SLE 2012 will be held at the Dresden University of Technology (TUD), Dresden, Germany in September 2012 in conjunction with GPCE and FOSD. The main conference location will be in the Department of Computer Science and other surrounding buildings on the main campus of TUD. More details will be announced soon. If you need help or more information, do not hesitate to ask the members of the local organization committee.

Travel information

Basic travel information is available on the website of the Department of Computer Science.

Further options: While Dresden has its own airport, which is frequently approached by Lufthansa flights from Frankfurt and München and Air Berlin flights from Düsseldorf, the airports of Leipzig, Berlin-Tegel and Berlin-Schönefeld are quite close. From Leipzig Airport, it is another ~1,5 hours train ride, from Berlin it takes about ~2,5 - 3 hours. There also is a very good and cheap direct bus connection from Berlin airport to Dresden main station (Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str.), which goes 8 times a day.

Campus plan: A plan of the main campus including the relevant TRAM connections from Dresden main station can be found here: pdfcampus plan.

Google Maps: The Department of Computer Science on Google Maps.


For hotel reservations you can use the registration pages of the CMD (Congress Management GmbH Dresden).

Touristic Information

Dresden is the capital city of the Free State of Saxony in Germany. It is situated in a valley on the River Elbe, near the Czech border. The Dresden conurbation is part of the Saxon Triangle metropolitan area.

Dresden has a long history as the capital and royal residence for the Electors and Kings of Saxony, who for centuries furnished the city with cultural and artistic splendour. The city was known as the Jewel Box, because of its baroque and rococo city centre. A controversial Allied aerial bombing towards the end of World War II killed thousands of civilians and destroyed the entire city centre. The impact of the bombing and 40 years of urban development during the East German communist era have considerably changed the face of the city. Some restoration work has helped to reconstruct parts of the historic inner city, including the Katholische Hofkirche, the Semper Oper and the Dresdner Frauenkirche. Since the German reunification in 1990, Dresden has regained importance as one of the cultural, educational, political and economic centres of Germany. [Wikipedia]