The organizing institution for the conference is the Institute of Computer Science of Freie Universität Berlin. Freie Universität (FU) Berlin is located in Dahlem in Berlin’s southwest. Dahlem is one of the most affluent parts of the city. Here you fi nd numerous consulates, museums, and opulent town houses. Also Villa Hammerschmidt, the private residence of the German president, is located in Dahlem. Many further institutions of higher education and research and the Berlin Botanical Garden are located in Dahlem. On weekdays the area is busy with students who arrive on the U-Bahn, the S-Bahn or with buses (most students commute to FU Berlin from other, less expensive areas of Berlin).
In the west part, Grunewald forest belongs to Dahlem including the Renaissance Grunewald hunting lodge built in 1543. Several further recreational areas in the west of Berlin, including Schlachtensee and Wannsee (two famous lakes of Berlin) and the city of Potsdam, can be easily reached by public transport from Dahlem campus.

FU Berlin was founded on December 4, 1948, by students, scholars, and scientists with the support of the American allied forces and politicians in Berlin. The move was sparked by the persecution faced by students who took a critical eye of the system at the former Universität Unter den Linden, at that time located in the Soviet sector of the divided city. Students and academics wanted to be free to pursue their learning, teaching, and research activities at FU Berlin, without being subject to political in influence.

Short movie on the history of FU Berlin

The conference will be held at Institute of Computer Science of FU Berlin and the nearby Zuse Institute Berlin. The work groups of the Institute of Computer Science cover all fields from fundamentals of computer science to applied computer science. Projects of all work groups, including Theoretical Computer Science, Arti cial Intelligence or Telematics o ffer many opportunities for application.

The Institute of Computer Science and the Zuse Institute Berlin, which are directly adjacent to each other, have ideal room capacity to host CADE 2015. In the Institute of Computer Science there are six seminar rooms fitting between 30-60 persons each. These rooms are well suited for the workshops and tutorials. For the CADE main conference we will use rooms at the Zuse Institute Berlin. The modern Zuse lecture room fits 160 persons and has professional audio and video equipment. The adjacent seminar room can be used as working area and for the CASC competition.