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ECIW 2012
5-6 July, Laval, France
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Venue and Other Useful Information

Registered participants will receive specific joining instructions two weeks before the conference. In the meantime, we hope you find the following, more general, information helpful.

Conference location

38 rue des Dr Calmette et Guerin 53000
Laval France

Tel: +33 243 594 609 Fax +33 243 594 602

Click here to see the conference venue details on a Googlemap or type ECIW 2012 France into Google Maps.

University information

ESIEA, recognised by the State, authorised by the CTI (a government body for quality assurance in graduate engineering schools) and a member of CGE (Conférence des Grandes Ecoles), has built its reputation on transferring knowledge, know-how and life skills to its future graduates, enabling them to enter their first position swiftly and to develop their career in a continuously changing world.

We are proud of the quality and diversity of our 6,200 graduates’ career paths and this confirms that our school is firmly in touch with reality.  The Alumni, who have been owners of the school since 1986, are involved with the  students in different years, enabling them to benefit from their expertise, experience and their professional networks.

ESIEA has developed a renowned capability for research and especially with the Operational Cryptology and virology lab regarding cyberwarfare techniques. ESIEA Laval is also hosting the only one-year technical teaching (specialized master) in active computer security and cyberwarfare techniques. More info here

Conference accommodation

Conference accommodation in Laval is provided by the Hôtel Ibis "le relais d'Armor". The ACI support team will be staying at this hotel. Should there be a requirement for ground transport to the conference dinner, this hotel will be the pickup and drop off point. Google estimates the Hotel to be about 1.4Km from the conference venue and an 18 minute walk. Note: There is a limited availability at the hotel so it is advisable to book well in advance. Reservations received after 4th May 2012 are subject to availability.

Conference dinner venue

The dinner venue for ECIW 2012 is at Le Bistro de Paris in Laval. Your place at the conference dinner is included in your registration fee.


General information

Laval is located on the River Mayenne in the région called the Pays de la Loire in north-west central France (around the Loire Valley). It is the centre of an urban area of about 100,000 inhabitants. The town is historically a manufacturer of fine linens, and there are also foundries. Laval is also home of the Laval and Mayenne Technology Park, where firms working in electronics, computing and peripherals, food technology, veterinary pharmaceuticals, virtual reality, audiovisual productions, patents, marketing and a resource centre are all to be found in modern buildings.

It is also an important centre for the dairy industry, producing cheeses, UHT milk, and yoghurt.

There is a market in the town centre every Tuesday and Saturday, held near the Palais de Justice.

The Gare de Laval railway station offers connections with Le Mans, Rennes, Paris and several regional destinations.,_Mayenne

Getting to the conference


Plane = Paris Charles de Gaulle airport and then TGV (Fast train) from the Airport to Laval

(two hours and thirty minutes)


The Laval train station is in center of the city so reaching hotels from it is very simple (taxi fare

around 10 euros)


You can also land in Paris Charles de Gaulle and take a car to Laval (approximatively three hours by cars)

using the motorway (A11)

Local transportation


Climate in conference month

The average temperature range in July is 21oC with a range of 13 – 31oC. You can see a current 5 day forecast here

Currency and exchange rates

Click here for up to date currency exchange rates

Time zone

In July, Laval is which is GMT/UTC+1 Click here for details

Dialling codes

Click here to find the International Dialing Code

Other useful links

Tourist information website for city and other useful links.

Airport parking and airport hotels - car parking at Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted, Manchester and all major UK airports



Last updated  6 July 2012




Some images courtesy of Wikipedia Commons













ESIEA campus

over the Mayenne

View of the old town

Modern facilities





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