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Revision as of 15:56, 12 May 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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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 life 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.


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.


You can find travel directions here. The recommended procedure is a flight to Frankfurt's International Airport and then taking the bus called "Airliner" to Darmstadt main station. Frankfurt Hahn is also an option but is approximately 130 km away from Darmstadt and there is no direct connection. The conference hotel (see below) is directly at the train station and the venue in 15min walking distance.

We have prebooked rooms in


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.


Time Monday
(Octave Core Day)
(Open Source Day)
(Packages Day)


Status of Octave
(John W. Eaton, confirmed)
Octave and Open Source in Industry
NURBS and geoPDEs Package
(Rafael Vazquez)
10:00-10:15 Coffee Coffee Coffee
10:15-10:50 t.b.a.
(Mike Miller, confirmed)
GMSH and GetDP in Academia and Industry
(Christophe Geuzaine)
Interval Package
(Oliver Heimlich, confirmed)
10:50-11:25 t.b.a.
(Carnë, confirmed)
The future of odepkg
(Jacopo Corno)
11:25-12:00 t.b.a.
(Jordi Gutierrez Hermoso, not confirmed)
Discussion: Open source, funding, software projects as partners in scientific research projects Coupling OCS and Onelab
(Alexander Krimm and
Sebastian Schöps)
12:00-12:30 Discussion Discussion


Lunch Lunch Lunch
14:00-14:35 Octave's profiler
(Daniel Kraft, confirmed)
(Carlo De Falco, confirmed)
(Juan Pablo Carbajal, confirmed)
14:35-15:10 Writing high performance m-files
(Rik, confirmed)
Discussion: Octave in Teaching: examples, best practices
(short presentations are welcome)
Open slots or Code sprint
15:15-15:45 t.b.a.
(Kai T. Ohlhus, not confirmed)
15:45-16:00 Coffee Coffee Coffee


Code Sprint Code Sprint (optional)
Code Sprint
18:00-19:00 Dinner Dinner Dinner
19:00-20:00 Social program: a walk to the Mathildenhöhe Social program: excursion to ENUMESAT or ESOC
(not yet confirmed)
Social program: excursion to GSI
(not yet confirmed)


Child Care

TU Darmstadt is a family friendly university. If you are planning to attend OctConf with your family/children please contact us. We will be happy to help you to organize child care.


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:

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