OctConf 2013

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Following the success of OctConf 2012 which brought together users and developers for five days in July in the French Canadian summer, the first european OctConf will be held in Milan, Italy on June 24-26 2013.

OctConf is a good opportunity to meet Octave developers and users from all over the world and discuss current and future directions of the Octave project.

Please go to the registration website if you wish to attend. There is no fee for participating but registration is mandatory as places are limited. If you also wish to give a presentation please post a one page abstract with your registration. Limited amount funding for travel and accommodation support is available, if you need such support please mention it in your registration.


Hosting Institution and Local Sponsors

OctConf 2013 will be hosted by the MOX Modeling and Scientific Computing lab at the Department of Mathematics of Milan Technical University (Politecnico di Milano), and will be partially supported by MOXOFF.


The meeting will be held on the 7th floor of Building 14 ("La Nave") of the "Leonardo" campus of Politecnico di Milano in the Department meeting room.

Milano, Italy

Milan is one of the most art and history rich cities in Italy, and it is within 100 miles of all the most beautiful locations in northern Italy including the Alps, the Mediterranean Sea and the lake region. With new high speed train connections it is also about 2 and a half hours away from Rome. There are 3 international airports in Milan all served by Low-Cost companies that offer cheap flights to/from most cities in Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East.

Summer in Milano can be quite hot and humid but rain is very rare. The city has a very serviceable public transportation network of buses and underground trains (metro), there is also a public bike rental service but none of the bike rental stations is located conveniently enough to serve the Politecnico campus at this time yet.

How to get there

The reference is:

MOX - Modeling and Scientific Computing
Dipartimento di Matematica "F. Brioschi"
Politecnico di Milano
via Bonardi 9
Edificio 14 ("La Nave") 

See this page on the MOX website for directions, or check out this link on Google maps.


See this page for lodging opportunities in the vicinity of the Politecnico Leonardo campus.


June 24-26, 2013. Each day will be focusing on a specific topic

  • Day 1 : Octave in Education
  • Day 2 : Octave in Academic Research
  • Day 3 : Octave in Engineering Applications

Detailed Schedule

Some specifics:





The registration procedure has now been moved here The complete list of participants will be published here after the conference.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday
09:15 Coffee & croissants Coffee & croissants Coffee & croissants
09:30 Talk — TBA Talk — TBA Talk — TBA
10:15 Talk — TBA Talk — TBA Talk — TBA
11:00 Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break
11:15 Open discussion Open discussion Open discussion
13:15 Lunch Lunch Lunch
14:30 Tutorial 1: TBA Tutorial 2: TBA Tutorial 3: TBA
15:45 Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break
16:00 Code sprints Code sprints Code sprints
17:30 Status reports Status reports Status reports
18:00 Social event