Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and its main commercial and cultural centre. It is situated north of the Alps at the end of Lake Zurich and in several surveys has been named as the city with the best quality of life in the world. Zurich has excellent transport connections including fast rail links to many major cities in Europe and an international airport only 10km from the centre of the city.

Conference Location

ICOODB 2009 will be held at ETH Zurich which is internationally recognised as one of the world's top technical universities. It was founded in 1855 by the Swiss Federal Government and is associated with many Nobel prize winners who either studied or worked at ETH Zurich. Ten of these prize winners were awarded the Nobel prize for Chemistry and ICOODB 2009 will take place in the centre of Zurich in the CAB Building that was formerly home to the Department of Chemistry and therefore where many of these eminent scientists studied or carried out their research.


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Travel information

ETH Zurich provides a page with useful hints for visitors arriving in Zurich.

Network Access Information

In all conference rooms, access to the World Wide Web will be available  over the ETH Wireless Network. To connect, select the WLAN called 'public' in your network manager. After opening the browser you will be redirected to a log-in page where you will be asked to enter your credentials. These credentials as well as more detailed instructions will be provided as part of the ICOODB 2009 conference bag that will be handed to you at the registration desk. In case you need to access your organization's remote infrastructure (for example to send/receive emails) we kindly ask you to set up a VPN client (IPSEC or PPTP).