Travel Information


International visitors may need a Visa to enter the United States. If you are unsure if you need a visa, visit the US Department of State website. For the most up-to-date information about how to apply for a visa before arriving in the US, click here.

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The closest airport to Arizona State University is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). It is approximately 12 minutes away from campus. Phoenix-Mesa Gateway (AZA) and Tucson International (TUS) are both within 2 hours of Tempe, AZ.

By Taxi or Rideshare

Taxis are readily available at taxi stands in each terminal. Follow signs in the airport for Ground Transportation. An attendant will direct you into the next available taxi.

If you have the Lyft or Uber app, you can request a ride from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport to your hotel/other destination. Once you have gotten your bags, use the app to schedule your pickup. There are clearly designated rideshare areas in all terminals.

Taxi Cost: Around $25
Rideshare Cost: Around $10-12

By Train (Light Rail)

Sky Harbor offers complimentary shuttles from the terminals to the nearest light rail station (44th St. and Washington). Shuttles are labeled “PHX Airport Shuttle”. Proceed to one marked “METRO Light rail” in the windshield.

Once you arrive at the light rail station, purchase a ticket from the kiosk and board the eastbound train to “Sycamore/Main St.” and ride until the “Veteran’s Way/College St.” stop (4 stops).

For more information, visit:

Cost: $2.00

By Car

If you are driving to Arizona State University, Tempe campus is in the Southeast side of the Phoenix Metropolitan area (a.k.a. “The Valley”).

From Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

  • Take Loop 202 East to Scottsdale/Rural Rd. (Exit 7).
  • Turn right onto Rural Rd.
  • Drive south to University Dr.

From West Valley

  • Take I-10 East toward Tucson.
  • Exit onto Loop 202 toward Tempe.
  • Exit Scottsdale Rd. and turn right.
  • Turn right onto University Dr.

From Northeast Valley

  • Take Scottsdale Rd. South toward Tempe
  • Turn right onto University Dr.

From Southeast Valley

  • Take the 60 West into Tempe
  • Exit at Mill Ave. and turn right
  • Turn right on Apache Blvd.

Getting Around

While downtown Tempe is quite walkable, you may wish to use the Orbit, a free shuttle provided by the City of Tempe. For information, including routes, visit:

If you are looking to explore the Valley, you may also wish to use the lightrail to visit downtown Phoenix or Mesa. Scottsdale, just north of campus, can best be accessed by rideshare. The West Valley is a 45 minute car ride.

Important Dates

All deadlines are 23:59 GMT-11

Submission deadline for main track categories (Research, Practitioners, Workshops, Tutorials and Doctoral Consortium) 1 October 2018
Notification of acceptance for Workshops and Tutorials 15 October 2018
Accepted Workshop Open for Submission 29 October 2018
Notification of acceptance for Research, Practitioners, Doctoral Consortium 19 November 2018
Submission deadline for Posters/Demos and Workshop Papers 3 December 2018
Camera-ready papers for ACM Proceedings: Full Research Papers and Short Research Papers 17 December 2018
Notification of Acceptance for Posters/Demos and Workshop Papers 4 January 2019
Early-bird registration closes 8 January 2019
Camera-ready papers for Companion Proceedings 4 February 2019
LAK19, Tempe, Arizona 4-8 March 2019

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