UbiComp / ISWC 2023
Conference Details & Hotels


October 8-12, 2023

Pre-Conference: October 8-9, 2023
Conference: October 10-12, 2023

*UbiComp/ISWC 2023, will be in-person only. More details for exceptions can be found here.


Registration is now open to join us for UbiComp/ISWC 2023 in-person!
We are excited to see the community back together in the beautiful Cancun, Mexico.

Hotels and Accommodation

UbiComp / ISWC 2023 has partnered with three hotels to offer discounted conference rate accommodation, and we encourage all attendees to book their stay as soon as possible at one of our conference hotels:

Update (Aug 15, 2023): the Grand Fiesta American Coral Beach Cancun is sold out.
We encourage attendees to book at the InterContinental Presidente Hotel (Official Conference Hotel) which has availability October 6-16, and the Aloft Cancun with availability October 9-16.
All hotels are walking distance from the Convention Center, and a shuttle will be available for local transport.

Hotels’ prices in the different categories ranges from US $110 – $250 per room per night.
Please follow this dedicated reservation link to book your hotel stay at the UbiComp/ISWC conference rates.

For questions specific to hotels and accommodation, please contact our local organizer Ameyalli Flores at local-2023@ubicomp.org.

InterContinental Presidente Cancún

The InterContinental Presidente Hotel is a 4.5-star luxury hotel in the Zona Hotelera of Cancun surrounded by natural white sand and the crystal clear water of the Caribbean.

It offers a range of amenities, including on-site restaurants and bars, a gym, the hotel spa, access to water sports, nanny services, and is located in the Cancun’s hotel zone. Locals say that it has the best beach in town.

The Presidente is the Conference Committee Hotel, and it will host our Gala Dinner. It is just a short walk to nightlife, restaurants and bar, 10 minutes walk to the conference center, and 30 minutes drive from the airport.

Book your stay at the InterContinental Presidente here.

How to get from the Hotel Presidente to the Cancun Center?

From the Intercontinental Presidente Hotel main entrance, you can walk along Punta Nizuc street, and stay on the side of the bay (west) until you reach the Super Chedraui supermaket (on your left). At the point you can cross the street, and you will find the Cancun Center main entrance just in front of you.

Aloft Cancún by Marriot

The Aloft Cancun Hotel is a 3.5-star property with a young vibe. It is directly connected to the convention center and located near the beach in the Zona Hotelera neighborhood of Cancun.

The Hotel provides a rooftop terrace and pool, as well as a gym, restaurant, and bar on site. Guests love the hotel’s location for the nightlife.

The Aloft is located In the middle of the shopping and entertainment district, with easy access to bars, restaurants and other attractions, and it is 30 minutes drive from the airport.

Book your stay at the Aloft Cancun by Marriott here.

How to get from the Aloft by Marriott Hotel to the Cancun Center?

The Aloft Hotel is directly attached to the Cancun Center. You can just walk to the lobby on the ground floor of the hotel, and then take the dedicated path on the opposite side of the main entrance of the hotel. You will be entering from the back of the Cancun Center, and you can just continue straight until you find the main entrance.

[SOLD OUT] Grand Fiesta Americana
Coral Beach Cancún

Located directly on the beach, Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun is a 5-star luxury hotel in the Zona Hotelera, right in front of the Convention Center.

On the most exclusive beach in Cancún, it boasts wonderful views of the bay, it is steps from nightlife and attractions, and 30 minutes drive from the airport.

The Coral Beach delivers elegant accommodations, world-class service, and fine cuisine. It offers a large connected pool in front of the ocean, a gym, a large spa, and numerous restaurants and bars on-site.

Book your stay at the Grand Fiesta American Coral Beach here.

How to get from the Coral Beach Hotel to the Cancun Center?

The Coral Beach is located just in front of the Cancun Center. Walk straight south from the the main entrance end then turn right. Stay on the sidewalk until you find a crosswalk. Once crossed the main street, proceed north toward the Aloft Hotel, and enter the hotel. Right behind the lobby, you will find a dedicated path to the Cancun Center.

How to get there?

Traveling to Cancún is very easy.

Cancún International Airport is located 16 kilometers (9.94 miles) from the Convention Center and 20 kilometers (12.42 miles) from the city center. The airport has 4 terminals and is easily reachable with ground transportation.

The Cancún International Airport receives the largest number of international passengers in Mexico with direct flights to and from different destinations in the United States, Canada, Europe and some Latin American countries. In addition to covering national routes to and from a large number of cities within the Mexican Republic.

The list of all 100+ direct flights to and from Cancun can be found here.

Transfer from the Airport to the Cancun Hotel Zone (Zona Hotelera)

From the airport it takes about 30 minutes via car to the Hotel Zone where all conference hotels, and the Conference Center are located venue. Taxis must be booked in advance and are about $25 if you book in advance or $45 onsite, and can be booked on the official airport web site. Some taxis will hold wheelchairs, but check with the vendor regarding size.

In addition, access to special group transportation options at reduced rates is available via a dedicated agreement with EPIC DMC.

  • Van transfer (1 – 4 people traveling together): $59 USD + 1 USD per pax, One way.
  • Van transfer (5 – 8 people traveling together): $65 USD + 1 USD per pax, One way.
  • Van with Lift (accessible airport transportation): $139 USD + 1 USD per pax,

Please go to the dedicated EPIC DMC page here to take advantage of the UbiComp/ISWC rate.

Please note as per the Cancun International Airport website: “Passengers at Cancun Airport CUN are warned to ignore offers of transportation from solicitors outside the arrival terminals. If you book your transfer with an unauthorized company/solicitor online or at the Cancun Airport, then the airport IS NOT responsible if you are overcharged, services are not provided as described, If you paid CASH and can’t get your money back, or if you get in an accident and the company/solicitor is not insured.”

Read guidance on avoiding scams and book here.

Transfer from Conference Hotels to the Cancun Center

All three hotels are within walking distance from the Conference Center.

In addition, the conference will make available dedicated shuttles that will run every morning (before the conference starts) and evening (after the conference ends) between the official conference hotels and the conference center.

The shuttle will leave the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Hotel, stop at the Aloft Hotel, continue to the Presidente Intercontinental Hotel, and end at the Cancun Center. Attendees staying at the conference hotel will be able to use this service for free

More Information

Please reach out to generalchairs-2023@ubicomp.org for any questions.

What to do in Cancun?


UbiComp / ISWC

Past Conferences

The ACM international joint conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp) is the result of a merger of the two most renowned conferences in the field: Pervasive and UbiComp. While it retains the name of the latter in recognition of the visionary work of Mark Weiser, its long name reflects the dual history of the new event.

The ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computing (ISWC) discusses novel results in all aspects of wearable computing, and has been colocated with UbiComp and Pervasive since 2013.

A complete list of UbiComp, Pervasive, and ISWC past conferences is provided below.