IJCAR 2024 will take place in Nancy, a university town in the North-East of France with about 50,000 students for about 300,000 inhabitants in the metropolitan area. The conference is organized by Inria, the French research institute for computer science and applied mathematics. Inria has nine research centers in France, and Inria Nancy Grand Est hosts LORIA, the research laboratory for computer science in Nancy, whose other parent organizations are the University of Lorraine and CNRS.
LORIA is organized in about 30 research groups, and at least three research groups (Pesto, Types, and Veridis) are active in the subject areas covered by IJCAR. LORIA has a main lecture hall that can accommodate up to 250 persons, as well as several smaller rooms for co-located events.
Traveling to Nancy
Nancy is located roughly 300km east of Paris, 130km west of Strasbourg, and 100km south of Luxembourg. The closest international airports are located in Paris (Charles de Gaulle and Orly) and in Luxembourg.
Nancy is reached in 1.5 hours by high-speed train TGV from Paris (Gare de l’Est). There are also direct train connections to Strasbourg, Luxembourg, and Dijon. Besides the Nancy train station, the TGV Lorraine train station is connected to Nancy by a shuttle service. It has direct TGV service to Charles de Gaulle airport, Strasbourg, Lille, Rennes, and Bordeaux.
Reaching Inria Nancy from the city center
From the train station and the city center, the Inria research center is easily reached by public transportation. From the train station, take the bus line A towards Vandœuvre CHU and get off at the Vélodrome stop. The trip takes about 20 minutes. Continue on foot across the Vélodrome intersection and traverse the university campus, following the street uphill. Inria is the white building on the top of the hill. Alternatively, take the bus line 3 and get off at the stop Grande Corvée at the back side of the Inria building, then continue uphill and around the building to reach the front entrance. The Reseau Stan has more information on public transportation in Nancy. Tickets are available at vending machines, kiosks or from the bus driver (single tickets only).
Nancy has a system of short-term bike rentals called Velostan. The bike ride from the city center takes about 20 minutes.