ACM SIGCHI Symposium on
Engineering Interactive Computing Systems 

Berlin, Germany - June 19-23, 2010   

Conference venue

Berlin is the capital of Germany and also the largest city with a population of 3.4 million. It is located in north eastern Germany and its cosmopolitan population from over 190 nations creates a vibrant and multifaceted metropolis. Berlin is a cultural hub for international tourists and residents alike with many museums, theatres, and galleries. It contains numerous cultural and historical landmarks that are part of our world heritage. Among them are the Brandenburg Gate, The Reichstag, the remnants of the Wall, the Museum Island (a UNESCO World Heritage Site with five museums), and the zoo "Zoologischer Garten Berlin" which holds an extremely diverse range of species. These are just some of the reasons why Berlin is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the EU.

The conference location

The conference will be organized by DAI-Labor Research Center ( and held at Ernst-Reuter Haus (

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The Ernst-Reuter-Haus is located in Berlin's central district between Charlottenburg, Tiergarten and Mitte. It combines Berlin's characteristic city architecture with a modern office environment.

The building is located on "Straße des 17. Juni", a famous axis crossing the heart of the city west to east from Ernst-Reuter-Platz through the Brandenburg Gate up to the palace square (Schlossplatz). You can reach the government district easily, as well as the tourist attractions and shopping centers at Potsdamer Platz, Kurfürstendamm, Friedrich- and Tauentzienstraße as well as Alexanderplatz and the Brandenburg Gate. The Technische Universität Berlin is located in the immediate vicinity of the building.

The DAI Laboratory and the "Agent Technologies in Business Applications and Telecommunications" group are part of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the Berlin Institute of Technology. The DAI Laboratory focuses on research and development with the goal of developing technologies for the next generation of services and distributed systems.

Research at the DAI Laboratory is being conducted within six different Competence Centers that includes work on agent technologies and human computer interaction. The DAI Laboratory applies technologies in different application areas for the development and evaluation of Smart Services but remains firmly grounded in a theoretical foundation. Several state-of-the-art test beds make it possible to validate and demonstrate these services using realistic scenarios. Close cooperation with industry partners ensures that the developed technologies are also practical and solution oriented.

The DAI Laboratory develops technologies within a university environment that meet the highest industry standards. About 100 highly qualified researchers and students make the DAI Laboratory one of the largest and most recognized research institutes for Smart Services both in Germany and internationally.

Location maps

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How to get there

You can travel by railway, airplane or car to reach the Ernst-Reuter-Haus from outside Berlin:

  • Arrival by plane via Tegel airport: Take bus X9 or 109 heading towards S+U-Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten and get off at S-Bahnhof Charlottenburg. Take the S-Bahn heading east from there and get off at S-Bahnhof Tiergarten. It will take approximately 30 minutes.
  • Arrival by plane via Schönefeld airport: First, drive by shuttle bus to the S-Bahn station Flughafen Berlin-Schönefeld. Then, take the Airport Express train (DB RE4 or DB RE5, every 30 minutes) heading towards Rathenow or Rostock and get off at the Ostbahnhof station (which you will reach after about 20 minutes). Next, take the S-Bahn heading west towards at S-Bahnhof Tiergarten.
  • Arrival by train: at the Berlin Hauptbahnhof railway station: Take the S-Bahn heading west and get off at S-Bahnhof Tiergarten. The trip takes about 10 minutes.


Note: The registration does not include any accomodation, so please select your hotel of choice and make your own reservation.

Four hotels are in the vicinity of the DAI-Labor and the conference location and can be reached by foot within 10-15 minutes

Novotel Berlin Am Tiergarten
Strasse d. 17. Juni 106 - 108 10623 Berlin
Tel. +49 30 600 35 - 0
Fax. +49 30 600 35 - 666
Single Room: 129,00 €
Double Room: 161 ,00 €
We have a number of rooms reserved for these prices. Please book before end of April. Code: EICS

Hotel Hansablick
Flotowstr. 6, 10555 Berlin
Tel. +49 30 390 48 00
Fax. +49 30 392 69 37
Single Room: 79€
Double Room: 95€
We have a number of rooms reserved for these prices. Please book before end of April. Code: EICS

Hotel Otto
KnesebeckstraBe 10, 10623 Berlin
Tel. 547 100 80
Fax. 547 100 888
Standard 85 - 105€
Comfort 95 - 115€

Grand City Excelsior Hotel
Hardenbergstr. 14, 10623 Berlin
Tel. 3155 - 0
Fax. 3155 - 1002
Standard 94 - 110€
Superior 114 - 130€

Last update: October 10, 2010