Practical information

How to come | Registration | Eat, drink and party | Network access | Safety & COVID

Conference location

Polytech Lille engineer school: avenue Paul Langevin 59655 Villeneuve d’Ascq
Maps: Google Maps | Openstreetmap (“École polytechnique universitaire de l’université Lille”)

Coming to the conference location from Lille center

metro: take line 1 at “Lille Flandres” station and go to the “4 Cantons Stade” stop : ~20 min.
(More info about metro:
then a 2min walk: on the roundabout near the metro stop, just follow “Polytech Lille” on the traffic signs and the line drawned on the map screenshot below. Links to the maps: Google Maps | Openstreetmap

Coming to Lille from Paris

from “Gare du Nord” station: take TGV train to “Lille Europe” or “Lille Flandres” stations : 60 min
from “Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport” (CDG) : take TGV train at “Charles de Gaulle” train station inside the airport to “Lille Europe” station : 50 min

Coming to Lille from Brussels

from Brussels Midi train station : take a TGV or Thalys or Eurostar train to “Lille Europe” station : 35 min
from Brussels National airport (BRU) : use a national train to reach “Brussels Midi” station (Zuidstation in Dutch): 30-40 min. Then, take a TGV or Thalys or Eurostar train to reach “Lille Europe” station.

To book trains:


Before coming to the conference:

Be registered online (registration will be opened in May 2024)
Print your ticket or have the PDF version with you on your smartphone.


Provide the PDF/printed ticket to the org members at the desk.
We will give you a badge with your name and coins usable to get free drinks during the social event (thursday evening!).

Eat & drink & party!

For lunch:
a food truck will be available at the conference site (parking in front of the main entrance).
restaurants and food stands are also available at a 7 minutes walk from the conference site, near the Pierre Mauroy stadium (OpenStreetMap / Google Maps).

Your attention please: lunches are not provided by the organization, you will have to pay them :)

For pauses: we will provide you free coffee/tea/juices pauses in the middle of each half day and some coffe. And also before conference start in the morning and the afternon. Note: we have no information about legacy French biscuits that may appear on the pauses tables ;-)

Social event: we will communicate during the event the social event location. It will be held during Thursday evening and to access, your badge will be required!

Network access

If, during the registration, you have accepted that we communicate your name and email to the Polytech school network admins, they will send you credentials to connect to the Wifi and so get Internet access during the event.

We are currently waiting for more details (SSID, which protocols will be authorized to communicate with Internet) from the Network team.

When we will have these information, we will update this page :)

Safety & COVID information

At time of writing (December 2023), there is no longer mandatory measures for handling COVID outbreak in public and open space or inside buildings aswell. Pass the SALT rooms will so be freely accessible without any mask for example.

Despite that situation, we will provide free masks and hydroalcoholic gel at the org desk and in the 2 rooms (lecture hall and workshops room).

Rooms equipments :
lecture hall: there is a ventilation system that is automatically activated when the temperature rises or when the CO2 reaches a certain level. In addition, polytech has several portable CO2 detectors and one will be placed prominently on the desk at the bottom of the lecture hall.
workshop room: there is air-conditioning, there will also be a portable CO2 detector in place.

Pauses: they will take place at the back entrance of the building, but outside, to be in an open space and not in a room. Obviously, if the weather is not on our side, the pause will be held inside the building with opened doors.

Social event: we will be have an access to a terrace. So, we will be able to get fresh air and not to stay inside the building during all the evening.