Research Institute for Symbolic Computation
Johannes Kepler University Linz

21st International Conference on
Formal Power Series
Algebraic Combinatorics

July 20-24, 2009, Hagenberg, Austria
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The Castle of Hagenberg & Linz

The conference site is the Softwarepark Hagenberg centered around RISC. RISC, the Research Institute for Symbolic Computation, is an institute of the Johannes Kepler University in Linz. It is located in the Castle of Hagenberg, a romantic medieval castle amidst the lovely, hilly landscape of the Mühlviertel 20 km north east of Linz, the regional capital of Upper Austria, located halfway between Salzburg and Vienna.

Linz is European Capital of Culture 2009.

More information about RISC can be found on the institute website and in this folder.


  • at Hagenberg: For your convenience we offer to handle room reservation together with registration. Such rooms (good quality rooms with Internet access) will be booked at the Hotel Sommerhaus in Hagenberg, 5 minutes walking distance from the conference venue. The price is 34 Euro per person per night, including breakfast.

    NOTE: These rooms at the Hotel Sommerhaus in Hagenberg will be available by Saturday, July 18, from 2 p.m. on.

Note that because of Linz being European Capital of Culture 2009, there might be a shortage of available hotel rooms in Linz.


Arrival: Hagenberg is quite well accessible by public transportation, see the RISC site How to reach us. In addition, for FPSAC participants there will be free shuttle busses organized from the airport via Linz main train station to Hagenberg:

DayAirport LinzMain Train StationHagenberg
Saturday19:45 20:15 20:45
Sunday14:30 15:00 15:30
Sunday19:45 20:15 20:45

At the airport, and also at the main train station, there will be a person from RISC guiding you to the busses.

Note that the ATM machines in Hagenberg operate between 06:00-24:00 and accept only Maestro and Mastercard.

Departure: On Saturday July 25, 2009, a morning and an early afternoon bus from Hagenberg to Linz main train station and Linz Airport will be organized. Times will be fixed during the conference.