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).

Please download and fill in the Booking form and send it to Ibis Hotel ( ) before October 2nd, 2017.

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.

In Louvain-la-Neuve

Ibis Hotel
Boulevard de Lauzelle 61
1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
Tel. +32 10 45 07 51
Fax +32 10 45 09 11

In Brussels

Ibis Grand Place
Rue Marché aux Herbes, 100
1000 Bruxelles
Tel. +32 2 514 40 40
Fax +32 2 514 50 67

Hôtel la Madeleine
Rue de la Montagne, 20-22
1000 Bruxelles
Tel. +32 2 513 29 73
Fax +32 2 502 13 50

Hôtel Saint-Nicolas
Rue Marché aux Poulets, 32
1000 Bruxelles
Tel. +32 2 219 04 40
Fax +32 2 219 17 21

Ibis Centre Ste Catherine
Rue Joseph Plateau, 2
1000 Bruxelles
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: