Local Information


The workshop will take place at the Institute for Natural Language Processing (Institut für Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung, IMS). The institute is located on the Campus Vaihingen of the University of Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 5b, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany. The sign in front of the building says “Forschungszentrum Informatik.”

Note that there is currently a construction site in front of the building. Therefore, coming from the S-Bahn (rapid transit) station (marked by the green circle with the “S” in the map below) you have to go around the back of the building to find the entrance (as described in the map).


IMS building
Outside view of the IMS building
Sign in front of building
Sign in front of the IMS building


Hint: The Web site of of Deutsche Bahn (and their Navigator mobile app) offers travel information for essentially all public transit in Germany. You can search for connections using street addresses, local transit stops (bus, tram, etc.) and train stations.

Getting to the IMS from Stuttgart Hbf (Stuttgart Main Station)

You can reach the IMS by taking any of the following S-Bahn lines from the Main Station:

S1 – direction: Herrenberg
S2 – direction: Filderstadt
S3 – direction: Flughafen/Messe

Get off at “Universität” (the ride takes about 10 minutes).

Getting to the IMS from Stuttgart Airport

Take the S-Bahn from “Flughafen/Messe” to “Universität.” You can take any of the following S-Bahn lines:

S2 – direction: Schorndorf
S3 – direction: Backnang

Get off at “Universität” (the ride takes 16 minutes).

Getting to the IMS from Frankfurt Airport

You can reach Stuttgart Hbf by train as described below. Then take the S-Bahn from Stuttgart Hbf as described above.

Getting from Frankfurt Airport to Stuttgart Hbf

From Frankfurt Airport you can take direct ICE high-speed trains from the airport train station located in the terminal (Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf). Follow the signs that say “Long-distance train station.”  The ride takes approximately 1:15 h.

For details and departure times, check the Web site of Deutsche Bahn. Search for trips from “Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf” to “Stuttgart Hbf.”

Getting from Stuttgart Airport to Stuttgart Main Station:

Take an S-Bahn train from “Flughafen/Messe” and get off at “Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof” (Main Station). You can take any of the following S-Bahn lines from “Flughafen/Messe”:

S2 – direction: Schorndorf
S3 – direction: Backnang

The ride takes 27 minutes.

Visa, Accomodation, Sightseeing

Visa information: Germany is part of the Schengen area. If you need a visa, go to the Website of the German embassy or consulate responsible for your country.

Here is a small selection of hotels near the workshop venue:

If you plan to stay in Stuttgart for some more time and want to do some sightseeing you can find further information at the Tourist Information i-Punkt. You can reach it if you exit the Main Station towards the Königsstraße, then it is on the left-hand-side.

You can find more about sights, shopping and nightlife here.

Registration, Internet access, power sockets

Registration will be in the entrance hall of the institute.

WLAN access will be available for the participants.  If your institution is a member of eduroam, you can use VPN and your home user name and password to get internet access.

Power sockets: two-pole Europlugs and Schuko plugs will work without adapter.


We will have lunch at Commundo, which is the restaurant in the Hotel next door. During breaks coffee and snacks will be offered next to the seminar rooms.

Local transport network

The local transport network is VVS . For yor stay you may want to get a 3-Day Ticket . For further ticket options, see here.

Published on  September 6th, 2015