Venue Accomodation Travel Information Visa & Invitation Letters

Venue of DEXA 2019 Conferences & Workshops
Dexa 2019 Conferences and the workshops will take place at the Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU Linz).
Address: Johannes Kepler University Linz, Altenberger Strasse 69, 4040 Linz, Austria
Lecture rooms are located in the Hörsaaltrakt (Lecture Rooms Wing).
For a route from the tram to the lecture room wing have a look here (the red dashed line).
For our floor plan of the lecture room wing, have a look here.

Transportation to JKU Linz
The most convenient way to get to JKU Linz is by tram (“Straßenbahn”), take tram line 1 or 2 in the direction “Universität”. From the main train station, it takes about 30 minutes. Tickets are available at the ticket vending machines of LINZ AG Linien: MAXI (24-hour ticket, € 4.50), MIDI (more than 4 stops, € 2.30), MINI (up to 4 stops, € 1.20). For further information see Linz AG Linien (

Hotel Accommodations
Accommodation in Linz is usually not an issue, but holiday period may be more busy. So we recommend to book your accomodation as early as possible. DEXA attendees can book direct to the hotel or via online booking services. It is recommended to book hotel nearby JKU area or Linz Central station (Hauptbahnhof) for easy access to commute.

Some recommended Hotels:
(walking distance to JKU)
** Harry’s Home Linz, Donaufeldstraße 3, 4040 Linz
** Gasthof Lüftner, Klausenbachstr. 18, 4040 Linz

(walking distance to Linz Central Station)
** Hotel ibis Linz City, Kärntnerstraße 18-20, 4020 Linz

(at Linz main square, next to tram stop)
*** Hotel Wolfinger,  Hauptplatz 19, 4040 Linz

For more information about Linz and other hotels please see the Linz Tourism- Website (

Basic Travel Information
Linz is located in upper Austria and can be reached quickly by car, train or plane. International flight connections mostly serve their flight to Linz via Vienna, Frankfurt or Munich. 

  • Arrival by plane

The closest airport is the Blue Danube Airport in Linz-Hörsching (LNZ). The “Blue Danube Airport Shuttle” (bus no. 601) is a convenient way to travel from the airport to the city center in about 20 minutes. The bus stop at the Airport is in front of the arrival hall. Tickets are available on the bus (€ 3.20 single way, full price, cash only) or at the ticket machine at the station.

  • Arrival by train

“Linz Hauptbahnhof” is the main train station. Please note that there is a direct train connection from Vienna International Airport (VIE) to Linz Central Station (Linz Hauptbahnhof). For further information and timetables see ÖBB – Austrian National Railways (

  • Arrival by Bus

Coming from nearby cities or countries (i.e. Prag, Munich etc), Linz can also be reached by Bus. Travel with WESTbus is quite comfortable & easy, Information and booking:

Public transport in Linz
Commuting within Linz City is very easy. You can have excursion by foot while pedestrian ways are available almost in every streets and parks. Public transportation Buses & Trams (“Straßenbahn”), connecting the suburb to the city central (“Zentrum”). Tickets are available at the ticket vending machines of LINZ AG Linien: MAXI (24-hour ticket, € 4.50), MIDI (more than 4 stops, € 2.30), MINI (up to 4 stops, € 1.20), which are valid to be used for both Linz AG Linien Buses & Trams. For further information see Linz AG Linien (

Visa & Invitation Letters
International participants should be particularly aware and careful about visa requirements & regulations and should plan travel well in advance. Before travelling, it is recommended that you check with the Austrian Representative Office in your country for an updated information.

Invitation Letters
Should participants of DEXA 2019 need a letter from the organisers of the conference for filing a visa request, they are required first to complete his/her registration and payment at ( and then send an email to DEXA organization office (hesti/AT\ with the following information:

  • Full Name (as in passport):
  • Affiliation (university/institution/company):
  • Paper ID & Conference/Workshop:
  • Registration Confirmation number:
  • Contact address & Phone number:
  • E-mail address:
  • Passport Number:
  • Nationality:
  • Date and place of Issue of the passport:
  • Expiration date of the Passport:
  • Country of residence:
  • Address of the Austrian Embassy where you want to place the application:

Please notice that visa invitation letters will ONLY be issued to participants who have registered and paid their registration fees in full.
It must be understood that these letters are only intended to help participants to obtain a visa or to raise travel funds and do not commit the Conference Organizers to any financial nor insurance obligations.