25-29 June 2018
Annecy-le-Vieux, France
Europe/Paris timezone


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The Conference will take place in the auditorium of LAPP/LAPTh, 9, Chemin de Bellevue, 74940 Annecy-le-Vieux.

The laboratory can be reached by public transport, see below, or by car see ‘Travel’ in the menu.



from Monday 25th June at 8:30am to Friday 29th June at 4:30pm


Pre-registration and registration

The deadline for registration is April 30th



The deadline for contributions is April 15th, please submit your talk on https://indico.in2p3.fr/event/14719/

(click Call for abstracts) else by sending a mail to dsu2018@lapth.cnrs.fr


Scientific programme

The preliminary programme will be posted soon on the Workshop indico page. Speakers are expected to upload their talk or provide it on a USB-stick to the session organisers.



Please make your hotel reservation as soon as possible, Annecy is a prime destination for tourists and hotels are filling up. There is also a wide choice of short term apartment rentals.


Travel arrangements

Letters of invitation required for visa purpose can be requested by writing to dsu2018@lapth.cnrs.fr


Please note that SNCF (trains) is on strike two days a week until June 28th, the current strike schedule can be found here



Please note that there are also strikes at Air France, fortunately the closest airport to Annecy is Geneva. It can be reached by bus. If you prefer to use a taxi, you have to reserve in advance, for both options see the instructions in the Travel menu.


Public transport in Annecy

LAPTh can be reached by public transport from the old town in Annecy, take bus no2 or no 4.

Single bus tickets (1.4Euro) can be bought from the bus driver, else booklets of 10tickets (10.85Euros) can be bought from Sibra office (across the street from the train station) or other selling points (e.g. bar-tabac shops, for a list see https://www.sibra.fr/en/points-de-vente).


Day care

It might be possible to arrange day care or occasional baby sitting – please contact Bryan Zaldivar (zaldivar@lapth.cnrs.fr) for a few tips. Unfortunately day camps for children are not available on the week of the Conference as school is still going on.


Welcome reception and social dinner

The welcome reception will take place in the TownHall of Annecy-le-Vieux, 20 min walk from the conference site, on Tuesday at 6:15pm


The social dinner will take place at Espace Lac in Talloires on Thursday, it cannot be reached by public transport. We have arranged for buses to leave from the Conference Site at 7pm, the only alternative is to drive (or follow the cycle path for about 15 km).

Restaurant l’Abri-Côtier (here)
Centre Espace Lac
49 chemin du ponton
Angon 74290 Talloires



Two excursions are planned on Wednesday afternoon, you will be asked to sign up for these at the registration desk.

  1. Guided Walk in the Annecy Old Town (free)
  2. Dragon Boat session on Lake Annecy – an introduction to dragon boating with top instructors and an opportunity to see the Lake from a different perspective. No experience required. Minimum number of participants: 30.

If you do not know what a dragon boat looks like, check this out: