FSE 2016
20-23 March 2016
Bochum, Germany
23rd International Conference on Fast Software Encryption
Fast Software Encryption 2016



About Bochum

Bochum is located within the famous "Ruhr Area", Germany's former primary location for coal mining and steel industry. Although most coal mines have been closed, the hidden beauty of these old days has been preserved in many places.

Things to see

  • Little walk: Botanical Garden is located South of the Ruhr-University Bochum and shows a great variety of plants from all over the world. You can reach it in 5-10 minutes from the conference venue
  • Socializing: The Bermudadreieck (the Bermuda triangle) is a square in the center of Bochum literaly crowded with theme bars and restaurants
  • Medieval architecture: The city of Hattingen is a neighbour city of Bochum and has one of the most beautiful historical districts in the NRW-area including many points of interests
  • Mining history: The Deutsches Bergbau-Museum of Bochum is one of Germany's most popular museums and well known for its wide spread underground mine shaft
  • Elaborate Digging: In the city of Essen (also a neighbour city of Bochum) is the Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and titled the "most beautiful coal mine in the world"
  • Wet: The Sea Life Aquarium in Oberhausen features a rich variety of marine creatures, such as sharks, stingrays and seahorses