|Principles and Practice of Declarative Programming||  ||Logic-Based Program Synthesis and Transformation|
|PPDP 2012||  ||LOPSTR 2012|
|September 19-21 / 18-20, 2012|
Travel inside LeuvenThe Department of Computer Science is outside the center of the city of Leuven. Most hotels in Leuven are inside the city center. This is a deliberate choice of the organisation, because on the one hand the Department has the best facilities and on the other hand, most of the great restaurants and wonderful pubs of Leuven are situated in the center of the city.
|By bus:||We recommend the use of the city busses. Upon registration you will receive a pre-paid bus card for 10 bus trips in your registration package. This means that you only need to pay for one bus trip: the first day when you travel to Heverlee for the registration. You
can buy a ticket on the bus for 2 euro, or buy a ticket in a newspaper shop for 1.20 euro.
The recommended bus is bus number 2, destination "Heverlee Campus". You can take it at the railway station or in the city center. There is a frequency of a bus every 5 to 10 minutes. This bus has the Department of Computer Science as its terminal stop. So no need to worry where to get off. The terminal stop is right in front of the conference building.
Alternatively, you can take bus number 616, with destination "Parking Noord". Here you will need to take care when to get off. You get off at "Campus Heverlee". You can ask the driver to warn you.
* You can use this route planner to check the bus schedule and the intermediate stops. Use this image for guidence on how to fill the form in.
Leuven bus station
(co-located with the train station)
Fochplein - Leuven's center
(due to construction work it looks
Bus No. 2
|On foot:||You can also walk to the Department of Computer Science. It takes approximately 35 to
40 minutes from the city center.
This shows the directions (most convenient route) from the city center. If you have a hotel near to the railway station, it will take you an additional 10 minutes to walk Bondgenotenlaan, from the railway station to the city center.
(you can walk on Naamsestraat
Naamsepoort - one of the
exits on Leuven's ring road
(walk straight on Kardinaal Mercierlaan
direction Arenberg Park)
The Arenberg castle
(after you see it
on you right, turn right at the
next crossroad on Celestijnenlaan)
Travel from Brussels airport to LeuvenThere are frequent direct trains from Brussels airport to Leuven. The trip takes about 15 minutes and costs about 10 euros. You can buy tickets at the counter when arriving, but also on machines if you arrive late.
Travel by car to Leuven and to Lopstr/PPDP 2012Leuven is situated approximatelly 30kms east from Brussels and 25kms from Brussels Airport.
Eating and drinkingYour registration for Lopstr/PPDP 2012 provides you with daily lunches at the conference.
The Old Market (Oude Markt)
with a lot of places to enjoy
Stella Artois - one of the most popular
beers around the world
is brewed in Leuven.
The mussles and the "frietjes"
are typical Belgium food
...you need to try.
Restaurants like "Domus"
offer nice meals, own-brewed beer
and pleasant atmosphere
for larger groups.
The excursion: BokrijkOn Wednesday, 19 September, there is an excursion to the recreation center Bokrijk. The cost of this excursion is included in the registration of all participants.