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WG14 N2447



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Daniel Plakosh,

Invitation to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA
for the Fall 2018 WG14/PL22.11 Meetings,


Daniel Plakosh
4500 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2612 U.S.A.

+1 412 268 7197 (work)
+1 412 427 4606 (cell)

Daniel Plakosh,

The venue:

If you plan on attending this event please notify email: with you name and address.


The preferred hotel for this event is the:


Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
100 Lytton Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213

The room rate is currently TBD

We will be meeting on the Carnegie Mellon University campus in the Robert Mehrabian Collaborative Innovation Center (CIC)  located at 4720 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 USA in room CIC 1203. The CIC is a short walk (approximately 3/4 of a mile) from the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center.

To get to the Robert Mehrabian Collaborative Innovation Center (CIC) from this hotel use any hotel exit; proceed downhill toward Fifth Avenue.

1.     Turn left onto Fifth Avenue.

2.     Turn right on S Craig Street.

3.     Continue down S Craig Street until you cross over Forbes Avenue

4.     Turn left on Forbes Avenue and continue on Forbes Avenue until you cross the bridge.

5.     After you cross the bridge the building on your right will be the Robert Mehrabian Collaborative Innovation Center

6.     Turn right and continue to the main entrance doors located at the end of the building.

We will be on Carnegie Mellon campus in the Robert Mehrabian Collaborative Innovation Center (CIC) located at 4720 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 USA in room CIC 1203. The CIC is a short walk (approximately 3/4 a mile) from the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center. The guards may ask you to sign in and provide a valid form of government identification (such as a driver’s license or passport). You then will be provided a badge and then can proceed to room CIC 1203. The room will be open each day, Monday through Thursday, from 08:30 to 17:30 and on Friday from 08:30 to 12:30.

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(Rates are subject to change)


Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center

$20 per day (in/out privileges)


Residence Inn by Marriott Pittsburgh University/Medical Center

$13.50 per day (in/out privileges)


Hilton Garden Inn University Place

$16 per day (in/out privileges)


Robert Mehrabian Collaborative Innovation Center (CIC)

$16 per day



Other hotels nearby:

·       Hampton Inn Pittsburgh-University Center
3315 Hamlet St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Less than two miles


·       Hilton Garden Inn - Pittsburgh University Place
3454 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Less than two miles


·       Quality Inn University Center
3401 Blvd. of the Allies

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

412-683-6100 1-800-245-4444
Less than two miles


·       Residence Inn by Marriott
3896 Bigelow Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-621-2200 1-800-513-8766
Less than two miles


·       Courtyard by Marriott Shadyside/Oakland
5308 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-683-3113 1-800-321-2211
Less than two miles


·       Friendship Suites
301 Stratford Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Less than two miles


·       Inn on Negley
703 S. Negley Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Less than two miles


·       Mansions on Fifth Hotel
5105 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Less than one mile


·       SpringHill Suites Bakery Square
134 Bakery Square Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
About two miles


·       Sunnyledge Boutique Hotel and Tea Room
5124 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Less than one mile


·       The Shadyside Inn
5405 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
412-441-4444 1-800-76-SUITE
Less than one mile



Places to eat nearby:

On Forbes Ave.

•    Orient Express - Chinese food

On Craig Street

•       Little Asia - Chinese food

•       Eatunique  – cafe serving hearty & health-conscious sandwiches with a twist, with soups & salads.

•       Lu Lu’s Noodles – Good Asian noodle shop (inexpensive).

•       Little Asia – Chinese food (inexpensive).

•       Yuva India – Northern style India. Ok, not the best (inexpensive).

•       Lucca Ristorante – Very Good American Fine Cuisine, nice wine list (expensive).

•       Union Grill – Good American style bar foods. Nice selection of beer and wine. (not expensive)

•       Subway – Cheap fast food sandwiches.

•       Quiznos –  Cheap fast food sandwiches

•       Bagel Factory – Good fast food: sandwiches, soups, salads, breakfasts, coffee bar.

•       Starbucks


By Air:

Pittsburgh International Airport – IATA code PIT  is 22 miles (approximately 45 minutes driving time) from the Carnegie Mellon campus. For more information, please visit FlyPittsburgh or call 412-472-3525.


Ground Transportation

Once you arrive at the Pittsburgh International Airport there are several transportation options to bring you to CMUI or to your hotel:

·       Taxi service. The average taxi fare from the airport to campus is about $50, plus gratuity. There are typically taxi cabs outside of the airport, but if you need to call a service, call Yellow Cab (412-321-8100) or Classy Cab (412-322-5080).  

·       Rental Car. You can rent a car on-site at the Pittsburgh International Airport. For more information, including a list of car rental agencies and phone numbers, please refer to the transportation services section of the Pittsburgh International Airport website.

·       Public Bus Transportation with Port Authority Transit. The 28X Airport Flyer bus stops in the heart of the Carnegie Mellon campus and typically takes 45 minutes en route to the airport. The trip is free for Carnegie Mellon students and costs $3.75 for other passengers. For more information about schedules and rates, please visit the official PAT website or call 412-442-2000.

·       Super Shuttle. Super Shuttle provides shuttle service between the airport and downtown hotels. For reservations, contact Super Shuttle at 1-800-258-3826.

·       Hotel Shuttle Service. Because many hotels offer a complimentary shuttle from the airport to the hotel and then on to Carnegie Mellon, please inquire about this option when making your lodging reservations. Please refer to the transportation services section of the Pittsburgh International Airport website for further contact information.


By Bus

The Greyhound Lines bus terminal is located less than eight miles from campus in downtown Pittsburgh. For a detailed transportation schedule, call Greyhound at 1-800-231-2222. The Pittsburgh station is located at 55 11th Street and can be reached at 412-392-6513.

By Train

The Amtrak Train Station-Pittsburgh is located at 1100 Liberty Avenue, less than five miles from campus. For information on rates and schedules, call Amtrak at 1-800-872-7245.

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