43rd German Conference on Artificial Intelligence, September 21–25, 2020: Bamberg, Germany
On this page you find information about the Venue of the Conference, Traveling to Bamberg, Accommodation, and the city and the University of Bamberg.
KI2020 will take place at University of Bamberg in the building of the Faculty of Information Systems and Applied Computer Sciences (WIAI). The so called ERBA building (named after the industrial monument of a textile weaving company) is located at "An der Weberei 5, 96047 Bamberg". It can be reached by public transportation with bus "906" from ZOB (Zentraler Omnibus Bahnhof).
Bamberg is a stop of the InterCity-Line Berlin-Munich. Usually trains leave every hour from and to big German cities during the day. Connections to the IC- / ICE-Lines from and to Stuttgart, Frankfurt or Hamburg are in Würzburg or Nürnberg.
Some approximate travel times between Bamberg and German cities:
To plan your travel by train please visit the website of Deutsche Bahn.
The nearest international airport is Airport Nürnberg. From there you can get to Nürnberg Main Station in 12 Minutes via subway-line U2 where you can take the train to Bamberg.
For international travellers Frankfurt Airport or Flughafen München might provide better connections. From Frankfurt Airport you can get directly to Würzburg via InterCity-Trains and form there on to Bamberg. From Flughafen München you take the S-Bahn to Munich Main Station and from there you travel via InterCity-Trains to Bamberg.
Bamberg is situated at the crossing of freeways A70 and A73. Detailed route plans are available via Google Maps and other online services.
Please note that most parking lots in Bamberg's city and around the conference location are for short term parking or residents only. Thus we must discourage traveling within and also to Bamberg by car.
Since Bamberg is a tourist city, it is strongly recommended to book a hotel as early as possible. Unfortunately, many hotels want a booking confirmation as early as May 2020, that is before the acceptance notice for submissions. A list of hotels for which we can reserve a contingent until mid of July will be given here as soon as possible. For students, we try to organize accomodations in shared student appartments.
Bamberg is one of the most beautiful cities in the south of Germany. Bamberg was awarded the title of UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993 because the historical town center is very well preserved. Bamberg is also famous for its many breweries and for its basketball team.
See also official website of BAMBERG Tourism & Congress Service and Bamberg Lieben (German only).
University of Bamberg has been founded by Melchior Otto Voiut von Salzburg in 1647 as Academia Bambergensis and made an university in 1773 by Friedrich Karl von Schönborn. The university was closed during third Reich and has been re-founded as university in 1979. University of Bamberg has about 13,000 students in four faculties – cultural sciences, humanities, social sciences and information systems and applied computer sciences.
Information Systems and Applied Computer Sciences (WIAI) has been founded in 2001 and is characterized by a strong interdisciplinary profile in research and teaching. Currently faculty consists of 16 professors, among them several with a focus on AI. About 1,500 students are enrolled in four bachelor and seven master programs. WIAI has been one of the first universities in Germany with a focus in digital humanities and digital computation. Furthermore, WIAI has strong collaboration with psychology as well as with social sciences and economics. The master degree of Applied Computer Science offers a major in Artificial Intelligence. WIAI has earned top positions in the recent CHE rankings and is proud to have won the Minerva Informatics Equality Award in 2018.