14th IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control) Symposium on System Identification, SYSID 2006, March 29-31

SYSID 2006 - Information for Speakers and Registrants

Registration and Conference Secretariat

The SYSID 2006 registration desk is located in the main entrance foyer of the City Hall Convention Centre. The opening hours are as follows

Tuesday 28th March 15:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 29th March 07:30 - 18:00
Thursday 30th March 08:00 - 18:00
Friday 31st March 08:00 - 18:00

Late registrations can be made at the registration desk at a fee of $AUD 850 for full registration and $AUD 250 for student registration, inclusive of Government Service Tax (GST).

Both Full Registration and Student Registration fees include admission to the welcome reception, all technical sessions, a CD-ROM with the Symposium Preprints and this printed book of abstracts, which includes the final program.

Full Registration also includes one ticket to the Symposium Banquet, although further tickets are available for purchase from the Secretariat at a cost of $AUD 180 per person inclusive of GST.

Speaker Information: Oral Presentations

Each presentation room is equipped with data-projector (beamer), overhead viewgraph projector and radio lapel microphone.

It is the responsibility of Symposium delegates to provide their own laptop if they wish to use the data-projector - laptops are not available from the Secretariat.

It is recommended that speakers arrive at least fifteen minutes before the start of their session to test their laptop connection to the data-projector.

Technical support is available in each presentation room should difficulties arise.

Speaker Information: Software Demonstration Presentation

Two software demonstration sessions ThA5, ThB5 have been scheduled for the Mulubinba room on Thursday, 30th March. The format of these sessions involves a brief (3 minute) oral presentation (with facilities as mentioned above) from each author, followed by authors making themselves available for the remaider of the session to demonstrate their software.

For this purpose, a table, chairs and power will be available for each author. Also available will be a 2m high x 0.9m wide poster display board. Authors are encouraged to use this as a means of explaining their work to attendees who might arrive after the brief round of oral presentations.

Internet Access

Wireless Internet access has been arranged within the precinct of the City Hall convention centre. The networks, labelled "sysid1", "sysid2" etc. are open-access for the duration of the Symposium.

Identification Badges

Each registrant will receive a name badge, which we request is worn throughout the conference and at social gatherings.

Indeed, we suggest that on registration, attendees immediately include their banquet and welcome reception tickets in their badge holder and then use this as a pass to all events.

Lunch arrangements

Lunches are not included in the registration fee. There are numerous restaurants, cafes, sandwich bars and fast food outlets within 5-10 minutes walk of the conference venue. For example, the nearby Darby Street area opposite Civic park and opposite the City Hall Convention Centre has at least twenty options in these categories.

Please consult the map opposite for further detail on lunch (and also dinner/breakfast) options.


Australian law does not permit smoking in public buildings, and hence the entire City Hall Convention Centre is a non-smoking area. Note also that smoking is not allowed indoors in cafe's or restaurants in Newcastle, but is permitted in designated areas of pubs.