Conference On Spatial Information Theory

September 14-18, 2005

Ellicottville, New York


Sept 14: Workshops   *   Sept 15-17: Technical Program   *   Sept 18: Doctoral Consortium



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COSIT’05 will be held at The Inn at Holiday Valley, near Ellicottville, New York, which is located at 42° 16' 02"N, 78° 40' 00"W, about one hour's drive south of Buffalo, NY.  There is no regularly scheduled bus or train service. Therefore, out of town participants arriving by air at Buffalo International Airport (BUF) will need to arrange for shuttle transportation, or rent cars, or get rides with locals or car-renters.

UPDATE!  A+Livery (see below) has received about 20 reservations for transportation from Buffalo airport to Ellicottville so far (Sept 7 2005), and they say by grouping people, the cost is averaging $50-$60 round trip.

NEW!  Femke Reitsma has set up a ‘wiki’ to facilitate ride-sharing arrangements to Ellicottville. Several Buffalo post-graduate students plan to commute daily between greater Buffalo and the site and they might be able to provide rides for some participants.

Car Rentals. The major auto rental companies have cars available at Buffalo airport. You can reserve cars and check prices through their web sites. If you can coordinate with two or three passengers, this might be the cheapest option even if the car just sits at Holiday Valley during the conference, although car rentals in Buffalo seem rather expensive.

Shuttle transportation. Shuttle transportation will be available from Buffalo airport to the site by advance booking.

COSIT '05 Transportation from airport:

Airport-Hotel Transportation:
The resort is located approximately 55 minutes from the Buffalo-Niagara Airport.  Transportation can be arranged through A+livery (formerly known as Ellicottville Transportation Co.)
Phone: 1-866-699-taxi
Arrangements can be made via email:

They need at least 3 hours notice of pickups. Participants wishing to use the shuttle should make reservations as soon as possible so that A+livery can arrange group pick-ups to save on the cost!!


They can shuttle both large and small groups as well as individuals.

Shuttle: (20 per vehicle)     $200.00 one way or  $10.00/person based on 20 passengers.
Van: (6 per vehicle)            $150.00 one way or  $25.00/person based on  6 passengers.
Taxi: (4 per vehicle)            $95.00 one way   or  $24.00/person based on  4 passengers.

The name is now A+livery

Toll free: 1-866-699-8294

Repeat: They need at least 3 hours notice of pickups.



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