The conference will be held at the Ecole de Technologie Superieure (ÉTS).
The ÉTS is located at the corner of Peel and Notre Dame Ouest streets.
The civic adress of ÉTS is: 1100 Notre Dame ouest, Montreal, Québec, H3C 1K3 , tel: 514 396 8800

About Montréal

Montréal is a city of contrasts, yet a well-tempered personality. Its Old World charm and New World effervescence are unquestionably woven into the fibre of the metropolis, but it’s the wondrous amalgam of cultures that gives Montréal its unique cachet. Old world charm, French joie de vivre and a modern style all its own, Montréal is a city that knows how to enjoy life to the fullest. Enjoy the many facets of the city ranging from the cobblestone streets of Old Montréal to the sleek glass towers of the business district.

Conference Secretariat Contact

ETS (École de technologie supérieure)
1100, rue Notre-Dame Ouest (angle Peel)
Montréal (Québec) H3C 1K3
Tel.: (514) 396-8800 # 7685


For more information about the Montréal-Trudeau International Airport, please go to The cost of a taxi from the airport to downtown Montréal is about C$40. A bus shuttle service links Trudeau Airport to downtown Montréal. The 747-Express line is a daily, 24-hour service. The ride lasts between 20 and 35 minutes. The cost is only C$7 one way. Tickets are on sale at the airport. For more information, go to


Banks are open from Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and sometimes on Saturdays. You will find automated teller machines almost everywhere. Please note that most automated tellers will charge a transaction fee of C$1.50.

Car Rental

Cars can be rented in Montréal from local or international companies. The average rental cost per day is C$85. All cars are left-hand drive. Most hotels in Montréal offer parking for approximately C$20 a day.

Conference Organizers’ Liability

The Conference Organizers cannot be held liable for any losses incurred by participants in the event of labour disruptions or cancellations.

The Conference Organizers cannot be held liable for any accident, loss or damage incurred by a registered participant. Participants should make arrangements with their own insurer.


The official currency of Canada is the dollar (C$), which is made up of 100 cents (¢). There are bills in denominations of $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 as well as coins of 1¢, 5¢, 10¢, 25¢ and $1 and $2. There are many currency exchange offices in downtown Montréal.

Disabled Access

If you have specific needs, please contact the Conference secretariat at

Duplication, Recording

Photography, audio-taping, video-recording, digital taping or any other form of duplication is strictly prohibited in the session rooms without the authorization of the Conference Management.


The voltage used in Canada is the same as in the United States, i.e. 110 V 60 Hz. If you are travelling from Europe, you will need an adapter to use small appliances designed for a different standard (220/240 V).


Vaccinations are not required.

Health Insurance and Hospitals

Canadian hospitals and medical services are excellent. The vast majority of hospitals are publicly managed and rates are set by provincial and hospital authorities. Hospital care for non-residents of Canada is charged at a daily rate or on the basis of the medical condition and length of stay. Charges vary from province to province and from hospital to hospital, but generally range from C$1,000 to C$2,000 a day. It is therefore important to obtain travel health insurance before leaving home, since it is possible that your regular health insurance may not include coverage outside your country of residence. Check with your travel agent.

Internet Access

Note that Wi-Fi service is free of charge. Ask for the access code onsite.

Passport and Visa (Visitors from the US and other countries)

If you are visiting Canada, a valid passport is necessary. It is the responsibility of visitors, before entering Canada, to ensure they have the necessary documents, including those for entry into another country or re-entry into their own country. Visit for more information.


Service is not included in restaurants or bars and it is customary to add a 15% tip to the pre-tax total. If you are with a group, a tip may already have been added to your bill; if you are uncertain, just ask if a tip has been included. Taxi drivers, hairdressers, etc. are also normally tipped 15%. Bellhops, porters and doormen generally receive at least C$1 per suitcase or per service rendered. In restaurants where orders are placed at the counter, there is often a tip cup next to the cash register; spare change is always appreciated.