The ISMB14 will be held at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria. JKU is one of Austria’s youngest universities and is particularly known for its natural science and engineering department. It was among the first universities worldwide and the first one in Europe to introduce a mechatronics curriculum at a university level.
The University campus is situated in the northern part of Linz, boardering the picturesque region MÃ¼hlviertel. The campus can easily be reached from the city center by tramway within 15 minutes.
Linz itself (pop. ~190.000) is the capital of Upper Austria (OberÃ¶sterreich), a highly dynamic state with respect to technology and industry, tourism and modern arts.
Take the opportunity and discover Linz with a single ticket, the LinzCard, giving you free access to the top sights (Ars Electronica Museum, Lentos Art Museum, Voest Alpine Steel World etc.) along with free access to public transportation and reduced prices for many other touristic offers in the City.
Linz was the European Capital of Culture in 2009, it is an attractive city featuring scenic surroundings. The latter include the Salzkammergut (~1h trip from Linz), which offers many leisure opportunities with its numerous lakes and mountains. Other major Austrian cities including Vienna and Salzburg can be conveniently reached by train.
Use the opportunity and sign up for the guided city tour just before the start of the symposium or the organized Salzkammergut trip on Friday right after ISMB.