February 8, 2012
Europe/Zurich timezone
The EMI project and CERN in collaboration with several other projects are organizing a workshop at CERN to discuss about the ScienceSoft initiative and start defining more in details what it should be and do, what structure it should have, what legal form, mandate, scope, funding streams, etc, etc. The workshop is open to anybody with an interest in open source software for scientific applications who would like to actively contribute to the discussion and be part of the initial definition of this initiative. If you do not have a valid CERN account, you can create a lightweight account to be used with the registration page at: https://account.cern.ch/account/Externals/ More info on ScienceSoft can be found at (please note that this web site is still a bit work in progress): http://cern.ch/sciencesoft
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The workshop will take place in building 513-1-024.  A shuttle is operating on the CERN site, please consult the timetable for more information.

Information on how to reach CERN can be found at the following web page. Please note that visitors will need a badge to get onto the CERN campus. (If you are not already registered at CERN, please remember to tick the visitor's card box when registering for the workshop). Visitor cards will be available in the CERN reception (building 33) the day of your arrival.

If you need to book accomodation for your stay, there are various options. One option is to stay at the CERN hostel which offers very basic rooms with shower and WC on the CERN campus. Please make sure you book early, as the hostel is often fully booked months in advance.

A list of hotels offering preferential rates to CERN in neighbouring France and around Geneva can be found here and the team managing the CERN hostel can help you book a room in one of those (feel free to contact them by email or by phone to do so). A full list of hotels in Geneva can be found at the Geneva tourism web page. Please note that hotels on the French side of the boarder are easiest reached by car as public transport is scarce.

To obtain a wireless access during your stay, you need to register your laptop. Please go to the following web page . The contact person should be Florida Estrella(IT-DI).

If you have any further questions, please contact Kristina.Gunne@cern.ch