Attend

Visa

Please visit the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) webpage to check if your citizenship is such that a visa is required to enter Switzerland.

For visa support letters, email ACM at supportletters@acm.org. Please allow up to 10 business days to receive a response. All requests are handled in the order in which they are received.

  • You should include all of this information in your email:
  • Name (as it appears on the attendee’s passport) and a mailing address.
  • The name of the conference : 27th ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems — ASPLOS 2022.
  • Authors of an accepted paper should include the paper’s title. Speakers should provide the title of their talk.
  • Attendee’s registration confirmation number (not required for authors).
  • A fax number or email address to which the letter can be sent.

Please email the General Chair if you have any questions or other needs regarding Visas.

Coronavirus (entering Switzerland)

On account of the COVID-19 pandemic, certain restrictions are in place for entering Switzerland. Everyone entering Switzerland must present an entry form. You may also have to present a negative test and/or go into quarantine. Please check this page with the latest decisions.

You will find here an overview of the national measures, rules and bans in place on the basis of the epidemic that currently applyin Switzerland.

Swiss COVID-19 Certificate

The COVID certificate is mandatory to attend ASPLOS 2022.

The COVID certificate provides documentary evidence that you have had a COVID-19 vaccination, have had and recovered from the disease or have tested negative. You can store the COVID certificate in paper form or in the COVID Certificate app (download free from the Apple App StoreGoogle Play Store and the Huawei AppGallery.).

The COVID certificate is required for Indoor hospitality venues (Restaurants, Bars, Clubs), cultural sporting and leisure activities (Museums, Zoos, Fitness-Studios, Cinema, etc.) and Indoor events  (Weddings, Concerts, Sport Events, etc..) as well as large scale events.

You can request a Swiss COVID certificate if you are visiting and if you have been fully vaccinated with a vaccine that is authorized in Switzerland.
Visit the National COVID Certificate application platform to request a COVID-19 Certificate.  Please note that  the EU Digital COVID Certificate is acceptable by Switzerland.

US Embassy link: https://ch.usembassy.gov/covid-19-info/

Conference Venue

ASPLOS 2022 will be held in the Swiss Tech Convention Center near the campus of EPFL in Lausanne.

Hotels

ASPLOS 2022 has negotiated a special rate with three hotels in Lausanne: The Alpha-Palmiers Hotel in downtown Lausanne, the Starling Hotel next to EPFL Campus, and the Swisstech Hotel on EPFL Campus.

The rooms are blocked until January 25, 2022 at the specified rates.

Alpha-Palmiers Hotel

Nightly Rate: CHF 203.50 (include city tax and breakfast)

Promotion Code for ASPLOS: ASPLOS2022
Reservation link: https://byfassbind.com/hotel/alpha-palmiers/

Starling Hotel

Nightly Rate:
– Single Occupancy: CHF 163.50 (include city tax and breakfast)
– Double Occupancy: CHF 198.50 (include city tax and breakfast)

Promotion Code for ASPLOS: ASPLOS2022
Reservation link: https://reservations.starling-hotel-lausanne.com

Swisstech Hotel

Nightly Rate: CHF 128.50 (include city tax. Breakfast costs CHF 14.-)

Promotion Code for ASPLOS: ASPLOS2022
Reservation by e-mail to sth@epfl.ch

If you are staying at a hotel in Lausanne, you are eligible for a free daily pass for public transportation within Lausanne. You must ask for the pass at the Hotel Desk. Moreover, you also can use public transport free of charge in Lausanne (the Metro and buses) on the day of your arrival to get to your hotel; you will need to show your hotel reservation in case the authorities ask for tickets.

Please get a pass, even if you are at a hotel near the conference center. You will need the pass to go to the Olympic Museum on Thursday evening for the ASPLOS banquet.

Transportation

By plane/train

Genève-Cointrin (GVA) is the nearest airport (40 – 60 minutes

Zürich Airport (ZRH) is located 2.5 hours by train.

