Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline [EXTENDED]:
    28 March 2016
  • Early booking deadline for exhibitors:
    29 April 2016
  • Submission deadline for the Early Career Researcher session:
    30 June 2016
  • Early registration deadline:
    10 July 2016
  • Paper submission deadline:
    22 July 2016
  • Registration deadline:
    12 August 2016

Local information

Glasgow has a year round calendar of events, from annual festival favourites to world class theatre, dance, music, sport, visual arts, family fun and more, with something for everyone. For more information visit's-on/ 

Gallery of Modern Art


Glasgow has more than 20 museums and art galleries, most offering free admission.

Highlights include:

  • Glasgow's iconic new Riverside Museum, a landmark building on the banks of the River Clyde and a fitting home for the city's world class transport collection
  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Scotland's most popular free visitor attraction
  • Gallery of Modern Art, the most visited modern art gallery in Scotland
  • The Burrell Collection located in the woodland setting of Pollok Country Park, this award winning building comprises over 8000 objects
Buchanan Street   Shopping

The Style Mile refers to the square mile in the very centre of Glasgow which houses the most extraordinary concentration of shops - from unique designer stores to flagship stores for British and international retailers.

Bookended by two large shopping malls - Buchanan Galleries at the north end, and St Enoch Centre at the south - the pedestrian boulevard of Buchanan Street has been voted one of the world's top retail destinations.

Princes Square is one of Scotland's leading speciality shopping centres, with an unrivalled mix of boutiques covering fashion, lifestyle, beauty, gifts, art and jewellery.




Siteseeing tour

The City Sightseeing Glasgow tour offers visitors a brilliant way to discover the city and all its wonderful history and culture. Choose between a live guide or a recorded commentary featuring historian Neil Oliver.

The complete tour takes approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes, although you can 'hop on and off' the bus at any one of the 28 stops along the route.


Glasgow's iconic new Riverside Museum, a landmark building on the banks of the River Clyde, is a fitting home for the city's world-class transport collection. Designed by world renowned architect, Zaha Hadid, the dynamic new museum - which is free to visit - displays Glasgow's rich industrial heritage.

For a reminder of Glasgow's great shipbuilding history, visit the Tall Ship, a three mast former Victorian cargo carrier, that hosts interesting nautical exhibitions, and is berthed alongside the Museum.




As the Home of Golf, Scotland boasts hundreds of golfing challenges with an excellent combination of 9-hole and 18-hole courses. To see a list of courses, and for more information, see the VisitScotland website.


Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond is the largest land-locked body of water on the UK mainland and the focal point of Scotland's first national park. 38 islands are dotted around the loch, the largest being Inchmurrin. Another, Inchconnochan, is home to one of Scotland's rarest native species, the capercaillie, which nests on the island.

Due to its proximity to Scotland's central belt, it's a popular day trip destination due to the various opportunities for water sports, fishing, golf, walking, hiking and camping.