IDCS 2015
The 8th International Conference on
Internet and Distributed Computing Systems

September 2-4, 2015
Cumberland Lodge, The Great Park, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 2HP, United Kingdom

The Conference Venue: Cumberland Lodge

At 1 hour walk distance from Windsor Castle within the parkland, Cumberland Lodge is a 17th century house which combines charming English hospitality with 21st century facilities. In 1947 the King made Cumberland Lodge available to an educational foundation and since then it has been dedicated to inspiring young people in their academic subjects and to live up to their responsibilities in society. Cumberland Lodge is a perfect venue for an academic retreat.

Cumberland Lodge is immersed in the Royal landscape of the Windsor Great Park. The Great Park is a large deer park (20 km2) that, for many centuries, was the private hunting ground of Windsor Castle. Nowadays the parkland is open to external visitors as a recreation area from dawn till dusk.

Among other notable guests, the guest book of Cumberland Lodge reports the visit of Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937), inventor of radio and Nobel Prize for Physics in 1909, and his 2nd wife Maria Cristina.

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle is the largest inhabited castle in the world and the longest-occupied palace in Europe, but it also remains a functioning royal home of Queen Elizabeth II. HM The Queen uses the Castle both as a private home and as a Royal residence at which she undertakes formal duties. Many parts of the Castle are open to the public, including the precincts, the State Apartments, Queen Mary's famous dolls' house, St George's Chapel, and the Albert Memorial Chapel.


The English county of Berkshire is located to the west of London. It has also been known as the Royal County of Berkshire because of the presence of Windsor Castle. Reading is the main county town and lies at the centre of the Thames Valley on the M4 corridor. The Thames Valley is a major high-technology hub often referred to as the 'Silicon Valley of Europe' for the large presence of information technology industry and for its business community. There are 10 of the top 50 global organisations in the world and 13 of the world’s top 30 billion dollar brands. IT industry is widely represented with Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Oracle, Intel, Nvidia, Verizon Business, Xerox, SGI, Cisco, Symantec, Agilent Technologies, Assuria, Bang & Olufsen, Comptel, DediPower Managed Hosting, Ericsson, Harris Corporation, Rockwell Collins, Sage, Sagem Orga, Symbol Technologies, Virgin Media, Websense, Xansa/Steria, Audio & Design (Recording) Ltd. Other notable companies in Reading include: ING Direct headquarters, Yell Group, Deloitte, KPMG, Ernst and Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers, BG Group, PepsiCo.

Airports in the London area

Heathrow airport is the main international hub and is only 8 miles (12 km) from the conference location. In order of distance to the conference venue the main airports in the London area are: Heathrow (7 mi), City (35 mi), Gatwick (41 mi), Luton (42 mi), Stansted (70 mi).

Directions from Heathrow airport to the conference venue:

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Important instructions for taxi drivers:
Taxis are allowed to access the Windsor Great Park to leave conference attendees at the main entrance of Cumberland Lodge. Gates of the Windsor Great Park will automatically open when cars approach.