Geneva ontology editors meeting- Dec 10-13, 2018 - Logistics

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  • December 10-13, 2018
    • ARRIVAL: Dec 8th (Fly from US on Friday Dec 7th)
    • DEPARTURE: Friday Dec 14th

Meeting Venue

  • HEG (Haute Ecole de Gestion de Geneve), Carouge (Geneve)
  • Campus de Battelle:
  • B building ('bâtiment'), Room B5.12
  • Rue de la Tambourine 17
  • 1227 Carouge The venue is just across the street from the hotel.


  • Saturday: 6:30 PM Cheval blanc Place de l'octroi - Tapas ( )
  • Sunday: 7 PM Café du Marché Place du Marché 4 - 1227 Carouge - 10 people
  • Monday: Fondue Bain des Paquis 19h
  • Tuesday: Auberge communale de Carouge (Vicolo39) 19h30 - 10 people
  • Wednesday: Fete de l'escalade Chene-Bourg (free soup, food stands, parade, chocolate. We're celebrating chasing the Savoyads (now part of France) out of Geneva:
  • Thursday: Bang Yai 19h30 - rue des Noirettes 7, Geneva 1227, Switzerland - 10 people


  • Monday: cafeteria or pizzas
  • Tuesday:
  • Wednesday: Marché de Carouge - food stands
  • Thursday: Le Vieux Pressoir ( 12h30 12 people


Ibis Style Carouge hotel:

  • Carouge Rondeau tram station (Trams 12 and 18)
  • 3 Route De Saint Julien, 1227 CAROUGE, SWITZERLAND
  • Tel: (+41)225448600
  • Wifi and breakfast included
  • Checkin /checkout: 12 noon

Access by public transportation

The hotel and the HEG (where the meeting will be held) are essentially across the street from each other.

  • Tram lines 18 et 12 : "Carouge (Rondeau)" stop
    • Tram 18 is also connected from the train station ("Gare Cornavin")
  • Bus 44 or 45 : "Grange-Collomb" stop

Free Public transportation

  • From Geneva Airport offers free public transport tickets valid for 80 minutes to new arrivals. This free ticket can be taken from a machine in the baggage claim area (just after the baggage carousels). This ticket is only valid with your flight ticket to prove that you have arrived on that day.
  • In the city: All visitors staying at a hotel benefit from the Geneva Transport Card, with no additional cost. This personal and non-transferable pass is established upon the visitor’s check-in in the hotel, enabling its holder to use of the entire public transportation network without restriction (bus, train and boat), with validity for the entire duration of the stay including the departure day.


Contact Lourdes to arrange your travel. Give her your preferred flights. Must be on US carrier or code share.



Ontology Group

  • David Hill MGI
  • Harold Drabkin MGI
  • Kimberly Van Auken WormBase
  • Paul Thomas USC
  • Huaiyu Mi USC
  • Pascale Gaudet SIB

Software Group

  • Chris Mungall - Berkeley
  • Ben Good- Berkeley
  • Jim Balhoff - Berkeley (RENCI UNC)

External Curators

  • Peter D'Eustachio Reactome
  • Antonio Fabregat Mundo EBI Reactome
  • Alan Bridges Rhea
  • Anne Morgat Rhea
  • Thierry Lombardot Rhea
  • Nicole Redaschi