General Information

Audio-visual Policy

Standard Audio-visual Set-up in Meeting Rooms

Computers will not be provided for any speakers. Local organization is not responsible for the safety and security of speakers’ computers.

The Plenary Session Room is fully equipped with screen and projectors. Presenters requiring special adaptors (other than VGA connection) must provide their own.

All other breakout rooms are equipped with a screen and a data projector. Presenters requiring special adaptors (other than VGA connection) must provide their own.



Complimentary wireless Internet will be available onsite. Connections will be provided via Wifi Free_STCC1 (or 2 or 3). Passwords will be sent through Mobile by SMS. For international mobile that does not receive SMS in Switzerland, attendees may obtain a voucher at the STCC welcome desk.


Local Area

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The average April temperature in Lausanne varies between 41° F (5°C) and 61° F (16°C).  Remember meeting room temperatures and personal comfort zones vary widely. It is recommended that you bring a sweater or jacket to the sessions



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Poster Session

For general information about preparing a poster, please visit  See SUBMISSIONS button for deadlines.

At UQ16, poster boards will be 95cm wide by 180cm high. Push pins will be provided on site.

The poster session is scheduled for Tuesday, April 5 from 6:40 PM – 8:00 PM. Poster presenters are requested to set up their poster material on the provided 95cm wide by 180cm high poster boards in the "Campus" Area, 1st Floor, on Monday, April 4 between 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM, or on Tuesday, April 5 between 7:00 AM and 4:30 PM. Push pins will be provided on site.

All materials must be posted by Tuesday, April 5 at 6:40 PM, the official start time of the session. Posters will remain on display through Friday, April 8. Poster displays must be removed by 6:40 PM. Posters remaining after this time will be discarded

There will be a Poster Blitz on Tuesday afternoon at 5:55 PM – 6:40 PM in Auditorium A.


SIAM Books and Journals

SIAM books are available at a discounted price during the conference. Complimentary copies of journals are also available on site. If a SIAM books representative is not available, orders may be placed according to the instructions on the Titles on Display form.


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Visa Information

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Letter of Invitation

Confirmed authors in need of a Letter of Invitation to assist in the visa application process, please fill out the Letter of Invitation Request Form. Please allow three to four weeks for processing and delivery.

If you are not planning to present at the conference or are not yet an accepted author and need a letter of invitation before acceptance notifications are sent, please fill out the form AND provide the following information to [email protected]:

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