Travel Grants

§            Students and junior faculty worldwide are eligible to apply.

§            Presenters of papers at MICRO-36 (symposium, workshops and tutorials) will be given priority in the selection process.

§            A grant is intended to partially cover travel and symposium expenses.

§            You must also register for MICRO-36. You can register for the symposium after you receive the notification about the grant.

§            Grant recipients are required to pay in full, at the appropriate level, the symposium fee and applicable fees for any elected workshop/tutorial.

§            Grant checks will be provided to recipients at the close of the main symposium thread.

§            To apply for a grant, contact Bill Mangione-Smith ( with the subject being “MICRO 36 Travel Grant Request".


Visa Information


IEEE policy is that invitation letters can be issued only to speakers, presenters, committee members, IEEE members or persons known by the organizing committee. In addition registration fees must be paid in full before the letter is provided. Letters will only be sent by US Postal Mail or fax and only to the individual registered for the conference. Invitation letters will be sent 3 to 5 business days after the request has been received. Please contact IEEE for any further questions:
IEEE Computer Society
Attn: MICRO 2003
1730 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036 USA
+1-202-728-0884 - fax


Hotel Information


Micro 36 will be held at the Westin Horton Plaza in San Diego.  A block of rooms has been reserved at the rate of $139 USD for both single and double.  Please reserve by contacting the hotel at the address or phone number below and make sure to reference “Micro 36” in order to get the conference rate.  This rate is guaranteed, while rooms are available, until November 10 at 5:00 PST.  All guestrooms offer high-speed internet access, multi-line phones with data port access, coffee makers, hairdryers, iron and ironing board, and complimentary daily newspaper.  The Hotel shall offer complimentary 1-800 calls from attendee guest rooms.  The Hotel offers 24-hour room service, two (2) restaurants, complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport, and complimentary use of the on-site fitness center.


From the Hotel’s promotional web page: “Adjacent to the Horton Plaza Shopping and Entertainment Complex, The Westin Horton Plaza San Diego is in the heart of downtown, just minutes from the convention center, the Gaslamp Quarter and all of San Diego's attractions. Unwind with a massage or sauna in the health club. Enjoy breakfast in the Café San Diego, lunch or dinner in Horton's Sports Bar, or stop in and have a drink at the Lobby Lounge.”


westin horton plaza

The Westin Horton Plaza
San Diego
910 Broadway Circle
San Diego, CA  92101
Tel: (866) 399-6589
Fax: (619)239-0509



Some other hotels in the area:


Radisson Harbor View Hotel – 0.26M from Horton Plaza

1646 Front Street

San Diego, California, US, 92101

Reservations #: 1-800-784-1180


Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown – 0.17M from Horton Plaza

1531 Pacific Highway

San Diego, California, US, 92101



Ramada Inn & Suites Gaslamp – 0.86 M from Horton Plaza

830 6th Ave.

San Diego, California, US, 92101