The conference will be held in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. All plenary and regular talks will be given in the Socrate building, place Cardinal Mercier. The lunch and coffee breaks will be in the Erasme building, just across from Socrate.
Louvain-la-Neuve is an entirely pedestrian university campus which, with its cafés, restaurants, shops, sports centre and theatre, offers all the advantages of a real town. It is also home to the region’s largest shopping centre: L’Esplanade. 20 minutes away from Brussels, it is easy to reach by car (underground and open air car parks) or by train (station: Louvain-la-Neuve Université, NOT to be confused with Louvain / Leuven, situated in Flanders). Brussels National Airport is within very easy reach.
Accommodation is not included in the Conference Registration. Nonetheless, 50 rooms have been reserved at the Hotel Ibis (Louvain-la-Neuve) for the Conference participants (Limited Places!).
The preferential price for conference participants is 93€ for a single room and 103€ for a double/twin room (breakfast & wifi included for both).
Some of the participants may need to take care of their own accommodation. Please consult our selection of hotels and B&Bs.
Participants can select among a range of hotels in the vicinity of Louvain-la-Neuve or in Brussels. Apart from the Ibis Hotel (Louvain-la-Neuve) with pre-booked rooms, participants can select among a range of hotels in Brussels.
Boulevard de Lauzelle 61
Tel. +32 10 45 07 51
Fax +32 10 45 09 11
Ibis Grand Place
Rue Marché aux Herbes, 100
Tel. +32 2 514 40 40
Fax +32 2 514 50 67
Hôtel la Madeleine
Rue de la Montagne, 20-22
Tel. +32 2 513 29 73
Fax +32 2 502 13 50
Rue Marché aux Poulets, 32
Tel. +32 2 219 04 40
Fax +32 2 219 17 21
Ibis Centre Ste Catherine
Rue Joseph Plateau, 2
Tel. +32 2 513 76 20
Fax +32 2 514 22 14
The train journey from Louvain-la-Neuve to Brussels lasts about 50 minutes and costs €5.20 (2 trains per hour).
The railway station (Bruxelles-Central) is close to the Grand Place and the suggested hotels (max. 15-minute walk).
Participants can also select among a range of B&Bs in the vicinity. A list of B&Bs in Louvain-la-Neuve and Ottignies can be found at: