12th DiFX Users and Developers Meeting

Bad Kötzting/Wettzell (Germany), September 3 - 7, 2018


Workshop Outline

The users meeting will take place on September 3 and 4 in the "Haus des Gastes" in the town of Bad Kötzting. A guided tour to the Geodetic Observatory Wettzell is planned for Wednesday morning which will be followed by the developers meeting in the seminar room of the observatory. A shuttle service from Bad Kötzting to the observatory and back will be provided.

The format will be similar to previous workshops, first two days will be dedicated to the presentation and interaction sessions by the interested participants. In the last three days active developers will be provided with all the facilities for forward planning, code development, and documentation.

Workshop Sessions

The users meeting will address the following topics:

  1. Fundamentals of DiFX
  2. Facility reports
  3. Technical development and future requirements
  4. Support for new backends and data formats
  5. Hardware topologies and performance

Contributions to one of these sessions or any other aspect are welcome. Please feel free to propose other sessions. You can submit one or more talks using the following form:

Timetable

Monday, Sept 3, 2018

Users meeting (9:00 - 12:30)
Lunch break (12:30 - 14:00)
Users meeting (14:00 - 17:30)

Tuesday, Sept 4, 2018

Users meeting (9:00 - 12:30)
Lunch break (12:30 - 14:00)
Users meeting (14:00 - 17:30)

Wednesday, Sept 5, 2018

Guided tour to the Wettzell observatory (9:00 - 12:30)
Lunch at observatory (12:30 - 14:00)
Developers meeting (14:00 - 17:00)

Thursday, Sept 6, 2018

Developers meeting (9:00 - 12:30)
Lunch at observatory (12:30 - 14:00)
Developers meeting (14:00 - 17:00)

Friday, Sept 7, 2018

Developers meeting (9:00 - 12:30)
End of meeting

Registration

Please register your interest to attend by using the following form:

Registration at the venue "Haus des Gastes" will open on Monday, Sept. 3, at 8:00 a.m.. Please be prepared to pay the registration fee for the users meeting in the amount of 30 Euros in cash at the registration desk. The fee covers cost of coffee breaks and the hall rental fee. You can draw money at any of the ATM machines in the vicinity of the venue (see city map).

Accommodation

The participants are asked to make their reservations at the hotels by their own. The best way is by e-mail. In case you wish to contact hotels where block reservation is made, please use the keyword "Difx Workshop" as reference, and ask for a booking confirmation. Early booking is recommended, as the number of hotel rooms in Bad Kötzting is limited. The hotels accept cash, traveler checks and major credit cards. Credit cards are usually not accepted in small hotels or pensions like "Steidl" or "Raab".

Here is a choice of accomodation in or around Bad Kötzting (prices may vary):

Hotel name Location Description Block reservation Contact
Hotel Zur Post Bad Kötzting (directly next to the venue) Hotel for 52,- Euro (single) incl. breakfast 10 rooms (single and double) Phone: +49(0)9941/6628
Fax: +49(0)9941/2604
E-mail: info@posthotel-bad-koetzting.de
Hotel Am Steinbachtal Bad Kötzting (15 min walking distance) Hotel for 42,- Euro (single) incl. breakfast - Phone: +49(0)9941/1694
Fax: +49(0)9941/8212
E-mail: info.steinbachtal@t-online.de
Landhotel Miethaner Höllenstein (10 min by car) Resort hotel for 50,- Euro (single) incl. breakfast and use of wellness facilities 12 rooms (single and double) Phone: +49(0)9941/9530
Fax: +49(0)9941/953199
E-mail: info@landhotel-miethaner.de
Pension Steidl Bad Kötzting (10 min walking distance) Pension for 45,- Euro (single) incl. breakfast 15 rooms (single and double) Phone: +49(0)9941/94250
Fax: +49(0)9941/942520
E-mail: info@pension-steidl.de
Pension Raab Bad Kötzting (10 min walking distance) Pension for 30,- Euro (single) incl. breakfast - Phone: +49(0)9941/2435
Fax: +49(0)9941/4704
E-mail: gaestehaus-raab@t-online.de
Pension Kauer Bad Kötzting (10 min walking distance) Pension for 32,- Euro (single) incl. breakfast - Phone: +49(0)9941/1262
Fax: +49(0)9941/1262
E-mail: kontakt@pension-kauer.de
Waldpension Ludwigsberg Bad Kötzting (10 min walking distance) Pension for 25,- Euro (single) incl. breakfast - Phone: +49(0)9941/1337
Fax: +49(0)9941/1337
E-mail: waldpension.ludwigsberg@freenet.de
Ferienresidenz Am Weißen Regen Bad Kötzting (3 min walking distance) Holiday flats for 48,- Euro (2 rooms) and 58,- Euro (3 rooms) per flat - Phone: +49(0)9941/1015
Fax: +49(0)9941/401660
E-mail: info@fewo-weisser-regen.de
Hotel Birkenhof Grafenwiesen (10 min by car) Resort hotel for 92,- Euro (single) incl. breakfast and use of wellness facilities - Phone: +49(0)9941/4004-0
Fax: +49(0)9941/4004-250
E-mail: info@hotel-birkenhof.de

You can use the city map of Bad Kötzting for orientation.

How to reach Bad Kötzting

From Munich airport:
  By train: Daily connections via Regensburg, Schwandorf and Cham (Oberpf.)
Last departure about 6:30 p.m.
Travel time 3.5 hours
  By car: Distance 160 km,
Travel time 2 hours
From Munich or Vienna via Plattling:
  By train: Daily connections via Gotteszell and Viechtach
Bus from Viechtach to Bad Kötzting (bus on request, confirmation required!)
Travel time 2 hours from Plattling
From Frankfurt airport:
  By train: Daily connections via Nürnberg, Schwandorf and Cham (Oberpf.)
Last departure about 4:30 p.m.
Travel time 5.5 hours
  By car: Distance 380 km,
Travel time about 4.5 hours

Train timetables and connections can be found at www.bahn.de.

Rental cars are available at the airports. From Munich airport to Bad Kötzting is 160 km requiring 2 h under normal traffic conditions. You may use the Wettzell location map for orientation.

Local Organisation

The local organization is done by the staff of the Geodetic Observatory Wettzell, in particular:

If you have any questions, please contact:

  Bundesamt für Kartographie und Geodäsie
  Geodätisches Observatorium Wettzell
  Sackenrieder Straße 25
  D-93444 Bad Kötzting
  Germany
  Phone: +49(0)9941/603-0
  Fax: +49(0)9941/603-222
  E-Mail: difx-workshop(at)fs.wettzell.de

 

Geodätisches Observatorium Wettzell | Sackenrieder Str. 25 | D-93444 Bad Kötzting
Tel.: +49-9941-603-0 | Fax.: +49-9941-603-222 | Email:webmaster@fs.wettzell.de | www.fs.wettzell.de
 
Last Update of this page: 2018-06-27