Welcome to CONCUR / FMICS / FORMATS 2019. Below you will find the programme and registration fees.

This page applies to both CONCUR 2019 conference and the co-located conferences FMICS and FORMATS.

For registration and payment, see the secure registration form.
Early registration deadline: no later than 1 August 2019, Anywhere on Earth (AoE).

August 26
August 27
August 28
August 29
August 30
August 31

Category Type Early Standard
CONCUR (*) Regular 450 EUR 500 EUR
Student 300 EUR 350 EUR
FORMATS (*) Regular 375 EUR 425 EUR
Student 225 EUR 275 EUR
FMICS (**) Regular 250 EUR 290 EUR
Student 250 EUR 290 EUR
Student 75 EUR 95 EUR

(*) A ticket for the social program is included.
(**) FMICS registration gives access to all workshops on Saturday, and dinner on Friday 30th August.

All fees include lunch and coffee breaks for the days concerned.

Invited speakers are free of charge, registration is mandatory.


If you have any questions regarding your participation to CONCUR 2019, please email


For registration and payment, see the secure registration form.

Cancellation policy: 10% administrative fee will be deducted from the refundable amount.

Credit/Debit Card:
The regular payment method is using your credit/debit card when you register online. Kindly notice that for a credit card payment our bank requires a 3D secure confirmation. The 3D Secure standard aims to reduce fraud and provide security to online payments. For other payment methods, please check the instructions below.

Bank transfer/wire:
If you would like to pay the registration fee with wire transfer, please register on the secure registration form, and you will receive an order number. The registration fee can be transferred in EURO via the following bank account:

Bank Information:
Rabobank Nederland
Croeselaan 18
3521 CB Utrecht
The Netherlands
Account Holder:
Stichting W.I.C.
Science Park 123
1098 XG Amsterdam
The Netherlands
IBAN account number: NL76 RABO 0313557977

Please make sure that you include your order number, the event name (CONCUR 2019), and your name along with your bank transfer.


A number of options are available for hotels near Amsterdam Science Park:

Hotel name Room type Corporate price
per night
Breakfast Booking
Hotel Casa twin room / double room 115 EUR 15 EUR contact
The Lancaster Hotel (*) twin room / double room 143 EUR 15 EUR contact
The Manor Amsterdam (*) twin room / double room 153 EUR 15 EUR contact

(*) When booking at the Lancaster Hotel or Manor Amsterdam, do mention CWI's corporate rate.


Tuesday 27 August (officially in program: 17:30-19:00)

The drinks will be served at Startup Village which is also located at Amsterdam Science Park. It's a 5 minute walk from CWI (see map).

Startup Village is a community working space at Amsterdam Science Park, where innovative high-tech and science based startups are located. It is an active community for anyone who is interested in entrepreneurship. The village has different sizes of container offices and they are only available for startups.

They regularly also organize events, from workshops to startup challenges and meetups. Startup Village works closely with universities, corporate companies, successful entrepreneurs and business experts to keep them updated about their passion.

During the drinks, Erik Boer (Director) will give you more ins and outs out this wonderful initiative.


Wednesday 28 August (officially in program: 13:15-21:00)

12:30-13:15 Lunch at CWI
13:15 Bus transport from CWI to Muiderslot Castle
14:00 Arrival Muiderslot Castle
14:15 Guided tours in groups of 25 people.
Those who are not in a guided tour, have the possibility to wander around and discover the castle on their own.
17:00 Boarding ship at jetty Muiderslot for a cruise with dinner and drinks.
17:30 Departure ship for cruise on the Markermeer, around Fort Island Pampus, along Vuurtoreneiland (all part of the Defence Line of Amsterdam and UNESCO heritage), new country IJburg (built on artificial islands) and dike village Durgerdam. Then through the Oranje Locks onto the inner IJ.
Enjoy your drink and the view of sights such as the Eastern islands, the EYE film museum, the Adam tower and the NDSM wharf. Throughout the journey you can enjoy your dinner, which is freshly prepared on board, and which will be served in such a way that everyone can eat while walking, standing or sitting.
21:00 Mooring at jetty 14 behind Amsterdam Central Station and end of the boat trip.


Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot is over 700 years old and surrounded by water and beautiful historic gardens. It’s one of the oldest and best-preserved moated castles in the Netherlands and was built in 1285 with a single clear goal in mind: defence. The castle has a long and turbulent history.

In recent times, the castle with its fortifications has been a cornerstone of four water defence lines: the Utrecht Waterline, the Old and New Waterline and the Defence Line of Amsterdam (Stelling van Amsterdam, a UNESCO World Heritage site).

As was customary in the seventeenth century, the beautiful historic gardens of Muiderslot are still used for decorative and practical purposes. Behind the castle is the plum orchard. The orchard was a source of inspiration and joy for the writer and poet Pieter Cornelisz Hooft ('the Dutch Shakespeare') who lived at the Muiderslot castle in the 17th century.

Fort Island Pampus was built between 1887 and 1897. To defend Amsterdam a military master plan was conceived, the Defense Line of Amsterdam. Against an attack from the River IJ it was decided to build a fortress in the Lake IJmeer. This was to be located on the sand bank "Pampus". The first stage of the building was to lay down a work platform where the centre of the fort would stand. The vast quantities of material were delivered by ship out of Amsterdam. A German Company built the steel gun turrets.

The entire Defence Line of Amsterdam is protected by the Province of North Holland and the Dutch government as a monument. In 1996 the UNESCO officially recognized the importance of this historical Dutch defence system by including the 'Stelling' in the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites.