60th Annual Device Research Conference : Travel Information

June 24-26, 2002  · University of California, Santa Barbara, California



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The city of Santa Barbara, founded by the Spanish in the 18th century, is considered to be one of the jewels of the California coast. It lies approximately 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles, nestled against the Santa Ynez Mountains and overlooking the Pacific Ocean. In June, the days are warm (70s) and the nights are cool (50s), with occasional morning fog. Nearby are many excellent ocean beaches, lakes, forests, mountains with varied hiking trails, and such manmade attractions as the Hearst Castle, the flower fields of Lompoc, the Old World Danish Village of Solvnag, the Mission, Court House, and other examples of Spanish architecture.


Casual clothing is in order with a sweater or light jacket occasionally needed for the evenings. The University of California is essentially a walking campus, so be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.


The Santa Barbara area may be reached by:


UCSB is easily accessible from US 101. From the South, take the UCSB/Highway 217 exit and identify yourself at the gate as either an DRC or DRC/EMC attendee. From the North, take the Storke Road/UCSB exit and drive south (toward the ocean) to a “T” junction with El Colegio Road. Turn left onto El Colegio Road and ask for directions at the University gate. If you are residing on campus you will be notifi ed in your confi rmation which Residence Hall you have been assigned and the attendant at the gate can provide you with directions and a temporary parking permit. If you are residing off campus and will be driving to UCSB, please stop at the gate for directions as well.


Amtrak Train Service serves Santa Barbara. The Amtrak terminal is located in downtown Santa Barbara as well as in Goleta. From there, you may reach the campus or your hotel by SuperRide Shuttle or taxi only. Note: The UCSB Campus Shuttle cannot pick you up from the train station if you are residing on campus.


Most people traveling by air will initially land at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), about 2.5 hours away from Santa Barbara. From there, you have the option to either fl y to Santa Barbara, travel to Santa Barbara via the Santa Barbara Airbus, or rent a car and drive to Santa Barbara.

Flying into Santa Barbara

A free UCSB Shuttle Bus will carry those participants staying at the University from the Santa Barbara Airport to their campus residence hall. You will receive the appropriate phone number to call to secure our UCSB Shuttle Bus upon arrival at the Santa Barbara Airport in your confi rmation packet. At the end of the conference, the UCSB Shuttle Bus will take on campus participants back to the Santa Barbara Airport for their departure. Those staying in local hotels are responsible for their own transportation from the Airport to their individual hotel; some hotels provide this service so please check when
reading the hotel descriptions. If your hotel does not provide this service, you may wish to try SuperRide Airport Shuttle, (805) 683-9636, which offers a local rate ranging from $9.00 - $18.00, depending on the location of your destination site in Santa Barbara. Reservations are strongly recommended.

The Santa Barbara Airbus

Provides several daily bus trips from the Los Angeles International Airport to Santa Barbara; Telephone: US/Canada 800-423-1618; 805-964-7759 for those calling outside the US/Canada area, or Fax: 805-683-0307. Please remember that if you will be residing on campus at UCSB and will be using the Santa Barbara Airbus, make sure that your Drop-off site is in Goleta. That way our UCSB Shuttle Bus will be able to pick you up and bring you to campus. You will receive the appropriate number to call to secure our UCSB Shuttle Bus upon arrival at the Goleta Drop-off site in your confi rmation packet. At the end of the conference, the UCSB Shuttle Bus will take on campus participants back to the Santa Barbara Airbus Goleta Drop-off site for their departure. Again, those staying in local hotels are responsible for their own transportation from the Santa Barbara Airbus Drop-off site to their individual hotel.


Taxi service is available from the Airport to the local hotels not offering free shuttle service.


A local area/campus map is available for download in portable document format.


Parking is by permit only. If you are staying on campus, identify yourself at the entry gate as a participant in DRC (or DRC/EMC) and you will receive a one-hour temporary permit. You will be notified in your confi rmation packet which Residence Hall you have been assigned; drive to that Hall and obtain a long-term permit which you may use for the duration of your stay. Parking is complimentary for those staying in the Residence Hall. Attendees residing off campus can purchase a permit ahead of time by indicating this on the On-Campus Housing Reservation Form; permits may also be purchased at the on-site registration desk.
Monday through Wednesday - $15.00
Monday through Friday - $25.00

Attendees residing off-campus CANNOT purchase a multi-day parking permit on-site, only one-day permits will be sold from the gate attendant. Pre-purchasing of parking permits is encouraged to eliminate standing in lines. See Housing Reservation Form to pre-purchase parking permits. Parking citations are issued for cars incorrectly parked or lacking permits. Please note that UCSB is a walking campus and parking is limited. Your parking assignment may not necessarily be close to your assigned Residence Hall or session location.


