SIMBig 2015

2nd Annual International Symposium on Information Management and Big Data

Perú - Cusco

Venue and Accommodation Español English

The conference will be held on the Auditorium of the Faculty of Law at the Andina University of Cusco. The University is located in the Urbanización Ingeniería Larapa Grande A-5 - San Jerónimo. Taking a taxi is the best option to get the Symposium (~9.00 Soles from the downtown).

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The Welcoming Cocktail will take place on the Auditorium of Post-graduate school of the Andina University fo Cusco, located in the Sol avenue 366, on the heart of the city (see B in figure below).

The Gala dinner will be held on the “Plaza de Armas” (Main Square). The name of the restaurant is “Tunupa”


As with most Peruvian cities the area around the Plaza de Armas (including "Sol" Av.) contains a large portion of the city's accommodation.

The San Blas area, between the Plaza de Armas and Sachsayhuaman, houses a large amount of budget accommodation and hostels.

We propose the hotels listed below:

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By plane

Peru lies on the central-western coast of South America, with an area of 1 285,215 square km

International airlines operate scheduled flights to Peru s Jorge Chávez International Airport (Lima), which is the main gate for international flights and its the main hub to local flights connections.

The best and fast option to arrive to Cusco is by air. You can get your connection from Lima to Cusco by bus, but is discouraged.

From Cusco's airport there are several daily flights from / to Lima (approximate flight time, 65 minutes).

Cusco's airport (CUZ) is Teniente Alejandro Velasco Astete Airport and is located at the edge of the city (taxi ride)

Website: (in spanish)

The list of all domestic departures from Lima here

  • around 31 daily flights between "Jorge Chávez" (Lima) and "Alejandro Velasco Astete" (Cusco) airports.
  • 4 airlines are available (LAN, Peruvian Airlines, Avianca, Star Perú).

When arriving at the airport there are two possibilities. Either take a shuttle local minibus (combi) at the exit gate of the terminal, or take a taxi. The second one is the most convenient.

Please note that the taxi to the city center is around 20 soles (~6.00 american dollars) and depending on the time and the number of luggage you have. Attention: The best is to take an official airport taxi, located inside the airport.

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Tends to be dry/wet depending on the season. The driest time is from May to September when hardly any rain falls. Temperatures during the dry season are averaging around zero at night