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[[File:octconf2017.jpg|thumb|left|500px|Participants OctConf 2017 will take place first day]] We are happy to announce the upcoming Octave Conference 2017 to be held at [http://home.cern CERN], near Geneva, Switzerland for three days , from March 20 through 20th until March 2222nd. 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. The three-day event will be an opportunity for sharing experiences, planning the future of Octave and promoting its use among the scientific community and beyond. There will two open sessions on Monday and Tuesday showcasing Octave and some interesting and successful Octave stories.
To register officially, please use the CERN conference manager [https://indico.cern.ch/event/609833/ Indico].
In addition, *please* add your name to the Participants section of this page so we can plan appropriately.
 
We are hopeful that the key members of the Octave development team will make it, both from oversea and from Europe. You can find more updated information on the programme in the [https://indico.cern.ch/event/609833 CERN's OctConf webpage] and in here.
 
'''Dates''': The conference will run for three days from Monday, March 20th through Wednesday, March 22nd.
== Location ==
=== Geneva, Switzerland ====== Venue ===The upcoming Octconf 2017 will take place at [http://home.cern/ CERN ] (European Center for Nuclear Research) 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. See https://enThe particles are made to collide together at close to the speed of light.wikipediaThe process gives the physicists clues about how the particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature.org/wiki/The instruments used at CERNare 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.
=== Travelling ===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.
== Dates = Social activities ===
The conference will run for three days from MondayTwo social events have been foreseen, March 20th through Wednesday, March 22ndbesides the coffee and the lunch breaks:* A unique visit to [http://visit.cern/tours CERN]* A [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fondue Fondue] dinner down-town Geneva
== Suggestions for Sessions ==
Approximately half of each day will be devoted to presentations. The remainder will be used for informal discussions, code sprints, etc.
Please propose session topics in the table 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. In addition, if you have a poster, rather than a full presentation, there is a separate sign-up sheet below.
=== Schedule ===
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).
* We need to fill up the timetable. Not knowing how you organized the previous Octave conferences and not being Octave developers, we rely on you guys. From our side, I just reiterate what John Evans wrote on Nov 22, The [OPENING SESSION - for which we reserved the CERN Main Auditorium]I have some comments regarding the session concerning the potential use of Octave at CERNhttps://indico. Would it be possible that this be made an open session? We have 4-500 MATLAB users so there is hope that it could be well attendedcern.I could try and find some user(s) at CERN using Octave for a "big" project that they'd be willing to present. Failing that, maybe an Octave expert could present Octave and its uses and future developments. [WE SHOULD FORESEE THIS DISCUSSIONch/event/609833/timetable/#20170320 indico timetable]Would anybody will be willing and brave enough to look at CERN-supplied MATLAB code and see if it could be done in Octave? [POSTER SESSION AND SOCIALIZING]How many posters are there usually in used as the poster session?Would it make sense to have this "how Octave can replace MATLAB (and other) tools" session followed by the poster session?We could arrange refreshments to encourage people to hang around for possible follow-ups.  *regarding "social activities" :  ** We can offer, as I mentioned, a visit to some interesting CERN sitesofficial schedule. This can take from a few to several hours. It could be planned for Wednesday afternoon.  ** For the evening of Monday, or of Tuesday, we thought we could have a "Fondue" dinner downtown Geneva. There are good and affordable Fondue restaurants one here should mirror that can be reached by tram within 30/40 minutes from CERN.  ** During the daytime: CERN offers many areas where people can socialize and/or discuss, informally. For instance, the CERN main restaurant is open until 11pmone
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<th width="230220">Monday<br/>(General GNU Octave day)</th> <th width="230220">Tuesday<br/>(GNU Octave Packages day)</th> <th width="230250">Wednesday<br/>(Libre and Open Source Software day)</th>
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<td><br/><br/>9:00-109:00<br/><br/><br/>30</td> <td><br/>()Registration - IT Amphitheatre Coffee Area, CERN</td> <td>GSoC project: Exponential Integrators<br/>(Chiara Segala)</td> <tdrowspan="2"><br/>()Unconference</td>
