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The proceedings will be published by Springer under the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.


The conference programme has been announced.

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Venue and Accommodation


The Royal Hotel

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The conference will be held at the Royal Hotel, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK. The town of Scarborough is a characterful Victorian seaside resort on the East coast of England. There are good road and rail links to the rest of the UK including a direct train service from Manchester Airport which has flights from many international airports.


Royal Hotel ∗ ∗ ∗

This is the main conference hotel. All presentations, workshops and tutorials will take place here. The Royal is a large Regency style hotel with distinctive highly elaborate interior decor. Single occupancy £65 per night (breakfast included) Double occupancy £85 per night (breakfast included)

To obtain these discounted rates please book directly by phoning the hotel on +44 (0)1723 361774 quoting reference code MRBB 030913. A block of rooms is being held until 31st July. This rate may not be available after then.

NB: Do not book with the central Britannia Hotels web site or booking call centre, otherwise you will not be able to get these special rates.

The Crown Spa Hotel ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗

A very comfortable 4 star hotel with fantastic views across the bay. Pool and sauna facilities are included in the price. A pleasant 5-10 minute walk from the conference venue (The Royal Hotel) along a high pedestrian walkway overlooking the bay. (Don't take Google Maps' walking directions. Head directly towards the unmissable Grand Hotel. The Royal is just above and beyond the Grand.) Conference rate £110 per night (single or double) including full breakfast buffet.

To book at the Crown Spa Hotel please contact Brandon Bennett (, who will make the reservation for you.

The Grand Hotel ∗ ∗ ∗

This massive Victorian hotel (built 1867) dominates the bay. It is right next to the main conference hotel and offers very good value accommodation. Provides Cabaret entertainment every night, if you're into that kind of thing. We don't have a special rate for this one but a range of different room options can be obtained ranging from around £50 per night upwards.

You can reserve directly using the hotel's booking website.

Scarborough South Bay

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Scarborough South Bay