20TH EUROPEAN Conference
on Modelling and Simulation

ECMS 2006
(formerly referred to as 'SCS-ESM')

May 28th - 31st, 2006
Bonn, Germany


The conference will be held at Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Sankt Augustin.

The University is located in the metropolitan area that encompasses the cities of Cologne, Bonn, Sankt Augustin, and Siegburg at, or close to the Rhine river. It is situated about 10 kilometres to the east from the city centre of Bonn and about 28 kilometres to the south from the city of Cologne (map).

Founded in 1995 Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences still is a young university with about 3,700 students enrolled. Its foundation is one of the results of a financial support given to the region for compensating the move of the federal government from Bonn to Berlin aiming at a transition of the region into one that hosts science and technology.

Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences is part of a network of cooperating institutions of higher education and research centres all located in this region, e.g.,

just to mention some of them. Moreover, the region hosts, e.g., the headquarter of German Telecom one of its biggest employer and last but not least several organisations of the United Nations.


The City of Bonn

Bonn is one of the oldest cities in Germany. Evolved at the place of a fortress erected by the Romans in 10 B.C., it was a baroque residence and captial city of the Electors of Cologne, It is hosts the birthplace of the famous composer Ludwig van Beethoven and the Friedrich Wilhelm University founded in 1818. From 1949 until 1989 it was the German Federal Capital. In addition to many places to visit and to stay in the city centre within walking distance from the hotel Bonn, e.g., wine bars and restaurants, there are a number of interesting museums lined up along the so-called Museums Meile. The web site of Bonn tourist office provides further information (After clicking one of the items in the top row visitors of the web site can switch to English language.)

For all kinds of information about the city of Bonn (transportation, hotels, maps, attractions etc.) please visit the web site www.bonn-region.de . Change the language to English. Please click the pull-down menu travel Information and select Brochures. From that web page you can download a very useful City Guide with much information and many nice photographs. It is a PDF file of 5.4MB size. Furthermore, a map of the city of Bonn is provided at http://www.hot-maps.de/europe/germany/nrw/bonn/homeen.html.
Those who know a bit of German language may find some useful information about the city of Siegburg and also some nice images of that small city close to Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University by visiting the web site www.Siegburg.de.

Page created by M.-M. Seidel Last update 18-05-06
© Copyright ECMS - All Rights Reserved