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Second USENIX Workshop on Electronic Commerce

2nd USENIX Workshop on Electronic Commerce

November 18-21, 1996

Claremont Resort and Conference Center

Oakland, California

Sponsored by the USENIX Association
Co-sponsored by the Fisher Center for Information Technology
Management, UC Berkeley, and the School of Information Management and Systems, UC Berkeley

Letter from the Program Chair

Workshop Organizers


Tutorial Program

Technical Program

Hotel and Travel Information

Points of Interest

Registration Form

Letter from the Program Chair

Dear Colleague:

If you are working in electronic commerce, you know how much has happened since our first workshop 16 months ago. There are now a variety of commerce service providers up and running, the Visa/Mastercard Secure Electronic Transaction standard is rapidly evolving, smartcard/electronic wallet experiments are being tried in many places throughout the world, and new online merchants are popping up daily.

To brief you on all of these activities and other advancements, we have assembled a program of first rate technical papers, invited talks, panel sessions, and tutorials. As you will see, our program features an exceptional range of topics, and you will have many opportunities for interaction, discussion, and joint exploration of the frontiers of electronic commerce.

We are pleased this year to offer the program at the Claremont Hotel in the beautiful setting of the hills of Berkeley and North Oakland. We are particularly happy to have the UC Berkeley School of Information Management and Systems as a cosponsor of this workshop, and we will have events on the UC Berkeley campus.

This is a super-hot field, and whether you are a practitioner, researcher, potential merchant, financial service provider, or just trying to understand the scope of the field of electronic commerce, I am certain that this workshop will be useful to you.

I look forward to seeing you in November!



Doug Tygar
Carnegie Mellon University
Program Chair


Program Chair - Doug Tygar, Carnegie Mellon University

Program Committee -

Ross Anderson, Cambridge University
Nathaniel Borenstein, First Virtual Holdings, Inc.
Stefan Brands, CWI
Daniel Geer, Open Market, Inc.
Mark Manasse, Digital Equipment Corporation
Clifford Neuman, University of Southern California
Hal Varian, University of California, Berkeley
Bennet Yee, University of California, San Diego



Sunday, November 17

On-Site Registration 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Welcome Reception 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Monday, November 18

On-Site Registration 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Tutorial Program 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Tuesday, November 19

On-Site Registration 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Introduction & Welcome 8:20 am - 8:30 am

Technical Program 8:30 am - 5:45 pm

Reception & Tour of Fisher Center 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

(Shuttle service provided)

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions 9:00 pm -11:00 pm


Wednesday, November 20

On-Site Registration 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Technical Program 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Hosted Luncheon with Speaker 11:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions 9:00 pm -11:00 pm


Thursday, November 21

Technical Program 9:00 am - 11:45 am



Since 1975, the USENIX Association has provided a forum where the community of engineers, scientists, and technicians working on the cutting edge of the computing world come together to communicate the results of innovation and research in UNIX and modern open systems. USENIX is well known for its technical conferences, tutorial programs, and the wide variety of publications it has sponsored over the years.

USENIX is the original, not-for-profit membership organization for individuals and institutions interested in UNIX and related technologies. Evolving with technology, USENIX has broadened its activities to include open systems and the globally interconnected and interoperable computing environment.

The USENIX Association and its members are dedicated to:

  • problem-solving with a practical bias,
  • fostering innovation and research that works,
  • rapidly communicating the results of both research and innovation, and
  • providing a neutral forum for the exercise of critical thought and the airing of technical issues.

SAGE, the System Administrators Guild, a Special Technical Group within the USENIX Association, is dedicated to the recognition and advancement of system administration as a profession.


USENIX Supporting Members:

  • Apunix Computer Services
  • Crosswind Technologies, Inc.
  • Frame Technology Corporation
  • ISG Technologies
  • Matsushita Corporation
  • Motorola Research and Development
  • Open Market, Inc.
  • Shiva Corporation
  • Sybase, Inc.
  • Tandem Computers, Inc.
  • UUNET Technologies, Inc.


