SoCS 2019


Colocated Conference

Past SoCS Conferences
2018 Stockholm, Sweden
2017 Pittsburgh, PA
2016 Tarrytown, NY
2015 Ein Gedi, Israel
2014 Prague, Czechia
2013 Leavenworth, WA
2012 Niagara Falls, Canada
2011 Barcelona, Spain
2010 Atlanta, GA
2009 Lake Arrowhead, CA
2008 Chicago, IL

SoCS 2019: The 12th Annual Symposium on Combinatorial Search

Conference Venue and Hotel Room Reservation

The venue of SoCS 2019 is the Embassy Suites by Hilton Napa Valley, Located in the heart of Napa Valley one mile from historic downtown Napa, CIA at Copia, and Oxbow Public Market, the hotel is the perfect gateway to Napa wineries, dining, shopping, and unique tours.

Hotel address: 1075 California Boulevard, Napa, California, 94559, USA

The conference hotel is approximately 60 miles from the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and approximately 50 miles from the Oakland International Airport (OAK).

Hotel Room Reservation

For SoCS 2019 attendees, we have reserved a block of rooms at the conference venue for the discounted rate of $239 + tax/night for July 15, 2019 - July 18, 2019. Space is limited and attendees are encouraged to make their reservations early. Please follow to the separate hotel room reservation page:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Napa Valley room reservation

The discounted SoCS 2019 rate applies until May 16 May 25 June 14, 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

Bus Transportation

We will provide bus transportation from ICAPS to SoCS on July 15, 2019. The bus transportation is included in the registration fee. The expected departure from the ICAPS venue on July 15 is late afternoon.

Participants will have to get their own transportation back from SoCS to the airport. We will probably have a sign up sheet at SoCS so that people can self-organize into groups to take cabs/Uber/Lyft to the airport based on when they plan to leave.

About Napa Valley

Napa Valley is considered one of the premier wine regions in the world. Records of commercial wine production in the region date back to the nineteenth century, but premium wine production dates back only to the 1960s. The combination of Mediterranean climate, geography and geology of the region are conducive to growing quality wine grapes. John Patchett established the Napa Valley's first commercial vineyard in 1858. In 1861 Charles Krug established another of Napa Valley's first commercial wineries in St. Helena. The wine industry in Napa Valley came to be seen as capable of producing the best quality wine equal to that of Old World wine regions by the results of the Paris Wine Tasting of 1976. Napa Valley is now a major enotourism destination.

Napa Valley Sign
Photo credit: Oleg Alexandrov License: CC BY-SA 4.0

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