The 14th International Conference on Broad-Band Wireless Computing, Communication and Applications


November 7-9, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

In conjunction with the 3PGCIC-2019 International Conference.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: July 31, 2019 (Extended)
Authors Notification: August 15, 2019
Author Registration: September 2, 2019
Final Manuscript: September 2, 2019
Conference Dates: November 7-9, 2019

Transport Information and Facilities

Getting there

Antwerp is centrally-located in Europe and easy to reach. You can get here by train, plane, bus or car. Your hassle-free city trip starts here.

By plane

Brussels International Airport (Zaventem) is located about 45 km (30 min.) from Antwerp city centre.

Bus transfer: Take the Airport Express Bus, a direct coach service from the airport to the centre of Antwerp. Coaches operate every hour. The journey to Antwerp Central station takes around 45 min and costs €10.

Train transfer: the station is at floor -1 in Brussels airport and the ticket can be purchased at a ticket vending machine by credit card. Antwerp Central Station (35 min. from Brussels Airport Zaventem by train) is situated at the heart of the city.

If you fly to Charleroi (Brussels South) Airport, on arrival, you can buy a public transport ticket to Antwerp (bus + train ride), which takes less than 2 hours. From Charleroi Airport, you need to buy a combi-ticket at the square outside the airport for +/- € 20. This includes the bus ride from the airport to the station and the train to Antwerp.

Another option is to fly to Amsterdam Airport (Schiphol) or Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and continue your trip to Antwerp Central station with Thalys.

By train

Antwerp is really easy to get to by train. National and international trains, such as the Thalys, stop at Antwerp Central Station and/or Antwerp-Berchem. There are fifteen trains to and from Antwerp every hour. You can take one of several bus and tram lines into the city centre from Antwerp-Central and Antwerp-Berchem.

Take the time to look up and around you if you arrive in Antwerp’s Central Station as it is widely considered one of the most beautiful stations of the world.

By bus

You can easily get to Antwerp by bus with one of many city links. Book a ticket with one of the many bus companies.

By car

Are you planning to travel to Antwerp by car? Please bear in mind that Antwerp’s city centre is a low emission zone. Register your car before entering Antwerp and check whether you may enter the zone. Also bear in mind that Antwerp’s Ring road is often very busy and that several major road works and construction projects are planned in the city until 2022, which will cause substantial traffic nuisance. Check the website of Slim naar Antwerpen for all information about how to get to Antwerp and about smart alternatives to travel into the city.

Getting around in Antwerp

To get around in Antwerp, you can walk, take a bike, a bus or tram, take a taxi or drive your car.

Public transport (bus/trams)

All information regarding trams and buses (lines, timetables, stops, etc.) can be obtained via the website of De Lijn. Please note that public transport in Belgium is not 24/7; at night, you will not find any services and during weekends at lesser frequencies.


The Antwerp taxis can transport up to four passengers while taxi buses can transport seven to eight passengers for the same price. The official taxis, with a permit from the City of Antwerp, all have an illuminated taxi sign on the roof and a red plate on the front of the car. You pay a uniform tariff, which is controlled by the city. The tariff is always shown on the taximeter in the car. When you arrive at your destination the taximeter will automatically print out a ticket with the taxi company’s name and phone number as well as the phone number of the local police, for any questions or complaints you may have.

Order a taxi by calling the phone numbers of the main taxi companies or use the Apple and Android app, which can be downloaded at


Antwerp has a lot of traffic and many one-way streets, so using a bike is often a faster way to get from A to Z. There are bicycle lanes in almost every street, distances are not too large and with the right gear, you can cycle all year round.

When parking on the street, you can find designated bike racks on the street in various locations across the city. You may also park your bike on the pavement if people can still get by and it is not an obstacle.

Velo is Antwerp’s metropolitan bike sharing. You can pick up and drop off bicycles at various points, whenever you like. You can buy an annual pass online or rent the bikes for shorter periods of time.

Bird scooters are also a convenient and affordable way to get around the city. Download their app and get rollin’ or check out their website if you need more information.