The 1st Integrated MC + WG meeting of COST TU1406 Action entitled “Quality specifications for roadway bridges, standardization at a European level (BridgeSpec)” will be organized at the International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG), Switzerland in 21-22 September 2015.Centre International de Conférence Genève (CICG) 17 rue de Varembé CH 1211 Genève 20 Phone: +41 (0)22 791 91 11 Fax: +41 (0)22 791 90 64 GPS Coordinates: 46.220628 (lat) 6.138675 (long)
The access to the CICG is facilitated by good public transport services from the international airport as well from the Cornavin main railway station, in downtown.
The Geneva airport, located 4 kilometres from the city is easily reachable by public transport: train and bus; taxi or shuttle. Train ride from the Airport to the central railway station in the city (Gare Cornavin) takes 6 minutes, bus about 20 minutes. Many Car Rental companies operate at the airport. Highway is connecting airport with the city, and there are plenty of various parking options.
On arrival, you can claim a free Unireso ticket for 80 minutes for public transport in Zone 10 - Tout Genève (central Geneva area, including Airport and most hotels). The ticket machine for free tickets is located at the baggage reclaim hall. You will need to provide a valid plane ticket in case of control by the ticket inspection.
Public transport from the international airport:
Public transport from Cornavain main railway station:
Useful websites:www.cicg.ch www.gva.ch www.unireso.com www.geneva.info/airport/transport/ www.tpg.ch
The objectives of the WG meeting are to develop a common understanding of the aims and ideas of COST Action TU1406 within the Action network and their dissemination. Further and according to the Scientific Work Plan, the WG meeting aims at the characterization of WPs and their interaction, in particular of WP1, bridge performance indicators, WP2, target values, and WP3, quality control plans.
This meeting has several objectives, such as:
The programme includes presentations, invited speakers, poster sessions and bazaars related to WG1, WG2 and WG3.The detailed programme is provided in the meeting booklet.
The meeting is mainly dedicated to WG members of COST TU1406 Action. However it will be kept open to interested participants who wish to share their experience on discussed topics.
All participants are kindly asked to use an online Registration Form. The registration should be performed by August 31st, 2015. However, early registration is highly appreciated.
COST organization provides a certain amount of financial means for organizing such meetings and to reimburse participants. This includes for example accommodation costs, meals, transport expenses, etc. For more information about travel reimbursement request please visit the following webpage. .
Since Management Committee. members, WG leaders, and invited speakers are automatically included, a limited number of other participants will be reimbursed due to the limited financial funds available. Remaining seats for reimbursement will be given to highly suitable applicants and early applications will be assigned priority.
All participants are expected to actively participate in the meeting through oral or poster presentation.
A special award will be given for best poster.
Presentations should be mailed to email@example.com.
Local organizers suggest using the following listed hotels for accommodation, as they are conveniently located near the venue:Auteuil Manotel **** 33, rue de Lausanne CH-1201 Genève Tel. +41 (0)22 544 22 22 Fax +41 (0)22 544 22 99 Hotel Cristal*** 4, Rue Pradier,CH - 1201 Genève Best Western Strasbourg *** 10, Rue Pradier CH-1201 Genève Tel: +41 (0)22 906 58 00 Fax: +41 (0)22 906 58 14 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Hotel Intercontinental ***** 7 - 9 Chemin du Petit Saconnex, CH - 1209 Genève Tel: +41 22 919 39 39 Fax: +41 22 919 38 38 E-mail: email@example.com Hotel Cornavin **** 23, Gare De Cornavin, Bd James Fazy, Genève Tel: +41 (0)22 716 12 12 Kipling Manotel*** 27, rue de la Navigation CH-1201 Genève Tel.+41 (0)22 544 40 40 Fax +41(0)22 544 40 99 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Hotel Les Nations *** 62, Rue Du Grand Pre Genebra, Suíça Tel: +41 22 748 08 08 N'vY Manotel **** 18, rue Richemont, CH-1202 Genève Tel: +41 (0)22 544 66 66 Fax: +41(0)22 544 66 99 Hotel Lido ** 8, Rue de Chantepoulet CH - 1201 Genève Tel: +41 22 731 55 30 Fax: +41 022 731 65 01 E-mail: email@example.com Royal Manotel **** 41, rue de Lausanne, CH-1201 Genève Tel: +41 (0)22 906 14 14 Fax: +41(0)22 906 14 99 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Hotel Mon Repos *** 131, rue de Lausanne, CH -1202 Geneva Tel: +41 22 909 39 09 Fax: +41 22 909 39 93 E-mail: email@example.com Hotel Warwick **** 14, Rue de Lausanne, CH - 1201 Genève Tel: +41 22 716 8000 Fax: +41 22 716 8001 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accommodation prices can be found in the meeting booklet.
Rooms with special price will be available for a limited time for the participants through the following accommodation request form , which is available on a first come first serve basis. That means that if there is no more standard room available, the hotel will give you a bigger room for a more expensive price.
If you are interested in this conditions, please fill in the form and mail it to email@example.com.