General information


Local time in summer is GMT+2, Central European Time (CET).


230 V / 50 Hz.

Medical care:

In case of an emergency dial 112.


Currency exchange opportunities can be found at the International Airport Düsseldorf (DUS). Furthermore, you can use your ATM card at most ATM´s (Geldautomat) in Germany which are located all around in the city or on the university campus (see map).

Weather Forecast:

The weather in Düsseldorf is generally difficult to predict. With some certainty, however, we can say that there will be weather. During summer it is mostly sunny, but sometimes there is also rain or thunderstorms; temperatures are usually ranging from 20 - 35°C. We therefore recommend to check the weather forecast directly before your departure and to pack your suitcase accordingly.

Registration and Conference Service:

The registration desk will be open in the foyer of the conference venue at the following times:

Sunday, August 27th: 13:00 – 18:00

Monday, August 28th: 08:30 – 14:00

Tuesday, August 29th: 08:30 – 12:00

Wednesday, August 30th: 08:30 – 14:00

Thursday, August 31th: 08:30 – 14:00

On arrival you will receive a name badge together with a delegate pack containing conference material including the book of abstracts. Delegates should note that name badges must be worn at all times.


There is Wi-Fi access throughout the university campus. Password information will be provided at the registration desk.


Tea & coffee breaks and lunches will be organized in the foyer of the conference venue.

Social Program:

Sunday, August 27th

18:15 – 20:00

Get together & poster viewing

Tuesday, August 29th

13:00 – Late

Excursions to Burg castle (Solingen) or Düsseldorf city tour

Wednesday, August 30th

19:00 – Late

Conference Dinner, Restaurant Deichgraf, Siegburger Straße 161, Düsseldorf

Thursday, August 31th

15:30 – 16:00

Poster awards and Closing ceremony

Oral Presentation Preview and Deposition:

Presentations can be uploaded during the breaks prior to your session. All speakers are requested to check in with the presentation coordinator at least 20 minutes prior to the start of their session. Please make sure that your presentation is compatible with PowerPoint 2010. In case you plan to use your own laptop or MacBook, please ensure to bring the appropriate adaptors.

Please note: The program is quite full and speakers are kindly requested to keep to time. We recommend allowing at least 5 minutes for discussion.

Poster sessions:

Posters can be mounted on Sunday and will be on display in the foyer for the whole duration of the conference. The main poster viewing sessions will be held on Monday, 18:00 – 20:00 and Wednesday, 16:20 – 18:00. For scientific discussion and questions, authors of posters with an uneven number are requested to be present at their posters during the Monday session, whereas authors of posters with an even number should be present during the Wednesday session. Poster prizes will be awarded during the closing ceremony on Thursday.

Certificate of Attendance:

A certificate of attendance can be requested at the registration desk.

Going Out:

Most theatres, museums, bars and restaurants are located in the Altstadt (old town) of Düsseldorf. The Altstadt is also called “the longest bar of the world” because of its very high bar density. In restaurants, the service fee is included in the menu price; however, it is common to give a tip of ~ 5 %. The Altstadt is located near the Rhine river. You can reach it by underground train (lines U79 or U73) departing from the station ”Universität-Ost/Botanischer Garten”; exit at station “Heinrich-Heine-Allee”.

Tourist Information Offices:

Near main station: Immermannstraße 65b; Phone: +49 211 17202-844

In the Altstadt: Marktstraße / Corner Rheinstraße; Phone: +49 211 17202-840


For information on public transport see undefinedVenue & Travel information

For taxi dial +49 211 33333 or +49 211 212121.