Important dates

abstracts: May 21
full papers: May 28
notification: July 4
final version: July 23
early registration: Sept 15
conference: October 11-14



iFM 2010 will take place at the LORIA laboratory in Nancy, France. The festival Nancy Jazz Pulsations takes place during iFM 2010. Music lovers may be interested in its program. Note that tickets can be bought online.

A strike has been announced for Tuesday, October 12, 2010, that will strongly affect public transportation. If you travel on October 12, be prepared for delays, canceled trains, and some canceled flights. Up-to-date information concerning the train traffic in the North-East of France will be available here (in French). In particular, no night trains will operate in the night of Monday to Tuesday.

Nancy, located about 300km east of Paris, is at 1:30 hours by TGV from Paris. There are direct trains to Nancy station from Paris-Est. Other TGV trains connect Paris CDG airport and other major French cities with the TGV Lorraine train station, located about 40km from Nancy, which is reached by shuttle bus in about 40 minutes. Other trains reach Nancy from Strasbourg (and Switzerland and the south of Germany) and from Luxembourg and Metz (linking Nancy with Benelux and Germany). Consult the DB Web site for train connections to Nancy from within Europe.

By plane, Nancy is best reached through Paris CDG or Orly airports. From Paris CDG, you can catch a direct train to the TGV Lorraine station and then continue by shuttle bus. From Paris CDG or Orly, you can take the RER B to Gare du Nord, walk or take the Metro 4 to Gare de l'Est and take a TGV to Nancy train station. Luxembourg airport can be convenient as well: take the bus to Luxembourg train station, from which there are frequent connections to Nancy.

Alternatives are Frankfurt or Strasbourg airports. Low-cost flights reach Basel-Mulhouse or Frankfurt-Hahn, but it can be more difficult to reach Nancy from these airports by public transportation. Metz-Nancy regional airport is located close to the TGV Lorraine station and is served by the same shuttle buses.

Getting to LORIA

LORIA is located on the campus of the Faculty of Sciences of Nancy University (Université Henri Poincaré). Its physical address is

615 rue du Jardin Botanique
54602 Villers-lès-Nancy
tel. (+33) 383 59 30 00
Location (Google Maps)
From the train station, LORIA is easily reached by bus or by tram.

Access by bus: Take the Campus line (also known as 128) from the Nancy Gare stop in the direction of Vandoeuvre CHU - Stan Campus and get off at the stop Grande Corvée. LORIA is on your left, walk uphill about 30m. (The bus stop is in Rue du Jardin Botanique, facing the back side of LORIA, the main entrance to LORIA is on the other side.) The bus ride takes less than 15 minutes, buses run every 8-15 minutes during working hours.

Access by tram: Take the T1 line at the Nancy Gare stop in the direction of Vandoeuvre CHU and get off at the stop Callot. Then traverse the University campus (see map below): from the tram stop, go right in the direction of Lycée Jacques Callot, then follow the street uphill (turning left), finally enter the campus. LORIA is the white building on the top of the hill. The tram takes less than 15 minutes and runs approximately every 7-15 minutes during working hours.

Upon your arrival at LORIA you will receive a ticket for multiple rides on the public transportation in Nancy (bus or tram). Please buy just a single ticket (1,30 euros) to come to LORIA. Tickets can be bought at the vending machines at tram stops (cash or credit card), at newspaper stands or in the bus.

Like many French cities, Nancy has a system of short-term bike rentals called Velostan. Rates are 3 euros per day or 8 euros per week (students are eligible for reductions). There is a rental point located at Nancy train station. The bike ride from the city center to LORIA takes about 20 minutes.

Campus map