The Swiss railroad (SBB CFF FFS – German / French / Italian) leaves from both airports and will take you quickly to Lausanne. There are 2-4 trains per hour from each airport. The SBB Mobile App displays train schedules and enables quick online ticket purchases.

Taxis and Uber are very expensive in Switzerland and public transportation is frequent and reliable (though not inexpensive), so it is preferable.

Other possible airports include Paris and Lyon in France and Milan in Italy. From these airports, you can take a train to Lausanne and get access to your hotel either on foot (Alpha-Palmiers Hotel) or by public transportation (Swisstech Hotel and Starling Hotel).

Public Transportation

Lausanne TRANSIT MAP

If you are staying at a hotel in Lausanne, you are eligible for a free daily pass for public transportation within Lausanne. You must ask for the pass at the Hotel Desk. Moreover, you also can use public transport free of charge in Lausanne (the Metro and buses) on the day of your arrival to get to your hotel; you will need to show your hotel reservation in case the authorities ask for tickets.

Please get a pass, even if you are at a hotel near the conference center. You will need the pass to go to the Olympic Museum on Thursday evening for the ASPLOS banquet.

To the Alpha-Palmiers Hotel

From Lausanne Gare (Lausanne station), you can walk directly to the hotel (5 minutes).

To the Swisstech Hotel

From Lausanne Gare (Lausanne station),

  • take Metro M2 (directly across the street from the Lausanne Gare) toward Croisettes and get off at the next station (Lausanne-Flon)
  • change to Metro M1 at Lausanne-Flon. (Lausanne-Flon is the terminus for M1; there is only one direction to go.)
  • get off the M1 at the EPFL stop. The Hotel is right on the Metro platform

To the Starling Hotel

From Lausanne Gare (Lausanne station),

  • take Metro M2 (directly across the street from the Lausanne Gare) toward Croisettes and get off at the next station (Lausanne-Flon)
  • change to Metro M1 at Lausanne-Flon. (Lausanne Flon is the terminus for M1; there is only one direction to go.)
  • get off the M1 at the EPFL stop. Walk to the Starling Hotel through the EPFL campus as indicated (10 minutes).

Lunch around the Swiss Tech Convention Center (STCC)

To keep costs reasonable, the workshops on Monday and Tuesday do not include lunch. Fortunately, there are several restaurants immediately next to the STCC and many cafeterias on the EPFL campus within a 5-10 min walk. All offer a good meal at a reasonable price.

Student Travel Grants

To apply for an ASPLOS travel grant:

Deadline: January 8, 2022 (anywhere on earth). EXTENDED TO JANUARY 25, 23:59 AoE.

  1. You must fill out the Travel Grant Application Form.
  2. We need an email from your advisor, stating that you are a full-time student pursuing a PhD, Master, Bachelor, or Postdoc in the areas covered by ASPLOS. The advisor is also encouraged to comment on the potential broader impact of making an award to you, e.g., if you belong to an underrepresented group, or if you are unable to attend the conference without a substantial travel grant. Pleasesend the email to the Student Travel Grants Chair (adaglis@gatech.edu) with the subject line “ASPLOS Student Travel Status Confirmation for <Student Name>.”

Notes for the process:

  • Please save all original receipts. You will need to mail them after the conference.
  • Funds can be applied to transportation and lodging between February 27 and March 5, 2022.
  • The confirmation email from the applicant’s advisor must be received by the deadline of January 8, 2022. Your application is considered incomplete without it. We will not solicit letters from your advisor. It is your responsibility to ensure that your advisor sends the email before the deadline. No exception will be made for any reason.
  • We will notify you about the status of your application before the conference early registration deadline. Note that award decisions will be made based on funding availability.
  • Depending on the source of funding, some awardees will be required to email the travel grant chair a short essay describing their ASPLOS experience or their favorite paper. Travel grant awardees will be informed of this requirement at the time of award decision notification.