Get to the conference
For more information on how to get to the conference, see also Practical Book.
The conference will be held in Lausanne, on the campus of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) and the University of Lausanne (UNIL).
Conference location (view on map)
Longitude: 6.5763 E
Latitude: 46.5223 N
Height WGS84 (m): 400
From Lausanne City train station to FOSS4G
In front of the train station, you’ ll find the main bus stop. Take the «MetroBus (mb)» to the «Lausanne-Flon» bus stop. If you don’t have any luggage and you want to do some sightseeing you can also walkup the steep street «Petit Chêne» to get to the Flon. Departure every 7 min utes, duration 5 minutes.
From «Lausanne-Flon», take the subway M1 for Re nens and get off at the UNIL-Sorge station (only partly underground). Departure e very 10 minutes, duration 11-12 minutes. Timetable
The conference main area is in the Amphimax and Amphipôle about 100 meter south east of the Sorge stop. Follow the FOSS4G roadsigns.Taxi drive from Main train station or Flon station to the conference (UNIL Sorge) will cost around CHF25.00 one way depending on traffic. The phone number for taxi reservation is 0800 810 810 (toll free).
EPFL & UNIL campuses
The UNIL (University of Lausanne), and EPFL (Ecole polytechnique Fédédrale de Lausanne - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) campus are contiguous. Taken together, the two campuses count 25,000 students. The conference is mainly taking place on the western part of the UNIL campus in the Amphimax and Amphipôle:
The registration desk is located in the main hall of the Amphipôle building where lunches, breaks, exhibits are taking place.
Conferences are taking place in the Amphimax (directly connected to the Amphipôle), Cubotron and Génopode buildings.
Workshops are taking palce in computer rooms of Amphipôle, Biophore, EPFL GR and EPFL GC buildings. Signs helping to find direction to each conference and workshop rooms will be available from the registration desk