General information



October 21 – 25, 2018


Mont des Arts/Kunstberg

1000 Brussel, Belgium


The official language of the meeting is English.
All abstract submissions and presentations must be submitted in English. There will be no simultaneous interpretation offered.


Approximately 1500 participants expected.



The official currency is Euro. Cash machines are available throughout the whole city centre of Brussels.


In case of emergencies, or for first-aid service during the conference, please contact the staff at the registration desk.

Language in Belgium

There are 3 official languages spoken in Belgium: Dutch, French and German with English as the 4th unofficial language.

Local customs

Brussels is a very cosmopolitan city. The inhabitants are used to encountering people from many different cultures, and are open-minded and friendly. Travellers should keep in mind a few customs and practices common in Brussels: One stands on the right-hand side of the escalator; kissing and public displays of affection are permitted in public; dogs are allowed into most restaurants; cars may cut pedestrians’ way in front of crosswalks, so exercise caution when crossing.

Safety information

Brussels is a safe city for tourists. There is petty crime such as pickpocketing at airports, train stations and crowded streets around the central square and Manneken Pis. Some neighbourhoods should be avoided by tourists especially at night.


It is customary to include a small tip in larger hotels and restaurants. In case of an extraordinary service one can give an additional amount of 5 to 10 percent of the invoiced amount.

Travel Health

Medical treatment in Belgium is excellent. There are no particular precautions to take before travelling into Belgium. Tap water can be drunk.


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