Aberystwyth University (Welsh: Prifysgol Aberystwyth) is a research-led university with over 8,000 students. It was established in 1872 as part of The University College of Wales and became independent in 2007. It is split into three faculties and 17 departments. It is regularly awarded a range of awards and accolades for its commitment to providing an excellent academic and student experience, including Top 3 for University of the Year in the WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2023. 98% of the research submitted by academic staff was rated as world-class in the latest UK-wide Research Excellence Framework.

Aerial view of the university campus (Scott Waby Aerial Photography and Video)

The Department of Computer Science was founded in 1970 and is now, with approx 900 students, one of the largest departments in the University. Its research focuses on applied aspects of Artificial Intelligence. The Advanced Reasoning group has a strong interest in the theory and applications of randomised search heuristics and other computational intelligence methods.

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Rooms and Address

The conference will mostly take place in the Medrus Conference Suite, Penbryn, Penglais campus (

Campus Map:

Rooms: Medrus Mawr; Medrus 1; Medrus 3; Medrus 4; HO-A12 (opposite building)

Registration will take place in the foyer on the first floor of the conference centre (Penbryn). There will be signs from the main campus entrance.

Getting to campus from town

The conference venue is on Penglais Campus, a 20-30 minute (uphill) walk from town. Enter the campus by the main reception ( and follow the signs to the conference.

There are also regular bus services from town to campus. Tickets can be bought on the bus, using either cash or card. In the town centre, most busses depart from Aberystwyth Bus Station, Great Darkgate Street and/or North Parade. There are several stops near or on campus, most importantly Penglais Road opp National Library of Wales and University Campus Penglais.

More information on local bus services (timetables, journey planners, fares) can be found on and Traveline Cymru provides a useful Travel Map that includes locations of bus stops in town and on campus.

A taxi stand is situated next to the train station.

The main entrance of the University from the main road; shows the main reception (yellow) building and the conference centre (the white building behind the reception).

Penbryn, the building where the conference will take place. The path to the entrance is behind the parasols.