From 29th July to
3rd August, 2018
> Montpellier, France


Conference place

The conference will be held in Montpellier at the Corum conference center. Montpellier is a central place in the south of France at 15’ tramway from the Mediterranean sea. It is 150 km from Marseille and 350 km from Monaco (East), 350 km from Barcelona (South-West), and 250 km from Toulouse (West). Montpellier is the 8th largest and the fastest growing city in France. It has 300 days of sunshine a year on average. According to the New York Times, Montpellier was unique French city within 45 destinations to go in 2012.
(The Corum - Esplanade Charles De Gaulle - BP 2220 - 34000 Montpellier - Visit website)

Montpellier is the capital of the Region Languedoc-Roussilon to which belong 6 sites of the UNESCO world heritage (see the site Destination Sud de France).

Montpellier is a capital of the culture with 2 operas, a national orchestra, numerous theaters, one of the most beautiful museums of Europe (Fabre museum), numerous international festivals (dance, cinema, music).
Montpellier has the eldest faculty of the western world still in activity. It is the 5th research city in France. The two universities and several research institutes host nearly 70000 students.


Montpellier is easily accessible by air, train and car:

A developing international airport
Montpellier Méditerranée Airport is located about a 15-minutes drive from the town center.

Every year between 3 and 4 new cities are added to the airport destinations. Passengers were about 1.500.000 in 2015 and 2.500.000 are expected by 2020.

The airport offers a mix of legacy and low cost companies and is served by 17 airlines: AirFrance, SAS, Germania, British Airways, Aer Lingus, Eurowings, KLM, Easyjet, Ryanair, Air Algerie, Royal Air Maroc, Air Arabia,, Transavia, Volotea, Chalair, Hop!

Airport shuttle
The airport shuttle is an easy link between the Montpellier city center and the airport, with a journey time of 15 minutes. The airport shuttle departure is easily reachable from the train station or the different hotels via tramway (T1 or T4).
Information NAVETTE

Direct flights:
- Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Alger, Oran

Direct flights to 4 international hubs :
- 2 hubs in France : Paris & Lyon (450 flights to 20 countries)
- 2 hubs in Europe : Amsterdam to Asia and North America & Madrid to Latin America, Africa, Spain and the Islands

Air France
Attractive discounts on a wide range of fares on all Air France and KLM flights worldwide.
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Event : ICPS 2018
Event ID Code to keep for the booking: 32534AF
Valid Departure Dates : 29/07/2018 - 03/08/2018

The train station and all other forms of transport (trams, bus, taxi) are all just a stone’s throw away from the city center!

TGV and RENFE: Direct access right to the heart of Montpellier!
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Cities Travel time
Marseille 1h30
Lyon 1h35
Toulouse 2h10
Barcelona 2h30
Paris 3h15
Geneva 3h48
Nice 4h10
Bordeaux 4h16
Lille 4h45
Brussels 5h08

Montpellier is served by A9/ A709 and A75 motorways.

  • Sortie Nord (28): access to the Amazonian Greenhouse, Lunaret Zoo, hospitals and universities.
  • Sortie Est (29): access to the historical center, Montpellier Tourist Office, Le Corum Conference Center, Millénaire business district, Zénith Sud auditorium, Odysseum leisure and shopping center, and the Montpellier Arena & Exhibition Center
  • Sortie Ouest (30): access to Yves du Manoir stadium, La Mosson stadium
  • Sortie Sud (31): access to the Montpellier Saint-Roch train station ("gare" in French)
  • Competent motor coach suppliers

For huge events, each company may work together to provide as many coaches as required.

4 tramway lines serve Montpellier and 6 surrounding cities :

  • line 1 (blue with swallows) from Mosson to Odysseum,
  • line 2 (colorful flowers) from Jacou to Saint Jean de Védas.
  • line 3 designed by Christian Lacroix, from Juvignac to Lattes and Pérols (nearby the sea)
  • line 4a and 4b (launched in 2016) designed by Christian Lacroix (town center of Montpellier)

The Lines 1, 2 and 4 go through to the Corum


City network of bicycles rental stations Connected to other soft transports (bus, tramway)

TaM Vélomagg’ Bicycle rental offers from Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole : nearly 50 bike stations to enjoy some 120 km of bike paths. Discover the city by bike! Rental station available at the Montpellier Tourist Office. Vélomagg self-service bike rentals gives you access to bicycles 24 hours a day, every day, for up to 24 consecutive hours. more information : TAM Agencies

plan*Green line : Bicycle path

Looking for a local taxi, please dial: +33 4 67 52 10 10
T.R.A.M. Taxi will quickly find you a taxi
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The federation of taxis of the 34 is aware of the important flows during the congress to allow you to easily find a taxi


Place de la Comédie city, center of Montpellier

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December 2017
Abstract submission
Registration opening
19 March 2018
Deadline abstract submission
15 May 2018
Notification of acceptance
28 May 2018
Late News – Abstract submission plateform Reopened
11 June 2018
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