The ICC 2004 will be held from Sunday 20 to Thursday 24 June 2004 at Disneyland Resort Paris, in the New York Hotel Convention Center and Newport Bay Club Hotel Convention Center.
The New York Hotel Convention Center and Newport Bay Club Hotel Convention Center are within 5 minutes’ walking distance, facing each other.

On Sunday 20 June and Thursday 24 June 2004, Tutorials will be held in the New York Hotel Convention Center.
From Monday 21 June to Wednesday 23 June 2004, Technical Sessions will be held in both Convention Centers, Executive and Expert Panels will be held in the New York Hotel Convention Center and Plenary Sessions on Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 June 2004 will take place in the Newport Bay Club Hotel Convention Center.

The ICC 2004 Registration Desk is located in the New York Hotel Convention Center.
All attendees must register upon arrival and receive a conference badge in order to participate in conference activities. The Registration Desk opening hours are as follows:
Sunday 20 June
Monday 21 June
Tuesday 22 June
Wednesday 23 June
Thursday 24 June
7:30 – 19:00
7:00 – 18:00
7:00 – 18:00
7:00 – 18:00
7:00 – 15:30

A badge will be provided which will authorise access to the Conference Sessions. You are requested to wear the badge during all ICC 2004 events.

The ICC 2004 Office will be located in the Registration Area at the New York Hotel Convention Center. The ICC Office staff will be available to assist conference attendees, speakers, and committee members with meeting needs that arise during the conference. The office staff will be on hand to reserve time in the Speakers Rehearsal Room, locate committee members, and help with other necessary conference-related arrangements.
The ICC 2004 Office can be reached from Sunday 20 June to Thursday 24 June at:
Tel : +33 (0)1 60 45 76 79 Fax: +33 (0)1 60 45 76 82

All conference attendees will receive a conference bag including the proceedings on a Conference CD-ROM. It will be distributed to attendees on the “Conference Bags Desk”, near the cloakroom at the New York Hotel Convention Center from Sunday through Thursday. Additional Conference CD-ROMs may be purchased at the Registration Desk for 60 Euros.

On Sunday 20 and Thursday 24 June, coffee breaks will take place from 10:00 to 10:30 and from 15:00 to 15:30 in the New York Convention Center Hall and in the ICC 2004 exhibition area, in Times Square.
From Monday 21 June to Wednesday 23 June, coffee breaks will take place from 10:50 to 11:10 and from 15:50 to 16:10 in both Convention Center Halls and in the ICC 2004 exhibition place located in Times Square at the New York Hotel Convention Center.

Tickets for the Awards Luncheon on Monday 21 June and Conference Banquet on Tuesday 22 June are included in the Full Registration fee. Individual tickets are available for an additional fee for guests and other conference attendees. You may purchase additional tickets at the Registration Desk.
There are many restaurants located within walking distance at the Disney Village. You may ask at the Disneyland hotels “Concierge/Information Desk” to reserve you a table for lunch at the Disney Village Restaurants.

Moreover, in order to allow ICC 2004 attendees to circulate freely without wasting time and queueing for meals at the Newport Bay “Cape Cod” Club Restaurant you may reserve and prepay your lunch at the Newport Bay Club Convention Center Information Desk.
You may also have lunch at the Parkside Restaurant on the lobby floor of the New York Hotel or have a drink at the New York Hotel “City Bar” or at the Sequoia Lodge Hotel.

Presenters are encouraged to take advantage of the Speakers’ Breakfasts on Monday 21, Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 June. Technical Symposium Speakers and Presenters are invited to attend the speakers’ breakfast on the morning of their presentation.
Speaker breakfasts will be served from 07:00 to 08:15 at Times Square, in the New York Hotel Convention Center.

A speaker rehearsal room with LCD projector will be available Sunday – Wednesday from 07:30 – 18:00 and Thursday from 07:30 – 10:30 for any presenters who wish to rehearse and prepare for their presentations. The speaker rehearsal room is located in the New York Hotel Convention Center.
ICC 2004 strongly advises all speakers to test out their presentation in the
speaker’s rehearsal room prior to their session. The technical session rooms’ LCD Projector is to be used with the speaker laptop. ICC 2004 will not provide computers in session rooms.

A commercial and non-commercial exhibition is organized during the Conference. Companies and organizations working in the field of communications will present their services, products and literature.
The Exhibition is located in Times Square, at the New York Hotel Convention Center.
Exhibition hours:
Sunday 20 June
Monday 21 June
Tuesday 22 June
Wednesday 23 June
Thursday 24 June
8:30 - 20:30
8:30 - 18:00
8:30 - 18:00
9:30 - 18:00
8:30 - 15:30

(Sunday 20 June, 8:30 - 20:30 the Welcome Reception will be held in the exhibit area)

An Internet Café will be situated within the exhibition area. PCs will be provided at the Internet Café for delegates’ use with free connections on a WIFI system

A cloakroom and a luggage storage are at the attendees’ disposal in the Halls of both Convention Centers.



Welcome Reception

Sunday 20 June, 2004 18:30 – 20:30
Venue: Times Square, New York Hotel Convention Center

IEEE Communications Society Awards Lunch
Monday 22 June, 2004 12:45 – 14:15
Venue: Times Square, New York Hotel Convention Center

Dinner on the Seine
Monday 21 June, 2004 20:00 – 23:30
Venue: Aboard the “Zouave de l’Alma”, at the Pont de l’Alma
Meeting point: New York Hotel Convention Center / Delegates’ entrance
Departure from Disneyland at 18:30 by bus.

