Social Program


Early Arrivals Evening, Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 19:00

For those who already arrived on Tuesday/Wednesday we will make a reservation at 19:30 in the restaurant `Alter Markt´ (Markt 3, 44137 Dortmund). Dinner is served a la carte. All costs are on the participants.

To allow for better planning please register for this evening with the registration form up to April 25, 2016.



Welcome Evening, Thursday, May 26, 2016, 19:00

The welcome evening will take part on Wednesday at 19:00 in the restaurant Hövel’s in the centre of Dortmund (Thier-Galerie Dortmund, Hoher Wall 5-7, 44137 Dortmund). On this evening dinner will be offered a la carte. All costs of this evening are on the participants.


To allow our planning please register for this evening with the registration form up to April 25, 2016.




Sightseeing and Conference Dinner, Friday, May 27, 2016, 18:00



In 2001 started a new era for the district Hörde in Dortmund, 160 years of industrial history ended with the beginning of the Phoenix See, the largest urban development projects in Germany. On the area of the former blast furnace and steel plant site of ThyssenKrupp newly formed and developed a new recreational area. In 2005 the first cornerstone was laid on the Phoenix area. The work started with full speed to manage the work with over 2.5 million cubic meters of ground motion and 420,000 cubic meters of ferroconcrete.

The new lake invites for walking, jogging, cycling or skating. The 3.2 km long pedestrian and bicycle paths invite visitors to relax, as well as to sporting activities. Not only sports has the Phoenix See to offer, on the shores of the lake form high-end residential units, commercial offices, a floating stage with a marina and a promenade with restaurants. Ten years was scheduled, the official start of the flooding was on October 2010. Since May 9th 2011, the fences disappeared and the Phoenix See has been completed.

The price including bus-transfer and dinner is 50 €. A reduced price of 40 € is offered to students and doctoral students with half a salary or less. Please add a respective attestation to your registration. Number of reduced tickets is limited. Costs for drinks have to be paid individually.

Payment is required up to April 15, 2016, to Volksbank Dortmund IBAN: DE70441600142480686900, SWIFT/BIC: GENODEM1DOR. Keyword “SoSy2016”. Participants from outside the EU may pay at the conference office on Thursday.

Registration for this evening is obligatory with the registration form not later than 15 April 2016. The capacity of the reduced price tickets is limited.