SMPS 2012 will be held on October 4 to 6, 2012, in the facilities of the University of Konstanz, located at the western end of lake Constance in the south-west corner of Germany, bordering Switzerland. Its large old town comprises many ancient buildings and narrow alleys. The city skiline is dominated by the majestic cathedral, several other churches and three towers left over from the city wall, one of which marks the place of the former medieval bridge over the Rhine river.
Mainau is an island in Lake Constance. It is maintained as a garden island and a model of excellent environmental practices. It is one of the main tourist attractions of Lake Constance. Beside flowers there is a park landscape with views on the lake. Also, the conference dinner will take place on this island.