Information for authors and other participants

Travel information

See the information on our conference website for travel information to Locarno.

From Locarno: http://www.csf.ethz.ch/about/travel

Shuttle from stazione Locarno to Monte Verità and Hotel Luna (Sunday, March 3): The shuttles will be labelled. See the attached plan for the shuttle stop (directly in from of the station). Time Shuttle 15.20 15 seats (to MV with stop at Luna) 15.30 11 seats (to MV with stop at Luna) 16.25 11 seats (to MV with stop at Luna) 17.20 11 seats (to MV with stop at Luna) 17.30 8 seats (to MV) 18.25 8 seats (to MV) 19.25 8 seats (to MV) 20.25 8 seats (to MV with stop at Luna)

If you have filled in the Doodle, please try to arrive at the times you had indicated. In case you arrive outside this time period, or if the shuttle is full, please use public transportation

Public bus:
Bus Nr. 1 from Locarno railway station to Ascona (stop Ascona Posta) and then Bus Nr. 5 ("Buxi") from Ascona to Monte Verità. Duration: 15-20 minutes for Line Nr 1. + 8 minutes for Line Nr. 5 Cost: 2.20 CHF for one way ticket from Locarno to Ascona + 2.00 CHF for a one way ticket of the Buxi from Ascona to Monte Verità Schedules: Line Nr. 1<www.csf.ethz.ch/about/BusLineNr1.pdf>; and Line Nr. 5<www.csf.ethz.ch/about/BUXI.pdf>;. Please note

  • The bus line Nr. 1 has different schedule for Monday-Saturday (in Italian Lunedi'-Sabato e feriali) and for Sunday and holidays (Domenica e festivi)
  • The line Nr. 5 has a rather low frequency, so make sure you check the schedule (the link is above).

If the schedule of Bus Nr. 5 is not convenient for your arrival time, you can reach Monte Verità from Ascona Posta by walking approx. 25-30 minutes uphill along the road named Via Collina


There are several taxis available at Locarno railway station. The cheapest rates are usually with the EcoTaxsi Booking necessary: phone +41 91 792 21 01 or 0800 321 321 (free number only from Swiss phones)

EcoTaxsi from Locarno: Locarno train station - Monte Verità
Duration: approx. 15 min.
Cost: approx. CHF 24.-

Shuttle between Luna and MV on Sunday evening:

18.00 15 seats (Luna to MV)
21.15 11 seats (MV to Luna)
21:15 8 seats (MV to Luna)


Check in and Registration

Conference Office
The CSF Office is open for conference participants from Monday to Thursday, 8:00-12:00. Here, you may ask for an Certificate of Attendance and arrange for your travel reimbursements (if entitled).

Monte Verità Hotel Reception and check-in:
The hotel reception opens on Sunday at 13:45.
The rooms are ready for check-in after 15:00 on Sunday.

Conference Registration:
Conference registration starts at 16:00 on Sunday. You will receive the abstract book, Wireless user-ID and password, general information, and other items.

Welcome reception on Sunday:
The welcome reception on Sunday will be from 18:30-19:00 in room Spazio Roccia (first floor).

Dinner on Sunday:
Dinner on Sunday will be served in buffet-style, so that late-arrivers will also be able to have dinner.

Travel reimbursements:
In case you are entitled for travel reimbursements, you will have to bring your travel documents (e-ticket and boarding pass, train and bus tickets, taxi receipts, etc., with price) to the CSF Office on Monday. The CSF staff will make a photocopy and hand back the originals to you. On Wednesday, you can receive your travel refunds at the CSF Office (in cash, CHF).

On-site payments:
In case you have to make an on-site payment, (see your receipt), please pay on Monday at the Reception of Hotel Monte Verità (8:00-17:00). Make your payment in cash (CHF), if possible. Note, that payments by credit card are subject to a handling-fee of CHF 35.00.

CSF Award:
Please note, that there will be a CSF-Award for the best poster and best oral presentation by young researchers (PhD students, postdocs). The award will be announced on Friday after the last presentation.


For all speakers

We will have Apple and Windows computers available for the presentations, and you can bring your slides on a memory stick. Please be prepared to upload your talk in advance of your session, so that it can be tested. Monday morning speakers should upload their talk already on Sunday. Check the program to see when you talk is scheduled.


For poster authors

The size of poster boards is:

Height: 120 cm (47 inch)
Width: 180 cm (70 inch)

Posters with size “A0” (118.9 x 84.1 cm or 46.8 x 33.1 inch) will fit both in vertical and horizontal format. Posters can be mounted on Sunday (after 15:00) and left until Friday noon. Mounting materials will be provided.


General information

In case you plan some additional trips in Switzerland, you can find useful information (weather, maps, public transportation, etc.) here: http://www.search.ch/

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last modified 2013-03-02