Venue and Maps

Registration will open at 8am daily in Newcastle University's Herschel Building.

Due to building works, the Herschel is not directly accessible from the main road. From Heymarket Metro station, walk up past Blackwell's bookshop and turn left past Campus Coffee into the university. Routes from this point are shown on the map below and directions will be posted during the conference.

Lunches, the conference reception and demos in the Great North Museum, and the conference dinner will be hosted by The Assembly Rooms in Newcastle city center.

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To register for ISWC 2012, please visit our registration site:
Registration prices are shown below.

    Early Registration
(by May 1, 2012)
Late Registration
(by June 1, 2012)
Onsite Registration
Non-Student £420 £540 £600
Student £280 £350 £420
Non-Student £120 £140 £160
Student £80 £100 £120


We have worked with the NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau to offer a broad range of accommodation to suit all budgets.

To book accommodation, please visit:

About Newcastle

Newcastle is a lively, friendly and modern city, with a compact city centre and renowned cultural venues, including the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, host to the 2011 Turner Prize, and the Sage Gateshead music centre. The conference lunches will be held in the Great North Museum on Newcastle University's campus, where guests will be free to roam the exhibitions between sessions, while the conference dinner will be held in the Discover Museum.

For anyone wanting to escape to more rural surroundings, Newcastle is close to the Northumberland National Park and the historic cities of Durham and York are easily reachable by train.

The city also boasts excellent transport links: it is situated on the East Coast Mainline from London to Edinburgh and Newcastle International Airport offers direct flights to a range of international destinations. The Tyne and Wear Metro allows easy travel to local destinations, including the airport and the coast.

For further information about the city, please visit the NewcastleGateshead tourism website.