Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, which offers a unique city environment. It’s culturally diverse, historically significant, socially alive, environmentally aware, politically central and visually stunning.
The centre of Edinburgh has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status in recognition of its stunning urban landscape in the medieval Old Town and the Georgian New Town. In addition, the city encompasses some striking modern architecture including the parliament building and the Museum of Scotland and the impressive extinct volcano, Arthur’s Seat, and its associated park, which lie at the heart of the city.
The city is within easy striking distance of some of the world’s most beautiful wild landscapes, from the Trossachs in the west and the Highlands in the north, to the Borders in the south. Moreover, the weather is fair and temperate; the same annual rainfall as Rome and New York, which you might not expect from a Scottish city. More information about Edinburgh.

Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University

UKCI 2012 will take place in the Cairn Auditorium at the Postgraduate Centre at Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh Campus (Gait 2). The Cairn Auditorium is a 150-capacity lecture theatre with 150 power- and data- equipped seats, video conferencing facilities and Wi-Fi.
The Edinburgh campus is situated within 30 acres of scenic and relaxing environment. Historic Edinburgh City Centre is easily reachable by public transport.

Travelling to Heriot-Watt University

Directions, maps, parking
Discounts on tickets
On campus walking directions
Directions for banquet venue – Edinburgh Botanic Garden, Caledonian Hall and Pavilion, East Gate


Accommodation on campus of Heriot-Watt University at Edinburgh Conference Centre – fully booked. Please use some online booking service. We would not recommend booking a hotel close to Heriot-Watt University as most of them are aimed at travelers with cars. Edinburgh city centre offers a variety of places to stay to satisfy all the tastes.