SSRR 2009

2009 IEEE International Workshop on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics

University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA
November 3-6, 2009

University of Denver

Universtiy of Denver Campus Scenes

The University of Denver is a private suburban university located approximately thirteen kilometers (eight miles) south of downtown Denver at the base of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The compact campus serves about 5,000 graduate students and 4,000 undergraduates. The academic programs serve students in the liberal arts, sciences, business, law, international studies, and engineering. The Denver Pioneers also enjoy a proud tradition in athletics. In just the past five years, DU teams have won two NCAA Division I National Championships in Hockey and three NCAA Division I National Championships in skiing.

Campus maps can be found at

Getting to the University of Denver

Denver Map

DIA - Denver International Airport - is the newest ground-up airport to be built in the United States. It is centrally located in the United States and is served by many airlines.

Driving by Car from DIA

Driving to the University of Denver is straightforward, but takes 45 minutes in good traffic, one hour during rush hour. Exit the airport on Pena Blvd. and take I-70 West to the I-225 South exit. Follow I-225 South to I-25 North and take the University Blvd. exit South.

by Taxi from DIA

The one-way cost of travel from DIA to the University of Denver (at University Blvd. & I-25) is about $70. The SuperShuttle services some of the hotels around DU and the Denver Tech Center for a cost around $20. Verify availability.

by Bus/Train from DIA

The RTD Bus provides periodic service to DU and surrounding hotels for about $8. Take the SkyRide route AT to Nine Mile station. (Board at level 5, island 5, outside door 506. Correct change is required. Pay the driver upon boarding. Ask for a transfer.) Transfer to the light rail H Line (100 m walk) at Nine Mile Station. Exit the light rail train at the University of Denver station. For other destinations, check the RTD Website.

DU Map

SSRR 2009 Map SSRR 2009 Satellite Photo

Craig Hall is located at the corner of Evans and High Street. Parking is available in the adjacent parking structure.

Craig Hall is about a 10-minute walk from the University of Denver light rail station straight south on High Street. Craig Hall is at 2148 S. High Street, Denver, CO.

SSRR 2009 Satellite PhotoA = light rail station, B = Craig Hall

Conference Hotel

Although the conference will be held on the DU campus in Craig Hall, the conference hotel is:

Loews Denver Hotel
4150 E Mississippi Ave
+1 (303) 782-9300
email Kim at KForte [at] Loewshotels [dot] com

4 stars, $109/night (ask for the DU Electrical Engineering rate for SSRR09, which is only available until October 6)
You must call or email as you can't get the DU rate from the website.

The Loews is an exceptional, 4-star hotel and they provide an exceptional rate for DU events. Please book early as a block of only 25 rooms has been reserved. The $109 rate includes complimentary in-room internet and is good three days before and three days after the workshop. The Loews is not on the light rail train line, so you must have a car or take the hotel's complimentary shuttle service to get to DU. (Call the front desk to set up 20 minutes in advance. Pre-arranged shuttles will depart in the morning and evening.)

If, for some reason, you prefer other accommodations, or want to compare rates, other suggested hotels in the Denver area are listed below (prices are estimates). Or, check HOTELS.COM or your favorite travel site.

La Quinta Inn Denver Cherry Creek
1975 S Colorado Blvd
3 blocks from light rail station, 1 stop from campus (head north toward Denver)
Closest to University of Denver (1.2 miles)
2 stars, ~$50/night
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Denver Cherry Creek
1680 S Colorado Blvd
5 blocks from light rail station
2.5 stars, ~$140/night
Courtyard by Marriott Denver Cherry Creek
1475 S Colorado Blvd
7 blocks from light rail station
3 stars, ~$125/night
JW Marriott Hotel Denver
150 Clayton Ln
Nice hotel in trendy Cherry Creek shopping area, but need a car, or take the bus on University Ave.
4 stars, ~$300/night

Downtown Denver Hotels

Sheraton Hotel Downtown
1550 Court Place
Nice hotel in downtown Denver, 4 blocks to light rail, 20 minutes to campus
3.5 stars, ~$150/night
Hilton Garden Hotel Downtown
1400 Welton Street
Hotel in downtown Denver, 1 block to light rail, 20 minutes to campus
3 stars, ~$220/night

Click on this static map for selected hotels in a printable form, or this interactive map.


The major ski resorts in the I-70 corridor generally begin to open the first weekend of November, weather permitting. Arapahoe Basin is often the first resort to open, but Vail, Breckenridge, and Copper Mountain are also nearby candidates. Steamboat Springs and Telluride are farther from the Denver metro area, but are major tourist attractions.

Regional Activities

Enjoy the 16th Street Mall, Denver's downtown pedestrain mall filled with shops, dining, and cultural activities. Hike around the Red Rocks Amphitheater.

Boulder is easily accessible by car or bus. Dine in nearly 300 restaurants; hike the Flatirons; stroll through the University of Colorado campus.

Venture to Estes Park, the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. Visit the Stanley Hotel, inspiration for Stephen King's novel "The Shining."

Visit Colorado Springs and the Garden of the Gods.