IMF 2018

11th International Conference on
IT Security Incident Management & IT Forensics

May 7th - 9th, 2018
Hamburg, Germany

Conference of SIG SIDAR
of the German Informatics Society (GI).

Conference Location


Grand Elysée Hamburg
Rothenbaumchaussee 10
20148 Hamburg

Social Event Location

We will have a three hour boat tour on board the "Commodore" with beautiful views of Hamburg's harbour and the Elbe while having dinner. We board the boat at 19:00 and return at about 22:30. Note that it is not possible to leave the boat in between.


Boat "Commodore"
leaving from
20459 Hamburg

Hotel recommendations

A limited contingent of hotel rooms has been arranged with the IntercityHotel Hamburg Dammtor-Messe for the duration of the conference. The hotel is located about 10 minutes by foot from the Grand Elysee hotel. Until 12.04. single rooms can be booked at the IntercityHotel for 124 Euros a night including breakfast. The reservation can be placed by phone (040/600014-140) or by email ( using the code "IMF2018".

IntercityHotel Hamburg Dammtor-Messe
St. Petersburger Straße 1
20355 Hamburg

Since the conference is close to Hamburg's harbour anniversary, a timely hotel reservation is recommended.

For a list of hotels residing near the city centre of Hamburg or close to the main train station or a subway station, please refer to hotel overview.
The tourist office of Hamburg provides an online booking system with an alphabetical list of hotels in Hamburg:

Tourismuszentrale Hamburg
Wexstraße 7
20355 Hamburg
Tel.: 040 / 30051-701 (Hotel-Hotline)
Fax: 040 / 30051-253

For information on public transport please refer to the website of the Hamburger Verkehrsverbund (HVV) .

Please be aware:

Since 2013, Hamburg collects a tax on private overnight stays in accommodation establishments like hotels, guesthouses, or youth hostels. The so-called culture and tourism tax. No tax is levied on overnight stays of business travellers who have to stay overnight in Hamburg for compelling professional or business reasons.
For proof of a business trip, you need a confirmation signed by your employer. The confirmation has to state your name, the city you stayed in, the time of your stay and the address of your employer.
For more information on the tax as well as a sample confirmation please refer to this link.