Travel & Hotel


Travel to the Conference Location
Attendees are responsible for travel arrangements and expenses. When arriving at Stuttgart Airport, you can either take a taxi to the IBM laboratory in Böblingen, or

  • take the S2 (metro green 'S') direction Schorndorf
  • exit at Stuttgart-Rohr
  • take the S1 direction Herrenberg
  • exit at Böblingen Bahnhof
  • take the Schönbuchbahn (track1) and exit at 'Zimmerschlag'
  • from here the lab is in about 400m walking distance


Transfer between the IBM Laboratory and the Mercure Hotel
A bus will be organized for the transfer between the IBM laboratory and the Mercure Hotel at predefined times in the morning and the evening. Shuttle service will begin on Monday evening and end on Thursday morning. We will have space available to store your luggage on Monday and Thursday. The transfer will be free of charge. Other hotels are not included in the bus transfer service.

All conference activities will be held at the IBM laboratory in Böblingen.
For spending the nights, a limited number of rooms with a special room rate for conference attendees are available at:
Mercure Hotel Bristol Stuttgart Sindelfingen
Wilhelm-Haspel-Strasse 101
71065 Sindelfingen
Phone ( 49) 7031/615 0
Fax ( 49) 7031/615 824
mercure sindelfingen

For single occupancy the room rate is 119,16 € per night including VAT, free usage of fitness and spa area but without breakfast. Breakfast rate is 19 € per day.
Car parking is charged with 13 € per day.

Check-in time is from 15:00 and check-out time is until 12:00.
A shuttle bus serves from here.

You can make your hotel reservations after you have been confirmed for the conference. Please do not book any hotel room before confirmation! The special rate is available until March 10, 2018 and only for a limited number of rooms. So if you need hotel accommodation, ensure that you enroll before this date. You will get the keyword to book the hotel at the special rate with your confirmation. If you enroll after all conference rooms are booked, we will provide you with information to make accommodations at a nearby hotel.



Suggested dress for all conference functions is business casual.