Travel information and Arrival:
The 2017 meeting venue is in Zurich, a charming Swiss city easily reached by air, rail or car from all cities of Europe. The meeting starts with an on site registration and a sandwich welcome lunch at 11.30 h for speakers and foreign guests in front of the lecture hall HCI J7, which is on the Hönggerberg Campus of ETH (see map), a little bit outside of the main city. Scientific sessions will start at 12.30 h. Please note that ETH has also another campus (ETH Zentrum), the historical main location near the city centre and the main train station, very different from the Hönggerberg Campus. On the meeting website you find a map where you can find the exact location of the lecture hall J7 in the HCI building on the Hönggerberg Campus. Taxis are allowed to enter the campus via Wolfgang Pauli Strasse, which is the address you can give to the taxi driver to bring you right in front of the lecture hall building. The map shows also the location of the bus stop nearby the lecture hall building HCI.
If you arrive with your private car you can enter via Einsteinstrasse (over a street bridge) and drive right straight through into the underground parking garage, where there is plenty of parking space for a fee (1.00 CHF per hour). Navigation systems are usually best programmed for Einsteinstrasse (Zürich) from where you can drive straight on into the parking (do not use Wolfgang Pauli Strasse or Vladimir Prelog Weg for navigation systems in your private car).
If you arrive at the main train station (Hauptbahnhof) you can use the shuttle bus from the “ETH link” from ETH main building (ETH Zentrum) to ETH Hönggerberg, which is free of charge for ETH members and guests like you; or you use public transport. The “ETH link” has stops at Haldenegg (near main building of ETH town centre) and at ETH town centre (underground through street in the front of the old main building towards the town centre, “Polyterassen” underground throughway). The only other stop is the final stop at ETH Hönggerberg. Participants staying in a hotel near the town centre can use the “ETH link” (see time table and link under “travel” on the website). From the Hotel Zürichberg you can use tram 6 to ETH Zentrum and take then the “ETH link” from there or proceed with public transport. From hotel Kronenhof you can walk or take a bus (see map on the website).
If you arrive at Zürich airport you can take a taxi to ETH Hönggerberg (a little less than CHF 50.- and about 15 minutes ride) and similar expenses apply also for going to Hotel Kronenhof or Hotel Zürichberg. Alternatively, there are frequent train connections to Zürich main station (Hauptbahnhof) or Zürich Oerlikon from where you can go on by tram or bus (see alternative routes under travel).
Lectures and Programme:
Lecture times for all speakers are 40 minutes including discussion. Speakers should make sure to leave enough time for discussion within their time slot, as there is no extra time and the schedule is very dense (see program). The lecture hall is equipped with a projector for powerpoint projections and also overhead projectors .
Poster session is on Wednesday evening in HCI J8 near the lecture hall and the posters can stay mounted all time.
The conference dinner is on Tuesday in the faculty club (Dozentenfoyer) on top of the historical main building of ETH (ETH Zentrum, Hauptgebäude HG, see map). The connection is possible from the lecture hall with the last shuttle bus of the “ETH link” or public transport. If you go by car, there is an underground parking at the ETH main building (public in the evening for a fee).
Weather in Zürich is generally very variable in April, but recent forecast indicates variable weather, indeed, some sunshine, clouds, perhaps some rain and day temperatures 10 to 18° C and low temperatures 2 to 10° C during the nights.
Currency in Switzerland is the Swiss ‘Franken’ (Franc) , which has a value within 10 percent of the US Dollar or the Euro currently .
We welcome you all in Zürich and hope you will enjoy your time
Executive Committee (co-chairs, from ETH Zurich)
Frédéric Merkt, Martin Quack, Markus Reiher, Jeremy Richardson, Ruth Signorell, Hans Jakob Wörner