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Conference Hotel

ICSME 2016 will be held at the Raleigh Marriott City Center in downtown Raleigh.

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Raleigh Marriott City Center at a special conference rate of $169 for the period from September 30, 2016 to October 8, 2016. Rooms will be held at the special rate until September 9, 2016 at 5:00 PM EDT.

Book your group rate for IEEE ICSME 2016.

If you book your reservation by phone, please mention the group reference code IEEE ICSME 2016.

Guestroom Wi-Fi is complementary when you book at the group rate.


Known as the City of Oaks for its many oak trees, Raleigh is the capital of the state of North Carolina and part of the famous Research Triangle, which is a major center for high-tech and biotech research. Raleigh's historic landmarks and cosmopolitan offerings, from prominent public museums to a diverse culinary scene, make it a one-of-a-kind cultural and entertainment center of the Southeastern US.

Downtown Raleigh offers myriad activities from dining at over 165 restaurants or bars, browsing through over a dozen museums and art galleries, or shopping for clothing or antiques. Southern Living calls Raleigh one of the "Top 10 Tastiest Towns in the South" with a culinary scene featuring award-winning chefs and gaining national recognition. Nightlife in Raleigh is known for its numerous live music venues and for its selection of local craft brews. Downtown Raleigh is easy to navigate with the R-LINE, a free and eco-friendly circulator service featuring hybrid electric buses that run every 10–15 minutes.

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Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
439,896 (2014 U.S. Census Bureau estimate)
Average Temperatures in October
48.2°F (9°C) Low / 71.8°F (22.1°C) High
Average Rainfall in October
3.18in (8.08cm)
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The Raleigh area is served by the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) approximately 15 miles from the Raleigh Marriott City Center. RDU offers nonstop flights to/from more than 40 destinations, including major cities in the United States, as well as Toronto, London, and Paris.

RDU is approximately 25 minutes by car or 50 minutes by bus from the Raleigh Marriott City Center. Many ground transportation options are available, including taxis, shuttle services, Uber, Lyft, and the Go Triangle bus line. Please see the RDU Ground Transportation page for additional information.

NSF Student Travel Funding

ICSME 2016 is happy to announce that travel grants for US-based students are available for students interested in attending ICSME 2016 or one of the collocated events.


Raleigh is safer than average for a city of its size, but visitors should be cautious and aware of their surroundings at all times. Statistical information on crime rates for Raleigh are available: To report a crime or unsafe situtation while in Raleigh, call 911.

Visa Support Letters

ICSME is able to provide visa support letters to authors of accepted papers, members of the conference and steering committees, and other attendees who have paid their registration fee in full and are not from one of the countries embargoed by the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control. Please contact Nicholas A. Kraft, General Co-chair at to request a visa support letter.