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Revision as of 15:38, 18 April 2015

OctConf 2015 will take place in Darmstadt, Germany for three days from September 21 until September 23. Please email Sebastian or Jacopo if you think you could attend. Also write your name below in the Participants section if you think of attending with high probability.

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Location

Mathildenhöhe in Darmstadt
Mathildenhöhe in Darmstadt

Darmstadt, Germany

Darmstadt is a medium sized German city (154.002 inhabitans, cf http://www.darmstadt.de) located in the close neighborhood to Frankfurt, i.e., easy to reach due the airport FRA. It is one of the few cities in Germany that are allowed to call themselves "city of science". The reason is that Darmstadt has clearly dedicated itself to academia and resaerch:, it has a technical university ("TU Darmstadt", founded in 1877) and two universities of applied sciences "h_da" and "Evangelische Hochschule" with 40,616 students in total. Furthermore there are several research institutes, e.g., the European Space Operations Centre, EUMETSAT and the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research, which discovered with their heavy-ion accelerator chemical elements like Darmstadtium. Many technology companies are also located here, e.g. big cooperations like Deutsche Telekom, Merck but also SMIs like CST which is a spin-off of TU Darmstadt and the market leader for high-frequency electromagnetic field simulations.

In former times Darmstadt was the seat of government of the German State Hessen and thus has still an active cultural live and in particular important architecture from the beginning of the 20th century. The dukes of Hesse were at that time interested in art, in particular the so-called Jugendstil (the German version of Art Nouveau) and funded the Darmstadt Artists' Colony. It is still located at the Mathildenhöhe.

Venue

The upcoming Octconf 2015 will take place at the Graduate School of Excellence Computational Engineering (CE) at the Technische Universität (TU) Darmstadt

Graduate School CE
Dolivostraße 15
D-64293 Darmstadt

Graduate School of Computational Engineering
Graduate School CE

The institution has been recognized as a center for top-level research and scientific excellence by the highly competitive 'Excellence Initiative' of the German Federal and State Governments. The Graduate School enables PhD students to develop their scientific skills in a focused way, and to cooperate under optimal conditions in a highly stimulating interdisciplinary environment (computer science, engineering and mathematics). One lecture hall and two seminar rooms with wifi (eduroam) are reserved for the whole week.

Travelling

You can find travel directions here. The recommended procedure is a flight to Frankfurt's airport and then taking the bus called "Airliner" to Darmstadt main station. The conference hotel (see below) is directly at the train station and the venue in15min walking distance.

We have prebooked rooms in

Dates

September 21-23, 2015. This is from Monday to Wednesday. Participants are encouraged to attend for all three days, but anyone is welcome for any duration of time. If necessary invitation letters can issued.

Excursions for the technology enthusiasts to ESOC, EUMETSAT and/or GSI are planned.

Suggestions for Sessions

Code sprints and informal discussion will happen every day. Please propose topics of interest for these sessions.

Schedule

not ready yet.

Participants

Funding

There is limited funding to cover the travel expenses of selected participants. Please contact Sebastian if you are an Octave coder and need funding to attend OctConf.

The following institutions have provided funding so far:

Previous OctConf

OctConf 2014

Next OctConf

OctConf 2016