculty, who are actively engaged in research, policy formulation, case writing and consulting. The conference facilities include a world-class auditorium and state-of-the-art break-out rooms for parallel sessions equipped with full audio-visual equipment and seamless Wi Fi. The verdant campus with its all-stone architecture, statuesque columns, and hidden open spaces creates a lasting impression on visitors and residents alike.

Conference Accommodation

ACCOMMODATIONS at IIMB
Limited accommodation on the IIMB campus is available at the Management Development Centre, popularly known as MDC and at the Executive Block (EB). Accommodation is available from 20th June, 2017 (afternoon) to 24th June, 2017 (morning).
The rooms at MDC are spacious and well furnished. The MDC is equipped with a state-of-the-art gymnasium. TV is available in the lounge. Other facilities include Wi-Fi, a health centre, laundry and ironing services, etc. All meals are served at the Main Dining Hall and there’s usually a buffet on offer. Alcohol is not served on campus.
The tariffs for the rooms at the MDC and at the Executive Block are as given below:

Accommodation Venue Room Rate (prices per day)
MDC Single occupancy 3,450 Indian Rupees
EB Individual rooms with shared toilets (non-AC) 1,750 Indian Rupees

*The above rates are inclusive of 15% service tax, standard breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the MDC dining hall. It does not include laundry, local travel, airport drop and pick-up and Telephone or fax charges; these have to be settled separately.

The allotment of rooms will be on a “first-come, first-served” basis. Hence participants who would like to book accommodation at IIMB, are encouraged to register early for the conference and subsequently send the accommodation request by email to ashay.saxena@iimb.ernet.in. Payment for the accommodation on the IIMB campus would be required to be made at the MDC Reception in person. Payment is accepted through all international credit / debit cards (except American Express & Diners Club cards). Use this IIMB Accomodation Request Form to fill out with your information.

ACCOMMODATIONS OUTSIDE IIMB
Those who would prefer to stay outside the IIMB campus may make their own arrangements. They will also have to make their own arrangements for commuting to and from the conference venue. Commuting options include hiring taxis (app based Uber or Ola cabs), auto rickshaws (three wheelers) etc., From hotels within one kilometre distance from IIMB, one can even walk to IIMB.

Some options for budget accommodation closer to the conference venue are:

Participants are requested to directly contact the respective hotel managers for booking their accommodation. The conference committee doesn’t endorse any particular hotel.

For those wishing to stay in the city centre, Bangalore has several hotels (suiting all budgets) and one can search any popular travel website like www.tripadvisor.in, www.expedia.co.in, www.makemytrip.com etc., and directly contact the hotels. IIMB is located approximately about 10 km from the city centre, and during off peak hours it takes about 30 minutes to commute from the city centre to IIMB. During peak hours (which is most of day after 8:30 a.m.) the commute time can go up to an hour.

We look forward to welcoming you to the beautiful campus of Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, to Bengaluru, the IT capital of the world, and to India to participate in the 2017 ACM SIGMIS CPR conference, and to enjoy what Bengaluru and India have to offer.