Fribourg is a town located right in the heart of Switzerland. Built over an impressive natural gorge it offers stunning views of its heritage medieval quarters overlooking the cliffs and following the meandering river at the bottom of the gorge. The Swiss Alps and their snowy summits present a striking backdrop.

The University is spread across town and the conference will take place in the main historic building right in the center of town, a stone’s throw away from the pedestrian area and conveniently located 5 minutes away from the station and the main bus station.

Conference Venue

All talks will take place in the main, historic University building situated between Avenue de l’Europe and Rue de Rome. Fribourg is easily walkable and walking from your accommodation to the conference venue will be one of the best ways to get to know the town and to feel its atmosphere.

Coming from the station, the building will look like this:

The conference will be held in the MIS 03 section of the building. All talks will be presented in Auditorium 3115 and Auditorium C situated on the first floor. Lunch will be served in the Mensa in the building opposite.

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As Fribourg lies right in the center of Switzerland, you can reach it from many different airports. The most obvious choices would be Geneva and Zürich. Both are situated about an hour and a half away by train from Fribourg/Freiburg.

Alternatively, you could travel by train. The train network in Switzerland is excellent with trains departing for most main destinations at least every hour from every city. The online timetable will calculate your optimal route to Fribourg here.

Some Restaurants Nearby

Pizzeria – Molino

 Burgers and brasserie food – Les Trentenaires

Cheese specialties and brasserie food – Café Restaurant du Midi

Vietnamese – Vietnam House Restaurant
Rue Saint-Michel 3, 1700 Fribourg, Switzerland

Asian – Sakura
Rue du Criblet 13, 1700 Fribourg

Burgers – Holy Cow!

Some Bars Nearby

Brasserie – Les Trentenaires

Wine bar and Brasserie – TM Café (downstairs) aka Talk Wine (Upstairs)
Rue de Romont 29-31, 1700 Fribourg

Bar – Ancienne Gare
Esplanade de l’Ancienne-Gare 3


CONFERENCE FEESEarly bird (until 15 December 2016)

  • Faculty            CHF185 (±€175)
  • PhD Student   CHF135 (±€125)

Regular (until 10 January 2017)

  • Faculty            CHF250 (±€230)
  • PhD Student   CHF200 (±€185)

The fees include conference pack, full lunches, coffee breaks, as well as administrative costs. A conference dinner is planned at an extra fee of CHF70. Further events will be offered for delegates via the conference website at an extra cost.

Registration (including fee payment) will be open to accepted participants and interested scholars. More information will be posted on the conference website on 30 October 2016.


  • Abstract submission deadline: 20 October 2016
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection: 20 November 2016
  • Early-bird registration: 15 December 2016
  • Registration closes: 10 January 2017
  • Conference in Fribourg: 8-10 February 2017