The Venue of the conference is Centrale Lille Graduate engineering school. Centrale Lille is based Cité Scientifique Campus, Villeneuve d'Ascq - 8km from Lille.

Centrale Lille is a renowned Graduate Engineering school, with roots back to 1854 as the École des arts industriels et des mines de Lille, re-organised in 1872 as Institut industriel du Nord. It is one of the Centrale Graduate schools.

Its different curricula lead to the following French & European degrees :

  • Ingénieur Centralien de Lille (Centralien Graduate engineer Masters level program)
  • Masters Recherche & Doctorat (PhD doctorate studies )
  • Internation Master degree (Fully taught in English)
  • Massive open online course in project management.

Academic activities and industrial applied research are performed mainly in French and English languages. Students from a dozen of nationalities participate to the different curricula at Centrale Lille.

One of the two missions of the Centrale Lille is research.  Research is omnipresent in an engineering graduate school through its teaching staff which have a combined teaching and research mission.

The Ecole Centrale de Lille supports 5 university laboratories, often in common with other partners :

Lille Mechanical Laboratory

Institute in Electronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnology

Unit in Catalysis and Solid Chemistry

Laboratory in Electronics and Power Electronics

Research Center in Signal, Informatic and Automatic