DASFAA is an annual international database conference, which showcases state-of-the-art R&D activities in database systems and their applications. It provides a forum for technical presentations and discussions among database researchers, developers and users from academia, business and industry.
DASFAA 2018 will take place in Gold Coast, Australia, from May 21st to May 24th 2018.
Gold Coast is a coastal city in the state of Queensland, 66 km (41 mi) from the state capital Brisbane. With a population of 638,090 (2016), the Gold Coast is the 6th largest city in Australia. It is a major tourist destination with its sunny subtropical climate and has become widely known for its surfing beaches, high-rise dominated skyline, theme parks, nightlife, and rainforest hinterland. It is also the major film production hub for Queensland. Gold Coast will host the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Gold Coast international airport is located less than 30 minutes by road from the Gold Coast city. It is connected with over 15 flights per day from Melbourne and 25 from Sydney, plus with over 350 direct flights per week to international destinations including Malaysia, Singapore, Fiji, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand and China.
Brisbane international airport is about 85 kilometers (70 minutes) by car from the conference venue, and around 1 hour 50 minutes by train and then light rail (Train from Airport Terminal to Helensvale, change to Light Rail from Helensvale to Surfers Paradise). 34 international airlines fly into Brisbane. Direct services to 28 international destinations each week include China, USA, Canada and many Asian cities; reachable from Europe with one stop.