This time, the XIM5 will be held in the city of Würzburg, which is located in Lower Franconia and situated by the river Main. The history of Würzburg goes back to the year 1000 B.C. when a Celtic stronghold was built atop the Marienberg hill. Today Würzburg has 130,000 inhabitants. Würzburg’s Julius-Maximilian University was home to 14 Nobel Prize winners, such as Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen (Nobel Prize in physics for the discovery of x-rays, 1901) and Klaus von Klitzing (Nobel Prize in physics for the discovery of the quantized Hall effect, 1985). The University of Würzburg has 10 different faculties and 70 institutes. All in all, there are more than 37,000 students enrolled, pursuing research projects and degree programs. Additional information can be found on the web page by the tourist information or University of Würzburg.