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Conference Venue

The 9th IEEE International Conference on Control & Automation (IEEE ICCA’11) will be held from December 19 to 21, 2011, in Santiago, Chile. The conference will take place at the Engineering School of the University of Chile, located at 850 Beauchef Street, Santiago. A map of the Engineering Campus can be found at http://ingenieria.uchile.cl/mapa_campus#

The Engineering School is located at walking distance from Metro stations TOESCA or PARQUE O`HIGGINS on Subway Line Nº 2. See location at http://www.mapcity.cl/#t=1:a=CALLE_BEAUCHEF__850.SANTIAGO

The conference is jointly organized by IEEE Control Systems Chapter, Singapore, Chilean Association of Automatic Control, ACCA (IFAC Member) and IEEE - Chile, and is technically sponsored by IEEE Control Systems Society, University of Chile, University of Santiago, P. Catholic University and Talca University. It aims to create a forum for scientists and practicing engineers throughout the world to present the latest research findings and ideas in the areas of control and automation.

Routes to Santiago

There are three main routes to travel from Asia to Chile (at least the ones we usually use). They are as follows (See for example www.orbitz.com or www.despegar.com).

Asia - Europe - Chile; e.g. Singapore - Paris - Santiago, or Singapore -Amsterdam - Lima - Santiago.

Asia - USA - Chile; e.g. Singapore - Tokyo - Los Angeles - Santiago.

Asia -Oceania - Chile; e.g. Singapore - Hong Kong - Auckland - Santiago.

There are direct flights (or with one stop) to Santiago from the following cities: Los Angeles (through Lima), New York, Atlanta (direct or through Miami), Paris, Madrid, Frankfurt (through Sao Paulo), Auckland, Sydney (through Auckland),Tokyo (through Toronto). Probably there are a few more.

Santiago and Surroundings

Santiago is the capital of Chile, and the center of its largest conurbation (Greater Santiago population is about 5 millions and the total Chilean population is about 17 millions). Santiago city was founded by the Spanish Conquistador Pedro de Vadivia on February 12th, 1541 in the Río Mapocho Valley, at the foothills of the Santa Lucía hill. It is located in the Central Valley of the country, between the Cordillera de la Costa and Cordillera de los Andes. The climate of this area is Mediterranean and warm over the whole year. December is characterized by high temperatures and scarce chances of rain."

Photos from Santiago


Photos from wineries near Santiago
The most important wineries in the country are located in the valleys surrounding Santiago, a few kilometers away from the city.

 

Photos from Valle Nevado, Portillo y Farellones
Its proximity to the Andes Mountains lets visitors enjoy winter sports in Valle Nevado, Portillo and Farellones ski resorts.



Photos from Valparíso and Viña del Ma
Its proximity to the Pacific Ocean allows also visiting the colorful Valparaíso and the nice beaches of Viña del Mar and Reñaca.



Photos from San Pedro de Atacama, Chungara and El Tatio
Several other exotic places can be found in the north part of the country e.g. San Pedro de Atacama, Tatio geysers, etc.



Photos from Torres del Paine, and Antartica
In the south part there are very well know places like Torres del Paine, Laguna San Rafael, Antartica, etc.

Photos from Eastern Island
Finally, the mythic Easter Island is another remarkable destination.