The Forum will take place at the International Space Science Institute, Hallerstrasse 6, 3012 Bern, Switzerland.



Hotel rooms have been block booked in different hotels in Bern. Please, indicate the ISSI administration office at your arrival and departure dates. For local matters visit ISSI’s homepage.


Computer Matters

For questions and help in computer matters please contact Willi Wäfler at . In Switzerland the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz; the power plug sockets are of type J. However, there are adaptors available at ISSI.



Bern is ideally connected to many European cities by fast intercity trains (e.g. TGV Paris-Bern in 4.5 hours, or Frankfurt-Bern 5 hours). Timetable information of trains within and around Switzerland can be found at Bern can be reached easily from three international airports: Zurich (ZRH), Basel-Mulhouse (BSL) and Geneva (GVA). Zurich is the largest one. Direct intercity trains to Bern depart every half hour from inside the airport buildings; see The travel time is approximately 1.5 hours from Zurich airport and 2 hours from Geneva airport.