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DocEng 2007 Venue and Local Arrangements


Location.
DocEng 2007 will be held in the Engineering and Information Technology Complex, EITC, at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. The EITC building is numbered 28 and may be found in square F6 of the following map. EITC comprises three sub-buildings; DocEng will take place in the building labelled E2 which houses the department of Computer Science.

Transport to the University.
A special (free) bus service will be provided for DocEng delegates each morning and evening between downtown Winnipeg and the DocEng conference site at the University of Manitoba. On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, August 29, 30 and 31, this bus will depart from the Fort Garry hotel on Broadway at 7:30 a.m. On Thursday and Friday, the bus will return from the University to the Fort Garry hotel after the final conference session. On Wednesday the bus will leave from the University Club at 9:30 p.m. (21h30) after the evening banquet. The Fort Garry hotel is a short walk from most of the downtown hotels.


City of Winnipeg Transport.
To reach the University at other times, or if your hotel is not downtown, you are advised to consult the extensive Winnipeg transit site here. In particular, the no. 60 bus runs every 5-6 minutes between downtown and the University. The bus stops at the University are located very close to EITC, specifically where the lettering Dafoe Road appears on this map. A plan of central Winnipeg showing most hotels and all the downtown bus stops can be found here. The Winnipeg transit site allows you to plan other journeys easily. The cash fare is $2.00 for up to one hour -- if you need to take more than one bus, ask for a (free) "transfer".

Taxis.
A number of taxicab services are available; two of the largest are Unicity Taxi (204 925 3131) and Duffy's Taxi (204 925 0101). A taxi from downtown Winnipeg to the University of Manitoba will probably cost approximately $20.00

Use of Automobile.
Use of your own car to access the conference site is not recommended. Visitor parking on the University of Manitoba Campus is quite limited and tends to get full fairly early in the day. Public (visitor) parking includes some meters, an area controlled by a ticket dispenser, and a parkade, and may be found on the following parking map. Do not park in any reserved parking lot, and please note that the conference organizers cannot "fix" their own tickets, let alone those of visitors!

Registration Desk.
Delegates may register and pick up their conference materials from 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 29. Registration will take place in room EITC, Room E2-461; there will be signposts to guide the way. A continental breakfast will also be provided at 8:00 a.m. each morning at the conference site.

Working Session.
The Working Session on Document Engineering Education will be held in EITC Room E2-461 on Tuesday August 28. Registration will begin at 12:45 p.m. and the session will start at 13:00. Note that no bus service will be provided in connection with this meeting; see above for details of City of Winnipeg transit services to and from the University.

Weather.
Winnipeg weather is notoriously difficult to predict accurately. However, it appears that the weather for DocEng will be mostly very sunny but somewhat cooler than is normal for this time of year. Daytime highs will be about 20 deg. C (68 deg F) with overnight lows of around 8 deg. C (47 deg F). It should get somewhat warmer as the week progresses. Snow is not likely, and we will probably escape without a blizzard. Then again, this is Winnipeg, and one never knows...

Contacts.
In case of any last-minute problems or questions that may arise, delegates may send enquiries to this e-mail address. The telephone number is +1 204 474 8313