Important Dates

7 July 2013:
Deadline for position papers

10 July 2013:
Acceptance notification sent

14 July 2013:
Program released

2 September 2013, noon ET:
Deadline (for lunches and name tags) for Registration



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The workshop program will run:
- Tuesday 10th September from 09:30 to 17:00
- Wednesday 11th September from 09:00 to 17:00.


Ray and Maria Stata Center, MIT
Building 32
Gates Tower, G449
32 Vassar Street Cambridge, MA 02139

The Workshop will be held at MIT's Stata Center in Cambridge, MA, USA in the Kiva Conference room. Kiva, G449, is located on the 4th floor of the Gates Tower of the Stata Center.

A few notes about the building: The Stata Center can be a bit confusing as there are two towers: Gates and Dreyfoos. This workshop will be held in the Gates Tower, the entrance to which is on the corner of Vassar and Main Streets.

We will provide coffee, lunch and refreshments during the breaks. There will be wireless Internet access.

It is possible to follow along remotely, though we can't promise good sound quality. Those attending remotely may dial the Zakim conference bridge at +1.617.761.6200 and use the conference code 733825 (RDFVAL). The irc channel will be on W3C's IRC server: port 6665 channel #rdfval.

How to get to the Stata Center

The MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) is located at the northeastern edge of the MIT campus on Vassar Street near the intersection with Main Street.

Boston Logan International Airport is the closest international airport to MIT. The travel time between the airport and hotels in Cambridge will vary between 30 minutes to one hour depending on traffic conditions. Taxis from the airport are plentiful and fares will range around $30-40.

The Stata Center is located a few blocks away from the MBTA Red line Kendall/MIT stop (directions). We strongly suggest that visitors use public transportation. Alternately, several of the the hotels provide shuttle service to MIT.


The MIT Parking and Transportation Office does not offer pay lots for visitors. They note: "Because the number of visitor parking spaces on campus is limited, it may not be possible to accommodate every visitor who wishes to park at MIT.... We strongly recommend using public transportation when visiting the MIT campus." There is hourly on-street parking available around the Stata Center though Cambridge is a busy area and parking may be difficult to find, especially in inclement weather.

Information on paid parking lots near campus can be found on MIT's parking site.


MIT also has a list of nearby hotels.