MBUI WG Face to Face, KaisersLautern 2012

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  • Dates: February 9th to 10th
  • Location: DFKI, Kaiserslautern, Germany

Please remember to add yourself to the list of participants at the bottom of this page.

With our charter calling for first public working drafts in March, we would like to invite you to our first face to face meeting which will take place in Kaiserslautern in Germany, and will be hosted by DFKI. Our local organizer is Moritz Kümmerling <moritz dot kuemmerling at dfki dot de>.

The proposed date of the meeting is February 9th to 10th. We realize that this is quite soon, but it is important for us to get stuck in as it will take some time and effort to go from initial submissions to first public working drafts. We are working hard to get the submissions in time! If you plan to make a submission please get in contact with the MBUI WG staff contact Dave Raggett <dsr at w3 dot org> as soon as possible!

We are expecting to provide a means for people to call in remotely if they can't be present in person. If you can't make the 9th and 10th, and would like to move the dates please let Moritz and I know and we will do our best to accommodate your request, but note that the previous week and the following two weeks are unavailable.


See: MBUI WG F2F Agenda, Kaiserslautern, February 2012

Getting to DFKI

  • Address:

DFKI GmbH, Trippstadter Strasse 122, 67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany

By Plane

It is most convenient to fly to either Frankfurt or Stuttgart. Kaiserslautern can be reached by train from both airports. Travel time from Frankfurt (M) Flughafen to Kaiserslauten Hbf is around 2 hours with a change of train at Mannheim. For schedules try

You can then take a bus or taxi to DKFI as described below:

By Bus

Leave the Central station „Kaiserslautern Hauptbahnhof“ through the main entrance. From there several Busses (115, 106) leave regularly to the station “Fraunhofer Zentrum”. For any questions an information desk is located at the main entrance of the central station.

By Taxi

Leave the Central station “Kaiserslautern Hauptbahnhof” through the main entrance and turn left. Several Taxis should be waiting there for passengers. If not you can call a taxi via the number: 0049/631/366777

By car from Mannheim

Leave the freeway at the exit towards "Kaiserslautern Centrum". At the intersection turn left into Donnersbergstraße. At the next intersection, continue straight on to the intersection Entersweilerstraße.  Now turn right and follow the Entersweilerstraße into the Barbarossastraße and Logenstraße. Past the head postal service and go further straight ahead.  Then turn left into the Trippstadter Straße, pass through the train underpass and turn right again.  At the next traffic light go straight on. The DFKI building appears after about 800 meters on the right side.

By car from Saarbrücken

Leave the freeway A6 at the exit towards "Kaiserslautern West". Continue along B270 by following the sign „Universität“ and turn right directly after crossing the bridge. Follow the B40 for about 2 km (you pass 2 traffic lights). Then turn right into Brandenburger Straße towards Stadtmitte/ Universität. Continue along Brandenburger Straße until you turn right into Trippstadter Straße. The DFKI building appears after about 800 meters on the right side.

Moritz will provide a list of hotels for your consideration along with details of how to get to the DFKI site itself. The agenda will also be put onto the wiki. Here is some initial information about DFKI:


For booking and reservations it is likely to be cheaper using booking portals for your reservation than contacting the hotel of your choice directly. Such booking portals are e.g. www.booking.com or www.hotels.de or www.trivago.de

ALCATRAZ Hotel at Japanese Garden
Price: ca. 62 € per night including breakfastn
Distance to DFKI: ca. 3.6 kmn
Website: http://www.hotel-alcatraz.de/

Novotel Kaiserslautern
Price: ca. 64 € per night including breakfast
Distance to DFKI: ca. 3.7 km
Website: http://www.novotel.com/de/hotel-5399-novotel-kaiserslautern/index.shtml

Hotel Bremerhof
Price: ca. 64 € per night including breakfast
Distance to DFKI: ca. 4.7 km
Website: http://bremerhof-kl.de/modx/

City Hotel Kaiserslautern
Price: ca. 65 € per night including breakfast
Distance to DFKI: ca. 2.5 km
Website: http://www.city-hotel-kaiserslautern.de/

Design Hotel Zollamt
Price: ca. 98 € per night including breakfast
Distance to DFKI: 1.3 km
Website: http://www.hotel-zollamt.de/rooms.html

SAKS Urban Design Hotel
Price: ca. 99 € per night including breakfast
Distance to DFKI: 3.1 km
Website: http://sakshotels.com/

Registered Participants

Please add your name and affiliation here. If you have special dietary requirements, please remember to contact Moritz Kümmerling (see email address above).

  • Dave Raggett, W3C
  • Gerrit Meixner, DFKI
  • Marc Seissler, DFKI
  • Moritz Kuemmerling, DFKI
  • Marius Orfgen, DFKI
  • Nikolaos Kaklanis, CERTH/ITI
  • Javier Rodriguez, CTIC
  • Kai Breiner, Fraunhofer IESE
  • Paolo Bottoni, University "La Sapienza" Rome
  • Ran Zhang, Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Stefan Henning, University of Dresden
  • Vivian Genaro Motti, Université catholique de Louvain
  • François Beuvens, Université catholique de Louvain
  • Jean Vanderdonckt, Université catholique de Louvain
  • Benoît Michel, Université catholique de Louvain
  • Fabio Paternò, CNR-ISTI
  • Carmen Santoro, CNR-ISTI
  • Lucio Davide Spano, CNR-ISTI
  • Jaroslav Pullmann, Fraunhofer FIT

Remote participation:

  • Gaelle Calvary, Grenoble INP
  • Joelle Coutaz, UJF
  • Cristina Gonzalez, CTIC
  • Ignacio Marin, CTIC
  • Jan Van den Bergh, IBBT
  • Sebastian Feuerstack, UFSCar
  • Simone DJ Barbosa, PUC Rio de Janeiro