Welcome to Vienna

Vienna is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. For many centuries, it has been the capital of the Austrian-Hungarian empire, giving us jewels like the Hofburg and the Schönbrunn and Belvedere palaces. Vienna is also the music capital of the world. More famous composers have lived here than in any other city. Vienna offers exciting concerts, fantastic musicals, and impressive exhibitions. Enjoy the delights of Viennese cuisine, typical Viennese "gemütlichkeit" at cafés and Heurigens, and green Vienna in the city's many parks.


ETAPS 2006 will be held at the Vienna University of Technology in the 4th district of Vienna close to the city center. You can find maps of the location in the printed Programme Guide.

Lecture Rooms and Registration Desk

All sessions of the main conferences, workshops, and tutorials are held in the Elektrotechnisches Institut (EI), Gußhausstraße 27-29, 1040 Vienna. The EI consists of two buildings, an old and a new one standing side by side.

From Monday to Friday we use the lecture rooms EI 7 to EI 10 located at the ground floor of the New EI and the Kontaktraum at the uppermost floor. Invited talks of the main conferences are given in the EI 7. At the weekends we additionally use the rooms EI 1 to EI 5 at the second upper floor in the Old EI for workshops and tutorials. All lecture rooms are equipped with data projector and overhead projector.

You can find the registration desk and coffee area in front of the EI 7 in the New EI. Registration is possible every day of ETAPS 2006 (March 25 to April 2) starting 8 am.


On Saturday and Sunday (both weekends) lunch is in the Mensa at the 1st upper floor in the Freihaus building (Wiedner Hauptstraße 8-10, 1040 Wien), red area. The buffet will be open from 12:30 to 14:00.

Lunch is not provided from Monday to Friday since there are many restaurants in the area.

WLAN and Internet Access

The conference venue is covered by a wireless local area network. You get information about network settings and the needed user name and password at the registration desk. Furthermore, you can use computer terminals in the rooms F 0308 / 0313 / 0317 (also known as GH1, GH2, and GH3) at the 3rd upper floor in the Old EI.


Public Transport in Vienna

There are 5 underground lines and more than 100 tram and bus lines. The ETAPS location is conveniently close to the underground stations Karlsplatz (U1, U2, and U4) and Taubstummengasse (U1) giving fast connections to most places. Close tram stops are Paulanergasse (lines 62, 65, and Badner Bahn) and Gußhausstraße (line D).

A single ticket is valid for travelling one way in one zone, where the whole city is a single zone. You can change to different lines in the course, but you must not interrupt your journey. Single tickets can be purchased at a price of 1.50 Euro at ticket machines in underground stations or at points of advance sale. Tobacconists also sell tickets. Usually there are no ticket machines at tram and bus stops. You can purchase tickets on board of busses and trams at an increased rate of two Euro. Tickets must be validated at the begin of a journey. To validate your ticket stamp the ticket at the blue machines located at the entrance of underground stations as well as on buses and trams. Tickets bought directly from the tram or bus driver (and some tickets from ticket machines in underground stations) are automatically validated and need not be stamped. Apart from single tickets there are passes for longer periods of time. Passes are available for 24 hours and 72 hours (beginning at the time when stamped), or as weekly, monthly or annual passes.

From and To the Airport

The Vienna International Airport (VIE) in Schwechat is about 20 km away in the south-east of Vienna. Train lines S7 and S2 connect the city center with the airport. You need a single ticket for two zones (3 Euro) between the airport and any place in the city. To go from the airport to the ETAPS location you may change at Landstraße/Wien Mitte to U4 (direction Hütteldorf) until Karlsplatz. The City Airport Train (CAT) is a more comfortable line connecting the airport with Wien Mitte (8 to 10 Euro one way). Furthermore, there are bus services to and from several places in the city. A taxi fare is at around 25 Euro.


At the ETAPS location (and everywhere around the city center) long-term parking is difficult. The entire area is a short-term parking zone from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 8 pm. You must fill in a prepaid parking voucher (Parkschein) for a maximum duration of 1.5 hours. On weekends and during the night parking is free in many streets. There are convenient Park & Ride facilities in the outer districts of Vienna.
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