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.
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
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
- 15 single rooms in the InterCityHotel Darmstadt (booking via e-mail or phone is recommended; code "TU Darmstadt, Octconf 2015)
- 2 rooms in the youth hostel Darmstadt
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.
(Octave Core Day)
(Open Source Day)
|Status of Octave
(John W. Eaton, not confirmed)
|Octave and Open Source in Industry
|NURBS and geoPDEs Package
(Mike Miller, confirmed)
|GMSH and GetDP in Academia and Industry
|The future of odepkg
(Jordi Gutierrez Hermoso, not confirmed)
|Discussion: Open source, funding, software projects as partners in scientific research projects||Coupling OCS and Onelab
(Alexander Krimm and
(Carlo De Falco, not confirmed)
(Juan Pablo Carbajal, confirmed)
|14:35-15:10||Writing high performance m-files
|Discussion: Octave in Teaching: examples, best practices
(short presentations are welcome)
|Open slots or Code sprint|
(Kai T. Ohlhus, not confirmed)
|Code Sprint||Code Sprint||(optional)
|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)
- Jacopo Corno
- Christophe Geuzaine
- Sebastian Schöps
- Kai T. Ohlhus
- Juan Pablo Carbajal
- Rafael Vázquez
- Mike Miller
- Daniel Risquez
- Carnë Draug
- Daniel Kraft
- Oliver Heimlich
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:
- the Graduate School CE has grated travel funds for invited speakers
- the Institute Computational Electromagnetics Labratory TEMF offers further sponsoring, e.g. for travel grants