ERNSI Workshop Cambridge,UK

September 26-29, 2010


European Research Network on System Identification Workshop 2010.

The Workshop will be held at  Pembroke College, Cambridge, September 26-29, 2010.

The University of Cambridge is rich in history - its famous Colleges and University buildings attract visitors from all over the world. But the University's museums and collections also hold many treasures which give an exciting insight into some of the scholarly activities, both past and present, of the University's academics and students.  The University of Cambridge is one of the oldest universities in the world and one of the largest in the United Kingdom. Its reputation for outstanding academic achievement is known world-wide and reflects the intellectual achievement of its students, as well as the world-class original research carried out by the staff of the University and the Colleges.


NOTE! The ERNSI-meeting is open only to members and guests of ERNSI teams.

Team leaders are asked to send details of those attending as soon as possible, and no later than Friday, 20 August. (A few last-minute changes can be handled later than this.) Default arrival is afternoon/evening of Sunday 26 September, and default departure is in the afternoon of Wednesday 29 September. Please indicate any other arrival/departure times. (A few rooms can be made available for Saturday 25th and Wednesday 29th.)

The cost is expected to be about 370 GBP for participants with accommodation in Pembroke College, and about 170 GBP for those who wish to make their own accommodation arrangements.

Payment for workshop participants will be collected from Team Leaders, not from individual participants. Team leaders will be invoiced for payment by bank transfer.

Travel Information

Train Timetables: Eurostar from Brussels or Paris to London. It is possible to get to Cambridge by train from London (Kings Cross Station, 5 minutes from the Eurostar terminal), from Heathrow Airport (Heathrow Express to London Paddington first), Gatwick Airport (Gatwick Express to London Victoria first), and from Stansted Airport (direct). See timetables..

Airports (Stansted, Luton, London City, Heathrow and Gatwick).

Low price airlines:   Easy JetRyanair;   Wizzair; .

There are buses departing Stansted, Luton, Heathrow and Gatwick Airports every two hours (at least).  For exact timetables you can look up your journey on the  National Express website.

Information on Taxis in Cambridge.

Some maps of Cambridge available here.

Cambridge weather.


When you arrive, please report to the Pembroke College Porters' Lodge, which is located at the intersection of Trumpington Street and Pembroke Street. They will give you a key to your room.

Please note that the first meal arranged for the Workshop is Sunday dinner in the evening. That means that those arriving on Saturday will have to make their own meal arrangements. This should not be a problem, as there are several hundred restaurants, pubs, etc to choose from in Cambridge.

You will be asked to vacate your room on the morning of your day of departure, but facilities for storing luggage will be available.

Internet access

Wi-fi access via eduroam will be available in all the public areas and in the College gardens. Participants should register with eduroam at their home institutions beforehand to take advantage of this. (You only need to do this once.) If your institution does not participate in eduroam (unlikely) then we will have alternative, but less convenient, access arrangements.


All technical activities and coffee/tea breaks will be in the Old Library, unless otherwise stated. All meals will be in the Hall.

Detailed programme



Entrance to Old Library in the far corner, next to the Porters Lodge (before the walnut tree was cut down)