• Key dates

    Abstract submission opening :
    December 2016

    Abstract submission deadline:
    1 February 2017
    15 February 2017
    28 February 2017

    Notification to authors:
    28 April 2017
    15 May 2017

    Preliminary programme online:
    June 2017

    Registration opening:
    June 2017
  • Toulouse, the pink city

    With its characteristic architecture, the city of Toulouse has earned the nickname "ville rose" or "pink city" due to the colour of the local building material traditionally used - terra cotta bricks. Toulouse is now one of Europe's high-tech cities with a large number of cutting-edge businesses in the aeronautic, IT and space industry, as well as many research institutes. It is an important university town with prestigious cultural centres.

    Toulouse is undergoing rapid demographic expansion, the fastest-growing in France and, for agglomerations with more than 850,000 inhabitants, even in Europe. It is considered one of the larger intermediate European cities along with Lyon, Marseille, Florence, Hamburg and Zurich.

    Toulouse was ranked by Lonely Planet among the 10 European Destinations in 2014.

  • Location

    Toulouse is situated in the south of France, at the northern tip of the Haute-Garonne "département", between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.

    The city lies on a bend in the River Garonne which, flowing down from the Pyrenees, heads north-east before changing direction in Toulouse to head north-west towards the Atlantic Ocean.
  • How to get there

    By plane
    Toulouse-Blagnac airport is the 5th largest airport in France. It provides direct flights to 87 destinations, 73 of which are international flights. There are 72 flights a day between Toulouse and Paris (flight time: 1 hour).

    Link to Toulouse-Blagnac airport

    By train
    A large number of rail links have long been running between Toulouse and other French cities (Bordeaux, Montpellier, Lourdes, Biarritz etc.) as well as Paris. There is also a very well-developed network of regional trains linking Toulouse to all the other large towns in the Midi-Pyrénées region and also to major towns in other regions (Carcassonne in Languedoc-Roussillon, Pau and Agen in Aquitaine etc.).

    Link to Toulouse-Matabiau train station

    By car
    Toulouse lies on a crossroads of many motorways: to the north, the A62 towards Bordeaux and the A20 to Paris; to the west, the A64 towards Biarritz; to the south, the A66 towards Barcelona; and to the east towards Montpellier (A61) and Albi (A68).
  • Venue

    The Conference will take place in Toulouse at the Pierre Baudis Congress Centre (website) located in the city center on the edge of the Compans-Caffarelli park. Situated at 15mn from the airport and 10mn by walk from the Capitole square.


    Crédits photo : Yann Delanaux                                                                                                        Crédits photo : Yann Delanaux
  • Access

    Centre Congres Pierre Baudis
    11 Esplanade Compans Caffarelli
    31000 Toulouse

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