ASONAM 2017 | Venue

ASONAM 2017 Venue

The venue of ASONAM 2017 and the colocated events is Mercure Hotel Sydney (818-820 George St, Ultimo NSW 2007 Sydney New South Wales Australia)


Accommodation can be book at Mercure Hotel Sydney (818-820 George St, Ultimo NSW 2007 Sydney New South Wales Australia): click here for more information about the hotel.

To book your room

You may either email or call the hotel and use OTSO310717 as ASONAM2017 booking code. Direct online booking is not possile.

First option: Send email directly to the hotel -- h2073 (at) accor (dot) com with subject ASONAM2017 Booking
Mercure Hotel has a secure credit card system on their emails called Cisco which prompts a user to enter a password to view credit card details.

Second option: Your may book your room by calling +61 2 9217 6666 and speak direct with the reservations team.
Please note for the phone line you would need to speak to in house reservations from Monday to Friday between 8am and 7pm (AEST) or on Saturday from 9am to 5pm (AEST).

Conference rate for the period 30 July -- 5 August 2017 is AUD 249 per Night (single occupany) including Taxes & Fees


To find out how to get to the hotel:

Either click here to go to directions page of the hotel

Or use this detailed information to help you get to the venue

By far the easiest and fastest way to get from the airport to the conference hotel is to take the train. This requires getting an Opal Card. These cards are free, and can be bought at the WH Smith on the Arrivals level at the airport. They can be filled with any multiple of $10.

The fare from the airport to Central, the station near the hotel, is $16.22, most of which is an airport access fee. However, it will take 12 minutes, while any other mode (taxi, Uber, shuttle) is likely to take more than 30 minutes, and could easily take an hour at busy times.

On arrival at Central, use the exit at the rear end of the station, turn right after the exit gates, and go through the long tunnel until you see a sloping exit on the left. The hotel is more or less at the top of this slope.

The conference hotel is quite close to China Town, and many tourist attractions are in Darling Harbour, within easy walking distance. These include Wildlife Sydney (which is the easiest way to see distinctive Australian animals), and the Sealife Aquarium.

Circular Quay is three stops on the train from Central ($2.42) and is the ferry hub for Sydney. Two trips are worth doing: Parramatta and Manly. Sydney's main zoo, Taronga Park, is across the harbour with amazing views of the city skyline.

Other things worth doing: North Head (Manly then walk or bus) to see the whales going past (several hundred a day), South Head (ferry to Watsons Bay), Bondi to Coogee walk (bus from Eddy Ave -- other end of Central to either Bondi or Coogee and the path is obvious), Blue Mountains (takes a whole day), Hunter Valley wine (takes a whole day), Jenolan Caves (takes a long day).

Here is some suggestion to get to Captain Cook Cruise (No. 1 King Street) for the banquet dinner

There are three ways, none of them particularly direct:

1. Walk from the hotel (27 mins)

2. Take the train from Central to Wynyard, take the exit to Barangaroo, when you come out of the pedestrian tunnel go straight ahead to the sea, and then turn left to reach the wharf (25 mins).

3. Take the light rail from the other end of Central to Pyrmont Bay, cross the Pyrmont Bridge (pedestrianized), and the wharf is off to the left (25 mins).


  • ASONAM 2017 Program Draft
  • IEEE Computer Society
  • ACM


  • Steering Chair
  • Reda AlhajjUniversity of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
  • Honorary Chairs
  • Ahmed K. ElmagarmidQatar Foundation, Qatar
  • Leon WangNational University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • General Chairs
  • Michael BlumensteinUniversity of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Jon RokneUniversity of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
  • Jaideep SrivastavaUniversity of Minnesota, USA and Qatar Foundation, Qatar
  • Program Committee Chairs
  • Jana DiesnerUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Elena FerrariUniversity of Insubria, Italy
  • Guandong XuUniversity of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Industry-Track Chairs
  • Qi HeLinkedIn Inc., USA
  • Gang LiDeakin University, Australia
  • Jiabin ZhaoCisco Systems, Inc., USA
  • Workshops Chairs
  • Martin AtzmuellerUniversity of Kassel, Germany
  • Siddharth KazaTowson University, Maryland, USA
  • I-Hsien TingNational University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Multidisciplinary Track Chairs
  • Rosa BenitoTechnical University of Madrid, Spain
  • Suheil KhouryAmerican University of Sharjah, UAE
  • Giancarlo RagoziniUniversità degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
  • PhD Forum and Posters Track Chairs
  • Nitin AgarwalUniversity of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA
  • Jeffery ChanRMIT University, Australia
  • Nima DokoohakiKTH, Sweden
  • Demos and Exhibitions Chairs
  • Keivan KianmehrOracle Inc., Canada
  • Tansel OzyerTOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey
  • Eric PardedeLatrobe University, Australia
  • Tutorial Chairs
  • Hady Wirawan LauwSingapore Management University, Singapore
  • Katina MichaelUniversity of Wollongong, Australia
  • Katharina ZweigTU Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • Sponsorship Chairs
  • Jalal KawashUniversity of Calgary, Canada
  • Mehmet KayaFirat University, Turkey
  • Publicity Chairs
  • Ahmad KassemGlobal University, Lebanon
  • Buket KayaFirat University, Turkey
  • Keivan KianmehrOracle Inc., Canada
  • Panagiotis KarampelasHellenic Air Force Academy, Greece
  • Shang GaoJilin University, China
  • Wei WangUniversity of New South Wales, Australia
  • Xiaohui (Daniel) TaoUniversity of Southern Queensland, Australia
  • Publication Chairs
  • Min-Yuh DayTamkang University, Taiwan
  • Panagiotis KarampelasHellenic Air Force Academy, Greece
  • Registration Chairs
  • Mehmet KayaFirat University, Turkey
  • Jalal KawashUniversity of Calgary, Canada
  • Local Arrangements Chair
  • Web Chair
  • Tansel OzyerUniversity of Calgary, Canada