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COMMUNITY GUIDELINES & ANTI-HARASSMENT POLICY


We're dedicated to providing a harassment-free and inclusive event experience for everyone regardless of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disabilities, neurodiversity, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, nationality, race, age, religion, or other protected category. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. We take violations of our policy seriously and will respond appropriately.

All participants of CoRL must abide by the following policy:

Be excellent to each other.
Treat everyone with respect. Participate while acknowledging that everyone deserves to be here — and each of us has the right to enjoy our experience without fear of harassment, discrimination, or condescension, whether blatant or via micro-aggressions. Jokes shouldn’t demean others. Consider what you are saying and how it would feel if it were said to or about you.

Speak up if you see or hear something.
Harassment is not tolerated, and you are empowered to politely engage when you or others are disrespected. The person making you feel uncomfortable may not be aware of what they are doing, and politely bringing their behavior to their attention is encouraged.

Practice saying "Yes and" to each other.
It’s a theatre improv technique to build on each other’s ideas. We all benefit when we create together.

We have a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for harassment of any kind, including but not limited to:
  1. Stalking/following
  2. Deliberate intimidation
  3. Harassing photography or recording
  4. Sustained disruption of talks or other events
  5. Offensive verbal language
  6. Verbal language that reinforces social structures of domination
  7. Sexual imagery and language in public spaces
  8. Inappropriate physical contact
  9. Unwelcome sexual or physical attention
In relation to, but not limited to:
  1. Neurodiversity
  2. Race
  3. Color
  4. National origin
  5. Gender identity
  6. Gender expression
  7. Sexual orientation
  8. Age
  9. Body size
  10. Disabilities
  11. Appearance
  12. Religion
  13. Pregnancy
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Our zero tolerance policy means that we will look into and review every allegation of violation of our Event Community Guidelines and Anti-Harassment Policy and respond appropriately. We empower and encourage you to report any behavior that makes you or others feel uncomfortable by finding a conference staff member or by emailing the conference general and local chairs.

Event staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing discomfort or harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.

This policy extends to talks, forums, workshops, codelabs, social media, parties, hallway conversations, all attendees, partners, sponsors, volunteers, event staff, etc. We reserves the right to refuse admittance to, or remove any person. This includes, but is not limited to, attendees behaving in a disorderly manner or failing to comply with this policy, and the terms and conditions herein. If a participant engages in harassing or uncomfortable behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning or expelling the offender from the conference with no refund.


CONFERENCE VENUE

CoRL2018 will be held in the HG Building (Main Building) of ETH’s main campus in down-town Zurich in the AudiMax (HG F30).


Coffee breaks take place just close to the AudiMax auditorium.
Demonstrations and poster sessions will be shown in the atriums of the HG Building.


ETH Zürich Main Building




The welcome reception and registration will take place on Sunday, October 28 evening in the GEP Pavillon




The "Deep Mind" Boat trip will be around the lake of Zurich onboard the "Panta Rhei"















The "Google" banquet will take place at GIARDINO VERDE

  

The farewell party will be held in the CLA Glass Hall
















For more information on the conference and all related social events, please download the  travel guide




PARKING

Sorry, we can't offer parking for participants. Zurich is a hard place to get there by car, so we should encourage all people to use public transportation.


HOTEL

We got the link for several hotels in Zurich: https://www.zuerich.com/en/visit/corl-conference-on-robot-learning-corl-2018-edition. The prices are set until 27th of September. Nights included: Sunday, 28th Oct. - Thursday, 1st Nov.

Hotels within walking distances to the venue (some of them also in the link):

            Leonhardstr. 6
            Tel. + 41 44 266 59 59
            comfortinn@bluewin.ch   
            Leonhardstr. 1
            Tel: +41 44 254 22 22
            info@leoneck.ch     
            Zähringerstr. 43
            Tel. +41 44 254 58 00
            info@rutli.ch
           Seilergraben 69
           Tel. +41 44 250 27 27
           info@hotel-du-theatre.ch
           Sonneggstr. 17
           
Tel. +41 44 250 27 27
           info@hotelsunnehus.ch
           Limmatquai 142 (beim Central)
           Tel. +41 44 267 60 40
           info@limmathof.com 


FLIGHTS

Zurich Airport is the closest airport for this conference. It is directly located in the city of Zurich and 20 minutes away by public transport from the conference site. Direct flights to this airport are recommended. Alternatively, the participants can fly into Basel airport (1h30 train), Bern airport (2h00 train) or Geneva airport (2h30 train).


