Conference Venue

The conference will take place at University Duisburg-Essen, campus Essen in buildings R11 and R12.

Address: Universitätsstraße 12,  45141 Essen  Get an overview of campus Essen


Conference dinner

The conference dinner will take place on Tuesday 5th September from 18:30 in the restaurant Casino on the site of Zeche Zollverein. See directions below.

Social Event: Guided Tour at Zeche Zollverein

On Tuesday 5th September, the conference program will be followed by a guided tour of the UNESCO world heritage site Zeche Zollverein.

The Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex (German Zeche Zollverein) is a large former industrial site in the city of Essen, Germany. The first coal mine on the premises was founded in 1847, and mining activities took place from 1851 until December 23, 1986. For decades, starting in the late 1950s, the two parts of the site, Zollverein Coal Mine and Zollverein Coking Plant (erected 1957–1961, closed on June 30, 1993), ranked among the largest of their kinds in Europe. Shaft 12, built in the New Objectivity style, was opened in 1932 and is considered an architectural and technical masterpiece, earning it a reputation as the "most beautiful coal mine in the world".Because of its architecture and testimony to the development of heavy industry in Europe, the industrial complex was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List on December 14, 2001, and is one of the anchor points of the European Route of Industrial Heritage. [1]

Get an overview of Zollverein UNESCO World Heritage Site

How to get to Zeche Zollverein

by public transport via the stops "Zollverein" (streetcar 107, also "Kulturlinie") and "Zollverein-Nord" (streetcar 107, also "Kulturlinie", bus 170, bus 183 or regional train RB32) as well as the stops "Kokerei Zollverein" and "Kohlenwäsche" (bus 183).

by car via destination address Fritz-Schupp-Allee while following signs to free parking lots PA1 and PA2

Campus Essen


How to get to Univerisity Duisburg-Essen, Campus Essen

Follow the instructions of the University of Duisburg-Essen on how to get to the Essen campus.

By plane to Düsseldorf International Airport (DUS). Essen central station can be reached comfortably in about 25 minutes from Düsseldorf airport railway station, where about 300 trains (ICE, IC, EC and regional commuter trains) stop daily. At the airport take the SkyTrain to the airport station.

By train to Essen central station (Essen Hauptbahnhof). In Essen Hauptbahnhof, follow the signs ("U") to the subway station.

By subway to station "Universität Essen" (line U11, direction "GE-Buerer Str", or line U17, direction "Karlsplatz"). Subways for both lines leave from Essen Hauptbahnhof subway station every 10 minutes. "Universität Essen" is the third stop starting from Hauptbahnhof Essen (~4 minutes). Building S04 is located right next to the subway exit. Alternatively to station "Rheinischer Platz" (line 105 direction "Unterstr.", line 106 direction "Germaniaplatz") and follow Gladbeckerstr.

By car navigate to address "Universitätsstraße 12, 45141 Essen" and use the parking lots or parking garage.

The conference registration takes place in building R12. Please note the map of the vicinity. The parallel sessions are planned in building R11.