We are pleased to announce that I-CubeX are sponsoring CMMR2015, providing prizes for the best student paper awards which will be announced on Friday 19th June.
All early-bird registration and paper revisions are now complete and the program is going to press. A preliminary electronic program has been released online.
For late registrations, please note that the boat trip is now fully booked, but places on the banquet dinner are still available.
Plymouth is a vibrant ocean city. It is accessible by rail, coach, car, or ferry.
Conference delegates who will be travelling via Bristol or Exeter airport and would be interested in a free bus service from the airport to Plymouth should contact the chairs or express this interest when registering. If there is enough demand we will provide a service (free of charge) on Monday and Friday of the conference week. The bus will leave Bristol at approximately 2pm on Monday, via Exeter at approximately 4pm, and arrive in Plymouth at around 5pm for the opening concert and drinks reception. The return bus will leave Plymouth at approximately 2pm on Friday, via Exeter at 3pm and arriving at Bristol airport around 5pm on Friday.
The train station is just a few minutes' walk from the city centre and main University campus at Plymouth, where CMMR 2015 will be held. There is a regular train service from Plymouth to London Paddington which takes between three and four hours. This is the best service to connect with if you are travelling to CMMR2015 via one of the London airports.
There are other direct services from Plymouth to South Wales, the Midlands, the North of England and Scotland. Train is the quickest and most convenient transport, but can be very expensive, depending when you travel.
From Exeter there are several trains to Plymouth in most hours. Avoid the local 'stopping' trains if you can, as they are slow, less comfortable, and do not cost less than the inter-cities. From Bristol there is one inter-city train per hour operated by Cross-Country, plus occasional local and intercity trains by other operators.
From London Paddington there is one inter-city train per hour (note that the train that leaves around 1700 is always expensive), and there are some trains from London Waterloo, but the journey is longer than from Paddington, and you will have to change trains at Exeter. The most convenient (though sometimes stressful) way of crossing London is by metro - 'The Underground', or 'Tube' - with very frequent trains. If you book a train from an airport to Plymouth via London, it should include the necessary Tube fare. If you are flying to Heathrow or Gatwick there are also specialist express trains which will take you from the airport to Paddington very efficiently (15 minutes from Heathrow to Paddington, 30 minutes from Gatwick to Paddington) - though fares for these services can be high.
For rail enquiries, call +448457484950
Brittany Ferries operate car ferry services between Roscoff (France) and Santander (Spain) and Plymouth. Fares can be high, especially in season, but are charged by the vehicle, so for a group sharing a car it can be a good deal (with no further travelling necessary in the UK). Visit www.brittany-ferries.com
There are other ferry services from France to ports further East (Weymouth, Poole, Portsmouth, Dover), but there are no direct highway connections with Plymouth, so you need to allow ample travelling time. Operators include P&O (www.poferries.com), AFerry.co.uk (http://www.aferry.co.uk) and DFDS Seaways (www.dfdsseaways.co.uk).
The main route to Plymouth from the North is via the M5 motorway and then continuing on the A38 Expressway via Exeter. Leave the A38 at March Mills interchange and take the A374, which is clearly signed for the City Centre. From the West, leave the A38 at Manadon Interchange and take the A386 into the city. It's about a three-and-a-half-hour journey from London to Plymouth.
In keeping with the University's environmental commitment, the use of cars by students, other than students with disabilities, is actively discouraged. In line with good environmental practice, the University charges for car parking on campus.
Parking on campus is severely restricted, however, if visiting us, please ask your University contact to enquire regarding visitor parking, on your behalf. Alternative parking can be found in the city centre. There are several car parks located within walking distance of the University.
A full list of car parks and their locations can be found on the Plymouth City Council website (www.plymouth.gov.uk).
The city centre also provides three park and ride facilities at George Junction (the largest capacity of the three), Milehouse and Coypool, running services Monday to Saturday. For further information please visit the Park and Ride section of the Plymouth City Council website.
There are regular coach services from most major cities to Plymouth. The coach service from Bretonside Bus Station in Plymouth to London Victoria goes via Exeter and takes just four-and-a-half hours. The bus station is a few minutes' walk from the city centre and main University campus. National Express is the main coach operator from London airports to Plymouth: coach is inevitably slower but usually a lot cheaper than train. If you are really needing to count the pennies, Megabus (including Megatrain) may be a possibility.
For coach enquiries, call +448705808080 or visit www.nationalexpress.com
For Megabus and Megatrain enquiries, visit www.megabus.com/uk/