Workshop on Enabling Data-Intensive Computing: from Systems to Applications


July 30-31, 2009

Pittsburgh, PA



Additional Hotels Close to the University of Pittsburgh



   A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Hotel (at university center, Oakland) for the nights of July 29, 30 and 31 for the special price of $121 per night. Please reserve your room by June 29 to guarantee that special rate and use the block code DIC.











                 From the Airport to the University of Pittsburgh, Oakland Campus:


The drive takes 30-40 minutes depending on traffic. Taxicab is the most expensive and most convenient way to make the trip. (Yellow Taxi Cab: 412-321-8100, People’s Cab: 412-466-8300). The fare to Oakland is approximately $60. Cabs are generally freely available and advance reservation is not  necessary.


Express Shuttle USA serves the Pittsburgh International Airport and the hotels in Oakland. The charge is about $25.00 one way or $43.00 round trip (you must mention that you will use round-trip service on your first trip to get the discounted, round trip rate). The depot is located behind the escalator near the luggage pick-up (US Airways) and car rental agencies. The Shuttle collects passengers once an hour until 9:00 p.m. Check with the depot when you arrive for the departure times. The shuttle will take you to the Holiday Inn, Oakland, and you should mention that is your destination.


28X Airport Express (Port Authority Transit bus) is very reliable and inexpensive. The bus runs each 20-30 minutes from the ground transportation area of the airport. The charge is $2.60. The driver does not carry change. The bus stops in Oakland at the Corner of Fifth Ave. and Bigelow Blvd, directly opposite the Cathedral of Learning, which houses the Center offices. It is a short walk from that stop to the Holiday Inn, Oakland. The driver does not assist with luggage.

 If you are arriving with substantial luggage and staying in private quarters rather than a hotel, we recommend that you take a taxi from the airport to your destination.



Holiday Inn



Hotel Front Desk: 1-412-6826200

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Quality Inn

3401 Boulevard of Allies, Oakland


Courtyard by Marriott

5308 Liberty Ave, Shadyside


Hampton Inn

3315 Hamlet St, Oakland


Marriott Residence Inn

3896 Bigelow Blvd, Oakland


Wyndham Garden Hotel

3454 Forbes Ave, Oakland


Shadyside Inn

5405 Fifth Ave, Shadyside