Welcome to Eurographics Symposium on Rendering 2019. The Conference will take place in Strasbourg, France, from the 10th to the 12th of July 2019. It will be hosted at the University of Strasbourg in Atrium building, 16 rue René Descartes.
Located close to the border with Germany, Strasbourg is the capital of the Grand Est region in eastern France, and the capital of the historical and cultural Alsace region. It is well known for hosting a number of important European institutes. Besides providing an excellent exhibition location and good transport connections, Strasbourg also offers historical and cultural attractions. Its historic city center, the Grande Île (Grand Island), was classified a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1988, the first time such an honor was placed on an entire city center. In 2017 the classified part of the city was extended to the Neustadt (New Town), designed and built under the German administration (1871-1918).
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The Atrium building is located on the Esplanade Campus of the University of Strasbourg, which is at walk distance from the city center. Attendees will have access to a conference room and to the lobby of the building where registration and coffee breaks will take place. Lunches will be served at the Paul Appell self-service restaurant, which is located at a 5-minute walk.
Tram Line C itinerary from Gare Centrale (central train station) to Conference venue (Atrium).
Walk itinerary from Université tram stop to Conference venue (Atrium).
The resolution of the projector is WUXGA (1920x1200), but images are send to the projector in 16:9 (1920x1080). Slides should be prepared accordingly with an aspect ratio of 16:9. Please ensure that all figures have sufficient contrast. Notebooks can be connected via HDMI and VGA and we will additionally offer various adapters. Speakers should use the provided microphone.
There will be a desktop PC available in the conference room. However presenters are encouraged to use their own laptop. They should perform a quick technical check with one local staff member before the beginning of each session.
On Tuesday evening, we will provide beer and pretzels on the forecourt of the Atrium building (18:00-20:00).
This event ends the Workshop on Material Appearance Modeling
but is also open to attendees of EGSR, who have already arrived.
Update: This event is open to MAM attendees only.
Batorama, Strasbourg’s boat trip provider, offers 70-minute city tours all year round. You can glide gently past the must-see attractions of the Alsatian capital, in particular the famous Petite France and tanners’ quarter, the Covered Bridges and the Vauban dam, the Neustadt imperial quarter, and the European institutions. Visitor comfort is guaranteed on board. Boats are covered and can be uncovered and panoramic when the weather is fine.
Boat departure will be at 18:15 for HPG participants from Pier Batorama (See below for maps).
Boat departure will be at 18:45 for EGSR participants from Pier Batorama (See below for maps).
The Conference Dinner (20:00-00:00) will take place in the Aubette building, which is a historical building on Place Kléber in Strasbourg (See below for maps).
Walk itinerary from boat departure station to Conference Dinner venue (Aubette).
On Thursday, July 11 19:00-23:00, a reception will be held in the Parc de l’Orangerie (Park of Orangerie), which is the town’s oldest park. The reception venue will be the leisure and restaurant center called Le Jardin de l’Orangerie.
Walk and tram line E itinerary from Conference venue (Atrium) to Reception venue (Le Jardin de l’Orangerie).
A list of selected hotels is available here. Hotel names prefixed with a red asterisk offer reduced prices for the conference. Please note that the list contains the original prices without the discount applied. To benefit from that reduced price, you need to contact them directly via email or phone, and say you benefit from the “Université de Strasbourg – Service Formation Continue” prices; those reduced prices are not always available (during European Parliament sessions for example), so check with the hotel. If you decide to call a hotel, do not forget to prefix the phone number with the country code +33.
Please also check with alternative booking platforms to get the optimal rates for your stay.
The public transportation system (tram and bus) is very large in Strasbourg. Since the extent of the city is moderate, most travels take less than 15 min by tram. Alternatively you can walk, or rent a bike. Strasbourg is not a car-friendly city and we recommand you not to drive a car, especially in the city center.
Traveling to Strasbourg is made easy by nearby airports (in France, Germany, or Switzerland) and high-speed trains (TGV).
You may arrive directly at Strasbourg Airport that is well connected to a large number of French and European cities through regular and low-cost airlines. You may also travel through one of the neighboring International Hubs (Paris, Frankfurt, …), from where many connections exist. Here are some useful information: Strasbourg Airport (SXB). Direct flights are avilable from Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bruxelles, London, Madrid, Porto, Prague, Rome, … Every 20 minutes, a shuttle train connects to the city center, in about 9 minutes.
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG): There are eight high-speed trains (TGV) per day going in a straight line to Strasbourg in about 2 hours and 20 minutes.Your travel agent should normally deal automatically with this connection. If you don’t find a good solution, you are advised to explicitly check connections (see the By train section below).
Karlsruhe / Baden-baden airpark (FKB): Bus to Strasbourg every 1 hour. You may also rent a car (55 km).
Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg EuroAirport (BSL): Shuttle to Strasbourg every 3 hours. You may also rent a car (135 km).
High-speed rail lines (TGV or ICE) join within a few hours: Paris, Lille, Lyon, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Munich, Zurich. Online booking with SNCF (national French railway company).
Below are Strasbourg’s “must see” tourist sites.
If you’d like to have a look to the area, you can visit these websites for more informations: