Wollongong and the surrounding regions are filled with great places to see. The following a few places you might like to explore.

You can see some of the best attractions via the optional tours on Day 4!

Day 4: Friday, 7th December: Social Program with optional tours

To Fo Guang Shan Nan Tien Temple

The temple is a 12min drive from Wollongong, also accessible by bus. Nan Tien Temple known as “Southern Paradise” is the largest Buddhist temple in the Southern Hemisphere.


By train or car Kiama is a scenic tourist spot by the sea. It is easy to travel to and takes about 45mins by train or 35mins car. Kiama is filled with natural beauty, restaurants and a natural blow hole.

Symbio Wildlife Park

Every international tourist want to get up and close to a crocodile, snuggle with a koala and bounce around with a kangaroo. Only a quick 30min drive from Wollongong, Symbio allows you to get up and close with your favourite Australian animals.

Sea Cliff Bridge

A popular bridge for vehicle commercials, this bridge is beautiful in construction as the road curves around the mountain. A walking path is available to cross the bridge. You can drive this route to or from Symbio and take in the beautiful ocean road.

Sydney CBD

If this is your first time to Australia or New South Wales then make sure you take the time to explore Sydney. The CBD is only a 90min train trip from Wollongong, allowing you to explore the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Darling Harbour. A day trip to Sydney works out great value as accommodation is much cheaper in Wollongong. If you travel on a Sunday using an Opal card than the maximum cost of public transport on the day is $2.60. If you can also take a ferry trip to Manly!

Important Dates

16 Apr 2018

First-time author OPTIONAL  submission (CLOSED)


15 May 2018

Feedback to first-time authors (COMPLETE)

24 Aug  2018

Paper subsmission deadline (EXTENDED)

17 Aug 2018

Notification of review outcomes


01 Oct 2018

Camera-ready papers due

08 Oct 2018

Early-bird and presenter registration deadline

04 Dec 2018

Conference opening

04 Dec 2018

05 Dec 2018

06 Dec 2018

07 Dec 2018 

Pre-Conf Workshops + Opening + Welcome Reception

Main Technical Program + Conf Dinner

Main Technical Program + Closing Ceremony

Social Program (optional tours)

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