SAGE Supporting Members:

  • Bluestone, Inc.
  • Enterprise Systems Management Corporation
  • Great Circle Associates
  • Pencom Systems Administration/PSA
  • Southwestern Bell Telephone
  • Taos Mountain

The Fisher Center for Information Technology and Management

Established in 1994, the Fisher Center for Information Technology and Management concentrates on critical information technology management issues facing industry, government, academia, and the international research community. Led by UC Berkeley Haas School of Business faculty and an advisory board of representatives from companies at the forefront of information management, the Fisher Center is the first US research center to address the full range of business issues related to the information superhighway and the emerging global information infrastructure. The Center's URL is


Student Stipends Available

To be eligible, Student Stipend Applications must be received no later than October 23.

The USENIX student stipend program covers travel, living expenses, and registration fees to enable full-time students to attend USENIX meetings. Detailed information about applying for a stipend is available at the USENIX Web site:, by reading or send email to

Workshop Proceedings

One copy of the proceedings is included with your Technical Sessions registration fee. To order additional copies, contact the USENIX Association at 510.528.8649, or send email to:

Birds-Of-A-Feather Sessions (BoFs) - Tuesday & Wednesday evenings

Do you have a topic that you'd like to discuss with others? Our Birds-of-a- Feather Sessions may be perfect for you. BoFs are very interactive and informal gatherings of attendees interested in a particular topic. Schedule your BoF in advance by telephoning the USENIX Conference Office at 714.588.8649, or send email to:

Reception and Tour of the Fisher Center - Tuesday, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Fisher Center of Information Technology Management and the School of Information Management & Systems at UC Berkeley will host a reception and tour of its facilities. Shuttle service will be provided to and from the hotel.

Hosted Luncheon - Wednesday, 11:45 pm - 2:00 pm

The USENIX Association will be hosting a luncheon for all technical sessions attendees. Come join us for an appetizing lunch and listen to our guest speaker, Pamela Samuelson from the University of California, Berkeley.

For more workshop information, please contact:
USENIX Conference Office
22672 Lambert St., Suite 613
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Phone: 714.588.8649
Fax: 714.588.9706

Office Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Pacific Time


Monday, November 18, 1996

Stay on top of the latest technology. Register now for tutorials.

Technology is changing more rapidly than ever before. Whether you are a programmer, developer, or system administrator, you are expected to stay on top of the latest improvements and do your job. Sign up for tutorials and you'll get an immediate payoff from gaining command of the newest developments and putting them to work in your organization.

USENIX tutorials aim to deliver the critical information you need. Taught by hands-on experts, tutorials are practical, intensive, and essential to your professional development.

Tutorial fees include:

  • Admission to the tutorials you select
  • Lunch
  • Printed and bound tutorial materials from your sessions

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

USENIX provides CEUs for a small administrative fee. Established by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training, the CEU is a nationally recognized standard unit of measure for continuing education and training, and is used by thousands of organizations across the United States.

Completion of one full day of the tutorial program qualifies for 0.6 CEUs. You can request CEU credit by checking the appropriate box on the registration form. USENIX provides a certificate and maintains transcripts for each attendee who chooses CEU credits. CEUs are not the same as college credits. Consult your employer or school to determine their applicability.

Monday, November 18, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

M1am (half day: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm)

Getting Paid on the Internet
Clifford Neuman, University of Southern California

Who Should Attend: If you sell information, services, and other products over the Internet, work for a financial institution, or are a software developer, you will benefit by attending this course.

What You Will Learn:

  • A better understanding about how to receive payment for services and products sold over the Internet.
  • The role of financial institutions can play in network commerce.
  • The steps to design protocols and software to take advantage of network payment systems.

Getting paid on the Internet is one of the most complex challenges facing companies who want to do business electronically.

You will learn about several alternatives for payment on the Internet including secure presentation of credit card numbers, electronic currency, and credit-debit systems, and the situations for which each is best suited. The predominant examples of each approach will be described. You will find out about security issues and fraud prevention, and the security of different payment systems.

Learn how funds flow through the system for each model, the role of banks and other financial intermediaries, who incurs risk from fraud and failure to pay, and which parties need to be trusted. Transaction charges and means of profit for financial intermediaries will also be covered.

You will find out the steps needed for integration of these payment systems with network applications, including the changes needed to Web servers and Web browsers, evolving standards, and approaches to integration with other network applications. The need for more standardization at the application/payment service interface will be discussed.

