The Keynotes

To be determined.

Conference Time Schedule

The ORAHS Event will beginn with the Doctoral Consortium (DC) and the Hackathon from Wednesday, July 24th till Saturday, July 27th. The ORAHS Conference will officially start with a Welcome Reception at the International Department of Karlsruhe on Sunday, July 28th and will end on Friday, August 2nd in the afternoon.
In case of any question relating the conference schedule, please contact the organizing team at orahs2019@ksri.kit.edu.

Accompanying Programme

To be determined.

Doctoral Consortium

To be determined.

ORAHS Hackathon

To be determined.

ORAHS Committees

Local Organisers

In case of any question relating to the conference, please contact the organising team at orahs2019@ksri.kit.edu

Melanie Reuter-Oppermann
Local Chair

Michael Ertel
Stefan Nickel
David Olave
Anne Zander

Programme Committee
Stefan Nickel, Karlsruher Institute of Technology, Germany (Programme Chair)
Sally Brailsford, University of Southampton, UK
Roberto Aringhieri, University of Turin, Italy
Marion Rauner, (2020) University of Vienna, Austria
Leonid Churilov, Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health, Australia Mike Carter, University of Toronto, Canada
Evrim Didem Güneş (2013) Koc University, Turkey
Tuğba Çayirli (2013) Ozyegin University, Turkey
Inês Marques (2014) Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Maria Captivo (2014) Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Patrick Soriano (2015) HEC Montreal, Canada
Fermin Mallor (2016) Universidad Publica de Navarra, Spain
Christos Vasilakis (2017) University of Bath, UK
Joe Viana (2018) Akershus Universitetssykehus, Oslo, Norway
Melanie Reuter-Oppermann (2019) KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany
Katja Schimmelpfeng Uni Hohenheim, Germany
Teresa Melo, HTW Saar, Saarbrücken, Germany

Travel and Accomodation

There are several options to travel to Karlsruhe...

Reaching Karlsruhe by plane is easiest from Frankfurt International Airport. Other airports near Karlsruhe are Stuttgart Airport or Baden-Airpark.

Frankfurt International Airport has its own long-distance train station from where ICE trains to Karlsruhe leave approx. every hour. The journey takes about an hour and travel expenses are around € 35. Frankfurt International Airport train station is well posted within the airport and is connected with Terminal 1. Normally customs clearance, immigration and baggage claim takes some time, so don't plan to take a train in less than 45 minutes after landing.

The airport does not have a train station yet, so it is necessary to go to Stuttgart main station by local train or subway (for other options see the homepage of Stuttgart Airport). From Stuttgart main station there are different trains which leave approximately every hour during the day. Depending on the connection the trips to Karlsruhe take between 45 minutes and 90 minutes and cost between € 16 and € 20.

Baden Airpark is close to Karlsruhe, but not well connected, since there is no public transportation available to Karlsruhe. By car the trip will take around 30min. For other options, see the homepage of Baden-Airpark.

From Frankfurt: The ICE connects Frankfurt and Karlsruhe at least every hour. Changing trains in Mannheim might be necessary. From Stuttgart: There is an hourly IC/EC fast train service to Karlsruhe. You can get all the necessary information from the Deutsche Bahn website.

Take the A5 motorway to Karlsruhe. Leave the motorway at the Karlsruhe-Mitte exit and take the next exit to Oststadt. Continue on Wolfartsweierer street and take the second exit Ludwig-Erhard-Allee at the roundabout. Turn right into Fritz-Erler-Straße and continue on Waldhornstraße. The parking garage is located on the right-hand side next to the Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC) (address for the navigation system Zirkel 2, 76131 Karlsruhe).

We recommend to walk short distances within Karlsruhe or to take public transport and public transport. The KIT Campus South building 20.30 as the main location of the IESS conference has good tram connections (line 4 - with a direct connection to Karlsruhe main station.)

Your connections to the event locations:

  • KIT Campus South (IESS Conference):
      Line 4 in the direction „Waldstadt“ provides a direct connection from Karlsruhe main station to the KIT Campus. Please get off at the station „Kronenplatz“.
  • International Department (Welcome Reception):
      „Marktplatz“ is the closest station to the International Department of the KIT. Bus 10 provides a direct connection between Karlsruhe main station and „Marktplatz“. You can walk the rest within 7 minutes.
  • Höpfner Burggarten/Schalander (Conference Dinner):
      If you want to reach the Höpfner Burggarten/Schlander from the IESS at „Kronenplatz“, we recommend taking Line 5 until “Hauptfriedhof“. (We will be offering a guided transport.) You can walk the rest within 2 minutes.

    Recommended Accommodations

    There are several hotels located in the Karlsruhe inner city with short distances to the event locations. If you have special needs, if you are looking for a family room or an apartment and need assistance please send an email to orahs2019@ksri.kit.edu.

    You can reserve a room in the Hotel “Hoepfner Burghof” next to the conference dinner location be using the code “ORAHS2019”. Please send an email for reserving a room.
    We have reserved 8 single rooms in the Guest House on campus. You can reserve a room by writing an email to and stating the code word “ORAHS2019”. The price is 66 € per night for up to 9 nights and 45 € per night for 10 nights or more. Breakfast is 9 € per night.

    For your pleasant stay, we can also recommend the following hotels:

  • Leonardo Hotel Karlsruhe (Ettlinger Str. 23, 76137 Karlsruhe)
  • Hotel IBIS Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof (Poststr. 1, 76137 Karlsruhe)
  • Novotel Karlsruhe City (Festplatz 2, 76137 Karlsruhe)
  • Hotel Kaiserhof (Karl-Friedrich-Str. 12, 76133 Karlsruhe)
  • Acora Hotel and Living (Sophienstr. 69-71, 76133 Karlsruhe)

  • If you have any further questions, please contact us at: orahs2019@ksri.kit.edu

    Conference Registration

    To be determined.