Directions, travel info and contact

Conference venues and directions

Registration, poster and spoken sessions all take place at Campus Blandijnberg (Blandijnberg 2, 9000 Gent).

The lunch will always be held at De Brug, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 45, 9000 Gent

The concert is located at De Krook (Miriam Makebaplein 1, 9000 Gent).

The social dinner is hosted at Parnassus (Oude Houtlei 122, 9000 Gent).

The closing reception will be held at the Aula (Voldersstraat 9, 9000 Gent).

The workshop on Musical interaction with Robots is organised at Logos Foundation (Bomastraat 24, 9000 Gent).

(Click on the name of the venue or the pictures below to open Google Maps direction towards the specific venue)








Lonely Planet has called our city “Europe’s best kept secret” and a must see destination for 2011 and National Geographic Traveler Magazine has listed Ghent as the most authentic historic city in the world and full of life.

Ghent breathes history but is also brimming with culture and modern city life. Its history, art, wonderful architecture, water, rock ’n roll top gastronomy and joie de vivre are sure to win you over.

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We highly recommend to be aware of your impact on the environment and to take your carbon footprint into account! If possible, please select the most environmental-friendly option to travel to Ghent and aim at selecting an accommodation with low estimated carbon footprint.

Ghent offers a wide range of hotels, hostels, B&B’s, …

A small selection of exciting places to stay (in different price ranges) within walking distance of the ESCOM 2017 venue:

KaBa Hostel, B&B Faja Lobi, Hotel Carlton, B&B Hotel Verhaegen, Hotel Onderbergen, B&B De Waterzooi, Hostel Uppelink, Hotel Flandria, 13 O’clock Hostel, Monasterium Poortackere, Parkhotel Gent, Hotel Ibis St. Baafs & Hotel Ibis Opera, NH Belfort

Many more hotels and B&B‘s are available, as well as a selection of accommodations with an estimated carbon footprint.


For more information, please email

or call

+ 32 9 2644126

or write to

Ghent University
De Krook
Miriam Makebaplein 1
B-9000 Gent

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