June 26, 2022 to July 1, 2022
Europe/Zurich timezone
There is a live webcast for this event.

Conference Sessions & Events

  - The Conference Photo has been moved from Thursday 18:15 to Wednesday 18:15, just after the Skill Session. Place remains unchanged.

  - ALL Thursday sessions will take place at CERN's Main Auditorium, just across Pas Perdus.


Important! Per COST's requirements for participant support, you are required to sign the daily attendance sheets. It will be available daily at the registration desk.


Download here our timetable:


Conference Registration

As you arrive for the conference, check in with us and pick up your kits! We will be available at two times:

  1. Sunday, between 18:30 and 20:00, outside the CERN Hotel reception (building 39). If the weather does not allow, we will set up the registration table at the Pas Perdus (see Wayfinding around CERN). Snacks will be available!
  2. Monday, between 8:30 and 9:00, just before the first session at the Pas Perdus in front of the CERN Council Chamber.

We highly recommend everyone to check in on Sunday, especially those staying at the CERN Hotel, in order to avoid a high flow of people right before the start of the conference.


Plenary talks

At ECCTI, every talk is a plenary talk! We will feature 43 contributions divided in 12 sessions over four days.  With few exceptions, each talk will be 18 minutes long with additional 4 minutes for questions. All sessions will take place at the CERN Council Chamber (see Wayfinding around CERN) and will be streamed. Both local and remote participants will be able to interact with the speakers via Zoom (you will need to be logged in). In case you have immediate troubles with your conference credentials, a live webcast will also be streamed and open to anyone. It will not, however, permit interactions with the conference.

Please note that all presenters will have to upload their talks (preferably in PDF) to the computer at the auditorium 15 minutes before the start of the session.  It will not be possible to connect your own PC to the AV system.

Also, keep in mind the ECCTI is intended to connect a broad community with very diverse scientific goals and common technical challenges. When preparing your communication, make sure your presentation is accessible and well motivated. 


Poster session

Our poster session will take place in the Pas Perdus exhibition area between 16:30 and 19:00 on Tuesday. A cocktail will be served until 18:00 featuring wines from the wineries around Geneva.

Please ensure that your Poster is A0 in size (1189 x 841 mm / 46.8 x 33.1 inches) and in a portrait format. We will provide a method of fixing your poster to the stand. Poster stands will be available from Monday afternoon to Thursday morning. Please make sure you set your poster up at your designated stand before Tuesday 16:30 and take it out before Thursday 14:00.

A few posters will be presented virtually at Room D, just across the Council Chamber.

Prizes will be given for the best posters based on our community choice! The three winners of the 350 CHF prizes will be announced during our conference dinner.

Congratulations to the 3 winners of best poster competition!
  -  Helene Hainzer (Austrian Academy of Sciences)
  -  Julia Jäger (CERN and MPIK)
  -  Felix Knollmann (MIT)


Skill sessions

ECCTI will feature several events to further leverage your future career in academia or industry.

Lecture: Making the most of your presentation (Mon, 16:45)

Strong presentation skills are a key to success for researchers and other professionals alike, yet many speakers are at a loss to tackle the task. Systematic as they usually are in their work, they go at it intuitively or haphazardly, with much good will but seldom with an effective outcome. This lecture proposes a systematic way to prepare and deliver an oral presentation: it covers structure, slides, and delivery, as well as stage fright.

This lecture will be delivered by Jean-luc Doumont - an engineer from the Louvain School of Engineering and PhD in applied physics from Stanford University who now devotes his time and energy to training researchers, engineers, managers, and other professionals in effective communication, pedagogy, critical thinking, and other themes of professional development.


Workshop: Grant writing (Wed, 16:45)

Pablo Garcia Tello is currently section head of the CERN EU Office developing new EU funded projects and initiatives. He will offer his best tips on how to prepare a successful grant application.


Career Panel (Thu, 15:45)

We have invited early career CERN Alumni currently working in academia, governmental agencies and industry to discuss their inspiring professional journeys. They will tell us about their stories, how they got where they are and answer your most pressing career questions.

The panel will be composed by Silvia Zorzetti (Fermilab SQMS), ˆ Federica Mingrone (International Atomic Energy Agency), ˆ Mario Michan (Daphne Technology), and  Ask Løvschall-Jensen (Hyme Energy, Seaborg Technologies), moderated by Rachel Bray (CERN Alumni Office).

Update: location changed to CERN Main Auditorium.


Friday workshops: COMSOL or LabView (Fri, 9:00)

You will learn the basic steps of these powerful computing tools.

The workshop on COMSOL will be offered at the Council Chamber, while on LabVIEW will take place at the auditorium at building 222 (close to the Hotel). Please note that the workshops will run in parallel, each taking the full 3 hours that they are scheduled. A 30-min coffee break is scheduled for 10:30.

Although not mandatory, it is recommended to bring your own computer. Practical exercises will be available online through remote desktop.



Conference Dinner

Our conference dinner will take place at the Mövenpick Hotel & Casino, close to the Geneva Airport, on Thursday evening. Two buses will pick participants up at 18:45 in front of the main entrance of building 500, close to the UBS bank agency. Buses returning to CERN will depart Mövenpick Hotel at 23:00. 

In case you miss one of the buses, you can easily get to/from the Mövenpick Hotel by public transport, taking the tram number 18 that stops in front of CERN. If you prefer to go to the dinner by car, you are advised to park at the International Center Cointrin. You can park at the -3 level, reserved for hotel clients, and go to entrance A (click here for instructions and a map).

The dinner menu is presented below. It was carefully chosen to accommodate all declared dietary restrictions of our group. If you believe it is still not suitable to you, please let us know as soon as possible. During the welcome drinks,  colored cards will be distributed with your option (veg/meat) of menu.


CERN Tours

As you enjoy our 2.5 hours lunch break, make sure you hop onto a few tours around CERN facilities:

  • Synchrocyclotron (SC): CERN's first particle accelerator, now turned into an immersive experience (Mon 12:10, Wed 13:00)
  • Antiproton Decelerator (AD): a world-unique facility for precision studies of antimatter (Mon 13:00, Tue 13:00)
  • ISOLDE: our rare and radioactive isotope production facility, also CERN's longest running experimental facility (Mon 13:00, Tue 13:00)
  • LEIR: the Low Energy Ion Ring is one of the very first stages of beam acceleration into the LHC complex (Wed 13:00, Thu 13:00)
  • CERN Data Centre: the heart of CERN's scientific computing infrastructure (Thu 12:10)

In most cases, it will be required to walk for about 15 minutes to the tour locations. Therefore, we will leave sharply at the designated time from the meeting point in front of the Council Chamber.

Tours spots are limited and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Participants will have to sign up for them in sheets located at the registration desk.

Safety: tours require the use of closed shoes. High-heeled shoes, open-toed shoes, flip-flops and sandals are not permitted. Some areas are not accessible to all visitors (people with reduced mobility, wearers of medical implants or pacemakers, people above or below a certain age, pregnant people, etc.). The access restrictions are:

  • SC: All allowed
  • AD: Pregnant people are not allowed, not accessible for people with reduced mobility
  • ISOLDE: Pregnant people and wearers of medical implants or pacemakers are not allowed, not accessible for people with reduced mobility
  • LEIR: Pregnant people are not allowed, not accessible for people with reduced mobility
  • Data Centre: All allowed, but a type 1 surgical mask is required

In addition, you can also take CERN's public tours. You need to register a the main desk 2 hours in advance (spots go quickly due to high demand).  You can also pass by the permanent exhibitions at the Globe and at the Universe of Particles (free entry, no registration needed).