University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

The UTS campus is located in Sydney's education, innovation, and creative hub, next to Central Station and home to iconic institutions like the Powerhouse Museum and the International Convention Centre. Our campus reflects our commitment to future-focused learning, high-impact research, and effective partnerships with industry and community. The City Campus Master Plan has transformed our campus, delivering iconic new buildings like the Frank Gehry-designed Dr Chau Chak Wing Building and state-of-the-art facilities. Our campus supports sustainability, with our newest buildings achieving five- or six-star Green Star Certified ratings and innovative initiatives reducing our electricity consumption, potable water use, and waste to landfill.

UTS Data Science Institute(DSI)

The UTS Data Science Institute is a leading research center dedicated to advancing the field of data science and applying its principles to real-world problems. Our multidisciplinary team of experts collaborates on research projects and delivers innovative solutions to industry and government partners. We offer world-class facilities, cutting-edge research projects, and a range of educational programs, including undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in data science and short courses for professionals seeking to upskill. We are committed to driving innovation and creating positive change through data-driven solutions.

The UTS Data Science Institute is proud to host this year's IUI 2023 conference. Distinguished Professor Fang Chen, who serves as the Executive Director of DSI, is also the General Co-Chair of IUI 2023. For more information about the UTS Data Science Institute and its activities, please visit the DSI website.

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Executive Director, Distinguish Professor Fang Chen(centre), Duty Director, Associate Professor Adam Berry(right) and associate Professor Yang Wang(left) from Data Science Institute

To meet more experts from the UTS Data Science Institute, please visit the DSI Team Page.

Aerial UTS Function Centre

The venue for the conference will be the Aerial UTS Function Centre, located on the 7th level of the UTS Building 10 (see more at: )

Located in the heart of Sydney, the Aerial UTS Function Centre is a premier event venue. It provides you with a premium event and catering service. The highly experienced team at Aerial will work tirelessly to ensure that your event is a success, whether you are hosting a 20-person meeting or a 450-person conference. Featuring five dynamic meeting rooms, two terraces, and an in-house bar, they can tailor a space to meet your needs. As well as providing full-service catering, they also offer beverage packages from their on-site commercial kitchen. The aerial function centre is home to five meeting rooms that can be combined or configured to create a customised space for events of all sizes. Combine two or more rooms to create a larger, pillar-less space, with a maximum single space of 494 square metres when all five rooms are combined. They also have the latest technologies to host your virtual or hybrid event.

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Aerial UTS Function Center Address:

Aerial UTS Function Centre
Building 10, Level 7/235 Jones St, Ultimo NSW 2007

Enter at 235 Jones St, Ultimo Foyer, take the lift to level 7 and turn left to proceed to the Function Centre.

You can find the Aerial direction details from here

Food, drink and retail at UTS

You can find the food, drink and retail at UTS information at here

Get around safely with UTS preferred paths

To help staff, students and visitors navigate their way around campus using the quickest and safest routes around our busy City campus, UTS has put together a map of preferred pathways (download PDF).

These paths will help all of us at UTS take full advantage of our inner-city location while avoiding some of the pitfalls such as busy traffic.

When you do have to cross major roads, make sure you use pedestrian crossings to cross safely and avoid a $72 fine for jay walking. If you’re travelling at night, stay on well-lit paths where other people are likely to be around.

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Find more UTS campus maps here

About Sydney

Discover the iconic Sydney Harbour, golden sand beaches, lush national parks, delectable restaurants and a buzzing calendar of events. Sydney sparkles all year round and it’s the perfect holiday spot for families, couples and friends. So, what do you want to see? Whether you’re an art enthusiast, passionate foodie or love the outdoors, you’ll find an itinerary to showcase the best of what Sydney has to offer, as well as guides on how to spend a few days in some of the city’s diverse neighbourhoods and suburbs. Sydney is an outdoors city and the upside of that is there is a lot of free fun to be had. It costs nothing to explore the city's natural beauty, from its famous beaches to lush parklands, while many museums and attractions have free entry. If you know where to go, you can have a great time without breaking the budget.


Sydney is surrounded by water, so jump right in. Stop to see the swell at one of its many spectacular beaches, go swimming in ocean pools when the tide is up and when it’s down explore the rockpools for little sea critters. During the annual whale migration perch yourself on a coastal lookout and wait for those magnificent animals to pass you by.

