Leuven, Belgium


Conference Venue

MUM 2021 will take place in the Jubilee Hall and the Promotion rooms at the KU Leuven. These rooms are located in the University Halls, which has served as the university’s central building since 1432. The building itself dates from 1317 and was originally used as a cloth hall (a trading space for fabrics). Today it houses the Rector’s Office. Its majestic, gothic-style Jubilee Hall is used for receptions and celebrations.

Naamsestraat 22
3000 Leuven

About Leuven


Leuven is the largest city of the province of Flemish Brabant and is part of the Flemish Region of Belgium. It is located about 25 kilometres (16 miles) east of Brussels. The municipality itself comprises the historic city and the former neighbouring municipalities of Heverlee, Kessel-Lo, a part of Korbeek-Lo, Wilsele and Wijgmaal. It is the eighth largest city in Belgium with more than 100,244 inhabitants. KU Leuven, Belgium's largest university, has its flagship campus in Leuven, which has been a university city since 1425. This makes it the oldest university city in the Low Countries. The city is home of the headquarters of AB InBev, the world's largest beer brewer, where they brew Stella Artois.

Travelling to Leuven

By plane

Brussels International Airport

Brussels International Airport is the main hub for air travel in and out of Belgium and is an easily- accessible base for your further travels in Europe. Brussels International Airport serves 248 destinations worldwide. There are a number of direct flights to Brussels from North America with six different airlines. Direct flights leave from New York JFK, Chicago, Newark, Atlanta, Toronto, Washington and Philadelphia. The airport is located 25 km west of Leuven. A direct rail connection links Leuven and the airport and takes only 15 minutes (€9.30).

Brussels South Charleroi Airport

Low-cost carriers such as Ryanair and TUIfly fly to Brussels South Charleroi Airport, situated about 70 km south of Leuven. The airport shuttle bus linking Leuven and Brussels South Charleroi Airport takes approximately one hour (€16.00).

Düsseldorf Airport

The distance between Düsseldorf Airport (DUS) and Leuven is 181 km. You can go by train via Düsseldorf Hbf, Köln Hbf and Liège-Guillemins, since it is not possible to travel from Düsseldorf Flughafen to Leuven without having to change trains. The average journey time between Düsseldorf Flughafen and Leuven is 2 hours and 51 minutes and the fastest journey time is 2 hours and 26 minutes. The minimum price of a train ticket from Düsseldorf Flughafen to Leuven is €19.90, but this price varies.

By car

Leuven can be reached via the Brussels Ring and the E40 and E314 motorways.

Cities throughout the province can be easily reached via the Brussels Ring and the E40 motorway. Typical travel time from the Brussels city centre to the furthest corner of the province of Flemish Brabant is around 45 minutes.

By train

Belgium’s extensive rail network ensures that you get where you need to go in a timely manner. From Leuven, it takes half an hour to reach Brussels South (Brussel Zuid/Bruxelles Midi) train station. From there, you can catch high-speed rail connections to Paris, London, Amsterdam and many other European destinations.

The Leuven train station is directly connected to the city centre via the Bondgenotenlaan, one of Leuven’s main streets. The walk from the station to the city centre is approximately 10 minutes.

Important dates

Aug 6 Short and full paper title + abstract deadline
Aug 13 Short and full paper submission deadline
Sep 28 Notification (papers)
Sep 23
Sep 28
Pictorials submission deadline
Sep 15
Oct 4
Workshop and tutorial submission deadline
Oct 8 Poster and Doctoral Consortium submission deadline
Oct 8
Oct 15
Demo submission deadline
Oct 15 Camera ready (papers)
Oct 22 Notification (pictorials)
Oct 22
Oct 29
Notification (demos, posters)
Oct 29
Nov 4
Camera ready (posters)
Oct 29
Nov 5
Camera ready (demos, pictorials)
Nov 7
Nov 14
Early bird deadline
Dec 5 -Dec 8 MUM 2021 in Leuven, Belgium

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