Overview of the UniMail building surroundings

The UniMail building of the University of Neuchâtel is hosting DEBS'23.
The address is Rue Emile-Argand 11, 2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

The location of the UniMail building

Location of rooms in the building

The main part of our conference will take place in the Louis-Guillaume Auditorium (ALG), located on the second floor of the central building. On the map below, this area is referred as F (room number F200).

We are also hosting the Poster, Wine & Cheese session, located on the first floor, on the other side of the building from the auditorium. On the map below, this area is referred as T (room number T103).

UniMAIL plan

Joining DEBS by train 🚅

Neuchâtel is well connected to the European train network. It is within 4 hours from Paris with the TGV. Train schedules can be obtained from the Swiss Federal Railways web site. There are no reservations for Swiss trains. The network is very dense and the trains are frequent. Generally there is at least one train every hour between major cities. You have to buy the ticket before you board the train. You have to pay the full price, the half-price requires the purchase of a specific half-price card. For those arriving by plane to Geneva or Zürich, there are direct train connections between the airports themselves and Neuchâtel.

The train station is Neuchâtel. From this location, it takes approximately 20 minutes to reach the UniMail building.

Joining DEBS by plane ✈️

Neuchâtel is close to the following airports:

  • Geneva airport [1h20 by direct train]: GVA is a main hub of EasyJet (approximately 75 routes).
  • Zürich Airport [1h50 by direct train]: ZRH is the largest airport in Switzerland with connections to many European and intercontinental destination.
  • The EuroAirport Basel, Mulhouse, Freiburg [1h50 via Basel] is also an EasyJet hub at a distance comparable to that of Geneva. A direct bus connects the airport to the Basel train station.
  • Joining DEBS by car 🚗

    It is possible to come by car, taking into account the following two points:

  • If you wish to use the Swiss motorways, you have to purchase a sticker that costs worth 40 CHF (42 EUR) and is sold at service stations and at the border crossing.
  • A parking lot is available next to the conference building of the university. The parking meter accepts Visa/Mastercard credit cards and Swiss coins.
  • Important Dates

    Events Dates (AoE)
    Fall Cycle - Research Papers
    Abstract Submission November 11st, 2022 November 18st, 2022
    Paper Submission November 18h, 2022 November 25th, 2022
    Rebuttal Phase January 9–13, 2023
    Acceptance Notification January 20, 2023
    Camera Ready March 3rd, 2023
    Spring Cycle - Research Papers
    Abstract Submission February 17th, 2023 February 24th, 2023
    Paper Submission February 24th, 2023 March 3rdth, 2023
    Rebuttal Phase April 13–17, 2023
    Acceptance Notification April 27, 2023
    Camera Ready May 26th, 2023
    Submission Dates
    Industry and Application Paper Submission March 25th, 2023 April 7th, 2023
    Doctoral Symposium Submission May 10th, 2023 May 20th, 2023
    Poster and Demo Paper Submission May 12th, 2023 May 19th, 2023
    Notification Dates
    Author Notification Industry and Application Track April 27th, 2023
    Author Notification Doctoral Symposium May 20th, 2023 May 27th, 2023
    Author Notification Poster & Demo May 26th, 2023
    Camera Ready for All Tracks (except Poster & Demo) May 26th, 2023
    Camera Ready for Poster & Demo May 31st, 2023
    Conference 27th–30th 2023