Bielefeld University is a campus university, combining all disciplines under one single roof. Till 2013 the campus will be extended by the new Citec Research Building carefully tailored to the needs of the CITEC‘s long term research agenda and providing 5300m2 of floor space. Its key element is a large central laboratory core, surrounded by a ring of auxiliary laboratories to support large-scale experiments. An integrated lecture hall will create synergies through workshops and seminars held in close proximity to the research laboratories. This concept was ranked first among 100 German competitors and received funding of 32 million Euros. In addition, most of the Citec robotic labs will be located there, allowing access to a world-wide uniq collection of robots ranging from humanoid platforms over biologically inspired robots and manipulation oriented robotic devices to navigation platforms. We will offer HRI 2014 participants the opportunity to see and potentially interact themselves with all robots available at Bielefeld University, visiting our apartment for HRI studies, and to organise hands-on workshops.
The conference will take place in Bielefeld’s new research building (Campus Bielefeld) and in the University’s main building. Together with the new CITEC Interactive Intelligent Systems Research building, Bielefeld University offers diverse lecture halls ranging from about 50 to over 1000 seats, thus allowing for high flexibility in accommodating the conference participants. In March, thus during semester break, lecture halls as well as seminar rooms of the University will be available for all conference events. The CITEC Research Building also has a spacious foyer which is well suited for a poster session with more than 100 posters and at the same time provides space for catering.
Catering of the participants can be ordered at the university which is within five minutes walking distance. Thus, also the university facilities which include several cafeterias, cafes, and a restaurant are in close reach and will offer lunch to the participants. In the main cafeteria, a room for the conference participants can be reserved. Within a distance of only 10 minutes by metro, Bielefeld offers numerous restaurant that serve dinner in different prize categories.