Gardens & walks

Stroll through the Royal Botanic Garden, a green oasis in the middle of the CBD and enjoy a free guided tour that departs daily from the Visitor Centre. It’s just one of hundreds of gorgeous gardens throughout the city. For something more wild, explore one of the many enchanting national parks. The biggest is the Royal National Park which is free to access via public transport (though there is a $12 parking fee per vehicle).


Couple enjoying a walk through The Calyx in The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Stroll through the Royal Botanic Garden, a green oasis in the middle of the CBD and enjoy a free guided tour that departs daily from the Visitor Centre. It’s just one of hundreds of gorgeous gardens throughout the city. For something more wild, explore one of the many enchanting national parks. The biggest is the Royal National Park which is free to access via public transport (though there is a $12 parking fee per vehicle).

Museums & attractions

Enjoy a bit of culture with free entry to the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and the Art Gallery of NSW, which also had free audio tours for kids. The Powerhouse Museum has free entry and parts of the Australian National Maritime Museum are free, though if you want to climb aboard the ships and visit the latest exhibitions you’ll have to buy a ticket. Casula Powerhouse in Western Sydney is another great free option with lots of immersive and interactive exhibits. Though it's not technically a museum, but you'll learn a lot when you visit Cockatoo Island, one of the World Heritage-listed Australian convict sites. It's an island in the middle of Sydney Harbour and the ferry ride there is part of the fun. Sydney Olympic Park has great family attractions and some are free, including the Birds Australia Discovery Centre every weekend and the Mini Park Rangers program on Tuesdays, where children aged up to five explore the parklands and adjacent wetlands with park rangers.

Getting around

Exploring Sydney via public transport is very cost effective. By using Opal cards to tap and on off busses, trains and ferries you'll enjoy daily travel caps and pay a maximum of $8.05 for adults and $4 for children for all-day travel on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.


By Plane

UTS is located just 13 minutes by train from the Sydney International Airport. Airport Link offers a fast and convenient way to reach the city and suburbs, with trains running approximately every 10 minutes. The station is located at the northern end of the terminal and accessible from the Arrivals level. To use this service, you can either purchase an Opal Card from the station, Relay or WH Smith, or tap on with your Amex, Visa or Mastercard. For more information, including fares, maps, timetable changes and travel planners, choose from the links below.

Airport Link

Opal Card

Transport NSW Trip Planner

By taxi and rideshare

You can access taxis and rideshare services when you arrive. UTS is a short, 20 minute ride away and will cost about $45-$55 one way. You'll find taxi ranks at the front of all terminals - simply follow the signs to the nearest ranks. For rideshare services, please arrange with your driver to meet you at our priority pick-up area.

By bus

Sydney Buses operates a timetabled service, Route 400, between Bondi Junction and Eastgardens via Sydney Airport and 420 between Eastgardens to Burwood via Sydney Airport. The service stops at both the T1 International and T3 Domestic terminals. You will find clearly marked bus stops located on the arrivals level outside each of these terminals. You'll need an Opal transport card to use the service. For more information, visit this link

Appropriate travel documents

In order to join us in Australia for IUI 2023, attendees must comply with the conditions of their visas and authorisations of eligibility. Please check here for more information.

For visa support letters, please send all requests to the Office of SIG Services, The information below should be included in the request:

  • Name (as it appears on attendee's passport) and mailing address
  • The name of the conference attendees is registering for, IUI-2023
  • Attendee's registration confirmation number (if available) OR
  • Authors may indicate their paper title. Speakers can provide the title of their talk
  • Email address to which the support letter can be sent

Those requesting a letter should allow 7-10 business days to receive it. All requests will be handled in the order they are received.

Guideline for Visa Application Form Information

If you need organization information and contact person details during your visa application, please use the following:

Organization Information

Contact Person Details

Money and Costs

The currency in Australia is the Australian Dollar (AUD). 1 AUD = 0.75 USD See below some indicative prices for the most common expenses:

  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant- 12.00 - 35.00 AUD
  • Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course60.00 - 90.00 AUD
  • McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)10.00 - 15.00 AUD
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)6.50 - 12.00 AUD
  • Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)8.00 -12.00 AUD
  • Cappuccino (regular)3.50 - 4.50 AUD
  • Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)2.50 - 4.50 AUD
  • Water (0.33 liter bottle)2.00 - 4.00 AUD


Coming for IUI2023 are encouraged to book accommodation from one of the following hotels:

Delegates are welcome to find other suitable accommodation that meets their budget and travelling needs.

In Australia, the power voltage is 240 volts (50Hz) and we use the connector type: AS/NZS 3112. Similarly to Argentina, New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and several other Pacific island countries.