All attendees must ensure that they have obtained any visa that may be required to visit the UK before travelling. Information on visa requirements can be found at http://www.bia.homeoffice.gov.uk/.
Further information is available from your local British Embassy or Consulate.
It is strongly recommended that those attending conferences travel to a UK port of entry. UK airports in Ireland are; Belfast International, George Best Belfast City Airport and City of Derry Airport. Travelling to Republic of Ireland ports (airports include: Dublin, Cork, Shannon, Knock, Galway) may require an additional visa for Ireland. Details on visa requirements for Ireland can be found at the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service website; http://www.inis.gov.ie/.
There are no immigration controls within the Common Travel Area (UK and Ireland) so those travelling to the Republic of Ireland before travelling to Northern Ireland and the UK should check requirements before travelling.
Belfast is very well connected to all major European cities through direct flights that land at the three major airports in Belfast and Dublin. To get to the City Centre, the following information may be useful:
George Best Belfast City Airport (BHD) is situated approximately three miles from the city centre. A taxi to the University will cost approximately £10.00. The Airport Express 600 departs from outside the terminal building every 20 minutes and terminates at the Great Victoria Street (Europa) Bus Station. The service, operates between 05.30 and 22.05, and costs £1.50 single and £2.50 return.
Belfast International Airport at Aldergrove is situated about 20 miles from the city centre. The Airport Express 300 service, operates a 24 hour service between the airport and Belfast with buses departing every 10 minutes throughout the day. The bus leaves from the bus stop located opposite the terminal exit. Approximate journey time 30-40 minutes subject to traffic conditions and costs £7.00 single and £10.00 return. A taxi to the city centre will cost approximately £25.00/£30.00.
Dublin Airport is approximately 160 kilometres (100 miles) from Belfast. The journey by bus takes approximately 2 hours 30 minutes. The Aircoach departs from Dublin Airport to Belfast every hour between 07.00 - 21.00 07.00 - 21.00 and costs £12.00 single and £17.00 return. Bus Eireann and Ulsterbus operate a 24 hour service between Dublin Airport and Belfast (Great Victoria Street (Europa) Bus Station).
Belfast is easy accessed by sea crossing from Scotland and England by high-speed catamaran or by traditional ferry. The following operators run ferries across the Irish Sea:
aferry.co.uk: Website with access to all ferry services in Europe, including routes direct to Belfast which are detailed on this page: http://www.aferry.co.uk/belfast-ferry-uk.htm. Has latest special offers, upcoming timetables and reviews from real customers.
Ulsterbus services operate throughout Northern Ireland. Services arrive and depart at the Europa Buscentre and Laganside Buscentre. The University is well serviced by the Metro buses and timetables are available via Translink. The Aircoach departs from Dublin Airport to Belfast every hour between 07.00-21.00 07.00-21.00 and costs £12.00 single and £17.00 return.
Bus Eireann operates the number 200 service from Dublin to the Europa Bus Station Belfast every hour 24 hours a day. This service departs from Busarus Station in Dublin City Centre and has a pick-up point at Dublin Airport.
There are several private 24 hour hire taxi firms in Belfast and also black taxi ranks.
Value Cabs: +44 28 9080 9080 +44 28 9080 9080 and Fonacab: +44 28 9023 33.
All ferry ports are well connected by road. Within Northern Ireland, motorways link Belfast with the north and the west of the Province, and the Westlink between the M1 and M2 and a city ring road make it easy to navigate Belfast's traffic system. A good road link connects Belfast with Dublin in the south. Please click here to open the AA route planner.
The main rail stations in the city centre are Great Victoria Street and Central Station. The 'Enterprise' operates between Connolly Station Dublin and Central Station Belfast. This service takes approximately 2 hours and operates a number of times a day. You can easily get a taxi from Central Station, and the fare to the City Centre will be approximately £5.00.
|13 Apr 2016||Submission of structured abstracts (full, short paper), Special Session Proposals|
|25 Apr 2016||Invitation for complete paper submission (full, short papers)|
|06 Jun 2016||Submission deadline for full and short papers, work in progress, special sessions’ papers, posters, workshops, tutorials|
|20 Jun 2016||Notification of Acceptance|
|18 Jul 2016||Author Registration Deadline & Camera-ready Due|
|21 Sep 2016||Conference Opening|