Sep 6 – 9, 2011
Mont Sainte Odile
Europe/Zurich timezone
The purpose of the workshop is to bring together people working in the design of ultra-light vertex and tracking detectors based on monolithic pixel sensors, namely CMOS Pixel Sensors.
The workshop will address topics of sensor R&D and sensor integration, namely the design of ultra-light ladders, cooling, related DAQ and FEE. Moreover, questions of radiation tolerance and device simulation may be discussed.
One session concludes the EU-FP7 HadronPhysics2 research activity "Ultra-light silicon tracking and vertex detection systems" (,
The workshop should serve to exchange experiences and to search for synergies between the different vertex detector projects as carried out for example at CBM and STAR. It will take place at the monastery at the Mont Sainte-Odile close to Strasbourg / France.

Organising committee:
M. Deveaux, I. Fröhlich, J. Stroth, M.Winter
Conference secretary:
M. Frey, Tel: +49 69 798 47023, Mail:
Local support team:
J. Baudot, N. Chon-Sen, A. Geromitsos, C. Hu-Guo, S. Senyukov, G. Voutsinas, M. Winter
Mont Sainte Odile
Hôtel du Mont Sainte Odile, 67530 OTTROTT, France
Conference location:
The Mont Sainte Odile ( is located near Strasbourg in Alsace/France. Being situated at the border of the valley of the Rhine, the mountain provieds an outstanding view over the landscape.
The monastery was initially founded in the 7th century and was rebuilt beginning of the 17th century. It is considered as one of the touristic highlights of the region.
Attending the conference:
Please note that, due to the limited space available at the conference site, attendence is by invitation only.
Traveling information:
By car:
The preferable way to access the Mont Sainte Odile is by car. Google-Maps will find the location if you search for Mont Sainte Odile, 67530 Ottrott, France. The hotel provides a number of parking places. Moreover, further public parking places for tourists are available.
By public transport (Plane/Train):
The Mont Sainte Odile is located only 25 km from the international airport Strasbourg-Entzheim. Moreover, the nearest train station (Obernai) may be reached from the international airport of Frankfurt/Main within 3.5 hours and 2.5 hours from the international airport of Basel/Bale.
The website of Deutsche Bahn ( will provide you the necessary information on train/bus connections.
However, the location is not connected to public transport during the week and might be best reached by car.
A shuttle from/to the train station of Obernai and the Airport Strasbourg-Entzheim is available on request. If needed, please tick the box "Shuttle from/to public transport needed" during registration. Moreover, please write a mail with your detailed traveling plans to "" and "".