The conference will be held at IIASA, which is based in Schloss Laxenburg just south of Vienna. The Schloss was one of the three main residences of the imperial Habsburg family, and was enlarged to its present size by Empress Maria Theresa in the eighteenth century. Here the Habsburgs enjoyed relative freedom from the strict Spanish court etiquette at the Hofburg, but because only the Imperial rooms had heating facilities, the palace was used only in the warmer months. Since 1972 and thanks to the generosity of the Austrian Government, the Schloss Laxenburg has been the home of IIASA, bringing together researchers from across the world to find solutions to global and universal problems through applied systems analysis in order to improve human and social wellbeing and to protect the environment.



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Vienna is packed with imperial history; at the same time it has exciting contemporary museums, lively eating and nightlife scenes, and many quiet corners to explore (read more about Vienna).

Participants are advised to make a timely reservation for a hotel room for their stay in Vienna. Participants of the Systems Analysis 2015 are eligible to a special IIASA rate in selected hotels. When making a reservation in one of the selected hotels please inform the hotel that you are attending the Systems Analysis 2015 and are entitled to the special IIASA rate!

Hotels with special IIASA rate:

Ibis Hotel Mariahilf
Mariahilfer Gürtel 22-24
1060 Vienna, Austria
Telephone: +43 1 599 980
Rate: €64.00, per room, per night
Beakfast: Included.
Hotel Alpha
Buchfeldgasse 8
1080 Vienna, Austria
Telephone: +43 1 4035291
Rate: €76.00, per room, per night
Breakfast: Included
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Motel One Vienna-Staatsoper
Elisabethstrasse 5
1010 Vienna, Austria
Telephone: +43 1 5850505
Rate: €101.09, per room, per night
Breakfast: Included
Radisson Blu Style Hotel
Herrengasse 12
1010 Vienna, Austria
Telephone: +43 1 22 7800
Rate: €179.00, per room, per night
Breakfast: Included
K&K Hotel Maria Theresia
Kirchberggasse 6
1070 Vienna, Austria
Telephone: +43 1 521 23133
Rate: €115.00, per room, per night
Breakfast: Included




Free bus transfers will pick up delegates from central Vienna and bring them to the venue every morning and take them back every evening.

Conference address:

IIASA & Laxenburg Conference Center

Schlossplatz 1

2361 Laxenburg


By public transport from Vienna

In Vienna take the red U1 subway line to Hauptbahnhof Station and then follow the bus signs to the exit Bus Terminal which is located on the left hand side adjacent to the main entrance of the train station.

At the Bus Terminal (Stand N2)  you can catch the #566 bus to Laxenburg (sometimes the bus destination may indicate Eisenstadt).

The bus ticket costs €2.20 one way and departs roughly every 30 minutes. The trip takes 35 minutes.

You should get off in at the stop called Franz-Josefs-Platz.

(When viewing the above linked map of Laxenburg, the bus stop is located in the upper left hand corner near the Schloss Restaurant  (marked by a bus symbol). The main entrance of the IIASA Schloss is indicated on the center of the map and is about a 2-minute walk from the bus stop.) (See Timetable) 


By car from Vienna

Laxenburg is located 16km south of Vienna, Austria. You can reach us by driving along the southbound highway or “Autobahn” (A2). Leave A2 via exit Wr. Neudorf and then take a left at the first light. Follow the signs to Laxenburg.


By car from the Airport

If you are driving to Laxenburg from the airport (on the A4) head towards Vienna/Graz. Take the exit Schwechat onto the motorway S1. After approx. 16km change from S1 onto A2 highway. Leave A2 at the exit Wr. Neudorf and then take a left at the first light. Follow the signs to Laxenburg.


By Taxi from the Airport or Vienna

A taxi from either the Airport or Vienna to Laxenburg will cost about €40 in both cases.