Eighth Annual International Conference on
Virtual Execution Environments (VEE 2012)
London, UK, March 3–4 2012
We encourage attendees to book travel and acommodation as early as possible:
  • You will qualify for the eary bird registration rate (until February 17th).

  • If looking for budget hotel accommodation then you will find a wider range of rooms available.

  • It provides time to apply for a visa, if you need one.

  • Prices on long-haul flights are often much cheaper if you are able to book several months in advance. On some airlines, flights can be much cheaper if you stay over a Saturday night.

  • Students planning to attend VEE can apply for a travel grant via the ASPLOS 2012 mechanism; the deadline is 16th January 2012.

    See here for details on how to apply.

  • Students can also apply for financial support via the SIGPLAN PAC scheme: http://www.sigplan.org/PAC.htm

VEE 2012 will take place at the Royal Society, a learned society whose history goes back to the 17th century.

The venue is in the heart of London (6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG), just a few hundred yards walk from Piccadilly Circus, Charing Cross and Embankment tube stations. Close-by tourist attractions include Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, and Buckingham Palace.

The venue does not provide sleeping accommodation. In association with ASPLOS 2012, we have block bookings at a number of central London hotels at different prices points.


When arranging accommodation, note that in British English a "single", "double", "queen", or "king" room has one individual bed. A "twin" room has two individual beds. A "triple" room has three individual beds. Dates are usually written with the day first, so 07/03/12 is 7th March, 2012. Check whether or not prices are inclusive of VAT (sales tax), and whether they are per-room, or per-person.

We have block bookings at a number of central London hotels from which it is easy to reach the venue by tube. We include details of the connections below (for maps and journey times see http://www.tfl.gov.uk/). It is advisable to book accommodation early to avoid any disappointment. There are a limited number of rooms held at each venue, and any unused rooms are released on 2nd February, 2012.

  • Best Western Mornington Hotel, 3 Star. £87.50 plus VAT per night, including breakfast. Near Lancaster Gate station, take Central Line to Oxford Circus, change to Bakerloo Line to Piccadilly Circus.

  • Hotel Russell, 4 Star, near Russell Square station. £155 plus VAT per night, including breakfast. Near Russell Square station, Piccadilly Line to Piccadilly Circus.

  • Hesperia London Victoria, 4 Star. Superior king room, £140 plus VAT per night (1 person) or £156.80 plus VAT per night (2 people). Including breakfast. Near Victoria Station, take Circle or Distict Line to Embankment.

Bookings at the Best Western Mornington Hotel and Hotel Russell can be made via Banks Sadler.

Bookings at the Hesperia London Victoria are made directly with the hotel via e-mail or phone – e-mail rsvt.hhlondonvictoria@nh-hotels.com quoting group reference 157837322, or phone +442078348123 (outside the UK), or 02078348123 (within the UK).

If searching on sites such as expedia.co.uk or booking.com, the location "Trafalgar Square, London" will find the correct area.

In addition to these options, attendees may wish to consider budget hotel chains such as Ibis, Premier Inn, and Travelodge. These are more basic than full-service hotels, but can provide cheap accommodation at central locations. Many offer twin or triple rooms. We have no arrangement with any of these hotels, but provide links to some that are near central London tube stations with a straightforward journey to the conference venue:

The Premier Inn London County Hall is a 1 mile walk door-to-door, past the Houses of Parliament, Downing Street, and Trafalgar Square.

It is also worth checking the prices for serviced apartments, particularly for longer-term stays for groups.


Registration is being handled via RegOnline at http://www.regonline.com/vee12.

Registration fees should be paid either in US dollars, by Visa, Mastercard, or American Express.

Early Bird Registration
until February 17th
Late Registration
until March 2nd
ACM or SIG member $400 $500
Non-member $500 $600
Student $300 $400

Registration for the main conference includes lunch on both Saturday and Sunday and, subject to budget, dinner on Saturday evening.

Your VEE registration also entitles you, if space permits, to drop in on the various ASPLOS workshops being run over the weekend.

Travel & Visa Applications

Participants should be particularly aware and careful about visa requirements. The UK Border Agency web site (http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/) provides general information about visa requirements, and how to apply.

The ACM does not issue formal invitation letters for visas to attend ACM sponsored conferences. The ACM can, however, issue a visa support letter. For Visa support letters, please send all requests to the Office of SIG Services supportletters@acm.org with the following information:

  • Name and mailing address as it appears on your passport
  • The name of the conference you wish to attend
  • Your Registration Confirmation Number
  • If you are the author of any papers accepted for the conference, please provide the title
  • Current mailing address (however, please note that visa support letters are issued via email)
Please contact Steve Hand (steven.hand@cl.cam.ac.uk) with any questions about this site.