Welcome to the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2015)!
Themed Smart City & Smart World, ICC 2015 will host more than 2,500 industry professionals, scientists, academics and government officials attending presentations highlighting the entire range of global voice, data, image and multimedia technologies.
IEEE ICC 2015 will feature 1,600+ original paper presentations, 20 tutorials, 27 workshops, 7 keynotes, 1 executive forum, 17 industry panels and social events designed to further career opportunities and the in-depth understanding of the latest communications advancements worldwide.
The ExCel London Convention Center is located on the northern side of the Royal Victoria Dock in London Docklands, close to Canary Wharf and the London City Airport. IEEE ICC 2015 will take place on the West Side of the ExCel London Convention Centre.
The ExCel London Convention Center will host the conference registration, keynotes, exhibition, technical and interactive sessions, industry panels, workshops and tutorials, Welcome Reception, Awards Ceremony and all committee meetings. The conference banquet will be held at the Tower of London (Moat). Tickets are required for the Awards Ceremony and Banquet.
London utilizes an Oyster Card. The Oyster Cards are electronic smartcards that are available for purchase for travel on the Tube, DLR, London Overground and most National Rail services in London.
Registration for the conference will take place in the foyer area of the Boulevard/Level 0 of the London ExCel/ICC.
There will be a table near registration with various ribbons. Please stop by to see if there are any that pertain to you.
Sunday, 7 June // 16:00 – 18:00
Monday, 8 June // 08:00 – 19:00
Tuesday, 9 June // 08:00 – 17:00
Wednesday, 10 June // 08:00 – 17:00
Thursday, 11 June // 08:30 – 17:00
Friday, 12 June // 08:30 – 14:00
All attendees and accompanying guests must register and receive a conference badge in order to participate in conference activities.
Photo ID is required. Individuals are responsible for picking up their own registration packages.
No attendee will be allowed to pick up registration packages for their colleagues.
IEEE ICC 2015 EXHIBITION – Capital Hall, Level 0
Monday, 8 June //18:00 – 21:00 Welcome Reception & Exhibition
Tuesday, 9 June // 08:30 – 17:30
Wednesday, 10 June // 08:30 – 17:30
Thursday, 11 June // 08:30 – 18:30
Prize Drawings will be held during morning and afternoon networking coffee breaks.
NETWORKING COFFEE & TEA BREAKS – Capital Hall, Level 0
Monday, 8 June // 10:30 – 11:00 & 16:00 – 16:30
Tuesday, 9 June // 10:30 – 11:00 & 16:00 – 16:30
Wednesday, 10 June // 10:30 – 11:00 & 16:00 – 16:30
Thursday, 11 June //10:30 – 11:00 & 16:00 – 16:30
Friday, 12 June // 10:30 – 11:00 & 16:00 – 16:30
NEW at IEEE ICC 2015
You will have the opportunity to win a mini iPAD and high profile books from exhibiting publishers for attending sessions! You will receive a raffle ticket for each session (IF&E technical, Keynote, etc.) you attend. Tickets will be given at the end to those attending the entire session. The more sessions you attend the better chance you have of winning as well as learning more! Tickets will be drawn each day at the following times in the Exhibition Hall. You must be present to win!
Tuesday, 9 June at 16:05 during the coffee break
Wednesday, 10 June at 14:00 during lunch break
Thursday, 11 June at 14:00 during lunch break
Please be advised this is separate from the prize drawings held during the morning and afternoon coffee breaks in the Exhibition Hall.
There are other activities taking place in the Exhibition Hall are Interactive Sessions, Podium Presentations and Demos. Check the app for complete listings of these activities. Vendors will also provide a cash and carry service during the lunch breaks on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
IEEE ICC 2015 will offer free wireless access. The conference venue will be equipped with wireless access points.
The password will be e-mailed to you prior to the start of the conference.
SPEAKER READY ROOM
London Suite 5, Level 0 has been designated as the Speaker Ready Room.
