The meeting will start on Sunday, February 4, 2018 and will end on Thursday, February 8, 2018.

This time the conference site is located in the Congress Centre of Bad Hofgastein. You will find the exact position in the village here. You can look around in Bad Hofgastein using Google Maps. Here you can also search for the location of any possible accommodation. You will find the hotels with special conference prices in the Registration section.

You will find more information about the Congress Centre at the homepage of Bad Hofgastein.

Most Trainconvenient way to reach Bad Hofgastein is by train (not the fastest):

Note: The train station is 2km outside the village. You can access your hotel via taxi or the local bus 558 (Time table). Another bus 550 passes Bad Hofgastein on the highway whereas bus 558 goes through the center of the village.

Data for Sunday (data from 2014). The return connection at 9:19, 11:19, ... starts with Bus 550 at "Abzweig Bahnhof" near the train station. You can pick up this bus also 9 min earlier at "Bad Hofgastein Busbahnhof/Schlossalmbahn" near the conference center. A shuttle taxi for a low price is also available at the station and brings you to the village centre or your hotel.

From Munich at 12:18, 14:18 (direct) or 16:18 (one change), 3:10h, back on Thursday: EC/IC from 8:30 and 9:19 every two hours each (3:10 h). From and to the Airport (MUC) approximately 45 to 60 min longer.
From Cologne at 8:18 (direct), 8:55 (one change), 9:31 (two changes), 7:45-9:10 h, back on Thursday: EC/IC from 8:31 and 9:19 every two hours each (8 h).
From Berlin at 7:54 (one change), 9:36 h, back on Thursday: EC/IC from 8:30 and 9:19 every two hours each (9 1/2 h).
From Vienna west at 9:30, 11:30, 13:30 (all with one change in Salzburg), 4h, back on Thursday: EC/IC from 8:30 and 9:19 every two hours each (4 h). From the airport (VIE) at least one hour longer (shuttle bus available).
From Graz at 9:45, 11:45, or 13:45 (all with one change in Schwarzach-St.Veit), 4 h, back on Thursday: EC/IC from 8:30 and 9:29 every two hours (4 h).
From Innsbruck at 10:22, 12:24, or 14:24 (all with one change), 3 h, back on Thursday: EC/IC from 8:30 and 9:19 every two hours (3 h).
From Zurich at 8:40 or 10:40 (one change), 6 3/4 h, back on Thursday: EC/IC from 8:30 every two hours (7-8 h).
From Venezia S. Lucia at 11:40 (via IC Bus from Venezia Mestre stazione (Viale Stazione), one change in Villach from bus to train), 5:17 h, 15:59 (one change in Villach) 4:30, back on Thursday: EC/IC 9:29 (one change in Villach, 4 1/2 h) or 11:29 with train and IC Bus (5 h).

Data for Thursday (data from 2014)

Important: First EC/IC train on Thursday leaves 8:30. First regional train leaves 6:17 (one change in Schwarzach-St.Veit to Salzburg 7:45).  Early buses leave 5:09 (Salzburg 6:50, Munich airport 9:55, Vienna airport 10:45), 6:09 (Salzburg 7:45, Munich airport 10:15, Vienna airport 11:24), and 6:44 (Salzburg 9:02, Munich airport 11:26, Vienna airport 12:24).

Look on your local train web page for more information: (D) (A) (CH) (I) (F) or contact the tourist office (see contact section). Attention: The station is about 2 km outside of the village. A shuttle bus is available. Some hotels have their own shuttle bus.

Bad Hofgastein can also be reached by plane:Plane

Recommend airports to reach CECP are Munich (MUC), Salzburg (SZG), and Klagenfurt (KLU). You need approximately additional 4h, 2h, and 3h to reach the meeting, respectively. For any questions concerning arrival from the airport to the conference please feel free to ask the local coordinator (see contact section). Vienna airport (VIE) is not really recommended. You will need at least  4 1/2 h to reach CECP.

Simplest way to Bad Hofgastein is by car:Car

Coming from the north, drive to Salzburg, then take the Tauernautobahn (A10, Tauern motorway) in the southerly direction to Bischofshofen, take Road no. 311 till the Gasteinertal exit, then Road no. 167 into the Gastein valley.

Coming from the west, drive to Innsbruck:, then take Motorway (A12) via Wörgl, Road no. 312 via St.Johann/Tirol to Lofer, Road no. 311 via Zell am See to Lend, Road no. 167 to Gastein or motorway Kufstein - Salzburg - Villach, Gasteinertal exit, Road no. 167 into the Gastein valley.

Coming from the south, drive to Mallnitz via Villach (A2 and A10), exit Lendorf (Road no. 100), Möllbrücke (Road no. 106), Obervellach (Road no. 105) and take the train-car ferry to Gastein (2017 costs: 34 Euro both ways). Follow TS .For detailed information look here (german only).

Note: Toll sticker necessary for motorways: Toll 8.90 € for 10 days (2017 fee, tunnel/bridge toll for Brenner, Karawanken, Arlberg, Tauern, Pyhrn, and Gleimalm, will be extra).

D, F, NL: via Munich.

CH: Arlberg motorway (S16, 2015: 19,00 Euro toll for Arlberg tunnel both ways) to Innsbruck.

I: Via Venezia (A4) and Tarvisio (A23) to Villach (A2/A10).

CZ, H: via Linz (A7) or Vienna (A4) to Salzburg (A1).

Internet/navigation: Search for a connection from your location to 5630 Bad Hofgastein/Austria.

Geo coordinates: N47.170, E13.104.