ECCWS Practical Information

Registered participants will receive specific joining instructions two weeks before the conference. In the meantime, we hope you find the following, more general, ECCWS 2018 Practical Information helpful.

Conference Location

University of Chester
Parkgate Road Chester
CH1 4BJ
+44 (0)1244 511000

https://www1.chester.ac.uk/learning-site/parkgate-road-campus-chester

University Information

Established in 1839, the University of Chester is one of the oldest Higher Education institutions in the country. Today, it is a 21st century university that is still guided by the principles that founded the institution. Open, inclusive and supportive, the university is committed to creating an outstanding learning experience and supporting every student to reach their full potential. Founded by no fewer than two 19th-century Prime Ministers and an Archbishop of Canterbury, Chester’s bespoke buildings were the first in the country to be specifically designed for the professional training of teachers. Originally based on one campus in Chester, there are now five sites in Chester, a campus in Warrington and University Centre Shrewsbury. Further to this, the Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Science is located at University Centre Reaseheath in Nantwich.

Although each campus shares the same core University values, the diverse range of specialist learning sites available across the region all play a significant role in shaping students’ own Chester story. At the University of Chester, as part of the Department of Computer Science, we offer a Bachelor's course in Cybersecurity and a Conversion Master's course in Cybersecurity.  The latter is popular with professionals and is a very intense course.  The course offers a broad and holistic understanding of cybersecurity as well as its impact on business whilst also allowing students to rapidly develop their knowledge, skills, and expertise in a number of technical subjects from Software Exploitation and Security, Digital Forensics and Incident Response, and also Penetration Testing and Active Defence.  One third of the Master's is research wherein the student is given one-to-one supervision to develop an area of expertise within Cybersecurity.

Local Information

Cheshire, a truly ingenious corner of the UK where free-thinking minds have flourished and where scientific research, discovery and application – and no little ambition – have changed the world. Chester is a classic, contemporary city bursting with must see treasures and 2000 years of history. The ancient city is a truly breath-taking experience. Each chapter of Chester's history is etched into the very fabric of the city. Its bewitching beauty and unique atmosphere make Chester one of Britain's most popular places for an unforgettable short break. https://www.visitcheshire.com/

https://www1.chester.ac.uk/undergraduate/student-life/chester

Getting to ECCWS

The recommended entry airports are: Manchester International: https://www.manchesterairport.co.uk/ Liverpool John Lennon Airport: https://www.liverpoolairport.com/ Both have direct flights from most European airports, many South America cities and major US East Coast hubs, as well as one-hop routes from most African and Asian connections.

It is possible to get to the venue from both airports by road, train and bus and takes a similar amount of times.  Road - 40 minutes, train – 1hr 45 minutes. 

Bus:
from Manchester takes 1hr 10 minutes and from Liverpool approximately 2 hours as there is no direct route.

Taxi Services in Chester
Tel01244 421024
Website:  https://www.taxis-in-chester.co.uk/

Liverpool Airport approximately £48 each way from Chester. Manchester Airport approximately £54 going out from Chester. Chester Station to the University of Chester approximately £10 one way

Conference Accommodation

Suggested local hotels can be seen in the table below.

The designated Conference Hotel for ECCWS will be the Premier Inn, Chester City Centre. This is usually where pre-conference drinks are held and where any transportation required for the conference dinner will leave from.  We do not currently have any special arrangements with local hotels.

However, competitive prices can be found online with booking agents such as booking.com

 

Key Locations

The venue location for the 19th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security ECCWS 2020 Chester, UK is shown on this google map.