Conference Venue


The conference workshops will be hosted at paluno - The Ruhr Institute for Software Technology. The paluno building is located at the Campus “Schuetzenbahn”. Paluno can be reached within 5 minutes from Essen central train station and within 12 minutes from the ATLANTIC Congress Hotel where the main conference is hosted (see below). Workshop participants who do not plan to attend the REFSQ main conference may want to book a hotel in the direct vicinity of paluno.

Details on the workshop location

REFSQ Main Conference - ATLANTIC Congress Hotel Essen

The REFSQ 2011 main conference will be hosted at the ATLANTIC Congress Hotel Essen, a superior business hotel newly opened in 2010. The hotel is located in the direct neighbourhood of GRUGAHALLE Essen and can be easily reached from Essen central train station as well as Airport Duesseldorf.

Details on the conference location

The City of Essen and the Ruhrgebiet

With more than 5 Mio. residents, the Ruhr-Metropolitan-Area is the largest urban agglomeration in Germany. Despite its urban style, the Area has a rich cultural background and countless recreation areas, with lake Baldeney being among the most famous and most beautiful ones.

Essen offers easy access to Berlin, Paris and London by plane in about one hour. Cologne and Duesseldorf can be reached by train in less than an hour.

The University of Duisburg-Essen

The University of Duisburg-Essen is one of the largest universities in Germany. It was founded in 1972 and has more than 30,000 students and about 4,300 academic and non-academic staff. It has one campus in Essen and one in Duisburg.

The University of Duisburg-Essen has 12 departments, including: Humanities, Arts and Design, Social Studies, Economics, Mathematics and Sciences, and Medicine.