The conference FSTTCS 2022 is being held at ICSR building (Centre for Industrial Consultancy and Sponsored Research), located in the campus of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), at Chennai.

You can reach Chennai either by air or by train. The IIT Madras campus is located on the Sardar Patel Road, half-way between the Raj Bhavan and the Adyar bus terminus, i.e. about 12 kms from Chennai Central. The other landmarks are the Guindy Snake Park adjacent to the IIT main gate and the Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI) campus lying opposite to ours. The travel time from the airport, railway stations or Koyambedu bus terminus is approximately 45mins.

From Airport


If you arrive at the Chennai International Airport (MAA), you can make your way to the Institute in a Pre-paid Taxis, Ola, or Uber from the airport to inside the campus Or take a bus, PP21. You can travel from Chennai Airport to any destination within the city via the following options. Chennai airport has three main terminals, Terminal 3 and Terminal 4 are international and Terminal 1 is domestic.
  • Pre-paid taxis: There are prepaid taxi booths inside the airport located in the Arrivals hall, where you can book and pay for the ride. Once you have your ticket, you can board a taxi. Taxis are available outside the arrivals area. The rates are fixed, so the taxi driver can neither refuse your ride, nor can overcharge you. Estimated fares from Chennai Airport taxi to the city centre are from INR 350 to 500. Some of the following companies serve Chennai Airport Taxi and surroundings: - Fast Track: +91 44 2888 9999 - Aviation Express Taxis: +91 44 2256 2193 - City taxi: +91 82972 82979 - Meru Cabs: +91 44 4422 4422
  • Uber/Ola: Uber works as expected in Chennai and Ola is another taxi aggregator service in India just like Uber. Both Uber and Ola offer airport transfers in a variety of sizes of cars. They can be booked the usual way, from your phone. However, Chennai Airport, also offers passengers the option to book a taxi without the application.
  • Chennai Airport Metro: Chennai Airport is linked to the metro system through a free shuttle bus. You can get the Inter Terminal Shuttle Service outside arrivals area and get to the Chennai Airport Metro Station. At metro station take the blue line to reach Guindy (nearest metro station from IIT Madras). From Guidndy you can either take a public service transport (Bus no. 119) from Guindy Bus Terminal or book a cab or taxi to reach IITM.

Railway

Even if you are coming by train you can always book Ola/Uber cabs to reach IIT Madras from the respective terminal stations. Alternatively, you can also use metro or local train or city buses.
  • Local Train: Use the subway and cross the street in front of the Chennai Central Railway Station, to reach Park Town station. Get tickets for train going to Kasturibai Nagar (Adyar). You can get a train every 20 minutes on weekdays during 4:20 am to 10:30 pm and every 30 minutes on weekends during 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. On reaching Kasturibai Nagar, get down and ask for Sardar Patel Road or IIT Madras. The In-gate of IIT Madras is at a walking distance of 5 minutes from the station. You can also go to Park Railway Station opposite the Central station and take a local train to Guindy or Saidapet station and reach the campus from there by the buses mentioned below. We advise you not to use this mode if you are travelling with a heavy luggage.
  • City Bus: If you are travelling with light luggage, you can take a city bus to IIT. The bus stop is right opposite the Central Station. You could use the subway to cross the road which is perpetually busy. Your options are:
    1. The direct buses to the campus are 19B and 5C. If you take any of them, get down at Gandhi Mandapam or CLRI, which is at walking distance from the IIT main gate.
    2. You can also take any bus to Saidapet and from there, any bus heading for Adyar or Besant Nagar Adyar (5B, 47, 47A, 47D, 23C etc.) which will drop you right in front of the IIT gate, on the opposite side.
    3. You could also take any bus to Adyar; there are frequent buses from Adyar Signal to the campus.
  • If you are at Chennai Egmore Railway Station then you can take 23C to IIT or a 23E, 23A, 23G to Adyar signal from where there are a number of buses to IIT.

Bus Terminus, CMBT, Koyambedu

Chennai interstate/intercity bus terminus is called Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus, commonly known as CMBT. From CMBT, you can come to institute by taking city bus 23M or by Call Taxi, Ola, or Uber.
Early registration for conference and workshops opens on October 19, 2022.
The deadline for early registration has been extended to November 10, 2022 (AoE)

  • All registration amounts are mentioned are inclusive of taxes. The symbol ₹ stands for INR.
  • By foreign participant we mean anyone with non-Indian affiliation.
  • By non-student we mean faculty, post-docs and researchers working at academic institutions.
  • The conference in-person registration covers lunch and two tea breaks on each day for all the three days of the conference and a banquet dinner.
  • The conference virtual registration enables the participant to attend all the talks online.
  • At least one author of an accepted paper needs to pay in-person registration fees -- irrespective of whether the participation is in-person or in virtual mode (in the latter case, please indicate the same while you are registering).
  • Foreign participants who need invitation letters for visa purposes are requested to fill in the passport number and related details in the registration form.

