Sydney � Your host city

Sydney is Australia's oldest city, the economic powerhouse of the nation and the country's business, culture and entertainment capital. It is blessed with an abundance of natural attractions, dizzy skyscrapers, delicious restaurants, superb shopping and friendly people. Although Sydney has come a long way from its convict beginnings, it still has a raw energy, and offers an invigorating blend of the old and the new, the raw and the refined. While high culture attracts some to the Opera House, gaudy nightlife attracts others to Kings Cross. Sydney is blessed with long stretches of heavenly beaches, a pleasant climate that sees over 300 sunny days a year, a strong economy, stable government, and a population of open-minded, outgoing people. Sydney has some 4 million inhabitants. After winning the bid to host the 2000 Olympic Games, Sydney poured vast amounts of money into renovating and improving. As a result, Sydney is today a perfect location for international events.


ISSSTA�04 will be held in the Sofitel Wentworth Sydney hotel.

Address: 61-101 Phillip Street, 2000 Sydney, New South Wales
Tel. +61-92300700
Fax. +61-92289133

See also the Webmap of Sydney.

Local Transportation

The Airport Link rail service runs from approximately 05.00 until 00.00 to and from the International Terminals and all City Circle railway stations. A single ticket from the airport to the city costs 11 AUD. Tourist tickets are available for visitors.

Taxis can be hailed from the street, or from ranks at the airport, Circular Quay, Wynyard Station, and Town Hall Station. If you wish to book a taxi, ask your hotel concierge.

Distances from the symposium venue
CityRail, 500 metres
Martin Place Station (Eastern Suburbs line) on Macquaire St.
Wynard Station (City Circle line) on York Street
See CityRail map

Bus stop 200 metres
Ferry 500 metres
Monorail 1 kilometre
Metro Light Rail

Other useful transportation links:
Car Rental in Sydney
Road maps Road Maps of Australian Highways


During the symposium, a working buffet lunch is served at the venue. Lunch is included in the full registration fee. Please note that on Monday 30 August, lunch is NOT included in the tutorial participation fee. When registering for ISSSTA�04, please indicate any special requirements and dietary preferences that you may have.


Admission to the symposium lecture rooms is permitted only for those wearing the official ISSSTA�04 badge.


The official language of the workshop is English. Simultaneous interpretation will not be available.


Neither the symposium organising committee nor the symposium secretariat accept any liability or responsibility for illness or injury to persons, or for the loss of, or damage to property, or for any financial loss of any person attending ISSSTA�04. Delegates and accompanying persons should make their own arrangements in respect of health and travel insurance.

Cancellation policy

For cancellations received at the latest on 31 May at 16.00 Sydney time, a refund of 50 % of the total sum will be made after the symposium. For cancellations thereafter, no refunds will be made. A registration is considered binding when the delegate's information has been stored in the registration data base. An e-mail confirmation of the received registration will be sent to each delegate. All changes to registrations as well as cancellations should be directed to Ms. Eloise Sacks, Conference Professionals (, fax. +61 (0)2 9328 5537.

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