Frequently Asked Questions

How to get to Bern?

Bern is easily reachable by plane, train or even bus. If you are flying to Switzerland, any of the main airports will do since Bern is close by (2 h by train) to Basel, Zurich and Geneve. Once at the airport, you can just take a train straight to Bern Bahnhof which is the main station in the city center.

Where can I stay in Bern?

The option recomended by us is the Youth Hostel in Bern, located near the river in the Marzili Neighbourhood. At 15 minutes walking distance to the venue and with breakfast included, it has everything you might need! In addition, you will receive more information about other Hotels in the city of Bern when the registration is done.

How do I register and submit my abstract?

Really easy! Just keep in mind the deadlines in the Registration tab.

  1. Download the template, fill it in, upload it, and don't forget to submit it! Do so before the 1st of April.
  2. Once you have submited the abstract, you can apply for the travel and accomodation grant. The deadline is the 20th of March. Remember that if you want to apply for the grant, the abstract must also be submitted before the 20th of March.
  3. After the 5th of April, if your abstract has been selected, you must proceed with the registration and payment. To do so, you have until the 21st of May.
  4. Once the payment is confirmed, you will receive the final confirmation e-mail.

How can I apply for the travelling and accomodation grant?

This conference is specially thought to be accessible for everyone. If you are a PhD student all you have to do is submit your abstract and your grant application before the 20th of March. Keep an eye on your email after the 24th of March to see if you have been awarded a grant. The travel an accomodation grant covers up to 300 CHF expenses for international students and up to 100 CHF for participants coming from Switzerland.

Is the registration fee included in the travel and accomodation grant?

No, the registration fee must be paid independently of the grant. The travel and accomodation grant covers up to 300 CHF for international travel and accomodation expenses (and up to 100 CHF for participants from Swiss Institutions). To receive the refunds, receipts must be provided.


Abstract: 1 April 2021 Grant application: 20 March 2021 Registration: after abstract acceptance until the 21st of May

What if there are travel restrictions due to COVID-19?

The format of the workshop has been changed to a hybrid format (with on-line and on-site participation) to ensure participation regardless of the government regulations. If you cannot join due to the existent restrictions to enter Switzerland (e.g. quarantine) or to leave your country, you will still be able to present your work and attend all the planned sessions of the workshop via on-line participation. More information will be provided in the future according to the evolution of the situation.

Any other question? Do not hesitate to contact us!