WIASABiSS 2018 will be held at the Hotel Santemar in Santander, Spain.


Local organizers have reserved a number of rooms in the Hotel Santemar situated just 150m away from the Sardinero beach and very close to La Magdalena gardens and palace, the old summer residence of King Alfonso XIII. Single rooms are reserved from 10 September to 14 September 2018 at a special price of EUR 65.97 per night including buffet breakfast and taxes. Participants should reserve the accommodation either at the online registration form:


or contacting the technical secretariat:


Deadline for Hotel room reservation is 11 August 2018.

Getting to Santander

Santander is a seaport of Northern Spain, in the region of Cantabria. It spreads along the bay, and is known for its beaches and harbour. It has around 200,000 inhabitants, although population increases in summer. The average temperature in September is around 20ºC. Outstanding places near Santander are: the Puente Viesgo and Altamira caves with prehistoric paintings, the Cabarceno Natural Park, the charming village of Santillana del Mar, Comillas, or the Picos de Europa Mountains.

Santander has a small international airport with 23 destinations. It is located about 5 km away from the city centre. There is a bigger airport at Bilbao with 50 destinations which is about 100km away from Santander, linked by bus through a highway. There are also ferry boats linking Santander with Portsmouth (UK) and Cork (Ireland). Detailed information about how to get to Hotel Santemar can be found here.