Conference center

While you may stay anywhere during the conference, we have reserved a block of rooms at the Conference Centre (where the workshop will take place) located on Ron Eydt Village here on the University of Waterloo campus.

The Conference Centre is located in Ron Eydt Village with a selection of single and double rooms. Each floor consists of 24 rooms with 2 large washrooms per floor (1 male and 1 female) along with a common lounge for after-hours networking. Guests are welcome to use the weight room, TV lounge, internet cafe, and games area located in the building. Rooms do not have air conditioning, though typically in June temperatures are mild (average high is 23° C/73° F) and A/C is not needed. Complimentary parking in lots "S" and "V" are available for guests staying at the Conference center.

The room rates are as follows:
  • $32.00/night per person for a Double Room plus applicable taxes
  • $45.75/night for a Single Room plus applicable taxes
  • $91.00/night for a Suite plus applicable taxes
These rates include daily housekeeping of the common areas. On campus wireless internet access will be provided free of charge for all conference attendees. Reservations can be made by registering online at or by calling Reservations line directly at 1-800-565-5410. Helpful tips:
  • Type "MIP 2011" in Conference/Group Name to ensure conference rate.
  • If booking a double room, a roommate's name must be entered.
  • Guests must provide a Visa, MasterCard, or AMEX to guarantee reservations.

Other options


The following map has the conference venue, the above listed accomodation options and a few food locations nearby. For the complete listing of on campus food locations and hours of operations, see the UW food services website.

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Program committee

Shabbir Ahmed
Ricardo Fukasawa
(University of Waterloo)
Ted Ralphs
(Lehigh University)
Juan-Pablo Vielma
(University of Pittsburgh)
Giacomo Zambelli
(London School of Economics)


Local committee

Samir Elhedhli
(University of Waterloo)
Ricardo Fukasawa
(University of Waterloo)