IEEE Multi-conference on
Systems and Control

September 3-5, 2008

San Antonio, Texas (USA)

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The MSC 2008 Conference will be held at the Hilton Palacio del Rio in San Antonio, Texas, USA. As the longest consecutive recipient of the AAA Four Diamond Award in San Antonio, the Hilton Palacio del Rio offers superior service, extensive guest amenities and is the only hotel in downtown San Antonio that features a private balcony in every room. Located on the famous River Walk in beautiful downtown San Antonio, the Hilton Palacio del Rio hotel is surrounded by Texas culture and attractions, including the Alamo, just two blocks away. The Hilton Palacio del Rio hotel is immediately across the street from the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and HemisFair Park, plus right next door to the Arnesan River Theatre and La Villita, the original settlement of San Antonio.

For a virtual tour, follow the Hilton Palacio del Rio Hotel link and click on the Take a Tour of Our Hotel link.


Hilton room rates and reservation

Guest Room Rates



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Prices do not include taxes.


Package Rates

Package Rates includes either a plated or buffet breakfast at the Hilton Palacio del Rio




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Prices do not include taxes.


Student Rates

A limited number of rooms have been reserved for students presenting at the MSC Conference. Please check back in the early May for the procedure to reserve a student room.





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Prices do not include taxes.




If you plan to arrive early or stay back for a few days after the conference, these rates are available from August 28 to September 9, 2008.

Notice that the Hilton reservation page reports that the rates are available from August 31 to September 6. If you want to book additional nights (from August 28 to September 9) at the conference rates follow these instructions:

a) make a reservation using the available dates in the Hilton's reservations webpage

b) send an email to the Local Arrangement Co-chairs specifying the reservation number and the additional nights that you want to stay at the Hilton.

To receive the conference rates, reservations must be made by August 22, 2008.

To make your reservations, follow this link or call 1-800-445-8667 (toll free in the US) or call directly to the Hilton Palacio del Rio hotel at 1-210-222-1400. To obtain the special conference rate, ask for the "IEEE" or " Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers" conference rate.


travel to the Hilton palacio del rio

Driving Directions to the Hilton Palacio del Rio

From Austin: I-35 South, take I-37 South, Exit Commerce Street and turn right (west) on Commerce, then turn Left at Losoya.


From East Bound I-10, exit Durango, turn left at Alamo. Go north on Alamo turn left on Commerce and an immediate left on Losoya which becomes Alamo (southbound). Hotel on corner of Market & Alamo.


From West Bound I-10, exit I-37 North, exit Commerce Street and turn left (west) on Commerce, then left at Losoya, which becomes Alamo.

Hotel is physically located on the corner of Alamo and Market Streets.


Map routes are available through the Hilton Palacio del Rio Hotel website. Scroll down to the Directions & Transportation section and click on the View all directions, map, and airport information link.


From the San Antonio International Airport:

From San Antonio International Airport: take 281- South, it becomes I-37 South, exit Commerce Street and turn right (west) on Commerce, then turn left at Losoya, it becomes Alamo. Hotel on corner of Market & Alamo.


Shuttle Service

The city’s official downtown shuttle is the SATRANS Airport Express, call 800-868-7707 for 24-hour information and reservations or go to The service is first come, first serve, from 7 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. (approx. every 15 minutes to downtown), 7 days a week and tickets may be purchased curbside, outside the baggage area, at Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Rates are $32 round trip or $18 one way. Discount coupons are available at the following link for $2 off the round trip or one fare Discount Coupon Link


For more information on transportation to and from the airport is available through the Hilton Palacio del Rio Hotel website or through the San Antonio International Airport website (taxi service/shuttle service) at the following link San Antonio Airport Ground Transportation Link




Additional information about the Local Arrangements can be obtained

by contancting the MSC08 Local Arrangement Co-Chairs


Local Arrangement Co-Chairs

Chunjiang "CJ" Qian

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of Texas at San antonio



Michael T. Frye

Department of Engineering
University of the Incarnate Word