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to register for the Conference, the tutorials, the accomodation and the social events.
read the practical information before completing the registration form.
For the conference fee and the social events,
payment must be made in advance.
Please provide us with full payment as soon as
possible. If payment is
not received by 31st of March, registration
will be cancelled by the organisers.
In case of cancellation before 31st March, a
reimbursement will be processed, but the bank
transfer will be at the participant's expense. There will be no refund
for cancellations received
after 31st March 2007.
Payment can be made:
- By e-banking:
IBAN: CH66 0024 0240 FP10 0541 3
Bank: UBS SA. - GENEVE
Account holder : CERN-CONFERENCES
It is VERY IMPORTANT to indicate the following details with your payment:
"OAI5 T371107", your name and your registration ID sent in the
confirmation mail you will receive.
Please note that you must pay any bank charges for
this transaction, which you should add to the total of your
- By cheque:
IMPORTANT: Cheques for any currency listed in our exchange
are accepted. Your invoice will be calculated in Swiss Francs (CHF) and
you will need to calculate the equivalent sum in your own currency
using the exchange rate in the table. Please direct any questions about
this to the organisation
Please make all cheques payable to 'CERN
Conferences' and send them to
CERN Library - OAI5 Organization
CH-1211 Geneva 23
IMPORTANT: Please ENSURE the following reference: "OAI5 T371107", your name and your
registration ID are written on the back of the cheque.
to get to CERN by train or car?
cost flights to Geneva|Geneva
Transport Public Genevois
Buses run in Geneva from 6:00 am until midnight with occasional night
buses, outside these hours
call a taxi on 022 320 22 02.
Bus itineraries & timetables
Ensure your passport is valid until well after you
plan to end your trip; if it is due to expire in that time, renew it
before you depart.
Check also whether or not you need a visa.
for exact details, and check with your local Swiss embassy or a
reputable travel agency before travelling.
(Open Society Institute) has generously offered to sponsor a number
of participants from developing and transition countries for attendance
at the OAI 5 Workshop.
Candidates can read more about the criteria and
application process and if interested, should apply before
If you would like to book a room in the CERN hostel please fill in
the relevant section of the registration form as soon as possible
because availability of rooms is limited.
If you prefer to book a hotel in town, please
consult the list
of recommended hotels. We advise a location near
the airport or Cornavin train station from where it will take half an
hour or less to reach CERN by bus.
Swiss Tourist Office can also assist in booking a hotel room.
If you arrive at CERN between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm
go to the CERN General Reception in Building
33 (open from Monday – Saturday) near to the bus
stop and at the side of the car park. The access cards for each
registered participant will be available there.
If you have reserved a room in the hostel, see details on obtaining
your room key.
If you arrive at CERN between 6:00 pm and 8:00 am
(and you have
booked a room at the Hostel) you can pick up your access card
and room key
at Entrance B, next to the bus terminus.
around in/out CERN
You should carry your badge at all times
especially if you leave the CERN site.
Please note that after 7:00 pm and at weekends
Entrance A (the entrance nearest to the hostels and workshop location)
Between 7:00 pm and 7:00 am you must use Entrance B (main entrance).
A printed plan of the CERN site will be available
from the welcome desk or ask
at the CERN reception or entrance.
Organisation Team (office 3/1-017)
Partners are wlcome to attend all social events.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
invited to the register yourself to the social events when you fill out
conference registration form.
of social events.
Please note that lunches are included
For those who choose accommodation at CERN, please
be aware that breakfast
is not included in the accommodation price.
have the possibility to order and pay in advance for breakfast vouchers
Each voucher includes:
-One hot drink
-One orange juice
-One piece of bread + butter + jam
You have also the possibility to pay by cash
directly to the restaurant.
»»» Please order the
vouchers using the registration
A self-service restaurant is available on site,
where you can have breakfast, lunch and dinner. Drinks and other snacks
are served outside meal times. Coffee/tea and croissants will be served
to participants in the morning break and coffee/tea in the afternoon
Prices for a meal range from 10 to 20 CHF.
1 Opening hours
Monday-Friday: 07:00 am - 00:00 pm
Saturday-Sunday: 07.00 am - 11.00 pm.
Coffee and a small snack will be served during the breaks in the
Other service points
There are kitchens and drinks machines in the basements of each hostel
|Communications / Network
During your stay in Geneva, you can read your mail
on the computers in the CERN
Library. There are 6 PC's and
There are several options for reading your email
- you can use any available protocol for accessing your own mailbox,
e.g. http, Telnet, SSH, FTP, etc.
A temporary username and password will be included in your welcome pack
and will allow participants to use the Library's machines.
Wireless ans sockets for network access are also
available in many locations. Preregistration is required (See below
BEFORE arrival at CERN, participants are
encouraged to register
their laptop in order to allow access to the CERN network.
When you are
asked for a contact person at
CERN you can enter the details of: Tullio Basaglia,
Group SI, Department DSU.
Wireless network is available in most conference
rooms, in the Library and also in the hostel (building 38 and 39).
Network sockets are available in some public areas including the
Swiss adaptors are needed to adapt to a Swiss
power socket (three pin). A small number of Swiss
adaptors will be available to borrow from Susanne Schaefer.
Public phones using both cards and coins, are
located in the Main Building (Building 500), in the Post Office, in the
hostels (Building 38 and 39), etc.
Phone cards with cheap rates for calling abroad can be purchased at the
Post Office (Building 63), and at the
newspaper stand (Building 501-Main Building)
Using the telephone:
For calling on site, use only the last five digits of the phone number
(e.g. 72431 instead of 76-72431).
If you need to send a fax, you can use the
Publifax at the Post Office, or ask Susanne Schaefer (office 3/1-017,
tel: 72431 from inside CERN), part of the OAI5 organisation team.
Currency and exchange rate
CERN restaurants and shops on site will accept either Euros or Swiss
Francs (though they have a preference for the latter). All
change is given in Swiss Francs.
CERN Post Office provides:
* a complete financial service (payments, orders, post office accounts)
* a mailing service
* other services (Publifax, phone cards, stamp collectors'
service, telephone booths, packet kit sales service).
63 (Main Building)
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Closed during week ends
Telephone: 022-767 27 98
Fax: 022-782 44 06
UBS Bank Office is located in Building
500 and open between Monday and Friday from 8:30 am until
Swiss Franc and Euro cash dispensers with a very wide credit
card range are also placed near the bank, available 24 hours a day.
Telephone: 022-783 21 88 or 022-783 21 84 (Building 500)
Fax: 022-783 21 69
The shop, located in Building 501 next to the restaurant, is open from
7:00 am to 5:00 pm (Monday to Friday). You can buy cigarettes, Swiss
chocolate, newspapers, postcards, phone cards, etc.
The petrol station opposite CERN entrance B sells
a small selection of
food, newspapers, drinks (including alcoholic drinks) and cigarettes
and is open later than the CERN shop and at weekends. For later-opening
shops it is necessary to go further from CERN using the bus.
Geneva is the
nearest city and easiest place to reach for shopping and sightseeing
and there you will need Swiss Francs although major shops accept Euros
and credit cards. Note, most shops in Geneva are shut on Sundays.
case of any questions please contact:
Susanne Schaefer, Anne Gentil-Beccot or Joanne Yeomans
Phone number: +41-22.767.24.31 (or 72431 from inside CERN).