ACM/IEEE 16th International Conference on
Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems


About Miami and Miami Beach

The City of Miami, known as the “Magic City" due to it’s rapid growth, is located in Southeast Florida, between the Florida Everglades and the Atlantic Ocean. Since its incorporation in 1896, the city has grown tremendously, transforming it into a global city known for its unique culture, influence on the fashion industry and importance in the world of finance. The city's central business district is home to the largest concentration of international banks in the United States, as well as home to several corporate headquarters and television studios.

Since 2001, Miami has been undergoing a large building boom with more than 50 skyscrapers rising over 400 feet (122 m) built or currently under construction in the city. Miami's skyline is ranked third most impressive in the U.S., behind New York City and Chicago.


Miami Beach

The City of Miami and Miami Beach are actually two separate cities. More information about the specific local interests in the Miami Beach area (where the the conference is locaed) can be found here.

Miami Beach is known for its pastel-tinted Art Deco buildings that line the city’s boulevards.


Miami Information Links


Facts about Miami

  • Fifth-largest populated urban area in US (5.5 Million)
  • Major hub for culture, entertainment, arts and fashion (famous "South Beach" area)
  • In 2008, Forbes' ranked Miami as "America's Cleanest City"
  • In 2011, WalkScore named Miami the 8th most walkable city
  • Very diverse culture offers multitude of cuisine options
  • Temperature during time of conference: 76-82°F (24-28°C)
  • There are 14 universities and colleges in the Miami area


Miami Highlights

South Beach
South Beach
The South Beach section of Miami Beach is a major entertainment destination with hundreds of nightclubs, restaurants, boutiques and hotels. Approximately 3 miles from conference hotel.
Miami Aquarium
Miami Seaquarium
The Miami Seaquarium is the oldes oceanarium in the United States. The venue houses marine mammals, fish, sharks, seat turtles, birds, reptiles, and manatees. The popular TV show "Flipper" was filmed here. Approximately 13 miles from conference hotel.
Miami Aquarium
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
This remarkable Italian Renaissance-style villa is located on more than 10 acres of beautiful gardens. Stroll through this serene and stunning retreat while taking in the view of Biscayne Bay. Approximately 11 miles from conference hotel.
Miami Aquarium
Everglades National Park
Discover the unique environment of this beautiful ecosystem where visitors can observe alligators and birds. Visit the Indian Villages, hike on nature trails, camp, or rent a boat. Approximately 53 miles from conference hotel.