BIR 2015


With a population of over 100 000 people, Tartu is the second largest city in Estonia and the oldest in the Baltic States. Tartu offers all the infrastructure and facilities of a technology hub, combined with rich historical and cultural heritage, preserved in its numerous museums and parks. Tartu can be easily reached from Tallinn by bus (2.5 hours) or by train (2 hours). It can also be reached directly from Riga by bus (3.5 hours) and from Helsinki by plane (with FlyBE).

With around 18000 students and 1500 academic staff, University of Tartu (UT) is the largest university in Estonia. Founded in 1632, it is also the highest-ranked university in the Baltic States according to the Times and the QS World University rankings.

BIR'2015 is hosted at the Institute of Computer Science at J. Liivi 2 (see location, see map).

Conference Reception (Wednesday, 26 August, 18:00-20:30)

  • University Art Museum
    • Address: Ülikooli 18, Tartu (Main University building)
    • Due to renovations in the University’s main building, the entrance to the University Art Museum is opened from the Jakobi street.
    • Walking from J. Liivi 2 (conference venue) to reception - map (8 minutes).

City Tour (Thursday, 27 August, 17:30-19:00)

  • Starting point - J. Liivi 2 (conference venue).

Conference Dinner (Thursday, 27 August, 19:00-22:00)

  • Atlantis Restaurant
    • Address: Narva mnt. 2,Tartu
    • Walking from J. Liivi 2 (conference venue) to conference dinner venue - map (14 minutes).