Karlsruhe is the third-largest city of the German federal state of Baden-Württemberg after its capital of Stuttgart, and Mannheim. Its 308,436 inhabitants make it the 21st-largest city of Germany. On the right bank of the Rhine, the city lies near the French-German border, between the Mannheim/Ludwigshafen conurbation to the north, and the Strasbourg/Kehl conurbation to the south. It is the largest city of Baden, a historic region named after Hohenbaden Castle in the city of Baden- Baden. The city is the seat of the Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht), the Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof) as well as the Public Prosecutor General of the Federal Court of Justice (Generalbundesanwalt beim Bundesgerichtshof).
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT; Karlsruher Institut für Technologie) is a public research university in the German state of Baden-Württemberg and a national research center in the Helmholtz Association that is one of the largest educational institutions and the largest research institution by funding in Germany. KIT was created in 2009 when the University of Karlsruhe (Universität Karlsruhe), founded in 1825 as a public research university and also known as the "Fridericiana", merged with the Karlsruhe Research Center (Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe), which had originally been established in 1956 as a national nuclear research center (Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe, KfK).
KIT is a member of the TU9, an incorporated society of the largest and most notable German institutes of technology. As part of the German Universities Excellence Initiative KIT was one of three universities which were awarded excellence status in 2006. In the following "German Excellence Strategy" , KIT was awarded as one of eleven "Excellence Universities" in 2019. KIT is among the leading technical universities in Germany and Europe and established the first German faculty for computer science in 1972. According to different bibliometric rankings, KIT is the German university with the strongest research in engineering and natural sciences.
The conference will be hosted by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and will take place in the premises of Campus South during Thursday (Adenauerring 7, 76131 Karlsruhe), Saturday and Sunday (Gebäude 30.22, Engesserstraße 7, 76131 Karlsruhe), and in Campus North (Hermann-von-Helmholtz- Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen) on Friday.
Campus south is located near the city center of Karlsruhe and can be easily reached by S-Bahn and/or bus from the Karlsruhe main train station (~15 minutes). Campus north is located 10 km outside the city, next to the town of Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen. It can be reached by car or bus from the center of Karlsruhe (~30 minutes). The organization of DPT22 will provide bus connections between Campus South and Campus North on Friday for the convenience of the participants.
There are several options to reach Karlsruhe:
- Bus and train (ICE) connections are provided by the Karlsruhe main train station.
- There are three main airports in the vicinity of Karlsruhe:
- Frankfurt Airport (direct train connection to Karlsruhe, ~1 hour)
- Stuttgart Airport (Bus/S-Bahn to Stuttgart Central Station and then direct train to Karlsruhe, ~1.5 hours)
- Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden airport (Bus to Rastatt or Baden-Baden central stations and then direct train to Karlsruhe, ~1 hour)
The city of Karlsruhe provides several options for accommodation. Furthermore, the participants of the DPT22 conference can take advantage of the unique offers on a selection of hotels specially obtained for the participants of this conference. These can be reached in the left tab: "Hotel Booking Link". For your information, we leave here the final date for which the particular offer is available:
- ACHAT Hotel: 26.08.2022
- Alfa Hotel: 23.09.2022
- VG Hotel Astoria: 30.09.2022
- SevenDays- Karlsruhe Hotel: 27.10.2022
- Hotel Barbarossa: 31.10.2022
- AAAA Hotel: 25.10.2022
- Hotel am Markt: 24.10.2022
- B&B Hotel: 15.10.2022