MMSP 2018

IEEE 20th International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing

August 29-31 2018, Vancouver, Canada

The deadline for regular and special session papers has been extended to April 25

Accommodation

Visa information

Depending on where you live, and the reason for your visit, you will need to meet certain entry requirements. In some cases, if you plan to stay in Canada for a certain period of time, you will need a Temporary Resident Visa. Here you can find out if you need a visa.

Hotels

Hotels in downtown Vancouver

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SFU Private Residence Rooms

Find more info about SFU Private Residence Rooms here. It is approximately 45 minutes bus ride from this residence to the conference site at downtown.

Airbnb

Find places to stay in Vancouver on Airbnb.

Vancouver Accessibility

Arriving by Air

If you're arriving by air, you'll most likely be flying into Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Located just 25 minutes from downtown, YVR is consistently rated one of the best airports in North America. There are more than a dozen international flights in and out of YVR every day, with 22 bound for the United States.

Getting to/from the Airport

Car

Many major car rental companies have desks at YVR, so hiring and returning your rental car is easy and convenient. Driving between downtown and the airport is straightforward and well sign-posted. From downtown, proceed south on Granville Street to West 72nd Avenue. Follow the road left onto SW Marine Drive and over the Arthur Laing Bridge. The bridge takes you to Grant McConachie Way, which leads directly to the airport terminal.

Taxi

If you’re taking a taxi from the airport to your hotel after arriving at YVR, use one of the taxi stands located on Level 2. Taxis operating from the airport are licensed, and will use a zoned fare rate that will depend on your destination.

Public Transit

The SkyTrain’s Canada Line provides rapid rail service linking YVR to downtown Vancouver and parts of Richmond. Trains leave the airport station approximately every seven minutes during most times of the day. There are 16 stops along the line, with downtown Vancouver stops including Yaletown, Vancouver City Centre and Waterfront—the terminus for the line

The trip from YVR to downtown Vancouver takes only 26 minutes on a two zone fare of $3.75, plus the $5.00 Canada Line YVR AddFare. The YVR AddFare is waived if you have a pre-purchased fare, e.g. a day pass, monthly pass or a Fare Saver ticket. Check the TransLink website for maps, schedules and fare information.

Arriving by Car

Highway 1, the Trans-Canada Highway, accesses Vancouver from points east. If planning a driving tour, allow 4 hours from Kelowna in the Okanagan Valley, 12 hours from Calgary, and five days from Montreal. If you’re arriving in Vancouver from Victoria or Vancouver Island, you’ll need to take your car on a BC Ferries vessel across the Strait of Georgia to the mainland. Vancouver is only three hours north of Seattle. Take the Interstate 5, which becomes Highway 99 at the United States-Canada border.

Arriving by Rail

Travel across Canada on VIA Rail’s transcontinental service running from Vancouver to Toronto, via Jasper, three times per week, year-round. Or take in the best of BC and Alberta with a Rocky Mountaineer two-day rail tour, offered from April through October. If you’re heading to Vancouver from the U.S., consider the Amtrak Cascades route between Eugene, Oregon and Vancouver, via Portland and Seattle.

Pacific Central Station is the terminus for both VIA Rail and Amtrak trains, and is located just east downtown Vancouver at Main and Terminal streets. Rocky Mountaineer trains operate out of their own facilities, with stations in East Vancouver (close to Pacific Central Station) and North Vancouver.

Important Dates

MAR1

Proposals for Special Sessions

03/01/2018trueAmerica/Los_AngelesProposals for Special SessionsSFU Segal building
MAR6

Notification of Acceptance for Special Session Proposals

03/06/2018trueAmerica/Los_AngelesNotification of Acceptance for Special Session ProposalsSFU Segal building
APR25

Submission of Regular and Special Session Papers

04/25/2018trueAmerica/Los_AngelesSubmission of Regular and Special Session PapersSFU Segal building
MAY30

Notification of Paper Acceptance

05/30/2018trueAmerica/Los_AngelesNotification of Paper AcceptanceSFU Segal building
JUN15

Camera-ready papers due

06/15/2018trueAmerica/Los_AngelesCamera-ready papers dueSFU Segal building
JUN22

Submission of Abstract and Demo Papers

06/22/2018trueAmerica/Los_AngelesSubmission of Abstract and Demo PapersSFU Segal building
AUG29

Workshop Start

08/29/2018 08:00 AMtrueAmerica/Los_AngelesWorkshop StartSFU Segal building