GCAI 2016 / 2nd Global Conference on Artificial Intelligence

The organizing institution for the conference is the Institute of Computer Science of Freie Universität Berlin. Freie Universität (FU) Berlin is located in Dahlem in Berlin’s southwest. Dahlem is one of the most affluent parts of the city. Here you find numerous consulates, museums, and opulent town houses. Also the private residence of the German president, is located in Dahlem. Many further institutions of higher education and research and the Berlin Botanical Garden are located in Dahlem. On weekdays the area is busy with students who arrive on the U-Bahn, the S-Bahn or with buses (most students commute to FU Berlin from other, less expensive areas of Berlin).
In the west part, Grunewald forest belongs to Dahlem including the Renaissance Grunewald hunting lodge built in 1543. Several further recreational areas in the west of Berlin, including Schlachtensee and Wannsee (two famous lakes of Berlin) and the city of Potsdam, can be easily reached by public transport from Dahlem campus.

FU Berlin was founded on December 4, 1948, by students, scholars, and scientists with the support of the American allied forces and politicians in Berlin. The move was sparked by the persecution faced by students who took a critical eye of the system at the former Universität Unter den Linden, at that time located in the Soviet sector of the divided city. Students and academics wanted to be free to pursue their learning, teaching, and research activities at FU Berlin, without being subject to political in influence.

Short movie on the history of FU Berlin

The main conference (Fri, Sep 30 - Sun, Oct 2) will be held in the Sorbonne Room on the 2nd floor of the Seminaris Campus-Hotel Berlin, which is located in close proximity to the ''Institut für Informatik'' of FU Berlin. 

The tutorials (Thu, Sep 29) will be held at Seminarroom SR006, Takustrasse 9, Institut für Informatik, FU Berlin, see the map

Here you find some suggestions for restaurants nearby:​