Conference Venue

Generative Programming and Component Engineering
GPCE 2010 will be held in the Auditorium of the Eindhoven University of Technology, co-located with SLE 2010

The Eindhoven University of Technology was founded in the 1950s on a patch of uncultivated land near the centre of town. Due to this fortunate circumstance, the university campus is now right in the middle of the fifth largest city in the Netherlands. This means that the railway station, the conference hotels, and other facilities are all within walking distance of the campus, and that during your stay you will have easy access to everything Eindhoven has to offer.

The FOSD workshop will take place in a separate location, the Academisch Genootschap. This building is located a short distance from the campus. The workshop dinner will also be held at this location. It should be noted that one the day of the workshop, October 10 2010, the annual Eindhoven Marathon will take place. The Eindhoven city centre will likely be very crowded during this event.

Travel

Eindhoven is located in the south of the Netherlands and can be reached by air, rail, and road.

Planes

The main airport of the Netherlands is Schiphol near Amsterdam. All major airlines fly to Schiphol, click here for a current overview.

Schiphol has direct a train connection to Eindhoven. The journey takes about 1.5 hours, with trains running twice an hour. The Eindhoven central station is within walking distance of both conference hotels and the conference venue. Taxis can be found at both exits of the station.

Eindhoven itself has a small international airport Eindhoven Airport, with an increasing number of direct connections to destinations in Europe. Click here for an up-to-date list of destinations.

The airport is about a 15 minute drive from the city centre. You can make this trip by bus or by taxi. The airport website has information on the bus connection, and also offers the possibility to make taxi reservations. Bus tickets can be bought on the bus from the driver, or at the AKO-shop (news agent) in the arrivals hall of Eindhoven Airport (opening hours: Mon-Fri 07.00 21.00; Sat 07.00 14.30; Sun 09.00 -20.30).

Trains

Eindhoven is part of the intercity network of the Dutch railways and has direct rail connections with Amsterdam, Den Haag, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Heerlen and Maastricht, for example.

To plan your train trip inside the Netherlands, you can consult the planner on the website of the Dutch railways (NS) or on the 9292ov site. For international train connections you can check the ns highspeed site or the site of the Deutsche Bahn.

Automobiles

Eindhoven is situated at the junction of A2 and A67 motorways, see the TU/e website for a map and directions. From all motorways to and around Eindhoven (A2, A58, A67 en A270) follow the road signs with 'Centrum' until 'Universiteit' is indicated. There is sufficient parking space on campus.

Directions to the Auditorium

The Technische Universiteit Eindhoven campus is situated in the centre of Eindhoven. The venue, the Auditorium building, is marked "AUD" on the campus map.