University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria at Softwarepark Hagenberg

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PPSN 2024 will be held in the modern University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Hagenberg Campus is part of Softwarepark Hagenberg, the largest technology park for software in Central Europe. Located just 20km north of Linz, Hagenberg is an idyllic town in the beautiful Mühlviertel, in the heart of Upper Austria. In the last decade, with its unique combination of IT-related education, research and business in one place, Hagenberg has established itself as an internationally recognised center for computing and software development. The outstanding mix of the most modern technology combined with the picturesque setting of the Hagenberg castle gives the town its unique flair.


  • University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
  • Softwarepark 11
  • 4232 Hagenberg im Mühlkreis, Austria


How to get to Hagenberg?

Hagenberg is located in Upper Austria’s beautiful Muehlviertel region and only 20 kilometres from Linz, the capital of Upper Austria. If you plan to come by car, you certainly can directly go to Hagenberg. In case you plan to use a plane or the railway, you will always travel via Linz. For traveling between Linz and the conference venue Hagenberg, see further below.

Linz is characterised by short distances. Many locations near the Danube can be reached on foot. However, sometimes greater distances cannot be avoided, which is why we’ve summarised some helpful contacts for you here:

Via Vienna Airport

The Vienna International Airport (VIE) offers a broad range of direct connections to major airports all around the globe. The train journey time between Vienna Airport (VIE) and Linz is around 1h 48m and covers a distance of around 203 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 41m. The Vienna Airport (VIE) to Linz train service departs directly from Vienna Airport and arrives in Linz main station. The ÖBB – Austrian Railway offer direct connections from Vienna Airport to Linz Hauptbahnhof – Central Station. You can buy tickets here:

Via Linz Airport

The Linz airport (LNZ) offers direct connections to the transport hubs Frankfurt, Vienna and Düsseldorf. Please visit the website for more information about the exact flight schedules. The airport is located in Hörsching, which is approximatly 12km outside of the city center Linz. Public transportation is an inexpensive alternative to traveling by car or cab. The airport bus No. 601 or the train will take you comfortably to Linz Airport.

Via Linz Train Station

The linz central train station - Linz Hauptbahnhof - has direct connections to train stations in Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, Italy and other neighboring countries. A direct and fast connection to the Vienna central station - Wien Hauptbahnhof - will take about 1h15min. More informations can be found on and tickets can be purchased at

By Car

In case you are planning to come by car on your own, there is both outdoor and underground parking available to participants in and around the software park. Car parks are indicated on the Hagenberg Campus map (see access Basement Parking; unfortunately the capacities are limited). Here you can also find full directions to Hagenberg Campus:

Traveling between Hagenberg, Linz and the social events

Conference shuttle bus

For your convenience, we organize a shuttle bus from a central point in the city of Linz directly to the conference venue in Hagenberg for each conference day. The bus will take you to the conference in the morning and back again in the evening. An additional shuttle bus will be organized for all social events. The shuttle bus service is covered by your conference registration. A detailed schedule and map for the bus service will be provided on this website at the time of the final program publication.

Public transportation

Hagenberg is linked to the capital of Linz by bus. The 311 coach provides a frequent service between Linz main train station und our campus. For details and timetables please check the OÖVV Verkehrsverbund website.
There is a regular train service between the capital of Linz and Pregarten, which is only 4 kilometres away from Hagenberg. The journey takes about 45 minutes. The train schedule is available at


We recommand the hotel Parkhotel Hagenberg ****, located in close proximity to the conference venue. You'll find all the information you need about this hotel, its amenities, and how to make a reservation right here.

We also want to ensure that you have choices that suit your preferences and budget. In addition to our recommended conference hotel in Hagenberg, there are numerous other hotels in Linz available for booking through popular websites like We encourage you to explore these alternatives to find the perfect place that suits your needs. For traveling between a hotel in Linz and the conference venue, you can either use the exclusively organized shuttle bus or public transport (more information above at Traveling).

If you have any questions or require further assistance regarding accommodation options, feel free to Contact us.

Parkhotel Hagenberg ****

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Park Hotel Hagenberg has a restaurant, fitness centre, a bar and garden in Hagenberg im Mühlkreis. Among the facilities at this property are room service and luggage storage space, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The hotel features family rooms. The wellness area at Park Hotel Hagenberg is comprised of a spa centre and a sauna. Guests at the hotel will be able to enjoy activities in and around Hagenberg im Mühlkreis, like hiking and cycling. Linz is 18 km from Park Hotel Hagenberg, while Wels is 43 km from the property. The nearest airport is Blue Danube Linz Airport, 29 km from the accommodation. More information on the website:


  • Parkhotel Hagenberg
  • Hauptstraße 103
  • 4232 Hagenberg im Mühlkreis, Austria

Social Event Venues

The program includes two social events during the main conference days: A welcome reception at the Ars Electronica Center (AEC) Linz and the conference dinner at the restaurant of our local brewery "Freistädter Bier". For both events a shuttle bus service to the event venues and back to the conference venue Hagenberg and to Linz will be provided.

Welcome Reception at Ars Electronica Center Linz

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On Monday, September 16, 2024 - i.e., the first evening of the main conference - we invite you to the Ars Electronica Center (AEC) Linz - museum of the future - where interactive stations, works of art, research projects, large-scale projections and laboratories are presented. The Ars Electronica Center invites you to exciting and inspiring excursions into the future fields of artificial intelligence and neuroscience, robotics and autonomous mobility, as well as genetic engineering and biotechnology. Experience something that cannot be found anywhere else in the world: 16 x 9 meters of wall and another 16 x 9 meters of floor projection, laser tracking and 3D animations make the Deep Space 8K something very special indeed. Here, image worlds are projected in 8K resolution and raised to a completely new, unprecedented level. After the Deep Space 8k Session you’ll enjoy a flying dinner at the rooftop restaurant. For any further information regarding the Ars Electronica Center, have a look at their Website at


  • Ars Electronica Center Linz
  • Ars-Electronica-Straße 1
  • 4040 Linz, Austria

Conference Dinner at the Freistädter Brauhaus

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On Tuesday, September 17, 2024 - i.e., the second evening of the main conference - we invite you to the Freistädter Brauhaus, where you will have the opportunity to taste the local beer, lemonades, etc. and enjoy the cuisine of the "Mühlviertel" region, where this year's edition of PPSN is based. After a welcome drink at the brewery, we will have dinner at their restaurant with regional specialities, accompanied by the PPSN award show. For any further information regarding the Freistädter Brauhaus, have a look at their Website at


  • Freistädter Brauhaus
  • Brauhausstraße 2
  • 4240 Freistadt, Austria