September 6-9, 2016
Renaissance Seattle Hotel
Seattle, WA, USA

Please do not delay in arranging VISA applications for entry into the United States of America if needed. Such arrangements are the responsibility of speakers, attendees and other participants and may take up to a few months.

  • Non-US citizens may need a visa to enter the US.
    It is your sole responsibility to ensure that you are eligible to enter the USA for the conference. If needed, an invitation letter for a US visa application will be provided for conference delegates after conference registration and payment. Delegates are required to indicate on their registration form that they will need an invitation letter for their US visa application.
  • Plan ahead - apply for you visa early.
    Depending on your country and citizenship, visa processing may take several weeks. If you need a visa, register for the conference as early as possible and pay your conference fees along with your registration so we can send you the invitation letter. We will not accept any visa delays or denied visa as an excuse for no-shows!

How to Obtain A Visa:

Complete guidelines on US visa application can be found on the U.S. Department of State's website,

Useful Links on visa application process and the Visa Waiver Program:

Visa Letter Request Procedure:

    Authors of technical papers can generate their Visa Letters from SOCC’16 in EDAS.
        • Log into EDAS, and enter your paper page.
        • You will find in the property column the words “Visa letter", and beside it, an image of an visa official in blue color.
        • Click on this visa official image, and you will be able to confirm or change your address information reflected in the letter.
        • Then the system will generate the letter for your use.
        • If you have any problems, please click the help tab in EDAS.

All other speakers and attendees and authors requiring hard copy letters should send visa letter request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with subject line of Request for Hardcopy of Visa Letter.

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