Local Information

Welcome to the 5th annual MobiSys Conference!

MobiSys 2007 will take place in beautiful Puerto Rico, June 11-14, 2007. Puerto Rico, called the "Island of Enchantment," is a vibrant, modern, bilingual, multicultural society, with a rich history, sparkling beaches and a perfect summer climate year-round. Read about Puerto Rico in the New York Times and view a travel guide here. Find out more about the island and its attractions here.

The conference will meet at the Ritz Carlton, San Juan Hotel, Spa, and Casino, located on eight acres of beachfront property in Isla Verde.

The hotel is five minutes from Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport and fifteen minutes from Old San Juan. In addition to luxurious guest suites, the hotel offers fine dining in five different facilities, lighted tennis courts, kayaking, boating, jet skiing, snorkling, scuba diving, and a twenty-four hour casino. Local attractions include Old San Juan, a 465 year old neighbored featuring restored Spanish and Colonial buildings, the Arecibo Observatory, the site of the world's largest single-dish radio telescope, and the El Yunque Rain Forest, the oldest forest preserve in the Western Hemisphere.

Hotel reservations may be made here.

The MobiSys 2007 conference rate is no longer available at the Ritz-Carlton. Two alternatives are the San Juan Water Beach Club ($177 per night) and the Courtyard by Marriot Isla Verde ($185 per night).


Getting to the island:

Most U.S. and many international airlines offer direct flights to Puerto Rico. The following are travel times to Puerto Rico from:

2 = hours from Miami
3 < hours from Atlanta
3 < hours from New York
4 = hours from Chicago and Dallas

Passport/Visa Requirements

Because of its status as a U.S. territory, traveling to Puerto Rico is much like visiting any other U.S. State. No passport is required for U.S. citizens and there is no customs or immigration check for flights arriving from the United States. Foreign nationals and international students with valid visas should carry their immigration documents as they would if traveling within the domestic United States, Hawaii, or Alaska, but no additional visa is required. More information about travel requirements may be found here.

Pictured At Top:

El Morro, officially known as Fuerte San Felipe del Morro, sits atop a high promontory overlooking the entrance to San Juan Bay. It is the result of the efforts of many different Spanish engineers over a period of more than 200 years and is one of the largest forts built by the Spanish in the Caribbean.

Jointly sponsored by ACM SIGMOBILE and the USENIX Association.   With support from Microsoft Research, IBM, HP, Intel, and Nokia.