30th March - 3rd April 2008, Glasgow, Scotland
Conference Venue

The University of Glasgow was founded in 1451, in Glasgow, Scotland. It is the fourth oldest university in the United Kingdom, and one of the UK's leading universities with an international reputation for its teaching and research. It is home to the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, the oldest public meseum in Scotland.

The ECIR 2008 conference will take place at the historic Gilmorehill Campus of Glasgow University. The plenary sessions will take place in the Bute Hall (A13 on campus map), which is at the heart of the University Campus, and adjoin the University's Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery. The sheer scale of the University of Glasgow's most famous venue is, quite simply, breathtaking. This grand Victorian hall lies at the heart of the University of Glasgow and frequently takes centre stage for conferences and hospitality events as well as international awards ceremonies.



In addition to the Bute Hall, the East Quad Lecture Theatre (A5) will be used for the Conference breakout sessions, while the Hunter Halls West (A14) will be used for coffee/tea breaks and poster sessions. All venues are extremely close and situated around the quadrangle (see locations on map).


Tutorials & Workshops, as well as the Industry Day, will take place in the newly opened Sir Alwyn Williams (SAW) building, Department of Computing Science, University of Glasgow (D16 on campus map).

Venues are served by wireless internet, which will be available to delegates for free during the ECIR 2008 conference. Further information about the locations of the venues can also be found in the Accommodation web page.