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We are happy to announce the upcoming Octave Conference 2017 to be held at CERN , near Geneva, Switzerland, from March 20th until March 22nd. Octave  is a fundamental tool of analysis and research for hundreds of CERN scientists and, like CERN, promotes values of openness, cooperation, diversity, quality and commitment.
The three-day event will be an opportunity for sharing experiences, planning the future of Octave and promoting its use among the scientific community and beyond. There will two open sessions on Monday and Tuesday showcasing Octave and some interesting and successful Octave stories.
We are working out the details of the programme, and the call for contributions and abstract is still open. You are all invited to submit an abstract and present your experience with Octave at the conference!
We are hopeful that the key members of the Octave development team will make it, both from oversea and from Europe. You can find more updated information on the programme in the CERN's OctConf webpage  and in the Wiki page .
Please use the registration form below to register your attendance. Early registrations are preferable to help us on the logistics side. Please contact us with recommendations and if you have any further ideas, recommendations or particular wishes.
The conference is free of charge, however donations (e.g. to support the travel of developers from oversea) are welcome. Details can be found in the Octave wiki .
We look forward to seeing you at OctConf 2017!
The local organising committee:
Andrea Latina, BE-ABP-LAT
John Evans, IT-CDA-AD
Melissa Gaillard, IT-DI
The conference will take place in the CERN's main site (Meyrin). You can try your luck and search for an accommodation in one of the CERN Hostels.
Should the CERN hostels be full, or should you prefer to stay in Geneva, we advise you to consult your favourite on-line booking portal (www.booking.com, www.tripadvisor.com, www.trivago.com, www.expedia.com etc.) and to contact the hotel directly in order to identify the lowest tariff available for CERN users and collaborators (preferential tariffs may apply in some cases).
Hotels in the vicinity of "Gare Cornavin" (Geneva's main railway station), or along "Route de Meyrin", are particularly recommended. Tram number 18 links Gare Cornavin to CERN in 20' (see timetable on the TPG's webpage at this link).
Notice that, by staying in hotel, youth hostel or at a campsite, you are entitled to receive a personal and non transferable Geneva Transport Card for free, which will allow you to use the whole public transportation system of Geneva for the length of your stay for free. This includes buses, trams, trains, and yellow taxi-boats - Mouettes. Just ask for it upon arrival on the reception.
 https://indico.cern.ch/event/609833 (this page!)