Dr. Clifford Neuman, a scientist and faculty member at the Information Sciences Institute of the University of Southern California, is one of the principal designers of the Kerberos™ authentication system. Recent work includes development of the security infrastructure supporting authorization and accounting. Dr. Neuman leads the design of the NetCheque and NetCash ® electronic payment systems.


M2am (half day: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm)

Electronic Payments and Commerce Applications
Taher ElGamal, Netscape Communications Corporation

Who Should Attend: Technical professionals who need the latest information on the advances in electronic payments and commerce applications on the Internet.

What You Will Learn: State-of-the-art techniques and protocols; details of protocols used and proposed for supporting commerce applications on the Web.

Topics include:

  • Basic technology review: RSA, DSA, RC4, SSL
  • Credit card processing protocols the SET protocol and its variants
  • Debit card: how to use SET for debit cards
  • Protocols for electronic cash and electronic accounts
  • Micro transactions and aggregation protocols
  • Protocols for electronic checks and variants


Some proposals for protocols supporting banking applications will also be described, including home banking type applications and automated bill presentment and payment. In particular, the use of cryptographic techniques will be outlined throughout the class.

Taher ElGamal is the chief scientist at Netscape Communications where he is involved in security, electronic commerce, and other Internet applications. His doctoral thesis included the "ElGamal" public key cryptosystem and digital signature algorithm that produced several industry standards and commercial products. He has produced cryptographic toolkits used by many application developers for encryption and authentication applications.


M3am (half day: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm)

Secure Java Programming: Fundamentals
Marianne Mueller and David Brownell, JavaSoft

Who Should Attend: Java developers who want to learn more about how Java security works.

What You Will Learn: The basics of Java security and the default applet security policy, including:

* How to construct an applet, including step by step examples of a commerce related applet (e.g., shopping cart), and an overview of the applet API.

* How to write applets that do useful things within the confines of the applet security policy, including:

-- A description of the default applet security policy
-- Using the applet's host server to store persistent information
-- How to take advantage of HotJava's more configurable security environment (e.g., read & write file ACLs)
-- How to send a CGI request from an applet
-- How to send a servlet request from an applet ("servlet" is a JavaSoft proposal for server side extension -- the servlet API can be thought of as a replacement for the CGI API).
-- Configuring your web environment so that a browser behind a firewall can do DNS name resolution of machines outside the firewall

* Overview of Secure Java Platform

-- Language features: private, protected, namespace partioning, memory management and garbage collection, arrays, strings, lack of preprocessor. Learn how to take advantage of these language features to write secure Java applets and applications.
-- Verifier features: Description of what the verifier does for you.

* Learn how to use the bytecode verifier with your standalone Java application.

-- Security Manager: How you might design and implement a security manager for a Java standalone application.

* How to get accurate and up-to-date info on Java security bugs

Marianne Mueller and David Brownell are staff engineers at JavaSoft. Before working on Java security Marianne worked on floating point, compiler optimizations, and tools for multithreaded programming. She works on Java security, especially in the context of Jeeves, the Java web server.


M4pm (half day: 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm)

Secure Java Programming: Enhancements
Marianne Mueller and David Brownell, JavaSoft

Who Should Attend: Java developers familiar with the fundamentals of the Java security model who want to learn more about recent enhancements to the Java security toolset.

What You Will Learn: New features in Java such as Java code signing and Java APIs for access control lists and certificate management. Topics will include:

* How to create signed applets and signed servlets

  • How to create a JAR file. The JAR file is a "Java Archive" file, and it can contain class files, gif, jpeg, html, etc.
  • How to generate a key pair, to use for signing
  • How to register your public key with a public key distribution center
  • How to sign the JAR file using a standalone Java signing tool
  • How to distribute the signed JAR file (== how to distribute the signed applet or signed servlet)
  • How to use the Java Access Control List package (
  • How to associate limited capabilities with a signed servlet
  • How to administer the Java web server so that it only accepts code signed by a set of trusted signatures
  • How to administer the Java web server so that it grants limited capabilities to trusted code

* X509 Certificate Management in Java

Marianne Mueller and David Brownell are staff engineers at JavaSoft. Before working on Java security, Marianne worked on floating point, compiler optimizations, and tools for multithreaded programming. She works on Java security, especially in the context of Jeeves, the Java web server.


M5pm (half day: 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm)

The Law of Electronic Commerce - Contracts, Records, and Privacy
Benjamin Wright, Attorney and Author

Who Should Attend: Online and IS professionals, security managers, EDI and Intranet managers, purchasing managers, lawyers, accountants, and auditors with a general understanding of business transactions.

What You Will Learn: The application of common sense legal principles to electronic commerce.

Do you have to know about the law as it applies to electronic commerce? The application of existing laws as applied to electronic commerce is a relatively new field that many computing professionals are required to understand.

You will gain a broad overview of the legal and recordkeeping issues from a lawyer's perspective, placing legal issues in a conceptual framework. You will learn in detail the issues of electronic contract formation, electronic signatures, computer evidence and privacy, establishing trust in cyberspace, trading partner agreements, and network service provider agreements. You will hear a thorough discussion of EC records, particularly those created for state and federal tax purposes, and the role of third party recordkeepers. There will be ample time for questions and dialog.

Specific topics include:

  • An electronic contract lawsuit in the drug industry
  • Admission of email evidence in a famous lawsuit
  • Different business models for establishing trust
  • The Model EDI Trading Partner Agreement
  • Digital signature legislation in Utah, California and Florida
  • Digital signature guidelines from the American Bar Association
  • An IRS regulation on the recording of electronic transactions
  • A model policy for recording electronic messages for tax purposes
  • Model for third-party recordkeeper

Benjamin Wright is the author of The Law of Electronic Commerce: EDI, E- mail and Internet He is also editor of EDI Forum, a quarterly journal covering technology, business, legal and security issues in electronic commerce. A graduate of Georgetown University Law School, Mr. Wright is an attorney practicing electronic commercial law from Dallas, Texas. Mr Wright will also be giving an Invited Talk on Tuesday.


M6pm (half day: 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm)

Breaking into the Web (Pun Intended)
Daniel Geer, Open Market, Inc.

Who Should Attend: Those running an Internet site who need to understand the tradeoffs in making it secure or how the Internet is likely to be secured.

What You Will Learn: Threat models, both technical and social engineering, and countermeasures; tools to make plans that will work and will convince management that they work.

Are you really doing business on the Internet by now? Were you blocked from doing so by security issues, real or imagined? Are you the only one worried and no one is listening?

Simple math says that the growth rate of the Internet means the skill level of the average Internet user is going down fast. Simple avarice says that there is a lot of money to made (or saved) by converting much of today's commerce to an electronic one. Simple deviousness says that the combination of a rising flux of money and a decreasing skill level are an irresistible target. Simple engineering says that the optimal solution is not one-size-fits-all, and it is on that that we will focus.

You will find out about threat models, both technical and social engineering, and countermeasures. You will walk away with the tools to make plans that will work and will convince management that they work. Luckily, we have some good counterexamples to work from.

Daniel E. Geer, Jr. is director of engineering at Open Market, Inc., a leader in electronic commerce technology. Formerly he was chief scientist, vice president of technology and managing director of security consulting services for OpenVision Technologies. He earned a doctor of science in biostatistics from Harvard University.


Tuesday through Thursday November 19-21, 1996

Tuesday, November 19,

7:30 am - 8:20 am - Continental Breakfast

8:20 am - 8:30 am - Introduction and Welcome - Doug Tygar, Carnegie Mellon University


8:30 am - 10:00 am

Session I: Hardware Tokens

Session Chair: Clifford Neuman, University of Southern California

Tamper Resistance -- a Cautionary Note
Ross Anderson, Cambridge University and Markus Kuhn, Erlangen/Purdue University

Token-Mediated Certification and Electronic Commerce
Daniel E. Geer, Open Market, Inc. and Donald T. Davis, SystemExperts

Smart Cards in Hostile Environments
Howard Gobioff, Carnegie Mellon University; Sean Smith, Los Alamos National Laboratory/IBM Research; Doug Tygar, Carnegie Mellon University; Bennet Yee, University of California, San Diego


10:00 am - 10:15 pm Break
10:15 am - 11:45 am

Session II: Protocol Analysis

Session Chair: Ross Anderson, Cambridge University

Analysis of the SSL 3.0 Protocol
David Wagner, University of California, Berkeley and Bruce Schneier, Counterpane Systems

Fast, Automatic Checking of Security Protocols
Darrell Kindred and Jeannette Wing, Carnegie Mellon University

Verifying Cryptographic Protocols for Electronic Commerce
Randall W. Lichota, Hughes; Grace L. Hammonds, AGCS; Stephen H. Brackin, Arca


11:45 am - 1:30 pm Lunch - on your own
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Invited Talk: Legal Signatures and Proof in Electronic Commerce
Benjamin Wright, Attorney and Author -The Law of Electronic Commerce

A critical goal of electronic commerce is to create evidence of transactions so they can later be authenticated in court. Mr. Wright will consider alternative strategies for legally authenticating transactions, including the new Utah Digital Signature Act and biometric signing methods. He will also describe techniques for making reliable electronic archives.


2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Break

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Session III: Policy and Economics

Session Chair: Hal Varian, University of California, Berkeley

Digital Currency and Public Networks: So What If It Is Secure, Is It Money?
John du Pre Gauntt, London School of Economics

Modeling the Risks and Costs of Digitally Signed Certificates in Electronic Commerce
Ian Simpson, Carnegie Mellon University


3:45 pm - 4:00 pm Break


4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Session IV: Standard Payment Interfaces

Session Chair: Bennet Yee, University of California, San Diego

Generic Payment Services: Framework and Functional Specification
Alireza Bahreman, EIT

UPAI: A Universal Payment Application Interface
Steven P. Ketchpel, Hector Garcia-Molina, Andreas Paepcke, Scott Hassan, and Steve Cousins, Stanford University

Payment Method Negotiation Service: Framework and Programming Interface
Alireza Bahreman and Rajkuman Narayanaswamy, EIT


6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Reception and Tour of Fisher Center, UC Berkeley - (Shuttle Service Provided)



Wednesday, November 20, 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

8:30 am - 10:00 am

Session V: Atomic transactions

Session Chair: Mark Manasse, Digital Equipment Corporation

Anonymous Atomic Transactions
Jean Camp, Sandia National Laboratory; Michael Harkavy and Doug Tygar, Carnegie Mellon University; Bennet Yee, University of California, San Diego

Strongboxes for Electronic Commerce
Thomas Hardjono and Jennifer Seberry, University of Wollongong

Model Checking Electronic Commerce Protocols
Nevin Heintze, Bell Labs; Doug Tygar, Jeannette Wing, and H. C. Wong, Carnegie Mellon University


10:00 am - 10:15 pm Break
10:15 am - 11:45 pm

Session VI: Experience

Session Chair: Nathaniel Borenstein, First Virtual Holdings, Inc.

BigDog: Hierarchical Authentication, Session Control, and Authorization for the Web
Benjamin Fried and Andrew Lowry, Morgan Stanley

Financial EDI Over the Internet: Case Study II
Arie Segev, Jaana Porra, and Malu Roldan, University of California, Berkeley

Scalable Document Fingerprinting
Nevin Heintze, Bell Labs


11:45 am - 2:00 pm Hosted Luncheon with Speaker

Designing New Rules of the Road for Electronic Commerce in Digital Information
Pamela Samuelson, University of California, Berkeley

Congress is currently considering legislative proposals to strengthen the rights of copyright owners in cyberspace and to create a new law to protect database developers against unauthorized extractions and reuses of database contents. Contract lawyers are working on new rules of the road for contracts about digital information products and services. As attractive as the idea of adopting new rules for electronic commerce in digital information may be, current proposals may be based on assumptions that will not prove workable in the electronic environment.

Pamela Samuelson is a Professor of Law and of Information Management at the University of California at Berkeley. Her principal expertise is intellectual property law; her principal interests are in the challenges posed by digital technologies to existing legal regimes. She is a Contributing Editor of Communications of the ACM for which she writes a regular "Legally Speaking" column.


2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Session VII: Protocols

Session Chair, Daniel Geer, Open Market, Inc.

