27 March 2010 to 1 April 2010
Europe/Zurich timezone
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Useful information


Coming from Geneva’s main train station (Cornavin)

Take the tram number 14 or 16 in the direction of Meyrin-Graviere, get off the tram at Vaudagne. From Vaudagne, take the number 56 bus marked with its terminus as CERN. The ticket costs 3.00CHF or  2.00EUR (Ticket "Tout Genève" on the ticket machine). See Transport Publics Genevois web site for full details.

Coming from Geneva airport

The easiest (i.e. direct) way is to take the bus letter Y from outside the airport in the direction Val Thoiry. The stop to get off at is CERN.

Unfortunately, the bus Y is not the most regular of services. If there seems to be a long wait, then the best option is to take the number 10 bus from the airport to Bouchet and change for either tram number 14 or 16. Then continue as above, changing at Vaudagne for the bus 56 to CERN.

NOTE: The International Airport of Geneva is offering all arriving passengers a free "Tout Geneve" ticket, which is valid for 80 minutes. This ticket is available from the automatic ticket machine situated in the baggage reclaim area and permits you to use public transport in the city of Geneva on the day of your arrival only, and must be accompanied by your boarding pass.

More information on this can be found at the airport website, including a pdf containing all you need to know about the free ticket.

In addition, if you are staying in a Geneva Hotel (not the CERN hostel) you are entitled to a Geneva Transport card which will guarantee you free public transport in Geneva for the duration of your stay.

Some further indications about coming to CERN can be found at:

It is also possible to take a taxi from Geneva airport to CERN (Gate B).  Cost is about 50 CHF (depending on the time and the number of luggage).
- Badge/Access cards
At your arrival at CERN, you will have to collect your badge.
Arrival from Monday to Friday between 8:00 to 17:45, your badge should be collected at the reception desk in building 33.
Arrival from Monday to Friday beyond hours mentioned above, or on Saturday and Sunday, your badge should be collected at Entrance B (building 120) close to the guard  - next to the bus terminus.
Please note that your badge will also serve as access card on the CERN site.
-   CERN Hostel
Please read carefully the check-in and check-out instructions at:
Opening Hours of the Hostel Reception (bldg 39) are as follows:
Mondays to Fridays from 7.30 to 19.30
Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from 9.00 to 13.00
Outside these times, room keys can be obtained from the security guard on duty at the entrance
to CERN's Meyrin Site Gate B (bldg 120).

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Workshop registration desk will be open for all participants according to the following schedule:
Saturday 27 March from 15:00 to 18:00
Sunday 28 March during a.m. coffee break
Monday 29 March during a.m. and p.m. coffee breaks
Please follow the instruction given at:
which indicates how to use wifi at CERN. As the requests have to be approved, it is advised to fill out this request before coming to CERN.

Please give karl.johnston@cern.ch as contact person (Department: PH, Group: UIS)

In addition, if you are going to use SKYPE at CERN, please be aware that it should be specially configured. Details about this are found here.


Each participant (except CERN members) should have received meals tickets in the information pack. Meal tickets valued at 15 CHF for lunch and evening meals and meals tickets valued at 5.20 CHF for breakfast.
The conference fee includes meal costs up to the above mentioned values. If the meal cost is beyond this value, the participant is kindly requested to pay the difference.
The tickets are only valid for the Novae self service restaurant 1 located in building 501 just below the conference room.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 7:00- 00:00, Saturday, Sunday: 7:00 - 22:00
Breakfast is served from 07:00 onwards
Meals from Monday- Friday: 11:30 - 14:15 and 18:00 - 22:00, Saturday, Sunday 11:30 - 14:00 and 18:00 - 20:00.
Please present one ticket at the cash register for each meal. The tickets are valid from the evening meal on the 27th March until breakfast on the 1st April inclusive.
No provision has been made for the evening meal on Tuesday 30 th March due to the conference dinner. Participants not attending the conference dinner are kindly asked to organize their own eating arrangements.
The dinner will be held on Tuesday 30 March at 19h30 in Restaurant "l'Ecureuil" at Challex, France (see http://www.restoenfrance.com/restaurant-439067-Le-Chalet-de-l-Ecureuil.html). Transport from and to the restaurant will be provided.
Meeting point is bldg 33 (map) at 19h00. Financial contribution of 50 euros (paid by cash) will be required upon boarding the bus.
A shuttle bus runs every day (excluding weekends and holidays) from CERN to Geneva Airport from the steps of the Main building. Please consult the regular shuttle service meyrin-Airport available at: http://gs-dep.web.cern.ch/gs-dep/groups/sem/ls/RegularShuttleTimetable.htm 
For any further information, please contact: