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== 2018 Meeting Notes ==
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The upcoming Octave Conference 2018 will be held at [http://home.cern CERN], near Geneva, Switzerland.  
 
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The Local Organising Committee is happy and proud that CERN will host this event for at least two reasons: Octave [2] is a fundamental tool of analysis and research for hundreds of CERN scientists; Octave and CERN share and promote the same values of openness, cooperation, diversity, quality and commitment.
We are maintaining a list of notes for the 2018 meeting here: [[OctConf_2018_Notes]].
 
 
 
== Meeting ==
 
 
 
We are happy to announce the upcoming Octave Conference 2018 to be held at [http://home.cern CERN], near Geneva, Switzerland, from March 12th until March 15th.  
 
 
 
The Local Organising Committee is happy and proud that CERN will host this event for at least two reasons:  
 
* Octave is a fundamental tool of analysis and research for hundreds of CERN scientists
 
* Octave and CERN share and promote the same values of openness, cooperation, diversity, quality and commitment.
 
  
 
The two-day plus two-half-day event will be an opportunity for sharing experiences, planning the future of Octave and promoting its use among the scientific community and beyond.
 
The two-day plus two-half-day event will be an opportunity for sharing experiences, planning the future of Octave and promoting its use among the scientific community and beyond.
  
Our [[OctConf_2018#Scientific_committee | scientific committee]] is working out the details of the programme, which will include: a presentation by Octave's creator and main maintainer John W. Eaton in the CERN Main Auditorium (Monday afternoon), several interesting talks about applications of Octave to various scientific domains, code sprints, and a session to promote the open-source supported by public institutions as a model for free and successful development. The call for contributions and abstract will be open soon.
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Our [[OctConf_20018#]] is working out the details of the programme, and the call for contributions and abstract will be open soon.
  
The key members of the Octave development team will participate in the conference, both from oversea and from Europe. You can find updated information on the programme in this Wiki page and we are filling the [https://indico.cern.ch/event/626097/ Indico] timetable.
 
  
== Key info ==
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We are hopeful that the key members of the Octave development team will make it, both from oversea and from Europe.
  
=== Dates ===
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== Dates ==
  
The conference will take place on Week 11, from March 12th until March 15th 2018.
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The conference will take place on Week 11 or Week 12, 2018.
  
=== Location ===
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*Duration*: 1/2 + 2 + 1/2 days (requires >=4 days break from work)
 
 
Octconf 2018 will take place at [http://home.cern/ CERN] (European Center for Nuclear Research).
 
 
 
=== Registration ===
 
 
 
The conference is free to attend but registration is required.  Please use the CERN conference manager [https://indico.cern.ch/event/626097/ Indico] to register.
 
 
 
=== Style ===
 
 
 
The conference will be based around workshops, unconference, and code sprints, with a plenary speaker on the first three days.
 
  
 
== Committees ==
 
== Committees ==
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'''Members''':
 
'''Members''':
  
* [[User:Carandraug|Carnë Draug]]
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* Carnë (irc: carandraug)
 
* Carlo de Falco
 
* Carlo de Falco
* [[User:jwe|John W. Eaton]]
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* John W. Eaton (irc: jwe)
* [[User:JordiGH|Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso]]
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* Jordi (irc: JorgdiGH)
* [[User:KaKiLa|Juan Pablo Carbajal]]
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* Juan Pablo Carbajal (irc: [[user:KaKiLa]])
* Rafael Vázquez
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* Raphael (EPFL)
  
 
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Use the [mailing] list to communicate with these people.
Use the [mailto:maintainers@octave.org maintainers mailing list] to communicate with these people.
 
  
 
=== Hosting committtee ===
 
=== Hosting committtee ===
'''Duties''': Arrange and reserve rooms, catering, social event,  and other logistics for the conference.
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*Duties*: Arrange and reserve rooms, catering, social event,  and other logistics for the conference.
  
'''Members''':
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*Members*:
  
 
* Andrea Latina
 
* Andrea Latina
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* Melissa Gaillard
 
* Melissa Gaillard
  
== Suggestions for Sessions ==
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== Location ==
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The upcoming Octconf 2018 will take place at [http://home.cern/ CERN] (European Center for Nuclear Research)
  
Approximately half of each day will be devoted to presentations. The remainder will be used for informal discussions, code sprints, etc.
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At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. They use the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter – the fundamental particles. The particles are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives the physicists clues about how the particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature.
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The instruments used at CERN are purpose-built particle accelerators and detectors. Accelerators boost beams of particles to high energies before the beams are made to collide with each other or with stationary targets. Detectors observe and record the results of these collisions.
  
