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.

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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 Hamilton 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

A block of rooms has been reserved at a special rate for IMCL 2018 participants at the following hotels. Both hotels are approximately 5 km from McMaster.

Sheraton Hamilton
116 King Street West, Hamilton, ON L8P 4V3

Rate: $129 - $149 per night plus taxes

Reserve a room in the block here or contact the 24-hour, toll-free reservations line at 1-888-627-8161 and ask for the ‘Int’l Conference’ group block or with group code IJ10AC.

To be part of the block, reserve before October 1, 2018.

Staybridge Suites Hamilton-Downtown
20 Caroline Street South, Hamilton, ON L8P 0B1

Rate: $135 per night plus taxes

Reserve a room in the block here or call 905-527-1001 and quote Group Code IMCL 2018.

To be part of the block, reserve before September 28, 2018.

Transportation from Toronto Pearson Airport to Hotel

There are several ways to get to Hamilton from Toronto’s International Airport (YYZ). The ones we suggest are:

Taxi or Limousine

These are regulated and have a fixed price for trips to Hamilton:

  • $101 for Taxis
  • $111 for Limousine

On top of these a gratuity of 10-15% is customary. Price is per trip, regardless of passengers. Please ask the driver for the price before boarding, to be sure. The difference between the two is the size and age of the vehicle with Limousines being better. For more info and where to pick-them up at the airport follow:

GO Bus (GO Transit)

There is regular bus service between the airport and Hamilton. The busses are coach-style equipped with racks for luggage. The cost is $11.65 per person.

You need to take bus route number 40. Busses depart only from Terminal 1:

If you land in Terminal 3 you will have to take the connecting train to Terminal 1 (follow the signs). Busses are every 30 on the 05´ and 35´ between 05:35 and 19:35 and every 60 minutes from 19:35 to 05:35. Tell your driver which hotel you are going to and he/she should be able to drop you very close to it (at most one block away)

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
26 Aug 2018Submission of complete papers for all submission types
09 Sep 2018Notification of acceptance
18 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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