Venue of SIGMETRICS 2018


Irvine, California, USA
June 18-22, 2018

Venue and Travel Information

Conference Venue

The main conference, workshops, and tutorials will all be held June 18-22, 2018 at the Beckman Center (directions), adjacent to the University of California, Irvine, less than 3 miles from the John Wayne Orange County airport (SNA) and 42 miles from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Getting to Irvine

John Wayne Airport (SNA) is the closest and most convenient airport, especially for domestic flights. It is 10 minutes away from Irvine and many hotels provide complimentary shuttle service to/from the airport.

For international flights, Irvine is serviced by the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). From the LAX airport, visitors can reach Irvine in about 50 minutes (without traffic). Please note that traffic can be very heavy during rush hour periods. Typical prices are $150 for taxi, $60 for Uber, and $36 one-way / $72 roundtrip by Supershuttle shared-ride service.

In addition to SNA and LAX airports, visitors can land for domestic flights at the Long Beach Airport (LGB) which is 30 minutes away, Ontario Airport (ONT) which is 50 minutes away, and for international flights at San Diego Airport (SAN) which is 90 minutes away (without traffic).

Visa Information

After you have registered, ACM will be able to provide a US Visa support letter. Please send your name (as in passport), postal address, name of conference, paper title and authors, and your registration confirmation number via email to Instructions are available at:


The conference organizers will negotiate special rates at a nearby hotel for SIGMETRICS participants. We will organize a complimentary shuttle bus service between the conference venue (Beckman Center) and the conference hotel. The bus will run at approximately 30-minute intervals in the morning before the conference and in the late afternoon after the day's events.

Nearby accommodations include:

Local Attractions

Irvine is located at the heart of Orange County, one of the top tourist destinations in California. It is also within an hour's drive from the major metropolitan cities of Los Angeles and San Diego.

For magnificent views of the pacific coastline, visit Corona del Mar or Crystal Cove State Park (where you can eat at BeachComber on the beach in old Hollywood style). There are major surf destinations within 10-30min drive, including: Newport Beach (Blackies is the closest surfing beach), Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach and Dana Point. Equipment rental and surf lessons are offered all year.

For those visiting with kids, or simply young at heart, Disneyland is within 25min, Legoland within 40min. The closest zoos are in Santa Ana and Irvine Regional Park. The Seaworld and the San Diego zoo are worth the drive.