May we introduce to you – The University City of Siegen!
With a population of more than 105,000 citizens, Siegen is the economical and cultural center of the district of Siegen-Wittgenstein. Located in the south Westphalian part of the North Rhine-Westphalia, Hessen and Rhineland-Palatinate, the city is service and administrative center, university town and one of Germany's greenest cities with an urban catchment of about 600,000 people.
The city's history is markedly shaped by mining, which locally began as far back as La Tène times. Bearing witness to this long time industry are the many mines that can be found within city limits. In 1224, Siegen was firstly mentioned as a newly built town. The long tradition of mining in Siegen ended in the 1960s, when the last pits were closed. Siegen offers a metropolitan cultural programme: Historic sites, top-class theater and cultural events in the new Apollo-Theater and the rebuilt Siegerlandhalle and cabaret performances in the LYZ. Besides, there are alternating art exhibitions in the urban galleries.
Siegen is stronghold of education and culture in south Westphalia. You may find many museums, churches, galleries and other cultural highlights here.
Siegen is a city undergoing transformation. The face of the university city has changed significantly and been rejuvenated. Because on the one hand, during the 2013 “Südwestfalen Regionale” structural development program and the “Siegen – zu neuen Ufern” (Siegen – New Riverside) project, the Sieg river underwent clearing and ecological restoration. New recreational areas have been constructed on its banks. On the other hand, with the new “Unteres Schloss” Campus, the university has arrived in the heart of the city. Siegen is the urban center of the region of South Westphalia.
Since September 2016 the amazing 'Siegen zu neuen Ufern' has been inaugurated, this is a new and stunning stair area overlooking the Sieg river and a trendy hang-out for the locals as well as visitors.
We recommend strongly that in case you have some free time that you visit the old town (Siegen Alt Stadt) to really experience the local atmosphere and enjoy some traditional German food and beer.
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The Hübbelbummler ("Hübbel") is a two-storey nostalgia bus that connects the suburbs to the upper town. It starts at the ZOB from Siegen and goes to Kochsecke, Obergraben, Löhrstraße, Marburger Straße, Hinterstrasse, Schußwende, Kohlbettstraße, Kölner Tor. Via Hindenburgstraße, the bus returns to the Siegen ZOB.
The University of Siegen is a young university. It was founded in 1972 as one of five new comprehensive universities in North Rhine-Westphalia and in 2003, the Siegen Comprehensive University was named the University of Siegen. But: however brief the history of the university appears to be at first glance, Siegen’s tradition as the site of notable educational institutions extends back into the 16th century. In 1536, William the Rich, the Count of Nassau, delegated to the Saxon educator and theologian Erasmus Sarcerius the reconstitution of the Siegen Latin school, similar to a Gymnasium (university preparatory school) today. In the years 1595 to 1599 and 1606 to 1609, the “Universa Schola Nassovica Sigenensis,” the “High School” of the state of Nassau, was established within the walls of the city.
Today, the University of Siegen is a modern, medium-sized university in the center of the tri-state area of North Rhine-Westphalia, Hessen and Rhineland-Palatinate. It conducts high-quality basic research and knowledge-oriented applied research. External (third party) funding has been continuously increasing. A high level of teaching quality goes hand-in-hand with this, and it is characterized by close ties between theory and practice, and a good staff-student ratio.
CoSeRa’s host: ZESS@University of Siegen
The Center for Sensorsystems (ZESS) at the University of Siegen forms an interdisciplinary research institution of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering featuring the participation of researchers from the departments of Electrial Engineering/Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
ZESS cover the complete sensor information chain from the development of novel types of (2D/3D( sensors, continuing with novel and powerful sensor signal processing (potentially already integrated in hardware with the sensor element up to high level information extraction depending on the application under consideration.
The 6 main application domains of ZESS scientific work: Material & Structural Analysis (in form of e.g. x-ray imaging of nanostructures or structural health monitoring buildings and infrastructures), Mobility and Autonomy (e.g. autonomous driving, ambient assistant living), Smart Production (Industry 4.0, IOT), Environmental Sensing (e.g. Synthetic Aperture Radar, 2D/3D (TOF) imaging), Personal Health and Lifestyle (sensor systems for medical assistance and surgical operations), Safety and Security (e.g. THz material scanners, subsurface inspection systems) with their individually intrinsic broadness of applications reveal the enormous impact of sensors and sensor systems on nearly every aspect of life. In fact sensors and sensor systems may be celebrated as the true winners of a silent revolution.
The conference will take place at the Alfred Schaber auditory (building I) and at the Center for Sensorsystems of the University of Siegen (building H), which is located at the Paul-Bonatz-Straße 9 - 11.
TravelArriving by plane
The next airports are:
- Airport Cologne/Bonn (95 km to Siegen)
- Airport Frankfurt (134 km to Siegen)
- Airport Düsseldorf (137 km to Siegen)
Connection to Siegen from all airports by train (Deutsche Bahn).Arriving by train
You can reach Siegen by train, passing the following stations:
- Frankfurt a.M.
Time tables and tickets: Deutsche Bahn.Arriving by car
You can reach Siegen by either of two autobahn routes, on the A45 (Dortmund – Giessen/Frankfurt) or the A 4 (Cologne – Olpe).
To access all university sites from the Giessen/Frankfurt direction, leave the A45 at junction 21 (Siegen/Netphen) and take the B54N/B62N urban expressway ('Hüttentalstrasse': HTS). Follow the signs for 'Universität'.
Coming from Cologne, stay on the A4 at the intersection 'Olpe-Süd' (from the Dortmund direction, leave the A45 at 'Olpe-Süd' and join the A4) in the direction of Kreuztal/Siegen-Nord. This merges into the urban expressway B54 ('Hüttentalstrasse').
There are some rooms reserved for the CoSeRa2018. Please contact the hotels directly.
Holiday Inn Express
Holiday Inn Express Siegen
Patmos Hotel Siegen
H+ Hotel Siegen
H+ Hotel Siegen ****
Hotel Pfeffermühle Siegen
• Shuttle-Service will be provided between H+ Hotel, Holiday Express, Hotel Pfeffermühle, Hotel Patmos and the University.
• Furthermore all participants will receive a complimentary “go as you please ticket” for all buses within the City of Siegen.