Venue & Travel

The 31st Annual IFIP WG 11.3 Conference on Data and Applications Security and Privacy (DBSec'17) will be held in Philadelphia, PA, USA on July 19-21, 2017.

Conference Venue:

Temple University Center City (TUCC)
1515 Market Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102, USA

Photo IDs are required for entering the TUCC building.

campus map
map from conference hotel to TUCC

Getting to TUCC

All suburban and commuter line trains stop at Suburban Station, located at 16th Street and J.F.K. Boulevard. From there to TUCC, exit to 16th Street. Then walk south to Market Street and east to 15th Street.

Getting to Philadelphia

From locations on northeast train corridor, Amtrak is a very convenient way to get to Philadelphia. The area also has 4 major airports within 2 hours of driving distance from the downtown.

A. Philadelphia (PHL) - Philadelphia International Airport

The airport is served by SEPTA Regional Rail Airport Line with downtown departures (to either Jefferson or Suburban stations) every ½ hour. It is a very convenient and inexpensive way to get to the Marriott or other hotels. You can buy a ticket either from the ticket machine at the station or simply on the train from the conductor (at a slightly elevated fee — $8 vs. $6.50).

Taxi is another way to get to downtown and only takes about 20 minutes at about $20.

Regarding driving, please see the driving instructions. Be aware that downtown hotels may charge a hefty parking fee for personal/rental cars (e.g., Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown charges about $30/night).

B. Newark (EWR) - Newark Liberty International Airport

Newark is about 1.5 hours away from downtown Philadelphia by car. The airport has an Amtrak station where you can catch trains to Philadelphia 30th Street Station. Upon arriving at 30th Street Station, take SEPTA to TUCC (Suburban Station).

C. New York (JFK) or (LGA). Please avoid if possible!

Getting to Philadelphia downtown from JFK/LGA is quite inconvenient and expensive. Public transportation options involve a taxi from JFK to Penn Station (expensive!), Amtrak from Penn Station to Philadelphia Center City 30th Street Station, and then local SEPTA transportation. The total time spent could easily exceed 3 hours.

Here are driving instructions (or taxi) route from JFK to NY Penn Station.