Cartel 2001 Logistics

Network Access

Let's get right to the most important issue: wireless network access will be provided. Wired connections (10baseT) should also be available. For either type of connection, advanced registration of network cards will be necessary, so send your machine's MAC address to Joseph Jackson < jackson@CMU.EDU>.

We will also be able to loan Lucent WaveLAN cards for use during the meeting. We will pre-register the cards on our network, but you'll have to install the drivers ahead of time. Mac OS 9 users can download the software from the AirPort web page. Version 1.3 is not compatible with Lucent cards, so be sure to download 1.3.1 or later. Windows users can go to the "Software" section of the ORiNOCO web site to download drivers.

Meeting Location

The School of Computer Science has graciously offered us a room in Newell-Simon Hall for the meeting. We will be in NSH 3305 for all of the meeting except for lunch on some of the days. Check out the official campus map for the location of this brand new building. (Note that the map doesn't orient North at the top of the page since that would be too obvious.)


A continental breakfast and lunch will be served all three days. We're planning two evening events for Thursday and Friday that will include dinner. If you have any dietary resrictions, please send mail to Joseph Jackson < jackson@CMU.EDU> with the details.

Social Events

We'll have social events on both Wednesday and Thursday evenings, beginning with dinner. We expect to provide transportation to and from both events. IBM Pittsburgh Labs (the former Transarc Corporation) is sponsoring one of the events, so we owe them a big thanks!

Wednesday: Gateway Clipper Cruise

It wouldn't be a Cartel meeting without a dinner cruise! We continue the tradition of the past three years with a private cruise on the three rivers aboard Gateway Clipper's Keystone Belle. The menu includes roasted chicken, baked ham, and pasta shells florentine. A cash bar will be available. We board at 5:30 pm and sail from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm.

Thursday: Dave & Busters

Dave & Buster's is an arcade geared towards grown-ups combined with a very good restaurant. We've reserved a room with a few pool tables and shuffleboard tables. They also have an extensive arcade with a variety of multi- and single-player games. Dinner will be their "Fiesta Buffet", featuring beef or chicken fajitas and tacos. A cash bar will be available. Our reservation is from 6:30 pm until 9:30 pm.

Local Transportation

There are a few options for getting between the airport and hotel.

For getting from the hotel to campus and back again, the hotel will provide shuttle service. For the evening events, we will arrange for transportation.


A block of 30 rooms are contracted for the Cartel meeting in the Holiday Inn just a few minutes away from campus.
The Holiday Inn at University Center
100 Lytton Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone Numbers: 1-800-864-8287 or 412-682-6200 (Reservations Dept.)
Dates: July 10, 11, 12 and 13, 2001
For a map and other hotel information, see the hotel web page.
Joseph Jackson
Last modified: Fri Jul 6 11:50:16 EDT 2001