ACM Europe is organizing an event similar to the Federated Computing Research Conference (FCRC) that is held in the US every four years. The goal of the ACM European Computing Research Congress (ACM ECRC ) is to co–locate multiple (ACM) European research conferences, workshops, and/or research meetings to create a significant gathering of European computing researchers. The ACM ECRC general plenary sessions address important issues in European computing research. The general receptions will foster an enhanced level of networking among European researchers, a tangible contribution of ACM Europe to the computing community. ACM ECRC is being built around SIGCHI's 2013 CHI conference that will be held at the Palais des Congrès in Paris. CHI'13 begins Saturday, April 27, 2013 and runs through Thursday, May 2, 2013.


ECRC 2013 will take place at:
Palais des congrès de Paris
2 Place de la Porte Maillot
75017 Paris, France

The Palais des congrès de Paris is a vibrant city location, co-located with a number of exciting shops and restaurants.


In 2013, HYPERTEXT is taking place as part of the First ACM European Computing Research Congress (ECRC 2013) which is co-located with the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2013) and ACM Web Science Conference 2013 (WebSci 2013). You can register additionally to WebSci 2013 for a significantly discounted registration fee (84€/112$ excluding VAT). Do not miss a unique opportunity to attend more than one great conference in one week and one place!

Registration is now open. You may pay in either Euro or US Dollars.

For Early Bird registration price, please register not later than April 3rd, 2013. Please note that authors of accepted papers have to register by March 10th, 2013. For profiting from the discounted registration fee for WebSci 2013, please carefully follow the registration process. After entering your personal data and selecting the HT '13 conference, you will find the option WebSci '13 for HT '13 Attendees for the discounted price. You can also book the Friday boat excursion.

Housing and Accommodation

The Housing web site is open: click here to view the list of conference hotels and book your room. Paris is the number 1 destination worldwide for business visitors. Because it is so popular, plan and book early!

ACM has negotiated special conference rates at four hotels within easy distance of the Palais des congrès de Paris.

Travel Information

The Palais des congrès de Paris is conveniently located in the 17th arrondissement and directly above the Porte Maillot Métro station.

Take Line 1 to the Porte Maillot - Palais des Congrès stop. Follow the signs to the Palais des congrès exit. Take the escalator up to ground level and you will see the CHI registration desk near the big red booth.
Take line C to the Neuilly Porte Maillot - Palais des Congrès stop. Follow the signs to the Palais des congrès exit. Take the escalator up to ground level and you will see the CHI registration desk near the big red booth.
Take line 82, 73, 43, 244, PC 1, PC 2 or PC 3
For additional transportation information, visit: ECRC transportation information.

ACM Visa Support Letters

The Association for Computing Machinery does not issue formal invitation letters for visas to attend ACM sponsored conferences. We can however issue a visa support letter. For Visa support letters, please send all requests to the Office of SIG Services with the following information:

  1. Name and mailing address as it appears on your passport
  2. The name of the conference you wish to attend
  3. Your Registration Confirmation Number
  4. If you are the author of any papers accepted for the conference, please provide the title
  5. A valid fax number and current mailing address

Please see the ACM Visa Support Letters web page for updates to this policy.

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