Venue, timing and registration

On Thursday 5th September, the registration and welcome reception will be opened in the Hub area at Lancaster University Management School (LUMS), Lancaster University, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. A workshop on the theme of “Improving System Performance through Automation and Computing” will be arranged from 2:30-4:30pm on 5th September in the room LT3 in the same building. The workshop is free and all delegates are welcome to attend.

On the main conference day, Friday 6th September, the registration desk will still be made available for delegates in the LUMS building from 8:30-12:00am. The conference opening and keynote presentations will begin at 9:00am in the Lecture Theatre 1 (LT1) in the LUMS building, followed by the parallel technical sessions in the rooms LT1 and LT3 in the LUMS building and rooms A15, A16, A17 and A18 in the Charles Cater building (next to the LUMS building). The main Break Away and Lunch venue will be the Foyer and Hub area in the LUMS building. Delegates who have chosen poster rather than oral presentations will be responsible for producing their own posters (please email the electronic copy to the conference chair before 20 August 2019 if delegates have chosen and paid for “Print and display of A1 poster”) and setting up the posters on the stands supplied. The conference day will close after a full day’s presentations on the 6th September.

After the conference day, a lab tour to the Engineering Department at Lancaster University will be arranged from 9:30-11:30am in the morning of Saturday 7th September. This is optional choice for the delegates. If delegates would like to join the lab tour, please register the interests when registering at the registration desk.

Campus maps

A detailed campus map can be found at:

Travel and Getting to Lancaster University

The Lancaster University campus is located three miles from the historic city of Lancaster. It is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is close to Lancashire’s beaches and the Lake District National Park. Lancaster city has a 12th-century castle, a historic canal, and several museums. Manchester and Liverpool are an hour or two from Lancaster by train while London is about 3 hours away and Glasgow/Edinburgh is around 2 hours away by train.

By rail

  • From London airports
    From Heathrow, take the Heathrow Express to Paddington station in central London, and then the London Underground to Euston station. From Gatwick, take the Gatwick Express to Victoria Station in central London and then the London Underground from to Euston Station. From Euston Station, trains depart every hour for Lancaster city from Monday to Friday (but less frequently on Saturdays and Sundays). For train times, please visit National Rail Enquiries website.
  • From Manchester Airport
    An hourly rail link runs directly between Manchester Airport and Lancaster. Journey time is just over an hour, for train times, visit National Rail Enquiries.
  • From Scotland
    There are rail link running directly between Glasgow and Lancaster and between Edinburgh and Lancaster. For train times, visit National Rail Enquiries.

By car

Leave the M6 motorway at Junction 33 and take the A6 north towards Lancaster. If using an online route planner or satnav, please note that the University postcode is LA1 4YW or LA1 4YX.

Travelling to campus

  • At Lancaster train station
    The 4 and 4X bus services operate between Lancaster Railway Station (Platform 3 exit) and Lancaster University every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday daytimes. The journey time to university campus is around 20 minutes. Taxi booking phone number is +44 (0) 1524848848.
  • In the Lancaster City
    The bus station is situated on Damside Street in the city centre and most services also stop at Common Garden Street. Service 1/1A provides a direct connection to the University every 10 minutes, Services 100, 4, 4X, 40, 41 and 42 also serve the University giving a total of 14 buses per hour from Monday to Saturday until 7pm. A less frequent service then runs daily until around midnight.

More details on directions to Lancaster University campus can be found at:

Car parking

Pay and display car parking for visitors is available on campus 24/7 and is free after 6pm and at weekends. More information about parking can be found at parking on campus. For the delegates of ICAC’19 conference, free car parking will be provided during the conference days. Please contact directly Dr Ma ( in advance for the parking permit tickets.


For further information, please contact:
Dr Xiandong Ma Tel: +44 (0)1524 593700, Email:
Miss Jie Ma (Researcher) +44 (0) 7456550731
Mr Yueqi Wu (Researcher) +44 (0) 7376047622

For more details, please download Joining Instructions for ICAC19_v2.0.pdf