ICCWS Practical Information

Registered participants will receive specific joining instructions two weeks before the conference. In the meantime, we hope you find the following, more general, ICCWS Practical Information helpful.

Conference Location

Harriman Campus, ETEC Blg. 1220 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY 12227

Goog Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/9A2ojvC8EtLZXFtu5 

 


University Information

As a premier public research institution with R1: Very High Research Activity designation, UAlbany is ranked among the top universities in America’s Best Public Colleges list by Forbes. The US News & World Report consistently ranks many of our graduate programs among the top 50 in the United States. UAlbany offers several unique cybersecurity programs, including undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral level programs. UAlbany is recognized by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a national leader in Cybersecurity education. UAlbany is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE)” and “National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research (CAE-R). As part of these designations, the university currently hosts multiple cyber labs, including Cybersecurity-Malware Analysis Lab, Forensic Teaching Lab, Cyber Innovation Lab, Hack-IoT Lab, Cyber Range, Centre for Advance Red Teaming, to support cybersecurity research, education, and training. Our current cybersecurity resources, student focus experiential learning and workforce development, the culture of supportive cybersecurity research and education, managing multi-university research put us in the position to be well prepared to support this proposal. For more information, see www.albany.edu

Local Information

Over the past four centuries, Albany has grown from a small Dutch settlement into New York State's Capital City in the heart of burgeoning Tech Valley. Discover downtown Albany's booming craft beverage industry, must-see attractions and vibrant culture. Revel in the region's rich history with world-class museums, historic homes and fascinating architecture. Explore beyond the city limits for scenic views and thrilling outdoor adventures in the Helderberg Hilltowns. Albany County is a destination that is beyond conventional.

Albany downtown’s huge Empire State Plaza has reflecting pools, an art-filled underground shopping concourse and The Egg, a striking performing arts center. The plaza is bookended by the 1800s New York State Capitol and the New York State Museum, focusing on natural and cultural history.

Tourist Links

Getting to ICCWS

From Albany International Airport to SUNY Albany uptown campus:
Albany International Airport (ALB) is the only airport in Albany. It is located to the north of Albany city, which is a major air center. The airport is about 20-minute drive from and to the city of Albany. Albany International airport offers a wide variety of convenient and economical choices to get to and from the airport.

Option 1: Hotel Shuttle Bus
Albany Hotel Shuttles offer both pick-up and drop-off service in the Commercial Lane located directly across from the terminal at Albany International Airport. The Lodging and Transportation Center located in Baggage Claim provides travelers with direct phone lines to area hotels and shuttles.
The following hotels in Albany city provide shuttle service to and from the Albany International Airport. Please be advised that many of the hotels that provide shuttle service may not be within walking distance to the conference venue, University at Albany, SUNY uptown campus.

Albany Marriott 189 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12205 518 458-8444
Albany Airport Courtyard 168 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12205 518-482-8800
Best Western Sovereign Hotel (near campus) 1228 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12205 518-489-2981
Best Western Albany Airport Inn 200 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12205 518-458-1000
Comfort Inn Suites 16 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12205 518-459-3600
CrestHill Suites, LLC(near campus) 1415 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12205 518-454-0007
Hampton Inn Albany 10 Ulenski Dr., Albany, NY 518-438-2822
Hilton Garden Inn 800 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, NY 12211 518-464-6666
Hilton Garden Inn 62 New Scotland Avenue' Albany, NY 518-396-3500
Holiday Inn Express 300 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207 518-434-4111
Homewood Suites 216 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12207 518-438-4300
Hilton Albany 40 Lodge Street, Albany, NY 12207 518-432-6611

Option 2: Bus Service
The 
Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) provides service to and from the Albany International Airport. The CDTA buses are equipped with electronic fare boxes, which do not make change. Please have your fare ready in the exact amount (1.50 for each ride).

Option 3: Taxi
Travelers arriving at Albany International Airport are served by Capitaland Taxi, more than 50 additional local and regional cab companies, as well as Lyft and Uber.

CAPITALAND TAXI: Capialand Taxi is the contact cab company serving Albany International Airport. The Capitaland Taxi stand is located across from the Terminal in the Commercial Lane. The Capitaland starter will direct individuals to the next waiting cab. Please be advised that meters are not used, and the charge is determined per person per zone crossed en route to your destination.
Capitaland Taxi Airport Dispatch: (518)242-4222

LYFT: Lyft service is available at Albany International Airport. Lyft service is accessed by using the Lyft App on cell phones. Lyft drivers are stationed near the terminal.

UBER: Uber service is available at Albany International Airport. Uber service is accessed by using the Uber App on cell phones. Uber drivers are stationed near the terminal.

Conference Accommodation

The main conference hotel is yet to be confirmed. This is usually where pre-conference drinks are held and where any transportation required for the conference dinner will run from.
 
In conjunction with this, there is also a selection of hotels recommended by the university in the table below. We do not currently have special arrangements with the local hotels, but you will find competitive prices on online booking agents such as booking.com.
 

Key Locations

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