IZS 2006 will be held at the Department of Information Technology and
Electrical Engineering of ETH Zurich that is located in the heart of
Zurich. All presentations will be given in the ETZ and ETF buildings
(see map below). Here, you will find information regarding:
The seminar will take place at the ETZ and ETF buildings of the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering.
The address is:
Department of Information
and Electrical Engineering Gloriastrasse 35
CH - 8092 Zürich
The easiest and most comfortable way to the conference site is to take
a taxi-cab. This will cost you about CHF 60.- (taxi-cabs are fairly
expensive in Zurich). It is not recommeded to take a rental car
since Zurich is quite confusing to get around by car. A cheap and yet
comfortable way to get to the conference site is to use the excellent
public transportation system. See below for detailed directions.
After reclaiming baggage, follow the signs "Bahn/Railway" to
ticket counters and machines. (Do not go all the way
to the platforms yet.)
The ticket machine accepts coins as well as 20.- SFr.
banknotes and gives change. Also, there are English instructions
on the machine. Depending on your needs, you can
buy a day ticket for 10.80 SFr. (recommended) which is valid
for 24 hours for all trams and buses in the three main zones of
the city and the airport, or
if all you need is to reach the ETH, press the red button where
it says "Zurich City" (make sure that the display shows "2Std")
and put in 5.80 SFr. The ticket is valid for 2 hours for any
train to Zurich as well as for the trams and buses in the city.
Take an escalator down to the platforms 3 or 4.
Take a train going to "Zurich main station" (german: "Zürich
Hauptbahnhof" or simply "HB") Trains to the city center leave
approximately every 10 minutes and take about 10 minutes
to reach the main station.
Once you you have arrived at the main station you are in downtown
Zurich. Now you can
go the tourist office in case you need further information.
The tourist office is located in the big hall of the main railwaystation.
go to Zurich's most famous shopping street, the "Bahnhofstrasse".
go to the conference site. See "From railway
main station" just below for further directions
Follow the signs at the railway station to get to the
tram stop "Bahnhofstrasse / HB". The trams in Zurich are
numbered and the one that will take you to the "ETH Zentrum"
carries number 6. To find the appropriate tram stop look
out for a sign with this number. On the same sign a couple of
destinations are listed, Voltastrasse and Zoo
are the ones you have to look out for.
Please note that in addition to the number every tram line has its
own color, the tram number is on a sign of this color - in our case
look out for a tram with a orange/brown sign with the number 6
imprinted. On the front sign of the tram the final destination
station is shown, make sure the sign reads Zoo.
If you haven't got a valid ticket yet please buy one now. The
accepts coins as well as 20.- SFr. banknotes and gives change.
Depending on your needs, you can
buy a day ticket for 7.60 SFr. (recommended) which is valid
for 24 hours for all trams and buses in the two main zones of
the city, or
if all you need is to reach the ETH, press the blue button
labeled "Stadt Zürich Region 10" and put in 3.80 SFr. The
ticket is valid for 1 hour.
The tram ride will take about 10 minutes. Leave at the fifth stop
called "Voltastrasse". From the tram stop
"Voltastrasse" walk back some steps and you will get to
the main entrance of the Department of Information Technology and
Electrical Engineering (building ETZ).