Travel and Location Information

1. Getting To Your Hotel

The four recommended conference hotels [map locations 1-3] are all located in and around the centre of Edinburgh.

  • Arriving by Train: The main railway station is called Edinburgh Waverley. The exit on the south side of the station (near platforms 20 and 21) brings you onto Market Street and a two minute walk to the Jury's Inn in Jeffrey Street [map location 1]. For the other three conference hotels a short taxi ride is recommended.
  • Arriving by Air (Edinburgh): Taxis and a regular bus service operate between Edinburgh airport and the centre of Edinburgh. A taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Edinburgh will cost around 15 pounds sterling. The airport buses terminate on Waverley Bridge opposite the main entrance to Edinburgh Waverley train station. A two minute walk from Waverley Bridge via Market Street will bring you to the Jury's Inn in Jeffrey Street [map location 1].
  • Arriving by Air (Glasgow): There is a frequent bus service (No. 905) to Glasgow city centre with drop off points at various locations in the city including close to Queen Street railway station and at Buchanan bus station. There are frequent connecting coach services to Edinburgh from Buchanan bus station. On arrival in Edinburgh, coaches from Glasgow will pass through Haymarket and terminate at St Andrew Square. There is also a frequent rail service between Queen Street and Edinburgh Waverley.

2. The Conference Venues

The main conference venue is the Edinburgh University Conference and Training Centre [map location 4].

The tutorials, doctoral symposium, and workshops will take place in rooms 1.82 and 1.83 of the

Department of Computing and Electrical Engineering
Heriot-Watt University 
Riccarton Campus 
Edinburgh EH14 4AS 

For information on how to reach that venue, see here.

3. Getting To The Welcome Reception

There will be a welcome reception on the evening of Wednesday 25 September at the Apex International Hotel [map location 3] (note, not the adjacent Apex Hotel), 6pm - 7.30pm..

4. Getting To The Conference Dinner

The conference dinner takes place within George Heriot's School [map location 5] on the evening of Thursday 26 September. The dinner will be preceded by a tour of the 17th century school buildings at 6.30pm, and drinks at 7pm. The dinner itself starts at 7.30pm.


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