“The Gateway to Ruhr... Dortmund!”

The city of Dortmund is situated in the west of Germany and belongs to the federal state North Rhine-Westphalia. Around September and October German weather is mostly unpredictable: At its best it is characterised by a pleasant time of colorful fall foliage, with average 19-20°C (66-68°F). At its worst you should be prepared for cold, gray and rainy days of around 9-10°C (49-50°F).

The city of Dortmund is a centre of industrial culture, science and technology. Whether as a conference venue or holiday destination, Dortmund provides a variety of facets and is noted for its rich cultural and leisure offerings, above all for the Goldene Wunder, a Flemish winged altar in the Church St. Petri, the Dortmunder U, the Signal Iduna Park, the Technologiezentrum and many more.

In order to travel to Dortmund you can use trains (RE, IC, ICE) provided by the Deutsche Bahn AG (DB) to the central station of Dortmund. The Intercity Express (ICE) is DB's fastest train and reaches from Dortmund central station without changes major cities like Berlin in less than 4 hours, Frankfurt less than 3 hours and Munich within 6 hours.
The Duesseldorf International Airport is only 30 minutes by RE-train away, at the same time Dortmund also has an airport providing flights throughout Europe.

Dortmunder U
(Source: ®Hannes Woidich)

Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund
(Source: CC-BY-SA-3.0 Dmitrij Rodionov)


Metropole Ruhr

Dortmund takes part in the Metropole Ruhr (Regionalverband Ruhr), an alliance of 15 county boroughs and counties of the Ruhr Area and includes cities such as Bochum, Duisburg and Essen. The Zeche Zollverein for instance is a famous UNESCO World Heritage Site worth seeing in the city of Essen.
The public transport network is well organised in the Ruhr Area, so that neighbouring cities can be traveled to within 10 Minutes via RE, IC or ICE.

Zeche Zollverein in Essen
(Source: CC-BY-SA-3.0 Zairon)


Conference Venue

Our conference venue is located on the South Campus of the TU Dortmund University, which is above all noted for its green Campus.

The sessions will be held in the Lecture Hall Building 1.
The accompanying exhibition takes place in the Rudolf-Chaudoire-Pavillon, located just next to the Lecture Hall Building. There you may exchange with exhibitors and be indulged by the provided catering area.

Sessions in the Lecture Hall Building 1 - South Campus

Exhibition in the Rudolf-Chaudoire-Pavillon (only 10m from the Lecture Hall Building)

Exhibition in the Rudolf-Chaudoire-Pavillon (interior view)