A Protocol for Secure Transactions
Douglas H. Steves, Chris Edmondson-Yurkanan and Mohamed Gouda, University of Texas, Austin

PayTree: ``Amortized-Signature'' for Flexible MicroPayments
Charanjit Jutla and Moti Yung, IBM

A Minimal Distributed Protocol for Electronic Commerce
Eran Gabber and Abraham Silberschatz, Bell Labs


3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Break
3:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Panel Discussion: Electronic Commerce in Practice -- What Have We Learned?
Moderator: Clifford Neuman, University of Southern California


Nathaniel Borenstein, First Virtual Holdings, Inc.;
Marc Briceno, DigiCash;
Steve Crocker, Cybercash;
Daniel Geer, Open Market, Inc.;
Arie Segev, University of California, Berkeley;
David Van Wie, InterTrust

6:00 pm Dinner - on your own
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions


Thursday, November 21, 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Continental Breakfast

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Session VIII: Security

Session Chair: Stefan Brands, CWI

Organizing Electronic Services into Security Taxonomies
Sean Smith, Los Alamos National Laboratory/IBM Research and Paul Pedersen, Los Alamos National Laboratory

WWW Electronic Commerce and Java Trojan Horses
Doug Tygar and Alma Whitten, Carnegie Mellon University

On Shopping Incognito
Ralf Hauser, McKinsey Consulting, Switzerland and Gene Tsudik, University of Southern California


10:30 am - 10:45 am Break
10:45 am - 11:45 am

Session IX: Software Agents

Session Chair: Doug Tygar, Carnegie Mellon University

Market-Based Negotiation for Digital Library Services
Tracy Mullen and Michael P. Wellman, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Information and Interaction in MarketSpace -- Towards an Open Agent-based Market Infrastructure
Joakim Erriksson and Niclas Finne, Telia Research; Sverker Janson, Swedish Institute of Computer Science

A Peer-to-Peer Software Metering System
Bruce Schneier and John Kelsey, Counterpane Systems



Hotel Discount Reservation Deadline - Wednesday, October 16, 1996

USENIX has negotiated special rates for workshop attendees at the Claremont Resort and Conference Center. Contact the hotel directly to make your reservation. You must mention USENIX to get the special rate. A one-night room deposit must be guaranteed to a major credit card. To cancel your reservation, you must notify the hotel at least 24 hours before your planned arrival date.

The Claremont Resort and Conference Center
Ashby and Domingo Avenue
Oakland, CA 94623-0363
Toll Free: 800.551.7266
Local Telephone: 510.843.3000
Reservation Fax: 510.549.8582
Single/Double Occupancy......................$110.00
(plus room tax, currently 11%)

Note: Requests for hotel reservations made after the deadline will be handled on a space and rate available basis only.


Discount Airfares

Special airline discounts will be available for USENIX attendees. Please call for details:

JNR, Inc. Toll Free 800.343.4546 (USA and Canada)
Telephone 714.476.2788


From San Francisco (SFO) & Oakland International Airports

Shuttle Service - The Bayporter Express offers shuttles to and from both Oakland Airport and SFO Airport. ADVANCED RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED for Oakland pick ups and to avoid delays at SFO. Call 415.467.1800. Cost of shuttle is $12 from Oakland Airport and $13 from SFO Airport, one way. Travel time to the hotel is approximately 30-45 minutes from Oakland and one hour from SFO. Return trips require reservations to be made one day in advance.

Taxi service from Oakland Airport usually ranges $30 one way, and $50 from SFO.

BART - If you live in the Bay Area and will be using BART, take the Concord Line to the Rockridge Station (one mile from the Claremont). At the station, taxi service is available to the hotel for an approximate cost of $5 one way.


Telegraph Avenue - This is the heart of student Berkeley. Besides its wonderful array of bookstores, expresso shops, and student food, you can get a tattoo, get a body part pierced, and buy paraphernalia of all kinds.

Sproul Plaza - Berkeley's Campus is a great place to people watch, listen to music, and mingle with students.

Entertainment - Berkeley has a lively local entertainment scene. The Pacific Film Archives screens different films every night. A variety of night clubs feature music ranging from jazz to alternative.

About the Hotel

The Claremont is a world-class resort located just one mile from the UC Berkeley campus, in the hills overlooking the San Francisco Bay. The hotel is an historic, turn-of-the-century resort, with modern facilities that include two swimming pools, saunas, jacuzzi, tennis courts, fitness center and a luxurious European-style health spa.


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