Twente, Netherlands, 17 - 20 May 2016

Conferentiehotel Drienerburght
Drienerlolaan 5, Gebouw 44, 7522 NB Enschede, Nederland
The hotel is located at the campus of the University of Twente No 44 on the Map

We have blocked 21 single and 3 double rooms for the meeting. They can be booked until April 17. After that, room booking is based on availability (and the rates can change).

Room rates are:
€ 75 for a single room/ night (including breakfast).
€ 90 for a double room/ night (including breakfast).

To book a room at Conference hotel Drienerburght go to the website .
- fill in the access code: CTIT, press “Login”
- fill in arrival date and number of nights, press button “Check”
- fill in number of rooms
- press button “Book now”
- fill in the reservations form

To make a reservation via the website of the hotel you need a credit card number with expiration date.
If you don’t have a credit card please contact the hotel by phone or e-mail.

After 1 April there is also a tax imposed by Enschede of € 1,25 per night (it seems that if you book before
1 April you don’t pay the tax).

The rooms at the hotel are basic. You can also book a room in another hotel:

At walking distance (10-15 min walk):

1. Hampshire hotel - De Broeierd, Enschede
o Address: Hengelosestraat 725, 7521 PA Enschede, the Netherlands
o Location: Across the University of Twente.
Nearby bus station: ‘Enschede, De Broeierd’
From Enschede railway station to the Hampshire hotel – De Broeierd:
Take Bus 9 to Hengelo : Bus stop De Broeierd, Enschede
Take Bus 1 to UT/Langenkampweg’ and then stop at bus station UT/Drienerbeeklaan
o Website hotel:
o Or see
o Indication of price: +/- €300 per person for 3 nights

Hotel in Enschede (you need a bus or taxi to get to the campus):
2. InterCityHotel Enschede
o Address: Willem Wilminkplein 5, 7511 PG Enschede, Nederland.
o Location: Located at 5 minutes’ walk from Enschede central station.
o Website hotel:
o Or see
o Indication of price: +/- €300 per person for 3 nights .

Hotel in Hengelo (you need a bus or taxi to get to the campus):
Hampshire Hotel - City Hengelo
o Address: B.P. Hofstedestraat 50, 7551 DG Hengelo, Nederland.
o Location: 5 minutes’ walk from Hengelo station.
o Website hotel:
o Or see
o Indication of price: +-/ €300 per person for 3 nights


The best way to travel is to take the train to Enschede.
If you arrive at Schiphol Airport (either by airplane or by the Thalys high speed rail from Brussels) there is a train to Enschede. It takes 2 hours. There is one in every hour. In particular, it runs at X.37 (with X being any hour). The location of the train station is at the airport.

There is also another train at X.07 to Enschede. For this you have to change trains at Amersfoort, across the same platform (they wait for each other, unless there is a delay).

A similar schedule holds for the trains from Enschede to Schiphol airport.

The Thalys high speed rail from Brussels also stops at Rotterdam. From there you can take a train to Enschede. It will take 2.25 hours. It runs every half hour (X.20 and X.50) but mostly you will have to change trains at either Gouda or Amersfoort.

There is a bus (every 10 min) to the entrance of the campus, which is nearby the hotel (5-10 min walk) and another bus which will take you closer to the hotel but is not so frequent.

Bus 1 (travel time 15-20 min):
Runs every 10-15 minutes.
But after 19.50: only every 30 minutes (until 23.50).

Stop : UT/ De Zul.
(Not UT/Bastille.)
Stop UT/ De Zul is opposite building 41 (one minute walk to the hotel).

Bus 9 (travel time 8-10 min):
Runs every 10-15 minutes.
But after 19.28: only every 30 minutes (until 23.28).

(Stop: Kennispark/UT, as before).

Tickets can be bought on the bus (around 2 Euro).

Further details about train and bus travel can be found here



9.30 - 9.45 Intro - Frank/Geraint
9.45 - 11.00 Presentations (up to 10 mins)
Karolina Rataj - Twente - Neuroinvestigation
Ping Xiao - Helsinki - ongoing work on metaphor interpretation using word associations and subspaces
Kat Agres - QMUL - Metaphor musings: Recap of the workshop and ongoing work
11.00 - 11.15 Coffee break
11.15 - 13.00 Session 2 - Presentations continue
Deniece Nazareth - Twente - Evaluation
Hugo Oliveira - Coimbra - Exploring PoeTryMe: generation of different kinds of poetry, integration and evaluation
Martin Znidarsic - JSI - ConCreTe integration tool and data
Pedro Martins - Coimbra - Ongoing work on the quality of blends
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 15.30 Session 3
Rahul Sharma - Coimbra - The role of regulation in conceptual blending with RANs
Jamie Forth - QMUL- PPM* versus hierarchical models for sequence prediction
15.30 - 15.45 Coffee break
15.45 - 16.30 Session 4
Pablo Gervas - Madrid - The Tortuous Way from Computational Concepts to Computational Text
16.30 - 17.30 Summary of Day 1 and plans for tomorrow
18.00 - 21.00 Drinks & Dinner at the Faculty Club No 42 on Map


9.30 - 11.00 Parallel Sessions
RA Discussions//PIs Management Meeting
10.30 - 11.00 Meeting for Geraint and Ping
11.00 - 11.15 Coffee break
11.15 - 13.00 Research discussions
11.15 - 12.00 Review Paper (Ping)
12.00 - 13.00 Book Part 1 (Geraint)
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 15.00 Research discussions
14.00- 15.00 Representations for Concepts (including working domains) (Pablo & Geraint)
15.00 - 15.15 Coffee break
15.15 - 16.00 Research discussions
15.15 - 16.00 Final Deliverable on Applications (Pablo)
16.20 Leave for Visit to Twenthe Museum
17.00 - 19.00 Visit to Twenthe Museum & Buffet
18.45 - 20.00 Buffet


9.30 - 11.00 ConCreTe Book Part 2
11.00 - 11.15 Coffee break
11.00 - 12.30 Future directions
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch

In attendance

Name Partner
Pedro Martins Coimbra
Hugo Oliveira Coimbra
Rahul Sharma Coimbra
Hannu Toivonen Helsinki
Ping Xiao Helsinki
Nada Lavrac JSI
Martin Znidarsic JSI
Pablo Gervas Gomez-Navarro Madrid
Kat Agres QMUL
Jamie Forth QMUL
Sascha Griffiths QMUL
Matt Purver QMUL
Sue White QMUL
Geraint Wiggins QMUL
Deniece Nazareth Twente
Karolina Rataj Twente
Frank van der Velde Twente