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Important dates

Deadline for technical papers: February 8, 2008 - completed

Author notification: April 1, 2008 -completed

Camera-ready copy due: April 16, 2008 -completed

Deadline for workshop proposals: February 15, 2008 -completed

Workshop Author notification: March 20, 2008 -completed

Deadline for tutorial proposals: March 31, 2008 -completed

Tutorial Author notification: April 15, 2008 -completed

Conference: June 30th - July 4th 2008

Co-located events

SEAFOOD 2008 Software Engineering Approaches For Offshore and Outsourced Development . 3-4 July

ICMT 2008 International Conference on Model Transformation 2008. 1-2 July

Web 2.0 Pattern Mining Workshop 30 June - 1 July




























Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland (about 1 million people in the greater Zurich area, of which about 370,000 in the city). Home to the country's largest airport with numerous international connections, Zurich is Switzerland's main commercial and industrial center.

ETH Zurich is the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland. and is one of Europe's premier universities in the fields of Chemistry, Physics, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Zurich! For any questions please contact Claudia Günthart, ETH

Conference location

The conference will take place at the ETH main building (HG). It is located at Raemistrasse 5, just in front of the tram stop (n. 6) coming from the main train station. You can take tram number 6 heading to Zoo from stop Central (you have to cross the Bahnhofbrücke bridge) or from stop Bahnofstrasse/HB (located in Bahnofstrasse). Get off at stop ETH/Universitätspital. Cross the road and enter the building.

Here is a map of the central campus with the main building.

Travel information

Here are some useful hints for your arrival in Zurich.


Here is a list of hotels in Zurich that offer special rates for conference participants and that are very close to ETH (most of them 5 min. walking from the main building). Please remember to mention "TOOLS conference" when registering. You can find more hotels at the Zurich hotel index and on Expedia.

Because of the European football championship taking place in June, we strongly suggest that you book your hotel as soon as possible!

Meals information

Lunches will be offered at the Dozenten Foyer, located in the ETH main building (Hauptgebäude). Vouchers will be distributed. They are included in the registration fee. Also included are two coffee breaks (one in the morning and one in the afternoon) and a conference dinner on Monday 30th. The conference dinner will take place at the beautiful Uto Kulm restaurant located in Uetliberg, on top of Zurich. We have reserved a train that will depart from the main station (Hauptbanhof). The trip will last 15m. Have a look at some pictures.

Network access information

Access to the World Wide Web will be available to all conference members. Please pick 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 will be written in the readme leaflet 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).