US AIRWAYS is the Official Carrier of the 2002 Electronic Materials Conference

US Airways agrees to offer an exclusive low rate for the attendees traveling to the 2002 Device Research Conference in Santa Barbara, California.

This special fare will offer a 5% discount off First or Envoy Class and any published US Airways promotional round trip fare and a 10% discount off unrestricted coach fares will apply with sevenday advance reservations and ticketing required for flights to Orange County, CA. For travel to Los Angeles, CA, this special fare will offer a 7% discount off First or Envoy Class and any published US Airways promotional roundtrip fare. A 12% discount off unrestricted coach fares will apply seven-day advance reservations and ticketing required. Plan ahead and receive an additional discount by ticketing 60 days or more prior to departure. These discounts are valid provided all rules and restrictions are met and are applicable for travel from all points on US Airways’ route system.

US Airways will also offer exclusive negotiated rates for attendees who are unable to meet the restrictions of the promotional round trip fares.

The above discounts are not combinable with other discounts or promotions, and are valid three days before and after the meeting dates. Additional restrictions may apply on international travel.

To obtain these discounts, you or your professional travel consultant must call US Airways’ Group and Meeting Reservation Office toll free at 877-874-7687; 8:00 AM – 9:30 PM, Eastern Time.


Once your reservations are confi rmed, US Airways Group and Meeting Reservation Office will mail the tickets to you or suggest several other convenient methods of purchase.

If you normally use the services of a travel agent or corporate travel department, please have them place the call so that they may obtain the same advantages for you. The special meeting fare is only available through the Group and Meeting Reservation Office


HERTZ RENT-A-CAR SYSTEM is the Official Car Rental Company for the 2002 Device Research Conference

Meeting rates listed below, with free unlimited mileage, are guaranteed one week before through one week after the actual meeting dates and are subject to car availability. Rates are available from all California locations.

Advance reservations may be made by booking online at or calling the Hertz reservations number (US: 1-800-654-2240; Canada: 1-800-263-0600; International: contact your nearest Hertz reservation center) and identify yourself as an attendee of the Electronic Materials Conference and reference the CV number which follows:

You must give the reservations agent: Hertz CV #02QJ0002

  Daily Weekend Weekly
Car Class
(Per Day)
(Per Day)
5–7 Day
A Economy-2Dr $34.99 $24.99 $159.99
B Compact-4Dr $40.99 $27.99 $174.99
C Midsize-2/4Dr $43.99 $28.99 $180.99
D Sporty-2Dr $47.99 $30.99 $194.99
F Fullsize-4Dr $49.99 $34.99 $194.99
G Premium $53.99 $34.99 $214.99
I Towncar $65.99 $65.99 $304.99
L 4-Wheel Drive $59.99 $59.99 $299.99
R Minivan $59.99 $59.99 $299.99
U Convertible $59.99 $59.99 $299.99

Standard rental and credit qualifi cations apply. Taxes, vehicle licensing fees/tax reimbursement, transportation fee, transaction fee and optional items, such as refueling, are extra. At many airports and hotels, a 5% - 12.75% airport/hotel concession fee recovery applies on car rental.

Terms and Conditions:

  • One-way service fee will apply when cars are not returned to renting location.
  • Additional daily charges for optional coverage (Loss Damage Waiver, Personal Accident Insurance, Personal Effect Protection, refueling and state tax) are not included in the above rates.
  • Drivers must meet standard Hertz age, driver and credit requirements.
  • Hertz is a frequent fl yer partner with US Airways, Delta, Northwest, United and American Airlines. Frequent fl yer information may be requested at time of car booking.


Registration forms and information on accommodations can be obtained from Nadir Dagli, Local Arrangement Chair:

Nadir Dagli
Univ. California-Santa Barbara
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Tel: (805) 893 4847 • Fax: (805) 893 3262



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