Conference Location

The conference will be held in the large lecture theatre of Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK

The conference wil start on the morning of Monday 22 October and end late afternoon onThursday 25 October.

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All the London airports work well for getting to Cambridge, though the closest one is Stansted Airport (40 minutes) which is served by several low cost airlines. From Stansted airport one can take a train, bus or taxi to Cambridge (see the airportwebsite). Other London airports include Heathrow (2 or 3 hours), Gatwick (3 hours), Luton (1.5 hours) and City (1.5 hours).

From Heathrow you can take a direct bus to Cambridge (but it is slow) or take a train into London Paddington, an underground (subway) train to King's Cross Railway Station and then a train from there to Cambridge. From Gatwick you can take an express train to London Victoria station, then an underground train to London King's Cross Railway station and then a train to Cambridge.

The conference venue (Microsoft) is walking distance from the centre of Cambridge or easy to reach by taxi or the number 4 bus to the J J Thomson stop (route map and timetable).


There is no specific conference hotel or accommodation and we ask conference attendees to make their own arrangements. Booking a hotel or Bed & Breakfast anywhere in close to the centre of Cambridge is suitable.

University rooms:

Bed and Breakfast accomodation:



There will be a banquet for attendees at Queens' College on Wednesday 24 October.


If you have any more questions about local arrangments, please contact Samin Ishtiaq (first dot last at microsoft dot com).