Ghent, East Flanders, Belgium
CONFENIS 2012 will take place in Ghent, East Flanders, Belgium. Centrally located in the heart of Europe, East Flanders is in a top position in terms of logistics – with two major seaports – and it has a strong profile in sectors such as the automotive industry, agri-business and horticulture, biotechnology, information and communication technology. It has excellent knowledge centers such as the internationally renowned Ghent University, several well-known university colleges and a network of high-tech spin-off companies. It is the province with the historic yet contemporary city of Ghent and the undulating landscape of the Flemish Ardennes, it is linked with excellent gastronomy and regional specialties such as chocolates and regional beer, there is the enormous cultural heritage and so much more…
Ghent is a contemporary lively city with a rich historical past located in the heart of the Flemish region of Belgium. It is the capital of the province of East Flanders and the second biggest city (about 243.000 inhabitants) in the country. Ghent has an important seaport and the biggest university in the country, that is still growing in importance. The presence of many young people and students has turned Ghent into an important Flemish cultural centre.
Conference venue: Provinciaal Administratief Centrum ‘Het Zuid’
The conference will be held at the
Provinciaal Administratief Centrum ‘Het Zuid’
Woodrow Wilsonplein 2
1) By air
Belgium’s international airport is situated in Zaventem, near Brussels, and is only 1 hour away from Ghent and has flights from over 70 international destinations, operated by more than 140 international and regional airline companies. The other Belgian airports, Ostend, Antwerp and Charleroi (Brussels South), serve several European destinations and have easy and direct connections to Ghent. The easiest (and cheapest) way to travel from Brussels Airport to Ghent is the train.
2) By train
Thanks to its central location in Flanders Ghent is very easily accessible by train from all Belgian and European Cities. The high-speed trains, Eurostar and Thalys take you to Ghent in only 2 hours from Paris, London, Amsterdam, and Cologne.
Departing from Brussels Airport
From Brussels airport it is possible to travel by train to Ghent.
The complete trains schedule between the airport and Ghent can be consulted here.
In the from-field you copy-paste BRUXELLES-NAT-AIRPORT (Brussel-Nat-Luchthaven) and in the to-field you paste GENT-SINT-PIETERS (Gent-Sint-Pieters)
The most convenient connection is every 52 minutes past the hour direction Bruxelles-Midi Gent De Panne without change of train.
3) By car
Ghent is centrally located at the intersection of 2 major European highways: the E-17 connects Northern Europe with Southern Europe and the E-40 goes from the North Sea up to Eastern Europe.
In convenient walking distance of the conference venue a variety of hotels can be found. Block bookings have been made at Hotel IBIS, hotel Ghent River and Guest Rooms Zebrastraat. Please contact these hotels directly in order to make your reservations using code ‘ICT conference CONFENIS’.
Hotel Ibis Gent Centrum St-Baafs Kathedraal
Single 101.5 euro /pp./night (incl. breakfast & city tax)
Double : 118 euro /pp./night (incl. breakfast & city tax)
Information: Hotel IBIS Gent Sint-Baafs
Ghent River Hotel
Zebrastraat guest rooms
Ghent in East Flanders is a very popular city for business as well as tourist travel (you will understand why once you’ve visited). We do advise you to book early to ensure availability.
The 22nd IFIP World Computer Congress will be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 24-26, 2012. The IFIP World Computer Congress 2012 will provide a forum to debate and address these topics by representatives from the public and private sectors including government, industry and academia. After decades of development and deployment of ICT, we urgently need a more coherent, structured and harmonized approach to digital technology in a connected, truly global world. The three pillars will be uniquely linked together during the congress.
We encourage you to make use of the opportunity to combine events (CONFENIS and WCC 2012) and to take maximum value out of your visit to Ghent (Belgium) and your participation in CONFENIS 2012.
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The CONFENIS 2012 Conference is a joint effort of the Economic Council for East Flanders, the Ghent University and the IFIP TC8 Working Group 8.9 on Enterprise Information Systems.
The sixth International Conference on Research and Practical Issues of Enterprise Information Systems, CONFENIS 2012, will be held in Ghent, Belgium, September 19-21, 2012. CONFENIS, The Enterprise Information Systems International Conference on Research and Practical Issues of EIS, is a primary international event of the IFIP TC8 Working Group 8.9. This event provides an opportunity for academicians and practitioners throughout the world to gather, exchange ideas, and present original research in the field of enterprise information systems. Scientists and professionals are invited to address the current research topics in the area or the research frontier at this unique international forum.
Accepted papers will be published as full or short papers in a Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP) volume by Springer. Chairman of the conference is prof. dr. Geert Poels, Professor in the rank of Senior lecturer, Department of Management Information and Operations Management, Ghent University.