Conference Banquet
Tuesday 22 June, 2004 20:00 – 23:30
Venue: Salons de Musique in the “Pavillons de Bercy”
Meeting point: New York Hotel Convention Center / Delegates entrance
Departure from Disneyland: 18:30 by bus.

Tickets will be available to purchase on-site at the ICC 2004 Registration Desk.

Paris, City of Lights : Home of a thousand attractions just waiting to be discovered. Museums, theatres, fashion shows, and some of the world’s finest cuisine and wines are just some of the most popular attractions that the French capital has to offer.

Should you be interested in discovering other sites in and around the Paris region with a guide, you will find hereafter a selection of sightseeing tours that are a “must” when visiting France. You may wish to follow up these suggestions either during the congress as an accompanying person or alternatively before or after the congress as a delegate, if you feel like discovering some of these world-class monuments.

Get to know Paris and France a little better by enjoying one of the tours proposed during ICC 2004 for accompanying persons or as post congress tours for everybody. Paris Vision, our Destination Management Company, is delighted to offer you a wide choice of tours to extend your stay and your “feel” for France.
You may obtain your tours tickets if you had already registered online or purchase some tours and excursions at the Paris Vision Desk, located in the Hall of the New York Hotel Convention Center.

The ICC 2004 venue also provides the perfect place from which to reach the famous Disneyland Parks. Tickets for the Disneyland Paris Parks have been negociated at a special rate for ICC 2004 attendees: you may purchase these tickets at the “Conciergerie/Information Desk” at any hotel in the Disneyland Resort.


Travelling to and from Disneyland:
By road: the A4 motorway connects you directly to the Convention Centers (30 mn from Paris). There is a car park at the New York Hotel Convention Center, which is free for ICC’2004 attendees, subject to availability.

By train: The Marne-la-Vallée high-speed “TGV” train station is right at the heart of Disneyland Paris, just a few minutes’ walk away from the Convention Centers.

By underground train: 35 minutes from and to Paris by express metro train (R.E.R.). R.E.R. hours of operation: 05:30 to 23:30.

Travelling within Paris:
Public transport is the best way to get around Paris and discover the city. RATP public transport is fast and inexpensive (RER, metro and bus). There is always a metro station within easy walking distance of wherever you are and want to go in Paris. Metro stations usually have a map of the neighbourhood displayed on the wall near the exits. Bus is the best way of transportation to travel easily while discovering Paris and its monuments. Taxis are substantially more expensive than public transportation, but allow you to travel at a time when the RATP system is closed. Taxis are available throughout the city, especially on major thoroughfares or close to theatres and cinemas, or train stations.


All Conference Sessions and publications will be in English.

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There is a Post Office in the RER underground train station (just a few minutes walk away from the Convention Center).

There are numerous card-operated telephones on site.

Some cash points machines are situated in Disney Village and the RER station. The ATM terminals accept major bankcards and dispense Euros (European currency) at the current rate of exchange.

The temperature in June may be moderate (15-23 degrees Celsius). You are advised to bring a light overcoat and an umbrella. Casual business dress is recommended for sessions at ICC 2004.

The organisers cannot be held responsible for accidents to Congress delegates or for damage to, or loss of, their personal property however caused. Delegates should therefore make their own insurance arrangements.

Everyone’s Favorite City

Paris - the world’s tourist destination, and the number one international conference city for 22 years in a row - extends a warm welcome to an average of 25 million visitors per year from all over the world. With more than 2000 years of culture and history, its monuments, museums, picturesque places, Paris offers unforgettable visits and walks and makes you discovery of unusual venues.

Paris is a cultural capital that gives you more of everything that’s wonderful… incomparable architecture, fine arts like paintings that span the centuries from Delacroix to Picasso displayed in museums that once were the palaces of kings or in tiny, minimalist galleries. Or cathedral like wedding cakes and an opera house so magnificent they almost overshadow the exquisite concerts and ballets offered on their stages.

Paris, the city that invented the good life offers also a unique art of living, with its fashion designers coming from all over the world to present their new collections, its chefs that set global standards for culinary excellence, its romantic Cafés on the Montmartre hill and its never-ending nights where you can hear a jazz quintet over cognac, see first-run plays, watch the sequins fly at the Moulin Rouge or sip champagne during a moonlight cruise down the Seine river.

Paris is more than just a city, it is a feeling that gives business events a cachet no other city can confer.

• 11,000,000 inhabitants
• Third economical region after New York and Tokyo
• 550,000 corporate companies
• 41,000,000 m2 of office area
• 550,000 students
• 55,000 research scientists
• 17 universities and 350 higher education schools
• European highest productivity level / employee
• More than 8,000 international companies
• 5% of the world's telecommunications market


11,000,000 inhabitants
Third economical region after New York and Tokyo
550,000 corporate companies
41,000,000 m2 of office area
550,000 students
55,000 research scientists
17 universities and 350 higher education schools
European highest productivity level / employee
More than 8,000 international companies
5% of the world telecommunications market.