Conference Venue

Université libre de Bruxelles (Solbosch Campus)

MDM 2024 takes place at Université libre de Bruxelles (Solbosch Campus).

Main conference in Building S (Day 2, 3, and 4)
Workshop in Building R42, level 5 (Day 1)
- rooms for workshops: R42.5.110, R42.5.103, R42.5.107
- rooms for advanced seminars: R42.4.502
- rooms for PhD forum: R42.5.110
- rooms for MobiSpaces: R42.4.502

Note that each room, auditorium, and office is referenced by a code:
Building – Level – Door number
Example: Building U – Level 3 – Office 215: U.3.215

The Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) was founded in 1834 under the principle of the libre examen and is regularly cited among the top 150 universities in world ranking. It has won 6 scientific Nobel prizes (the most recent in 2018) and is composed of 12 faculties, 40 undergraduate programmes, 250 graduate programmes, and about 35,000 students.

In 1921, the ULB established itself in Solbosch when the city of Brussels offered the university a site. From the 1950s, the campus was greatly expanded due to the increasing number of students. Since 2002, FOSDEM has been held on the Solbosch Campus.


Brussels is the capital of Belgium, and its biggest city, with a population of 1 million people. Some main reasons to visit Brussels are:

1. Brussels is rich in history, architecture, gastronomy (waffle, assorted beers, chocolates, etc), and culture (The Smurfs, comics, etc). The city have very many beautiful buildings and museums to explore.

2. Brussels is the capital of the European Union. Most of the EU building exist in one neighborhood close to city center, called The European District.

Temperature: during the conference dates, we are likely to have nice summer weather, around 25 degrees and a mix of sun and rain. If not raining, the weather is excellent for outdoor walks and activities.

Language: The Brussels-Capital Region has two official languages: French and Dutch. English is also widely used in daily life.

download walking routes around campus

Practical Information

Internet Access

The conference venue provides eduroam connection. For those without access to eduroam, a temporary account can be requested via GuestRoam.

Steps to Request a Temporary Account:

1. Visit GuestRoam.
2. Add the following details along with your personal information:
- Institution you wish to visit: "Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)"
- Department / Event you wish to visit: "ResULB"
- Contact person in the institution: "Gilles Dejaegere ("

Telegram channel for announcements

We have a Telegram channel for announcements throughout the conference. If you wish to join, here is the link:

Public Transport

Tickets for public transport can be bought on ticket machines. You can also directly use contactless payment to buy tickets onboard. Fares can be found here.

Important: Buses/Trams don't automatically stop at each stop, so when it is near your destination, press the blue button by your seat to notify the driver that you will get off at the next stop.

Other frequently asked questions for bus tickets


The banquet on Wednesday evening will be in Restaurant Vincent and starts around 19:30.


Zaventem (BRU) Airport

The Zaventem (BRU) airport is well connected to the city with the public train and bus lines. To get to the ULB Solbosch Campus, you can do the following:

1. Walk 3 minutes to the bus stop "Brussels Airport", then take the bus line#12 to the bus stop "Trone".

2. From the bus stop "Trone", take the bus line#71 to the bus stop "ULB", or take the bus line#95 to the bus stop "Cim. d'Ixelles" (then walk 10 minutes).

If you want to take trains, you can do the following:

1. Take any train and get off at the train station "Brussels Central Station", then take the bus line#71 to the bus stop "ULB".

Train tickets can be bought at the ticket machine or on the app "SNCB" (set destination as "Brussels Centraal").

Charleroi (CRL) Airport

The Charleroi airport is for budget and charter traveling and 46 km south of central Brussels. To get to the ULB Solbosch Campus, you can do the following:

1. Take Flibco Bus (around 50 minutes) to Brussels Midi Station. Departures are every 20 minutes. Tickets can be bought on the app "".

2. From the Brussels Midi Station, walk 7 minutes to the bus stop "Gare Du Midi", then take metro line#2 or line#6 to the bus stop "Porte de Namur".

3. Then take the bus line#71 to the bus stop "ULB", yeah! Arrived!


The conference organizers have not arranged special deals with specific hotels, but Brussels, a prominent hub for tourism and business, offers a wide range of accommodation options at various price. Given the city's excellent public transportation network, attendees can comfortably choose accommodations across different areas.

We particularly recommend considering accommodations in the neighborhood around Avenue Louise, near the ULB Solbosch campus. This area offers a selection of quality hotels and is situated close to the conference venue, as well as tourist attractions (e.g. the Royal Palace of Brussels and the Église Notre-Dame du Sablon), providing a perfect balance of convenience for conference activities and opportunities to explore the city.

Below, you can find a list of hotels in the Avenue Louise area. The choice of hotel, however, remains at the discretion of the participants. As June is a high season for tourism in Brussels, we encourage attendees to book their accommodation as soon as possible to ensure availability.
- Le Louise Hotel Brussels - MGallery (*****)
- Steigenberger Wiltcher's (*****)
- Hotel Barsey by Warwick (****)
- Hotel Avenue Louise Brussels (****)
- NH Stephanie (****)
- Hotel Agenda Louise (***)