Ninth International Conference on Deontic Logic in Computer Science (DEON'08)

Luxembourg, 15–18 July, 2008

How to get to Luxembourg

By airplane

Luxembourg has its own airport, but it is also possible to use one of the airports in the region.

By train

Luxembourg has train connections to all of its neighbouring countries: France, Germany and Belgium. It is, however, also very feasible to travel by train when coming from the Netherlands or the UK. When planning train travel in Europe, the website of Deutsche Bahn is an excellent source of information, since they have a travel planner that covers pretty much entire Europe.

By Coach

Those travelling on a budget might want to be aware that the City of Luxembourg is also served by Eurolines. There also used to be a Eurolines office in the city centre, but it appears to be closed now.

By car

Driving in the city of Luxembourg is not always a pleasant experience, partly due to the fact that many streets are one-way. Also, not every hotel offers parking space. Those who are nevertheless willing to drive can comfort themselves with the fact the Luxembourg has some of the lowest petrol prices in the EU (€ 1.31 per litre at the end of June).

Where to Stay?

Most people will probably prefer to stay in the city centre and take the bus to the university's campus at Limpertsberg, where the DEON main conference is held. The University of Luxembourg has special agreements with three of the downtown hotels (Holitor, Français and Victor Hugo), who will give the participants a special price (please mention you are attending the DEON conference of the Université du Luxembourg).

The above list is by no means meant to be complete. More information about hotels and other things can be found at the Luxembourg City Tourist Office.

Conference Site and Local Transport

Both the DEON conference and the NORMAS workshop will be held at the Campus Limpertsberg of the University of Luxembourg, in the Tavenas room (Salle Tavenas, 102 Avenue Pasteur, L-2311 Luxembourg). To get there, take bus 3 and get off at the end of the line (Lycée Technique Michel-Lucius). From the bus stop, walk in the direction that the bus is facing. After a few hundred meter down the street, you will see on your left hand side the former monastery where the DEON is held.

Bus tickets come in two forms:

Both one-way tickets and day cards are available on the bus itself (€ 1,50 and € 4, respectively). It is also possible to buy a carnet of 10 one-way tickets (€ 12) or 5 daycards (€ 16) at newspaper stands (like for instance at the airport or railway station). Tickets bought in advance (carnet) need to be stamped in the bus. Many of the city buses have stamping machines; if your bus does not, then ask the driver to simply write the time and date on your ticket.

When planning to go by public transport, one can use the online travel planner, which covers the entire country. Of particular interest is bus 3, which goes to the conference site. It can be useful to have a printout of its route and timetable. Keep in mind, however, that bus 3 does not stop at the railway station (Gare).

Another interesting local transport alternative is to move around by bicycle. The City of Luxembourg has several fully automated bicycle rental stations, including one that is nearby the conference site. A subscription for one week costs only € 1. The idea is take a bicycle from one rental station and return it to perhaps another. If the trip takes less than 30 minutes, it's for free. Otherwise one starts to pay € 1 euro per hour, after the first 30 minutes, with a maximum of € 5 per day. Please keep in mind that you're allowed to keep your rented bicycle for at most 24 hours.

We also advise participants to buy a detailed map that covers the entire City of Luxembourg, at either the airport or railway station, since the conference is located at the edge of the city (north-east).

Although WiFi is not available at the conference site itself, the City of Luxembourg provides a WiFi facility in the city center, as well as at the airport and railway station, that is (at least currently) free of charges.

Where to Eat?

Luxembourg, like any of the world's capitals, has a large range of possibilities for dining out. Hereby some suggestions of the University of Luxembourg staff: Lots of restaurants can also be found at the Place d'Armes, which is one of the two main squares in the city centre.

Where to have a drink?

Apart from its famous Mousel wine, Luxembourg is also known for its good quality of beers. The country has no less than five national beer brands: Bofferding, Diekirch, Mousel, Simon and Battin. Bofferding is probably the biggest brand and is available pretty much everywhere (the export of the first shipment of Bofferding to China made headlines in the national newspaper). Diekirch is brewed in the North of the country, in the town it is named after. Simon is fournisseur de la cour, which means that the Grand Duke also drinks it. Don't leave Luxembourg without at least having tried Battin Extra.

There are several bars worthwhile having a drink at:

What else to do?

The history of the City of Luxembourg goes back more than 1000 years, and many of our visitors have been pleasantly surprised by the scenery. The City Tourist Office hands out free walking tours, but please keep in mind that there will also be a walking tour as part of the DEON social program. Musea worthwhile visiting include the National History and Art Museum and the Historical Museum of the City of Luxembourg.

It can be worthwhile to stay a few extra days before of after the conference to do some sightseeing in the region. Some places worthwhile to visit from Luxembourg on a day-trip include: