The conference will be held at Saarland University, Saarbrücken Campus, just outside the city of Saarbrücken, Germany.

The conference will take place in E 1.3 and E 2.2 buildings, Uni Ost - E green sector on the Interactive Campus Map

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The most two convenient airports for the conference venue are Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) and Paris International Airport (CDG), both offering non-stop connections throughout Europe as well as to North and South America, Asia and Oceania. For transportation options between the airports and Saarbrücken see Deutsche Bahn.

Saarbrücken has its own Saarbrücken Airport with flights mostly operated by AirBerlin offering connections throughout Europe and to North America. For instance, flights from Berlin or Hamburg to Saarbrücken take between 1 hour 10 minutes and 1 hour 20 minutes. Saarbrücken Airport is situated about 12 km from the university campus. The bus from the airport to the university takes between 45 minutes and one hour and costs 2.50 euro. A taxi will take you to the university in 15-20 minutes and costs around 20 euro.

Alternatively, inexpensive flights are available to Luxembourg, Frankfurt Hahn and Düsseldorf
Luxembourg Airport (LUX) 111 km;
Frankfurt Hahn Airport (HHN) 115 km;
Düsseldorf Airport (DUS) 300 km but has convenient connecting train connections.


Saarbrücken is very conveniently reached by rail. Deutsche Bahn has a series of direct and connecting train services throughout Germany and Europe. High-speed ICE/TGV services are available from Frankfurt/Mannheim and Paris to Saarbrücken central station. Regional services run from Mainz, Trier and Strasbourg.


Saarbrücken has an extensive network of roads and freeways, making it easy to get anywhere by car (if you don’t mind the traffic). However, participants probably won’t need a car for the duration of the conference, bus tickets will be included in the registration fee.

Parking Visitors can park for a fee of 1 euro/hour (max. charge: 3 euro; the first 60 min. are free of charge) in the campus car parks P2 ('Uni Mitte') and P3 ('Uni Ost'), see Parking at campus map. However, the parking situation at campus is rather complicated and places are limited.


Saarbrücken Campus is served by the following bus routes. There are several bus stops on campus:
- Universität Botanischer Garten (for the Science Park or the university library)
- Universität Campus (for campus zones A, B and C)
- Universität Mensa (for campus zones C, D and E, and for the research institutes INM, DFKI and MPI) - Conference venue stop!!!
- Universität Busterminal (for the research institutes IZFP and KIST)

All-around ticket will be included in the conference bag!

Travel to Interspeech

Since SIGdial and SemDial are right after Interspeech (with 1-2 travel days), some participants may be interested in flying from Saarbrücken to Stockholm. There the following flight options:

  • AirBerlin connection: Saarbrücken - Stockholm (with 1 stop Berlin Tegel)
  • LuxAir connection: Luxembourg - Stockholm (direct flight)
  • Eurowings connections: either Köln/Bonn - Stockholm or Düsseldorf - Stockholm (direct flights)


A number of hotel rooms in different categories have been pre-booked for the SemDial 2017 (SaarDial) and SIGdial participants.The various options are listed in the table below.To get special rate, please book **before deadline** listed in the table below by phone or email. Please quote Saarland University and the following reservation code SaarDial

HotelPrice (in euro)PhoneE-MailSpecial rate valid till
Hotel am Triller88.00 (standard); 103.00 (comfort)+49 681 58000 0info(AT)hotel-am-triller.de3 July 2017
Hotel Leidinger Domaine94.00 (single); 105.00 (double)+49 681 9327 0info(AT)domicil-leidinger.de30 June 2017
Hotel Leidinger Domicil 82.00 (single); 99.00 (double) +49 681 9327 0 info(AT) 30 June 2017
Hotel Madeleine 69.00 (single); 79.00 (double)+49 681 374704info(AT) 3 July 2017
Hotel Mercure99.00 (single)+49 681 3890989h1307-re(AT)accor.com19 June 2017

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