GROUND TRANSPORTATION

Transportation to / from the airport and hotel

  • Taxis: The easiest but most expensive way to reach your hotel is taking a taxi at the Airport (60-70 CHF).
  • App rides: Uber is available
  • Hotel shuttles: Some hotels offer free shuttle service from and to the airport, please check directly with your preferred hotel
  • Train: After reclaiming baggage, follow the signs "Bahn/Railway" to ticket counters and machines. There are English instructions on the machines; follow them or simply press the left (red) key at the bottom where it says "Zurich City". The machine accepts coins as well as banknotes and gives change. The ticket is valid during the next hour for any train to Zurich as well as for the trams and buses in the city (streetcar / tram). Take an escalator down to the platforms 3 or 4. Trains to city centre leave approximately every 10 minutes and take about 10 minutes to reach Zurich main station (Zurich HB). You can also purchase a 24 hour ticket for all trains, trams, and buses in Zurich by making the appropriate selection on the machine. More info is available on http://www.vbz.ch.

Transportation from / to hotel and ETHZ

Once you are in Zurich you may use public transportation or walk.
If your hotel is not within walking distance, take the tram to reach ETH.
From the main station you reach ETH Campus Zentrum in six minutes with tram no. 10 (direction Bahnhof Oerlikon or Irchel at night) from tram stop Bahnhofplatz or tram no. 6 (direction Zoo) from tram stop Bahnhofstrasse to the stop ETH/Universitätsspital (the 3rd stop).
You may also cross the Limmat river (2-3 minutes) and take the “Polybahn” at Central.


VISA REQUIREMENTS

Conference participants may need a visa to enter Switzerland.

Letters of invitation for visa purposes are available for non-authors who are Robotics/ML researchers with verifiable credentials, such as graduate students. Once you've completed your pre-registration, you should send a request to info@robot-learning.org as soon as possible. Invitation letters will be sent out with paper notification to authors with accepted papers.
AREA ATTRACTIONS

Sightseeing in Zürich and Switzerland

Zürich offers various attractions and museums and has a nice down-town shopping area. Here are some highlights:
  • Kunsthaus – Switzerland’s most important art gallery contains a collection from all the important periods of European art – from the Middle Ages through to the present.
  • Rietberg Museum – the museum houses non-European art, particularly from India, China and Africa.
  • Bahnhofstrasse – the mile-long street of banks featuring exclusive fashion boutiques is the place to go shopping.
  • Zurich Zoo – Tram 6 will take you uphill to get a beautiful view of Zürich City, with the possibility to take a very nice walk to the impressive Zurich Zoo.
  • Old town – full of art galleries, antique and book shops, roaming in the old town is a pleasant way to discover the historical side of Zurich.
  • Niederdorf - during the day this is a pedestrian zone and a shopper's paradise with lots of boutiques hidden away in a patchwork of alleys. At night the many bars, restaurants and street artists turn the Niederdorf into an exciting and colorful center of entertainment.
Finally, October is a good season for hiking and Zürich can be considered as the gateway to the Alps.
For more information please have a look to the tourist office web site: http://www.zuerich.com. Further information will also be available at the registration desk or at your hotel.


OTHER

Plugs: Be aware that Switzerland has an own power plug system. So please bring your international plug with you.
Climate: The climate in Switzerland is usually late fall by the end of October. It can be rainy, windy, but it's also possible to experience the last sunny days of fall.e rain. You have to expect temperatures around 10° C during day and around 5° C during night. Late October is still a good season for hiking (some snow possible up in the mountains), sightseeing and other outdoor activities. However, the outdoor swimming season is over for sure. So bring an all-weather jacket, good sweater and shoes which don't mind a bit of water; an umbrella would help too.