May 31 - June 3, 2006
Bloomington, IN USA

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Important Dates
Submission Deadline:  February 6, 2006
Conference Dates:  May 31 - June 3, 2006

Local Arrangements


Bloomington Campus of Indiana University
ICDL5 will be held on the campus of Indiana University, located close to downtown Bloomington, Indiana, about 50 miles south of Indianapolis, Indiana.  The meeting immediately precedes ALifeX (

To acquaint you with the scenic Bloomington campus, we invite you to take a virtual campus tour at:

The IU Bloomington campus is a careful blend of traditional and modern architecture within a park-like environment. Made of locally quarried limestone, the University buildings add beauty and attraction to the scenic campus. Bloomington offers the charm of a small town and the sophistication of a cultural capital with international caliber performance in opera, music and theater.

Local Time Zone
At the time of the conference, Bloomington will be on Eastern Daylight Time (the same time as New York City and the East Coast of the United States).

Temperature in south-central Indiana in June can be variable. Typically daytime temperatures are in the mid to upper 80's. The Bloomington area is characterized by a lot of humidity so often temperatures feel considerably warmer than those reflected on the thermometer. Although warm at this time of year, we suggest that you bring layered clothing to adjust to meeting rooms that are air- conditioned and often cool. Local weather information is available through the National Weather Service.


Host hotel: Indiana Memorial Union (IMU)
900 East 7th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
The Indiana Memorial Union operates as a hotel, a conference center and a student union. Conference sessions, most food and social activities will take place in the IMU.
Reservations: Phone: 800.209.8145 or 812.856.6381
Fax: 812.855.3426
E-mail reservation requests:

Contact the hotel directly. Inform the reservation staff person that you are attending ICDL5 Conference. Unless you identify yourself as a conference participant, you may be unable to obtain a room.

We encourage you to make your reservations early. Our block of hotel rooms will be released to the general public on May 15, 2006 .

Hotel room rates range from $85-$115 per night, based on type of room requested.
All rooms are subject to 11% tax.

Internet Access: Hardwire and wireless internet access is available throughout the IMU.

Bloomington Hotels
Bloomington has a number of locally owned hotels, bed and breakfasts as well as national and international hotel chains. Most accommodations are within easy driving distance of campus. Three facilities are within walking distance of campus:

  • Grant Street Inn
    Locally owned; charming, 3 minute walk from the IMU; rates are comparable to the IMU.
  • Courtyard by Marriott
    National chain; 12-15 minutes walk from hotel to the IMU; rates are comparable with the IMU.

Information about other area accommodations is available at:


Food events included in your registration fee are:

  • Wednesday, May 31, 2006:  Opening Reception including beer, wine, soft drinks and hors d'ouerves.
  • Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (May 31, June1, 2): Continental Breakfast, as well as morning and afternoon refreshment breaks.
  • Poster session refreshments.
  • Thursday (June 1, 2006): Cook-out, evening meal.
  • Friday (June 2, 2006):  Party, including food and drink.
Dining in Bloomington
There are many pleasant pubs, restaurants and coffee houses located a short walking distance from campus.
  • Kirkwood Avenue is a main street leading from campus to downtown Bloomington. Along Kirkwood you will find many casual eating options.
  • 4th Street is renowned for its unusual and unusually large selection of ethnic restaurants - Indian Italian, Moroccan, Thai, Burmese, Mexican and Korean. Located between 4th and Kirkwood is one of only two restaurants in the US featuring authentic Tibetan cuisine.
  • Downtown Bloomington - in and around the Courthouse Square there are a variety of eating establishments ranging from a California style coffee shop to sports bars to cafes to a long standing Greek restaurant - many offer outdoor seating.

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