The room is available Monday – Thursday, 07:00 – 17:00 for presenters to rehearse and prepare for their presentations.
STUDENT TRAVEL GRANTS
Student Travel Grant Recipients can pick up their certificates at the Registration Desk during registration hours.
Tutorial and Workshop Materials
Tutorial materials will be e-mailed to participants within 24 hours prior to the sessions and available for download.
Workshop materials will be provided upon entry into the workshop.
Local brochures will be available in the registration area. Additionally, maps and brochures are available at the concierge desk in the ExCel London on the Lower Boulevard Level.
Here are a few guidelines, although ultimately tips (or gratuities) are discretionary and depend on the quality of the service you receive. (http://www.visitlondon.com/traveller-information/essential-information/money/tipping)
The Business Centre at ExCel London is located along the Boulevard between Halls N4 & S4.
Welcome Reception / Exhibit Opening
Monday, 8 June // 18:30 – 21:00 // Capital Hall, Level 0
Opening & Keynote Session
Tuesday, 9 June // 11:00 – 13:00 // ICC Auditorium, Level 0
Tuesday, 9 June // 13:00 – 14:30 // Platinum Suite, Level 3
One ticket is included in a full registration. Tickets are available for purchase via the registration system at a cost of US$75 per person.
Keynote Session & CTO Forum
Wednesday, 10 June // 11:00 – 13:00 // ICC Auditorium/Level 0
Conference Banquet at Tower of London/Moat
Wednesday, 10 June // 19:00 – 22:30
One ticket is included in a full registration. Tickets are available for purchase via the registration system at a cost of US$200 per person
Guest will be transported by bus from ExCel London between 17:30 and 18:40. Buses will be available for the return starting at 22:45.
Keynote Session & Best Paper Awards
Thursday, 11 June // 11:00 – 13:00 // ICC Auditorium/Level 0
The preferred taxi service for hotels on the Excel Campus is London is Driving4you.
From Heathrow Airport, prices are fixed.
Terminal 5: £75 one way
Terminals 1 – 4: £70 one way
Phone number: +44.207 055 2127. You can also make a reservation online at: www.driving4you.co.uk.
From City Airport, prices range between £10 and £15.
Travel Times from the Airports to ExCeL London
London City Airport: 5 min (car or taxi); 15 min by DLR
Private Taxi approximately £20.00
Gatwick: 1 hour 15 min (car or taxi); 1 hour (public transport)
Private Taxi approximately £90.00
Stansted: 1 hour (car or taxi); 1 hour 10 min (public transport)
Private Taxi approximately £120.00
Heathrow: 1 hour 20 min (car or taxi); 1 hour 30 min (public transport)
Private Taxi approximately £95.00
Luton: 1 hour 20 min (car or taxi); 1 hour 40 min (public transport)
Private Taxi approximately £130.00
Public Transportation information to and from the Heathrow and Gatwick airports can be found at http://www.excel-london.co.uk/visiting-excel.
If you are using the trains (Tube and DLR), it is highly recommended that you travel to ExCel London using the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), leaving the train at Custom House station to access ExCel London and conference from the west entrance.
For Central London, visit: https://www.tfl.gov.uk/travel-information/visiting-london/getting-to-london/london-airports.
Shuttle Van Service
The Crowne Plaza Docklands is offering complimentary shuttle service to and from the Crowne Plaza to the Excel London (West entrance) during the following hours:
Sunday, 7 June // 16:00 – 17:30 (30 minute intervals)
Monday, 8 June // 08:00 – 18:30 (30 minute intervals)
Tuesday, 9 June // 08:00 – 17:00 (30 minute intervals)
Wednesday, 10 June // 08:00 ̶ 16:30 (30 minute intervals)
Thursday, 11 June // 08:30 ̶ 16:30 (30 minute intervals)
Friday, 12 June // 08:30 ̶ 13:30 (30 minute intervals)