The Workshop will be held in the O'Brien Centre for Science, located on the campus of University College Dublin (UCD).

The campus is located 4km south of Dublin city centre in the leafy suburb of Belfield, adjacent to the N11 (Stillorgan Road), only a 20 minute bus journey from the heart of Ireland's capital city.

The O'Brien Centre for Science can be located on the following UCD campus map (building 67).

  1. Information about what to visit while staying in Dublin can be found here.


The nearest airport is Dublin's International Airport on the north side of the city, ~10 km from the city centre and ~14 km from UCD. There are several ways to reach the city centre and venue from the airport.

  1. Aircoach: A bus service frequently operates (typically every 15 minutes, see timetable for exact details) from both terminals at Dublin Airport to Leopardstown/Sandyford/Stillorgan (700) which passes UCD. The cost of a single ticket is €10. In heavy traffic (during peak travel times), you might expect a journey time of 30 minutes from the city centre to the airport. The bus leaves from outside the arrivals hall of both terminals.

  1. Airlink (747): The 747 Airlink bus is the quickest and least expensive way to get to the city centre from Dublin Airport. The bus is available from outside the arrivals hall at Dublin Airport and costs €6 one way or €10 return. Travel time takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes to the city centre depending on the traffic.

  1. Taxi/Tacsaí: A taxi from the airport to the city centre typically costs €40 to UCD, or around €25-30 to the city centre.

  1. Car: Rental cars are available from Dublin Airport;
    Arrivals Hall, Terminal 1: Hertz, Budget, Avis, Europcar, Dooley, Thrifty, Sixt, Enterprise.
    - Multi-storey Car Park, Terminal 2: Hertz, Budget, Avis, Europcar, Dooley.

  1. LUAS: The Green Line runs from St. Stephen's Green at the lower end of Grafton Street to Milltown, where one alights for UCD. From here, it is a 30 minute walk (2.3 km) to the O'Brien Science Centre on campus.

  1. By Road from the Airport to UCD:

  2. 1.From the airport head southwest and continue straight.

  3. 2.Turn left onto R132, and then at the roundabout, take the 3rd exit.

  4. 3.At another roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto the M1 ramp into the

         City Centre/M50.

  1. 4.After 600 metres, keep right and follow signs for City Centre/Dublin Port.

  2. 5.Merge onto the M1. Stay on the M1/M50 and go through the Port
    Tunnel. The Port Tunnel is a tolled area:

    1. Toll is €10 from Monday-Friday, 0600-1000 (Southbound).

    2. Toll is €10 from Monday-Friday, 1600-1900 (Northbound).

    3. All other times, the toll is €3.

  3. 6.Continue onto E Wall Rd. / R131, until you reach a roundabout.

  4. 7.At the roundabout, take the 1st exit for the East-Link Toll Bridge

  5. 8.After ~1.5 km, take the 3rd exit on the roundabout, towards Sean
    Moore Rd. / R131.

  6. 9.Then turn left onto Beach Rd. / R131 / R802.

  7. 10.Continue on R131 and go through 3 roundabouts.

  8. 11.At the 4th roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Sydney Parade Avenue.

  9. 12.Continue on Ailsbury Rd., before turning left on Merrion Rd. /R118.

  10. 13.Turn right onto Nutley Lane after ~300m, and then left onto
    Stillorgan Rd. / R138 after ~ 1 km.

  11. 14.Take the exit toward Seafield/Woodbine Road and turn right.

  12. 15.Continue over the bridge and onto the main entrance.

  13. 16.Then turn right towards the car park.

  1. By Train: Dublin has several main railway stations:

  2. Heuston Station: Trains from the South of the country terminate at this station. From Heuston Station, one can take the LUAS red line into the city centre (O'Connell Street), or the Dublin bus route 145, which runs directly to UCD.

  3. Connolly Station: Trains from the North of the country terminate at this station. From Connolly Station, one can take the LUAS red line into the city centre (O'Connell Street). Busáras is close by, where the national bus service; Bus Éireann operates. From O'Connell street, the 46A runs directly to UCD and is very frequent.

  4. Bus Routes to UCD from the City Centre:

There are a number of buses which offer easy access to hotels and restaurants.

Frequent bus routes to the University include the 39A (which runs directly to campus), the 46A and 145. The latter two routes run in the direction of Dún Laoghaire and Kilmacanogue respectively. The 47 to Belarmine is less frequent, but also stops near the University.

Alternative bus routes to UCD can be found on this map.

Real-time information for Dublin Bus routes can be found here.

From the 145/46A/47 stop (Montrose):

As you come off the N11 dual carriageway, you will need to alight at the stop outside the Montrose Hotel (ask driver to be sure). From here, walk back on yourself to the set off lights. Cross over the slip road, and walk over the bridge. You will see the flags and main entrance to the university from here. There will be signs and “Fáilte” notice boards which have the campus maps, distributed over the university to help guide you in the right direction. On the campus map, the O'Brien Centre is in “UCD Science Centre (East)”, and is #67 on the most recent version of the campus map.

From the 39A stop:

The 39A runs onto campus and drops you off outside of St. Stephens (C10 or #69 on the campus map). From here walk towards the pond and university buildings. Signs to the O'Brien Centre, which will be displayed along the way.   

  1. By Sea:

Dublin is served by two ports; one in Dún Laoghaire (closest to UCD) and the main port on the east side of the city. Both Stena Lines and Irish Ferries offer regular sailings into both ports from the UK mainland.

    - From Dublin Port to UCD: 7.5 km, 13 Mins. This Route has a toll (€1.75)

  1. 1.Head west on Alexandra Rd. Toward 1 Branch Rd. S.

  2. 2.Continue on R131 to Nutley Lane.

  3. 3.Turn right onto Nutley Lane.

  4. 4.Continue on Stillorgan Rd. / R138.

  5. 5.Turn left onto Stillorgan Rd. / R138.

  6. 6.Take the exit toward Seafield/Woodbine Rd.

  7. 7.Turn right, continue over the bridge.

  8. 8.Continue onto the main entrance, and then right towards the
    car park.

    - From Dún Laoghaire to UCD: 7.5 km, 13 Mins.

  1. 1.Head Southwest toward Harbour Rd. / N31.

  2. 2.Follow the N31 to Stillorgan Rd. / R138.

  3. 3.Continue on the Stillorgan Rd. Until the exit for UCD.

  4. 4.Turn left into the main entrance, and then right towards the car park.


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Please allow plenty of time if you require a visa to travel to the Republic of Ireland.

12-14 January 2015 — University College Dublin, Ireland

Latest News

  1. 25 November 2014: Abstract and early registration deadlines extended

  2. 21 October 2014: Registration and abstract submission open

  3. 13 October 2014: Website available

Key dates

Registration opens:

17 October 2014

Abstract submission deadline (EXTENDED):

5 December 2014

Preliminary program available online:

16 December 2014

Early registration closes:

22 December 2014

Registration closes:

5 January 2015

Workshop opens:

12 January 2015