Diversity and expansion have been St. Louis hallmarks since its founding. The area offers a wide variety of attractions, both indoors and out, to please almost everyone. The Gateway Arch, located on the riverfront, marks the starting point of America's westward expansion in the 1800's. Also on the riverfront is Laclede's Landing, where 19th century warehouses have become a collection of offices, restaurants, shops, galleries, and lively lounges, complete with cast iron street lamps and cobblestone streets. Sports fans may want to visit the Trans World Dome, Busch Stadium, or the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame located inside. St. Louis has a wealth of fine restaurants, with a wide variety of ethnic and regional cuisine. For shopping, you may choose from Union Station - a renovated romanesque-style train terminal that features boutiques and other unique shops and restaurants, Plaza Frontenec, Westport Plaza, and a pleasing variety of others.
St. Louis offers many other exciting attractions, events and activities
for the entire family, many of which are free. St. Louis
Visitor's Brochures will be enclosed in each participant's conference
packet upon entrance to the conference. For more information about
St. Louis, or for your personal copy of the official St. Louis Visitor's
Guide, at no cost, please call the St. Louis Convention and Visitors
Commission at 1-800-325-7962, or local at 314-421-1023, Fax 314-421-0039.
A copy of the official guide will be on-hand at the conference table for
your convenience. You are also welcome to visit the World Wide Web
site of St. Louis at http://www.explorestlouis.com
All activities of the Conference will be held at the Marriott Pavilion Downtown, One Broadway Street, St. Louis, MO. See HOTEL INFORMATION for further details on room rates and facilities provided by the Marriott.
The Marriott is located in downtown St. Louis and is convenient to many area attractions, such as the Gateway Memorial Arch, Old Courthouse, Busch Stadium, Laclede's Landing, Anheuser-Busch Brewery, and the new Trans World Dome.
If you desire, there is an Airport Express Shuttle to the Hotel at a charge of $10.00 one way, or $15.00 round trip. Major car rentals and taxis will be available from the airport. Taxi fares from the Lambert International Airport range from $25.00 - $30.00. The Metro-link light rail (map is available) runs from the Lambert International Airport to Busch Stadium (two blocks from Marriott-downtown) for a fare of $3.00. In addition, directions for driving is also available.
If you should need assistance with making your
reservations, please contact the ANNIE office at (573) 341-6576 or by
e-mail at email@example.com. You
are welcome to visit the World Wide Web site of the Marriott Pavilion
Downtown at http://www.marriotthotels.com/STLPV/. Please
send all hotel reservations to Marriott,
NOT to the University.
RECEPTION AND BANQUET
copy of the conference proceedings, published by ASME press in a hardbound
book, titled Smart Engineering
System Design: Neural
Networks, Fuzzy Logic, Evolutionary Programming, Data Mining and Complex
Systems, edited by Drs. Dagli, Buczak, Ghosh, Embrechts and Ersoy will be provided to all registrants at the conference.
After the conference, the book will be available from the
The Marriott Pavilion Downtown is a new hotel with modern and well-designed facilities for holding conferences. It has 672 deluxe guest rooms, executive, and hospitality suites. Amenities include indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, health club and weight room, and an attached parking garage for your convenience. A special conference rate is available to attendees of the ANNIE 2003 conference up until the cut-off date of October 3, 2003. To reserve your room, please send the enclosed reservation form and a first night's deposit to:
Marriott Pavilion Hotel
Fax: (314) 259-3330
The Marriott Pavilion is located on the corner of Market & Broadway,
overlooking Busch Stadium, 2 blocks from the Gateway Arch & the
Mississippi riverfront and within easy walking distance of downtown St.
Louis' shopping and business district.
If you are driving:
Advance registration and payment of fees as shown below is strongly
encouraged and will be appreciated. This helps the conference staff
in minimizing the time that attendees have to spend at the registration
desk and improves efficiency. Please note that the cutoff date for
receipt of fees is October 3, 2003. Full payment
in U.S. Currency by money order, bank draft, or check must accompany all
advance registration. The registration schedule is as follows:
ADVANCE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
ON SITE REGISTRATION
* REGISTRATION FORM AND TIMES *
The conference registration desk will be open during the following hours:
The Tutorials and Sessions are noted by Day, Time of Day, Session Order
and Room Number, and Presentation Order. Example: "MA1.1A"