IMCL2018 11-12 October 2018, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

IMCL2018 11-12 October 2018, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

The IMCL2018 conference will take place at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario (, with most events taking place at the MDCL (Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery) building.

Picture of the Conference Venue


Hamilton is the 3rd biggest city in Ontario, Canada with a population of over 500,000. Located at the west end of the Niagara peninsula, Hamilton wraps the west part of lake Ontario and is surrounded by the Niagara Escarpment geological formation which provides abundant green areas and easy access to several waterfalls. Hamilton is conveniently settled almost halfway between Toronto and the Niagara Falls, being approximately one hour drive from each. Day trips to both these outstanding places are a must for anyone visiting the region for the first time.

Tourism Hamilton website:

Traveling to Hamilton

Hamilton has an airport, John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport, but with limited connectivity to cities outside Canada:

The best option is the Toronto Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Ontario (YYZ). The airport is about 45-60 minutes drive (65 km) away:


Canada requires a VISA or an Electronic Travel Authorization for certain nationals traveling to Canada. For more info, check the following link:

There is also this link with lists of Countries that are VISA-exempt (but need the Electronic Travel Authorization if traveling to Canada by air) or Visa-required


There are several hotels within close proximity to McMaster, including:

  • Visitor’s Inn , 649 Main St W, Hamilton, 905-529-6979
  • Sheraton Hamiton Hotel, 3.5 stars in Downtown Hamilton
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton: 3 starts in Downtoan Hamilton
  • Staybridge Suites, 20 Caroline St S, Hamilton, 905-527-1001

The organizing committee is working on securing blocks of rooms with preferreed rates at one (or more) of these hotels.

Important Dates

25 Jun 2018Submission of:
(i) structured 2-page abstracts (for full papers and short papersfor the main conference
(ii) Special Session proposals
02 Jul 2018Notification of acceptance for abstracts for the main conference
Special Sessions notification and announcement
20 Aug 2018Submission of complete papers for all submission types
09 Sep 2018Notification of acceptance
10 Sep 2018Author registration deadline
17 Sep 2018Camera-ready due
11 Oct 2018IMCL2018 Conference Opening


Konstantinos Apostolou, IMCL2018 Chair
Thrasyvoulos Tsiatsos, IMCL General Chair
Michael E. Auer, Steering Committee Chair

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