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<td>109:0030-109:1540</td> <td><strong>Coffee</strong>Welcome to CERN and Conference info</td> <tdrowspan="2">SOCIS project: Improve iterative methods for sparse linear systems<strong>Coffee</strong></td> <td><strong>Coffee<br/strong>(Cristiano Dorigo)</td>
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<td>109:1540-10:5010</td> <td><brOctave for N dimensions and microscope image processing (Carnë Draug />(David Miguel Susano Pinto)</td> <tdrowspan="6"><br/>()Visit to CERN sites</td> <td><br/>()</td>
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<td>10:5010-1110:2530</td> <td>Octave for Particle Accelerator Performance Optimization<br/>(Andrea Latina)</td> <tdrowspan="2"><br/>()</td> <tdstrong>Discussion and Coffee<br/strong>()</td>
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<td>1110:2530-1211:00</td> <td><br/>()</td> <td><br/>()</td> <tdstrong>Coffee<br/strong>()</td>
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<td>1211:00-1211:30</td> <td>[https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/doc/interpreter/XREFpublish.html publish] your code with Octave (Kai T. Ohlhus)<strong/td>Discussion <td rowspan="2">Support of free software in public institutions: the KiCad case (Javier Serrano)<br/strong>KiCad demo (Tomasz Wlostowski) </td> </tr> <tr> <td>11:30-12:00<strong/td>Discussion </strongtd>Open slot</td>
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<td>12:00-12:45</td> <td><strong>Discussion and Group Photo</strong></td> <td>GSoC project: ode15{i,s} and The future of the Neural Network package<br/>(Francesco Faccio)</td> </tr> <tr> <td><br/>12:3045-14:00<br/><br/></td>
<td><strong>Lunch</strong></td>
<td><strong>Lunch</strong></td>
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<td>14:00-14:3530</td> <tdrowspan="2">25 Years of Octave: Recent Developments and Future Directions<br/>(John W. Eaton)</td> <td><br/>Technical overview of user code parallelization (Olaf Till)</td> <tdrowspan="3"><br/>()Unconference</td>
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<td>14:3530-15:1000</td> <td><br8/>()</td> <td><br/>()</td> <td><br/>16-bit simulation with GNU Octave (Andreas Stahel)</td>
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<td>15:1000-15:4530</td> <td>Open Slot</td> <td>Current Status of Octave Forge (Oliver Heimlich)</td>
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<td>15:4530-16:00</td>
<td><strong>Coffee</strong></td>
<td><strong>Coffee</strong></td>
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<td><br/><br/>16:00-1817:0030<br/><br/><br/></td> <tdrowspan="2"><brstrong>Code Sprint</strong>()</td> <tdrowspan="2"><brstrong>Code Sprint</strong>()</td> <td><brstrong>Organization of OctConf2018</strong>(), Closing, and Farewell</td>
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<td>1817:0030-1918:00</td> <td><br/>()</td> <td><br/>()</td> <td><br/>()30</td>
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<td>19:00-20:00<br/td> <td><br/>()19:30-21:30<br/td> <td><br/>()</td> <td><br/>()Fondue night</td>
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=== Poster Session ===
Show us what If you do with have a poster demonstrating how you use Octave and any interesting to address an application in your fieldplease add your name and poster topic to the list below.Please email [mailto: us] if you are interested in contributing so that we can We will schedule an appropriately sized space based on the number of participantsposters.
Confirmed Posters:
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<td></td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td><VSDP – A GNU Octave/td> MATLAB<tdsup>&reg;</td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <tdsup>toolbox for verified semidefinite-quadratic-linear programming</td> <td>[[User:Siko1056|Kai T. Ohlhus]]</td>
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<td>Characterization of high-Tc granular superconductors in a magnetic fields</td> <td>Michele Manzini</td>
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== Participants ==
To register officially, please use the CERN conference manager [https://indico.cern.ch/event/609833/ Indico].
* [http://graduate-school-ce.de/schoeps Sebastian Schöps]* [[User:KaKiLa|Juan Pablo JuanPi Carbajal]]* [http://www1.mate.polimi.it/~carlo/ Carlo de Falco]
* [[User:Francesco Faccio|Francesco Faccio]]
* [[User:jwe|John W. Eaton]]* [[User:JordiGH|Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso]]* [[User:Doug|Douglas Stewart]]* [[User:Siko1056|Kai T. Ohlhus]]* [[User:Oheim|Oliver Heimlich]] (need funding for travelTuesday–Wednesday)* [[User:rikCarandraug|RikCarnë Draug]]* [[User:Andy1978|Andreas Weber]]* Valentin Ortega* Andrea Latina* Andreas Stahel* [[User:CdF|Carlo de Falco]]* Cristiano Dorigo* Michele Ginesi* Chiara Segala* [[User:pantxo|Pantxo Diribarne]] (need funding for travellikely to attend, probably one day only)* Marco Caliari (arrival in Monday afternoon)* Anna Ferrarini* Elisa Frison* Sara Stillavati== Funding ==* Olaf Till* Philip Nienhuis
== Previous OctConf ==

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