The conference will be held in the Hungarian Academy of Sciences headquarter in Szeged (MAP), 170 km south-east from Budapest. It will be organized by the University of Szeged, Institute of Informatics (Árpád Tér 2.).
With 2,100 hours of sunshine each year, Szeged is called "the city of sunshine". It is the most important city on the South Great Plain and the economic, scientific and cultural centre of the region. The proximity of the three borders provides Szeged a significant strategic role both for Europe and for Hungary.
Szeged is located less than 20 km from the Romanian and Serbian borders, at the confluence of two rivers: the Maros and the Tisza. It is 170 km far from Budapest and 220 km far from Belgrade. Its population numbers more than 162,000, making Szeged the second largest provincial city in the country.
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