St Andrews
St Andrews

The 11th International Conference on Finite-State Methods and Natural Language Processing

Held at the Gateway, St Andrews, Scotland (UK), July 15-17, 2013.

University of St Andrews

St Andrews is Scotland's first university and the third oldest in the English-speaking world, founded in 1413. In the year of the conference, the university is celebrating its 600th anniversary.

The town of St Andrews is the international home of golf and one of Scotland's most charming places, with a wide variety of restaurants and plenty of history and culture. The Fife coastal path, which crosses St Andrews, rewards hikers with staggering views.

Conference venue

The Gateway

The Gateway is a modern conference centre located at the entrance to St Andrews. It comprises a large lecture theatre, 10 break-out rooms, and a large central well area.


Agnes Blackadder Hall

Agnes Blackadder Hall (formerly called New Hall) operates as a 3 star guest accommodation during the summer. All rooms have en-suite shower rooms, double beds, tea/coffee making facilities, alarm clocks, wi-fi and TVs.

Conference dinner

Lower College Hall

The conference dinner is held on Tuesday July 16, starting at 18:15, in Lower College Hall. St Salvator's Chapel is on the opposite side of St Salvator's Quadrangle.


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From the Gateway (B), it is a mere 5 minutes' walk to accommodation at Agnes Blackadder Hall (A). For the conference dinner at Lower College Hall (D), the best walk is via the bus station (C), St. Mary's Place and Market Street and then via Union Street to North Street. College Hall is located on St Salvator's Quadrangle (or Quad for short), reachable from North Street on either side of St Salvator's Chapel.   ♦   University of St Andrews