The Fifth Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS 2006)

Robinson College, University of Cambridge, England

26-28 June 2006

Accommodation

We have held a limited number of en-suite rooms at Robinson College. Click here to book online. Rooms for June 28 and June 29 are now full. Booking closes for remaining rooms at midnight BST 16 June 2006. Alternatively, you may ring Tina Scripps, Lisa Brotherton or Dani Evans at +44 1223 457581.

For a complete list of hotels, guest houses and bed and breakfasts, click here. Robinson College is located just west of Cambridge city centre. Click here for a map of available hotels, guest houses and bed and breakfasts in Cambridge.

Travel

No scheduled flights serve Cambridge airport; the nearest airports are in London. London Stansted is the closest airport, though it currently only serves European destinations and flights from New York. London Luton is also close. The next closest airport is London Heathrow, while London Gatwick is the furthest away though still certainly manageable. To reach Cambridge from these airports, read the following directions (from the Computer Laboratory's directions).

Heathrow

There is an hourly bus to Cambridge which leaves from stops at both Heathrow Central Bus Station and Terminal 4. Enquire at the airport for stops and bus times, or check the coach company's web page. The buses are often late. The journey is a little over two hours and you arrive at Drummer Street Bus Station. You will then need to take a taxi or local bus to your hotel.

Alternatively you can get from Heathrow to Cambridge by train. Either (1) take the Underground (Piccadilly Line) to King's Cross Station (about 45 minutes) or (2) take the Heathrow Express to Paddington (15 minutes) and then the Underground (Circle Line or Hammersmith & City Line) to King's Cross (another 15 minutes). From King's Cross get a train to Cambridge.

There is a frequent train service between Cambridge and London to either King's Cross Station or Liverpool Street Station. The trip takes about one hour. Trains leave roughly every half hour during the day. However, there is a five or six hour gap between about midnight and about 6 a.m. when no trains run between the two cities.

The Cambridge station is located one mile south-east of the city centre. From here you will need to take either a taxi or bus (citi 1 or citi 3) into the centre.

Gatwick

The Heathrow bus also services Gatwick. From Gatwick it takes over three hours to get to Cambridge.

There are also train services: the easiest (and cheapest) way is to use the Thameslink service and change at King's Cross (about 300 metres' walk from King's Cross Thameslink station to King's Cross main line station): turn left out of the Thameslink station and keep going; it is well signposted. Gatwick to King's Cross takes about 40 minutes, trains are frequent.

Alternatively take the train to London Victoria and the Underground (Victoria Line) to King's Cross Station, and then get a train to Cambridge (see above).

Stansted

Stansted is the nearest London airport to Cambridge, by a long way. Enquire about buses or trains at the airport.

Currently there is an hourly direct train service to Cambridge during the day; journey time is about half an hour.

There are frequent trains from Stansted to London during the day. You can take a London train and change at Bishops Stortford for a train heading to Cambridge, although this will generally make your trip significantly longer than taking the direct train. There are no trains between midnight and 6 a.m.

There is also a frequent bus service. See the National Express timetables for more information.

Luton

Luton airport is also close to Cambridge, though the airport is fairly small. There are no direct trains from Luton Airport to Cambridge, but there is a bus service. See the National Express timetables for more\ information.

For more information, please contact weis-06@cl.cam.ac.uk. Website maintained by Tyler.Moore at cl.cam.ac.uk