Call for Abstracts April 15, 2012
Registration opens June 15, 2012
Deadline for submission of ideas and/or organisation of practitioner sessions and science-practice interaction sessions closed
Deadline for abstracts closed
Acceptance as oral or poster presentation December 15, 2012
Early bird ends
(final extension)
January 23, 2013
Conference March 18 – 20, 2013

Conference Fees

  On site
  registration fee
(payment on site)
Regular *) 450
Students ****) 250

The registration fees are understood PLUS 19% VAT.

Presenting authors (oral or poster) are kindly requested to register before December 17, 2012 to ensure that their contribution will be included in the Book of Abstracts. Papers will be withdrawn from the Book of Abstracts and from the Conference Programme if the presenting author has not registered and paid the registration fee. Please don't forget to indicate whether you intend to give an oral or poster presentation upon registration.

*) The registration fee is in EUR and includes all coffee breaks, lunches and the book of abstracts as PDF file. The registration fee does NOT include the accommodation fee. A personal badge will provide access to all scientific sessions and social events.

****) Student identification card and a statement from your institution documenting your current involvement in a Masters or Ph.D. programme should be sent with a copy of your registration.

Terms and conditions

Invoice / payment

After registration, we will send you an invoice (PDF file) with information on payment methods. All fees are payable in advance of the conference and in EURO (EUR). Possible bank charges have to be paid by the participant.

Please note: A copy of the bank transfer order form should be sent.

In order to take advantage of the early bird rates ( Deadline: December 30, 2012 ), payments have to be received by January 15, 2013.


Cancellations must be made in writing to TuTech and received by fax, mail or email. For cancellations made before December 30, 2012 a cancellation fee of EURO 75 will be charged. In the case of cancellations after December 30, 2012 the full registration fee will be charged. It is of course possible to name a substitute participant. In case your abstract is rejected the full registration fee will be refunded.

Conference office

TuTech Innovation GmbH
ECCA 2013
Ms Gerlinde Loebkens
Harburger Schlossstrasse 6-12
21079 Hamburg

Fon: +49 40 76629-6551
Fax: +49 40 76629-6559

Hamburg at a glance

The world is at home in Hamburg, for centuries trade and shipping have ensured a climate of openness to the world in this city on the water. Hamburg is well known for its world-famous port for cargo ships as well as for cruise liners, which is located right in the centre of the city. Of special interest is Hamburg’s red-brick architecture. You will find a lot of museums and a wide range of concerts and musicals as well as various theatres and an opera.
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Hamburg was awarded the title of European Green Capital for 2011. As much as 14% of the city area is made up of green spaces and recreational areas.

The conference will take place in the centre of Hamburg on the campus of the University of Hamburg which is near the long-distance-rail station Dammtor offering links to all of Germany as well as a connection by metro to the airport.

Come to Hamburg!

Arrival - by air, rail, road

All routes lead to Hamburg

Whether by air, rail or road – Hamburg has excellent traffic links with the whole world. Hamburg Airport offers direct international connections to Europe, America, Africa and Asia. To reach the conference by public transport from the airport, take the “S-Bahn” S1 to Hauptbahnhof and change to S11, S21 or S31 on the other side of the platform. Leave train at Dammtor ( 1 stop).

Arrival by air:

With its long long-distance rail stations, Hauptbahnhof (centre) and Dammtor (centre) / near the venue of the conference, Hamburg is perfectly embedded in the European high-speed train network.

Arrival by rail:

Hamburg is also a north German hub for road traffic. South Germany and Scandinavia can be quickly be reached from the Hamburg metropolitan region by the A7 motorway, while the A1 (Lübeck-Bremen-The Ruhr) links Hamburg with the Baltic Sea and West Germany, the A24 leads to Berlin and Eastern Europe and the A23 (towards Heide) directly to the North Sea.

Conference Venue

University of Hamburg
Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1
20146 Hamburg

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Provisional room reservations have been made at selected hotels located adjacent to the event. Please note that hotel reservations should be handled individually by each participant.

To ensure availability, reservations should be made as soon as possible.

To obtain the reduced rates below, mention the congress keyword "ECCA" upon reservation.

Hotels near the event (5-20 min walk to the conference venue):

  • Hotel Heimhude Hamburg
    Heimhuder Straße 16
    20148 Hamburg
    Phone: +49 (0) 40 41 33 30 0
    Fax: +49 (0) 40 41 3330 40
    Single Room: 80,00 € (excl. breakfast)
    icon_s-bahn.gif Station: Dammtor
  • Mercure Hotel Hamburg
    Schröderstiftstraße 3
    20146 Hamburg
    Phone: +49 (0) 40 450690
    Fax: +49 (0) 40 450691000
    Single Room: 85,00 - 99,00 € (excl. breakfast)
    icon_s-bahn.gif icon_u-bahn.gif Station: Sternschanze
  • NH Hamburg Norge
    Schäferkampsallee 49
    20357 Hamburg
    Phone: +49 (0) 40 441150
    Fax: +49 (0) 40 44115577
    Single Room: 89,00 € (excl. breakfast)
    icon_s-bahn.gif icon_u-bahn.gif Station: Sternschanze
  • Hotel Alster-Hof
    Esplanade 12
    20354 Hamburg
    Phone: +49 (0) 40 35 0070
    Fax: +49 (0) 40 35 007514
    Single Room: 90,00 € (incl. breakfast)
    icon_s-bahn.gif Station: Dammtor
  • Mövenpick Hotel Hamburg‎
    Sternschanze 6
    20357 Hamburg
    Phone: +49 (0) 40 3344110
    Fax: +49 (0) 403344113333
    Single Room: € 129,00 (excl. breakfast)
    icon_s-bahn.gif icon_u-bahn.gif Station: Sternschanze
  • Hotel Amsterdam
    Moorweidenstr. 34
    20146 Hamburg
    Phone: +49 (0) 40 44 11 11- 0
    Fax: +49 (0) 40 456 820
    Single Room: 149,00 € (excl. breakfast)
    icon_s-bahn.gif Station: Dammtor
  • Elysée Hotel
    Rothenbaumchaussee 10
    20148 Hamburg
    Phone: +49 (0) 40 41 41 2 - 0
    Fax: +49 (0) 40 41 41 2 - 733
    Single Room: 150,00 (excl. breakfast)
    icon_s-bahn.gif Station: Dammtor

Hotels near the Central station:

The following hotels are just suggestions, please check up availability:

  • Night Lodge Hostel
    Bundesstrasse 8
    20146 Hamburg
    Phone: +49 (0) 40 411 88 30 33
    Fax: +49 (0) 40 411 88 30 44
    Single Room: 55,00 € (excl. breakfast)
    icon_s-bahn.gif Station: Dammtor
  • Hotel Panorama Hamburg-Harburg ****
    Harburger Ring 8-10
    21073 Hamburg
    Phone: +49 (0) 40 76695-0
    Fax: +49 (0) 40 76695-183
    Single Room: 84,00 (incl. breakfast)
    icon_s-bahn.gif Station: Harburg Rathaus

For further information please contact:

  • HAMBURG Tourismus GmbH
    Steinstraße 7
    20095 Hamburg
    Phone: +49 (0) 40 30051 300
    Fax: +49 (0) 40 30051 333

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