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  25-30 June 2006

CERN, Geneva


Practical infos for participants




Payment of registration fee

Payment of the CHF400.- conference fee should be made by bank transfer, BEFORE 10 May 2006 to:

ACCOUNT : 0240-FP100541.3
IBAN : CH66 0024 0240 FP10 0541 3

N.B.: Please make sure that the full conference fee is transferred into the conference bank account 
      and that any charges incurred are paid by your account.
N.B.: Please do not forget to add the fee for any accompanying persons when you make the bank transfer payment. 
      Accompanying persons pay 150 CHF for the conference dinner and the outing.

If you pay after 10 May 2006 the fee will be CHF450.- Bank transfer payments will not be accepted after 1 June 2006.

The amount of CHF450.- can be paid at the actual conference but only in CASH.


NIC-IX venue

NIC-IX will be held on the campus of CERN, the International Organization for Nuclear Research, located in Geneva, Switzerland. Information on how to get to CERN are posted on the CERN user's website (map of the area here. Google's way to get to CERN is here).

The lectures, poster sessions, and all other scientific events related to NIC-IX will take place in the CERN main building.

The registration to NIC-IX will start on Sunday, 25 June from 17:00 at the CERN main building, cafeteria 1. Please be aware that on Sundays, only the "Entrance B" gate is open. You will be allowed to go in from this gate and reach the main building and the cafeteria 1 where the registration desks will be located. From Monday, June 26, the registration can be done at the tables of the Secretariat, set up next to the Main Auditorium, in the main building.

The deadline for early-registration has passed already and therefore the fee to be paid for participation in NIC-IX is of 450.- CHF. The payment of the fee can still be done by bank transfer, but this form of payment can only be accepted till 1 June, 2006. After this date, the payment of the fee can only be done at the registration desks, where it can be paid only in cash. The Swiss UBS bank has a branch office inside CERN, on the ground-floor of the main building. All basic banking operations can be performed there, including money exchange. Two ATMs are normally on service on the ground-floor of the main building.

IMPORTANT: all registrants must submit this form to provide some additional infos that is required by the organizers for arranging the details of their registration, including transportations to events, and others. A list of registered participants is available and kept up-to-date at this link.

Additional information for the general public and for scientists can be found on the CERN website:


Meals during the Conference
Meals are not included in the Conference fee. All NIC-IX participants can have their lunch in one of the CERN cafeterias. In order to minimize the overlap with the crowded lunch times, we have planned the lunch breaks at 1:30pm.

Cafeterial #1, Meyrin, Bldg. 501
Opening hours
Mo-Fri 7:00-0:00, Sat-Sun 7:00-22:00
Mo-Fri 11:30-14:15 and 18:00-22:00, Sat-Sun 11:30-14:00 and 18:00-20:00


Cefeteria #2, Meyrin, Bldg. 504


Insurance coverage
Please insure that you have the proper insurance for visiting Switzerland and France.


Additional infos needed from registrants
All NIC-IX participants are requested to fill in a form for providing some important additional information concerning their stay, for the transportation to the NIC-IX banquet, on food preferences, and others.

Please fill-in this form, within May 25

Please contact our secretariat for any additional info on this.


Travel to CERN: VISA information
NIC-IX will take place on the CERN Swiss side. Participants needing visa to enter Switzerland are invited to consult the CERN web page for information. However, please note that CERN is located both in Switzerland and France. In case participants intend to join technical visits at CERN, or their companion to join some of the excursions (e.g., hiking in the Jura on Wednesday afternoon will be in France), they may need to apply for a visa for both countries. The prerequisite to obtaining such visa is a valid national passport - please check its expiration date! Information on how to obtain visas for Switzerland and France are posted on the CERN website, at this link.


At CERN: how to register your portable computer
The web form to be filled is at this link (for visitors bringing their own computer and not having a CERN computer account). They need to know the hardware Address for the network card in order to register. Please contact Jennifer Weterings for any inquires on this matter.

The data needed beforehand is basically the hardware address of the network card. The info you need is posted here and in this handout.


Poster sessions & poster size
Poster sessions are held on each day at different times and are one-hour long. An extra "big" poster session will take place on Tuesday, immediately after the end of the last oral presentation. At this special poster session, refreshments will be served.  Posters will be displayed in the areas immediately next to the Main Auditorium. The size of the poster must be such as to fit into a 118cm(height) x 84cm(wide) A0-portrait format. Posters can be put on display from Monday, June 26 in the morning, and can stay on till the end of NIC-IX, on Friday, June 30, at 18:00.


Uploading slides file on the NIC-IX program pages

You are encouraged to upload the electronic form of your presentation (slides in any format, but preferably in .ppt or .pdf), before the beginning of NIC-IX, or, at the latest within the morning of the day you will give your presentation.

The procedure is trivial, the steps are as follows:

1. login into the InDICO webserver with your username/password pair (you have registered in InDICO, right? If not, go here)
2. click on the link "Timetable" on the main NIC-IX webpage (left-side menu)
3. go to the relevant session (see Program) and click on the title of your presentation
4. you should see a button "manage material". Click there and follow instructions.

You will be able to access the webserver from anywhere, including CERN when you will be there, with your InDICO username and password. 

If you have difficulties in using the interface please contact us.


Local infos & Restaurants in the area

There are numerous information providers available on the net. Here is a small sample of links which you may find useful:






 Generic postal address:



c/o A Mengoni / M Lindroos


CH-1211 Geneva 23



Tina Osborne & Jennifer Weterings
CH-1211 Geneva 23
Phone: +41 22 767 5828