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The Meliá Berlin is located in the centre of Berlin, at the corner Friedrichstrasse and Am Weidendamm, next to river Spree. The hotel is located close to many monuments and tourist attractions: Brandenburg Gate, Museums Island, the Nikolai Quarter and Alexanderplatz, as well as the government district. The nearest subway and train station is Friedrichstrasse and the hotel is 8 and 23 km from the Berlin airports.

Arriving in Berlin

By air

By air

Berlin has two airports, Schönefeld (SXF) and Tegel (TXL), both of which are easily accessable via the public transport system.


Schönefeld is situated in the southeast of Berlin, approximately 18 km from the city centre. The airport is connected with the city centre by the S-Bahn (suburban train) lines S49 and S9 as well as with several direct AirportExpress trains (see below) that run from/to Friedrichstraße (venue location) every half an hour.

Direct train from Schönefeld to conference venue: Take the train RE7 or RB14 to station “Friedrichstraße“. Take the exit contrary to the driving direction and turn right into “Friedrichstraße“ and you will find the hotel after 50 metres on the right hand side.


Tegel is situated in the northwest of Berlin, approximately 8 km from the city-centre. You can reach the western city centre from the airport conveniently within 15 minutes. Apart from the buses 109 and 128 the JetExpressBus TXL connects the airport to the main train station Hauptbahnhof.

Direct bus from Tegel to conference venue: Take the bus TXL to station “Unter den Linden/Friedrichstraße“. Turn left into the street “Friedrichstraße“, after 300 meters you will find the hotel on the right hand side.

By train

By train

You can reach Berlin by using the fast InterCityExpress-, InterCity-, EuroCity- and InterRegio Trains. The new central station Berlin Hauptbahnhof in the heart of Berlin and is well connected to the public transport system.

For detailed local timetables and tickets visit

Trains from Hauptbahnhof to conference venue: Take one of the S-lines S5/S7/S75 to “Friedrichstraße“. At “Friedrichstraße“ exit the station in the driving direction. Turn right into “Friedrichstraße“ and you will find the hotel after 50 metres on the right hand side.

Trains from Alexanderplatz or Ostbahnhof to conference venue: Take one of the S-lines S5/S7/S75 to “Friedrichstraße“. At “Friedrichstraße“ exit the station contrary to the driving direction. Turn right into “Friedrichstraße“ and you will find the hotel after 50 metres on the right hand side.

By coach

By coach

National and international coach services to Berlin arrive and depart at the central bus station in the Charlottenburg district, opposite the ICC International Congress Centre. For details of long distance connections visit

By car

By car

The city has a good connection to the motorway, as you approach the city follow the signs for Berlin-Mitte. When you reach the street Unter den Linden, coming from the east over Berlin Alexander Platz turn the right into Friedrichstrasse, when you are coming from the north over Siegessäule (Gold Else) turn left into the street Friedrichstrasse. After approx. 800 m you find the Melia Berlin on the right-hand-side. The underground parking is after the hotel on the right, the side street Am Weidendamm.

Please note that Berlin city centre is a designated environmental zone and vehicles used in this zone must display a green sticker, visit for further details.

The venue has 64 parking spaces which cannot be pre-booked. Onsite parking is €23 for 24 hours (€3 per hour).

Transport in Berlin

Public transport

Links to public transport network maps:

City map

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Berlin taxi services include:

  • Taxi Berlin: +49 30 – 20 20 20
  • Würfelfunk: +49 30 – 21 01 01
  • TaxiFunk Berlin: +49 30 – 44 33 22

You can also wave down any free taxi passing. Free taxis are distinguished by the bright taxi plate on the roof of the vehicle. Taxi ranks, where taxis wait for a fare or a direct phone call via a Rufsäule (dedicated call point), are distributed everywhere in the city. There are also taxi ranks at all main railway stations and airports.

If you require any assistance planning your journey, please email stating where you are travelling from and your preferred method.

Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline (extended):
    20 July 2017
  • Full paper submission deadline (optional):
    15 December 2017
  • Early registration deadline:
    7 October 2017
  • Registration deadline (presenters):
    14 October 2017
  • Registration deadline:
    22 October 2017