4th International Conference on

Autonomous Infrastructure, Management and Security

(AIMS 2010)

4th International Summer School in Network and

Service Management (ISSNSM 2010)

June 21-25, 2010, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Location: University of Zürich (UZH)
Department of Informatics (IFI)
Communication Systems Group (CSG)
Address: Binzmühlestrasse 14
CH-8050 Zürich
Directions: http://www.ifi.uzh.ch/ifi/how_to_reach_us/
Local Transport: http://www.zvv.ch/_tourist_e/default.asp
Essential Guide:

The address given above is located in the city of Zürich, especially the Oerlikon area.

Travel by Tram from the Airport

As of December 2008, there is a fast direct connection by Tram No. 10 every 15 minutes (7-8 minutes during peak times) from Zurich Airport to Zurich Leutschenbach, which is located just about 100 m away from the above address. Thus, a highly comfortable short access from the airport in approximately 11-12 minutes is guaranteed!

The on-line time table can be accessed and any connection you require from Zurich Airport by tramway to Zurich Leutschenbach shall state in the form a "From Station/Stop: Zurich Airport" and a "To Station/Stop: Zurich Leutschenbach".

Travel by Train from the Airport

Zürich-Oerlikon is the closest train station from the above address and can be reached by S-Bahn, Intercity Train, or Regional Train in approximately 7-9 minutes from Zurich main station or 5-7 minutes from Zurich Airport.

Any connection you require by train to Zurich Oerlikon shall state a "To Station/Stop: Zurich Oerlikon" in the on-line time table form.

Once you reach the Zürich Oerlikon train station, proceed on foot for 5-8 minutes as follows: Follow the rear exit of the station (toward track 6) to tram no. 10/14 (sign only with a white 10 on pinkish and a white 14 number on light blue background) - which is the "backdoor" exit.

Upon exiting the station make your way to the right, slightly downhill for some 50 m and upon seeing the tram stop to your left, cross to the opposite side of the road, where an AVIA gas station (red and white colors) is situated about 100 m away, half left.

Take the next road after the AVIA to your right, underpass the train tracks in a pedestrian tunnel, follow for anther 200 m this road and cross at the pedestrian crossing, just before you reach a bp gas station (green, yellow, and white colors).

Just opposite of this location a large dark blue sign indicates "Universität Zürich Nord" - Binzmühlestrasse 14, the CSG@IFI’s location. Welcome!

Tickets for Public Transport

Travel from Zürich Airport to downtown Zürich, Zürich Oerlikon, or any other hotel named below can be done with a single ticket of zones 10 and 21, which can be bought at Zürich Airport at vending machines by typing "8000" into the keypad. This ticket costs 6.20 CHF (Swiss Francs). Note that some vending machines at the Airport will take 20,- CHF bills. If you would like to return to the Airport within 24 hours of buying the ticket, a 24 hours ticket is the optimal solution: Just type "8000" into the keypad as well as tick the button below the LCD price display showing two arrows in the opposite direction (costs: 12.40 CHF).

In case you intend to travel by public transport between those hotels listed below as well as the meeting location of UZH at Binzmühlestrasse only (no Airport access), prefer to buy a 24 hour ticket for zone 10, which gives you unlimited travel in the whole area of Zürich. Just type into the keypad at all Zürich-based vending machines (not Zürich Airport) "8000" and tick the button below the LCD price display showing two arrows in the opposite direction. This ticket is 8.00 CHF and will be sold in exchange for coins only! You do not find vending machines for a 20,- CHF in the streets, except for major train stations, such as Oerlikon or Zürich Hauptbahnhof (Zürich main station).

You do not have to validate this ticket any more, since it will be valid from the time of purchase until the time printed on the ticket at the top. A more detailed description of the vending machine, its use, a picture, and ticket prices can be found at the following URL: ZVV Tickets.


There is a number of hotels in the area of our location, however, note that we are located in a vibrant area of businesses. Thus, a 10 min walking distance is the minimum you should spent on reaching the area of Zürich Oerlikon, where hotels are located. Another convenient hotel is located at the University main campus, called Irchel, and finally multiple other ones are available in the Zürich downtown area. For your information some rates per night for a single room are indicated below, they are not guaranteed and show a range depending on the time of year you will be staying.

Please check for your preferences in the list below or contact Zurich Tourism: http://www.zuerich.com/hotel

Zürich Oerlikon: Walking distance to our location is app. 10-15 min or a tram ride with tram no. 11 (direction "Auzelg") from tram stop "Bahnhof Oerlikon" or "Sternen Oerlikon" of 5 and 3 min, respectively to tram stop "Leutschenbach".

Zürich Irchel (Tram Stop: Milchbuck): Tram no. 14 (direction "Seebach") distance to our location is 8 min tram ride plus a 6-7 min walk or Tram no. 10 (direction "Airport") distance to our location is 10 min tram ride plus 3 min walk from stop "Leutschenbach".

Zürich Downtown: Tram distance (no. 7 or 15) to our location app. 20 min (you need to change at Schaffhauserplatz into tram no. 14) plus a 6 min walk or tram no. 10 from tram stop "Haldenegg" to "Leutschenbach" in 21 min, walking distance into downtown Zürich area app. 10-15 min

Sponsored by the EC IST-EMANICS Network of Excellence (#26854)