Service & Contact
The Conference Office is located on the ground floor of the Seminar Building (Seminargebäudes), opening hours daily from 8:00 to 18:30.
This is where registration takes place; the conference office is always staffed during opening hours and our assistants are happy to answer your questions.
Registration is open daily from 8:00 to 18:30 at the Conference Office.
During registration, you will pick up your name badge and additional conference documents including a printed program.
The confirmation of participation will be available for download in ConfTool from September 18th (and will not be handed out during registration).
Luggage, Wardrobe, Lost & Found
Please use University of Cologne’s (free) coat check and luggage storage on the ground floor of the Main Building (Hauptgebäude). Please note that we cannot take any liability. (Unfortunately, neither coats nor luggage can be accepted/stored in the Conference Office.)
There are also small coin lockers on the ground foor of the Seminar Building (Seminargebäude).
Lost property can be handed in/picked up at the Conference Office.
Free drinks and snacks will be served in the Seminar Building (Seminargebäude) during coffee breaks.
Lunch will not be organized centrally. However, we strongly recommend the Bistro Uni-E-Raum on the basement level in the Main Building (Hauptgebäude). The Bistro Uni-E-Raum offers two different warm dishes, a salad buffet, and smaller snacks including sandwiches, waffles, and cakes. In good weather, the Bistro offers a nice opportunity to sit outside.
There are also plenty of additional options to have lunch within walking distance. Please find a selection on FGSP Google Maps and in the printed program.
Internet can be accessed with eduroam.
If you do not have eduroam, or if you are having technical difficulties using it, you can get personalized internet access at the conference office for free.
The official hashtag of the conference is #FGSP2019.
To ensure smooth transitions between presentations, please only use our presentation laptops.
Make sure to put a copy of your presentation on the appropriate presentation laptop before the start of your session (USB flash drives will be provided).
The presentation laptops run on Windows, and the newest PowerPoint version is installed. You may also present your talk with a PDF file, if you wish.
Length of presentations: Please check how long your session is and calculate sufficient time for questions. We recommend 10–15 minutes for the presentation and 3–5 minutes for discussion.
Posters & Poster Session
The poster session is taking place on Monday from 15:40 to 16:30 on the ground floor of the Lecture Hall Building (Hörsaalgebäude).
If you are presenting in the poster session, please make sure that your poster fits the DIN A0 format (841 mm x 1189 mm). We recommend upright format. To ensure a smooth start of the poster session, please hang up your poster as early as possible (from 12:00). We kindly ask all poster presenters to take down their posters after the poster session is finished (18:00 at the latest).
If you need a break from the conference and would like to relax for a moment, you find a recreation room in room S23 on the 2nd floor of the Seminar Building (Seminargebäude).
We kindly ask you to help promote and maintain a quiet atmosphere in this room. For chatting with colleagues or working on your computer, we recommend the piccolo w bistro on the ground floor of the Seminar Building (Seminargebäude).
To make this conference as family-friendly as possible, we have organized free professional childcare in the daycare center of the University of Cologne—suitable for children from 4 months to 7 years of age and on all three conference days from 8:00 to 18:00.
Spots were available upon request until August 9th, 2019, at the latest (deadline has expired), as the daycare center needs sufficient time to plan their capacities.