The conference will be hosted by the Institute of Automation and Information Systems of the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The TUM was founded in 1868 and is one of the biggest universities in Germany. It is offering 172 programms and educating about 40,130 students (34% women). 550 professors and 6346 scientific employees are researching at the TUM. The TUM has campusses in Munich, Garching near Munich and Freising.

The TUM is one of the leading universities in Germany and Europe. It is a member of the German Universities Excellence Initiative since 2006 and holds high positions in international rankings (47st in the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai-Ranking) and 60th at the 2016–2017 QS World University Ranking). Further information are available on the website of the university.

Department of Mechanical Engineering

The department of mechanical engineering is one of the biggest departments of the TUM. It is located at the Campus Garching. It is one of the leading faculties and is ranked 27th at the 2016 QS World University Ranking by Subject (2nd in Germany). It hosts many labs related to automation and control and is embedded in a network of strong industry cooperations. Further information is available on the website of the department.

The department is located in the Eberhard von Kuenheim-Bau
by Scharger, Albert / TUM