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Participants' Information


Information Desk

The information desk is located in the foyer of the Lecture Hall Centre (HSZ) in room E01 near the conference office and will be open on all days of the conference.

The staff and student assistants wearing colored name badges or T-shirts are gladly at your disposal for any questions about the conference, for orientation in Dresden, on accommodation, restaurants, nightlife and cultural events.

During the conference you can contact the information desk by phone: +49-(0)351-463-38840.

The opening hours are as follows:

Sunday 19.03.2017 15.00 - 20.00
Monday 20.03.2017 08.30 - 20.00
Tuesday 21.03.2017 08.00 - 18.00
Wednesday 22.03.2017 08.00 - 18.00
Thursday 23.03.2017 08.00 - 18.00
Friday 24.03.2017 08.00 - 15.00


Conference Ticket

All participants will receive a ticket for public transport with their conference documents. This ticket will enable you to travel on all busses and trams within Dresden from Sunday to Friday.

Please take your ticket with you whenever using public transport!

Note: Students of the TU Dresden will not receive a conference ticket.



A guarded cloakroom is located in the basement of the Lecture Hall Centre (HSZ). The opening hours are Sunday to Thursday until 21:00 and Friday until 15:00.

Participants are asked to look carefully after their wardrobe, valuables, laptops, and other belongings for which the organizers are not liable.



The TU Dresden and IFW Dresden are members of the eduroam-network. Users from eduroam institutions, who have registered for eduroam, can use WLAN at the TU Dresden / IFW without local registration in Dresden. Please ask the computer center/network administration of your home institution for eduroam-registration. Eduroam in Dresden is possible with WLAN SSID eduroam.

W-LAN (Wifi)
In addition internet access is possible via W-LAN network (WiFi) in almost all buildings of the TU-campus.

WLAN in the buildings of TU-Campus
For Internet access at TU Dresden, please use your individual Login-Password on your registration document.
The network is called VPN/WEB. (If you cannot find this network, the wireless-LAN is unfortunately not available at your location.) If you are connected to the VPN/WEB network and you open an arbitrary website with your browser, the login window for the wireless-LAN appears. Please enter the user name and password provided. With login, you can use the internet access. This connection is not encrypted.

WLAN in Leibniz-Institute IFW Dresden
In the building of IFW Dresden, WLAN access is possible in / of front of rooms IFW A, B and D. Please connect SSID 'DPG2017'. No authorization is required. This connection is not encrypted.

Access to the internet is also available in the computer room in von-Gerber-Bau, GER 221. The opening hours are displayed at the entrance of the room.

Public Working Area
In the Chemistry building, room CHE 184 there is a public room where you can work on your laptop.


Discussion with Plenary Speakers (Speakers Corner)

There is the possibility of informal discussions with the plenary speaker after each plenary session. The meeting place is immediately following the plenary talk in room E03 of the Lecture Hall Center (HSZ) next to the information desk. Coffee, tea and refreshments are available.


Message Board

All alterations in the scientific programme will be announced via the conference website “notice board”. All further important information for participants are displayed on a message board in the foyer of the Lecture Hall Center (HSZ).


Lost and found property

You can bring found items to the Lecture Hall Center, room E 03 (next to the information desk). There you can also get your lost property back.



Coffee breaks
Coffee and tea are offered for free during the breaks in nearly all conference locations (see also in the legend of the campus map). The coffee breaks are from Monday to Thursday at around 9:00 and 14:00 as well as on Friday at around 9:00.

You can get snacks and refreshments as indicated in the campus map at the:
- Lecture Hall Centre (HSZ) basement (only Sunday 15:00 – 18:00)
- Tent B behind the Lecture Hall center (Monday to Thursday, 8:00 – 19:00; Friday 8:00 – 14:00)
- „Grill-Cube“ next to the exhibition tent B (Monday to Friday, 8:00 – 15:00)
- Zeuner-Bau (ZEU) in room ZEU 148 (Monday to Thursday 8:00 – 19:00; Tuesday only 8:00 – 16:00)
- Restaurant of the Leibniz-Institute IFW Dresden (Monday to Friday, 8:00 – 15:30)
- „insgrüne coffeebar“ in Georg-Schumann-Bau (SCH) (Monday to Friday, 8:30 – 15:00)
- „BioMensa U-Boot“ in Potthoffbau (POT) (Monday to Friday, 8:30 – 15:00)
- Cafeteria Mensa Mommsenstraße (Monday to Friday, 8:00 – 15:00)
- Cafeteria Mensa Zeltschlösschen (Monday to Thursday, 7:00 to 16:00, Friday, 7:00 – 15:00)
as well as at Bergstr. 68 „FIRAT-Kebap-Haus“ and Münchner Str. „DERSIM-Dürüm-Kebab-Haus“ and bakery „Möbius“.

The Mensa Zeltschlösschen and the Mensa Mommsenstraße (sushi, pizza, pasta and regular meals) offer plenty of opportunities for lunch at moderate prices (self-payment). Opening times are Monday to Friday, 11:00 to 14:30. The IFW restaurant offers regular meals for a limited number of conference participants from Monday to Friday, 12:30 to 14:00.


Child care on campus during the DPG conference

We offer a flexible child care for all conference participants during the time of the conference (March 20 – 24, 2017). Experienced and well-trained child care staff will look after your child in the family room at IFW Dresden (see map of the campus). The flexible child care service prior registration is available for children in the age of 0 to 12 years daily from 8:00 – 16:00. If necessary bring along clothing, diapers and food. Parents or guardians must be able to be reached by staff while their child is attending child care.

The child care is free of charge for all conference participants, provided that the request for the transfer of costs is completed and submitted immediately after the service has been completed.

A registration of the caring times (date and time) as well as the information about the children`s age  is necessary in advance until January 7, 2017 at the latest.

Contact and binding registration: (Deadline: January 7, 2017)
Anke Kirchner
IFW Dresden
01069 Dresden
Tel.: +49-351-4659-405

Child care can be offered only for a limited number of children. Selection results in the order of registration.

We would be glad, if you can make use of the offer and if it makes participation easier! More information about the flexible child care you can find under: