Venue & Travel

IDA will take place in the Auditoires Sainte Barbe of the UCLouvain, in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium), which are part of the Louvain School of Engineering. The symposium will start at 9:00 on April 12 and end at 17:00 on April 14.

Auditoires Sainte Barbe
Place Sainte Barbe 1
1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium



Louvain-la-Neuve is a small new city constructed in the 1970s. It only has two hotels. You are strongly encouraged to make a reservation in one of these hotels as soon as possible, as this allows you to profit from discounted rates and rooms that we have blocked for attendants of IDA. Hotel rooms will be blocked for the conference till March 25, 2023.

Martin’s Hotel Louvain-la-Neuve
Rue de l’Hocaille 1
1348 Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

10 minute walk from the conference venue, 7 minute walk from the railway station.

Promo code: IDA2023
Please use this code such that the hotel can keep track of which visitors use rooms blocked for IDA.

Price: 129€ (Single room), 139€ (Double room)

IBIS Styles Hotel Louvain-la-Neuve
Boulevard de Lauzelle 61
1348 Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

20 minute walk from the conference venue, 15 minute walk from the railway station.

To profit from the IDA rate and the rooms blocked for IDA, please make your reservation by mailing to . Put the following information in your mail:

Subject: “POOL IDA Ref : 2200B00298”
Body of the message:
– First name / last name
– Phone number
– Email
– Arrival date
– Departure date
– Number of nights
– Type of room

Price: 95€ (Single room), 105€ (Double room)

Travel Information

Louvain-la-Neuve is located close to Brussels, which is well connected by train and by airplane. The easiest public transport connection from Brussels or Brussels Airport to Louvain-la-Neuve is by train. The Louvain-la-Neuve railway station is located in the center of the city. The hotels and the conference venue are within walking distance from the railway station. Go to the website of the Belgian railways ( to plan your journey from Brussels or Brussels Airport to Louvain-la-Neuve.

Louvain-la-Neuve is a pedestrian city, in which all locations are in walking distance. Nevertheless, if you need a place to park your car, please send a mail to and we will ensure a parking place.

Warning: make sure to use Louvain-la-Neuve as your destination, and not Leuven or Louvain. Leuven is a different city, 1 hour by train from Louvain-la-Neuve.