MobiHoc 2005

Local Arrangement

University of Illinois-Willard Airport (CMI)

The airport code for Champaign's Willard Airport is CMI.

  • American Airlines flies to CMI from Chicago O'Hare and St. Louis.
  • Northwest Airlines flies from Detroit.
  • Delta Airlines flies from Cincinnati.
Taxi Service offered from the airport.  Most are less than $15.00 from the airport to hotel.
  • Corky's Cab    1-217-352-3121  8:00am-7:00pm
  • Illini Limo 1-217-384-5892  24 hours
  • Yellow Checker Cab 1-217-355-3553  24 hours

CMI is also reachable from O'Hare airport by the following shuttles. Please make reservations beforehand:

Urbana-Champaign is about 2 hours's drive from Indianapolis, IN.

More Travel information including trains, buses, and neighboring airports, etc., can be found at:


  • Urbana-Champaign Map: Hampton Inn, Illini Union, Holiday Inn, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, to Willard Airport
  • UIUC North Campus Map with highlights on Hampton Inn, Illini Union, Illinois Street Residence Hall, Loomis Lab, Coordinated Science Lab (CSL), Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Parking Lot B1, B4, and D5.
  • UIUC Campus Map, PDF version.

Events and Parking

  • Technical tracks and Tutorials: Siebel Center. Located between Goodwin Avenue and Mathews Avenue, north of Stoughton. Address: 201 N. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801. Parking: Lot at southeast corner of University and Matthews (meters on the first two floors of parking structure B4, keep lots of quarters), or meters on Matthews Street. Also meters on Goodwin Avenue, meters in parking lot B1 (located on northeast corner of Goodwin and Springfield), or meters on Springfield Avenue.
  • Banquet dinners:
    • May 25: Krannert Center for the Performing Arts: three blocks south of Siebel Center. Parking: meters on streets, or meters in parking lot D5 (enter from Illinois Street)
    • May 26: Kennedy's at Stone Creek. Address: 2560 Stone Creek Blvd Urbana, IL 61802. Telephone: 1-217-384-8111. Five miles southeast of Siebel Center. Board bus 5:30pm at Siebel Center. Driving from Siebel Center (201 N. Goodwin) to Kennedy's at Stone Creek (2560 S. Stone Creek Blvd) (5.9 miles or 16 minutes). Start out going North on N. Goodwin Ave for 0.2 miles and turn right onto University Ave. Drive east on University Ave. for 0.2 miles and turn right onto Lincoln Ave. Drive south on Lincoln Ave. for 2 miles and turn left onto Windsor Rd. Drive east on Windsor Rd for 3 miles and turn left to Stone Creek.
  • All meters charge a quarter for 20 minutes (or a dollar coin for 80 minutes), with a limit of 10 hours (please double check). 
  • No conference lunch will be provided. You are encouraged to explore with your friends the campus town, two blocks west and one block South of Siebel Center. A large variety of restaurants are located there along Green Street between Wright and 3rd.


  • Illini Limo 217-384-5892 provides limo service to/from the airport. Yellow cab is 217-355-3553, about $11 for one person, $8 per person if two people. Distance from Champaign's Willard Airport (airport code CMI): 7 mi. Driving directions to conference site: From Airport exit, turn left onto Neil St. (Rte 45 North). Go 6 miles to Springfield Avenue and turn right. Go 1 mile, make a left onto Matthew and Siebel Center is on your right.  Go one more block and Parking Garage (lots of quarters is needed) is on your right
  • Both Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn provide free shuttle to and from the airport. CUMTD Air Bus also covers Willard Airport but with limited daytime services. Please check its route and schedule online.
  • A conference bus will be provided for guests living in Holiday Inn. The bus leaves Holiday Inn for the conference site (Siebel Center) 7:30am, May 25 - 27. On May 25 and 26 the bus returns at 9:00pm from Krannert Center and Kennedy's respectively. On May 27 the bus leaves Siebel Center for Holiday Inn at noon.
    You can also take Champaign-Urbana MTD bus 13 Silver to commute between Holiday Inn and Siebel Center. The route, schedule, and fare are all on-line. However, 13 Silver bus does not operate after 6:16pm. Instead, you are recommended to use CUMTD 130 Silver at night. The route and schedule are also online.
  • Conference bus is provided for all banquet attendees on May 26. The bus leaves Siebel Center at 5:30pm for Kennedy's at Stone Creek, and returns from Kennedy's at 9:00pm. On its return trip it will make extra stops at Illini Union, Hampton Inn, and Illinois Street Residence Hall.
  • If you prefer driving please see driving directions and parking information above (Events and Parking).
  • Local Taxi
    • Corky's Cab    1-217-352-3121  8:00am-7:00pm
    • Illini Limo 1-217-384-5892  24 hours
    • Yellow Checker Cab 1-217-355-3553  24 hours

Last modified 17-May-2005