Third International Workshop on
Information Processing in Cells and Tissues

August 23-24, 1999
University Place Conference Center
Indiana University and Purdue University at Indianapolis

Welcome to the IPCAT 99 Conference Web Site

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Send e-mail about local arrangements to jwmills@cs.indiana.edu
Send e-mail about the program to rcp@csc.liv.ac.uk

IPCAT 99 Calendar

Important Dates

   Monday, July 19, 1999

   Last day for early registration for IPCAT 99 (US$ 79.00)
   Last day for guaranteed hotel reservations

   Saturday and Sunday, August 21-22, 1999

   Rooms available for weekend arrivals for IPCAT 99

   Monday and Tuesday, August 23-24, 1999

   IPCAT 99

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Registration & Lodging


The registration fees for for IPCAT 99 are:

   - US$ 79.00 (payment received on or before July 19, 1999)

   - US$ 99.00 (payment received July 20 and after, including
                on-site registration)

All participants must register to attend the conference.

Included in the registration fee are a continental breakfast and 
snacks on Monday August 23 and Tuesday August 24. The breakfast 
consists of muffins, bagels, pastries, fresh fruit, fruit cup, 
yoghurt, milk, coffee, tea and fruit juices. The midmorning 
beverages are soda, coffee, and tea, and a midafternoon snack  of 
cookies, crackers, chips, soda, coffee, and tea will be provided.

Registration fee can be paid by Visa, Mastercard, check or money 

Contact Ms. Cathy Herron via:

   - email: cherron@iupui.edu

   - phone: 317-274-3277
   - fax:   317-274-3878

   - mail:  University Place Conference Center
            ATTN: IPCAT 99
            850 West Michigan Street
            Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

Please provide her with the following information:

First name:______________________________________________________
Last name:_______________________________________________________
Social security number:__________________________________________
   (US citizens and permanent residents only)

Zip/Postal Code:__________________________________________________

E-mail address:__________________________________________________
Local telephone number:__________________________________________
   (include country code if outside US/Canada)

Method of payment

For credit card charges include:

Card type: Visa/Mastercard (choose one)
Card number:_____________________________________________________
Expiration date:_________________________________________________
Name as it appears on card:______________________________________
Issuing bank:____________________________________________________

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A block of rooms is reserved for IPCAT 99 participants for the 
period of Saturday, August 21, 1999 through Tuesday, August 24, 
1999. Participants must make their own reservations by calling


the University Place Hotel, which is separate from the IPCAT 99 
registration office.

Conference rates for IPCAT 99 participants are:

   Single occupancy:  US$  96.00 + tax per night
   Double occupancy:  US$ 111.00 + tax per night

100 rooms with double beds are available on a first come/first 
served basis.  All rooms are subject to applicable state, city and 
tourism taxes.

Reservations must be made by 5:00pm on Monday, July 19, 1999 to 
obtain the conference rate. After this date reservations will be 
accepted on a space and rate availability basis.

University Place requires a credit card guarantee for reservations,
and accepts Visa, Mastercard, Diner's Club, American Express, and
Discover cards.

Reservations cancelled after 4:00pm on the day of arrival and/or 
reservations resulting in a "no-show" will be billed to the 
respective participant.

Check-in time is 3:00pm. Participants arriving early will be 
accommodated as rooms become available. Spacious lounges and 
restaurants are located on the first floor of the hotel.

Check-out time is 12:00 noon. The hotel staff will arrange to 
store luggage until departure for participants who check out on 
Tuesday, August 24.

Parking is available in the underground garage at US$ 2.00 to US$ 
4.00 for up to four hours, US$ 8.00 for more than four hours, and 
US$ 6.00 for overnight hotel guests.

Hotel Shuttle

Transportation from the Indianapolis International Airport to the 
University Place Hotel is provided by several limousine, taxi, and 
shuttle services. Indy Connection is recommended by the University 
Place Hotel. Shuttle transport is US$ 8.00 per person one way, 
plus a gratuity to the driver. Reservations are recommended, and 
may be made by calling:

   1-800-888-4639 (inside the US and Canada)
   1-317-241-7100 (outside the US and Canada)

Other Lodging

Indianapolis is a popular conference center, located near the 
middle of the United States, and popular for automobile racing, 
and its sports, especially basketball. Lodging during a popular 
event is both expensive and difficult to find, with room charges 
exceeding US$ 200.00 at major hotels.

Less expensive rooms will be found at hotels on the periphery of 
Indianapolis, but travel times and taxi fares may reduce savings.
A guide to hotels is available on-line.  Hotels on the south and
west sides of Indianapolis are located nearest the conference site.

Three moderately-priced hotels, which still have rooms available
during August 22 to August 24 are listed on the map of Indianapolis
and its surroundings. All are approximately 8-10 miles (12.8-16 km)
distant from the conference site at the University Place Hotel.

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Indianapolis is served by an international airport. Delta Airlines
has a hub there. All major rental car agencies have offices at the
airport. Across from baggage claim area Number Two is the Ground
Transportation Center, where shuttle, limousine and taxi service
are available.

Driving in Indianapolis is eased by the wide streets, although many
streets are one way only, so some planning may be needed to get
where you are going. Downtown parking is available in numerous
underground parking garages at rates of US$ 8-15 per day, and hourly
rates of US$ 1.50-3.00.

There is bus service within the city, including the IPCAT conference
site, but none to the airport.


During IPCAT the weather may be extremely hot and humid, with
temperatures ranging into the 90 degree Fahrenheit range
(32 degrees Celsius) during the day. There may be occasional
afternoon thunderstorms, but no severe weather is expected at that
time of year. Dress for hot weather, with a sweater for use in the
air-conditioned conference rooms.

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