FDL 2019

Forum on specification & Design Languages

@Southampton, United Kingdom
September 2-4, 2019

@Southampton, United Kingdom

Conference Location

FDL 2019 conference will be held on the University of Southampton’s Highfield Campus. The conference and the welcome reception will be placed at the Hartley Suite in Bldg 38, which is centrally located in the Highfield Campus.
The following map of the Highfield Campus shows all buildings with building numbers:

There is more information about the conference facilities at the University on the University Hospitality website.

You can view or download the transport indications (Accommodation-Conference, Conference-Social Event) here (PDF)



London Heathrow Airport is just over 60 miles from Southampton. The easiest way to reach the Southampton University Highfield Campus from the Heathrow Airport is to catch a National Express coach direct to Southampton from the central bus station, located close to Terminals 1, 2 and 3. Some coaches stop at the University's Highfield Interchange, others go direct to Southampton Coach Station. You can also travel by train from Heathrow to Paddington in central London. From London, you can take a train to Southampton. For more details see the National Rail website.

London Gatwick Airport is nearly 90 miles from Southampton. You can catch a National Express coach direct to Southampton Coach Station. You can also catch a direct train from Gatwick Airport to Southampton Central. For more details see the National Rail website.

Southampton International Airport is a few minutes away from Highfield campus by bus ( Unilink bus: U1, £2 single/£3.50 all-day pass) or taxi (usually around £6-12), off junction 5 of the M27. There are flights to Southampton from UK airports, mainland Europe and the Channel Islands.


Highfield Campus is easily accessible using our Unilink bus service. Unilink buses go from Southampton Airport, Southampton central train station, the city centre, the National Oceanography Centre and Southampton General Hospital to Highfield Campus. You can find timetables and route maps on the Unilink website.

National Express provides regular coach services to Southampton from central London, Heathrow, Birmingham, Bournemouth and the north. Southampton Coach Station is at Western Esplanade, in the city centre. Some coach services also stop at Highfield Campus. From Southampton Coach Station you will need to walk to the nearby Civic Centre, where can continue your journey to Highfield Campus using our own Unilink bus U1 or taxi. The Unilink bus fare is £2 for a single or £3.70 for an all-day pass. Taxi fares from the city centre are usually £6-10.


Fast trains from London and Bournemouth/Weymouth stop at Southampton Central and Southampton Airport Parkway. Trains from Portsmouth and Bristol/South Wales stop at Southampton Central. There are also regular trains from major airports such as Gatwick and Heathrow to Southampton Central. You can find details of routes and timetables on the National Rail website.

Highfield Campus is three miles from Southampton Central, and two miles from Southampton Airport Parkway. You can get the Unilink bus: U1 from either of these stations to Highfield Campus.


  • Postcode for satnav: SO17 1BJ
  • Visitor parking: There is a Pay and Display car park for visitors, accessed from University Road. Please note that it can fill up very quickly during the morning.
  • From the M3: Exit at junction 14 (Southampton A33)
  • From the M27: Exit at junction 5 (Southampton Airport)


Accommodation in an en-suite room in a nearby Hall of Residence [Picture of Chamberlain Hall room] is included in the residential conference registration option which also includes all meals. For those who wish to register for the conference only without the residential option, here is a map the locations of recommended hotels. The hotel closest to the University, within a 15min walking distance, is the Highfield House Hotel.

From Highfield Campus the Glen Eyre Halls can be reached easily by foot (see map with directions) or by bus (UNILINK line U2, see schedule here).

You can view or download the more detailed information on the accommodation check-in process here (PDF)

Further information about accommodation and registration costs are visible on the FDL registration site.

FDL 2019 is in Southampton, United Kingdom