Conference Registration


[Registration link for Indian participants.]
[Registration link for foreign participants.]

Registration fee waiver and travel grants: A limited number of early registration fee waivers (for in-person attendance) and travel grants are available for Indian participants for attending the conference and/or workshops. These are meant for students and faculty members from not-so-well-funded Indian institutes.
  • How much support is available? For each participant chosen for this support, the full registration fee is waived. Additionally, a travel support of up to ₹2000 for students (and up to ₹4000 for faculty) will be provided.
  • How to apply? For availing this support, please write an email to fsttcs2022@cse.iitm.ac.in on or before the Nov 5 (AoE), justifying the case, and also arrange for a supporting letter to be sent to the same email address from the applicant's adviser/institute.
  • Selection and mode of payment: Before Nov 6 (AoE), the applicants who have applied for the travel grants and registration fee waiver, will be informed about the decision regarding the same. The travel grant will be released on reimbursement basis after the conference.

Fees for in-person participation
Indian
student
Indian
non-student
Indian
Industry
Foreign
student
Foreign
non-student
Early registration
(till Nov 10 AoE)
₹ 5000 ₹ 12000 ₹ 25000 ₹ 20000
(USD 245)
₹ 35000
(USD 425)
Regular registration
(till Dec 5 AoE)
₹ 6000 ₹ 13000 ₹ 27000 ₹ 22000
(USD 270)
₹ 37000
(USD 450)
Late registration ₹ 8000 ₹ 15000 ₹ 30000 ₹ 25000
(USD 305)
₹ 40000
(USD 490)


Fees for virtual participation
Indian participant Foreign participant
Registration Fees ₹ 500 ₹ 1000
(USD 15)

Workshops and Winter School Registration


  • There are two workshops and one winter school planned this year.
  • All the events are pre-conference events and are overlapping in terms of schedule.
  • The workshops and the winter school are to be held in-person.
  • The workshop registration fee also covers the lunch and two tea breaks for the days of the respective workshop.


Winter School on SAT+SMT (3 days - Dec 15 to Dec 17, 2022)
Indian
student
Indian
non-student
Foreign
student
Foreign
non-student/
Indian Industry
Early registration
(till Nov 10 AoE)
₹ 1500 ₹ 3500 ₹ 3500
(USD 45)
₹ 6500
(USD 80)
Regular registration
(available till workshop date)
₹ 2000 ₹ 4000 ₹ 4000
(USD 50)
₹ 7000
(USD 85)


Workshop on Algorithms under Uncertainty (2 days - Dec 16 to Dec 17, 2022)
Indian
student
Indian
non-student
Foreign
student
Foreign
non-student/
Indian Industry
Early registration
(till Nov 10 AoE)
₹ 1000 ₹ 2500 ₹ 5000
(USD 60)
₹ 5000
(USD 60)
Regular registration
(available till workshop date)
₹ 1500 ₹ 3000 ₹ 5500
(USD 65)
₹ 5500
(USD 65)


Workshop on Fine-grained Cryptography (1 day - Dec 17, 2022)
Indian
student
Indian
non-student
Foreign
student
Foreign
non-student/
Indian Industry
Early registration
(till Nov 10 AoE)
₹ 800 ₹ 1500 ₹ 3000
(USD 35)
₹ 3000
(USD 35)
Regular registration
(available till workshop date)
₹ 1300 ₹ 2000 ₹ 3500
(USD 40)
₹ 3500
(USD 40)

Hotels

We have tieup with Holiday Inn, Ramada Plaza and Ginger Chennai for special rates for the conference. There will be arrangements for transport to and fro from these hotels to the conference / workshop venue. Some other hotels nearby are listed as well. Participants staying at these hotels will have to make their own transport arrangements.

  • Holiday Inn Chennai OMR IT Expressway   (Google Map link)

    Conveniently located in the heart of the IT corridor on Rajiv Gandhi IT Expressway, also known as Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR), Holiday Inn Chennai OMR IT Expressway is easily accessible to the city and is 13 kms away from the Chennai International Airport. It is located 5 km from the IIT Madras main gate and approx 7 km from the conference venue.

    Per day Rate:

    • Single   Occupancy: ₹ 4500 + Tax
    • Double Occupancy: ₹ 5500 + Tax
    Includes: Breakfast , Wi-Fi, usage of swimming pool and fitness centre.

    Booking Link     valid till Nov 30, 2022.


  • Ramada plaza, Guindy, Chennai   (Google Map link)

    Situated at a distance of 4 km from Besant Nagar Beach (Elliot's Beach), Ramada Plaza in Chennai is a 5-star business hotel. It is 10 kms away from the Chennai International Airport and 3 kms away from the IIT Madras main gate (approx. 5 km from the conference venue).

