symposium tips for foreign participants
For information on how to get to Lausanne,
please check the Lausanne-Tourism web site.
arrive at Geneva (or Zurich) airport, we recommend that you DO
rent a car, as Switzerland has a very effective mass transportation
system. Rather, take a train from the airport to Lausanne (for complete
train schedules, check www.cff.ch).
All the hotels booked for the
symposium are in Lausanne. The symposium takes
place on the EPFL campus (7 km West of Lausanne), in the "salle
polyvalente". To get from Lausanne to the campus, the
easiest way is to take a small subway (called "TSOL" in Lausanne
parlance), and to get out at the station "EPFL". The ride takes
12 minutes. Then follow the signs to the symposium room. With your registration,
you should receive a document that entitles you to travel on the TSOL. More
details on how to get from your Hotel to EPFL, you can find here.
Please note that on
late Monday afternoon, the buses that will bring you to the Chateau
d'Oron (gala dinner) will leave directly from the campus,
immediately after the afternoon session. Therefore, you will NOT get
back to your hotel room before the end of the gala dinner (around 10:30
Usually the weather is mild (around 15 to 20 degrees centigrade) at that time
of the year. However, some rain showers cannot be excluded. Bring your umbrella
On campus, you will have access to the Internet. If you bring
your laptop, don't forget your 802.11 adaptor and a European power supply
connector. Some PCs will be available as well.
There is a bank on campus. All the prices are in Sfr (Swiss Francs). (Indicative
exchange rate on March 13, 2002: 1 EUR = 1.47 Sfr,
1 USD = 1.68
In this part of Switzerland,
French is the official language. The official language of the
conference is English.
For more info about the EPFL campus, please look at http://www.epfl.ch
Further information about Lausanne, can be found on the official Lausanne
We hope you enjoy your stay!
The following hotels are available
to the symposium participants:
4* sup. = Hotel
de la Paix
4* = Hotel
3* = Hotel AlaGare, Hotel
City, Hotel Comfort des Voyageurs,
Hotel Crystal, Hotel Regina
Others = Jeunotel
Lausanne, with the hotel addresses