Practical Information

[Date and Time] [Conference Fee] [Registration] [Conference Dinner] [Lunch] [Conference Site] [Accomodation] [Transportation] [Cultural and Touristic Activities]

Date and Time:

The workshop starts on June 9 in the morning and ends on June 11 in the afternoon. A detailed schedule can be found on the program page.

Conference Fee:

There is a conference fee of 50 €.


Registration will be open until June 1.

Welcome Buffet:

A welcome buffet will take place on Tuesday June 10.


Lunch will be provided at the conference site.

Conference Site:

The Workshop will take place at the Internationales Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg (IWH), Hauptstrasse 242, D-69117 Heidelberg, from June 9-11, 2008.

Directions to the conference site can be found here. A map of the IWH in the Old Town can be found here and a map of Heidelberg can be found here.


Heidelberg is most conveniently reached by train. Please refer to the timetable of the Deutsche Bahn for finding suitable train connections (inlcuding those from other European countries).

For those travelling by plane the most convenient airport should be Frankfurt (Main) from where there are frequent train connections to Heidelberg. These can be found here.
Moreover, there is a bus shuttle service between Frankfurt Airport and Heidelberg. Using the airport transfer service (TLS), depending on which airline you are using, you will be picked up at the Meeting Point at either Terminal 1 or 2. The service will take you directly to the IWH. Advance reservation with information on the airline and flight number is required
From the main station in Heidelberg the conference site can be reached with the S-Bahn (S1, S2 with destination Osterburken), getting off at Karlstor. From there it is a three minutes walk to the IWH. Alternatively you can take the bus line 33 (direction Köpfel) from the Heidelberg main station. Get off at Karlstor stop. In any case travel time from main station to the IWH should no exceed 20 minutes. Directions to the conference site can be found here.


We kindly ask you to arrange accomodation privately. There is a number of hotels of different categories close to the conference site. The Heidelberger Verkehrsverein offers a convenient page for finding and booking hotels. Please note that Heidelberg is visited by many tourists in June. Early booking is therefore highly recommended.

Cultural and Touristic Activities:

Heidelberg offers ample opportunity for cultural and touristic activities.

Last update: June 3, 2008 by M. Maniatis, comments to maniatis