Second International Conference on Hybrid Intelligent Systems


December 01-04, Santiago, Chile


Venue Information (Santiago, Chile)


HIS’02 will be hosted by the Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences at the Universidad de Chile (Beaucheff 850, Santiago de Chile).


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Santiago de Chile

Santiago de Chile is a city of contrasts. It's a modern metropolis whose shining international air terminal greets foreign bankers rushing to invest their money in one of South America's most dynamic economies. At the same time, struggling street vendors board city buses to hawk everything from pins and needles to pens and ice cream, and housemaids ride for hours to scrub floors and change diapers in exclusive suburbs. Santiago is first and foremost a city of commerce, but visitors will find much to enjoy in the city and its surroundings. The majestic Andean Mountain Range can be seen from almost anywhere in the city. The town takes the cake when it comes to excursions - less than an hour from the city center are world-class ski resorts and white-water rafting opportunities, famous beaches and the colorful port city of Valparaíso. Few capitals can match Santiago's options for a free afternoon, day or weekend.


Santiago is connected to the rest of Chile and the world by many airlines offering regular flights. There are rail services only to the south of Chile. An extensive road network links the capital with the rest of the country.


Travel Information

Looking at a map of Chile one cannot but feel a touch of amazement: what an exceedingly long, narrow strip of land, stretching along the coast of southern South America. Tucked as it is between the towering Andes mountains and the endless Pacific Ocean, it would not seem to have much room for anything. You'd be amazed, though. Its 4,300km-long, 180km-wide territory harbors some of the finest scenery in the Americas, a bewildering variety of climates -only the humid, hot tropical ones are absent- and landscapes ranging from the world's most arid desert to the rainiest spot on the planet, including a Sahara in the north, a California in the center, an Alpine district in the midsouth and a Norway in the deep south, plus some places that bear no comparison, such as Easter Island, Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and the Atacama Desert.


December is an excellent time to travel in Chile. The local organizers will help the interested participants to arrange a trip to any location in Chile. More information about traveling in Chile in and


A movie is available in the following link.








Lago Chungará


Plaza de Armas, Santiago

Laguna San Rafael