Practical Information

Conference venue

The conference venue is the main building HG = Hauptgebäude of ETH Zürich. Main entrance: Rämistrasse 101.
The last session on Saturday will take place in the adjacent ML building. Main entrance: Sonneggstrasse 3.


Payment of registration fees covers participation in the meeting, congress materials, coffee break refreshments and buffet lunches.

Registration and Information desk

You can pick up your name badge and conference materials at the registration and information desk on the E floor of the main building.
The registration and information desk will be open at the following times:
Saturday: 8:15 - 17:00
Sunday: 8:30 - 13:30
Monday: 8:30 - 17:00
Tuesday: Contact organizers
Sara Booz: +41 79 549 65 73

Instruction for speakers

  • Duration of contributed talks: 40 minutes (including discussion)
  • Duration of plenary lectures: 90 minutes (including discussion)

All conference rooms are equipped with PCs and projectors. You may upload your presentation to the conference computer from your USB flash drive or use your own computer (only VGA or HDMI plugs are available - mini HDMI and other connectors require an adapter).
Please use a standard format of presentation (ppt, pptx, or pdf). Please check that your computer or presentation work as expected during the break before your session.

Instruction for chairs

Please contact the speakers in advance so you can present them correctly and coordinate your timing signals.
Make sure to adhere to the advertised schedule so people can move between the parallel sessions.


You may connect to the eduroam network with your own institute's username and password. Please make sure to obtain the username and password in advance, as they may be different from your usual institutional username and password.
Registration on the networks public and public-5 is possible for people who can receive text messages on their phones.

Phone and data roaming

Switzerland is not included in the EU roaming zone. If you're coming from the EU, please check with your service provider whether your package includes Switzerland. Local SIMs with data packages can be purchased for 20-30 CHF in all cellular company outlets (central train station, airport train station and many other places city-wide)


The standard voltage in Switzerland is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. You can use your electric appliances in Switzerland if the standard voltage in your country is in between 220 - 240 V.

Switzerland uses a unique plug (type J). You can use a European two-prong plug (type C) as well, but anything else would require an adapter. Be sure to get one in advance!

ATMs (cash machines)

The nearest ATMs are located in the MM building (adjacent to the conference venue, at the Polyterrasse) and in Rämistrasse 100 (across the road from the conference venue in the university hospital).

Emergency number

If you need the police or an ambulance when not at the venue, the emergency number is 112.


Average daily high and low temperatures in January are 2 and -2 degrees Celsius respectively. Last year's high and low in January were 7 and -7. On average, there are 10 days of rain or snow in January.

Travel Information

From Zurich Airport

  • By tram to the conference venue: from the Zurich Airport tram stop, by tram no. 10 (towards Bahnhofplatz/HB) to ETH/Universitätsspital. The tram runs every 7 to 15 minutes between 6 o'clock in the morning and 11 o'clock at night. Journey time: 30 minutes.
  • By rail to the Zurich HB (main station): by S-Bahn or mainline services from the Zurich Airport station. Journey time: approx. 10 minutes.

From Zurich HB (Main Station)

  • From Bahnhofquai/HB tram stop: by tram no. 6 (direction: Zoo) to ETH/Universitätsspital. Journey time: approx. 6 minutes.
  • From Bahnhofstrasse/HB tram stop: by tram no. 10 (direction: Airport or Oerlikon station) to ETH/Universitätsspital.
  • Walking from the main station to the ETH main building takes ca. 13 minutes. Please note that the walk includes a rather steep uphill climb with some stairs, so you might want to avid it if you're carrying luggage.

From Basel Airport/Basel Main Station (Bahnhof SBB)

  • From Basel EuroAirport bus stop: bus no. 50 to Basel, Bahnhof SBB. There are busses every few minutes.
  • At Basel, Bahnhof SBB take the IC3, ICE, or TGV to Zurich HB. Journey time: approx. 1 hour 20 minutes.

Zurich public transportation

  • All travel within the city of Zurich is covered by the Zurich city ticket (zone 110).
  • Travel from Zurich airport requires a ticket that covers zones 121 and 110. 
  • A single ride (zone 110) is valid for one hour and costs 4.30 CHF.
  • A 24 hour ticket costs the same as two single rides.
  • Tickets can be bought from machines in all public transport stations or from ticket-counters in the major stations.
  • Public transportation in Zurich is usually punctual and dependable.