Arrival by plane

There is a shuttle bus service that provides rides from the airport into downtown Halifax. A one-way ticket is $22 (round trip $40). Click here to view the schedule or call 902.873.2091.

Airport car services are available curbside in the arrivals area for all arriving flights. A one-way trip to Halifax city centre is $63.00 by taxi or limousine. Shared ride service may also be available. Please visit for a list of drivers, licensed at Halifax Stanfield International Airport, who offer pre-arranged service. If you don’t have a pre-arranged agreement with a transportation service, or your flight is delayed, this list is provided for your convenience.

A number of major car rental agencies have service outlets at the airport, including National, Hertz, Thrifty, Avis, Enterprise, and Budget.

Metro Transit also operates its MetroX service from downtown to Halifax Stanfield International Airport. The #320 bus operates every 30 minutes during peak morning (6 am to 9 am) and afternoon (3 pm to 6 pm) times. The regular schedule departs every 60 minutes. Fares are $3.50 for adults/students. The trip to downtown Halifax does take a bit longer, though. The downtown stop is relatively close to the suggested conference hotels, but it takes about 20-25 minutes to walk to the campus accommodation in Risley Hall from there.

Arrival by train

Arriving by rail is another option when traveling to Halifax. VIA Rail provides service six days a week between Montreal and Halifax. Depending on direction of travel, the train ride can take between 18 and 21 hours. The rail station is located downtown at the corner of Barrington and Cornwallis streets. Arriving at this location puts you in walking distance to many of Halifax's downtown attractions.

27th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media

10-13 July 2016 - Halifax, Canada

Collocated with UMAP 2016




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Important Dates

Registration and Support

10 June 2016: Student Support
17 June 2016: Advance Registration

Deadlines are always at 23:59 (Hawaii Time Zone)


15 January 2016: Workshop and Tutorial Proposals

Main Proceedings
(Full Papers, Short Papers, Posters)

22 February 2016: Submission Deadline (extended)
1 April 2016: Notifications
9 May 2016: Camera-Ready

Extended Proceedings
(Creative Track, Late-Breaking Results, Demos, Doctoral Consortium, Workshop Papers)

27 May 2016: Paper Submission (extended)
10 June 2016: Notifications
1 July 2016: Camera-Ready