Last Minute Information

Dear attendee,

the QIPC 2011 is about to start. To make most of the conference and to have a smooth start into your week in Zurich please read the following information carefully.

Welcome Reception: We would like to welcome you to the conference during a reception to be held on the roof top terrace of the ETH main building in downtown Zurich on Sunday from 17:00 to 20:00. Come, register for the conference and enjoy the company of your colleagues and the view on Zurich, the lake and under good conditions also the alps. More information can be found here.

: Please register for the conference preferably during the welcome reception. Registration is also possible on Monday morning and during the conference at the conference site. More information can be found here.

Public Transport Ticket Included: During registration you will receive a public transport ticket valid for travel in Zurich (Zone 10) from Monday through Friday. [You may need to purchase an add on to reach the airport.] More information can be found here.

Badge Policy: Your conference registration includes lunches and coffee breaks during the conference. It also includes the conference dinner (Thursday evening) and the rump session (Tuesday evening). To have access to these events/benefits it is required that you have your badge with you at all times.

Rump Session: For the first time the QIPC 2011 will feature a "rump session". The rump session is intended to be an informal session in which participants give short presentations on recent results, work in progress, and other topics of interest to the QIPC community. This open microphone session is to stimulate a discussion of the future of quantum information processing and communication. The presentations will be embedded into a relaxed atmosphere including complementary food and drinks being served during the whole session. In order to contribute to this spirit, non-technical and humorous contributions are highly encouraged. Please submit your contribution to the session chairs at More information can be found here.

Conference Dinner: The main conference social event will take place at the well known Zurich museum of modern art Kunsthaus. Following a visit to the exhibitions and a reception, a dinner will be served. To allow as many conference participants as possible to take part in this event, please state during registration, if you will participate in the dinner or not. Places for the dinner that free up will be given to those conference participants who have not yet secured a place for the conference dinner. More information on this event can be found here.

Conference Program: An up to date version of the conference program is available here. A list of a few minor changes and corrections in comparison to the program presented in the printed conference booklet are available here.

Maps and Floor Plans to help you find your way around on the Zentrum and Hoenggerberg campus are available here.

Breakfast: In most hotels in Switzerland breakfast is included in the room rate. Make sure to ask your hotel about it before you go out an grab breakfast elsewhere.

Sports: During the QIPC conference we offer the possibility to make use of the ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich sports facilities which are jointly managed by the academic sports association of Zurich (ASVZ). For 10 CHF you may purchase a week pass during registration. So remember to bring your sports gear if you want to work out. Facilities are usually open from 7:30 to 21:45. More information can be found here.

Information for Speakers and Session Chairs:  Please take note of the starting time and the assigned duration of your presentation. The allotted time does include time for questions as indicated here.

We hope that you will enjoy the conference!

With best regards

Andreas Wallraff

for the QIPC conference committees
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