Conference Site


The conference will take place in Berlin, city of many charms. The most difficult activity for tourists is the search for a piece of the Berlin Wall. It has all but disappeared in the vibrant capital of Germany. Berlin has over 170 museums, making the city one of the world's prime locations for first-rate historical art collections, cultural exhibitions, and museums of science and technology. The theatres of performing arts offer programs from opera to musicals, from drama to comedy, from classics to ultra-modern.

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The conference site is the Seminaris Conference Hotel. The hotel represents a modern life style and aims to suit the demands of visitors to conferences, business meetings, and cultural programs in Berlin and its surroundings. Each of the 186 first-class rooms are air-conditioned, with bath or shower/WC, TV, minibar, large desk, safe, phone, and high-speed internet access.

Named the Dahlem Cube, the conference center in the shape of a glass cube with its 2600 m2 of conference space is a masterpiece of modern architecture by Helmut Jahn, Chicago. The hotel is located in the suburb Dahlem at Takustraße 39, 14195 Berlin, and connected to the center of Berlin by subway transportation of about 30 minutes. Details are found under

A block of rooms at reduced prices has been reserved at the hotel until April, 30th. Attendees are asked to stay at the conference hotel and make hotel reservations on the conference registration page. For a first impression of the hotel, you will find here a short movie.


How to find the hotel

By car:

From the North: A115 southward, AS 2 Hüttenweg direction city, turn left into Clayallee, right into Königin-Luise-Str., right into Takustraße / Lansstraße.

From the West: A2 / A10 / A115 direction Potsdam/Berlin / AS 4 Zehlendorf / B1 Potsdamer Chaussee / turn left Clayallee / right Königin-Luise-Str. / right into Takustraße / Lansstraße.

From the South: via A103 / AS 5 Schlossstraße to the B1, Unter den Eichen, turn right into Fabeckstraße then Lansstraße.

From the East: via A12 / A10 / A113 direction airport Berlin-Brandenburg Willy Brandt / A100 / A103 / AS 5 Wolfensteindamm, turn right into Schlossstraße direction Dahlem / left into Grunewaldstraße / left into Königin-Luise-Straße / left into Lansstraße.

By train and bus:

The German Railway travel in-formation offers door-to-door schedules and plans, using train, subway, streetcar and even pedestrian footpaths.
U3 station Dahlem-Dorf is about 3 min walking distance to the hotel, your entry to the city of Berlin.

By plane:

From Tegel Airport (15 km): 25 min by taxi and 30 min by public transport.


Conference room plan

The conference rooms are located on the third level in the Dahlem Cube. The keynotes and the main sessions will take place in the conference room I. Second parallel sessions will take place in the conference room II. Exhibition and coffee breaks are located directly direct beneath the conference rooms. Tutorials will take place in rooms on the floor below (second level). The hotel is connected with the Dahlem Cube via an underground passage.


The Botanic Garden

The conference dinner will take place at the Botanic Garden of the Freie Universität Berlin. The pleasure and kitchen garden of the Berlin palace had become too small by 1679 and so the Great Elector Friedrich decided to enlarge his herb garden in the suburbs and to create a model agricultural garden. In 1718 Friedrich Wilhelm I, who was famous for his thriftiness, gave it away to the Prussian Academy of Sciences.

Around 1815, the royal herbarium developed out of the extensive botanical research done by C. L. Willdenow. In 1879, the Botanical Museum was established to house and promote research on the continuously growing collection. When the city began encroaching, moving to the outskirts of Berlin again became inevitable and was completed under the direction of A. Engler onto a state potato farm in 1910. Today with 22,000 different species of plants on 43 hectares, our Botanic Garden has become one of the largest and most diverse botanical gardens in the world.

The Botanic Garden is in walking distance to the hotel. Guided tours will be offered for the conference participants and accompanying persons on Wednesday evening before the banquet. Please ask at the registration desk.

The conference is supported and sponsored by Ada-Europe,
Ada Deutschland e.V., Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.,
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, and in cooperation with


Februar 21, 2013