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* [[User:Andy1978|Andreas Weber]] (likely to attend but have to wait for the final okay from employer)
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* Valentin Ortega Clavero (likely to attend but have to wait for the final okay from employer)
* Valentin Ortega Clavero (likely to attend but have to wait for the final okay from employer)
* Andrea Latina

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== Funding ==

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OctConf 2017 will take place at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland for three days from March 20 through March 22. To register officially, please use the CERN conference manager Indico. In addition, *please* add your name to the Participants section of this page so we can plan appropriately.


Geneva, Switzerland


The upcoming Octconf 2017 will take place at 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. 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. 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.

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.


The information below is taken from CERN instructions. Please check that link for further details.

How to get to CERN infographics

   CERN Reception - Meyrin
   CERN - European Organization for Nuclear Research
   385 route de Meyrin
   CH-1217 Meyrin - Geneva
  • GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 46.2314284

Longitude: 6.0539718

By train

Coming from the Geneva railway station at Cornavin

Tram - Take the number 18 tram to "CERN" which is the final stop at the CERN entrance.

Ticket costs 3 CHF full-fare / 2 CHF reduced-fare (Ticket "Tout Genève" on the ticket machine).

See the TPG web site for full details.

By car

  • From Switzerland

Follow signs for "Aéroport", "Lyon" and "Meyrin".

Once you are in Meyrin, follow signs for "St. Genis" (which is just beyond the border, in France).

Before reaching St Genis, the CERN site is on your left on "Route de Meyrin", just before you reach the border.

  • From France (département of Ain)

Follow signs for "Gex" or "St. Genis". When you reach the border, CERN is on your right immediately after passing through customs.

See Parking for parking information.

By plane

Coming from the Geneva International Airport at Cointrin

Taxi - approximately 35CHF.

Bus - First take a public transport ticket from the machine you will find at the exit to the baggage collection hall, just before customs control. Then:

Option 1: Take bus Y direction "CERN" and get off at the CERN stop opposite the large Globe and the CERN site.

Option 2: Take bus 23, 28 or 57 and get off at the stop "Blandonnet" and then catch the Tram number 18, final stop "CERN".

See the TPG web site for full details.


The conference will run for three days from Monday, March 20th through Wednesday, March 22nd.

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 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.


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).

Time Monday
(General GNU Octave day)
(GNU Octave Packages day)
(Libre and Open Source Software day)
9:00-9:30 Open Slot Open Slot Unconference
9:30-10:00 Open Slot Open Slot
10:00-10:15 Coffee Coffee Coffee
10:15-10:50 Open Slot Open Slot Unconference
10:50-11:25 publish your code with Octave (Kai T. Ohlhus) Open Slot
11:25-12:00 GSoC project: ode15{i,s}
(Francesco Faccio)
Open Slot
12:00-12:30 Discussion Discussion


Lunch Lunch Lunch
14:00-14:35 Open Slot (Pleanry session: CERN main auditorium) Open Slot (Pleanry session: CERN main auditorium) Visit to CERN sites
15:45-16:00 Coffee Coffee Coffee


Code Sprint Code Sprint Organization of OctConf2018
18:00-19:00 Fondue night (alternative 1) Fondue night (alternative 2) Closing and Farewell

Poster Session

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.

Confirmed Posters:

Title Author
Fast approximation of complicated simulators JuanPi Carbajal
VSDP: Verified SemiDefinite Programming Kai T. Ohlhus


To register officially, please use the CERN conference manager Indico.


Previous OctConf

OctConf 2015

Next OctConf

OctConf 2018