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ARCS 2020 - 33rd International Conference on Architecture of Computing Systems
ARCS 2020

Welcome to Aachen


Aachen's geographic location in direct neighborhood to Belgium and the Netherlands and its close proximity to several other European countries including Britain, France, and Luxembourg make Aachen a truly European place. Aachen's European character is also reflected in the various multilingual versions of its name. While in Italian and Spanish it bears the names Aquisgrana and Aquisgr'an, respectively, which derive from the medieval Latin designation (Aquisgrani) and apparently hark back to a Celticgod of healing named Grannus, in French-speaking regions it is called Aix-la-Chapelle, in allusion to Aachen's Church of St. Mary's,the Cathedral of today. Like these Romanic versions, the German name Aachen and the Dutch equivalent Aken point to the special importance of the local waters and the hot springs.

Aachen Cathedral was founded around 800 A.D. and a Gothic chancel was added later. Its Domschatzkammer (treasury) has medieval artifacts including the shrine of Charlemagne, who was buried here in 814 A.D. Nearby is the baroque town hall, Aachener Rathaus, with 19th-century frescoes. Sulfurous water fills the fountains of Elisenbrunnen.

See Aachen's official tourist information website for recommendations of places you may want to visit.

Conference Location

Location is sited at RWTH Aachen University, one of the oldest Technical universities in Germany and member of the TU9-association of technical universities.

RWTH Aachen University is looking forward to celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2020. Teaching began at the »Königliche Rheinisch-Westphälische Polytechnische Schule« in October 1870. Based on this history, RWTH Aachen University, with its 260 institutes organized into nine faculties, offers excellent conditions for visionary research and teaching: the engineering and natural sciences are the academic core subjects and are closely linked with economics, the humanities and the social and educational sciences. Out of 9,093 employees, 564 professors and 5,695 scientific staff members work in research and teaching. Currently at more than 45,000, student numbers increase every year.

Students can choose between approximately 140 different degree courses and numerous extension courses. The quality of teaching at RWTH Aachen University has been widely acknowledged and all university facilities are easily accessible. Individual assistance, excursions, mentoring programs and tutorials bring students into contact with the teaching staff and ensure their first semesters go smoothly.

See the Official web site of the RWTH Aachen University for more detail information.


Dr. Stefan Lankes

RWTH Aachen
Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems
Mathieustr. 10
Building 4120, room 10.05
52074 Aachen, Germany

Phone: +49 241 80 49740
Fax: +49 241 80 49709


Conference Workshops are AnnouncedFeb. 12, 2020
The workshops within the ARCS 2020 conference are announced. We are looking forward to FORMUS3IC, CompSpace, and PASA.

Extended Paper Submission DeadlineJan. 13, 2020
The deadline for paper submission is extended to January 31, 2020.

Call for PapersNov. 11, 2019
Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers. More information can be found here. Paper submission deadline: January 17, 2020.