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Organized by:
Missouri University of
Science & Technology

Systems Engineering Graduate Program
Smart Engineering Systems Laboratory
600 W. 14th St.
Rolla, MO 65409-0370
Phone: 573-341-6576
Email: complexsystems@mst.edu

Hotel Venue


All activities of the conference will be held at

Courtyard Marriott Magnificent Mile

165 E. Ontario Street,
Chicago, Illinois 60611
 Phone: (312) 573-0800 | Fax: (312) 660-2432
Toll Free: (888) 236 2427


Room Reservations

Click the RESERVE NOW button (upper right corner) to book your stay online.

  1. Enter information such as Check-in date, Check-out date, number of individuals, quantity of rooms, etc.
  2. Click the Check Availability button.
  3. Select your preferred room from the list.
  4. If all information is correct, click Continue.
  5. Enter your contact and payment information, click Book Now.

 Conference Sleeping Room Rates:  $200.00

This special conference rate is available to conference attendees for period of 3 days prior and after the conference; so bring your family and enjoy an extended stay in Chicago. 

Hotel Reservation Deadline:
Reservation deadline to receive the above rates is September 29, 2017. 

The Courtyard Magnificent Mile is ideally located one block off Chicago's famous Magnificent Mile, within walking distance to Chicago's finest restaurants, attractions, theaters, shopping, cultural attractions, and one-half mile from the famous Navy Pier. 

The Courtyard by Marriott Magnificent Mile provides guests with an upscale, contemporary Chicago hotel experience in the heart of the city's most preferred district. To complement its sleek, Art Deco-inspired design and decorative Chicago-themed artwork, our Magnificent Mile hotel offers a host of distinctive amenities, including:

  • 306 oversized guest rooms
  • complimentary wireless internet in all guest rooms and lobby
  • 24-hour business center, indoor pool and fitness facilities
  • Starbucks® Coffee Shop
  • room service
  • onsite valet and self-parking 
  • extraordinary views of the lake and downtown


Travel Information

Airport shuttle services to hotel from either Chicago O’Hare or Midway airports are available thru Go Airport Express.  Current prices for round-trip, shared ride is $35/pp from O’Hare and $27/pp from Midway.

Public Transportation - Chicago Transit Authority


Driving Directions

From Chicago (O'Hare) International Airport (ORD)
From International Terminal merge onto I-190 E. Follow signs to I-90/I-94/Kennedy Express. Take the East Ohio St exit. Stay straight to go onto East Ohio St. Turn left onto Fairbanks St. Turn left onto E Ontario St. Turn left onto St. Clair. The Courtyard by Marriott is on the corner of St. Clair and Ontario. The valet parking lane is immediately on the right and the self-park parking garage is immediately after.

From Chicago/Midway (MDW) - Follow Cicero Avenue North to I-55 North to I-90/94 West into downtown. Exit on Ohio Street East to Fairbanks. Turn left, proceed one block, and turn left onto Ontario. The Courtyard by Marriott is one block on the left at the corner of Ontario and St. Clair. To park, turn left onto St. Clair. The valet parking lane is immediately on the right and the self-park parking garage is immediately after.