CanQueue 2017 Conference - Windsor




CanQueue 2017 conference. Windsor, Ontario.
(Friday-Saturday) August 18-19, 2017
Chair: Dr. Myron Hlynka, University of Windsor

Ambassador Bridge
linking Windsor and Detroit

Welcome to to the website of the 2017 Canadian Queueing Conference. This conference brings together Canadian (and international) queueing researchers and students, often from Departments such as mathematics, statistics, management science, industrial engineereing, computer science. Presentations are made on completed research studies, or on currently ongoing work.
The CanQueue conference started from a workshop organized by Dr. A.S. Alfa at the University of Manitoba in 1999. The name "CanQueue" was suggested and used at the meeting in London, Ontario, in 2000. The conference is one of the major queueing conferences in North America.
If you would like to attend, please send an e-mail to hlynka@uwindsor.ca (with header CanQueue) by July 25, 2017. I will send you an e-mail invitation to attend at that point. Please indicate whether or not you plan to give a talk. If you are a faculty member, please indicate if you plan to have students attend (and please give names). Indicate whether or not you will attend the conference banquet on Friday evening.
Current Confirmed Attendees:
1. Myron Hlynka, U of Windsor
2. Minjian Yuan, U of Windsor
3. Robert Aidoo, U of Windsor
4. Liza Chetina, U of Windsor
5. Armann Ingolfsson, U of Alberta
6. Amir Rastpour, U.O.I.T.
7. Barbara Margolius, Cleveland State University
8. Qi-Ming He, University of Waterloo
9. Vicent Maccio, McMaster University
10. Walid Abdel Kader, University of Windsor
11. Attahiru Alfa, University of Manitoba
To add your name, please send an e-mail to hlynka@uwindsor.ca
For a one page skeleton map of Windsor, see
Windsor map
The University of Windsor is in the upper left corner north east of Huron Church Rd. and Wyandotte St.
Campus map
http://web2.uwindsor.ca/pac/campusmap/pdfs/11x17ColourMap.pdf
Accommodation: Students (or others on a budget, or those wanting something within a reasonable walk to the conference) may wish to try
Canterbury College .
Any other accomodation requires a very lengthy walk so a car may be needed. Conference Parking is available at the parking garage at the south east corner of Wyandotte St. and Sunset Ave. ($10 by credit or debit card). For those coming by car, there is inexpensive accomodation along Huron Church Road (which is the extension of Highway 401 into Windsor) heading toward the University. (e.g. Econolodge, Comfort Inn, and also the better quality Holiday Inn and Hampton Inn). Downtown hotels include Best Western, TraveLodge.
Best WesternPlus Waterfront (277 Riverside Drive W Windsor, Ontario N9A 5K4) is quoting a University of Windsor rate of $115 per night. (3 km walk to university). 519-973-5555 or (800) 780-7234. Also see
http://www.uwindsor.ca/75/hotel-accommodations

Conference Registration fee is $50 per person plus $35 for the Friday evening supper, if attending. Registration fee will be waived for students and retirees, but the supper fee still applies to those students/retirees attending supper. Registration should be paid upon arrival.
Location: University of Windsor. Odette Building. Room B04.
Parking: There is a parking garage on the south east corner of Wyanddote St and Sunset Ave. Fee = $10 (by credit or debit card only). Five minute walk to the conference building.
There is a also parking lot on the south east corner of Huron Church Rd. and University Avenue (entrance on University Ave) which is only $4 per day. This requires a ten minute walk to the conference building.
This CanQueue 2017 website will be updated regularly.
THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN WINDSOR
  1. Windsor Casino. It has good eating places and concerts.
  2. Windsor Sculpture Garden. Outdoor sculpture walk along the river from the university to downtown.
  3. Windsor Art Gallery
    http://www.agw.ca/
  4. Point Pelee National Park. One hour's drive south of Windsor. The most southerly point in mainland Canada. (Pelee Island is slightly more southerly.) A bird watcher's paradise. Leamington, along the way, is the Tomato capitol of Canada. The number of greenhouses is incredible.
  5. The Windsor area is getting to be known for its great wineries. Take a wine tour of the area.
  6. Chimczuk Museum. Windsor Community Museum.
  7. Canada South Science City. Small but nice.
  8. The Canadian Transportation Museum is quite nice, just outside of Windsor.
  9. Shop at Windsor Crossing Outlet Mall or at
    Devonshire Mall.
  10. Detroit. 5 minutes away across the Ambassador bridge. Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, Detroit Institute of Art (fifth largest art museum in the USA), John King's used book store (my favorite). To cross the border (either direction), you need a passport. (Enhanced driver's licences may work.)

M. Hlynka (hlynka@uwindsor.ca)
519-253-3000 (x 3014)