    Per day Rate:

    • Single   Occupancy: ₹ 5500 + Tax
    • Double Occupancy: ₹ 6500 + Tax
    Includes: Breakfast , Wi-Fi, usage of swimming pool and fitness centre.

    For Booking a room: write an email to hos@ramadaplazachennai.com with the dates for which you need a room.


  • Ginger Chennai (Tharamani, IITM)   ( Google map link)

    Situated in the IIT Madras Research Park, Ginger Hotel IITM Tharamani in Chennai is a 3-Star Hotel. The IITM Research Park is adjacent to the IITM campus. Ginger hotel is at the distance of 5 km from the conference venue.

    Per day Rate:

    • Standard Single     Occupancy: ₹ 2600 + Tax
    • Standard Double Occupancy: ₹ 3100 + Tax
    • Superior Single     Occupancy: ₹ 2900 + Tax
    • Superior Double Occupancy: ₹ 3400 + Tax
    Includes: Complimentary buffet breakfast, WiFi access, access to fitness centre.

    For Booking a room: write an email to sales.chennai-iitm@gingerhotels.com with the dates for which you need a room. Please mention 'FSTTCS-2022' in the subject of the email.

Other websites to book hotels

You may want to check these websites before booking your hotel. Sometimes they provide good deals and offers.


Arrangements for Indian Participants

For Indian students we have limited on-campus accommodation (in separate boys and girls hostels). Per day charge for a room with single occupancy is ₹ 315. Food coupons for the mess can be availed at ₹ 180 per day.
For Indian faculty members, researchers and industry participants we have limited on-campus accomodation at the Taramani Guest House. Per day single occupancy A/C room charge is ₹ 1120. Breakfast and dinner is served at the guest house at an additional charge.
During registration there is a provision to indicate whether you need accommodation on-campus. In case you missed filling up that information please send an email to fsttcs2022@cse.iitm.ac.in


IIT Madras has a wonderful in-campus crèche (Tech kids). The participants attending the conference who need child care may avail the child care facility on a payment basis. Here are some important points to note:

  • The child-care facility is for kids aged 2 to 10 years. The working times are
    Monday -- Friday : 8.30am to 5.30pm. Saturday : 8.30am to 4.00pm. Sundays : Closed.
  • Food will not be provided by the facility. You may pack a snack or lunch as appropriate.
  • You will need to provide your contact number (an Indian contact number) for the staff to contact you in case of emergencies.
  • The fee for availing the child-care facility is ₹ 750/day or ₹ 4000 for the entire duration of the conference (Dec 15 to Dec 20), to be paid in advance.
  • Bank details for the fees payment:
    • A/C NO: 2722101011072
    • A/C NAME: IITMADRAS CAMPUS WELFARE TRUST TECH KIDS PROJECT
    • IFSC CODE: CNRB 0002722

If you want to avail the child-care facility for your kids then please pay the fees as mentioned above and send your request to us at : fsttcs2022@cse.iitm.ac.in .

  • [PDF] copy of Approval Letter from Ministry of Education, Government of India for Hosting FSTTCS 2022.
  • [PDF] copy of Letter from Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India about visa processing authorizations to Indian missions/posts. You can submit this document if your visa application asks for MEA/political clearance letter.
  • [PDF] copy of Office Memorandum from Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India indicating (see item 3) that the conferences like FSTTCS 2022 does not require clearence from Ministry of Home Affairs. You can submit this document if your visa application asks for MHA security clearance letter.
  • FAQs related to visa
  • Dos and Donts from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India.

Here is a map detailing most of the points of interest in and around the conference venue.

IIT Madras is a beautiful campus situated near the Guindy National Park. It is home to one of the most elegant antelopes in the world - the Black Buck. It also houses a large number of chital (spotted deer), bonnet macaque, monkeys and other rare wildlife.

Madras Music Season is a series of events (called a season !) hosted during mid-November to January every year in Chennai. These events are aimed at allowing aficionados of Carnatic music to appreciate performances by renowned artists, and to allow promising young artists to display their talent and skill. Audiences and artists come from across India and her diaspora to enjoy the season. Here is concert schedules for the music season of 2022. As a part of the cultural evening of the conference, there will be a violin concert by the famous musician Dr. Sriram Parasuram on Dec 18, Sunday, 6:15 pm at Central Lecture theatre. Don't miss !.

Getting around within Chennai

  1. Uber (or the local equivalent, Ola) is your best option to travel locally. At the conference venue and in your hotels, you will have WiFi, but to use local cab services, you will of course need mobile data while not in these locations. Make sure you get a good mobile data package before arriving here. If you want to tour around Chennai, we recommend this as your best option. A long-term rental option is also offered by Ola, this also works out very well.
  2. Local Trains, Metro: These are the lifeline of Chennai residents but can also be daunting to use due to the extreme crowds. Google Maps are the best option to find routes and timings.
  3. Walking: This is always an option for short distances, however note that you cannot always count on the availability of sidewalks and safe pedestrian crossings in Chennai.



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