The 2002 U.K. Workshop on Computational Intelligence


2-4 September 2002, Birmingham, U.K.


Call For Papers

Submission Details

Poster Guidelines

Important Dates

Workshop Programme

Registration Details


Location / Directions

Birmingham Attractions

Contact Details



School of
Computer Science

Directions to the Workshop

The workshop sessions will take place at: Learning Resource Building
The University of Birmingham
Directions to Birmingham and The University of Birmingham can be found here.

Maps of the campus and Vale area can be viewed as: [html] [pdf] [flash]

Map references:

  • 14b - Learning Resource Building (workshop location)
  • 77 - Chamberlain Hall (workshop accommodation -- not Shackleton Hall, as previously advertised)
N.B. The Learning Resource Building is so new that is does not appear in the map key. It is situated directly opposite the School of Computer Science and is 30 seconds walk from the campus train station ("University" station).

A bus will be made available from Chamberlain Hall to the workshop on the days of the workshop.

Directions to the Accommodation

For those who register early enough, accommodation will be made available at Chamberlain hall, situated on the Vale.
The Vale is approximately 15-20 minutes walk from the main campus and the University train station. Services run to University Station from New Street Station (the main train station for Birmingham) approximately every 20 minutes. The last service from New Street is at 11:47pm weekdays / 23:17pm Sundays. However, to avoid the walk to the accommodation you may prefer to get a taxi directly to the Vale from New Street Station (for under 10 UKP) or from Birmingham International Airport (for about 20-25 UKP).

Trains run to Birmingham New Street from Birmingham International around every 30 minutes. A frequent and free bus service connects Birmingham International Airport and Birmingham International Train Station (by the time of the Workshop, there may be a Maglev monorail operating instead).

Fuzzy Itinerary:

1.  Take plane to Birmingham International Airport
        Take taxi to The Vale. STOP.
    Take free bus/monorail to Birmingham International Train Station.
3.  Take train to New Street Station
4.  if BUDGET == MEDIUM:
        Taxi to The Vale. STOP.
5.  Take train to University Station.
6.  Walk to Vale. STOP.

Train Delays

Due to weekend track upgrades, replacement bus services are running between on many stations. Severe delays are possible if you are travelling on the weekend. Re-check your travel times at Railtrack.

Tips for travelling by train in the UK

  • Buying one ticket to your final destination station is always cheaper than buying separate tickets for each leg of the journey.
  • Return tickets (if available) are almost half the cost of two single fares.
  • Return tickets between local stations are valid only for one day (i.e. you can buy a return ticket to University station from London, not from Birmingham International train station).
  • 14-day, 7-day and 3-day advance discounts on train tickets can be bought online:
    Cheaper discount fares may require that you to take a specific outbound train.
  • Train services to London can be unreliable. You should schedule an extra hour for delays on your return journey if your are returning by air.
  • From New Street Station, look for services running to Redditch or Longbridge for trains that go to University Station.

Local Minicab Numbers

  • 427 2222
  • 427 8888

Last modified Thursday, 30-Jan-2003 12:54:35 GMT . Please report errors to John Bullinaria.