Please propose session topics in the schedule below.  The actual time slot you pick is not important--we can re-arrange the schedule later--but we need to know what topics are of interest.
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Founded in 1954, the CERN laboratory sits astride the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva. It was one of Europe's first joint ventures and now has 22 member states.
  
During the daytime: CERN offers many areas where people can socialize and/or discuss, informally. For instance, the CERN main restaurant is open until 23:00 (11:00 PM).
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=== Social activities ===
 
 
    <table class="tg" border="1" width="800" style="text-align: center">
 
      <tr>
 
        <th width="110">Time</th>
 
        <th width="220">Monday 12.03<br/>(Opening)</th>
 
        <th width="220">Tuesday 13.03<br/>(Tutorials)</th>
 
        <th width="250">Wednesday 14.03<br/>(Unconference)</th>
 
        <th width="220">Thursday 15.03<br/>(Closing)</th>
 
      </tr>
 
      <tr>
 
        <td><br/><br/>Morning<br/><br/></td>
 
        <td bgcolor= #ffb3b3></td>
 
        <td style="text-align: left"> Hands-on activities:
 
          <ul>
 
            <li>Merge [[Summer_of_Code#GSoC_2017|GSoC_2017]] project [https://gsocspecfun.blogspot.de/ Make Specfuns special again] by Michele Ginesi</li>
 
          </ul>
 
        </td>
 
        <td style="text-align: left">
 
          <ul>
 
            <li> Diogo Castro: "SWAN at CERN" </li>
 
            <li> Prepare Octave 4.2.2 bugfix release </li>
 
          </ul>
 
      </td>
 
        <td> [[OctConf 2019]] planning and Closing </td>
 
      </tr>
 
      <tr>
 
        <td><br/><br/>Noon<br/><br/> </td>
 
        <td> First meeting <br/> and Lunch </td>
 
        <td> Plenary talk <br/> and Lunch </td>
 
        <td> Plenary talk <br/> and Lunch </td>
 
        <td> Farewell lunch</td>
 
      </tr>
 
      <tr>
 
        <td><br/><br/>Afternoon<br/><br/></td>
 
        <td style="text-align: left"> Talks:
 
          <ul>
 
            <li> Jwe: [https://indico.cern.ch/event/626097/contributions/2902420/attachments/1615292/2566811/2018-03-12-octave.pdf "What is Octave 2018?"] </li>
 
            <li> Michele Ginesi: [https://gsocspecfun.blogspot.de/ "Make Specfuns special again"] ([[Summer_of_Code#GSoC_2017|GSoC_2017]] project) </li>
 
          </ul> Creating and discussing [[OctConf_2018_Notes]].
 
        </td>
 
        <td> Hands on Tutorials </td>
 
        <td> Visit to CERN </td>
 
        <td bgcolor=#ffb3b3 rowspan=3></td>
 
      </tr>
 
      <tr>
 
        <td><br/><br/>Evening<br/><br/></td>
 
        <td> </td>
 
        <td> Social event </td>
 
        <td></td>
 
      </tr>
 
    </table>
 
 
 
== Accommodation ==
 
 
 
The conference will take place in the CERN's main site (Meyrin). You can try your luck and search for an accommodation in one of the [http://smb-dep.web.cern.ch/en/CERN_Housing CERN Hostels].
 
 
 
Should the CERN hostels be full, or should you prefer to stay in Geneva, we advise you to consult your favourite on-line booking portal (www.booking.com, www.tripadvisor.com, www.trivago.com, www.expedia.com etc.) and to contact the hotel directly in order to identify the lowest tariff available for CERN users and collaborators (preferential tariffs may apply in some cases).
 
 
 
Hotels in the vicinity of "Gare Cornavin" (Geneva's main railway station), or along "Route de Meyrin", are particularly recommended. Tram number 18 links Gare Cornavin to CERN in 20' (see [http://www.tpg.ch/ timetable on the TPG's webpage]).
 
 
 
Notice that, by staying in hotel, youth hostel or at a campsite, you are entitled to receive a personal and non transferable Geneva Transport Card for free, which will allow you to use the whole public transportation system of Geneva for the length of your stay for free. This includes buses, trams, trains, and yellow taxi-boats - Mouettes. Just ask for it upon arrival on the reception.
 
  
 
=== Travelling ===
 
=== Travelling ===
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== Tips and tricks ==
 
== Tips and tricks ==
* A normal lunch at CERN costs about 15 CHF, inclusive of one coffee and one delicious dessert.
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A normal lunch at CERN costs about 15 CHF, inclusive of one coffee and one delicious dessert.
* You can pay with CHF and EUR in CERN (the drawback is always CHF) and most of stores and restaurants in Geneva
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* The AC power plugs you'll find at CERN are SEV_1011 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_power_plugs_and_sockets#Swiss_SEV_1011). You can borrow one adaptor at the hostel reception.
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A bus ride from the airport to CERN is free of charge, if you take a ticket at the vending machine in the baggage claim area.  Should you miss that vending machine, a ticket will cost you 3.00 CHF. https://genevalunch.com/guides/travel/the-cheerful-traveler-geneva-airport-public-transport/
* As guest you can only enter and exit the main CERN area through entrance B
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* A bus ride from the airport to CERN is free of charge, if you take a ticket at the vending machine in the baggage claim area.  Should you miss that vending machine, a ticket will cost you 3.00 CHF. https://genevalunch.com/guides/travel/the-cheerful-traveler-geneva-airport-public-transport/
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== Accommodation ==
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The conference will take place in the CERN's main site (Meyrin). You can try your luck and search for an accommodation in one of the [http://smb-dep.web.cern.ch/en/CERN_Housing CERN Hostels].
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Should the CERN hostels be full, or should you prefer to stay in Geneva, we advise you to consult your favourite on-line booking portal (www.booking.com, www.tripadvisor.com, www.trivago.com, www.expedia.com etc.) and to contact the hotel directly in order to identify the lowest tariff available for CERN users and collaborators (preferential tariffs may apply in some cases).
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Hotels in the vicinity of "Gare Cornavin" (Geneva's main railway station), or along "Route de Meyrin", are particularly recommended. Tram number 18 links Gare Cornavin to CERN in 20' (see [http://www.tpg.ch/ timetable on the TPG's webpage]).
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Notice that, by staying in hotel, youth hostel or at a campsite, you are entitled to receive a personal and non transferable Geneva Transport Card for free, which will allow you to use the whole public transportation system of Geneva for the length of your stay for free. This includes buses, trams, trains, and yellow taxi-boats - Mouettes. Just ask for it upon arrival on the reception.
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== Suggestions for Sessions ==
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Approximately half of each day will be devoted to presentations. The remainder will be used for informal discussions, code sprints, etc.
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Please propose session topics in the schedule below.  The actual time slot you pick is not important--we can re-arrange the schedule later--but we need to know what topics are of interest.
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In addition, if you have a poster, rather than a full presentation, there is a separate sign-up sheet below.
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=== Schedule ===
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During the daytime: CERN offers many areas where people can socialize and/or discuss, informally. For instance, the CERN main restaurant is open until 23:00 (11:00 PM).
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      <tr>
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        <th width="110">Time</th>
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        <th width="220">1st (half) day<br/>()</th>
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        <th width="220">2nd day<br/>()</th>
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        <th width="250">3rd day<br/>()</th>
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        <th width="220">4th (half) day<br/>()</th>
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      </tr>
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      <tr>
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        <td>Morning</td>
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      </tr>
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      <tr>
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        <td>Noon</td>
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      </tr>
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      <tr>
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        <td>Afternoon</td>
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      </tr>
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      <tr>
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        <td>Evening</td>
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      </tr>
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    </table>
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=== Poster Session ===
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If you have a poster demonstrating how you use Octave to address an application in your field please add your name and poster topic to the list below.  We will schedule an appropriately sized space based on the number of posters.
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Confirmed Posters:
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  <table class="tg" border="0" width="600" style="text-align: left">
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    <tr>
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      <th width="400">Title</th>
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      <th width="200">Author</th>
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    </tr>
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  </table>
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== Participants ==
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To register officially, please use the CERN conference manager [https://indico.cern.ch/event/609833/ Indico].
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* [[User:KaKiLa|JuanPi Carbajal]]
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* [[User:jwe|John W. Eaton]]
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* [[User:JordiGH|Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso]]
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* [[User:Doug|Douglas Stewart]]
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* [[User:Carandraug|Carnë Draug]]
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* [[User:CdF|Carlo de Falco]]
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== Code Sprint ==
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Enter the bug number and a link to the report on savannah to let people know what bug/patch you are working on
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==

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